Salvagnini has introduced a new twist on press brake tooling management. Instead of maintaining a storage area on the side or in the rear of the press brake, the B3’s tooling is stored within the press brake itself, and it adjusts the positioning of the tools according to the next job.
Like with panel benders, on which the tooling shifts in the toolholder to accommodate the current bending job, so does the tooling in the press brake. Salvagnini calls this an ATA—Automatic Tool Adjuster—option. For bending jobs involving flanges, the tooling is shifted to create gaps where the flanges can be bent upwards without coming into contact with the upper tooling.
In the lower die, the V-shaped groove automatically adjusts for the next job.
With the upper and lower tooling setting up for the next job, a press brake operator has to wait only a few seconds. It is described as a tool change that can take place as the operator reaches for the next blank for bending.
Application versatility and, above all, ultimate production efficiency are the goals set and reached by Salvagnini with the B3 press brake, which is now fitted with the automatic bending tool setting device.
“An entirely flexible and efficient solution, that lets you bend parts that are all different to each other in sequence. So this is the ideal machine for anyone who processes materials that vary little, and hence can reap huge rewards from optimizing the bending cycle with the elimination of time-consuming machine retooling. This is another form of efficiency, and another process solution designed to cater to the specific needs of a market that is now mature and pursues productivity through responsiveness, the elimination of all inefficiencies and reduction of downtime, so as to adopt a different approach to press-brake bending by introducing kit production too,” explains Nicola Vanzo, Salvagnini’s Corporate Project Manager.
For further details contact Potgieter Industrial Machinery on TEL: 011 022 4648 or visit www.industrialmachinery.co.za