G2: Automatic Press-Brake Bending Cell
superior machine that unites technologies from Salvagnini, LVD and
Kuka: international companies, each a leader in its field of business.
developing automatic and totally flexible processing systems. Equipped
with user-friendly software, the cell can automatically orchestrate
all loading, bending and offloading movements through a single machine
program. The Salvagnini controller and software actually enable
the cell to automatically program the production and stacking of
parts, working directly from the imported CAD drawings. This is
achieved partly thanks to bending instructions assigned using the
vast LVD CADMAN database incorporated in Salvagnini’s CAMformER
software, which also does away with the need to teach the Kuka robot.
Operators can personalize output through a user-friendly graphical
interface, which allows them to make any changes and variations
they deem fit.
and flexibility. A lean manufacturing system must, first and foremost,
be quick and flexible. This is why the new ROBOformER® G2 +
CAMformER makes an ideal solution for companies wanting to compete
in a world that demands smaller and smaller production batches,
but with the same high quality, faster deliveries and greater added
the ROBOformER® G2, the whole job is automated and performed
offline, meaning no time is wasted on programming and teaching the
robot. Changing production from one part to the next takes just
a few minutes, not hours or whole shifts, and is limited to the
odd tool change. Moreover, the exclusive Salvagnini programming
suite enables the ROBOformER® G2 to operate unattended, resulting
in reduced costs and an increase in the value of the finished product.
cell’s mechanical components:
The modular Salvagnini SoftLink manipulator, which has a patented
mechanical joint and self-centring memory, assures high-precision
LVD PPEB press guarantees accurate processing and high bending
The Kuka 6-axis robot with the SoftLink manipulator is not required
to release the workpiece it is bending.
The LVD EASY-FORM® Laser gives the ROBOformER® G2 added
high precision, controlling the bending process in real time and
compensating for variable conditions during the forming process.
The feeding station guarantees autonomous lights-out production.
sheet centring station has been designed to assure perfect gripping
of the sheet under all working conditions.
The repositioning station is a system of adjustable arms and it
is used to turn workpieces over or set them down in order to adjust
The panel unloading zone is a free area, which can be set up by