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How many times a guillotine blade can be turned

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Guillotines rely on their blades for performing the task for which they are intended, but when we talk about ‘turning’ them, what do we mean exactly, how can you literally.. Read More

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Guillotine tips: The causes of twisting and bowing

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No one likes to see defects in their work, but sometimes pinpointing the reasons why they are happening can be a pain (to put it politely). When you are shearing.. Read More

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Guillotine tips: Getting rid of shearing defects

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At Selmach we offer a wide range of high quality sheet metal guillotines, any of which can be demonstrated in one of our UK branches; Whether that’s a mechanical guillotine, designed.. Read More

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How to use a Morgan Rushworth RGMS Guillotine FAQ

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If you are making the step up to a more modern machine, or using a Morgan Rushworth for the first time, you might be pleased to know that, with intuitive.. Read More

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Calibrate an Elgo Controller to a Guillotine Backgauge

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Cutting to the correct size is, as you probably know a very big deal…A correctly calibrated backgauge on your guillotine is vital, with our optional Elgo control, calibrating and re-calibrating.. Read More

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How to Programme an Elgo P9521 Guillotine Controller FAQ

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Debunking myths is always a useful thing, and the main ones surrounding controllers such as the Elgo P9521 is that they are occasionally seen as complicated, great to use but.. Read More