AMADA engineered the HG 1003 ATC as an ideal solution for variable lot sizes and complex tool layouts. This integrated bending system is equipped with AMADA's patented tool changer that drastically reduces tool loading times to just a few minutes. The HG ATC can triple or quadruple the amount of tool setups performed each day allowing operators to quickly produce a variety of parts and assemblies. Also, this integrated system helps fabricators realize on-demand bending, which gives you the ability to seamlessly introduce rush jobs.
The Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) can store 86.6' (26.4 m) of patented, high-precision tooling. Four tool loaders ensure that punches and dies are placed quickly and accurately along the length of the press brake. Tooling can also be installed in reverse orientation.
Many factors were considered in the engineering of the ATC tooling system — including tool balance, verticality, and acute tolerances. In addition to the standard requirements of press brake tooling, AMADA's patented tooling design accounts for motion during loading/unloading and accurate punch tip alignment, which is magnified depending on the height of the tool. These crucial tooling characteristics were thoroughly tested and attained by leveraging new tool manufacturing methods to ensure accurate, repeatable, and rapid tool changes with the ATC.
Other standard features on the HG ATC include an AMNC 3i touchscreen control, an integrated bend sensor that guarantees consistent bend angle accuracy, and a servo/hydraulic drive system that offers high bending precision and consumes less energy than a conventional hydraulic press brake.