If you are into metal forming and shaping there is currently only one machine that you should have in your shop. That machine is the MH-19 power hammer from Baileigh Industrial. The MH-19 is truly a do it all machine. The MH in MH-19 stands for multi-hammer because if does multiple things, but unlike other combination machines that you see, the MH-19 does them all well. There truly is nothing that this machine cant do. The MH-19 power hammer is a 220 volt, 50 Herz, single phase machine has the ability to transform itself from a rigid style like a Pullmax® style machine, to a spring slapping style like a Yoder® style machine, or even a very heavy duty English wheel.
When operating in the rigid mode, there is no “give” between the die heads. Used for short stroke shaping, flanging. Tooling designs and profiles are endless, but some of the options are mechanical shrinking, stretching dies, flanging dies, and louvers.
The spring setup with “Throw the die” causing a dead blow hammering effect. When in this mode the total amount of pressure applied when the dies hit the metal is increase exponentially. This mode would be used for aggressive shrinking and planishing, many different tooling profiles can be used.
An optional English wheel kit can be purchased for the MH-19 power hammer to even bring more versatility in the machine. The quality of the English wheel kit is second to none and is very rigid, which is important when finishing metal.
The MH-19 uses an inverter to obtain various speeds for operation. Speeds range from 0 to 1500 beats per minute, speed is adjusted one of two ways; either with the operator controlled foot pedal or on the operator panel where he/she can lock in their speed. Another key feature of the MH-19 power hammer is on the fly stroke adjustments. These stroke adjustments range from 0175 to .550.
Other things that are included are, quick release adjustment handles, quick change tooling system, tooling racks, one set of thumbnail shrink dies, one flat top, and one lower planishing die.