The BB-4816M magnetic sheet metal brake is a unique box and pan brake that has endless bending possibilities when compared to conventional sheet metal brakes. Requiring a common 220 volt, single phase power supply this folding machine can bend boxes or pans to almost any depth since it isn't reliant on conventional finger depths. A powerful magnet in the bending bed can be engaged by foot pedal or push button control to hold down a mild steel clamping bar of almost any configuration across the bed width or bed length. The sheet metal is pinned between the magnetic mild steel clamping bar, at this point the bottom bending leaf can be lifted to complete the bend.
The mild steel clamping bar can be made of straight bars (of various widths if you had very tight boxes to make) for straight bends or segmented clamping bars for box and pan applications of any other configuration. Again, because of the unique design the operator is not limited to the depth of the item since you are no longer limited by finger length.
Our BB-4816M magnetic sheet metal brake can bend (items impossible for traditional box and pan brakes) totally enclosed boxes, triangles, alternate bends on varying planes, round items such as scrolling applications, and much more. This bending machine is perfect for bending sheets of mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, coated materials, heated plastics, and much more.
The bottom leaf's bending extension can be removed for the tightest bend dimension between bends of 5/8". A scaled stroke angle control can be set for repeatable bends time after time. This magnetic box and pan brake comes with product supports and adjustable back gauges for production runs, as well as a simple to use gap adjustments on the standard clamping bars for different sheet metal thicknesses.
To initiate a bend on the BB-4816M simply put a piece of material between the clamping bar to the depth required, hit the foot pedal control that softly clamps the material (this is done for operator safety so fingers are safely out of the machine) allowing for any repositioning, once ready, lifting the leaf arms engages full magnetic power (6 tons) holding the material in place as the leaf arm makes the appropriate bend.One of the biggest advantages of this type of box and pan brake is that the magnetic power of 6 tons is consistent across the entire beam allowing for very crisp bends even in the middle of the machine.
The BB-4816M magnetic box and pan brake is truly a breakthrough from the limits of traditional metal brakes. It is the perfect folding machine for HVAC shops, industrial art shops, and general sheet metal fabrication shops. For further information on this unique sheet metal brake, please contact your Baileigh Industrial representative. This piece of fabrication machinery is typically in stock for quick shipments.
Thickness (SS) 16 ga. (20 ga.) Box Depth Unlimited Clamping Force 6 ton Bend Angle 0 – 180° Max. Clamping Bar Lift Magnet Unlimited Power 220V / 1-phase Shipping Weight 470 lbs. Length 48” Shipping Dimensions 57" x 45" x 15"
* specifications subject to change without notice.
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Strange bends on a Baileigh Magnetic Brake
Some of you may remember that I bought a Baileigh Magnetic brake a while back. I have used it a bunch, but for the most part most of the bending could have been done on a traditional Box/Pan brake (really not very interesting). In the interest of showing the versatility of the Mag Brake I did a tutorial of building a radiator fan shroud and how I used the Mag Brake for bending radiused corners around round bar instead of square corners like a traditional Box/Pan, and this is easy on the Mag brake. Well I just completed another customer project that wouldn't have been possible on a traditional Box/Pan and I thought I'd share it with you.
My customer has a restored WWII Bomber airplane (don't bother asking the model of bomber as I can't remember but I will ask again next time we talk) and he is fitting some empty 1000 lb Bombs to the bomb bay that have been converted to store extra fuel and engine oil. The bomb bodies that he has are sans fins and he needed some new fins cut out and bent up. So this it the process. I hope it shows you one more of the cool things that can be done with a magnetic brake.
The blank fin as cut on my plasma table.
JASON CABROL - SHADOWERX
I highly recommend this brake!
Two years ago I purchased the magnetic brake from Baileigh. It's hands down the most important and versatile sheet metal tool CAL Automotive Creations uses! The brake had a hand in forming most of the panels on our 2013 Detroit Ridler winning '40 Ford "Checkered Past". The possibilities are endless with this tool. I highly recommend this brake! It's just one of the Baileigh tools that we use daily that I can't live without.
Andy Leach - CAL Automotive Creations
Very Nice Machine
Just got my brake last week and I am very impressed with the build quality. All of the parts arrived well packed and in perfect condition. I have tried it on several different kinds and gauges of metals and it absolutely does everything as promised. I am able to form shapes now that I never could before and this gives me an advantage over my competition.
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