The new Retrofittable Bending Robot (RBR) transforms the AMADA HRB-1003ATC into a fully-automated bending solution. The associated bending program, including all the tool and gripper changes, can be created completely offline.
The AMADA HRB-1003ATC press brake with automatic tool changer (ATC) is ideally suited for the manufacture of small batch sizes using AFH-ATC tools. AMADA has now extended the system, which can also be equipped manually with existing tools, to include the new Retrofittable Bending Robot (RBR). This is a 6-axis robot with automatic gripper changer which travels along a linear 10-meter track in front of the system. It takes up the parts on the loading side, travels past the sheet thickness sensor on its way to the machine and then performs all the bending operations. It then stacks the components on the unloading side before the cycle is automatically repeated. The maximum part dimensions are 2×1 m, the maximum sheet thickness is 6 millimeters and the gross transportable weight is 50 kg.
“The RBR transforms the AMADA HRB-1003ATC into a fully-automated solution, in particular because the entire bending program, including all the robot movements and associated gripper operations, can be created conveniently offline,” explains Tankred Kandera, Product Manager for Bending Technology at AMADA. “Errors are eliminated during setup and in the bending program and the number of anomalies is now practically zero.” The solution, which supports customer-specific configurations, will be available in 2023.
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