Shearing customizes existing sheets by turning them into rectangles, squares, or other manageable sizes, also known as blanks, for the ease of further manufacturing. This custom metal cutting is generally done with a squaring, or guillotine shear.
The shear's backstop is set to a specified distance and with the material butted against it. A set of hydraulic rams then lower and clamp the material to the machine's body. The upper cutting blade drops down, shearing the material against the machine’s lower blade.
Our guillotine shear is ideal for cutting down oversized sheets. The Durma SBT 3006 provides the accuracy and control needed to shear metal sheets into blanks. Doing so helps prevent distortion on metal products at later fabrication steps.