Press brakes are a vital fabrication machine used for bending and forming sheet metal required in almost every shop. They can help by reducing your job setup time and increasing your work efficiency and product more accurate parts.
A press brake is used for bending sheet and plate material. It forms predetermined bends by clamping the workpiece between a matching punch and die and through force gaged in tonnage bends the metals. A CNC Press Brake is more specialized than a Manual Press Brake. CNC brakes (short for Computer Numerically Controlled) can bend sheet metal work from just a few inches across to sections many feet long on the largest industrial machines. They have a fixed bottom bed with the V block tooling clamped in place and a top ram that travels under force with the V blade tool forcing the material to yield between the punch and die. Set up time is much faster because the controller calculates all the positions of the ram and backgauge. It can check for errors, calculate the correct bend sequence, and repeat the motion multiple times.
With a manually operated press brake, the operator must reset the machine for each bend produced.
Press Brakes – Myths vs. Facts
CNC Press Brakes are too expensive.
CNC controls are only for production
CNC Press Brakes are difficult to learn.
A CNC Press Brake Can Improve Your Business
Manufacturing Solutions has wide range of affordable New Press Brakes and Quality Used Press Brakes. Check out our inventory to see which machine is best suited for your needs. If you still have questions, give us call. We’re here to help!