The shaper is one of the most versatile and important devices used in production and maintenance centers.  It is an important production machine along with milling and lathe machines. The primary role of this tool is to produce surfaces that are at different planes. The equipment contains powerful motor that develops the rotary motion. This motion is the changed to reciprocating movement . The reciprocating feed is then connected to the cutting tool such that the cutter moves forward and backwards. During the forward stroke, the specially shaped cutter makes an incision along the workspaces but does not cut on the backstroke. Vertical feed is provided automatically so that the groove made by the cutter continuously deepens to the required depth. During the backward stroke, the vertical position of the cutter changes so that it removes some material during next cycle. The vertical feed and cutting speed are adjusted to match the type of metal, depth of cut and type of operation.

Use of shaping machine in gear manufacturing

Use of shaping machine in gear manufacturing

Gears are an important constituent in vehicles, machines and other parts.  The main types include: bevel, spur, helical and worm gears. The main methods used to manufacture different types of gears include: hobbing, milling, shaping, broaching and grinding.  This shaping process has been used for a long time to manufacture them. The blank or a round work piece is mounted on the equipment table. The tool resembling the tooth to be cut is mounted on the tool clamp on the device.  The reciprocating motion of the tool forms a single tooth on the round work piece. Once completed, the blank is rotated using an indexing head. The indexing head is set such that it accurately rotates the blank to a position where the next tooth will be formed. This process is used in manufacturing both internal and external components. Shaping machine and broaching are very much similar and are used on very large work pieces that require extra force to manufacture.

For manufacturing plants that require high production runs, cutting of one piece at a time is not convenient. In this case, pinion shaped cutters are used. They are mounted on the shaper while the blank is clamped on the equipment table. As the cutter moves forward and backwards, the whole gear is formed in a single operation.  In addition, this equipment is also widely used to form keyhole, slots and internal splines that fasten pulleys on the shaft.

Use of Shaping Machine in Pulley Manufacture

Use in pulley manufacture

Pulleys are used in many industries to transfer rotary motion between different components. The increase or decrease speed depending on the ratio of the diameter of the driver and driven wheels. The shaper is used to produce internal slots and keyways which are used to assemble the pulley wheel on the shaft.  The slot is made on the internal radius of the pulley using this device.  Therefore, the shaper plays a fundamental role in the development of rotary components.



• Auto Lubrication to Gears

• Rigid Cast Iron Construction

• Hand Scraped Guideways

• S35-S85 Mechanically Driven

• S100, S125 Hydraulically Driven

Model S35 S50 S63  S85 S100  S125 
Shaping Length 350mm 500mm 630mm  850 1000mm  1250mm 
Box Table Size 350x300mm 500x400mm 630x400mm 800x450mm 1000x500mm 1250x500mm
T Slot Size 16mm 18mm 18mm 22mm 25mm 25mm
Max. Distance Lower Edge of Ram to Table 330mm 370mm 385mm  400 400mm  400mm 
Max.Travel of Table Horizontal 400mm 525mm 630mm  710 800mm  800mm 
Max. Travel of Table Vertical 270mm 270mm 360mm  360 320mm  320mm 
Max. Swivel Angle of Toolhead- without Vice ±90º  ±60° ±90° ±60° ±90° ±60°
Tool Slide Travel 110mm 120 120mm  160 160mm  160mm 
Frequency of Ram Strokes- per Min 32,50,80,125 14-80 14,20,28,40,56,80  17/24/35/50/70/100 8,11,17,23,32,45,


Pawl Riding over 1 Ratchet Tooth, Horizontal 0.21,0.84mm 0.2-2.5 0.2mm  0.25-3 0.25mm  0.25mm
Pawl Riding over 1 Ratchet Tooth, Vertical 0.18,0.73mm 0.08-1.00 0.2mm  0.12-1.5 0.25mm  0.25mm
Motor 1.5kw(2.01hp) 3KW 3kw(4.02hp) 5.5KW 7.5kw(10.05hp) 7.5kw(10.05hp)
Net Weight 1000kg 1650KG 2200kg  2940KG 4200kg  4250kg 
Dimensions 1530×1000 1370mm 1390x860x1455mm 2382x1210x-1504mm  2950/1325/1690 3615x1574x1760mm  3615×1574 1760mm 



• Lamp

• Universal Table

• Vice

• Emergency Stop Switch


• Clamping Kit

• Tilting Table

• Rotary Table 

• Set of 10 Shaper Tools