16-Series Dishing Machines
Head Dishing Machines of the 16-Series are used for the dishing of round and oval blanks. The maximum rating of a 16-Series Disher is 5/8" / 16 mm carbon steel, either as a single blank, or as a cumulative thickness of two or more blanks.
The Model 1625 is manufactured in a "C" configuration - the machine has a throat which allows for the dishing of a round blank such that it can finish at a maximum diameter of 98" / 2500 mm after it has been flanged on a Blue Valley Head Flanging Machine.
The Model 1630 is manufactured in an "H" style configuration, in the same manner as the 19-Series and 25-Series Head Dishing Machines. The Model 1630 shares the same Hydraulics and Electrics as the Model 1625. Although the Model 1630 is not as strong as the Model 1930, it is a very good choice if you need to manufacture 120" / 3000 mm tank heads.
The 16-Series Dishing Machines utilize a classic "high / low" hydraulic circuit. Two axial piston Hydraulic Pumps are used to power a standard, heavy-duty 10" bore Hydraulic Cylinder. A 50 HP Electric Motor is used to drive the two Hydraulic Pumps.
The Hydraulic Power Unit for the 16 Series Dishing Machines has a
150 gallon / 575 liter reservoir. The Hydraulic Power Unit includes an automatic cooling/filtration circuit. An adequately sized Cooler is used to keep the hydraulic oil from becoming too hot. The hydraulic circuit includes both Pressure and Return Line Filters.
Couple a 16-Series Dishing Machine with a Model 4 or larger Head Flanging Machine, and you will be able to quickly and rather easily produce round, flanged, and dished heads (first dish the circular blank, then flange the dished blank). Add a Circle Shear to this package and you are able to completely fabricate tank heads from flat square blanks.
A 16 Series Dishing Machine can be used to dish oval blanks that are fed to a Model 87 Elliptical Head Machine for accurate production of dished elliptical (oval) tank heads - such that are used for tanker trailers.