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Buy Amada Press Brake With Automated Tool Changing Technology

May 22nd 2015 at 2:40 AM

As the leading manufacturer of press brakes and punch presses for the metal fabrication industry, Amada has responded to the industry requirement of quickly producing small batches of parts those require frequent tool changing by introducing automated Amada press brake. As a matter of fact almost 90% of all press brakes that Amada now sells are automatic, for, due to increased competition and changed character of the industry shops can never afford to keep the machine waiting idle for tool changing or loading and unloading tasks. This automatic tool changing technology can very well be the answer for fabricators looking to increase the through put in their bending departments.

Even an extremely efficient and experienced operator running an Amada punch press will take some time to change tools as this is a job setup requiring numerous tools to be placed within the press brake and a less experienced worker is realistically going to take a lot more time. It has been seen that tool changing in a punch press can take anything between 15 to 30 minutes which can be dramatically reduced to around three minutes only with the automated tool changing technology of the robotic press brakes. This can be extremely useful for a fabricator if he is required to run around 15 different configurations within a single shift and this is also the advantage that have made these products from Amada extremely crucial for the sheet metal fabrication industry.

Sheet metal fabrication industry has undergone a huge change in characteristics during the last decade or so and short running varied jobs has become the very nature of it. Tooling change over in an automated press brake takes around three minutes irrespective of its complexity and for maximum efficiency these systems rely upon four manipulators – two each for punches and dies for transporting the tools from the storage area to the staging. While in process the automated system first removes the tooling that was already there in the bed and delivers those in the storage. Following that, the required tooling is retrieved and punches and dies are placed at their precise position – and all these is done in a little over three minutes.

These automated tooling technology press brakes from Amada come with a tool storage area adequate for accommodating 86ft of tooling and they also come with features allowing the stockers to be rotated for reverse orientation of tooling. There is also an automated tool changer that is specifically designed for these machines and can be easily tailored around for most frequent bending jobs. It is also possible to accommodate other operations like hemming in these press brakes but it is only up to the fabricators whether they want these special features in their systems or not. So, gone are the days when tool changing was actually a part of the set up as it is now being taken care of by the machines themselves and really saves the operator a lot of valuable time making these press brakes all the more beneficial for their business.

If you are looking for Amada press brake or punch presses, search no more. They are now easily available with http://www.altparts.com/.

About The Author

Maddox Henderson is a veteran from the metal fabrication industry and has witness the field going through many transformations first hand. He also likes to write many informative articles about his understanding of the industry and the best tools for use in projects like Amada laser machine and more!

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