New tooling, machine designs, and software make complex forms possibleThis cut and formed piece was created entirely in a single setup on a punch press. Advances in tooling and machine designs made this possible.Some shy away from using form tools on a punch press, especially those that create high
Machine structurePunching machines can be designed with different frame shapes. One option is theC frame, as used. This offers special benefits.The machine frame absorbs the forces 16 required for punching 1 . The punching head 2 is permanently mounted on the machine frame.The C-shaped design of the
It’s more than just the tolerance block on the printFigure 1 A material’s grain direction adds yet another variable to a bending process.So you’ve added a state-of-the-art press brake, and you’ve spent a small fortune on precision-ground tooling. The press brake manufacturer promised that this new m
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If you own a press brake that is eight feet or longer, chances are you’ve experienced press brake deflection. Press brake deflection is when the ram and bed flex under load. Most modern press brakes are powered by two hydraulic cylinders on either end and are supported by side frames, meaning that both the power and support are isolated to either end of the machine. This results in the machine being the strongest and most rigid at the two ends. As a result of this design, ram and bed deflection is a normal part of press brake operation. Ram and bed deflection occurs most dramatically in locations farthest away from the hydraulic cylinders; in other words, it is most noticeable in the middle of the press brake.
Implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) facilitates consistency and helps to reduce multiple setup parts and the resulting scrap. These SOPs not only help shops minimize press brake setup times, but also increase consistency in bend sequences for all operators and reduce part variations produced by individual operators.