Hydraulic Plate Shear QC11Y-6 Guillotine Sheet Cutter


  • Hydraulic Plate Shear is with Variable-rake, Shearing angle adjustable
  • High quality plate welded structure will provide machine with high rigidity and shearing accuracy;
  • Series left and right cylinders drive top shearing beam vertical move;
  • NC control system can program on back gauge;
  • Normal shear is with T screw. NC Back gauge is equipped with high accuracy ball screw
  • Hydraulic Plate Shear NC Back gauge has retract function
  • The hydraulic system includes valve block, lower noise and high efficient gear pump, left/right hydraulic cylinders.
  • With shearing plate hydraulic hold down systemcnc hydraulic guillotine shearing machine 6x3200
  • Electric and hydraulic system overload protection
  • Shear blades is made from special alloy material with proper heat treatment; four cutting edges on both up and down blades
  • Movable foot switch control plate shearing, with emergency stop
  • Front support arms are with ruller, T-slot and flip-stop
  • Working table is with ball or roller transfers;
  • Shadow line facility with fluorescent lighting
  • Front finger protection, rear protection fence and side throat guards
  • Hydraulic Plate Shear Oil tank is with level and temperature indicator.
Item QC12Y-6×2500 QC12Y-6.0×3200 QC12Y-6×4000
Max shearing thickness (mm) 6 6.0 6
Shearing length(mm) 2500 3200 4000
Plate material strength(Mpa) 450 450.0 450
Shearing Angle(degree) 0.5~2 0.5~2.0 0.5~2
Hold down cylinder number 14 16 20
Shearing times per min( /min) 12 9 10
Back gauge stroke (mm) 20~600 20 ~ 600 20~600
Volume of Oil Tank (L) 275 300 450
Main power(Kw) 7.5 7.5 11
Weight(KGs) 5,000 6,150 8,100
Overall dimension(L×W×H mm) 3200x1600x2000 3900x1650x2000 4700x1650x2000
  1. How to adjust Hydraulic Plate Shear blades gap?

    To cut metal sheet , we shall set proper up / down blades gap. The proper shear blades gap will affect on cutting force and plate cutting edge. For low elongation metal plate, we shall use smaller gap.
    Hydraulic Plate Shear Blade 

    GAP = K * t (plate thickness)

    • Mild steel (Q235, Q345): K = 0.1
    • Stainless steel (201, 304, 316):  K = 0.06~0.08
    • AL, copper : K = 0.6
    • Weldox (700, 900, 960): K = 0.12~0.16
    • Hardox (400 ): K = 0.16~0.18


    1. After first cutting, we shall check cutting edge performance. We may need to increase or decrease to improve edge performance.
    2. For Harder plate material, we shall use high chrome and harder shear blades, like Cr12MoV, H13;
    3. For harder material cutting, we shall use higher capacity shearing machine. The cutting force can be 2 times than mild steel for SS plate, Or even more for other harder plate. We shall keep blades edge sharp during cutting.
    4. For Hydraulic Plate Shear, we can directly adjust blades gap on CNC controller. while for manual metal plate shear, we can adjust blades gap by adjust handle manually.
  2. How to adjust Hydraulic Plate Shear cutting angle / rake angle?
    • Only Hydraulic guillotine type Hydraulic Sheet Shearing Machine’s cutting angle is adjustable. For swing beam shear, top beam shearing angle is fixed.
    • Hydraulic guillotine shear’s cylinders are connected in series. It means big cylinder down chamber is connected with small cylinder’s top chamber by hydraulic pipe or hose.  Increase or decrease oil volume can adjust small cylinder’s relative position of small cylinder. so that we can adjust shearing angle.
    • On control panel, turn the key switch to angle, push increase or decrease button to adjust shearing angle.
    • For thin plate, smaller shearing angle can reduce edge twist. For bigger thickness plate, bigger shearing angle can reduce cutting force needed.
  3. How to Exchange Hydraulic Plate Shear blades and how to sharp blades edge?
    • For Hydraulic guillotine shear, top/down blades has 4 cutting edge. for swing beam type shear, top blades have 2 cutting edge, bottom blades have 4 edge. we can directly take off blades and change cutting edge. Before use the machine, we shall make sure that the blades are fixed and gap even. otherwise, we may damage the blades.
    • When all blades edge is not blunt. We shall take off the blades complete (top / down). Put all same set blades over surface grinder to sharp them. we must make sure same set blades thickness is equal.
    • Shearing machine’s top blades are fixed by bolts only. bottom blades are fixed over square block. We must calibrate shearing gap before working. method is different for different model machine. consult our engineer for detail.