Bending

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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Robotic bending cell offers midlevel automation

June 17, 2008

LVD Strippit has introduced RoboCell, a bending cell capable of robotic bending and stand-alone operation.The cell offers midlevel automation, combining an LVD Strippit PPEB or Easy-Form® series CNC press brake with a multiaxis Kuka robot to handle small to medium-sized components in capacities...

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TRUMPF combines operations in China

June 17, 2008

TRUMPF, Germany, recently broke ground on a new production building in Taicang, China.The building will bring the company's three existing production operations into one facility, starting in July 2009. In addition to combining machine tool and operating table production, the facility also will...

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Salvagnini Group opens subsidiary in Brazil

June 17, 2008

Salvagnini, Italy, opened Salvagnini do Brasil Ltda., an operating company based in Jos dos Campos (SP), in March. The Brazilian subsidiary provides technical support, customer service, and spare parts.Salvagnini has installed many stand-alone machines, as well as automated sheet metal processing...

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Press brake

Setting the stage for press brake productivity

June 17, 2008 | By Pat Campbell, Shawn Shultz

Tooling manufacturers have introduced tooling designed to overcome the longstanding problems associated with staged bending.

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AddisonMckee selected as a winner of Progressive Manufacturing 50 awards

May 15, 2008

AddisonMckee, Lebanon, Ohio, was named as a winner of the fourth annual Progressive Manufacturing 50 awards, selected by Managing Automation, a monthly publication of Thomas Publishing Co. LLC. AddisonMckee designs and manufactures tube bending and end forming equipment for applications such as...

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Roll bender Powder River

New roll bender 'bales' out farm implement manufacturer

May 13, 2008 | By Dan Davis

Powder River, a Provo, Utah-based fabricator of farm implements, turned to KNUTH Machine Tools USA for a three-roll bender the company uses to make its round bale feeders for horses.

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Salvagnini to exhibit bending machine at Brazilian tradeshow

April 15, 2008

Salvagnini, Italy, plans to show its P4-1916 abt® (Advanced Bending Technology) panel bender at the 27th edition of the MECNICA tradeshow, which is scheduled for May in San Paolo, Brazil. The bender can produce panels up to 76.771 in. long with a maximum bend height of 6.496 in. The model...

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Special press brake tools

Specials simplify the complex, speed productivity

February 12, 2008 | By Tim Heston

Standardized press brake tooling, absolutely necessary for a lean organization, keeps a shop flexible, but at the same time, ignoring specials would be a big mistake. If their slightly longer setup times also lead to a drastic increase in throughput, special tools make good business sense.

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Press brake accommodates all types of punches, dies

February 12, 2008

Bystronic's midrange press brake, the EP series, comes equipped with independent Y1 and Y2 hydraulic piston control and the Cybelec DNC 880 2-D control, which is capable of selecting bend sequences automatically.The press brake is designed for simplified, intuitive programming, as well as for...

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Press brake features comprehensive bending database

January 15, 2008

The Beyeler Xpert press brake from Bystronic has the world's most comprehensive database related to material bend allowances and extensive empirical bending knowledge, according to the company. It can be operated independent of previous operator experience. The machine supports all major tooling...

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TRUMPF names director of spare parts in North America

January 15, 2008

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., recently named Claudio Schutz as director of spare parts in North America. Based in the Farmington headquarters, Schutz leads the spare parts team, including customer service representatives, buyers and planners, stock room, and return authorization groups, in all...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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Offline bending software

2 strategies for optimizing bending operations

January 15, 2008 | By Michael Bishop

Fabricators typically encounter bottlenecks during setup and production in their press brake bending operations—obstacles that lead to downtime and fewer operators actually processing material. Representatives from Amada, LVD Strippit, Bystronic Inc. addressed these issues in a recent presentation. The two largest problems? Performing non-value-added steps and having to compensate for material variations. Fortunately, some new technologies and two key strategies can help fabricators optimize their press brake operations in these areas.

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Robotic tube bending cell designed for high-volume applications

December 11, 2007

Unison has developed Uni-vercell, an automated tube bending cell suitable for high-volume applications such as automotive. Available in North America through Horn Machine Tools, the cell is designed to provide a complete loading, end forming, bending, and vision inspection process in the footprint...

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Robotic bending system engineered for small-lot job scheduling

December 11, 2007

Amada's Astro II 100NT robotic bending system is designed to allow lights-out operation in large and small shops. Engineered for small-lot job scheduling, the system features an upgraded automatic tool changer, gripper changer, and hand changer.The cell configuration is built on the company's HDS...

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