European-Style Staged Press-Brake ToolingMarch 1, 2008
Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN, introduces an innovative to trim setup time from multi-stage bends on press brakes. Its new European-style staged bending tooling allows one press-brake operator to carry out a complex series of bends in a single machine setup.
Completing multiple bends in one setup by conventional means requires the time and skill of operators using special risers and shims to achieve a common shut height across all punch and die sets. But Wilson’s staged bending tooling has common shut heights built in, eliminating these complicated setups. Offset, 30-deg., gooseneck and other tools are installed in succession in one press brake without fear of punches and dies colliding.
Wilson Tool Intl.: 651/286-6001; www.wilsontool.com