PX - Panel benders - Products - Salvagnini Group

Product overview

The PX uses universal bending tools which automatically adapt in-cycle to the panel geometry, without machine down times or manual retooling, allowing batch-one or kit productions.

The panel bender is CE marked, to guarantee maximum safety for the operator. The loading and unloading operations are controlled by optical light barriers, which stop the cycle if necessary.

The PX natively includes the CI interface, for integrating a loading/unloading robot on the left-hand side of the machine. To set it up, remove the side wall facing the robot by hand and then install it in the opposite wall for safety reasons.

The proprietary LINKS, STREAM and OPS softwares establish communication between the system and the company departments involved in the production flow.

The integrated adaptive technologies (bending formula, MAC3.0) make the system intelligent and able to automatically adapt to changes in the material and the external environment, eliminating waste and corrections, and extending the range of products that can be made.

 Flexible automation
 Safe technology
 Intelligent configurability
 Connectivity 4.0
 Adaptive system
  • How does it work?

    Upper and lower blade, counterblade and blankholder are the four universal tools used to process the whole range of thicknesses and machinable materials, from 0.5 to 2.5 mm, during the cycle and without machine down times or manual re-tooling.

  • Operating mode: simple, quick and lean

    Bending on each side of the sheet is achieved thanks to the controlled interpolated movements of the blades.

  • Controlled centering

    The sheet metal is centered, just once at the start of the process, against controlled mechanical stops: the cycle time is minimized and any precision errors are all absorbed by the first bend. The mechanical stops are a further guarantee of finished panels of the correct size, every time. 

  • Proprietary bending formula

    Developed over the years, the bending formula defines the force and manages the movements of the universal tools, analyzing different parameters in real time, including deflections, temperature and thickness, guaranteeing the precision, repeatability and quality of the finished product.

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FACE

Intelligent design, intuitive and easy-to-use: FACE is the Salvagnini human-machine interface for the whole product range. 

MAC3.0

MAC3.0 detects any differences in the mechanical characteristics of the material compared to their nominal value during the cycle, adapting the movements of the bending unit and the manipulator to compensate them.

Industry 4.0

Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 are key topics for staying competitive on the market. When adopted, they can implement and manage complex, integrated, highly automated high-performance systems, and can help to develop simple solutions that require no structural changes to the production layout, making the world of smart manufacturing much more accessible.

P-Robot

P-Robot is a new application combining a Salvagnini panel bender with a robot to produce kits, batches, and single parts autonomously.

  • Refrigerator door

    Find out how Salvagnini PX bends a stainless steel refrigerator door of 0.8mm thickness in less than 40 seconds. 

  • Drawer

    Find out how Salvagnini PX bends a galvanized drawer of 0.8mm thickness in 60 seconds. 

  • Waste bin

    Kit production? No problem! This waste bin is made of 5 parts, all galvanized 0.8mm thick. Find out how easy it is for the PX to bend it in cycle without re-tooling. 

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Intelligent system, constant quality

Practically everything you ever wanted to know about the PX panel bender, satisfactorily explained.

Productivity
Adaptivity
Precision

Conventional bending is characterized by an average OEE of 30%, with flexibility dependent on the tool change system - which is often costly and more time-consuming than on a panel bender - or on the installation of more than one press brake. The PX panel bender, on the other hand, natively combines productivity, with its automatic bending and handling cycles, and flexibility, with its universal bending tools. And with its advanced cycles, the PX completes an average of 17 bends per minute

The PX doesn’t require re-tooling: the upper and lower blades, the counterblade and the blankholder are universal tools that are able to process the whole range of thicknesses and machinable materials. 

Loading and unloading are performed by the operator, who positions the sheet metal on the worktable and collects the product after bending. The PX's cycle minimizes the impact of these activities on total cycle time, as it allows the product to be unloaded after positioning the sheet on the worktable, thus combining two operations in a single action.

The set-up has minimal impact on the panel bender's productivity: when the program is loaded, the blankholder automatically adapts in masked time, and the manipulator gets into position for gripping and handling the sheet. 

The PX is equipped with an automatic blankholder, which automatically adapts the length of the tool according to the size of the part to be produced, without the need for machine downtime or manual re-tooling even in-cycle: the ideal solution for batch-one and kit production.

MAC3.0 is the set of integrated technologies – sensors, formulas and algorithms – that make the panel bender intelligent: it eliminates waste and reduces corrections, measuring in-cycle and automatically compensating any variability in the material being machined.

The PX can be equipped with proprietary OPS software, which ensures communication between the panel bender and the factory ERP: depending on needs, OPS manages the production of sequences of different parts. Universal bending tools, automatic in-cycle set-up and automatic handling allow the system to respond to any requests immediately.

The sheet metal is centered, just once at the start of the process, against controlled reference stops: this minimizes the cycle time as well as any precision errors, which are all absorbed by the first bend. The bending formula automatically optimizes the bending parameters to reduce waste, while MAC3.0 detects and automatically compensates any variability in the material to guarantee precise, high-quality bends, reducing set-up times.

Software

Industry has changed: flexibility and efficiency are fundamental requirements for managing increasingly smaller batches or rapid item turnover rate.  And developments in technology have in some way upset the balance between workloads, with increasingly fast systems which however need to be guided by more and more specific machine programs, the generation of which is increasingly time-consuming. This is why software is increasingly crucial to improving the efficiency of machinery.

STREAM is Salvagnini’s answer to the modern industrial context, a programming suite that improves reactivity and reduces costs, operating errors and process inefficiencies.

OPS is the Salvagnini modular production management software which optimizes the entire production process, exchanging real-time information between the machinery and the factory ERP/MRP.

Salvagnini’s IoT solution, increases the global efficiency of the panel bender. LINKS allows real-time monitoring of the machine’s performance and independent analysis.

Technical data

Model

PX

Maximum length of incoming sheet (mm)

2495

Maximum width of incoming sheet (mm)

1600

Maximum diagonal that can be rotated (mm)

2500

Maximum bending length (mm)

2180

Maximum bending height (mm)

203

Maximum bending force (kN)

330

Maximum clamping force (kN)

530

Minimum thickness (mm)

0.5

Maximum thickness and bending angle steel, UTS 410 N/mm2 (mm)

2.5 (±90°) 
1.6 (±120°)
1 (±125°)

Maximum thickness and bending angle stainless steel, UTS 660 N/mm2 (mm)

2.1 (±90°)
1.25 (±120°)
1 (±125°)

Maximum thickness and bending angle aluminium, UTS 265 N/mm2 (mm)

3.5 (±90°)
2.5 (±120°)
2.1 (±125°)

Average consumption (kW)

5

Noise level (Machine Directive 2006/42/EC) (dB)

70

Values refer to a standard machine. Salvagnini reserves the right to modify this data without warning.