A high strength Flying Shear, which was installed by Georg UK during a client’s Christmas shutdown in 2019, is surpassing predicted production targets.
Georg UK engineers recently carried out an inspection of their Flying Shear which was installed at John Tainton’s decoiling plant in Kidderminster, Worcestershire in December 2019. The machine, which is capable of cutting sheets up to 6mm in gauge, 2000mm wide with Yield Strengths up to 600 N/mm2, has surpassed the predicted production rate.
John Tainton is a specialist supplier of fully flattened, strip mill, mild steel sheets and plates, processing and distributing high quality steel for a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland.
Richard Wandless, Operations Director at John Tainton, said:
“Our old Shear machine was a stop/start design which limited the Lines’ production capability. Following an increase in demand for medium gauge sheets, we invested in a new Georg Flying Shear to increase production rates. We’re delighted with our investment, especially as production has increased by 30% on the Line.”
Clive Beese, Sales Director at Georg UK, added:
“The original target was to increase the production rate by around 20% so it’s excellent news that this target had been surpassed. The project has been successful and a valued customer has seen a speedy return on their investment.”
During the recent inspection, the Flying Shear was thoroughly checked with particular attention given to the AC Servo Drives and Linear Ballscrew assemblies. This system controls the acceleration, deceleration and speed matching of the Shear relative to the material passing through it. Once the speeds are synchronised the Shear cuts through the material then returns to its home position ready to process the next sheet. During this period the material is running continuously at a monitored speed.
Clive Beese said:
“Checking the system is particularly important in maintaining the accuracy of the final sheet cut length. Minor recalibration can be carried out to ensure the length accuracy and Shear Blade life is optimised.”
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