At Kloeckner Metals UK we offer our clients a high-quality punch and shear processing service. Using our newly introduced fittings machine we can process flat and angle steel in various thicknesses to deliver parts for construction applications.
What is the Process?
Punching is the process by which the surface of the material is penetrated using a very strong force. The material that needs processed is placed between the punch and the die and the punch is pressed through the material by means of a strong force provided by a hydraulic cylinder.
Shearing on the other hand is the process by which the material is penetrated by a blade, again using a very strong force. Two blades are used, a fixed blade and a movable blade and the material is placed in between the two. The movable blade is pressed through the material with great force exerted by a hydraulic cylinder.
Benefits of the Punch & Shear Process
Punching and shearing has many benefits:
- An economical solution for various applications
- High production capacity
- Uninterrupted feed and removal of material (all in a single pass)
- Very long tool life (up to 10,000 holes)
- Low tool costs
- Accurate positioning (no movement possible during processing)
- Minimal scrap material
- Very clean production process (no swarf, no fumes).
Our Machine and its Capability
At Kloeckner we use top-of-the-line machinery to deliver the highest quality of punching and shearing services for our clients across various industries. Our machines can process flat steel from 50×5 up to 500×25 and angle steel from 50x50x5 up to 160x160x15.
Punch & Shear Products
Using our extensive stock of plate, flat bar and angle profiles we can punch and shear brackets, gussets, rectangles and squares. Our extensive in-house capabilities also allow us to profile and drill fittings to produce flanges, rings and other shapes to Execution class 4.
We also have the capability to provide de-burring of individual punched holes in plates. For the de-burring service or any other irregular and custom punch requests, please contact our team who will help with your customised request.
Why Choose Kloeckner?
Quality and Safety come first at Kloeckner and our processing services are some of the best available in the industry. We only use state-of-the-art machinery for all our processing services and work with the best in the industry to provide unique solutions for every need. We can handle high volume with ease due to our committed team.