Automated Amada robotic bending cell handles small, complex parts

The EG-6013 AR is equipped with an extremely flexible automatic robotic system and innovative sensor systems in the backgauge.

High-precision servoelectric press brakes demonstrate their productivity benefits particularly well when they are used in combination with a bending cell that possesses an equally efficient automation system. The Amada EG-6013 AR follows this well established principle. It comprises a fully electric press brake with a press beam length of 1,300 mm and a press force of 600 kN in conjunction with a robot that moves along a ground travel path parallel to the machine and a high-capacity automatic tool changer. Together, these system components provide two particularly crucial advantages, namely outstanding precision and long unattended production runs in automatic mode.


More than just loading and unloading
The automatic robotic system used in the EG-6013 AR is particularly versatile. The 6-axis robot moves along a ground travel path in front of the press brake. Loading can be performed from different positions. This means that there is considerable capacity for raw materials. At the same time, several alternative unloading options are also available. The completed workpieces are stacked by the robot or, if this is not possible, placed in boxes or on a synchronized conveyor belt.

But the robot does much more than just load and unload: It changes both the bending tools and its grippers itself, and performs workpiece handling throughout the entire bending process across all the tool stations. It likewise performs all tracking movements and also carries out process steps that cannot be achieved if the machine is operated manually. For example, the mechanical grippers can also be guided around the tools in the press’s working area in order to ensure optimum assistance during operation tracking.


Amada’s EG 6013 AR automated robotic bending cell combines a servo-electric press brake with an advanced bending robot. The high-speed system is suitable for small, complex parts, eliminating the need for human operation and the associated risk of dealing with difficult-to-handle small parts.

The compact cell is engineered for the unattended production of any lot size or part mix. Equipped with what the company says is the world’s first twin servo-electric drive system, the cell offers high-speed and accuracy bending with lower power usage, says the manufacturer.

Features include automatic angle measuring, offline programming, multiple part load/unload stations, and an automatic tool changer.

The 6-axis robot travels along the ground in front of the press brake. Loading can be performed from a variety of positions, offering a large capacity for raw materials. Several unloading options also are available. Completed parts can be stacked by the robot, placed in boxes, or placed on a synchronised conveyor belt.

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