What are the technical differences between our press brakes and the press brakes equipment of other companies?
The numerical control that is mounted in our machines, is a CNC equipped with 5 controls (Y1, Y2, X, R, Coronation). With this control it is not necessary to buy new updates in the future to extend the axes.
The difference with other numerical controls of other equipment is that in these others they can only work for 3 axes, without possibility of extending the program in the future.
Our CNC control, although it is not a graphic control, the machine is delivered with a graphic software made to measure for the CNC. This software allows graphic programming from the technical office.
This is very useful to have an exhaustive control of the costs and times that take to manufacture the pieces. This program can be used to control the material requirements and to position the parts.
This control has a direct connection to the machine using USB memory or a LAN connection. That way, the customer can send quotes, work instructions, and have direct control of the manufacturing from the technical office itself without the need to communicate with the workers of the machine.
Dimensions of our folders
One of the most important parts of a press brake, besides its own potential, is the bending length and the distance between the frames as can be seen in the following design:
Some of our competitors’ machines usually have 2600mm between frames instead of 3100mm of our equipment.
In addition, other brands of equipment usually have 3100mm total length, instead of 3550mm that our folding equipment has. Due to this, it is impossible, with competitor machines, to mix 3100mm sheets in a deep throat. With Jordi’s folding equipment, 3 meters is actually 3 meters, because we can use its full length and depth, without being limited by the machine throat.
The back indicator
In JORDI we are manufacturers, and therefore we are aware of what it means to buy machinery. For this reason, we try that our designs and products can be extended in the future without having to buy a new machine. We know that the needs of a company can change in the future, and our obligation is to ensure the growth of our customers.
As we explained in the paragraph on the CNC, our equipment has the possibility of being extended to more control axes (to 5 axes), because the CNC has this capacity as a standard component. The back gauge is designed to be extended to the fourth axis (R).
Our press brake is equipped with a manual R-axis, but it can be automated. The same applies to the automatic crowning system, the CNC has this axis free to extend according to the customer’s production needs.
Electrical and electronic differences
The transmission of the shafts to the calibration is done with Siemens servomotors. The difference between the inverter motor used by most of our competitors and the servos we use in our company is to maintain the torque from 0 r.p.m. since 6000 r.p.m. with the servomotors is constant, while the inverters reduce or increase the speed of the motor to the detriment of the torque.
It means that after several months of using the machine, small dirt is introduced into the mechanical part of the indicator. If this happens, the machine cannot work properly because the indicator back measurement is not correct. With servos, dirt or wear is not a problem, because the system automatically adjusts the difference.
Following our manufacturing standards and preserving the needs of our customers, we design our machines to minimize maintenance and adjustment work during the life of the machine. We use linear guides as opposed to the flat guides used by our competitors.
This sled has a totally airtight, self-oiling and maintenance-free sled, allowing for high-speed, vibration-free movement.
As you can see in the pictures above, the flat guides used by our competitors require constant adjustment, cleaning and greasing, otherwise there is a risk of excessive frame inclination and possible damage to the cylinders. This traditional system has been eliminated by systems like ours, which are much more precise and safe, and do not require periodic maintenance.