The TruBend Series 5000 precision press brakes from Trumpf features enhancements to improve productivity and efficiency in bending. These improvements include a new visual setup and positioning aid and a new mobile control.
A large number of LED lights positioned in 1-mm increments are integrated into the cover of the upper tool clamp comprising the visual setup and positioning aid. During tool setup, the visual setup aid indicates the positions where the bending tools should be loaded. The operator inserts the tools in the location of the LED lights rather than read the setup sheet and then locates the tools according to the scale on the machine.
Productivity during the bending process is further increased by the visual positioning aid. The aid identifies the next bend location, which eliminates mistakes and constant reference to the control or setup sheet.
The system also features a new mobile control. It is an operational module that can be mounted in the ACB preparation rail in the milled channel on the ram. The mobile control offers the important functions of the operating panel plus the “start” and “stop” button from the TASC6000 controller. It can be positioned anywhere across the entire machine length allowing easy operator access at any point.