Bending Products

The bending technology area includes all manner of machines and processes for bending sheet metal, including press brakes, folders, panel benders, corner formers, ironworkers, notchers, orbital formers, and roll benders. It also has information on accessories such as gauging and backgauging systems.

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Bender’s automatic tool change system helps simplify complex tube processing

February 15, 2017

The DB 40120-CNC-VE tube bending machine is available from transfluid. It permits bending radii of 1xD at very low wall thicknesses. All movement axes in this fully electric bending system are synchronized by the sequence control. All parameters can be taken from the CAD, and the corresponding form...

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Online tool helps press brake operators select correct dies

February 7, 2017

Rolleri has launched an online tool that is designed to combat bad bending practices by helping press brake operators select the correct dies. To use the Bending Solution Tool, available free of charge at www.rolleriusa.com/bending-solution/, the operator inputs the type of material being bent,...

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Electric press brake makes speed transitions without lag times

January 5, 2017

Bystronic’s Xcite 80 E electric press brake is powered by dual electric motors, making it capable of high acceleration and seamless speed transitions without lag times. According to the manufacturer, the machine is 2.5 times faster than a hydraulic press brake in completing comparable bends....

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Press brake’s control system guides users step-by-step through bending process

January 5, 2017

Bystronic offers the Xact Smart press brake. The company’s Bysoft 7 software integrates the press brake seamlessly into the user’s production environment, the company states. The machine incorporates the ByVision Bending control system. The interface uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D...

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Automated robotic bending cell produces small, complex parts

January 3, 2017

The EG 6013 AR from Amada combines a servo-electric press brake with a bending robot for producing small, complex parts without the need for human operation. The automated robotic bending cell is engineered for the unattended production of any lot size or part mix. According to the company, the...

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Automated bending cell bends small parts at 4 sec. per bend

December 22, 2016

TRUMPF Inc. has released the TruBend Cell 7000, which the company says is the world’s fastest system for the automated bending of small parts at an average cycle time of 4 sec. per bend. The cell comprises a TruBend 7036 Cell Edition press brake, the BendMaster bending robot, the LoadMaster Bend...

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Integrated tool changer system added to press brake

December 22, 2016

Bystronic has added an integrated tool changer system to its Xpert press brake, allowing the machine to swap tools automatically. The sensor system and integrated robotics technology create a compact bending system that sets itself up. The tool changer sets up the press brake with the upper and...

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Press brake’s bending control provides comprehensive database

December 21, 2016

Bystronic offers the Xpert 150 press brake, equipped with the ByVision Bending control. The control uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles can be imported or drawn directly on the touchscreen and then automatically converted...

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Bending line laser, optical foot switch options offered for press brake

December 20, 2016

Bystronic now offers two new options for its compact, portable Xpert 40 press brake: an optional bending line laser that allows parts to be bent without a backgauge, and an optical foot switch. It is not always possible to position bent parts on the press brake using the backgauges—for example,...

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Press brake delivers high-tonnage bending with automatic tool change

December 20, 2016

Amada offers the HG 2204 ATC press brake for variable lot sizes. The company’s patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) loads complex tool layouts within 3 min., allowing operators of varied experience levels to use the bending system.This larger model incorporates all of the standard features of...

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Optical protection system designed for press brakes

December 15, 2016

Lazer Safe offers Iris Plus, an optical protection and real-time image processing system for press brakes. In addition to high-speed guarding capabilities, the system contains integrated high-speed image processing hardware and software that send real-time image and angle data to the CNC. This data...

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System offers speed change point of 0 in. on press brakes

December 13, 2016

Lazer Safe offers Iris, a combination guarding and image processing system developed for press brake applications. RapidBend Ultimate technology enables tools to close at high speed until the pinch point, regardless of the machine’s stopping performance. This reduces the speed change point to 0...

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Robotic bending system processes large parts

December 12, 2016

The HG 1303 Rm robotic bending system from Amada was designed for processing large parts, which typically require two operators to safely handle or are difficult to manage by a single operator. The press brake features an advanced crowning system in the lower beam combined with an automatic bend...

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Press brake offers autonomous operation

December 8, 2016

Salvagnini’s B3.ATA press brake, integrated into the FlexCell FMC, has been upgraded with numerous automated devices that make it self-adaptive and able to offer entirely autonomous operation. The electrically driven press brake can be monitored via smartphone. It is designed to handle the...

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Online product advises press brake users on tooling choices

December 6, 2016

Wila offers the Tool Advisor, an engineering product that helps users choose press brake tools online that are best suited to their specific bending needs. If the required tool is unavailable as a standard, the user can design a special tool and order it online. The product can be used in two...

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