The manufacturer of sheet metal working machines presented its popular motorized folding machine PowerBend Professional together with its Italian partner Evomach. This folding machine has very special options: the software control, a vacuum gauge and a bidirectional folding beam make this folder for up to 3200 mm wide and 3 mm thick sheets to an almost automated solution.
The PowerBend Professional is equipped with a rotating clamping beam for two tools stations and an Up-and-Down-folding beam. The latter one makes the machine operation much easier as big sheet metal parts do not need to be turned over for counterfolds.
The vacuum gauge helps to reduce the handling as well: The sheet gets gauged against the horizontally postioned folding beam, gets pneumatically fixed and positioned for all bends on one side by the graphic control POS 3000.
In addition Schröder presented the comfortable unfold software that enables to calculate the blank size of the sheet faster and with effortless precision. Step-files are imported into “Schröder Unfold”, they are unfolded to create the flat pattern, calculating cut size, notch development, and internal geometry placement.