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FlexGripper handling system

The unique FlexGripper Positioning System moves, rotates and flips the blank automatically during the folding process. Its multi-flexible suction frame grips the part with up to forty suction cups. The vacuum is generated by an on-board vacuum pump. The suction bar can grab the blank from below, from above or from behind and can automatically change its access position during the folding sequence.

  • Automatic blank squaring
  • No additional gauging during the bending sequence
  • Fast bending sequences, high productivity
  • Flexible gripper position: from below, above and from the rear
  • Varied part geometries
  • Rotation of the hand axis (suction bar)
  • 5 suction circuits with 8 suction cups each
  • Integrated vacuum pump with demand-oriented air consumption

Bending up and down

The ProfileCenter automatically bends complex profiles without operator intervention. The bending center bends up and down with high speeds.

  • 8 servo axes run precisely and repeatably
  • Bending without scratch (stainless steel, coated sheets)
  • No material build-up on the tools (consistant bend angles)
  • No wear on tools (long lifetime)
  • Automatic pendulum movement when changing the bending direction
  • Passing of already bent flanges up to 150 mm long

Slim tools

The folding technology is based on the moving folding beam. Its high and slim folding beam tool is exactly designed for the profile bending requests. The tools of the upper and lower clamping beam come with delicate geometries and with huge free space areas.

  • Rear-free H-tool for slim geometries
  • Front-free V-tool for pre-bending sealing seam geometries
  • Large free areas for flexible part designs
  • Finite element optimized tools
  • Slim tool for filigree bending geometries

Automatic One-click programming

Making the complexity of the bending process manageable, the ProfileCenter uses a unique and innovative one-click programming software. The operator just drags-and-drops a STEP file of the profile into the Bendex software. With a single mouse click the part is programmed.

  • Importing the STEP-file of the part
  • Exact and error free CAD data transfer
  • Automatic programming of the bending sequence with a single mouse click
  • No expert knowledge required for programming
  • New products can already be evaluated during the design process
  • Software proposes the best bending sequence with a 5-star ranking
  • Exact bending results (flange dimensions and angles)