AUTOMATION IMPROVES PROFITABILITY
Wolf Robotics LLC (Fort Collins, CO) offers an assortment of standard robotic press brake systems that include all components, less the press brake, to accommodate common sizes and weights of typical parts. Most press brake equipment is capable of integration into Wolf standard cells. Robotic press brakes offer higher productivity, more flexibility and better profitability for the fabricator . . . (read more)
MID-RANGE SIZE WITH HEAVIER FORMING CAPACITY
LVD Strippit (Akron, NY) expanded its PPEC Series of mid-range precision hydraulic press brakes to offer machines up to 700 tons. The higher tonnage models provide heavier forming capacity to suit a broad range of applications and make the PPEC Series one of the most comprehensive lines of mid-level press brakes, with machines from 39 tons in bend lengths up to 265 in (6096 mm) . . . (read more)
ULTRA-HIGH PRECISION FORMING
The HD NT Series Servo/Hydraulic Press Brake from Amada America, Inc. (Buena Park, CA) is an ultra-high precision, down-acting system featuring advanced hydraulics that provide the ultimate in positioning accuracy. The machine uses independent AC-servo motors to drive high efficiency, bi-directional hydraulic pumps. This provides an extremely fast approach, bending and return speeds for faster cycle times and more parts per hour . . . (read more)
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WITH 99 STATION POSITIONERS
THESI series one-axis and two-axis positioners from Betenbender control the shifting and positioning of front operated power backgauges in three different operating modes using a memorized program – all for $7,200 or less . . . (read more)
COMPACT, FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT FORMING
These compact machines from TRUMPF offer a high quality production of small bent sheet metal parts up to 40 in used in vending machines, electrical equipment, telecommunications equipment and aerospace components . . . (read more)
BENDING ACCURACY REGARDLESS OF MATERIAL VARIATION
An additional independent programmable crowning V-axis system on the PPEB-H Series and Easy-Form® Series press brakes from LVD Strippit automatically compensates for asymmetric variations in material thickness and material properties and thus assure bending accuracy over the entire length of a work piece . . . (read more)
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.
Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting
Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.
In Development: New Laser System Creates Grease-Repellent Metal Surfaces
Funded by an EU grant, a European consortium is treating metal with high-power lasers that texture the surface with microscopic spikes that prevent grease and bacteria from sticking. Rough micro-topography acts like a bed of nails to stop dirt or liquid from attaching.