Press Release Summary:
With working lengths from 78-168 in., Series PPEC is offered in 4- and 5-axis configurations. Five-axis design is equipped with CNC-controlled crowning system, which ensures ram and table are parallel during bending. Standard backgauge fingers allow gauging to 39.4 in. and serve as material supports. WindowsÂ® NT-based CADMANÂ® Express control provides automatic calculation of bend allowance and automatic selection of tools based on material thickness.
Original Press Release:
Strippit/LVD Introduces Economical PPEC Press Brakes
Akron, New York:-Strippit/LVD introduces a new series of economical PPEC press brakes featuring the exclusive CADMAN® Express CNC control. The PPEC Series offers Strippit/LVD's proven bending technology in a cost-efficient, easy-to-use design for forming applications that do not require advanced capabilities.
PPEC precision hydraulic press brakes are offered in a four-axis and five-axis configuration. The five-axis design is equipped with a CNC controlled crowning system, which ensures the ram and table are parallel during the bending operation. PPEC press brakes are available in capacities from 90 to 240 tons with working lengths from 78" to 168" (2000 to 4270 mm).
PPEC press brakes are a welded one-piece frame, stress relieved after welding and machined without repositioning to guarantee machine precision. Hydraulic cylinders are machined from a solid steel billet. Pistons are steel forgings, precision ground and micropolished for long production life.
These servo-controlled press brakes use state-of-the-art hydraulics and electronics to ensure accurate control of the bending process. Double bed referenced encoders are connected to the bed in such a way that deformation of the side frames during bending does not influence the positioning accuracy of the upper beam (Y1-Y2) ± .0004".
A solid two-axis backgauge allows depth (X-axis) and height (R-axis) positioning of the two standard backgauge fingers. Prestressing on the guiding keeps the fingers in position. The standard PPEC backgauge fingers with three gauge positions allow gauging to 39.4" (1000 mm) and also serve as material supports.
PPEC press brakes are equipped with the CADMAN® Express control, a Windows® NT based system founded on the same powerful yet user-friendly design of Strippit/LVD's popular CADMAN® CNC controller.
The control features an Intel Pentium microprocessor, 20 GB hard disk drive, CD ROM and 12" TFT screen. It simplifies the programming process by requiring a limited input of data, allowing programming to be quickly and easily accomplished at the machine.
CADMAN Express provides a number of automatic features, including automatic calculation of bend allowance, automatic selection of tools based only on material thickness, and automatic calculation of lower dead point (Y-stroke). It features graphical representation of tools, program overview in editor mode and in production mode, graphical representation of tools and backgauge in production mode, and an easy method for adjusting correction angle and correction of bend allowance.
PPEC press brakes are designed to accept European-, Vertical- or US-style tooling.
Strippit/LVD is a leading manufacturer of metalforming equipment, including laser cutting machines, CNC turret punch presses, flexible fabricating systems, press brakes, shears, and programming software.
For more information, contact Strippit, Inc., 12975 Clarence Center Road, Akron, NY 14001, call toll free 1-800-828-1527, or visit www.lvdgroup.com.