Hayes sheet metal folders are efficient and reliable way to produce folded metal parts, Hayes Folders are a fabricated steel construction with accurately machined working surfaces, with a full-length backbone chassis to eliminate flexing available in 6-meter, 8-meter, and 10-meter lengths with either 16ga or 14ga capacity. An optional apron mounted slitter can be included allowing the operator to cut products after folding when required. Hayes Folders also feature a full-length back gauge stop with numerical control for position and fold angle. The operator’s console is mounted to the chassis on a swiveling arm fitted with a touch screen control and fully instrumented with functions for clamp, bend and slit. Onboard software allows for a parts library to save and store programs for future use.


- Welded steel construction with lacquer paint finish

- Drilled mounting feet with leveling holes for ease of installation

- Hydraulically powered steel linkages with self-lubricated bushes providing 140° bending capacity


- Heavy-duty steel clamping jaws with all working surfaces precision machined and polished

- Removeable insert to allow for narrow 'shoulder' type folds

- Material gauging set from a single point via manually set hand wheel mounted on rear side of folder


- Folding action performed via cushioned hydraulic cylinders for smooth operation

- Powered via self-contained hydraulic powerpack mounted within folder chassis


- Back gauge stop controlled electronically via toothed belt drive and electric gearmotor

- Incremental shaft encoder with numerical position for fold angle


- Foot pedal mounted below the operator's console and treadle bar running entire length of folder acting as both emergency stops and part of the two-stage clamping procedure

- Two stage clamping system brings the folder jaw to a preset height above the folding bed for positioning (mute gap), both safety pedals need to be depressed by operators in order to complete the clamping process

- Guarding at all major pinch points

- Optional light curtain guards can be fitted for improved safety


- Operator console is mounted on a swing arm attached to the right-hand side of the chassis 

- Fully instrumented for all main functions

- Touchscreen controller is mounted on the console used for setting the back stop position and using the included software

- Hayes software includes a parts library to store parts and recall them at a future date.



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