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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions

Answers

1

Is the machine CE Marked for Europe?

Yes

2

Is there Guarding (Light Curtain)?

It is included

3

Additional Tooling?

 Can be discussed for your application

4

Tool Accessories that come with machine?

1. 60 degree carbide inserts 10 each
2. 90 degree carbide inserts 10 each
3. High Speed Steel tools, 2 pieces 1/4" x 3/4" and 2 pieces 1/2" square

5

What is the tooling material, Carbide or HSS?

Both

6

Spare Parts?

Extra Proximity Switches

7

What is availability and location of parts?

Parts available locally or factory

8

Is training included?

Yes – Price includes Factory Start Up & Operator Training

9

Payment terms?

30% deposit with order, balance 1 week prior to shipping from factory

10

What are the payment methods?

Wire

11

If there anyone is the UK or Europe using this machine?

John Desmond LTD in London has a 4 meter and Magnabend

AMC LTD in Wellingborough has our 3.2 meter.

Stiegeler Metalbau GmGH has our 4 meter and Magnabend.

12

Are there any other additional costs?

You will have to engage a local electrician to bring wires, Compressed air is also needed 120 PSI.

13

What material that can be V Grooved?

 Metal, plastic, wood or steel

14

Country of Manufacturing?

Korea & Australia

15

Is machine made with imperial or metric parts?

Metric Parts


V GROOVER COMPARISON CHART

HYDRAPOWER OFFERS THESE 2 TYPES OF MACHINES

 

1. HYDRAPOWER HEAVY DUTY TYPE

VGroove-big

IMPORTANT FEATURE

BENEFIT

COMMENTS

Can make a groove in the center of a 8’ x 20’ sheet

CLAMPING FRONT AND REAR. PNEUMATIC TYPE.

PREVENTS SHEET FROM CURLING UP DURING GROOVING

REAR CLAMPING ENABLES SECURE SHEET CLAMPING

NO HYDRAULIC SYSTEM NEEDED

LESS MAINTENANCE.

 

 

CAN HOLD 0 to 12MM THICKNESS SHEETS.

CAN V GROOVE FULL SHEETS

UP TO 12MM THICK

OTHERS ARE LIMITED TO 4MM. SOME CLAIM 6MM

SOFT CUTTING CLAMPS ARE ADJUSTABLE AND EASY TO REPLACE

NO BLEMISHES ON SURFACE OF SHEET.

ADJUSTABLE CUTTING CLAMPS ENABLE ONLY CLAMP TIPS TO CONTACT SHEET.

CAN CLAMP SHEETS WITH IRREGULAR CUT OUTS OR NOTCHES.

HOLES AND PROFILES CAN BE CUT BEFORE GROOVING

CAN PROCESS NESTED PARTS AFTER PUNCHING AND LASER CUTTING.

CAN MACHINE WELDING PREPARATION ANGLES ON EDGE OF SHEET

CAN MAKE V GROOVES AND WELD PREPARATIONS IN ONE OPERATION

GOOD FOR MAKING TUBULAR SHAPES.

OPTIONAL 1.5 and 2M WIDTH.

CAN TURN SHEET FOR DOUBLE THE X AXIS RANGE

CAN PROCESS WIDE SHEETS WITHOUT TURNING THEM 180 DEG.

 

CAN TURN SHEET 180 DEGREES WITH NO LIMITATIONS

ENABLES BIG RECTANGULAR PANELS TO BE MACHINED.

 

COMFORTABLE OPERATING HEIGHT.

NO NEED TO BEND DOWN TO SET TOOLS  OR LOAD SHEETS

 

CAN MAKE MANY SHAPES OF GROOVE PROFILES OTHER THAN V

ENABLES MORE CAPABILITY

NO LIMITS TO DESIGNS FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS

 

2. TABLE / GANTRY TYPE

VGroove-big

DESIGN DIFFERENCES

CONCERNS

COMMENTS

Can make a groove in the center of a 4’ x 20’ sheet

HYDRAULIC CLAMPING

OIL LEAKS. NEEDS HYDRAULIC SYSTEM, OIL AND FILTERS.

MORE MAINTENANCE NEEDED.

SMALLER INSTALLATION SPACE.

CAN FIT IN SMALLER WORKSHOP.

 

LIMITED THICKNESS. 4MM

LESS POWER. SHORT LIFE OF DRIVES. MORE CUTS PER GROOVE. MORE SHAVINGS TO REMOVE.

EARLIER REPAIR COSTS AND TIME OUT OF USE.

TABLE MUST BE CLEAN ALL OVER.

ANY DEBRIS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH POLISHED METAL

HEAVY DUTY MODEL HAS A HARD NARROW STRIP UNDER THE CUT LINE. EASY TO TURN OVER.

ANY DAMAGE TO TABLE REQUIRES COMPLETE SURFACE MACHINING

WILL BE EXPENSIVE AND TAKES A LONG TIME.

HEAVY DUTY TYPE HAS A REMOVABLE TABLE INSERT.

ONLY CLAMPS ON  1 EDGE OF THE SHEET AND 2 ON CUT LINE

CLAMPS ARE HARD AND CAN LEAVE MARKS ON SHEET.

HEAVY DUTY TYPE HAS SOFT CLAMP FEET

TABLE IS VERY LOW.

OPERATORS BEND OVER ALL DAY

OBSTACLE WHEN SETTING TOOLS.

SHAVINGS FALL DOWN INTO LINEAR RACK AND GUIDES.

CREATES WEAR ON COMPONENTS.

 

CONTROL PANEL MOVES WITH THE CUTTING TOOLS.

OPERATOR WALKS BACK AND FORTH FOR EVERY CUT.

TIRING FOR OPERATOR.

MUST LOAD AND UNLOAD SHEETS ACROSS THE FRAME.

CAN CAUSE DAMAGE.

SOME SHEETS REQUIRE 2 PEOPLE TO AVOID DAMAGE

V Groover

JONATHAN METAL & GLASS, LTD.

Interior Manufacturing Group Inc.


SPECIFICATIONS

Model No. S CNC CE

3.2M

4M

5M

6M

Sheet Size – Width “Y”

1.2M / 48

Sheet Size – Length “X”

3.2M /122”

4M / 158”

5M / 197”

6M / 240”

Thickness Range

0.8mm to 6mm / 0.031 to 0.250” SS

Table Height

660mm / 26”

Cutting Speed

10 to 20 M / min. 400 to 800” / min

Tool Cutting Capacity “Z”

2.25 square mm 0.06 x 0.06”

Z Axis min. feed

0.01mm / 0.0004”

Sheet Feed Positioning “Y”

0-2M/min /0 to 80”/min

Sheet Feed Accuracy “Y”

0.01mm / 0.0004

Clamping

Pneumatic operated full length clamps

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS

Overall Width

2200mm / 87”

Overall Height

2300mm / 91”

Overall Length

190”

216”

256”

310”

Ship Weight (lbs. weight)

9MT/

20,000

10MT/

22,000

14MT/

31,000

18MT/

44,000

Motor H.P. “X”

5.5

Motor H.P. “Y”

1.3

Motor H.P. “Z”

1.3

Compressed Air

120 PSI

Voltage

575/480/380 230/3/60Hz


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