While ensuring user safety is critical for both press brake manufacturers and operators, it is equally important to maintain machine performance. In general, traditional safety and optical protection methods can restrict machine performance and interfere with part production that can result in significantly reduced productivity.
Press Brakes with embedded RapidBend technology utilise high speed progressive muting that enables the tools to close safely at high speed until the punch is only millimetres above the material. This reduces the slow speed travel distance on every cycle for both flat profile parts and box profile parts with side flanges.
RapidBend technology is available in three performance levels - RapidBend, RapidBend Plus and RapidBend Ultimate to boost machine performance and significantly enhance your productivity.
The entry level RapidBend option enables the press brake to close safely at high speed until the punch is just 6mm above the material. During approach to the pinch point, the machine travels at maximum closing speed with dynamic sensing enabled for various part profiles for uninterrupted closing and shorter deceleration to forming speed minimising the slow speed travel distance to the final 6mm above the pinch point.
Upgrading to RapidBend Plus reduces the speed change point even further from 6mm down to just 2mm above the pinch point. RapidBend Plus saves valuable time and significantly enhances machine productivity, especially in high level production environments.
RapidBend Ultimate technology changes the game by enabling press brakes to operate without restriction to achieve maximum safety and performance. Through a high-speed dynamic muting process and in conjunction with BendShield technology, the tools can close safely at maximum speed, then transition to bending speed right at the material pinch point. This effectively reduces the speed change point to 0mm, eliminating unnecessary slow speed travel to minimise the machine cycle time. RapidBend Ultimate works with a wide range of part profiles including box bending with side flanges.
With time savings of as much as 3 seconds per cycle, RapidBend Ultimate boosts machine performance to significantly enhance your productivity.
Press Brakes equipped with RapidBend technology provide users with higher levels of safety and performance that consistently outperform any other machines on the market. Only press brakes with embedded RapidBend technology can guarantee higher levels of performance, so consider RapidBend, RapidBend Plus or RapidBend Ultimate when purchasing your next machine.