What materials can be cut with a hydraulic swing beam shear?

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This hydraulic swing beam shear is a powerful machine for cutting a wide variety of materials in the manufacturing and metalworking industries. They are designed to cut material with a clean, precise edge and are known for their efficiency and accuracy. But what materials can be cut with a hydraulic pendulum shear?

Capability overview

Hydraulic Swing Beam Shears are designed to cut material by applying force to the blade in an oscillating motion. The blades of the scissors are mounted on arms that rotate around a fixed point, allowing them to move in long arcs and cut through material. A hydraulic system powers the movement of the blade, and the force applied to the material is determined by the hydraulic pressure and the angle of attack of the blade.

The types of materials that can typically be cut with a hydraulic guillotine shear include metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and mild steel. These metals can be cut in various thicknesses, depending on the size of the machine and the specific blade used. In addition to metal, hydraulic pendulum shears can also cut plastic, rubber and other non-metallic materials.

Common Materials Cut Using

aluminum

Aluminum is a commonly used material in many industries, including aerospace, automotive and construction. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and has good thermal and electrical conductivity. Aluminum can be cut with a hydraulic oscillating beam shear with a clean, precise edge. The thickness of aluminum that can be cut depends on the size of the machine and the specific blade used, but generally ranges from 0.5mm to 20mm.

brass

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc used in many applications including plumbing, electrical and decorative purposes. It is known for its corrosion resistance, high thermal conductivity and attractive golden appearance. Brass can be cut with a hydraulic oscillating beam shear, but it requires sharp blades and slower cutting speeds to avoid damaging the surface of the material. The brass thickness that can be cut ranges from 0.5mm to 10mm.

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copper

Copper is a soft, malleable metal widely used in wires, pipes and other industrial applications. It has excellent thermal and electrical conductivity and is corrosion resistant. Copper can be cut with a hydraulic oscillating beam shear with a smooth, clean edge. Cuttable copper thickness ranges from 0.5mm to 8mm.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is a commonly used material in many industries including automotive, construction and food processing. It is known for its strength, corrosion resistance and attractive appearance. Stainless steel can be cut using hydraulic oscillating beam shears, but it requires sharp blades and slower cutting speeds than other materials to avoid damaging the surface of the material. The thickness of stainless steel that can be cut varies from 0.5mm to 16mm.

mild steel

Mild steel is a commonly used material in the manufacturing and construction industries. It is known for its strength, durability and economy. Mild steel can be cut with a hydraulic swing beam shear that has a clean, smooth edge. The mild steel thickness that can be cut ranges from 0.5mm to 25mm.

Materials that may be difficult to cut with hydraulic swing beam shears

While hydraulic pendulum shears are capable of cutting a wide variety of materials, cutting certain materials with this type of machine can present challenges. Here are some materials that can be difficult to cut with hydraulic pendulum shears:

hardened steel

Hardened steel is a type of steel that has been heat-treated to increase its hardness and strength. It is commonly used in applications requiring high durability, such as tools, machinery and automotive parts. Due to the hardness of hardened steel, it is difficult to cut hardened steel with this shear. The blade may dull more quickly, and the material may chip or crack more easily.

titanium

Titanium is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal commonly used in aerospace, medical and other high-performance applications. It is known for its high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. Titanium can be cut using a hydraulic oscillating beam shear, but it requires sharp blades and slower cutting speeds than other materials to avoid damaging the surface of the material.

hard plastic

Hard plastics, such as polycarbonate and acrylic, can be difficult to cut with hydraulic swing beam shears. These materials may chip or crack during cutting, resulting in uneven or jagged edges. Different cutting methods or tools may be required to achieve precise cuts.

Factors Affecting Cutting Ability

Several factors can affect the ability of a hydraulic oscillating beam shear to shear certain materials. These factors include:

  • Blade material and sharpness: The type of blade used and its sharpness can affect the quality of the cut and the ability of the machine to cut certain materials.
  • Blade Angle and Clearance: The angle at which the blade is positioned and the clearance between the blade and the material being cut affects the force applied to the material and the quality of the cut.
  • Hydraulics: The hydraulics used to drive the blade movement can affect the force applied to the material and the ability of the machine to cut certain materials.
  • Cutting Speed: The speed at which the material is cut can affect the quality of the cut and the ability of the machine to cut certain materials.

Properly maintained and calibrated machines help optimize cutting performance and ensure clean, precise cuts.

In conclusion

This hydraulic swing beam shear is a versatile machine capable of cutting a variety of materials with clean, precise edges. The types of materials that can be cut with a shear include metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and mild steel, as well as plastics and other non-metallic materials. Materials that may be difficult to cut with a hydraulic guillotine shear include hardened steel, titanium, and hard plastics.

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