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Trumpf has announced the launch of the Trubend Series 7000 press brake, which the company said offers more speed, less weight and easier operation.

The length of time a press brake needs to complete the bending process depends on the travel speed of the beam and how quickly the back gauge reaches its position.

The less weight that needs to be moved the better and Trumpf said this is why the Trubend 7000 press brakes have a back gauge made from light carbon fibre.

The contact surfaces on the fingers of the back gauge are of hardened steel.

High speed and acceleration values for the pressure bar are provided by a low-maintenance gearless direct drive.

With its height- and angle-adjustable support surfaces, a pivoting control panel and seated operation the Trubend 7000 press brake also provides good working conditions for the operator.

All bending stations can be easily reached while seated making it comfortable for the operator to work at the machine for longer periods of time.

The Trumpf Medical Division has also contributed to the design of the machine.

LED lighting is incorporated in front and behind the beam.

These lights emit minimal heat radiation and provide clear illumination of the workpiece.

A laser diode also projects a bend line onto the surface of the metal sheet, facilitating the accurate guiding of the workpiece into the back gauge.

The Trubend Series 7000 is primarily designed for the production of parts that are no bigger than DIN A3.

This size of component is particularly common in the production of automation and electrical equipment and the compact size, speed and low energy consumption of this press brake ensure cost-effective production.

Two models complete the series – Trubend 7180 and the Trubend 7036 – and it is the latter that makes its UK debut at Trumpf Open ’08.

It has a press force of 360kN and a bending length of 1020mm.


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