Press brakes are essential tools in any metalworking shop, and they’re used to shape and bend sheet metals into the desired shape. A basic press brake consists of two sides that close together to clamp down on the workpiece, which is then bent either manually or with a dying system. Press brakes have many advantages over other metal shaping methods, such as cost savings, accuracy, and precision.
CNC press brake machines are a type of press brake that is programmed with computer numerical control (CNC) software. This allows the operator to input precise measurements and angles into the machine, which can then be used to accurately bend sheet metal up to a certain tonnage rating. CNC press brakes are much faster than traditional press brakes, as they eliminate the need for manual measurements and angles.
Press brakes are used in a variety of industries, from automotive to aerospace. They’re used to create parts that need to be bent or shaped into the desired shape with accuracy and precision. Additionally, It can be used to join two pieces of metal together by crimping or bending them together into a joint.
Press brake safety is an important consideration for operators and owners alike. Safety measures should include the use of protective eyewear, gloves, and appropriate clothing. Also, pressure settings should be carefully adjusted before each bending process to ensure that the sheet metal is not damaged or deformed in the process. Lastly, operators must always be aware of their surroundings, as there is a risk of injury from the press brake’s moving parts.
Features of a CNC Press Brake Machine
1. Touchscreen Interface: The touchscreen interface makes it easy to program and control the press brake’s operations, as well as adjust its settings for different types of materials and applications.
2. CNC Control Software: CNC software allows operators to input precise measurements and angles into the machine, which can then be used to accurately bend sheet metal up to a certain tonnage rating.
3. Automatic Shut-Off: Automated shut-off systems ensure that the machine will automatically turn off if it’s not in use, or if an emergency stop is triggered.
4. Pneumatic Clamps: Pneumatic clamps hold the material in place during the bending process, and they can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes and thicknesses of material.
5. Safety Features: Safety features include emergency stop buttons, as well as sensors that detect when something is in the way of the press brake’s movement, preventing accidents from occurring.
6. Auxiliary Equipment: Auxiliary equipment such as press brake tools can be used to assist in the bending process, and they are usually included with CNC press brakes.
Press brakes are a great tool for metalworking shops, but it’s important to ensure that operators know how to use them safely and correctly. With proper training and safety precautions, it can continue to be used safely and efficiently in the metalworking industry.
Applications that CNC press brake machines are used for
CNC press brake machines are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and construction. They can be used to make parts that need to be bent or shaped into the desired shape with accuracy and precision. Some applications include:
1. Creating brackets, flanges, and supports.
2. Forming automotive body panels.
3. Bending tubes for exhaust systems.
4. Creating components for construction equipment.
5. Fabricating aircraft parts and components.
6. Joining two pieces of metal together by crimping or bending them into a joint.
7. Forming ductwork and other industrial parts.
8. Manufacturing tools and dies.
9. Creating special shapes for decorative applications.
By using the right safety protocols and training operators on how to use a press brake safely, it can be an incredibly effective tool for creating many different types of parts with accuracy and precision. With the right CNC press brake machine, your metalworking shop will have everything needed to create high-quality products quickly and efficiently.
CNC machines provide an invaluable tool to many metalworking shops, and they offer a great way to save time, money, and energy when it comes to creating parts. With the right machine and safety protocols in place, operators can take advantage of the accuracy and precision that CNC press brakes offer.
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The Best CNC Press Brake at Applied Machinery
YAWEI PBH 110-3100 CNC7 (66T)
The YAWEI PBH 110-3100 CNC7 (66T) is the perfect solution for you if higher precision and complex forming operations are needed in your bending operation. This machine features a robust 110 ton bending force and a 3100mm bending length, making it suitable for numerous applications in many industries. With a throat depth of 410mm, 1500mm between frames, 215 mm ram stroke and 520mm open height it can handle extreme bending radius with far greater power compared to other smaller models. The seven axis CNC control provides unlimited possibilities for exact and precise measurements that are easy to program and repeat safely. Furthermore, you can use the two freely moving front sheet supports on linear guide to support high bending forces along the whole length of the tool while avoiding overstress of any kind. This top-of-the-line CNC7 (66T) model guarantees accuracy when completing even very delicate projects with perfection.
If you are in the market for a Press Brake machine, be sure to do your research. There are many factors to consider before making a purchase, such as size and weight restrictions, space constraints, budget and more. Applied Machinery is here to help you every step of the way, from initial consultation to installation and beyond. We have a wide range of new and used Press Brakes available for sale, so contact us today to find out more.