MetalForming Delivers Unmatched Accuracy with CoastOne Press Brakes
All-electric ball screw-driven design lowers costs, increases quality and efficiency
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – In its continuing quest to provide the absolute finest sheet metal fabricating machines to precision fabricators, MetalForming, Inc. is pleased to introduce in North America the full line of CoastOne press brakes, made in Finland.
The CoastOne difference boils down to three signature advantages over other press brakes: accuracy, lower operational costs and greater productivity.
CoastOne’s signature all-electric servo motors directly drive high precision, high tonnage ball screws that give all CoastOne press brakes the ability to achieve unmatched levels of accuracy. We’re talking .000079 of an inch. That is accuracy to the micron level.
The flexible C-series, with daylight options to 31.5” (800mm) and bending to 63” (1600mm), is ideal for shops that have been running small parts on large press brakes. It makes production of those parts faster, more accurate and more efficient.
“There are so many shops that run small parts on big press brakes, which raises concerns about safety and efficiency,” said David Prokop, MetalForming’s executive vice president. “There is not a shop in the country that wouldn’t benefit from having one or two of the smaller CoastOne C-level machines to bend all their handheld sized parts.
“When you do that, those smaller parts are formed faster, more accurately, more efficiently, and more safely than is the case on the big hydraulic machines. And when those big machines are freed from having to run all those small parts, their efficiency goes up as well.”
The CoastOne G-series offers bending for lengths up to 160” (4080mm), driven by up to six ball screws. A key advantage is the O-frame design on all G-Series brakes, which means less deflection.
“On longer spans, with C-frame designs, you get more deflection. That’s why CoastOne came up with the G-series O-Frame press brakes,” said Prokop. “In the G-series, the O-frame design has less vertical and horizontal deflection than a conventional C-frame design, with better control over what little deflection remains. And it’s supported by multiple servo-driven ball screws that crown and bend simultaneously, eliminating the need for additional crowning systems.
“For thinner gauge, tightly complex parts where any deflection would throw error into that part’s accuracy, our ability to precisely control the penetration of the punch across the entire bending length will absolutely provide superior bending results.”
There’s also the CoastOne Bull series, another O-frame design. The Bull 15 is a short-bed machine with a maximum length of 63” (1,600mm) and a hefty 160 tons of bending power. It is the ideal machine for shorter, thicker parts.
All CoastOne brakes feature user-friendly operator controls so that even a novice operator will be making perfect parts the same day. There’s also complete flexibility in tooling styles and careful attention to ergonomic design and work lighting, so operators can be comfortable and maintain their focus over a long shift. LazerSafe guarding and production solutions including Bend Speed Management, Dynamic Angle Control, and Active Angle Control round out the many benefits CoastOne offers.
Moreover, unlike hydraulic brakes, CoastOne press brakes only consume power when they’re actually working, making them less expensive to run. And, being all electric, they eliminate the expensive oil changes, spare parts, valves and maintenance expenses common to hydraulic press brakes.
To learn more about CoastOne, or any of our other metal forming solutions, please call us at 770-631-0002.
Please be sure to visit us at FABTECH – Booth B7511 – November 6-8, 2018 in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center to see first hand CoastOne press brakes and other fabrication solutions that will power the growth of your business.
ABOUT: MetalForming Inc. (MFI), headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia and privately held, is North America’s leading provider of high-tech sheet metal fabricating machines, integrated with the most innovative software solutions in the industry. We offer best in class roll formers, sheet metal folders, press brakes, shears, coil processors, decoilers, panel curvers, tapering systems, slit to width and cut to length machines. Product lines include Jorns AG, Schechtl, Schlebach, Krasser, Schroeder, CoastOne, plus the Boeckelt storage and inventory management systems. We deliver state of the art manufacturing automation that will build your business. And we stand behind everything we sell.