The hydraulic press brake with a sheet support follower system is utilized for bending long and thin sheets. It primarily comprises of a duo of sheet supports positioned at the front of the machine at the same height as the bending line or bottom tool. These supports are managed by the CNC, dutifully following and propping up the sheet throughout the bending procedure.
A counterbend can occur when attempting to bend a large, heavy, and thin plate. This phenomenon happens due to the overhang, which generates a torque that causes the sheet to bend around the die edge under its weight. A visual representation of this can be seen in the drawing. To prevent this type of damage, a sheet lifter should be used to support the plate throughout the entire bending cycle.
AP1 - AP2 CNC-controlled interpolated axes
Light solution, easy to move
Adjustable according to the size of the workpiece
Improved shop floor efficiency
Less physical strain and safety risks
Protection from counterbends and scratches
Bend as closed as 70°
R axis -30/+170 mm; maximum die opening 100 to 160 mm
Brush and support shaft dim. 350x900 mm extendable up to 1200 mm.
The sheet follower is equipped with an LED light to enable direct control of active or inactive modes, thereby mitigating any potential safety hazards.
The most recent sheet metal bending followers are designed to enhance the performance of our press brakes by decreasing setup time and streamlining the operators' work. These bending aids offer significant practical support, such as automatic height adjustment, particularly for handling heavy or oversized components.