The press brake industry is changing. Large series of identical products are making way for smaller series of increasingly complex products. It is becoming more and more important to change tools quickly and accurately. After all, long set-up times directly reduce productivity and profitability. How do you make sure you remain competitive in this rapidly changing market?
Besides speed and flexibility, professionalism within an organization also plays an important role in the quality of the production process. Well qualified and experienced employees, who can be assigned to several positions, make factory processes more flexible and make it easier to meet deadlines. However, qualified professionals are scarce and increasingly difficult to find.
When robotics and automatic tool changing are utilized, human interaction is no longer needed when preparing press brakes for the next product. Configuration times are reduced drastically and machines can be deployed universally. Reliance on human interaction is decreasing, which is helping to improve the quality and predictability of production processes.
Opt for automatic tool changes! To integrate Automatic Tool Change into an automated press brake, the gripper and tooling system are essential for an efficient operation. WILA has developed an Automatic Tool Change concept that will significantly reduce set-up times. The universal WILA ATC Gripper can be mounted to a robot and serves as the mechanism for holding WILA ATC tools. Small and large batches can be produced more timely and efficiently, giving you a quick return on your investment..
Please contact our Technical Sales Engineers. They will be pleased to assist you.
Watch the video to see how the WILA automatic tool change concept works: