Bending sheet metal in different angles using a limited set of tools.
Bending sheet metal by enclosing the sheet between the punch and the die.
WILA's tooling solutions for achieving shorter flange lengths.
Avoid deformations when bending near cut-outs.
How to deal with galling while bending galvanized sheet.
Box bending requires forethinking your choice of press brake and tooling.
Tool Holders and Tooling for bending thicker or high strength steel.
Finish sharp edges and strengthen parts of sheet metal products.
Creating a bend with a large radius to material thickness ratio.
Reduce marking on the surface of the bent material.
Making two equal and opposite bends in one hit.
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Customers are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to the quality of end products. Process optimization and automation make it possible to meet such demands. And perfect tool alignment is essential for accurate bending on a press brake. What's the best way to achieve this?
The important references on a press brake are the virtual lines along the punch tips, the shoulders of the dies and the back gauges. These should be completely aligned to ensure accurate and consistent bends along the entire bend line.
To achieve this, the tool system on the press brake should allow for local adjustments in the horizontal plane (Tx). This will ensure exact and parallel flanges. To ensure a consistent angle along the entire bend, local adjustments in the vertical plane (Ty) should also be possible.
Excessive horizontal and vertical deviations in the alignment of the tool system can be problematic for follow-up treatments and cause products to be rejected.
Before a press brake is put into use, new or existing, make sure that the tools are perfectly aligned. During use, also regularly check the alignment of the tools. Consult the instructions belonging to the tool system on how to do this.
To compensate for deviations, a press brake tool system should feature local horizontal and vertical adjustment options (Tx/Ty). WILA Tool Holders feature integrated alignment, automatic clamping and crowning and are available for both new and existing press brakes.
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