Todd A. Kirchoff

Contributing Writer

Bending | Articles | The FABRICATOR

New PC-based controls open path to better press brake utilization

November 6, 2003 | By Todd A. Kirchoff

Press brake forming always has been a labor-intensive process. Shrinking lead-times and smaller lot sizes demand more frequent setups, which cut into productive output hours and put more pressure on manufacturing efficiencies. Fabricators need to find ways to reduce machine downtime for setup and operator adjustments.

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