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Software solves the biggest bending problems for tube fabricators

January 20, 2017 | By Tom Adams

CAD software allows engineers to work up perfect designs, and this is problematic for tube fabricators. If the engineer lacks experience with tube, they tend to develop parts that can't be made, or can't be made economically. Unison has introduced soft are to gel deal with this situation.

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Press brake bending basics: Breaking the time barrier

January 9, 2017 | By Steve Benson

Making accurate time estimates requires both complete information about the job at hand as well as technical talent, both in engineering and in press brake operation.

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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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Understanding modern press brakes

January 4, 2017 | By Paul LeTang

This overview provides a brief discussion of press drives, crowning systems, and tooling setup found on today's press brakes.

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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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TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

TPJTV: Refurbishing a Modern Aircraft Supercarrier

January 3, 2017

Learn about the only refueling stop in the 50-year service life of a USN Aircraft supercarrier; the refueling and complex overhaul, or RCOH. Every system gets either overhauled or replaced.

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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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Wilson Tool launches new website

December 14, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes, as well as punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, has launched a new website at www.wilsontool.com. The site features enhanced search capabilities for easy...

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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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