Trumpfunveils bending machine for XXL parts

Trumpf’s latest-generation TruBend 8000 series press brake featuresan 880 mm open height and a stroke of 700 mm, offering an efficient way for operators to bend and remove workpieces that require a large box height. The machine also provides numerous optional extras designed to facilitate the bending of heavy parts, including a bending aid that makes operators’ lives easier by automatically positioning the workpiece for bending. As another benefit, this series of machines can also be equipped with a special tool clamp for XXL parts.

With a press force of 400 tonnes, the first in this new generation of machines is an efficient powerhouse that Trumpf says has no trouble processing short, thick pieces of sheet metal. However, thanks to its 4.40 m bending length, the TruBend 8000 is equally at home with longer, thinner parts. The machine is also suitable for bending high-tensile materials such as Hardox or Weldox engineering steels.

Station bending is another option available with the TruBend 8000. By moving workpieces from one station to the next, each equipped with different upper and lower tools, workers can tackle a range of parts and bending operations without having to change the machine set-up for each operation. This makes the TruBend 8000 particularly suitable for companies that bend large parts in small batches, including fabricators in the vehicle manufacturing, mechanical engineering and building-services sectors, as well as general-purpose job shops.

Numerous automation functions make the TruBend 8000 a suitable candidate for use in smart factories. The most advanced version includes features for fully automated operation provided by Trumpf partner Starmatik, such as a six-axis industrial robot that handles loading and unloading.
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