With the AMADA HG-ARs press brake in the new compact five-meter layout and the new AMADA ABS-R bending automation solution for HFE M2 and HFE3i press brakes, AMADA is making bending even more productive and efficient – irrespective of part size.

With a robot, automatic tool changer (ATC) and gripper station, the AMADA HG-ARs press brake is ideal for the processing of small and mid-sized parts – and with the new five-meter layout, which will be available as of the end of 2020, it provides many other decisive production advantages. Thus, the robot’s five-meter-long linear axis makes the unit particularly compact, requiring approximately 26 percent less floor space than a conventional AMADA HG-ARs bending cell. In addition, in the new model, the two loading pallets are now split. As a result, it is now possible to keep not two but four different parts ready for operation, thus increasing loading capacity and also the number of production passes by 50 percent Another highlight: As part of the introduction phase, it will also be possible to use the optimized bending software AMADA VPSS 3i
ARBEND in the future. This performs the fully automatic calculation of the bending sequence and also selects the tools required for it. This not only relieves the programmer of these tasks but the software also runs much faster.

Tankred Kandera,
Product Manager for Bending Technology, Amada GmbH

Flexible configuration

The new AMADA ABS-R system also ensures an enormous increase in efficiency and performance. It is a bending automation solution which can be retrofitted to manual AMADA press brakes of type AMADA HFE M2 and HFE3i to convert them into fully automatic, autonomous bending cells – together with all the advantages that go with this: “The AMADA ABS-R bending automation solution reduces personnel requirements, increases production capacity, and ensures high-precision, error-free machining in absolutely unvarying quality,” stresses Tankred Kandera, Product Manager for Bending Technology at AMADA GmbH. “The ABS-R bending cell is a flexibly configurable system whose layout can be individually adapted to meet any production requirements.” It is therefore possible to choose between three different 6-axis robots with loading capacities of between 50 and 200 kg. The robot travels along a ground track which can be up to 24 meters in length. This exploits the entire length of the machine and keeps the loading and unloading capabilities flexible.
It can also be used with an automatic loading system which considerably increases loading capacities compared to a closed cell. The system, which can be switched between robot and manual operation at the control cabinet, is rounded off by a reference table, reclamping station and optional customer-specific equipment, as well as by a safety barrier of up to three meters in height.

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