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How To Deal With The No Pressure Fault Of Press Brake

Views: 113     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-08-22      Origin: Site Inquire

The CNC hydraulic press brake is mainly used in the workpiece bending process, assembled by the frame, slider, workbench, hydraulic cylinder, hydraulic proportional servo system, position detection system, CNC system, and electrical system. The press brake can always keep the position of the slider synchronized (parallel to the workbench) under no-load speed, working speed, and retract conditions, and can achieve high-precision positioning at the end of the stroke. Therefore, it is widely used for component bending processing in industries such as automobile, shipbuilding, container, engineering machinery, construction institutions, metal structures, light poles, and power poles.

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Below we will analyze the hydraulic system of the CNC hydraulic press brake machine, sort out the possible causes of faults such as no pressure while bending, introduce the working principle of the prefill valve and troubleshoot.

1. Fault Description

While CNC hydraulic press brake is running, the ram or called a slider, under the control of the CNC system and hydraulic servo system, needs to go through 6 stages to finish one bending: fast downwards, deceleration downwards, bend and hold the pressure, release the pressure, fast upwards and stop at the upper dead center. This article combines the six stages into three stages: fast downwards, bending, and fast retract (fast upwards).

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Now the press brake machine has the problem that: the slider can quickly down, but while bending, the pressure is insufficient to complete the bending operation.

2. Hydraulic System

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Hydraulic Principle

1---prefill valve        2---proportional servo valve    3---relief valve   

4--- cartridge valve 1   5---proportional relief valve    6---cartridge valve2

7---oil filter device     8---hydraulic pump

Fast Downwards

4Y5 (cross), 4Y3 is energized, the oil in the hydraulic cylinder lower chamber quickly goes through the cartridge valve 1, the proportional servo valve, and goes back to the tank, the pressure which supports the slider will also stop. The self-weight of the slider drives the piston down rapidly, and the upper chamber of the hydraulic cylinder instantly forms negative pressure, "sucking open" the prefill valve, a large amount of oil from the tank enters the upper chamber of the hydraulic cylinder through the prefill valve, the slider runs down quickly.

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When the slider goes down to the changeover point, the 4Y3 loses power, the cartridge valve closes, and the oil in the lower chamber of the hydraulic cylinder generates pressure through the relief valve so that the slider cannot fall freely. At this time, 1Y1 is energized, so that the proportional relief valve establishes the system pressure, 1Y2 is energized, the prefill valve is closed, and the oil enters the upper chamber of the hydraulic cylinder through the proportional servo valve, forcing the slider to move downward and completing the bending action.

 Fast Retract (fast upwards)

4Y3 is energized, cartridge valve 1 opens, and 4Y5 is energized (straight through), at this time, the oil output from the oil pump enters the lower chamber of the hydraulic cylinder through the proportional servo valve and cartridge valve 1, and 1Y1 keeps energized, the proportional relief valve continues to build up pressure. At the same time, 1Y2 is de-energized, the prefill valve opens under the pressure of the control circuit, the oil in the upper chamber of the hydraulic cylinder returns to the tank quickly through the prefill valve, and the slider completes the fast retract action.

3. Fault Analysis and Troubleshooting

According to the failure phenomenon and the hydraulic system schematic diagram, the press brake machine has no pressure while bending, the possible causes of the failure are as follows:

Fault causes:

● The 1Y1 solenoid of the proportional relief valve in the pressure control valve group is not energized, the proportional relief valve is an ordinary relief valve at this period, and the system cannot build up enough pressure.

● If the tapered hole of the cartridge valve is worn or the seal fails, the valve port can’t fully close, so the oil can return to the tank directly through the cartridge valve when building pressure.

● The valve port of the liquid-filled valve can not close normally, the valve spool is damaged or the seal fails, and the upper cavity of the hydraulic cylinder is connected with the oil tank through the prefill valve cavity. The oil goes back to the tank through the prefill valve, resulting in insufficient pressure.

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According to the method of eliminating from simple to difficult, the troubleshooting processes are as follows:


● Check whether the proportional relief valve in the pressure control valve group is normally energized. Check the proportional relief valve while bending, If the 1Y1 light is on, and the proportional relief valve can normally act, then we can exclude the proportional relief valve failure.

● Check the pressure control valve group cartridge valve 2 and disassemble the valve, check the worn condition of the tapered hole, and clean and reinstall the spool. If still insufficient pressure, we can temporarily exclude the cartridge valve failure.

● Check the oil circuit solenoid reversing valve. The solenoid valve should be closed while bending, and prefill valve the command liquid filling valve closed, solenoid reversing valve no abnormalities.

● Check and disassemble the prefill valve. We can see the locking bolts at the valve end are loose and falling off, the pilot valve spool is damaged, and the prefill valve can not be tightly closed, so the bending pressure can not be normally built.

This is all about our article, and if you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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