Swing Beam Bending
A few weeks ago, we put the MAG 4 Evolution swing bending machine into operation, with which we can produce complex bent parts up to a length of 4,040 mm.
Swing bending is an excellent machining process for bending sheet metal, because it offers several advantages over die bending.
Thanks to the Up-Down Technology of our swing bending machine, the sheets can be bent equally in the upward and downward movement of the bending beam. The time-consuming turning of the sheet metal is no longer necessary, which means that even complex bent parts can be produced in a shorter time and with less handling effort.
Only one universal set of tools is required for the production of different angles, radii and for the processing of different sheet thicknesses. By eliminating the set-up times, time is saved and this time saving also has a positive effect on costs. If tool changes are still necessary, the machine is able to change them independently, which keeps set-up times at a low level..
The workpieces are precisely positioned and fixed by a vacuum clamping system on the machine table for the bending process. Due to the high degree of automation, the machine can be operated by a single employee.
The swing bending enables us to bend even very short legs. By aligning short bending segments (step bending), radii of any size can be produced. In contrast to edges with punch and die, the bending dies are not visible.
The process is very well suitable for scratch-free processing of stainless steel sheets or metal sheets with coated surfaces.
Hems for stabilizing workpieces can be produced without changing tools.
Due to the short set-up times and the high degree of automation, swing bending is an efficient and cost-effective bending process.