The recent introduction of the Biegemaster long length sheetmetal bending machines has gained immediate interest from operators ranging in fields from general fabricating right through to roofing specialists.
Sources from Power Machinery, the Biegemaster distributor in Australia, have said that the product is not only engineered well to provide high accuracy, key to its performance is a simple to use yet powerful software allowing operators to quickly program their work and avoid time consuming marking out of jobs.
The simple to use DMS touch software has four main easy-to-use attributes:
Main menu screen
When the machine’s power is turned on, the main menu is displayed. An operator simply touches the desired profile to select the shape needed for the job. This profile would have previously been input and stored for use as it is required.
When any feature of the profile is touched on screen, either line segment or arc, this easily changes the value of that profile. Any changes are shown graphically and can be viewed in the ‘simulation’ mode.
When the automatic button is touched, the back gauge moves to the first measurement position to begin production.
In the program screen a new profile may be entered and identified. These profiles are also graphically displayed and can be checked in the simulation mode.
The graphic display of the sequential part development is possible in the simulation mode.
All events that develop the finished parts, such as turning or flipping the material, open or closed hem, radius function etc, can be displayed and checked prior to bending.
The Biegemaster BMR is one of a range of 29 folders from 4-12m long that folds and slits metal sheets up to 1.5mm (16 gauge) thickness.
High bending accuracy is achieved through a large number of driven stands and clamping arm units made of high quality spheroidal graphite ductile cast iron, GGG 60.