If you are new to the bending game, or have been running torsion bar pressbrakes for years, you might want to consider how a CNC synchronised pressbrake could be the perfect machine for your company.
Each of the hydraulic rams (Y1 and Y2 axis) are synchronised via the CNC controller to allow for absolute precise delivery of pressure for your bending job – regardless of where you are bending across the bed. Your bending performance will be equally as good at each end of your bed, as it will be for dead centre, allowing for tooling setups along the bed for more efficient processing of your multi-bend, multi-angle work.
Another advantage of a CNC pressbrake is because of the extreme accuracy in the delivery on bending force, they are inherently much more power efficient than the “always 100% on” force delivery from a torsion bar pressbrake. With the skyrocketing costs of energy in Australia, this can remove significant costs from your power bills and increase your bottom line.
More PBA production, lower prices for our customers
At Applied Machinery, we have been providing a high level CNC synchronised pressbrakes into the Australia market for well over 10 years, the Yawei PBH series. Yawei have always supplied an entry level CNC synchronised pressbrake, though the economics of the machine has never really allowed us to present a competitive PBA offer to our Australian customers …. until now. Reduction in steel prices, along with increased production at Yawei has seen the emergence of the PBA series machine as a legitimate option for companies looking to enter the market.
When comparing the prices of these machines, to a similar spec torsion bar machine, the difference can come out to be only 15%. Taking running and maintenance costs into account, the jump to PBA could actually SAVE YOU MONEY over the payback period.
Let’s take a closer look at the Yawei PBA series CNC Pressbrake from a technical point of view
The CNC controller is a Delem DA-52S, which is capable of CNC control of 4 axis as standard. A USB interface enables quick and easy memory stick backup of product and tool information and a 7″ colour display allows you to get quick visual access to the critical bending information that you require. Quick, one page programming, tool/material/product library and hotkey navigation really make this control a fantastic option for entering the CNC market.
The machines feature as standard CNC control of 3-axes, Y1, Y2 and X (backgauge). To keep costs down, we offer this machine without CNC R-axis as standard. Of course, CNC R-axis is an optional upgrade. All machines featuring Hoerbiger hydraulics, Heidenhain linear scales and Voith oil pumps. Lazersafe light guards, along with Rolleri tooling really add to icing to the cake and finish this machine perfectly. With a PBA machine, you know you are getting years of product refinement in the PBH range, passed down to its’ little brother.
What about crowning compensation?
For the vast majority of customers looking at either 2050 or 2550mm machines – deflection in the main beam will barely be a consideration, however for 3100mm machines, crowning compensation is usually included with the machine as standard.
We see the PBA series of CNC pressbrakes offering customers with far more choice. A high spec torsion bar machine will be priced not too far below a PBA and when you consider the features that you will be getting in the CNC control, in the machine build quality and componentry, along with the associated power savings, then it becomes really easy to justify the upgrade.
These machines will never replace the CNC5 and CNC7 available in the PBH series, however they offer a legitimate entry point into CNC controlled synchronised sheetmetal bending and we would appreciated an opportunity to explain this further. Please contact our team to discuss your current and upcoming pressbrake requirements.
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