A metal cutting machine is a machine tool used to cut metal and iron plates. The machine usually uses a large amount of electrical energy.
Different types of sheet metal shearing machines and their features
The sheet metal cutters and sheet metal shear cutters are equipped with a nozzle to blow oxygen, compressed air, and N2 gas at the exit of the beam to increase the cutting speed and smoothness. Due to the small output energy, it is mainly used for punching and placing welds as well as thin plate-cutting. Metal shear cutters and hydraulic sheet metal shears have a green laser beam that can be used in the form of continuous waves. It has a short wavelength and good condensation properties. It is effective for precision machining, especially for sub-pulse processing. It can also be used for cutting, welding, and lithography. The metal shear machine has the advantage that it can cut aluminum and copper plates as well as non-ferrous metal materials that cannot be cut by other machines. The sheet metal cutters machine has a wavelength of 1.06 um and is not easily absorbed by non-metals, so it cannot cut non-metallic materials as the photoelectric conversion rate of laser fibers is as low as 25%. However, there are advantages of fiber lasers in terms of electricity consumption and supporting cooling systems are quite beneficial. The electric sheet metal cutters and guillotine shear for the metal have a high photoelectric conversion rate and low power consumption and can be used for fine cutting, which is the fastest laser cutting machine equipped with a small slit for good spot quality.
How to use a sheet metal shearing machine
Make sure to wear a set of complete protective equipment, such as masks, gloves, goggles, and work shoes. Install the object to be cut in the chuck and make sure the size limits, length, and angle of inclination are correct. Lock it firmly so that the object does not come loose or move when it is being cut. After that, plug the power cable into the available power source and make sure the cable position is not close to the cutting edge. When ready, press the switch to start the machine and wait until the rotation of the metal shear and brake stabilizes.