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Beam Folding Machine

Folding & trimming up to 12,000mm
width sheets, with 3mm of thickness

Beam folding machine is a specialist machine created for the folding of long products used primarily in the manufacture of cladding, and roofing products, where its common to require folds in lengths ranging from
4000 mm up to 12000 mm of steel sheets, up to 3 mm in thickness. 

A beam folding machine uses the simple concept of all folding machines,
this being that the sheet material is clamped between the top beam tooling and the lower rotational angle bending beams flat surface, the lower bending beam then is rotated upwards against the clamped material to produce the required bend angle

 This simple bending, folding procedure enables working on delicate surfaces without damaging the product, as is the case with thinner steel sheets, between 0.5 to 0.8 mm, or coated and lacquered steel sheets.
 beam folders can work with sheet metal sheets up to thicknesses, of 3 mm.

Why choose a beam folding machine ?

  • Simple, providing your manufacturing requirement is to fold steel sheets of 3 mm max thickness, then a beam folder offers a significant saving when considering the main alternative, that being
    a long bed press brake [expensive option]
    additionally o
    ccupies a reduced footprint,  when compared to a press brake
  • CNC control software specifically designed for shapes used for cladding, roofing components
  • With the in built shear, manufactured items can be trimmed from 4000 mm up to 12000 mm without requiring a 2nd operation, perfect for thinner sheet materials between 0.5 to 0.8 mm
  • No requirement for several sets of bending / folding tooling,  reduced tooling costs
  • Beam folding machine produces rounds, hems, ‘tear drop’ hem or open hem
  • Very easy to program and operate


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Please take a look at the beam folding machine videos, see VIDEO button below

Product Specification

Long beam folding machine

Standard Specification:

  • Rotational lower beam offering folding angles to 145°
  • Material backgauge of 1070 mm stroke
  • 260 mm open height between top & bottom tools
  • Touch screen control, make programs step by step,
    memorize them for later use
  • Clamping Pressure In the standard ‘Simple Touch’ controller has a double pressure switch with two defined pressures, 120 bar for normal operations, then 180 bar to close a hem [safe edge],or when folding any max thickness material

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  • The longitudinal sheet cutter is available to make a final
    trimming cut of a folded sheet, up to 3 mm thick.
    The adjustment of the required gap between the 2 circular cutting blades 
    is made by a simple lever movement
  • Brush-less motor for backgauge with encoder
  • Double switch foot pedal 
  • Emergency stop “kick wire” 
  • Safety operating speed 10 mm/sec

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Ancillary Equipment

CNC EliteBender, runs on the latest generation Windows operating system, allowing the EliteBender to be connected to the web for remote assistance directly into Secorema technical department

The EliteBender raises the operating system to a higher level than the standard ‘simple touch’,controller the features of the EliteBender enables the operator to quickly program parts, simple or complex

EliteBender features are

  • Touch screen (TFT), draw the profile with your finger, with a graphical view, then edit the drawing with angles and lengths, or add special features, such as different hems, edge flattening, rounded parts
  • pre view the part on the graphical screen, define best folding sequences,simulate the folding operation step by step.
  • Change beam pressures, compensate for  material ‘spring back’
  • Create your own database for different material characteristics
  • Store unlimited profile files, re name them re organize them by folders

Safety Laser:

Operator finger protection for the clamping beam & trimmer, plus increased speed of operation, i.e. with the laser beam the clamping beam descends without a mute position

Backgauge fingers servo-motorized:

For ‘conical’ profiles, mainly used for gutter manufacture, each finger of the back gauge is servo-motorized to produce a cone profile [see image]

Segmented ‘Goats Foot’ top tool, for box & pan type folding

Clamping Pressure Sensor:
This is a pressure sensor that reads the pressure value of the top clamping beam, It is controlled within the  CNC EliteBender software. With this sensor you can control the pressure of clamping beam, for thickness hem [safe edge], delicate material. 

Automatic Radius:

The automatic radius software is included within the CNC EliteBender, it consists of an Encoder that reads the value of the position of the clamping beam, the position of the clamping beam determines the radius formed

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