Shearing

Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.

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W.A. Whitney schedules open house

March 7, 2006

W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, Ill., will host an open house at its facility April 19 and 20 to showcase its equipment and new products from all MegaFab divisions.Educational seminars, equipment...

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18-guage shear has 6.8 amps

January 10, 2006

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. has introduced the model 6852-20 18-gauge shear with a 6.8-amp, 0- to 2,500-SPM motor for control in straight cutting applications.The shear features an ergonomic tactile...

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Shear is both portable and stationary

December 13, 2005

Metabo Corp. offers the Ku 6872, a 16-ga. shear that functions as a portable or stationary tool. The shear is suitable for burr-free cutting, shearing, and trimming of sheet metal.The unit mounts...

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Ironworker tooling engineered for longer life, improved hole quality

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...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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Hydraulic shears have 52- to 157-in. shearing lengths

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...

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Flanger/shear machine works with both flat, crowned heads, circles

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...

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Getting control of your cut-to-length line

July 11, 2002

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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.

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Cutting structural steel to length; The sheer facts of shear tooling and processes

February 28, 2002

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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.

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Analyzing shear features

July 26, 2001

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Understanding shears is a matter of understanding shear features, including design and drive systems. This article offers information about evaluating shears and includes a list of 20 enhancements and explains each of them.

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Material Handling on Squaring Shears

June 13, 2001

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Proper material handling equipment in front of and in back of utmost importance to your operation. Its impact on operator comfort and safety should not be minimized.

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8 ways to keep your shear in top shape

April 10, 2001

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Improving uptime and reducing maintenance when using shears for high production could mean following a few key steps.

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