When the need arises to fold complex parts, the folding direction can change several times. The UpDownBend folding system from RAS Reinhardt can achieve this task without the need to flip the part. This allows a significant increase in productivity and throughput. This new revolutionary and flexible system has a working length of 3200 mm, and is capable of folding mild steel sheet with a thickness of 4 mm (9 gauge).
To achieve the maximum safety level, the machine is always operated from the rear of the machine. The front area of the machine needs to be entered only for tool changes. A completely new gauging system automatically adjusts its size to the actual folding situation. On small and narrow parts, the gauging system reduces its size. On larger blank sizes, the gauging system increases to its maximum standard depth of 1510 mm. Extended gauging systems in J or U shape configuration allow stop dimensions up to 3270 mm.
The speed of the UpDownBend machine is also a benefit producing more parts per hour. 80 degrees per second folding beam speed and 60 mm/s travel speed of the upper beam impressively demonstrate the dynamic characteristics of the machine operation. Many handling operations will be eliminated, due to the unique up and down folding capability.
The UpDownBend machine is standard with segmented 204 mm tall goats foot tooling on the upper beam. These tall universal tools can be used to the full 4 mm (9 gauge) mild steel capacity of the machine. The upper beam can open as much as 500 mm.
The UpDownBend machine is complete with the revolutionary 15” Touch & More control. The control automatically creates a program, the finished part and the actual bend sequence all with the touch of the control screen. Simplicity also means: automatic blank calculation.