March 12, 2012
Scotchman Industries is installing a new hydraulic system in three of its Dual Operator model ironworkers. According to the company, the change increases the machines' cycle times by more than 40 percent.
The hydraulic system is designed to ensure full hydraulic pressure and speed to both operators, so that one worker can operate the punching station while another worker runs a different tooling station without delay.
According to the company, the previous hydraulic system pumped 6.42 GPM; the new system pumps 9.06 GPM.
The 120-, 135-, and 150-ton models have received the improved hydraulic system. Each machine features a tool table with standard punch, angle shear, flat bar shear, and notcher.