Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.
October 11, 2005
Piranha has introduced a new line of ironworker tooling engineered to provide longer life and improved hole quality for both standard and special shapes, the company reports.The tooling is suitable...
February 8, 2005
Pinnacle Machinery offers fixed-rake, swing-beam hydraulic squaring shears in capacities from 14 ga. to 1-in. mild steel, with shearing lengths from 52 in. to 157 in.The shears come with a two-axis...
October 12, 2004
Cole-Tuve offers a flanger/shear machine for both flat and crowned heads and circles.Capacities are 5/16-in. mild steel and 3/16-in. stainless steel, up to 177 in. (14 ft. 9 in.) in diameter. Both the...
July 11, 2002
There are many factors to consider when selecting a drive and control system for a cut-to-length line. After choosing the line, you need to choose the drive, calculate the load inertia, calculate the feeder speed, and choose a motion controller.
February 28, 2002
This article discusses the tooling and shearing processes used for cutting structural steel elements. It mentions the materials and heat-treating processes used to manufacture the knives (tooling) and two different shearing processes - - single-cut and double-cut. It also discusses the challenges presented by structural items that do not have uniform profiles, such as channels and I-beams.