This gantry shear is one of the main machines promoted by our Shuliy Machinery. This machine is suitable for all kinds of scrap because of its large processing capacity, which is an indispensable helper for various steel plants. The machine can handle large quantities of scrap, and in a way, it is also very friendly to the environment. This metal shear is the effective equipment for metallurgical charge treatment and section shearing.

What is a hydraulic shear?

This gantry shear ( hydraulic metal shear, sheet metal shear) is mainly used for cutting off large or long scrap metal materials. The meta cutting shear is suitable for cold cutting of various shapes of scrap steel, scrap iron, dilapidated gasoline barrels, and various metal structural parts in various metal recycling processing plants, scrap car dismantling sites, smelting and casting industries, etc.

Also, it is convenient for further baling into waste metal cubes by the metal baler.

Scrap process
scrap process

After using the shear, you can use the industail shredder to further crush the scrap, and the finished product can finally be used by the smelter for re-processing and utilization.

Why uses the hydraulic gantry shear?

A scrap metal shearing machine is a kind of equipment suitable for shearing and crushing heavy scrap steel.

The application of this machine solves the problem of crushing heavy waste charge, which is widely used in rolling mills, metallurgical plants, and waste steel treatment and recovery units.

The waste metal shearing machine adopts the hydraulic system for cutting all kinds of metal sheets, steel plates, waste car shells, and so on. The sheet metal shears are made of high-quality steel so it is very durable and has high working efficiency. It is the commonly used waste metal processing equipment in many metal recycling plants.

hydraulic gantry shear

Applications of the hydraulic metal shear

The gantry shear, also known as sheet metal shearing machine, is mainly suitable for cutting various solid scrap iron, light and thin scrap steel, scrap car shells, bulk light metal structures made of steel, scrap steel for production and living, and various plastic nonferrous metals (stainless steel, aluminum Alloys, copper materials), etc. into various specifications for easy transportation and suitable for compression baling into furnace charge.

Wide applications of hydraulic gantry shear
wide applications of hydraulic gantry shear

These electric metal shear is ideal processing equipment for steel plants, non-ferrous metal smelting industry, precision casting industry, and raw material manufacturers.

Structure of the heavy duty metal gantry shear

There are three parts of the machine for shearing scrap, which are bin, head and cutter.

Bin: it is to store all kinds of metal scraps and use loader for loading.

Machine head: a vertical frame with a hydraulic lever on top, which is pressed down when working.

Blade: an important tool for cutting metal scrap. And the machine model will be different, the blade will also be different. In addition, the blades belong to the wearing parts, which can be properly equipped with a few more sets.

gantry shear structure

Advanatges of shearing scrap metal

  1. Sell at a higher price. After cutting, it can be packed and easy to transport. When sold, the density is greater and the price will be higher.
  2. Further processing and utilization. A variety of metal scrap after shearing, can be put into metal processing plants, smelters, etc. for further processing and processing, and then create profits.
  3. To facilitate the recycling of scrap. If the scrap is not shear processing, processing recycling up a certain degree of difficulty. And after shearing just solve the problem.

How does the gantry shear work?

When this gantry shear machine works, it often matches with the use of an automatic feeding conveyor. The steel plate and iron plate are grabbed by the grabber and sent to the conveyor belt, while the scrap metal material is automatically sent to the cutting place of the metal shearing machine’s cutter edge by the conveyor belt for cutting.

The feeding speed of the conveyor can be adjusted by the governor’s motor. There are side extrusion oil cylinders on both sides of the conveyor. When processing large wastes, such as scrap cars, which cannot be cut through the cutting edge of the gantry shear, the waste can be squeezed and reduced through the side extrusion oil cylinder of the conveyor, and then sent to the cutting edge through the conveyor table to cut off.

Customers' metal shearing applications
customers’ metal shearing applications

Performance advantages of the automatic scrap gantry shear

  1. Strong utilization. The hydraulic metal shear machine has a large opening area, which is proper for machining materials, loose heavy scrap metals, light and thin scrap steel, car shells, large irregular steel structures, steel pipes, steel plates, channel steel, I-beams, steel bars, etc. Put easily various materials into the bin, which fully improves the utilization rate of this metal cutting equipment.
  2. Multiple selections. The shearing length of the metal shearing machine mainly includes 400mm, 600mm, 700mm, 800mm, 1000mm, 1200mm, etc. In addition, the shearing force of the machine mainly includes multiple tonnages of 50 to 400 tons.
  3. Customization. We can also customize the cutting length of the machine and the shearing force of different tonnages to meet the different production needs of customers.
  4. PLC control device.The metal section cutting machine adopts PLC automatic control touch screen control panel. Also, it has a multi-angle full-range monitoring system, which is convenient for users to control and track the use of the equipment throughout the process.
  5. Optional device. In addition, a wireless remote control device is optional, and a single person can operate the entire metal cutting production line.
Large metal shears using in recycling plant
large metal shears in recycling plant

Precautions in operation and blade replacement

Check this article to know more details: How To Use And Change Blades Of Scrap Metal Guillotine Shear?

Technical parameters of the heavy duty metal shear

Max. cutting force20040060080010001250
System pressure≤25≤25≤25≤25≤25≤25
Bin size(mm)700*1600*23005000*1300*5005500*1500*7006000*1700*8006000*1900*10008000*2100*1500
Blade length(mm)120014001600180020002200
Shearing force(times/min)4-64-64-64-64-64-6

Successful case: hydraulic metal shear for sale to Bahrain

In July this year, a customer from Bahrain asked us for information about the shears. According to his request, our sales manager recommended this gantry shear to him. Not only can it handle a large amount of metal scrap, but also the shearing force is the strongest that can be handled. The machine is stable and also can be used for a long time. After understanding the machine, this Bahraini customer was very happy and we signed an agreement. We also talked about sending the machine by sea to his place.