WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada - Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd. recently was named a new exclusive distributor for Allsteel press brakes and shears in Western Canada, as well as the U.S. Allsteel has manufactured machines in Canada for the past 35 years.

Press brakes range from 30 in., 15 tons to 26 ft., 1,200 tons, with optional CNC back gauges available from the factory, or retrofit back gauges. A patented linkage system provides full tonnage anywhere along the ram, proving the customer with maximum flexibility and multi-tool setup capability. The linkage system has the advantage of parallel ram movement regardless of off-center loading without complex hydraulic balancing systems.

Shears range from 4 ft., 10 ga. capacity to 24 ft., 1-in. capacity and include a CNC or "go to" back gauge.

Empire also carries Lockformer, Roper Whitney, Gary, Western Arctronics and other lines of high quality metal fabricating equipment. For a free catalog contact the company at 800-665-8089 or