H-Beam bending


Beams and wide flange are both bent by BIT series beam bending machine ( profile bending machine ), from the very small sizes to the very large sizes.

H-beam bending machine
H-beam bending machine (Hard way bending.)


In building construction, a beam is like a mini bridge in a structure that carries a load. The load may be a brick wall or the floor or roof of a building.

Structural beams are referred to as either I beams or H beams because of the shape of their cross-section. Both H and I beams are capable of resisting shear forces and are extremely resistant to bending. The flat, horizontal sections of the beams are called flanges. The middle, vertical part that connects both of the flanges is called a web.


The function of the web is to resist shear forces that may cause breakages or collapses

4-roll profile bending machine bending U channel and H beam

I beams also have multiple fillets where the web connects in a curved angle with the flanges.

Beams and wide flange are both bent by BIT series beam bending machine ( profile bending machine ), from the very small sizes to the very large sizes.

Beam category

  • I-beams, so called because their shape resembles a capital “I,” are also known as S-beams or Junior Beams. Their flanges are tapered for greater strength. They are commonly used in industrial applications, and commercial and residential construction.
  • W-beams resemble I-beams, except for a straight non-tapered flange. Used in all steel construction markets, these beams are also known as “wide flange.”
  • H-beams are usually longer and heavier than I-beams, with longer flanges that resemble a capital “H.” Their webs and flanges are often the same thickness. You’ll find them in commercial and residential construction, bridges, and in heavy machinery bases.
  • S-beams are the same shape as I-beams, save for a sloped section on the inner part of the flange surfaces. Also known as American Standard Beams, they are predominantly used in construction.

Selection table of BIT angle bending machine for bending H-beam

Model Hard Way Easy Way
Specification (mm) Minimum Inside Diameter (mm) Specification (mm) Minimum Inside Diameter (mm)
W24S-16     120 600
W24S-45     140 600
W24S-75 120 4000 200 1000
W24S-140 160 6000 300 1200
W24S-180 200 9000 360 2000
W24S-250 240 15000 450 2500
W24S-320 320 32000 500 3000
W24S-400 400 35000 550 4000
W24S-500 450 40000 600 5000
W24S-600 500 40000 700 6000

How to bending H-beams

Bending Profiles H-Beams
Bending H-Beam Profiles (Hard way & Easy way)

This structural section has wide application in buiding and industrial uses, similar to the universal beam.

BIT series profile bending machine ability to bend wide flange and H-beam the easy way (against the weak axis) and the hard way (against the strong axis).

Section bending machine can bend all types of beam / wide flange including aluminum, stainless and carbon steel.

I-Beam and wide flange are specified in similar fashions.

The most common bending method is a roll bend or pyramid bends method. Straight material is inserted into the rolls; the rolls are then moved horizontally to put the desired radius into the material. The material can also be bent incrementally hot or incrementally cold. This is where small sections of material are bent at one time. When finished the section has a smooth curve to the bent section.

beam bending
beam bending (I-Beam/S-Beams bending)

I-Beams or as they are sometimes known, Junior Beams or S-Beams are mostly made from structural steel and are often used in the industrial construction sector. These structural I-Beams have various applications within the construction industry but their most popular are building a framework or other general structural support purposes.

Other tools that sophisticated shops use to bend wide flange and I-beam are a web stretcher and mandrels. These tools are critical to use when bending the hard way as they keep the critical web from buckling or distorting.

The main difference between I-beam and wide flange is that I-beam has tapered flanges while wide flange has straight flanges.

Tees (Beam Splitting)

You can split any size wide flange into “T” (Tees) and straighten, in our profile bending machine, to mill tolerances.

Section bending methods of metal profiles.

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