Bevel up to 13/16”
Machines weld beads flush
to work piece.
Precision finish chamfers.
Up to 10
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supplies laser machines
Remmert’s Laser Flex
is fitted with two au-
tomated units for load
and unload of laser
systems. After sheet
metal is cut, the system’s fork unit lifts the processed
metal sheet from the laser’s changing table. At the
same time, the vacuum unit picks up a new sheet from
the connected storage system. As soon as the remover
places the sheet back down or sets it next to the ma-
chine, the supplier attaches the new sheet to the laser.
This 60-second process helps keep downtime of
connected machines to near zero, even lasers with high
bending robot, press
brake, tool changer
Amada offers the HG ARs, which
integrates a bending robot with an
HG series press brake and patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC),
for bending a variety of parts. It
supports workpieces up to 39. 3 by
31. 4 in. and has a weight capacity of
Four tool manipulators quickly
load tooling from 15 punch stockers
and 18 die stockers. The ATC stores
86 ft. of robot-loaded tooling.
A 6-axis robot with a range of
motion capabilities performs all
part loading, bending, and unloading operations. During bending, a
potentiometer backgauge system
with additional side gauge compensates for any deviation when the
workpiece is placed on the die.
Amada America Inc.
Grinder sharpens punching
Wilson Tool International offers the XSharp™
grinder for automated,
hands-off tool sharpening. The operator enters
the tool style, size, and
grind amount into the touchscreen
interface, and the machine completes the sharpening.
The grinder uses an automated
height detection feature to locate
the top of the tool before grinding.
Height detection is accomplished
with a precision gear and ball screw.
Other features include a closed
coolant system, automatic grinding
wheel wear compensation, and an
interlocking safety guard.
With a flexible range of chucks
and adapters, the grinder can be
used to sharpen all punch press
tooling styles, including punches
with shears. A user-friendly, mul-tilanguage interface helps simplify
Wilson Tool International