Kempler Metal Brakes offer manual straight bending brakes as well as box-and-pan models for precise profiling applications. In addition, we carry specialty products like Eastwood rod forming tools and aluminum siding brakes capable of bending complex profiles.
Metal brakes are large clamps with moving hinges designed to create simple creases or bends in metal sheets or panels, such as for corrugated truck floor structures and inner fender structures. With such tools at their disposal, ribs, channels and panels for corrugated truck floors or inner fender structures can easily be made.
Brakes utilize hydraulic systems to transfer high-pressure mechanical pressure onto brake shoes or drums. A hydraulic brake system consists of hoses and reservoirs containing special hydraulic fluid. When the pedal is depressed, a piston in the master cylinder depresses, forcing fluid through pipe into slave cylinders at each wheel where slave cylinders push fluid out through pipes into slave cylinders at each wheel, where slave cylinders then press brake pads against their respective rotors via calipers pressing against their pads against their respective wheels’ rotors.
Hydraulic brake systems differ from mechanical ones in that they don’t accumulate dirt and debris like mechanical ones do, leading them to perform better than their counterparts in wet or muddy environments.
Kempler offers an assortment of used hydraulic metal brakes for sale. These models range from manual apron brakes that create straight bends in sheet metal, to box and pan brakes designed specifically for light metal bending and fabricating applications. When coupled with a vise, these units can make compound bends for seamless fabrication processes or maintenance shops with smaller sheet metal fabrication needs. Kempler stocks these tools at competitive rates for you to purchase at their storefront locations across North America.
Mechanical brakes use steel cables instead of hydraulic fluid for their mechanism, similar to traditional rim brakes. When you push down on the pedal, this opens a valve connecting backside of diaphragm to master-cylinder piston, thus creating the force necessary for slowing the wheel down.
Such brakes are very reliable and require little in the way of upkeep – simply keeping pads clean and replacing when worn out is all it requires for proper function. They also feature an air vent between their rotor and pads to allow airflow between both parts.
Hope Tech 4 E4 brakes are renowned for being powerful yet silky smooth, and power fade over long runs is virtually imperceptible. Mountain bikers alike love them; these British-made brakes boast stunning minimalist aesthetics with six anodized colors to choose from, and legendary customer service if anything should go wrong – although these costly offerings don’t come cheap; an alternative could be Paul Components Klamper which features more imposing-looking caliper design yet delivers equally potency performance.
Computer numerically controlled (CNC) brakes are widely used for bending metal work. This process can bend sheets from just millimetres wide on smaller machines to sections several metres long on industrial ones – also referred to as metal forming, sheet metal bending or bending machine.
The X axis controls the movement of both the back gauge and stop finger, with each being divided into X1 and X2 axes. Meanwhile, R axis allows both components to independently ascend or descend either on left or right sides.
Solid Edge allows Toong-woei to complete its designs more quickly and provide better service for its high-end customers, saving both time and reducing production errors and errors in product quality. It has become the company’s go-to design software in an impressively short amount of time compared to using two-dimensional design software alone.
Tapco Aluminum Siding Brakes
The Tapco aluminum brake is an invaluable tool for contractors. Used to bend flashing, aluminum for windows and doors, flashing flashing, etc. this metal brake features an adjustable bending angle as well as being portable for use on job sites with its locking handle ensuring safety as well as lessening risk of material marring.
The PRO 19 siding brake can efficiently create soffits, fascias, custom brick molds, gutter aprons, gutter flashings, chimney flashings, drip edges, window casing and sill trim and flashing for any roof application. It can bend materials such as all vinyl, 16oz copper sheet/coil/0.030 soft aluminum as well as 28 gauge galvanized steel sheets to meet this purpose.
Locking systems vary, and some employ loop-design handles that impede proximity. With its efficient locking system and easily removable bending handles that twist off for transport between jobs, this brake offers superior efficiency.