Thalmann TZ Long Folder

Thalmann TZ Long Metal Folder - CIDAN Machinery Americas
TORSION SHAFT

Torsion shaft technology

Thalmann’s unique drive shaft/torsion shaft is a mechanical control system synchronizing all mechanical axes using a massive steel shaft, comparable to the 4-wheel drive functionality of a car. This unique kinetic drive concept distributes power from all C-frames evenly over the clamp and folding beam. In addition, it maintains constant operation pressure over the entire bearing length.

Advantages of the torsion shaft:

  • Extremely precise bending
  • Direct encoder measuring
  • Unrivaled angle and parallelism
  • Ensures equal wear of parts resulting in an even fold for the lifetime of the machine

Thalmann Long Metal Folding Machine Torsion Shaft Technology - CIDAN Machinery Americas

CURVED UPPER BEAM

Curved upper beam

Thalmann long folders can be equipped with two different tool shapes for the upper clamping beam. A straight upper-beam tool is supplied as standard. A curved upper-beam tool, resembling a goat’s foot, can be optionally supplied.

This tool can be used to shape metal parts with a side ratio of just 1:2 (e.g. a ratio of 35 mm (1.37”) height to 70 mm (2.75”) depth).

Advantages of the curved upper beam:

  • Space around bent part is increased to a total of 275°
  • Significantly more flexibility during the folding process

Thalmann long folder curved upper beam - CIDAN Machinery Americas

RECESSED LOWER BEAM

Recessed Lower Beam

Additional free space and flexibility are provided by the newly designed clamping beams andoffset folding beam. With Thalmann’s modular tool geometry, the folding beam is offset, moved back to the folding line and set at a 15° angle. This increases the space around the bent part to a total of 275°, creating more flexibility during the folding process.

Advantages of the recessed lower beam:

  • Additional folding space
  • High-precision folding with folds as small as 0.59″ x 0.59″ (15mm x 15mm)

Thalmann long metal folding machine recessed lower beam - CIDAN Machinery Americas

VERTICAL FORCE DRIVE

Vertical Force Drive

The Vertical Force Drive (VFD) is an exclusive design principle developed by Thalmann engineers used in the TZ and TC models. While conventional long folders use stands that work like oversized pliers to clamp material, Thalmann folders use stands that are formed in the shape of “rigid C-frames.” The vertically arranged clamping beam mounted on top of the C-frame creates a powerful, vertical pressing and clamping force.

Advantages of the Vertical Force Drive:

  • Guarantees reliable clamping of sheet metal parts
  • Applies even pressure on open or closed hems
  • Ensures that folded parts are precisely positioned during processing
  • Zero-point locking system eliminates risk of an overload
  • Stable performance in industrial profile manufacturing

 

Thalmann TZ Long Folding Machine Upper Drive Shaft Vertical Force Drive - CIDAN Machinery Americas

The Thalmann TZ long metal folder series is the uniquely built next generation of the proceeding THAKO and ZR models. Uniting centuries of Swiss engineering, this long folder utilizes the time tested and innovated Vertical Force Drive (VFD) design principle, which is second to none. With the machine stands forming the shape of “rigid C-frames” and its vertical tool alignment, the VFD produces the maximum amount of vertical clamping force. The TZ long metal folder uses the perfect combination of design principles and technology to produce the perfect fold every time for a very long time.

  • VFD (Vertical Force Drive) design principle
  • Control Shaft Technology
  • Newly designed clamping beams and the offset folding beam
  • Dynamic Crowning System
  • Newly designed Longitudnal Slitter

