TRUMPF offers fastest bending solution for tall, thick parts

TRUMPF will be unveiling a new fully automatic panel bending machine. It is designed to process complex parts quickly and efficiently, the new TruBend Center 7020 can bend parts with side lengths of up to 350 millimeters. The machine can also handle material thicknesses of up to four millimeters extending over the entire bending length.

The machine also achieves impressively high productivity. Compared to a manual press brake, the new TruBend 7020 works up to 80% faster, depending on the specific part and bending operations involved. Panel bending technology is particularly suitable for fabricating complex parts with radius bends, short side lengths, and narrow profiles. It produces these kinds of parts more efficiently and at a higher level of quality than traditional die bending.

The TruBend Center 7020 owes its short cycle time to a new rotary part manipulator, which can move the part even closer to the bending line. In many cases, this reduces the cycle time by eliminating the need to reposition the grippers during processing. The TRUMPF engineers also designed the machine to be as open and accessible as possible.

Workers can load and unload the machine from the side without having to lean into the interior. This saves time and is more ergonomic. Just like its predecessor, the TruBend Center 7020 uses the ToolMaster system to ensure that the blank holder tools, which hold the part in place during the bending process, are correctly matched to each workpiece, thereby reducing set-up time. Programming is equally quick and easy: with the tried-and-tested TecZone Fold software, users can create the bending program on the computer in just a few clicks.