Here at Devoran Metals we like to ensure that we’re always keeping up to date with the latest equipment and machinery in the industry. Our newest investment is in the patented Oscam Spiral 88 Rebar Bending Machine, which is designed to bend continuous steel helicals for reinforced pile cages. The Oscam 88 can bend reinforced helicals from coil up to 16mm and bar up to 20mm in diameter. The bender utilises an exclusive hydraulic release which doubles the speed of production. This new investment will dramatically increase production on prefabricated pile cages as it cuts out the need for bending individual circles, which can be very labour intensive. It will significantly reduce the lead time from initial order to delivery on site. Steel pile cages are used in piled foundations when the ground load capacity is either too poor to take the weight of the structure, or the structure is too heavy for the existing ground. A hole is bored into the ground, the reinforced pile cage is inserted into the hole and concrete is poured. Pile cages can be supplied in full lengths up to 12m long or supplied in sections and spliced on site. Cages can be spliced with rebar or mechanically spliced using rebar couplers.