The motorized folding machine MAKU is the ideal entry into motorized thin sheet metal processing for up to 2.5 mm thick sheet metal. For plumber- and repair workshops this type of machine respresents a very versatile solution – the U in its name stands for „universal“. No other machine on the market offers so much clearances. It is the first machine in the world with a two axis back gauge for automatic conical bending.


Standard configuration

  • Software control:
    • New Classic Bend with touchscreen turnable on switch cabinet
    • Radius function
  • Clamping beam
    • 45° clamping beam with clearance 65 mm on the rear
    • Drive: middle motor 0.75 kW
    • Clamping beam stroke: 150 mm
    • Clamping pressure adjustment via handwheel (without tools)
    • Clamping beam tools:
      tinsmith blade or optionally sharp nose blade 20°, ca. 700 N/mm², directly screwed to clamping beam
  • Folding beam
    • Drive: 1.5 kW (converter-controlled)
    • Manual adjustment: 30 mm
    • Folding blades 10 mm and 25 mm (from MAKU 3200: 15 mm and 25 mm); 700 N/mm²
  • Bottom beam
    • 45° bottom beam with clearance 54 mm on the rear
    • Bottom beam blade, one-piece, 8 mm lowered, ca. 700 N/mm², from 30 mm: 8 mm lowered, depending on chosen gauge
      • without finger grooves
      • with finger grooves 6 mm or optionally 10 mm
  • Others
    • Foot switch
    • Anchor plates incl. dowels

Technical Data

Type Sheet thickness Working length Clamping beam stroke Folding beam adjustment Clamping beam drive Folding beam drive
[mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [kW] [kW]
2000×2,5 2,50 2020 150 30 0,75 1,5
2500×2,0 2,00 2520 150 30 0,75 1,5
3200×1,5 1,50 3220 150 30 0,75 1,5



the most clearly laid-out alphanumeric control

 A software invention from Schröder Group and perfect for workshop
and factory application: nano Touch is a modern alphanumeric control that
serves as an optional software for the folding machine MAKU.

“nano Touch”controls the clamping beam and the folding beam using a path measurement
system, and the motorized back stop is controlled via the digitally controlled
frequency inverter. The user interface is clearly laid-out and combines
easy-to-understand icons with text and numerical displays.


POS 2000 Professional

the standard for industrial folding machines

The proven POS 2000 Professional makes programming a folding machine fast
and comfortable. The desired program components can be selected from a
comprehensive and expandable catalog, the angle and side dimensions are easily
changed by pressing the monitor.

The control software displays exactly what the machine is doing: The
folding machine, work piece, and tool are displayed schematically and updated
for every bending step. Anyone who programs preparation of the work away from the
machine can test the quality of their program using the bending simulation,
which effectively avoids waste and delays during production.

The software not only controls the machine, but also offers assistance to the user:
all of the necessary operator activities like turning, rotating, etc. are
displayed for each bending step.


Optional equipment includes:

  • Software control: POS 2000 Professional graphic control on swivelling arm
  • Clamping beam
    • Clamping beam package: one-stage clamping beam drive for 130 mm tool height incl. clamping  and adapter rail (clamping rail from standard configuration dropped)
    • Clamping beam tools:
      • Sharp nose blade / tinsmith blade hardened ca. 1100 N/mm² (recommended for stainless steel applications)
      • Goat’s foot blade for clamping rail, H = 130 mm, 30° sharp, R 1/1,5/3; free space 110 mm, clearance 30 mm, foot width 50 mm, segmented incl. corner parts, hardened ca. 1100 N/mm²
  • Folding beam
    • Folding beam moved to the back incl. cranked folding blades 10 and 25 mm (from machine length 3200 mm: 15 and 25 mm), not in combination with crowning device, folding blades from standard configuration are dropped
    • Crowning device for folding beam, manual central crowning device (not in combination with cranked folding blade)
  • Bottom beam
    • Bottom beam blade without gradation with or without finger grooves
  • Safety and others
      • 2-man-operation
      • Foot switch on rail for lateral movement
      • Tool cart for blades and segmented tools
      • Guide rail
      • Cutting device for max. sheet thickness 0,8 mm St37
  • Back gauge and table
    • Sheet support table 1000 mm (without gauge)
    • Gauge package Classic Bend or POS 2000 Professional
      • Back gauge, motorized 6 – 1000 mm optionally 10 – 1000 mm
      • removable sheet support plates
      • All drives converter-controlled
    • Sheet support table wit ball rollers
    • Gauge with spring fingers, bottom beam blade without finger grooves
    • Pneumatically lowerable gauge fingers
    • Gauge 1500 mm with 2 gauge sectors incl. pneumatically lowerable gauge fingers
    • Two gauge fingers for conical bending, adjustment range 5 mm optionally pneumatically lowerable