Get familiar with horizontal bending

Horizontal bending presses are suitable for many operations, including straightening, punching, shearing and bending.

These machines might not see as much use as a corner notcher or press brake, but for the angle bending of cleats, bracketry and small parts, a horizontal press can handle thicker materials and deliver genuine production line efficiency, reports Selmach Machinery.
The Selmach range is built around two different presses. Firstly there is the Morgan Rushworth HBM range, which is both capable and adaptable with seven different capacities. The range extends from the HBM 10/150, featuring a maximum pressure of 10 tonnes and a tooling height of 150 mm, up to the HMB 100/300, a machine that offers 100 tonnes maximum pressure, a 10 kW motor and, like all the models in the range, a 10 mm/sec working and return speed.
Selmach also offers the SIMASV hydraulic range. These top of the line machines combine power with ease of use, thanks to hydraulic cylinders located below the table, giving a spacious working area that lets users perform enclosed bends without colliding with the machine’s frame. The four models in the SIMASV range offer capacities from 22 to 100 tonnes, with rapid-change tool pins, a large range of specialised tooling and quiet operation.
The company has found over time that the most popular bending presses tend to fall in the 10-40 tonne capacity range.
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