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Types of Shearing Machines


Shearing machines are the ideal equipment for many industrial and commercial applications, like cutting fabrics, scrap metals, and sheets. They come in various shapes and sizes, to suit different needs and budgets.

Guillotine Shearing Machine

The guillotine shearing machine is a type of cutting machine used to cut materials into thin strips or sheets. It operates on the principle of a swinging blade mounted on a rotating arm that slices material against a stationary bed. The guillotine shearing machine has two clamping arms mounted vertically along both sides of the upper beam which guide the material during cutting and hold it firmly in position. The blade is mounted at an angle to provide maximum cutting power with minimal effort.

The guillotine shearing machine can be used to cut sheet metal, textiles, paper and rubber with great accuracy. It can also be used for punching holes, making slits and embossing. The blade’s speed, pressure and cutting angle can be controlled to achieve the desired finish and thickness.

Swing Beam Shearing Machine

The swing beam shearing machine is a hydraulic shearing machine that uses a rotary shear mechanism. This type of machine is commonly used for cutting sheet materials like plate steel, aluminum and stainless steel. The blades of this machine are generally long-lasting due to the hardened surfaces they have.

This type of machine works by clamps holding the workpiece during the shearing process while one of the blades swings into a fixed-stop to cut off the material. The adjustable multi-fingered clamps and blade holder provide accurate shearing results with minimal burring. Additionally, the closely spaced fingers make sure that thin material does not shift during operation. The power operated knob makes the shearing process easier as it allows the adjustment of cut size without any additional tools.

Flying Shear Shearing Machine

The flying shear shearing machine is a type of machine used to cut materials at much higher speeds than other conventional shearing machines. As the name suggests, this machine uses two independent shearing plates, one moving and one stationary, which move in an oval pattern across the material. This mechanism allows for faster and more precise cuts in a shorter period of time.

This type of machine is best suited for high volume production of horizontal/vertical curved edges, slots, and straight lines in thin material, as well as thick materials. It is also capable of producing narrow strips and slitless, continuous clean cuts.

Price Differences

Shearing machines range in price depending on their type and specifications. Guillotine shearing machines typically range from $1500 – $9000 US dollars, while swing beam shearing machines range from $3000 -$20,000 US dollars. Flying shear machines tend to be much more expensive, ranging from $30,000 – 90,000 US dollars.

In conclusion, there are several types of shearing machines available for sale for different purposes, such as guillotine, swing beam, and flying shear machines. Each of these machines can cut materials efficiently and accurately, but the biggest factor when determining price is how much power and speed each machine provides.

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