South Fence Hinge Joint Knot Logo Hinge Joint Machine

The South Fence Machinery Ltd Hinge Joint Machines have been developed from the Company’s extensive experience of more than 85 years in the manufacture of wire products and machinery specifically designed and produced for the manufacture of rural wire fence products.

It is the vast experience gained over the years that has enabled South Fence Machinery Ltd to identify and design features to facilitate the most economic and efficient manufacture of wire fence products.

The Hinge Joint Machine has played a major part in the Company’s successes, which include advancing hinge joint fence to a leading position in the New Zealand market and pioneering world production of high tensile farm fences.

In quality of construction, safety, and operational features, South Fence Hinge Joint Machines incorporate all that is best for cost efficient fence production.

South Fence Hinge Joint Machines have been designed to ensure simple operation, long economic life with ease of maintenance and adjustment.

While the Hinge Joint Machine has two standard formats, custom fence specification formats can be manufactured specifically to our customers’ requirements. Simple and well-engineered components ensure the machines run reliably and can be tuned to run with many different wire specification's. The machines take-up area is simple and clean with monitored light curtains allowing operators excellent visibility and easy access when the machine has stopped. 

A range of crimping drum change gears along with only two simple mechanical adjustments ensures the machine operator can change and manufacture many common stay-wire spacing sizes.

The machine has a comprehensive arrangement of electric trip systems to ensure the machine stops in the event of wire tangle or breakage or incorrect machine function.

The take-up assembly incorporates a driven stripper trolley and support trolley for the easy removal of the finished roll.

The Hinge Joint Machine has a full complement of safety systems and a full and comprehensive risk assessment is conducted on all South Fence Hinge Joint machines.

Safety features include:

  • Integrated Siemens electrical system ensuring safety systems and machine functions are simultaneously monitored
  • Category 4 monitored Light Curtains on both front and rear of the machine
  • Category 4 monitored RFID Interlock switches on all removable guards and doors
  • Siemens safety PLC to monitor all safety related control features
  • 2mm punch panel guard system, finished in a durable powder coat
  • Festo pneumatic safety valves and safety regulators
  • Comprehensive machine warning signage
  • Non-slip operator platforms, with hand rails and kick boards
  • HMI operator fault banner system
  • Safe speed monitoring for all axes for machine set-up and fault finding
Model HJM 14L-Standard
Maximum Fence Height 2 metres (or 78")*
Maximum Number of Horizontal Wires 14 Line
Vertical Wire Spacing 150mm (6") and 300mm (12")
Custom spacing available on request
Horizontal Wire Diameter Top and Bottom Wires: Up to 3.5mm (0.140")Ø
Intermediate: Up to 2.80mm (0.110")Ø
Vertical Wire Diameter Up to 2.80mm (0.110")Ø
Maximum Machine Speed 130 cycles per minute
Maximum Roll Diameter 625mm (24.5")
Motion System Controlled Siemens Servo Drive
Automatic Lubrication System Vogel automatic machine lubrication, more lubrication options available on request
Approximate Floor Area Required 10m x 9m (33ft x 30ft)

* These machines are available set for either metric or imperial line wire measurements. Purchasers need to state their preferred option. Additional equipment is available to change from metric to imperial or from imperial to metric if required.

Some variation to the above specifications is available on request. All weights and measures are approximate.

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