As soon as the metal profile beams arrive at the locksmith, the locksmith should carry out an inspection, observing the quality of the package (which must not be violated), the arrangement of the profiles in the transport vehicle, the position of the packages, the size, shape and design of the material, the color of your painting, the appearance of the material, its finish, flatness and possible scratches, latches and tap marks.
Material Storage: Upon inspection, the material can be stored on shelves, which should be wrapped in materials that protect the metal bars, such as rubber or felt.
Cutting of materials: The locksmith cuts the metal profiles according to the part to be produced, always prioritizing the precision, which directly interferes with the quality of the piece, using the cutting machines and tape measure. In addition, the locksmiths also make cuts, notches, holes and rips in the profiles, made with the aid of machines such as stamping and pantograph.
Mounting frames: Mounting frames is still mostly done manually, requiring a great deal of safety. The pieces should be joined so that there is a perfect fit between them. For this to happen, accessories such as rubbers, pulleys, brushes, guides, trims, backrests, closures and glazing can be used.
Prototype construction: Prototypes are indicated mainly for the production of complex and large-scale parts. Before cutting all profiles, the test is performed by cutting and assembling the profiles required for a part, making sure that the measurements are correct and are in perfect fit.
Transporting Parts: When delivering the ready-made frame to the customer, the locksmith should accommodate the frames vertically on the vehicle, side by side, separated with cardboard or newspaper and tied with nylon or cizal ropes to avoid friction, scratching. and engagements.
What are the main equipment of the locksmiths?
Cutting Machine: Also known as a disc saw or polycutter, the cutting machine performs the cutting of the pieces through a special disc. The best cutting machines are those that have automatic mechanism and double head, with front blade advance cutting system.
End Mill: This machine is used to make notches, cuts or collapses at the ends of metal profiles, ensuring the finishing of the miter. The most modern sowing machines are those with double heads, which work in parallel.
Copier or Pantograph Cutter: equipment used to produce holes where the locks will be fitted, for example. The pantograph allows you to copy the same hole size and shape multiple times, creating a pattern in the miter profile.
Stamping: Stamping tools are tools intended for the serial manufacture of parts through cutting, bending and drawing operations, transforming a flat plate and forming the final product, which can have various geometric shapes. There are hand and pneumatic stamps.
Bending Machine: Machines used to shape miter profiles for a rounded appearance. The bender has three spools arranged in a triangle where the profile is submitted. With each pass of the profile, the middle spool is tightened and the profile takes shape in a curve. The spools are made of nylon in various sizes.