Pressures stemming from today’s global manufacturing environment require continuous improvement to remain competitive. Management tools, such as value stream mapping, identify bottlenecks and the changes needed to eliminate waste. Flexible work centers are a key requirement of continuous improvement in manufacturing. Cincinnati’s 60ton Autoform press brake is a flexible machine tool that fits into small workspaces.
The 60 Autoform is flexible to keep pace with rapidly changing part designs. Key features include exceptional ram repeatability, long stroke, fast forming speeds, 3D control graphics and now a six axis backgage option making the 60 ton Autoform ideal for forming the complex shapes often created with advanced solid model design software.
The small footprint hydraulic Autoform complements Cincinnati’s line of small electric press brakes. Autoform frees floor space and is easy on operators due to its compact ergonomic design. Operators reach the machine’s controls with minimal movement.
Cincinnati introduced an innovative Angle Measuring technology in conjunction with the release of the electric Goform press brake. This feature automates the manual method of measuring and adjusting bend angles. During production, a high-speed digital camera, mounted to the machine, captures images of the bend. The images are analyzed and the press is commanded to continue bending until the part is within the desired tolerance.
The 60 Autoform serves a variety of industries including agriculture, refrigeration, food processing and material handling to name a few. Given the field-proven reliability of its smaller size press brakes, Cincinnati plans to offer even more small tonnage brakes in the future.