This company has introduced a new heavy-duty version of its Boss Shear modified to handle 16-gauge steel. The new model cuts with yield strength in the 40,000-pounds-per-square-inch range and runs 48-inch wide coils at the same 10-parts/200-feet-per-minute speed as the standard-model shear, which is rated for 18-gauge steel. Like its counterpart, the new shear uses a high-speed, closed-loop flying shear mechanism to achieve fast, close-tolerance shearing, according to the company. Length and batch information can be entered at the control station or downloaded from a remote computer. There are no hydraulic functions.
The Bradbury Group, 1200 E. Cole, P.O. Box 667, Moundridge, KS 67107; www.bradburygroup.com.
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September 1, 2006