High-Productivity, Precision Press Brakes With Auto-Tool-Change OptionApril 9, 2020
At FABTECH 2019 Amada America showcased its new HRB series of press brakes, which leverage the company’s latest bending technology and offer a variety of production-enhancing features. The HRB brakes, including models that incorporate Amada’s Automatic Tool Changer (pictured is the Model HRB 1003 with ATC) to enable tool setups in less than 4 minutes, will be built at the company’s new 190,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing center in High Point, NC. Tooling for these press brakes are being manufactured at Amada Tool America’s newly expanded production facility in Batavia, NY.
The HRB line incorporates a host of technology to ensure precision and consistency in bending operations while limiting setup and potential bend errors. This includes controlled punch-holder locking that reportedly reduces setup time by more than half as compared to manual locking, and a double-clamp backgauge to better form complex shapes. Also, newly designed crowning delivers a consistent bend angle across the length of the machine’s work area.
Opening of the North Carolina center represents Amada’s latest major manufacturing site in the United States, complementing existing centers in Brea, CA, and Batavia. Amada also announced that it will open a 62,000-sq.-ft. technical center next year on the same North Carolina campus. The Carolina Technical Center will join the Los Angeles Technical Center and the Schaumburg (IL) Solution Center in providing venues for hands-on demonstrations of Amada’s product offerings and manufacturing techniques.
See also: Amada North America, Inc