SBS series
  • SBS12614
  • SBS15016

Automatic Folders

TENNSMITH's SBS folders are fast, highly durable and ready to meet your needs for yearse to come. At the heart of the SBS Series is a center-mounted motor and drive system, which maximizes accuracy by minimizing torque loss.

The SBS metal folder incorporates a twin motor drive system for the folding beam. This allows the system to be fast and extremely accurate. Bending speeds up to 90 degrees per second are easily achieved. Another advantage to this system is maintenance. Unlike with a chain drive system, there are no adjustments needed to this.

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For maximum hemming capacity, another strong feature of the Tennsmith SBS Series, Metal Folding Machine, is the center drive of the clamping system. The placement of the motor in the center of the machine maximizes power while reducing torque loss through the drive shaft. The benefit is a hemming capacity of 20 gauge for the SBS12614 and 22 gauge for the SBS15016.

The Back gauge for the SBS Series features a twin ball screw design. The system is fast and extremely accurate. All three drive systems of the SBS Series: Folding Beam, Clamping Beam and Back Gauge are controlled by frequency inverters, giving the machine great accuracy.

Another noticeable feature of the SBS series is the large 17-inch graphical touch screen display. The larger screen allows easy viewing of the touch screen program.

The brains behind the touch screen are cutting edge. Designed for harsh environments, the SBS control system will work with ease in any climate. The system features Flash memory for both the PLC and PC. This means if anything should happen to your system you can be up and running the next day without the need of on site programming of replacement parts. All machine information is stored on the Flash drives.

The key to the SBS metal folder machine design is serviceability. One of the main thoughts that went into designing the SBS Series - Metal Folding Machine was service. Every element and feature had to easily be maintained and serviced. We feel so strongly about our design that the SBS Series carries a Three-Year Factory Warranty.

The SBS12614 will handle 14-gauge mild steel, 16-gauge stainless up to 126 inches in bending length. The SBS15016 will handle 16-gauge mild steel, 18-gauge stainless up to 150 inches in bending length. Please contact Tennsmith for a complete listing of optional equipment.

SBS control features:

  • Graphical Programing of Profiles
  • Hemming Macros for Open, Closed, and Teardrop hems
  • Radius Macro for Complex bending of different Radii (Cornice Work ect.)
  • Parts Counter
  • Automatic Blank Calculation
  • Bend Compensation for different material spring back and bending bar set-up
  • Material Handling Instructions
SBS Series Folders SBS12614 SBS15016
Bending capacity, mild steel 14 gauge/2.0 mm 16 gauge/1.5 mm
Bending capacity, stanless steel 16 gauge/1.5 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm
Bending legth 126 in./3200 mm 150 in./3800 mm
Back gauge depth 40 in./1016 mm 60 in./1524 mm
Clamping beam opening height 7 in./178 mm 7 in./178 mm
Folding beam adjustment 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm
Working height 34 in./864 mm 34 in./864 mm
Dimensions, LxWxH 180x96x72 in.
4572x203x1829 mm
204x96x72 in
5182x203x1829 mm
Machine weight 9,020 lbs. 10,180 lbs.
Shipping weight 9,885 lbs. 11,195 lbs.
Back gauge motor 3/4 hp 3/4 hp
Clamping beam motor 2 hp 3 hp
Bending beam motor 2 + 2 hp 2 + 2 hp
SBS Series Folders SBS12614 SBS15016
Bending capacity, mild steel 14 gauge/2.0 mm 16 gauge/1.5 mm
Bending capacity, stanless steel 16 gauge/1.5 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm