Amada enhances mid-range press brake market

With thousands of HF-type press brakes installed throughout Europe, Amada is bringing higher accuracyto its mid-range line-up for the first timewith the company’s new auto-crowning device. Previously only available on high-end press brakes such as the Amada HG, the new HRB Auto Crowning mid-range model responds directly to customer demand.

The HRB Auto Crowning press brake features a new system, compensating for deflections in the upper and lower beam after the application of pressure. There is also an extended open height of 520mm and stroke of 250mm for all standard-stroke models. The new auto crowning device is CNC controlled through the AMNC 3i control in conjunction with the DigiPro digital protractor device, making it suitable even for non-skilled operators.

Amada’s auto-crowning device brings many advantages to customers who need higher accuracy, in addition to a stable and reliable bending process. Production of kitchen equipment, furniture, electronics and assembly components are just some examples of parts that can benefit from these new features.

The HRB Auto Crowning machine can also be equipped with an optional automatic sliding foot pedal. When a program has several bending stations along the beam, there is no longer any need to keep moving the foot pedal manually. It is not uncommon for some press brake operators to move the foot pedal 100 times a day, which over a year equates to a lot of wasted time. Amada’s sliding foot pedal allows automatic movement, boosting productivity.

The machine is available through a wide range of sizes, from 50 tonnes/2 m up to 220 tonnes/4 m, including the long-stroke versions, which increase the open height from 520 to 620mm.
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