Futura Automation - Press Brake Automation Solutions and Partners

This week’s Simple Solutions features Press Brake Machine Tending

Futura Automation - Press Brake Automation Solutions and Partners

ARTICLE: How the welding cobot changes the metal fabrication shop

Article source: Fabricator.com – full article HERE
Collaborative robots have come a long way during the past decade, particularly in metal manufacturing. They began as a curiosity. Some shops purchased a cobot or two just to see what they could do with them. Yes, they could perform light pick-and-place tasks, but that has limited applicability in sheet metal and plate fabrication. What about tending a press brake, or perhaps a hardware or stamping press? Maybe an ironworker?

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Photo credit: Why Automate your Press Brakes?

Article: Why Automate your Press Brakes?

Article source: Fabricator.com full article HERE

Automating the blanking operation, including laser cutting and punching, is a big move for any metal fabricator, but it’s also somewhat straightforward, focusing on flat sheet and flat parts. Of course, there’s nothing flat about bending, and this makes automation much more complex and challenging. Nevertheless, current technology is overcoming most of these hurdles, and as a result, it has brought the benefits of forming automation to a variety of manufacturers.

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Advantages of Automating Press Brakes

Futura Automation - Advantages of Automating Press Brakes

Increase productivity & reduce labor costs

Reducing labor content goes hand in hand with increased productivity. Even when using a simple system of just a robot and a press brake, you’ll see a substantial reduction in labor input. After all, once setup is complete, the operation runs unattended.

Futura Automation - Advantages of Automating Press Brakes

Tighter Process Control

When operators handle a part during the bending stroke, they may follow inconsistently, too quickly, or too slowly, and this can affect the final bend angle. Conversely, the bending robot follows the part at the exact speed and distance every time, so by its nature, automated bending yields extremely consistent bends.

Futura Automation - Advantages of Automating Press Brakes

Versatility to bend small or large parts

Fabricators have turned to robotic bending to handle large, heavy parts for years. Performed manually, these applications typically require several operators to lift and manipulate workpieces. In these cases, a large-capacity press brake with a heavy-payload-capacity robot can form these parts easily and safely.

Futura Automation - Advantages of Automating Press Brakes

Common Press Brake Applications

  • Automotive panels
  • Airframes
  • Metal artwork
  • Furniture
  • Metal containers
  • Many other sheet metal forming applications

Safety Light Curtains

Type 2, Type 4 safety light curtains for industrial applications. Safety Light curtains are electro sensitive devices using one or more light beams, emitted by an Emitter and received by a Receiver, to create an intangible controlled area. Reer light curtains define the self-monitoring and safety principles contained in the device; it must be chosen as a function of the risk level characterising the machine.

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SANMOTION Motion Control

SANMOTION C integrates motion control, robot control, and sequence control into one unit to provide major advantages in reduced device costs and shorter development times. Several different types of industrial networks can be used. For use in material handling robots and general industrial machinery. Image processing devices and a touch panel have also been developed as motion controller peripherals.

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Futura Automation Newsletter: Simple Solutions - April 28, 2022