Robot focuses on bending automation

Robot focuses on bending automation

At Southern Manufacturing 2019, Bystronic will demonstrate its Xpert 40 press brake with Mobile Bending Robot. The robot is available for feeding the press brake, turning it into a compact, automated bending cell for producing 3D sheet metal components.

In a matter of minutes, users can set up the robotics and load sheet metal blanks for bending. Programming is carried out offline and ByVision Bending software allows data to be imported without interrupting the job currently in progress. The result is a cell with a high degree of process reliability that lends itself to minimally-attended, multi-shift operation.

Retrofittable to any Xpert 40 press brake, the robot is suitable for subcontractors, as it allows automatic production for larger runs of components, or rapid access for manual bending of smaller batches and one-offs by quickly setting the robot module aside.

As the automation module is on wheels and the press brake itself is small enough to be moved by fork lift truck, the entire assembly can be relocated anywhere in a factory to suit variable production needs.

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