When you are manufacturing products from sheet metal and you want to be sure of having the best quality machinery and the most up to date technology, buying new machines and tools from Asset Plant & Machinery is the best way to have certainty. We have expert staff who can answer all your questions and help you select the best products to get any job done. Read More
Used Sheet Metal Equipment
When you need to get set up quickly on a limited budget, buying new might not be the best option for you. It’s true that brand new equipment will be in the best condition, be certified to meet specific industrial standards, and will have the most recent technology, but there is still justification in buying used sheet metal equipment for your workshop.
Most used equipment is still in good enough condition to be put to effective use, and of course, Asset Plant & Machinery inspects and services all used equipment before it is offered for sale. When you buy used equipment from us, you can be certain it meets all the requirements for safety and reliability.
Types of Sheet Metal Equipment
Whether you’re buying new or used, it is a good idea to be familiar with the different products available for sheet metal work and how they’re employed in the business.
Cutting machines. There are various options for cutting sheet metal. For thin sheet metal, you can use a standard laser cutter (which is also useful for engraving and etching). Thin material can be cut using a guillotine – there are various manual and automated guillotine systems available. Thicker sheet metal may require a plasma cutter.
Folding machines. Folding metal without a machine can be a frustrating exercise, but machinery makes it simple. You can choose manual and automated machines to help you with this task.
Notching machines. If your sheet metal needs notches cut in specific places, a notching machine can help to make sure you get the right cuts in exactly the right spots.
Crimping machines. These help you join edges and fold over sharp edges to make the finished product safer to handle by the end users, as well as making the products look more attractive.
Decoiling machines. If you are feeding sheet metal off a roll, you’ll need a decoiler to help make that process easier and safer.
Flattening and pressing machines. Sometimes sheet metal retains a certain spring tension from having been coiled. Pressing it will help to remove this spring memory from the metal, and also ensures your metal has a uniform surface without dents or pockets.
Cornermatic machines. If your product has a box-like shape, a cornermatic machine can help you get perfect and safe corners.
Applicator machines. If you need to apply things to the surface of your sheet metal like adhesives, paint, anti-corrosives, polish, etc., then you will need applicator machines to reduce the labour intensity involved with these tasks.
Spot welding machines. Spot welding is the most common way to join sheet metal. For big industrial applications, it’s more usual to employ robot spot welders, but for smaller operations, manual spot welders are still used.
Riveting machines. When welding is not the best option or does not meet the specifications for certification (aircraft wings and fuselage coverings, for example), riveting is the next most common sealing method. Manual riveting is not a quick process, but fortunately today there are robotic and computerised systems that make the process easier.
You will find everything you need at Asset Plant & Machinery, so get in touch and let us know what you have in mind. Our expert staff can give you quality advice and first class customer service all the way.