Posts Tagged ‘shear’

A Guillotine Shear vs A Swing Beam Shear

Saturday, March 31st, 2012


The most important factor in providing a precision cut, is the manner in which the upper blade cuts though material from beginning to the end of the cut  A Guillotine drive system insures that the upper blade crosses down in a straight line from directly above  the work piece.  From the beginning of the cut all the way to the end of cut, the relationship of the upper blade to material never changes.guill1 A Guillotine Shear vs A Swing Beam Shear


In direct opposition to this  a swing beam pivots from the side of the end frames and brings the ram down in an arc of a “swing” (like a welding helmet coming down over your face). This causes the relationship of the top blade to the work piece t change throughout the entire cut. Because the blade comes down in an arc, the cut is distorted from the beginning of the cut all the way through the cut.

swing beam A Guillotine Shear vs A Swing Beam Shear

LVD Strippit CS Series Shears Outstanding Features and Benefits

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

shear LVD Strippit CS Series Shears Outstanding Features and BenefitsMachine control:

Heavy steel guard protecting the control station

Handle on foot pedal for easy movement

Motorized back gauge with digital readout (MM or Inch)

Adjustable rake angle to minimize blank twist

Adjustable blade gap and pitch angle to minimize cut burr

Adjustable length of cut to reduce cycle time when cutting shorter partsAuto/Semi auto cycle to prevent half cuts from letting the foot pedal up too soon

Illuminated cutting zone to see part or scribed lines

Plate holders:

Self adjusting hydraulic hold downs for quiet operation

5 inch spacing at each end for narrow parts

Nylon pads to prevent markingManifold mounting for easy maintenance


4 edge high carbon high chrome blades (modified high carbon high chrome on ½” shear)

Adjustable blade holder to eliminate shimming after grinding the blades

Work table:

Recessed table to prevent items from getting pushed into cutting zoneTable rods to create hand pockets in table to handle plates

Ball transfers to facilitate moving heavy plates

Squaring arm can be mounted at either end


Roller guided ram to minimize maintenance

Spring loaded ram to protect against damage

Cut blank removal:Rear chute to evacuate blanks from under back gauge for easy removal

Back gauge:

Power operated back gauge with jog buttonBall screw back gauge drive to improve accuracy

Alignment screws for re-referencing back gauge bar

Back gauge retraction to prevent blank stick

Operator safety:2 mushroom headed emergency stop buttons

Fixed finger guard protection

Top and front sheet metal covers

Optional rear protection


Tool kit includedGrease gun included


LVD Strippit – MVS Guillotine Shears

Monday, February 21st, 2011

shear control LVD Strippit   MVS Guillotine Shears

MVS guillotine shears provide high productivity in a rugged, easy-to-use machine featuring a touch screen control to simplify programming. MVS shears accurately cut a range of material types and tensile strengths using down acting hydraulic cylinders for reliable shearing force.

shear LVD Strippit   MVS Guillotine Shears

MVS shears offer the ease of touch screen control programming via a 10″ TFT color screen mounted on a swivel arm. Programming parameters are quickly and easily entered at the machine. Blade clearance and cutting angle are automatically calculated based on material and thickness. Programs are conveniently stored on a USB memory stick with 64 MB capacity.

Optional features include sheet supports and conveyor systems.

TD Machine Tools becomes Distributor for LVD Group / Strippit

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2010 was the start date for TD Machine Tools as the exclusive Distributor for the LVD Group / Strippit Group in Southern California. With great pride , TD will represent this premier line of manufacturing equipment in the southern California market. Strippit and LVD have always been , and will continue to be innovators in the fabrication equipment market . With patented and licensed technology that is found on every modern turret punch and laser. LVD Group /Strippit is positioned for continuing dominance on a global scale.

TD Machine Tools had the opportunity to tour the LVD Group / Strippit factory in Buffalo , New York – WOW !! LVD Group / Strippit has invested millions towards the modernization of their factory by purchasing manufacturing equipment that will ensure continually improving products for LVD Group / Strippit customers. It is was a pleasure, and inspiring to see an American machine tool manufacturing that is not a only alive, but flourishing. LVD Group / Strippit will expand their manufacturing capabilities to encompass Orion Laser Line, Sirius laser Line , P, S, V series Punch presses, as well as the PPEC press brakes. At a time when Americans can use jobs “ MADE IN AMERICA “ means something to the LVD Group / Strippit.
This is not an assembly plant they are building equipment from the ground up.
If you would like to visit at one of their monthly open houses please let us know. We will be happy to help schedule a trip. If you are considering purchasing a punch press , press brake , laser or shear don’t forget to give a long time manufacturing friend to the southern California market a new look.

We also did our best to determine where the best buffalo wings were in Buffalo, we believe we have the answer.

Melvin Caldwell – Travis Janes