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New Generation Amada Press Brake With Advanced Features

Apr 9th 2015 at 3:28 AM

Increasing throughputs in the bending departments have been the primary focus of metal fabricators and press brake operators for quite some time and the automated tooling change technology that is now found on most of the latest generation CNC press brake is probably the best available solution for the concern. Competition in the industry of sheet metal fabrication has considerably changed its character during the last decade or so and primary focus of the industry now lies upon the ability of the fabricators to respond in time to the rapidly changing market demands. Producing large volumes of the standard product for the mass market is no longer the means of capturing market share and making more profit.

Customization is heavily pushed on by proliferation of 3-D printers and with this new and now available technology things can be easily made on demand. But this, no doubt considerably compounds challenge of manufacturing, for every finished product is a new product that is unique and one of its kind. Best known CNC press brake manufacturers like Amada has promptly responded to these changing demands of the market and the new robotic press brakes with automatic tool changing can actually reduce the time required for any complex setup from 25 to 30 minutes to only approximately three minutes. Until a few years ago Amada and other reputed manufacturers of machine tools only built manual press brakes with automated tooling options but as manual tooling setup were extremely time consuming and thus required to be eliminated. The new hydraulic Amada press brake– a manual press brake with automatic changer that is now available in the market for quite some time has already become popular among fabricators and manufacturers.

As short running varied jobs have almost completely changed the very nature of today’s sheet metal fabrication industry – fabricators now focus upon designing and creating tooling layouts that can maximize their product throughput by means of several different setups on the same length of the bed of the press brake. The new range of Amada press brake comes with four manipulators – two each for the dices and the punches for transporting tools from storage to the staging and places them in their precise positions for best quality accurate production of machine parts. These machines are also equipped with a special feature that can rotate the stockers in case reverse orientation tooling is required to be installed. This allows the press brake operator accomplish complex methods like gooseneck tooling with the help of only a single and simple programming command and certainly makes the job easier as never before and less time consuming.

This new generation Amada product has been made available to European, Asian and also Australian markets and have also gained popularity among the fabricators, for Amada products can change tool automatically allowing the operators to move the materials. Moreover if a machine is being used for staged vending purpose by a certain fabricator they can do that in minimum time and the company is still working upon optimizing the process for further reducing the required tool setup time.

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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