Robotic Bending Cell offers mid-level automation.

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Combining PPEB or Easy-Form® Series CNC press brake with multi-axis Kuka robot, RoboCell handles small to medium-sized components in capacities of 80-110 ton bending force and 2.5 or 3.0 m table configurations. It can automatically load, form, and stack finished parts in unmanned process. Easy-Form® Laser system tracks parts during bending, providing real-time angle measurements. All functions are controlled through instructions from integrated off-line programming software.



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LVD Strippit Introduces Economical Robotic Bending Cell



May 7, 2008

Akron, NY -- LVD Strippit introduces RoboCell, an affordable robotic bending cell capable of robotized bending as well as stand alone operation. RoboCell offers mid-level automation, combining an LVD Strippit PPEB or Easy-Form® Series CNC press brake with a multi-axis Kuka robot to efficiently handle small to medium-sized components in capacities from 80 to 110 ton bending force and 2.5 or 3.0 meter table configurations.

RoboCell increases machine throughput by automatically loading, forming and stacking finished parts in an unmanned process, providing high-precision parts, shorter cycle times and lower production costs.

All functions of the RoboCell robot and press brake are controlled through instructions from an integrated off-line programming software solution, resulting in repeatable, high-quality formed parts produced in a non-stop process.

RoboCell may be integrated with an LVD Strippit Easy-Form® press brake. The patented
Easy-Form® Laser system tracks the part during the bending process, providing real-time angle measurements, compensating for material variations and ensuring that every part is a good part.

In addition to the robot and press brake, RoboCell includes hardware for all part handling requirements in the automated bending process. RoboCell is equipped with LVD Strippit's CADMAN® Touch intuitive touch screen control system to simplify operation. Robot programs, simulation and gripper configurations are efficiently calculated offline by LVD Strippit's CADMAN B - 3D programming software and the Kuka Sim software to ensure consistent production of accurate, high quality parts.

RoboCell can function as a fully automated system or the press brake can be operated manually via the CADMAN® Touch control. The system features a full 2.0 m of space between the robot and the press brake, and the press brake is maintained at its normal working height, facilitating standalone operation.

ABOUT LVD

The LVD Group is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of sheet metal/plate working machine tools and software solutions, including laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears and mid-level automation systems, integrated and supported by its CADMAN® PC-based Windows® compatible 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.

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