Forming and, more particularly, bending metals is an essential step in the production of mechanical assemblies made from sheet metal.
As well as the demand for increased precision, bending accuracy and the integrity of the metal surfaces, this procedure requires plenty of physical effort and, until now, frequent manual intervention. These various tasks have an extensive impact on operator safety and speed of execution and they end up impacting the productivity and profitability of a business.
Some essential tasks on bending machines can be dangerous, like feeding in large sheets of metal. Similarly, loading and working with bending tools also poses a risk; it also takes up a significant amount of time, which affects the productivity of the equipment.
Amada’s HG-ATC machine offers unrivalled results. Amada have recorded time savings of more than 50% when automatically loading tools, compared to other commercially available machines, sometimes even soaring to nearly 80%.
In light of these results, it is easy to see why the HG-ATC has won over so many users who have, in turn, increased their customer base. This machine was presented at EuroBLECH 2016 in its latest version, HG 2204 ATC, which can now be equipped with SF75 sheet followers. These make it easier for the operator to handle larger parts.
As well as reducing the time it takes to change tools thanks to the ATC (Automatic Tool Changer), the safety and comfort of operators using this highly productive machine is now significantly increased with these standalone machines.
Higher productivity goes through logistics as well
Automation and robotisation lighten the load for operators, enhance productivity and increase production rates. Again, in the interests of productivity, Amada designs add-ons to improve workstations.
For further details contact Amada JHB South Africa on TEL: 011 453 5459 or www.amada.com