The owners of Standard Industrial have been manufacturing machinery since 1966 both as Hydra-Tool Corp. (HTC) and Standard Industrial. We have thousands of machines all over the world that have been going strong for 40 years. We are one of the last true U.S. manufacturers left in this country. Not only can we provide you the best machine, but it is important you buy U.S. whenever possible. In a time when U.S. manufacturers are either fully or partially going overseas or being forced out of business by foreign competition it is a priority to support our country in every way. Know where your machines are made before you buy!
The Standard Industrial Company* hydra-mechanical single cylinder system has proven itself over the last 40 years to outlast and outperform its competitors. Beyond the sheer heavy-duty frame and outright rigidity of the system, there are many reasons we consistently beat the competition.
The primary reason (1) cylinder is better than (2) cylinders is that there is no "balancing act" during operation. With our one cylinder system the full tonnage is developed all the way across the bed. Our design allows the operator to form full-length bends all across the bed or if necessary to off-center load near the machines capacity.
In contrast, a (2) cylinder system like a torque tube design cannot develop the machines full tonnage all across the bed and it has very limited off-center loading capabilities. For example, a 175 x 12' torque tube design machine does not have the ability to develop 175 tons the full 12' of the bed. They basically only develop the 175 tons near the center of the bed.
In today's shear market place there are many types of machines to choose from, but the main two drive systems are the guillotine and the swingbeam. The true guillotine drive system, like that of our model AS and CS shears, has been the proven design of quality U.S. shear manufacturers for the better part of a century. No other design comes close to the precision provided by a guillotine drive.