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Many factors other than just thickness determine the force required to bend steel. In order to answer this question one must first determine the “yield strength” of the steel to be bent (the higher the yield strength the greater the force required to create permanent deformation to the steel). One must next determine the size, more specifically the length of the bend line as that will determine how much area a given pressure must be applied across (the longer the bend line the greater the overall force is required to bend the material). Finally one must determine the desired radius of the bend in order to select tooling options that also factor into the calculations required to determine the needed force to bend steel. As a general rule, the minimum bend radius should not be less than 4 times the material thickness; however, this will go up with harder materials. The larger the radius is the wider the block opening can be and the bigger the punch radius can be which reduces required force to make a bend. All said, if your project requires plate bending our 750 Ton 5 Axis CNC press break may be able to get the job done, please feel free to send your inquiry through our CONNECT WITH DELTA link!
Spectacle Blinds are used when a valve cannot be installed to control the flow in pipe lines due to space restrictions, spectacle blinds are less in cost and smaller than valves.
Hold-down pipe clamps are the perfect solution for applications when you need to either anchor the pipe into position, or allow for axial movement of the pipe itself.
A hot shoe is a type of insulated pipe shoe/support that cradles the pipe, and is intended to withstand extremely high temperatures of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Installing non-metallic wear pads is the simplest way to protect both your piping and clamps from metal-on-metal friction that could eventually lead to corrosion. You can also use a neoprene lining at the area wear the clamp meets the pipe.