Robotic bending cell
- August 11, 2019
LVD Strippit has introduced the Dyna-Cell robotic bending cell.
The Dyna-Cell features a high-speed electric press brake, which functions as an integrated unit with the robot to automate the bending of small- to medium-sized parts in varying batch sizes at bending speeds up to 25 mm (1 in.) per second.
Dyna-Cell is built on LVD’s Dyna-Press electric-drive platform. The cell combines the Dyna-Press Pro 40-ton press brake with 1500 mm (59 in.) working length and five-axis backgauge with a Kuka industrial robot in a footprint of 5 X 5 m (16 X 16 ft.).
Dyna-Cell incorporates a stacking area with space to load and unload several pallets. Finished parts are offloaded by the robot to the appropriate pallet. When bending a large volume of small parts, no operator intervention is required for up to eight hours of automated production. Dyna-Cell’s design concept also allows for unmanned or manned operation for small, medium and large batch sizes.
The robot features a gripper designed and patented by LVD for the Dyna-Cell. The gripper fits part sizes from 30 X 100 mm (1.25 X 3.9 in.) up to 350 X 500 mm (13.7 X 19.6 in.). The compact size allows the Dyna-Cell to handle small parts and go between tool stations. Users can make bends on three different sides of a part without regripping. Gripper suction cups are controlled via offline software and activated according to part size. Because one gripper fits all applications, production is continuous and uninterrupted.
Dyna-Cell offers programming of part and robot following the 10-10 rule: 10 minutes for CAM generation of the bending and robot program and 10 minutes for setup and first part generation. When batch sizes are too small to benefit from robotic automation, the robot can be placed in “park” position and the press brake can be used in standalone mode.
Dyna-Cell is equipped with the LVD Touch-B 15 in. touch screen control, which is fully integrated with the LVD CADMAN software suite.