Boschert Precision Machinery is proud to announce the return to the North American market of AMB Picot, the inventor of CNC plate rolls. Picot was founded in 1864 and has been a leader in the plate rolling industry for over 150 years. Picot developed the first 100% hydraulic machine in 1973 and delivered the first CNC machine on the market in 1992.
Since then they have continued to develop the best in 3-roll plate bending technology and are introducing Easybend® to North America at FABTECH 2017. With Easybend® technology, your first part will be made to specification without correction or requiring years of bending experience. Built-in material tables allow the operator to enter the pertinent information and make a part with exception quality and ease. See Picot’s RCE 175 machine with Easybend® technology at the Boschert USA booth, A2267 at FABTECH 2017.
Picot has developed 3-roll machines that give better pre-bending results that typical 4-roll machines with shorter flats. Thanks to Picot’s design, construction and optimum spacing between the rolls, pre-bending is easy, accurate and has the shortest flats. Cone bending is done better and easier on a Picot 3-roll machine versus any 4-roll machine due to maximum torque and a simpler design.
Pre-formed, 3D plates can also be rolled as the part is not squeezed by rolls as on a 4-roll machine. In addition, due the wide clearance available, many profiles can be easily rolled.
For over 40 years, all Picot rolling machines have featured either hydraulic control or numerical control of each cylinder to ensure perfect parallelism throughout the machine’s life. Absolute linear scale systems guarantee perfect measurement and position control of the rolls. Bronze bearings are used which can support heavier loads than bearings and require no maintenance.
Perhaps what sets Picot apart from other plate roll manufacturers is the Human/Machine Interface. All Picot machines are available with four control options: manual, basic numerical indicator, numerical control with learning mode and full touch screen CNC. If a machine is ordered with a basic control panel, it can be easily upgraded to electronic or CNC with easy plug-and-play scalability.
Combined with our patented Easyroll®, Picot machines make productive rolling simple and fast. Make your first part to spec, without correction! Automatic generation of programs, pre-bending assistance and automatic cone bending calculations are all included.