Even in the case of advanced, precise and fast technologies, manual press brakes are limited by factors such as tooling and set-up times as well as down times for sheet metal feeding, programming, part handling and checking. Is it possible to significantly increase the availability of the press brake? Salvagnini has already done so by introducing a modular and scalable concept of automation that can increase the flexibility and independence of the press brake, allowing it to adapt itself in setting up and managing the tools on the basis of what it needs to produce. The aim is to make bending an operation that is less influenced by the process variables and, as a result, provides greater certainties, for example, in terms of machining times, as well as costs and budgets.


The ATA (Automatic Tool Adjuster) device is used to change and automatically adjust the upper bending tool length, saving time and increasing production efficiency. Changeover is fast, taking just a few seconds, and programming is simple and intuitive.


The ATA.L device, for the lower tools, is the ideal solution for kit production, as it allows parts of different lengths to be bent in sequence.


The MVM option, the variable opening die which is an alternative to ATA.L, automatically adapts the opening of the V on the basis of the program and allows materials with different thicknesses and/ or bending radii to be bent. It does not require manual die set-up, increasing the productivity and flexibility of the press brake. 


Salvagnini’s fourth level of automation is represented by the AU-TO automatic tool change device. AU-TO does not disable the operation of the ATA devices, but rather prepares the machine by maximizing the potential of the automatic tool set-up and applying the best strategies on the basis of the production flow.

It reduces set-up times and increases the availability of the B3 press brake: the movements occur outside the bending area, and their impact on the added value activities is limited. The tool store, covered and located in the rear section of the press brake, can hold up to 24 m of tools without requiring any segmentation. The operations are rapid and take place incycle and in masked time, contributing to further increasing the efficiency of the technology.

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