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.
June 2, 2011 | By Tim Heston
These days, plate rolls are forming plate 6 and 7 inches thick--and even thicker. Vessel designs that would have been forged just a decade ago are now being sent to fabrication houses. The variable-geometry plate roll system, which really operates more like a press brake than a traditional plate roll, is making such extreme rolling possible.
May 6, 2011 | By Dan Davis
Bending heavy plate and high-strength steel used to require multiple workers, a large amount of bending experience, and lots of time. That's not the case anymore.
April 25, 2011
Sharpe Products, New Berlin, Wis., has purchased its fifth all-electric tube bending machine, a 90-mm Lang bender. The machine can bend up to 3.5-in.-OD tube and features multiradius stacking and rolling capabilities. According to the company, the bender delivers high accuracy and repeatability,...
April 4, 2011
COMEQ Inc., White Marsh, Md., has appointed Eric Lenhart as the North American product manager for Parmigiani angle and plate bending rolls and Americor three- and four-roll plate bending rolls. For the past 15 years Lenhart has served as national sales and product manager for Euromac LLC. He...
April 4, 2011
Carell Corp. has introduced the HTH 20-150 four-roll, double-initial-pinch plate bending machine, which uses an automated work cycle for the production of cylindrical and radius segmental parts. Setup is simplified with the use of mechanical and electric limit devices. Autoloading and ejector...
April 1, 2011 | By Tim Heston
Tread plate and perforated sheet present significant bending challenges. To help matters, fabricators may need to look beyond typical air bending with a punch and V die. Though bending alternatives vary, they have one commonality: They clamp down to ensure the workpiece stays where it should.
March 21, 2011
William H. Smith, 63, owner of Albina Pipe Bending Co. Inc., Tualatin, Ore., died Feb. 24 of desmoplastic melanoma at his home in the Portland area. Born in 1947, Smith lived most of his life in the Portland area attending Arleta Elementary School, Franklin High School, and graduating with a...
March 10, 2011 | By Dan Davis
Emerson Network Power's Liebert Precision Cooling facility wanted to implement the idea of one-piece flow on its shop floor in Columbus, Ohio, but the only way that was going to happen effectively was with the introduction of an automated bending cell. The company found its answer with an electric panel bender from Prima Finn-Power.
March 10, 2011 | By L. Ray Osborne
The increased use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have caused many fabricators to rethink the way they bend metal. AHSS have a relatively high springback associated with it, so much larger overbend angles are generally required. Rotary bending technology is a suitable way to product that overbend angle.
March 7, 2011
Haco-Atlantic has partnered with Robosoft to provide an automated production cell for press brakes. The software allows the production of a complete part in less than one minute, according to the manufacturer. The software can be used in combination with the new Haco robotic cell to provide...
February 25, 2011 | By Bernard Accou
By regularly checking the four key areas of a press brake—hydraulic circuits, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and tooling—the operator can help to ensure that the brake is always ready to tackle the next bending job.
February 17, 2011
LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...
February 7, 2011
LA G has introduced the GBS internationally patented press brake. The press brake has an extremely rigid structure to help eliminate bending axis misalignment and the need for a deflection compensation system. The top beam is fixed to side frames that slide on eight linear guides. This eliminates...
February 2, 2011
Bystronic Inc. has officially broken ground for its new multimillion dollar North American headquarters based in Elgin, Illinois. The ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, January 21, was attended by local Elgin town officials, local press, as well as industry press. Bystronic is moving its North...
January 31, 2011
LVD Strippit has incorporated the new Energy Reduction System (ERS) into its Strippit VX-series punch presses and PPEC series press brakes. The system manages power consumption during machine operation, standby, and idle times, reducing energy consumption by 15 to 30 percent over...