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Automated Angle Shear (60° Angle Capability)
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Flat Rock, Michigan

Flat Rock Metal has a unique piece of equipment that allows for an optimum processing approach to producing specific blank configurations common to many automotive laser welded blanks. The blank configuration is rectangular at one end and trapezoidal at the other. Some refer to this blank configuration as a “half trap”.

Our approach is to multi-blank to a double length rectangular blank and then to process the individual double length blank on the high speed, automated angle shear in a one sheet in/two blanks out method. The ability to start with wide master coils, multi-blank in a three, four, five or six out process and then a two out angle shear reduces cost as a result of the more productive processes, elimination of potential tooling costs and potential reduction in steel/size extras, etc. The Angle Shear is flexible and can process blanks with any angle up to a 60° cut. Most oscillating shear lines are limited to 30° angles.

The line was designed and manufactured by Flat Rock Metal’s own Engineering, Maintenance and Operations Departments. Like other sheet fed process lines at Flat Rock Metal, it is an automated line with pneumatic de-stacking and magnetic blank conveyors and stacking systems. The actual gauging and dimensional control system of the angle shear cut is unique and is patented in both the United States as well as Canada.

After stacking, the lifts can be turned over if necessary on a pack turner that was installed in-line. Most of these blank configurations are normally a left/right type part that requires one of the stacks to be turned.

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MINIMUM ANGLE: 0°
MAXIMUM ANGLE: 60°

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MINIMUM WIDTH: 12” @ 0°
                                 12” @ 60°

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MAXIMUM WIDTH: 48” @ 0°
                                  36” @ 60°

MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 24” Bundle (including dunnage)
MAXIMUM GAUGE: 0.200” @ 50,000 psi


 
 
 
 

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