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Specifications
TZ125
Model TZ125 4 TZ125 6.4 TZ125 8 TZ125 10
Gauge Capacity 18ga (1.25 mm) 18ga (1.25 mm) 18ga (1.25 mm) 18ga (1.25 mm)
Bending Length 15′ (4.5 m) 21′ 6.4 m) 27′ (8.2 m) 32.75’ (10 m)
Backgauge Depth 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm)
Backgauge Accuracy +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm)
Clamping Stroke 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Folding Accuracy ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5°
Folding Range 143° 143° 143° 143°
Folding Beam Speed 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec
Folding Beam Width 593″ (15 mm) 593″ (15 mm) 593″ (15 mm) 593″ (15 mm)
Number of C-Frames 3 4 5 6
Weight 8,160 lbs. (3,700  kg) 10,800 lbs. (4,900 kg) 13,670 lbs. (6,200 kg) 15,650 lbs. (7,100 kg)
Width 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm)
Length 208″ (5.3 m) 280″ (7.1 m) 350″ (8.9 m) 422″ (10.7 m)
Height 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm)
Voltage 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase
Amp Breaker 25 amp 25 amp 25 amp 25 amp
Power 7.4 HP (5,5 kw) 7.4 HP (5,5 kw) 7.4 HP (5,5 kw) 7.4 HP (5,5 kw)
Specifications
TZ150
Model TZ150 4.5 TZ150 6.4 TZ150 8 TZ150 10
Gauge Capacity 16ga (1.5 mm) 16ga (1.5 mm) 16ga (1.5 mm) 16ga (1.5 mm)
Bending Length 15′ (4.5 m) 21′ (6.4 m) 27′ (8 m) 32.75′ (10 m)
Backgauge Depth 49.2″ (1250 mm) 49.2″ (1250 mm) 49.2″ (1250 mm) 49.2″ (1250 mm)
Backgauge Accuracy +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm)
Clamping Stroke 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Folding Accuracy ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5°
Folding Range 143° 143° 143° 143°
Folding Beam Speed70°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec
Folding Beam Width .593″ (15 mm) .593″ (15 mm) .593″ (15 mm) .593″ (15 mm)
Number of C-Frames 4 5 7 9
Weight 9,480 lbs (4,300 kg) 11,900 lbs (5,400 kg) 16,540 lbs (7,500 kg) 18,500 lbs (8,400 kg)
Width 77″ (1950 mm) 77″ (1950 mm) 77″ (1950 mm) 77″ (1950 mm)
Length 192″ (4.9 m) 280″ (7.1 m) 350″ (8.9 m) 437″ (11.1 m)
Height 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm)
Voltage 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase
Amp Breaker 25 amp 25 amp 25 amp 50 amp
Power 7.4 HP (5.5 kw) 7.4 HP (5.5 kw) 7.4 HP (5.5 kw) 15 HP (11 kw)
Specifications
TZ200
Model TZ200 4.2 TZ200 6.4 TZ200 8 TZ200 10 TZ200 12
Gauge Capacity 14ga (2.0 mm) 14ga (2.0 mm) 14ga (2.0 mm) 14ga (2.0 mm) 14ga (2.0 mm)
Bending Length 13.8′ (4.2 m) 21′ (6.4 m) 26.9′ (8.2 m) 32.75′ (10 m) 40′ (12.2 m)
Backgauge Depth 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm) 49.2″ (1,250 mm)
Backgauge Accuracy +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm) +/-.004 (0.1 mm)
Clamping Stroke 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm) 7.5″ (190 mm)
Folding Accuracy ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5° ± 0.5°
Folding Range 143° 143° 143° 143° 143°
Folding Beam Speed 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec 93°/sec
Folding Beam Width .787” (20 mm) .787” (20 mm) .787” (20 mm) .787” (20 mm) .787” (20 mm)
Number of C-Frames 4 6 8 10 12
Weight 9,050 lbs. (4,300 kg) 12,600 lbs. (6,000 kg) 15,124 lbs. (7,200 kg) 18,500 lbs. (8,800 kg) 21,800 lbs. (10,380 kg)
Width 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm) 77″ (1,950 mm)
Length 208″ (4.3 m) 280″ (7.1 m) 350″ (8.9 m) 422″ (10.7 m) 500″ (12.7 m)
Height 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm) 71″ (1860 mm)
Voltage 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase 460V 3 phase
Amp Breaker 35 amp 35 amp 40 amp 45 amp 50 amp
Power 7.4 HP (5.5 kw) 7.4 HP (5.5 kw) 14.6 HP (11 kw) 16 HP (12 kw) 18.7 HP (14 kw)
  • Tool geometry with 275° free space
  • Straight clamping beam with a 35° angle of inclination
  • Straight folding beam geometry with a 15° inclination
  • VFD (Vertical Force Drive) design
  • Kinetic control shaft technology
  • Energy-efficient frequency converter high-performance hydraulics
  • Adjustable sheet supporting table
  • Manually adjustable folding beam crowning
  • Safety laser for clamping and cutting
  • Graphic CNC touch-screen controller
  • Remote maintenance using TeamViewer software
  • Detached automatic slitter
  • Roll-forming unit for special profiles
  • Side-adjustable spring-loaded finger back gauge
  • Curved clamping beam geometry
  • Offset folding beam geometry (as of version TZ 200)
  • Tapered back gauge
  • Automatic radius adjustment (standard from TZ 150)
  • Dynamic crowning adjustment
  • Folding beams with interchangeable tools
  • HARDOX beam tools
  • LED clamping line lighting