Impact Steel’s shearline equipment is capable of processing cut shapes and formations including blanking, piercing and trimming. Shearing, is generally used for blanking out smaller sections, or ‘cut-outs’ from larger sheet stock to prepare for succeeding processes.
At Impact Steel our array of advanced shearing proficiencies ensure that your project’s specific requirements are guaranteed to be met.
We ensure maintenance operations are regularly scheduled in order to process our steel to the highest standards. The sharpness of all metal fabricating tools must be sustained to ensure consistency in our final products. It is also important to have a knowledgeable processing team carrying out your shearing operations. We can guarantee a superb cut quality with relatively fast turnaround times.
The bottom line is that for any project, you need a quality product with a quality edge. There are components of the shearing process that have to be accurate and fully controlled to avoid errors. With over 25 years in the industry, Impact Steel can provide this expertise reassuring customers we’re the supplier you can trust.
This is why we’re renowned Australia-wide for our reliability, repeatability and flexibility. Our operations have a strong reputation for being cost-efficient and value-based, making our clients the number one priority.
The sheet or coil metal is fed through the shearline machine which consists of uncoiling, shearing then recoiling. It applies a substantial amount of force to the sheet steel. Once the shear strength of the steel has been exhausted, the steel ultimately is cut.
Depending on the material and its thickness, a clearance is made available to assist with the processing. This clearance is generally selected between 2% and 10% of the sheets thickness. This is of highest importance when adjusting settings in accordance with requirements. In order for the sheet to be cut to perfection, blades need to be set 100% correctly. It is a vital part of the steel making procedure which in most cases, provides foundational parts for other structural components.
The minimum and maximum gauge capabilities range from 0.40mm to 3.00mm for Carbon, and 0.55mm to 2.00mm for Stainless.
It will serve a coil width of up 1540mm with a minimum width of 370mm.
The coil’s diameter must not exceed 1500mm or a mass of 11.5 tonne.
Recoiler – 610.00mm
Uncoiler – 760.00mm
Sheets under 2440mm use a tolerance of +/- 1.00mm.
Sheets over 2440mm use a tolerance of +/- 5.00mm.
Due to the nature of our shearline operation, it provides customers with excellent lead-time flexibility.
We can provide cut-outs of nominated dimensions for a competitive, cost-effective price. A primary element of our processes is waste management and reduction. You can be rest-assured our shearing operation will economically minimise any wastage, saving both us and you money.
The shearline machine produces a flat sheet making it easier for clients to utilise. It offers precision shearing technique that economically cuts, leaving minimal wastage. Our equipment is also capable of shearing or blanking multiple sheets simultaneously. At Impact Steel, we continually strive to deliver consistent, clean fractures when processing our products eliminating the potential for burred edges.
Below are photos of our team executing the shearline process. Our images offer a closer look at the action, showing how specific components of the shearline machine craft the sheet.
We provide full traceability systems for every supplied product.
Please see our PEC Applicator page for further information on the final stages of the steel making process.