A shearing machine is a machine that cuts or shears material, most commonly sheet metal, by passing it between two opposing blades.
An over crank shearing machine is a type of mechanical shearing machine that uses a crank mechanism to power the cutting blades. The over crank shearing machine provides a smooth and consistent cutting action, which is ideal for cutting relatively thin sheet metal. Over crank shearing machines are typically used for cutting sheet metal up to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
The main components of an over crank shearing machine are:
The cutting blades:
The cutting blades are made of hardened steel and are designed to cut through the material without damaging it.
The crank mechanism:
The crank mechanism powers the cutting blades and provides a smooth and consistent cutting action.
The worktable is the surface on which the sheet metal is placed.
The safety guard:
The safety guard protects the operator from the moving parts of the machine.
Over crank shearing machines are relatively easy to operate. The operator simply places the sheet metal on the work table and then aligns the cutting blades with the desired cutting line.
The operator then turns on the machine and the crank mechanism powers the cutting blades through the material.