Special belt-driven bending aid
SafanDarley recently delivered a special, belt-driven bending aid to sheet metal processing company Voss in Germany. This special bending aid, the E-Mate 7500 Belt Drive, is fitted to an H-Brake 400 Ton press brake and is able to support complex products weighing up to 500 kg. During the bending process, the bending aid can hold the product firmly with vacuum cups, and during the return stroke, the product can be removed manually.
The main drive is equipped with two motors which drive two belts with equal belt tension on a single shaft. The belts drive a parallelogram support table which can support a maximum bend angle of 65 degrees. In addition to the main drive, the bending aid features CNC-controlled X and R axis. It is possible to operate manually or to regulate the position of the bending aid continuously during the entire process ensuring perfect support of the product.
This new innovation means that a single operator is able to handle large, heavy products which previously required two or more operators.