The technology area for folding, a tried-and-true bending process, has all types of technical articles and product-specific information including press releases and videos.
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The RAS MiniBendCenter is the world’s first automatic folding center for small parts. Blanks will be automatically fed, squared and measured. Tool setup is all automatic. A manipulator moves and rotates the blank automatically to the exact position. The folding cell folds the part up and down.
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RAS Reinhardt Maschinenbau GmbH presents a semi-automated bending center for panels and boxes up to 3200 mm in length, 3 mm thickness and 250 mm box height. Besides the up and down folding capability and the automatic tool change, the true highlight of the machine is the automatic programming feature.
March 25, 2015
AMS Controls, Maryland Heights, Mo., has upgraded a Jorns folding machine with a Pathfinder controller and Lazer Safe package for Westman Steel in Cambridge, Ont. According to AMS Controls, the Lazer Safe for Pathfinder system is the only one designed specifically for folding machine...
August 12, 2013
Cidan Machinery has expanded from Peachtree City, Ga., into Central and South America. The company offers folders, shears, and coil processing equipment, as well as training and...
March 6, 2013
Davi has supplied a four-roll machine that it says is the largest in the world with the heaviest overhead support ever made. The overhead support is able to lift 100 tons — the equivalent of an Airbus...
January 24, 2013
Following annual supplier evaluations, ThyssenKrupp has assigned an A rating, the highest supplier degree, to Davi, Dallas. ThyssenKrupp purchased four Davi plate rolls in 10 years for its facility in South America. The company uses the machines, with 2.95-in.-thick capacity, to bend the...
January 22, 2013
Wilson Tool International, a maker of tooling for sheet metal manufacturing, White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of a new version of its website at www.wilsontool.com/Spanish/index.aspx. The website offers simple navigation through tooling systems and services available locally....
January 9, 2013
Guyson Corp. has introduced an extended-height robotic grit-blast machine with a 72- by 72-in. work envelope and pressure-blast media delivery for precision surface preparation applications in the aerospace industry, including composite structures. The model RB-72 uses a FANUC M-20iA robot as a...
September 9, 2011
Over the past decade metal folding technology has evolved significantly. Years ago most considered the process optimal only for large, unwieldy workpeices. But with fast, servodriven folding beams that can bend in both the positive and negative direction, the situation has changed dramatically.
November 1, 2010
Bidirectional bending was a big step forward in the capabilities of folding machines. However, the technology continues to advance with the emergence of faster folding speeds, more tooling flexibility, wider working envelopes, and more specialized folding capabilities.
May 3, 2010
International Technologies Inc. has introduced the Schröder Evolution series folding machine. Supporting either standard or up-and-down bending, the machine is available in thicknesses of 11 ga. to...
July 14, 2009
Today's folding technology can help bring a new level of efficiency and capability to a metal forming operation. Among the enhancements in modern folding systems are increased automation and gauging capabilities and the ability to fold an even wider range of materials.
January 15, 2008
When bending material thicker than 10-gauge, at least two operators are needed to handle the plate, and manipulating it for various bends can be a strenuous work, not to mention a serious safety hazard for the operators. That's heavy stuff, and for these large-workpiece applications, a folding machine can step up to the plate.