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Archive for the ‘Press Brakes’ Category

Automating bending operations when production demands are high provides a much needed flexibility for fabrication shops. As productivity has increased due to the introduction of high speed Fiber laser cutting systems, so has the demand for additional bending capacity. Offline programming capabilities has surely freed up additional press brake capacity,  [ Read More ]

As innovative hardware and software technologies have been introduced into modern CNC press brakes, the skill sets required to operate these machines have changed dramatically. Consequently, with the introduction of new innovative machine technologies, tasks have become simpler and less time consuming and overall productivity has increased. The press brake’s  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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 ]

The “push” demand is created by the Fiber laser as it produces up to four times more parts than a conventional CO2 laser, depending on power levels, directly impacting press brake and other downstream capacities. At this point it does not make sense to have stacks of cut parts at  [ Read More ]

Dynamic hydraulic crowning for press brakes represents one of the most innovative advances to date in metal fabrication, and has contributed to increased productivity, reduced setup times and improved bend accuracies. Crowning for press brakes is required to ensure that equal force is being exerted between the tooling and the  [ Read More ]

Considering that a fiber laser is capable of a two fold increase in cut part volumes as compared to CO2, how then can a fabricator keep up with the increased productivity downstream? Today’s modern press brakes have evolved to be even more productive than they were just several years ago.  [ Read More ]

Reducing non-productive time on manually operated equipment is by far the most effective way to increase productivity, increase machine capacity, and reduce overall production costs. By the nature of their operations, press brake equipment are, in particular, highly visible contributors of this kind of inefficiency, due to the different tool  [ Read More ]

Manufacturers are under constant pressure to find faster and better ways of accomplishing repetitive tasks. Fortunately, the ever-changing landscape of technological change is constant as well. Indeed, we see technology moving very quickly as it affects all aspects of our lives, making everything we do simpler and faster to accomplish.  [ Read More ]