Trumpf Software Raises Press Brake Productivity

Trumpf has announced that the latest software release for the Trubend series 5000 press brakes has the potential to reduce piece part costs significantly. A video on the company's website illustrates the claim. On a split screen, a box part measuring 1,000 x 600 x 1.5mm is produced simultaneously on a Trubend running the new TASC 6000 v6 software and also its forerunner, v5.2.

Both screens show the operator making 10 bends at three stations, but the new software allows him to complete the task 24 per cent faster. Instead of taking two minutes and eight seconds, the process takes one minute and 36 seconds. Trumpf said several features contribute to this performance. An automatic step control allows the back gauge finger to move automatically in a raised position and with maximum speed to the programmed position.

The back gauge also moves in parallel with the press beam to reduce cycle time and increase productivity. Additionally, press beam travel and adjustment for crowning now happen simultaneously and the Bendguard safety system works uninterrupted in box mode. The box height is pre-programmed and the press beam is therefore able to get into position at speed. Trumpf said the software also provides operation data recording for production control, maintenance planning and cost analysis.


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