Q . What is the maximum thickness sheet it will bend?
A . It will bend 1.6 mm mild steel sheet in the full length of the machine. It can bend thicker in shorter lengths.
Q . What about aluminium and stainless steel ?
A . Yes, the electrabrake will bend them. The magnetism passes through them and pulls down the clampbar onto the sheet. It will bend 1.6 mm aluminium in full length, and 1.0 mm stainless steel in full length.
Q . What lengths of tray can the slotted clampbar fold?
A . It can form any length of tray within the length of the clampbar. Each pair of slots provides for a variation of sizes over a 10 mm range, and the positions of the slots have been carefully worked out to provide all possible sizes.
Q . How strong is the magnet ?
A . The electromagnet can clamp with 1 tonne of force for every 200 mm of length. For instance, the 1250E clamps up to 6 tonnes over its full length.
Q . Will the magnetism wear out?
A . No, unlike permanent magnets, the electromagnet cannot age or weaken due to use. It is made of plain high-carbon steel that depends solely on an electric current in a coil for its magnetisation.
Q . What mains supply is needed?
A . 240 volts ac. The smaller models (up to the Model 1250E) run from an ordinary 10 Amp outlet. Models 2000E and up need a 15 Amp outlet.