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Guillotine vs. Swing Beam Shear

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Guillotine Shear A guillotine shear is a machine that can shear or cut various materials with a guillotine design. The word “guillotine” is associated with a blade that drops along a vertical track. This type of machine was primarily used in familiar history as a method of execution, particularly in the French Revolution, but the   …Continue Reading


Rebar Cutting and Bending on the Job

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Save time and money. Steel used to reinforce concrete is known as rebar. It is usually made from carbon steel and the ridges on its surface are there to reinforce the anchoring into the concrete as well as help balancing the load between concrete and steel. Together, rebar and concrete, prevent the concrete from collapsing.   …Continue Reading


MG Plate Rolls vs the Need of Special Alloy Rolls

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Special alloy rolls are necessary when there is a need to roll a relatively tight diameter on a machine where the standard roll is too large. The question is, however, should you really choose a special alloy roll or should you consider an option that gives you the benefits of the alloy roll but doesn’t   …Continue Reading


Why is MG’s Rolling Geometry Better than Competitors’

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When comparing bending machines, the following items are critical: Capacity of bending Accuracy of its products Ease of operation Customer references Other functions, such as maintenance and protection etc. CAPACITY OF BENDING The capacity of bending includes pre-bending capacity and also bending capacity based on minimum diameter (we do not consider pre-bending anything longer than   …Continue Reading


MG Swing Arms & Parallelism Control Compared to Other Systems

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Below is an example of a machine using linear guides (left) and one using MG swing arm guides (right). Linear guides have been used for hundreds of years so most manufactures take it as a given to use them in their machine design. However, time marches on and so do designs. The MG machine is   …Continue Reading


Comparing 4-rolls vs 3-rolls – Advantages & Disadvantages

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COMPARING FOUR ROLLS VS THREE ROLLS – WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES Four-roll technology has been around almost since the turn of the century: however, it was impractical, as the improved production did not justify the costs. With the advances in Fluid Technology this has changed dramatically. It is now possible to buy a   …Continue Reading


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