Press Brakes

Tooling Up for Large Radii: Four Methods for Forming Radius Parts

Is your shop having problems forming parts that require a large radius with a press brake? These four proven techniques can increase your part quality and eliminate scrap with minimal investment.
Press Brakes: Articles

How Your Selection of Press Brake Tooling Affects Manufacturing

The upper tool (punch) is selected based on its height, tool rating and shape. It is easiest to use the machine’s software to select a tool based on the part’s geometry, although it is also possible to make the selection with a side profile template or the tool itself, especially if a cardboard mock up exists. In some cases, it might be best to work with the tooling manufacture to create a custom tool.
Have you ever considered how standard tooling impacts the design of a part?

A Practical Approach to Bending Length Precision

Figure 1. Measure the total width of the tool front-to-back with your micrometer. Make sure to use a lower tool that is symmetrical. If your die has different width shoulders to either side of the V-opening, it is not a good tool for the test.
To hit those very small flange length tolerances on our prints, we need to master that material stretch. This means we need to understand not just the material, but also how the press brake tooling being used to perform the bend will change the amount of stretch and impact the size of the blank.

Breaking Down Automated Bending

This system shows a press brake and robot that are specially designed to work together in a fully integrated system. The benefit of this investment is that all components are designed to work together in a system that is more flexible and requires less manpower and intervention than a semi-integrated option. 
Here are five basic areas to evaluate when considering whether it is right to invest in an automated bending solution, and if so, which type of system to choose.

A Focused Look at Specialized Tooling

With off-line programming, a programmer can verify can prove out complex parts before they run on the machine.
How do you find out if a specialized tooling solution is right for you?

Technology Traits for Bending Efficiency

The “leaner” a part is manufactured, the greater the justification to purchase a machine tool, tooling and programming with features that encompass this level of performance and provide the greatest advantages in productivity.


Press Brakes: Industry News

Ursviken Appoints National Sales Manager

Michael Rose will help grow sales of their sheet metal and plate forming solutions.

Press Brake Safety Launches Service Division

The new division will provide maintenance, service and training for AKAS safety systems users.

COE Press Equipment Appoints John Kwiatkowski as Manager

COE Press Equipment has named John Kwiatkowski as manager of the COE-Certified Inspection and Maintenance Program.


Press Brakes: Products

All Bent Into Shape

The Haeusler ROLLmeister Plate Roll TETRA series from Sterling Fabrication Technology is ideal for medium and large batch production of shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels with a small-to-midsize range of wall thicknesses, as well as economical single shell production. 
Here is some of the newest equipment and tooling used to bend sheet metal and plate steel.

Heavy Duty Retrofittable 6-Axis CNC Backgauge for Press Brakes

Th backgauges handle bed lengths from 10 ft to 20 ft, from 200 ton to 1,000 tons, with X1, X2 travel of 24 in to 72 in; R1, R2 travel of 6 in to 15 in; and Z1, Z2
travel from 8 ft to 18 ft.
By breathing new life into large tonnage older machines, this advanced backgauge technology from Zakron offers substantial savings vs. buying a new press brake.

Affordable Press Brake Offers More Speed, Open Height, and Versatility

The Diamond Ultra CNC press brake features a large, open height and stroke, and range from 150 ton by 10 ft to 363 ton by 13 ft in size. The up to 200 mm (7.87 in)/s approach speed and up to 15 mm (5.9 in)/s bending speed translate into quick operations, and the 650 mm (25.6 in) back gauge stroke with maximum with second and third programmable stops to 1082 mm (42.6 in).
Featuring a large, open height and stroke, the Dener Diamond Ultra CNC press brake from MC Machinery Systems promises shops top quality bending operations at an affordable price.