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Automec Back Gauging Systems

Back Gauging Systems

Our backgauge systems consist of a programmable control where the operator enters a dimension and a motorized gauging mechanism automatically moves through a sequence of programmed dimensions. Our systems also offer program-ability of the ram for many pressbrakes. They can offer programmable "top of stroke," "slow speed," and "bottom of stroke." Our systems can be retrofitted to existing pressbrakes, shears, and punches.

PC800

The PC800 is a graphical control for Automec’s family of backgauges that uses digital photos and 2-D graphics to make your pressbrake forming easier and is available in up to 3 axes.

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In addition to the 2-D graphical representation of the part forming sequence, PC800 allows you to use jpeg photos of your tools and workpiece to give the operator a better visual representation of each bend.  It is as simple as downloading photos from your camera to your home computer.  Photos enhance the 2-D graphic simulation because you can see the actual part with all of its cut-outs, holes and insertion hardware.  You can see how the operator positions the part on the die and the orientation of the gauge fingers.

Some operators will opt to use both methods of programming on the same job.  The part can be created using the 2-D graphics mode to check for tooling interferences, and then, in the run mode the photos of each bend can be substituted for the 2-D graphics.  You can use both methods of programming together or separately.  The choice is yours.

image6Tool selection and programming is easy with the PC800. Simply fill in the blanks on a template screen, then select a tool from our preloaded images or photograph your own to store in the tool library. PC800 lets you load a separate tool set for each bend if required. A material list can be created which carries all parameters including thickness, type of material and spring back characteristics. When corrections are made to angles you have the option of storing these corrections for that particular material. This minimizes angle corrections the next time this material is used on another job.

The PC800 uses a Microsoft Windows Win7-32 bit operating system which is familiar to most people and is seamless to network. PC800 is powered by 1.8 GHz Dual Core CPU, 60GB solid state hard drive and 2 GB DDR3 memory giving you virtually unlimited job, tooling and material library storage. Jobs can be programmed at the pressbrake or offline. Data can be entered directly on the 15.1” color LCD touch screen or by using a standard PC keyboard and mouse. The PC800 also comes standard with two external USB ports so that data can be backed up and transferred between machines and digital photos can be quickly downloaded.

CNC300

The CNC300 control can be programmed as simple as our popular CNC150 or it can be programmed to utilize an array of sophisticated functions. These include ram angle mode with angle correction, automatic ram referencing, backgauge reversal on pinch point, backgauge retract and delay, top of stroke reference, and a parts counter.The CNC300 is available as a one, two or three axis system and can be connected to all Automec 24” and 48” backgauges, ram controls and programmable gauge bar height options.

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With the CNC300, the user decides what level of sophistication he wants out of the control and when he wants to implement it. All systems are built the same, but the operator decides if he wants to program utilizing the angle mode or the depth mode. If the operator chooses not to enter such information as tooling parameters, the system can be calibrated and operated in the traditional depth mode without entering the tooling information.

The angle mode allows the operator to program the angle directly in degrees. When programming in degrees the actual angle can vary from the programmed angle due to material thickness variations or springback. Simply program your measured angle and the CNC300 will adjust automatically to the correct programmed angle. The CNC300 will also calibrate at “top of stroke” which means the ram will recalibrate itself without touching off the material after the operator has programmed the bottom tool height, the top tool height and the material thickness.

The CNC300 is a durable control for the shop floor that offers an array of features at an affordable price.

Control Specifications

  • 2 – Ram Depth Modes: Ram display can show true ram position in Depth or Angle.
  • Ram Offset – All ram dimensions can be offset ± .393” with one data entry.
  • Gauge Offset – All backgauge dimensions can be offset ± .393” with one data entry.
  • 300 Jobs (00 to 299)
  • 10 Bends per Job (linking available)
  • 11 Digit Job Number
  • Top of Stroke Reference
  • Depth or Angle Mode
  • Programmable Delay/Retract between Bends (0 – 19 sec.)
  • Programming delay/retract between bends (0 – 9 seconds)
  • Bend allowance ± .393”
  • Calculator to change dimensions incrementally
  • Angle Adjust for Angle Correction
  • Backgauge Reversal on Pinch Point (time and distance)
  • Parts counter
  • Automatic Ram Calibration to Tool Heights
  • 1, 2, or 3 axis
  • .001” resolution
  • Red L.E.D. display
  • IN/MM conversion
  • Membrane Keyboard
  • 30-day battery back up
  • 20″, 24” or 48” Backgauge
  • Input power – 115 VAC ± 10% 50/60 HZ, 1A MAX (Control)
  • 2 year warranty

