Amada’s new press brake draws the crowds

Southern-00780_tmb The centrepiece of the Amada stand at Southern Manufacturing 2015 was the new HFE3i Press Brake with offline programming and scheduling software. The hotly anticipated HFE3i offers the user great flexibility with the latest 19" 3D multi touch screen control and smartphone-like operation. All program information is available on one single screen. Amada’s new BendNavi 3D system enables fast programming by importing DXF/DWG/IGES CAD files directly into the machine. The company says that further improvements to job set-up time are made possible with features such as SGrip tool clamps, bar code program input and tool navigation.

From an environmental perspective, a new energy saving drive with stop-start technology is deployed to achieve, what the firm claims, are impressive savings in both electricity and oil. A large working envelope delivers fast processing speeds of 15mm/sec for folding and 200mm/sec approach. Further simplifying forming tasks for operators, the HFE3i range offers sheet follower options for processing large work, delta X backgauges for gauging complex parts and a new automatic laser angle measurement system (BIL) for material up to
20mm thick.

The HFE3i press brake range offers bed lengths from 2m to 4m and press capacities from 50 tonnes up to 220 tonnes as standard, ensuring that the majority of forming applications can be accommodated.

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