Used Ironworker Machines
All ironworker machines perform multiple functions. But the primary differences between the different ironworker machines are which functions the machine performs, the accessories the machine comes with, and the size of material it can accommodate.
Prominent ironworker machine brands include Scotchman, Piranha, Pedinghaus, GEKA, and Edwards. When looking at Ironworker pricing a Ironworker machine can run anywhere from $3000 to $15,000 depending on the brand, model, age, condition, and available components.
Ironworker machine functions
All ironworker machines can perform one or more of the following actions:
Punching is the act of forcing a tool through a material in order to create a hole. A die on the opposite side of the material is used to provide support and prevent excessive shearing. Punches come in different sizes and shapes depending on the nature of the application.
Shearing, aka die cutting, is when a piece of a material is cut from the main body without chipping, melting, or burning, which may affect the properties of the material. The shear is made by forcing two metal blades past each other similar to how scissors function.
Different shearing tools are used depending on the type of shear or dimensions of the material required. For example, shears can be applied to either sheet metal or to steel bars, and applied perpendicular to the material or at an angle.
Notching is a type of shearing process where a section of metal is removed from the outer section of the parent material. This is normally applied to sheet metal, bar stock, or tubes. It's normally used for in situations where the metal woud be awkward to drill. A notching workstation on an ironworker machine can make notches of different angles.
Ironworker machine safety
Ironworker machines are designed to be as safe as possible, but you need to make sure your workshop is set up according to proper safety procedures and guidelines. Most materials that go through the ironworker machines can be up to 20 feet long, and so this is the minimum distance your safety boundaries should cover.
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