A metal cutting and processing company that aims to constantly meet customer demand will always find it easier with an industrial press brake.
Press brakes have offered industrial manufacturing companies more capacity for complex operations, new automations and a significant improvement in the efficiency of production processes. Here are some of the advantages of having an industrial press brake:
Less material waste
Compared to other manufacturing methods, the press brake produces less material waste. The main reason is that it is capable of bending, cutting or folding sheet metal into parts very precisely. Because it is computer numerically controlled (CNC), the press brake processes are automated.
This minimal waste allows operators and companies to reduce the time of press brake operations. This greatly shortens the manufacturing lead time, reduces the cost burden for customers and minimizes the need for secondary/posterior processing on the fabricated metal part.
Defects are part of any type of manufacturing. The goal is not to eliminate them, but to reduce their occurrence so that they do not affect the normal flow of operations and productivity. After all, defects can have a significant impact on the production process by increasing downtime.
Press brakes improve productivity results. With proper training, operators will operate press brakes easily and intuitively.
The most advanced models of press brakes can perform several hundred bends at a time, facilitating high-volume production. Easy to set up and with a minimum of labor, the press brake is the solution to high productivity, which can be brought to different industries.
In-house manufacturing capabilities
Having a press brake within an industrial company’s production line streamlines all internal processes. Offshoring is lost, costs are significantly lowered and demand is controlled in a more accurate way.
Instead of outsourcing metal fabrication, companies are now investing in advanced bending machines. This is cost-effective in the long run due to the low investment required for training.
Operators can define the machine parameters to make the right settings and perform the perfect bend, material thickness, flange dimensions, bending angles, inner radius, blank size and many more.
Press brakes can be manual, semi-automatic or fully automated, depending on the needs of the industries.
Automation allows tasks that were previously done manually to be performed faster. Press brakes speed up manufacturing, shorten lead times and improve overall workplace safety.
From the beginnings of press brakes as a simple tool for bending sheet metal, the way has been paved for more modern machinery capable of making varied and very complex designs. Most press brakes have customizable parts and components that allow for a variety of manipulations, such as bending, coining, burring and more.
And most importantly…
At first glance, the press brake looks like a simple piece of fabrication equipment that bends sheet metal into different shapes. However, its impact on the manufacturing sector cannot be underestimated.
The advantages of the press brake in metal fabrication have led to outstanding results by speeding up manufacturing, enabling complex designs, reducing waste and improving in-house production. Industries will continue to rely on this machine to meet manufacturing needs for assembly or final distribution.