Revolutionizing Press Brake Tooling: Innovations for Modern Fabrication
In the dynamic markets of UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, and the broader Middle East, a revolutionary era is unfolding within the realm of press brake operations. This transformation is reshaping the strategies of fabrication shops, driven by the unique demands of compact batch sizes, intricate designs, and rapid changeovers. At the forefront of this evolution are OEMs, pioneering ingenious designs and capabilities that redefine the horizons of press brake tooling.
Conventional methods are now a thing of the past; today's fabricators in these vibrant markets are pursuing precision, flexibility, and operational efficiency. As manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of press brake capabilities, it's paramount to delve into the groundbreaking advancements and solutions that are steering the trajectory of this critical metalworking practice in the region.
How OEMs are changing tooling and setup for today’s shop
Scott Bowerman, National Tooling Sales Manager
Amada, a renowned name in the industry, is at the forefront of advancing press brake tooling to meet the evolving needs of modern fabrication shops. One of their innovative solutions is the implementation of fixed height (AFH) tooling coupled with common shut height (CSH) dies. This combination revolutionizes the production process by enabling various types of bends using a single setup.
The AFH tooling boasts a consistent overall punch height, allowing operators to seamlessly incorporate a variety of punch profiles across the entire brake setup. In conjunction, the CSH die system adds versatility to the process. From 90-degree bends to offset bends, this system empowers fabricators to perform multiple bending operations in a single setup. With tools sharing the same shut height, the risk of tool clashes is eliminated, enhancing efficiency and reducing errors.
Frank Arteaga, Head of Product Marketing
Bystronic Inc. is setting new standards with its innovative approach to press brake tooling. They have introduced a game-changing automated tool changing system that complements their Xpert press brakes, with a strong focus on optimizing setups for small batch sizes.
The core of this system is a compact robotic tool changer, seamlessly integrated into the Xpert press brake. This robotic arm efficiently positions tool sets, up to V80, in the upper and lower beams' clamping systems. With tool segment changes taking a mere 10 seconds, productivity soars. The system boasts an impressive tool storage capacity of up to 90 ft. of dies and 30 ft. of punches, stored within the machine itself. This innovative solution can be utilized in both manual and robotic setups, offering flexibility without significantly increasing costs.
The Xpert Tool Changer system is equipped with advanced sensor technology that identifies and integrates new tools into the tool magazine, ensuring a seamless transition. Additionally, a cleaning nozzle enhances the tool-changing process by using compressed air to clean the entire bending table, guaranteeing optimal performance.
TFI Co. Press Brake
TFI Co. Since 1965
Mohammad Reza Dastouri, Chairman and Director
Embarking on its journey in 1965, TFI Co. stands tall as the industry's most enduring manufacturer of exceptional Press Brake Tools. With unmatched expertise, we specialize in delivering tailored Press Brake Tooling solutions for a wide range of press brake models, encompassing Euro style machines, Trumpf/Wila, Bystronic, LVD, and more. Committed to excellence, our expansive inventory guarantees swift response to urgent orders, fortified by technical advice and unwavering support from our accomplished design team. In addition, our array includes Guillotine Blades that cater to all machines, complemented by our re-grinding service to address every bending requirement.
What TFI Co. Manufactures:
MOVING HORNS 90°, PUNCHES 88°, PUNCHES, CNC PRESS BRAKE MACHINE, HEMMING TOOLS, FLANGING TOOLS, HINGE MAKER TOOLS, FLATTENING TOOLS ,CURL MAKING TOOLS ,SPECIAL TOOLING, GOOSENECK PUNCH ,MULTI V GROOVES MATRIXES (V BLOCK DIES) ,T DIES 90°, ACUTE PUNCH,DIE, TFI VEE, U MAKING PUNCH DIE SETS,
Bill Bossard, President
Striving for innovation, Salvagnini America has crafted a visionary approach: designing and constructing a press brake equipped with a tool set capable of rearranging itself within a mere six to eight seconds. The focus is on tool adjustments, revolutionizing the traditional tool-changing concept. Leveraging automatic tool adjustment (ATA), the tooling swiftly adapts to the specific length requirements, streamlining the process.
Tom Bailey, TruBend Product Manager
Advancements in mechanical tooling have catalyzed progress within press brakes. Manufacturers are delving into intricate designs, necessitating substantial investment in tooling. Mechanical dies offer artful bends on complex geometries, whether through spring-loaded mechanisms or integrated cams. These tools eliminate the gap beneath the material, ensuring precise and aesthetically pleasing bends even on intricate designs.
If you are ready to place your order and experience the transformative power of TFI Co.'s Press Brake Tools, don't hesitate to take the next step.
TFI Co. Press Brake
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Posted on: June 30, 2023, 10:30 AM