CNC150

The CNC150 is an economical, simple to use control that incorporates the most popular features used in our 30-plus years experience in the pressbrake backgauging industry.

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It offers 150 job memory storage with up to 20 bends per job. The CNC150 will control any of the backgauge configurations allowing the operator to form the complete workpiece in one handling by controlling the backgauge, ram depth and gauge bar height of each bend.

The CNC150 is our most popular control and is a simple low-cost way to improve your pressbrake productivity. Productivity increases of over 40% are typical when using this system over manual gauging. While simple, the CNC150 still offers enhanced features like reversal on pinch point and backgauge retract and delays. On 2-Axis hydraulic brakes backgauge retract on pinch point allows you to program the backgauge to retract once the workpiece is pinched in order to clear reverse bends. The backgauge retract/delay feature allows the operator to program the backgauge to retract away from the die a specified time and distance to allow the operator time to reposition the workpiece. Both the time and distance of retract can be programmed separately for each bend.

All electronics are housed in a single control panel featuring easy to read LED’s. The velvet-lexan front panel features high-feedback tactile feel pushbuttons. A parts counter keeps track of total parts formed and can be viewed simply by pressing one button. When you release the button you automatically return to the program. A ram offset ± .393” and bend allowance of ± .393″ can be programmed for each job to offset all dimensions in the program by the same amount.

The CNC150 backgauge system comes with a two-year warranty.

Control Specifications

  • 11-digit part storage
  • 150 jobs (00 to 150)
  • 20 bends per job
  • Programming delay/retract between bends (0 – 9 seconds)
  • Bend allowance ± .393”
  • Calculator to change dimensions incrementally
  • Parts counter
  • 1, 2, or 3 axis
  • .001” resolution
  • Red L.E.D. display
  • IN/MM conversion
  • Membrane Keyboard
  • 30-day battery back up
  • Input power – 115 VAC ± 10% 50/60 HZ, 1A MAX (Control)
  • 2 year warranty

CNC9x9

 

The CNC9x9 backgauge system is a simple-to-use 9 bend, single axis system that was developed as a low cost solution to be used with Automec’s series of backgauges for pressbrakes. The system comes with a two year warranty.

The typical CNC9x9 user bends simple parts. The system can be used for single bend “go to” positioning or sequential bending of up to 9 bends with up to 9 repeats of identical bends.

The CNC9x9 backgauge system retains the same speed, accuracy, and repeatability as provided by Automec’s higher end controls at a more affordable price. The system also features bend allowance and inch/mm conversion. The operator can display backgauge position, bend number, and cycles per bend. Error messages appear when unattainable dimensions are entered and all backgauge dimensions can be offset ± .999” with one data entry.

The CNC9x9 backgauge system consists of a mechanical gauging mechanism, controller, gauge bar, (2) flip fingers, instruction manual, interconnect cables and mounting hardware.

The CNC9x9 is also offered as a control only upgrade for our customers looking to replace their old G24 controls.

Control Specifications

  • 9 Bends per Job
  • 9 Cycles per bend
  • 1/2″ LCD Display
  • Bend allowance ± .999”
  • Gauge Offset – All backgauge dimensions can be offset ± .999” with one data entry.
  • .001” resolution
  • IN/MM conversion
  • Tactile feel pushbuttons
  • 5 Year flash memory backup
  • 20″ or 24”Backgauge
  • Input power – 115 VAC ± 10% 50/60 HZ, 1A MAX (Control)
  • Contol size – Height 8 1/3″ x Width 10″ x Depth 2 1/4″
  • 2 year warranty

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