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How to deal with angular variation on the press brake

One particular operator of a machine press brake wrote about a problem. It seemed that despite the machine’s purported ability to calculate depths with reasonable accuracy, the press brake’s output was not as expected. It was decided that one reasonable explanation could be that the machine was confused in its ability to accurately target depth settings. This sad state of affairs could be brought about by the fact that the press brake was dealing with a design flaw. If the die opening is not close enough to ideal thickness, that is 6X to 8X material thickness, such an inability to accurately access target depth can result.

Key Takeaways:

  • One operator of a machine fabrication press brake found that despite the machine’s purported ability to calculate depths, it was not generating the expected output.
  • It was decided that one explanation might be that the machine the machine was having an issue targeting the correct the precise depth settings.
  • This inability to precisely target the correct depth could be the result of the press brake having a die opening that falls short of the ideal thickness.

“The beauty of this new machine is that it should be able to calculate reasonably accurate depths and backgauge settings. Once you know your correction factor for a given length, it should compensate when you enter a new length.”

Read more: https://www.thefabricator.com/thefabricator/article/bending/how-to-deal-with-angular-variation-on-the-press-brake

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