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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Unison appoints ITEC as sales and service partner in U.S.

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd. of Scarborough, U.K., has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Chicago, as its new sales and service partner in the U.S. Unison offers all-electric machines for bending tube and pipe from less than 1 in. to 9 in....

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. expands capabilities with Davi plate roll

December 5, 2014

Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn., has expanded its plate rolling capabilities with the installation of a Davi MAV N-30 CNC plate roll. One of the largest plate rolling machines in the Midwest, according to the company, the machine rolls plates from 0.5 to 4 in. thick in widths up to 10 ft....

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J&S Machine named as exclusive U.S. distributor for Mackma nonmandrel benders

December 3, 2014

J&S Machine Inc., Ellsworth, Wis., has been named as the exclusive U.S. distributor for a line of nonmandrel benders produced by Mackma Srl, Piedimonte S Germano, Italy. Mackma produces bending machines with capacities from 1.33 to 11.8 in. These benders allow for right and left bending on the...

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Electric press brake made for small parts bending

December 1, 2014

LVD Strippit offers the Dyna-Press, a compact, portable, high-speed electric press brake designed for bending small parts. Rapid acceleration and deceleration of the electrical servo-driven ram delivers bending speeds up to 59 IPM to handle maximum bend lengths up to 33 in. and 12-ton bending...

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Press brake display moves on beam to correct bending location

November 19, 2014

Haco has introduced a new concept for press brake controllers: SyncView, a dynamic display located on the beam that moves horizontally to the correct bending location. The tablet screen is positioned automatically where the workpiece is being worked on by the operator, allowing the operator to...

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Press brake tooling introduced

November 11, 2014

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new line of press brake tooling. The XPT series tooling is compatible with existing Wila® NSCL ll type hydraulic clamping and tooling systems. It offers users flexibility to expand on existing tooling systems. The RF-A series tooling offers an increased open...

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Bender produces formed ridge caps

November 3, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces formed ridge caps with pitches up to 4 on 12. Multiple profile dies are...

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Where is your press brake tooling?

October 30, 2014 | By Jeff Middlebrooks, John Waller, Steve Brown

An organized workspace is an efficient workspace. Press brake technicians should have all the tools they need to perform a changeover. Unlabeled punches and dies, stored haphazardly on a rack, on the floor, or in boxes, only make their jobs harder.

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Long folders bend variety of shapes

October 28, 2014

Roper Whitney has introduced the Automax series of long folders. The line comprises three machines. The Automax BZ offers the maximum amount of free space around the beams and handles mild steel up to 16 ga. The Automax bends mild steel up to 9 ga., and the Automax 180 can bend up and down....

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Ratchet tube bender kit is portable

October 27, 2014

Uniweld Products offers the CrossBow™ ratchet tube bender for precision bending up to 90 degrees on soft copper and aluminum tubing. The low-friction mandrels and rotating side support blocks provide precision bending in restricted spaces. The bender works on tube ODs of 0.375, 0.5, 0.625,...

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Keeping safe while bending parts fast on a press brake

October 20, 2014 | By Paul LeTang

Customers want parts right away, and newer laser cutting technology is producing parts quicker than ever before. If a fabricator wants the bending department to keep up, it needs press brakes that can bend parts quickly. Even with the increased bending productivity, however, fabricators don’t have to sacrifice safety.

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Hydraulic drive technology allows energy savings in tube processing

October 15, 2014

A new development from transfluid has improved the efficiency of hydraulic drives for tube processing. According to the company, the technology allows energy savings up to 70 percent. The manufacturer implements the controls on the hydraulic pumps using servomotors. The speed and thus the volume...

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All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.

October 9, 2014

Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to applications in the shipbuilding, power generation, oil and...

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Press brake tooling made for European-, Wila-style configurations

September 4, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of press brake tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF®-style tooling. The press brake line includes punches, dies, standard specials, specials, and accessories, available in segmented,...

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The economics of small-parts bending

August 27, 2014 | By Casey Schlachter

Bending small parts presents various challenges for press brake technicians, who need to make sure they can bend these small parts quickly and, most importantly, safely. Although the best approach to bending depends on the application, the electric press brake can help make the job much easier.

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