There are different types of equipment that are used for tying, bending and cutting reinforcement in concrete construction. In this article, you are going to learn more about these types of equipment.
Types of Rebar Equipment Used in Reinforcement Work
Equipment Used in Cutting Reinforcement
- Electric Rebar Cutters
This rebar cutter can cut bars up to 15 to 16mm in diameter. They are so strong that they can cut bolts and tensile with high strength. Electric rebar cutters take 25 minutes to charge. When fully charged, they are capable of cutting more than 110 pieces of 13mm and 75 of 16mm effortlessly. These cutters have adjustable heads that can rotate to 180 degrees.
In the market right now, there are other electric cutters with a hydraulic electric motor that is very efficient and safe to use. The hydraulic electric cutters have reduced the risk of sparks and flames. They lack the usual long abrasive blades. The cutters feature a tool kit, hydraulic oil and carrying case which makes it very portable.
This equipment is also the best and the fastest tool for cutting bars with epoxy coating on them. These cutters have a cutting capacity of 15 to 32mm.
- Heavy-Duty Rebar Cutter
These rebar cutters can cut bars with a diameter of more than 40mm. It is highly sophisticated in terms of performance. These cutters can slice into three to six pieces to bar effortlessly and effectively. With a tightly impenetrable oil type feature, the protection of the internal gear is guaranteed. Heavy-duty rebar cutters are designed to last for a long period.
The blades last for long. They are treated with heat, hence the chances of the blade being damaged are minimized.
- Wire-Rope Cutters
These types of cutters are designed to cut wire ropes. The blades here are made from steel with high strength and titanium coats. This feature guarantees the preciseness and durability of the blade.
The cutting ability or capacity of these cutters lies between 1.5 to 20mm diameters. They are fast, it takes them 8 seconds to cut into a wire rope. Wire rope cutters weigh around 6.3 kilograms. They also have an adjustable head that rotates at 180 degrees.
- A Rebar Cutting Shear
This is the best tool that can be used to cut a huge number of bars regularly. This equipment is normally used in big manufacturing companies where the bars are cut according to the demands and specifications of the engineers.
The upper and lower jaws are an example of a feature found in these types of cutters. They are designed to hold the rebars steadily and in position. Uncut rebars are put aside with the help of raking tines.
Equipment Used for Bending Reinforcement
- The Automatic Electric Rebar Bender
This equipment is widely used by manufacturers, builders and contractors who bend bars accurately and with a lot of ease. This equipment can be used by manufacturers at the shop or even on-site.
The equipment works effectively and silently only when one has to do some bending. It is only designed for bending any other ideas, which will only lead to its untimely wear.
Compared with the manual bending tools, the automatic electric bar bending machine reduces the risk of one being injured during work. The tool also has a start and stop button mounted on it for safety reasons. Its capacity is up to 30 to 32mm. Another example of a bending tool is the spiral-hoop radial bender. These tools are defined to bend bars with large diameters.
Equipment Use for Tying Reinforcement
- Manual Tying Equipment
The whole process is done on-site. This equipment makes the procedure relatively cheap because there is no maintenance needed. It’s good for small projects and all weather conditions. It weighs around 0.68 kilograms.
- Automatic Tying Equipment
This equipment is designed to automatically tie bars up to 32mm in 1.6 seconds. They also have torqued adjustments responsible for differences in tightness.
All the equipment listed above is helpful in the cutting, bending and tying of rebar. They are portable, very fast and easy to use.