SBS series
  • SBS12614
  • SBS15016

Automatic Folders

TENNSMITH's SBS folders are fast, highly durable and ready to meet your metalforming needs for years to come.

The SBS Series sheet metal folders incorporate 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.

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.


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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. Every element and feature is easily 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:

  • 17 Inch Touch Screen Monitor
  • Graphical Programming of Profiles
  • Over 300 Standard Profiles (Included)
  • Unlimited Program Storage
  • Search Function of the SBS Library for Easy Profile Selection
  • Unlimited Folder Creation for Saving Individual Jobs and Customer Profiles
  • Bend Simulation of the Part
  • Hemming Macros for Open, Closed, Teardrop, and No-Bend Inserts
  • Radius Macro for Complex bending of different Radii (Cornice Work etc.)
  • Automatic Calculation of Radius Bends
  • Selection between Bump and Wing Bending of Radius Profiles
  • Parts Counter
  • Inch/Metric Conversions
  • Automatic Blank Calculation
  • Independent Bend Compensation
  • Material Spring Back Compensation Tables
  • Independent Profile Notes
  • Automatic Easy to follow Material Handling Instruction Icons (Flip, Rotate etc.)
  • Easy Edit of Part Profiles
  • USB Memory Drive for both the PLC and PC
  • Microsoft Windows XP Platform using Microsoft.Net Framework
  • Offline Programming (Included) for Remote Programming of the Machine
SBS Series Folders SBS12614 SBS15016
Bending Capacity (Mild Steel) 14ga / 2,0mm 16ga / 1,6mm
Bending Capacity (Stainless) 16ga / 1,6mm 20ga / 1,0mm
Bending Legth 126 in / 3200mm 150 in / 3810mm
Bending Bars 1 in / 25mm and 7/16 / 11mm 1 in / 25mm and 7/16 / 11mm
Back gauge Depth (Standard) 41 in / 1041 mm 41 in / 1041 mm
Back gauge Depth (Optional) 61 in / 1550 mm 61 in / 1550 mm
Clamping Beam Opening Height 7 in / 178mm 7 in / 178mm
Clamping Beam Tooling 30 Degrees 30 Degrees
Folding Beam Adjustment 1 in / 25mm 1 in / 25mm
Crowning of the Folding Beam 3-Point 0”-0.030” Adjustment 3-Point 0”-0.030” Adjustment
Working Height 34 in / 864mm 34 in / 864mm
Machine Length 180 in / 4572mm 204 in / 5181mm
Machine Width 96 in / 203mm 96 in / 203mm
Machine Height 72 in / 1829mm 72 in / 1829mm
Machine Weight 9,020 lbs 10,200 lbs
Shipping Weight 9,885 lbs. 10,785 lbs.
Back Gauge Motor ¾ hp ¾ hp
Clamping Beam Motor 2 hp 3 hp
Bending Beam Motor 2 + 2 hp 3 + 3 hp
Clamping Beam Speed 2.5” per second 2.5” per second
Folding Beam Speed 90 deg per second 75 deg per second
Back gauge Speed (0.375” to 41”) 5 seconds 5 seconds
Get 126-inch shearing capacity to accompany your SBS folding system.

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