TRUMPF will unveil a new fully automatic panel bending machine for the North American market. Designed to process complex parts quickly and efficiently, the new TruBend Center 7020 can bend parts with side lengths of up to 13.8 inches. The machine can also handle material thicknesses of up to 0.15 inches in aluminum, 0.12 inches in steel and 0.08 inches in stainless steel, extending over the entire bending length. “No other panel bending machine on the market can offer this level of performance when it comes to box height and material thickness,” explains TRUMPF Inc. Head of Smart Factory Applications and Automated Bending Franziska Maschowski. Compared to a manual press brake, the new TruBend 7020 works up to 80 percent faster, depending on the specific part and bending operations involved. Panel bending technology is particularly suitable for fabricating complex parts with radius bends, short side lengths, and narrow profiles. It produces this type of parts more efficiently and at a higher level of quality than traditional die bending. Faster bending with the new rotary part manipulator The TruBend Center 7020 owes its short cycle time to a new rotary part manipulator, which can move the part even closer to the bending line. In many cases, this reduces the cycle time by eliminating the need to reposition the grippers during processing. For more information, visit www.trumpf.com.