TRUMPF is launching a new fully automatic panel bending machine for the North American market.
Designed to process complex parts, the new TruBend Center 7020 can bend parts with side lengths of up to 13.8 inches. The machine can also handle material thicknesses of up to 0.15 inches in aluminum, 0.12 inches in steel, and 0.08 inches in stainless steel, extending over the entire bending length.
“No other panel bending machine on the market can offer this level of performance when it comes to box height and material thickness,” claims TRUMPF Inc. Head of Smart Factory Applications and Automated Bending Franziska Maschowski. “Companies can now harness the benefits of panel bending for more parts than ever before – producing complex geometries, saving time, and getting high quality results.”
Compared to a manual press brake, the new TruBend 7020 works up to 80 percent faster, depending on the specific part and bending operations involved, according to TRUMPF. Panel bending technology is particularly suitable for fabricating complex parts with radius bends, short side lengths, and narrow profiles. It produces this type of arts more efficiently and at a higher level of quality than traditional die bending.
Faster bending with the new rotary part manipulator
The TruBend Center 7020 owes its short cycle time to a new rotary part manipulator, which can move the part even closer to the bending line. In many cases, this reduces the cycle time by eliminating the need to reposition the grippers during processing. TRUMPF engineers also designed the machine to be as open and accessible as possible. Workers can load and unload the machine from the side without having to lean into the interior. This saves time and is more ergonomic.
Just like its predecessor, the TruBend Center 7020 uses the ToolMaster system to ensure that the blank holder tools, which hold the part in place during the bending process, are correctly matched to each workpiece, thereby reducing set-up time.
Programming with the TecZone Fold software, users can create the bending program on the computer in just a few clicks.
Compact format, versatile use
With compact external dimensions measuring less than 19.7 feet by 19.7 feet, the system is designed to fit almost any shop floor. The TruBend Center 7020 can be used to process parts up to 6.6 feet long. That makes it suitable for producing large electrical cabinets for machines and for the construction industry, as well as tool cabinets, booths, battery trays and machine enclosures. Catering to a flexible range of material thicknesses and part heights and offering simple programming and short set-up times, this system is particularly suitable for job shops and other sheet-metal fabrication businesses that are looking to produce a broad variety of parts in both large and small batches.