Thursday, 24 April 2014 21:19

New TruBend press brake introduced by TRUMPF


Simple to operate, rugged, and reliable best describes the new TruBend Series 3000 of press brakes from TRUMPF. The multi-touch-control and the space-saving design are the predominant features. The back gauges can move across the entire bending length removing any restrictions. Automatic crowning ensures consistent angles. In addition, the high axis speeds make this machine the fastest in its class.

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The latest model to be introduced is the TruBend 3100 with press force of 1,000 kN and 3m bending length. Standard equipment includes a two-axis back gauge which may, as an option, be expanded to a four- or five-axis back gauge. This makes it possible to position sheet metal securely, even where complex part geometries are involved.

Simple and intuitive

Thanks to its modest investment costs, the TruBend 3100 is well suited to those new to manual bending. The operating concept is simple and intuitive. The machine’s operator can sketch components and program them graphically at a large display with modern multi-touch control. The exact bending parameters are calculated by the control circuits, based on TRUMPF technology data. 3D visualization further simplifies the work and examines the design for potential collisions. If suitable bending programs already exist, they can be imported either via a USB interface or a network connection.

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Even third-party tools can be used without an adapter. The customer can select from a number of different tool clamping concepts. Manual clamping is standard. Here the upper and lower tools are secured with Allen screws. The quick clamp option reduces set-up times, as the upper tools are rapidly clamped with a lever. The swiftest option for set-up is automatic hydraulic clamping. In addition, all the clamping systems automatically centre the tools, which can be inserted vertically. Both these features reduce clamping times.

Safe and sure bending

A variety of features ensure that the machines in the new TruBend Series 3000 offer a safe and ergonomically correct workplace. Among them is the optoelectronic safety system BendGuard. It uses a light field to monitor the area beneath the upper tool. If there is an interruption – a hand breaking the light field, for example – the machine automatically stops. The operator can therefore make full use of the machine’s full speed, without risk.

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The BendGuard is positioned at the sides of the machine at ends of the press beam. In preparation for inserting tools from the side, the BendGuard can be simply swung to the rear so that it does not interfere with the process. The position of the BendGuard can be easily adjusted in increments to accommodate differing tool heights.

The machine’s compact design brings further advantages. It requires only a small footprint, the interior space for the machinery is readily accessible. It is also quickly installed as it is delivered completely assembled. The workspace is also well lit, thanks to LED illumination in front of and inside the machine.

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