July 12, 2001
By: Leonid Shulkin
The quality of deep drawn sheet metal products is determined largely by the rate at which a sheet is drawn into a die. Varying blank holder force (BHF) as a function of time or the press stroke is of great importance.
The Bystronic Xpert press brake, with revolutionary ByVision Bending control, intuitive operator interface and unique dynamic hydraulic crowning system, provides the ultimate bending experience.
New Options: 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.
About growing the economic pie - by Tim Heston
At The FABRICATOR's Leadership Summit, held last week in Austin, Texas, industry executives talked about growing the economic pie. One keynote speaker recalled how his business effectively grew the pie, thanks to open book management.
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