Robot For Repetitive Press Brake Work
By Metal Center News Staff
on May 27, 2021
Operating press brakes is a potentially dangerous part of metal part fabrication. To produce more higher-quality parts without adding risk to workers, Waukesha, Wis.-based Acieta introduces the new FastBEND press brake tending robotic cell.
The versatile FastBEND robotic solution can be integrated with new or existing press brakes and may be outfitted for bin, pallet and conveyor outputs to process a wide variety of formed parts.
“Fabricators get a competitive advantage right away when using the FastBEND standard press brake tending cell by Acieta because it processes so many parts, not only with accuracy and speed, but with a totally predictable flow,” said Chris Poole, Regional Automation Manager. “That consistency allows them to rely on the production schedule without it being hampered by all the things that are causing struggles for today’s employers.”
With a queue of four to six different parts and up to 725 to 1,100 kilograms in blanks, even the standard cell can run for hours in lights-out continuous operation. Adding the second drawer cabinet option doubles the part numbers and material that can be queued. With its high capacity and low cost per part, it’s typical for shops to see a return on investment in 18 to 24 months.
When paired with some press brakes, the FastBEND can perform autonomous brake tooling (optional) and programming change-overs, allowing longer periods of unattended operation. A wide array of standard and custom end-of-arm tooling options suit most applications. With offline programming capabilities, the brake keeps forming while new jobs are programmed.
As a pre-engineered system, the FastBEND is ready for delivery in as soon as 12 weeks.
For more information about the FastBEND standard press brake tending cell, visit acieta.com/fastbend or call 844-4-ACIETA.