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With today’s high speed fiber laser cutting systems producing 2 to 4 times more parts per unit of time, effectively managing your bending operations is critical to achieving higher productivity at the press brake. The easy solution is to just add more press brakes, but let’s look at current operations  [ Read More ]

When you think about press brake automation you are probably thinking of robot bending operations to increase efficiency and throughput. Press brake bending operations are in fact sequential tasks that are performed by either a human or a robot. Utilizing the latter can be advantageous when large part volumes are  [ Read More ]

High performance manufacturing is the key to maintaining higher margins, shortening customer lead times and creating competitive differentiation. OEMs and job shops that continue to ride the wave of new fabricating machinery innovations are setting themselves apart from their competition. Seizing the window of opportunity derived from new innovations like the  [ Read More ]

In this age of digital information it is prudent to utilize the data that is generated by machinery to monitor fabricating and manufacturing processes in real-time and then analyze the collected data to determine opportunities for improvement. In order to stay profitable and consistent in the manufacturing environment, real-time measures  [ Read More ]

When talking about automation the manufacturing process some people talk about material handling, but this is not the only process to consider. Automating the materials With today’s high-speed laser cutting technology, the automation cycle time is critical to ensure that the material handling system will not pace the laser. For  [ Read More ]

Speed and Consistency is the hallmark of today’s fiber laser cutting machinery and their capacity to process a vast amount of sheet metal on a daily basis. In order to maintain this consistent pace of production it is critical to have some form of material automation. While operators can be  [ Read More ]

If you’ve owned a CO2 laser cutting machine then you are familiar with the periodic maintenance required for optics, beam path bellows, beam and nozzle alignments, not to mention oil changes and filters for the vacuum pump. The time required to fulfill these maintenance tasks equates to a significant portion  [ Read More ]

Achieving Higher Productivity at the Press Brake Press brakes are typically the location of bottlenecks in the metal fabrication process. Here, every aspect of the process must be looked at. For example, the importance of utilizing correctly sized press brakes based on the size of the parts being produced. Utilizing  [ Read More ]

When bigger is better: I often see production jobs that would benefit from a larger sheet size especially in a large volume run. Most companies keep inventory of different size metal sheet for their production and machine requirements, but the problem is that material inventory takes up valuable floor space.  [ Read More ]

With CNC machines capable of generating production data in real-time and their interconnectivity via Ethernet networks, managing data becomes essential to improving current manufacturing processes. We now have the real-time capabilities to monitor equipment and make decisions in real-time instead of waiting until the job is complete, to realize that  [ Read More ]