April 1, 2009
Bending tube or pipe successfully is a matter of managing a handful of processes and variables and controlling the flow of the metal. The same principles apply to bending profiles, or rolled steel sections (RSS). However, because profiles aren't closed, they are more prone to distortion than tube or pipe. A close look at an RSS bending job provides a step-by-step approach for tackling this sort of project.
The Bystronic Xpert press brake, with revolutionary ByVision Bending control, intuitive operator interface and dynamic hydraulic crowning system, provides the ultimate bending experience. Voice Control for managing manual operator functions; LAMS ensures exact angles from the first bend regardless of material; PartID code scanning for program loads and part traceability.
A shop floor that needs both the old and new - by Tim Heston
Faspro Technologies has both the old and new: automated lasers and press brakes alongside more than 100 small manual presses. In a sense, the Arlington Heights, Ill., shop paints an accurate picture of modern manufacturing in the United States.
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