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Folding Machines - SBS Series

The TENNSMITH SBS Series mechanical folding system utilizes a low maintenance design, coupled with an array of standard features for an attractive combination of high value and solid performance.

The SBS incorporates a twin motor drive system for the folding beam. This allows the system to be fast and extremely accurate. Bending speeds up to 90 degrees per second can be easily achieved. Another advantage to this system is maintenance. Unlike with a chain drive system, there are no adjustments needed to this system.

For maximum hemming capacity, another strong feature of the TENNSMITH SBS Series is the center drive of the clamping system. The placement of the motor in the center of the machine maximizes power while reducing torque loss through the drive shaft. The benefit is a hemming capacity of 20 gauge for the SBS12614 and 22 gauge for the SBS15016. The back gauge for the SBS Series features a twin ball screw design. The system is fast and extremely accurate.

All three drive systems of the SBS Series, including folding beam, clamping beam and back gauge, are controlled by frequency inverters, giving the machine great accuracy. Another noticeable feature is the large 17-inch graphical touch screen display. The larger screen allows easy viewing of the touch screen program.

SBS Control Features:

  • Graphical programming of profiles
  • Hemming macros for open, closed and teardrop hems
  • Radius macro for complex bending of different radii
  • Parts counter
  • Automatic blank calculation
  • Bend compensation for different material spring back and bending bar set-up
  • Material handling instructions

 SBS12614:

  • Bending capacity, mild steel: 14 gauge / 2.0 mm
  • Bending capacity, stainless steel: 16 gauge / 1.5mm
  • Bending length: 126" / 3200 mm
  • Back gauge depth: 40" / 1016 mm
  • Clamping beam opening height: 7" / 178 mm
  • Folding beam adjustment: 1" / 25 mm
  • Working height: 34" / 864 mm
  • Machine length: 180" / 4572 mm
  • Machine width: 96" / 203 mm
  • Machine height: 72" / 1829 mm
  • Machine weight: 9,020 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 9,885 lbs.
  • Back gauge motor: 3/4 HP
  • Clamping beam motor: 2 HP
  • Bending beam motor: 2 + 2 HP
  • Clamping beam speed: 2.5" per second
  • Folding beam speed: 90 deg. per second
  • Back gauge speed (0.375" to 40"): 7 seconds

SBS15016:

  • Bending capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.5 mm
  • Bending capacity, stainless steel: 18 gauge / 1.25 mm
  • Bending length: 150" / 3800 mm
  • Back gauge depth: 60" / 1524 mm
  • Clamping beam opening height: 7" / 178 mm
  • Folding beam adjustment: 1" / 25 mm
  • Working height: 34" / 864 mm
  • Machine length: 204" / 5182 mm
  • Machine width: 96" / 203 mm
  • Machine height: 72" / 1829 mm
  • Machine weight: 10,180 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 11,195 lbs.
  • Back gauge motor: 3/4 HP
  • Clamping beam motor: 3 HP
  • Bending beam motor: 2 + 2 HP
  • Clamping beam speed: 2.0" per second
  • Folding beam speed: 90 deg. per second
  • Back gauge speed (0.375" to 40"): 7 seconds