PowerBend Professional

Overview

Success Story Part II: „THE NEW“ PowerBend Professional is our revised folding machine with even more flexible application possibilities. It is the professional solution for thin sheet metal processing and continous operation in large workshops, mid-sized companies and the industry.

New features

  • Clamping beam stroke 500 mm for product heights up to 250 mm
  • 2 servo drives for continous commuting of the folding beam for Up and Down
  • Servo-controlled folding beam adjustment
  • More precise and faster positioning of the rotation point, servo-controlled
  • Safety package Plus
  • LED status display
  • Energy-efficient drives according to IE3
  • Optimized for industry 4.0
  • Prepared interface to product handling systems
  • Completely new machine design and swivelling panel

Details

  • Software control
    • POS 2000 Professional graphic control on swivelling arm
    • Radius function
    • Remote maintenance
  • Clamping beam
    • Clamping beam stroke 500 mm
    • Clamping beam geometry 48° or 180°
    • Drive: 2 x 2,2 kW (65 mm/sec) axis with recirculated ball screws
    • Axis inclination of the clamping beam
    • Hydraulic tool clamping device for clamping beam (WZS 2000)
  • Folding beam
    • Drive: 2 × 3.0 kW (converter-controlled, 85°/sec)
    • Pneumatic tool clamping device for folding beam (WZS 15100)
    • Motorized folding beam adjustment 80 mm
    • Motorized folding center adjustment +80/- 20 mm
    • Central crowning device, motorized
  • Others
    • Foot switch
    • Anchor plates incl. dowels
    • Standard machine without folding- and clamping beam tools
    • LED status display
    • Bottom beam blade, ca. 1100 N/mm² surface-hardened (nitrated), one piece with finger grooves, minimum gauge 10 mm

Technical Data

Type Working length Sheet thickness 400 N/mm2 Length Machine depth with back gauge 1600 mm closed Height incl. swivelling arm
[mm] [mm] [mm] [mm] [mm]
3200×3,0 3240 3,00 5700 3223 2313
4000×2,5 4040 2,5 5700 3223 2313
Clamping beam
Type Geometry Stroke Drive power Speed
[°] [mm] [kW] [mm/s]
3200×3,0 48 (180) 500 2 x 2,2 65
4000×2,5 48 (180) 500 2 x 2,2 65
Folding beam
Type Drive power Speed Folding beam adjustment Folding center adjustment
[kW] [°/s] [mm] [mm]
3200×3,0 2 x 3,0/2 x 3,0 85 (100) 80 (150) ± 20
4000×2,5 2 x 3,0/2 x 3,0 85 (100) 80 (150) ± 20

Software

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.

POS 3000 3D graphic control

Interactive sheet design

POS 3000 3D graphical control is one of the most powerful controls on the market, and because both the hard- and software come from a single provider, the PowerBend Professional and POS 3000 3D graphical control are a perfect match.

Working with POS 3000 is extremely comfortable:

Clearly laid-out product selection including a search function and navigation in submenus enables the operator to select work steps and connect them in the production plan menu to create sequences.

Individual product profiles can be designed very quickly via the intuitive finger-activated drawing feature. The exact dimensions may be entered and changed in the dimensioning menu. In order to check and coordinate together with the customer, the drawing may be output on paper using a printer.

Using the program that is created, the software generates the optimal sequence of bends, including automatic collision and threshold value monitoring. The folding angle and cut are corrected automatically using interpolation from the database.

Unfold software – Schröder Unfold

Uncomplicated and simple

In order to coordinate hardware and software perfectly, Hans Schröder Maschinenbau developed an unfold software to calculate the blank size and program with effortless preciscion.

Tools/Options

Options

  • Clamping beam
    • Rotating clamping beam for 2 tool stations incl. hydraulic tool clamping device on both sides (WZS 2000) (New version available from 2022)
  •  Folding beam
    • Speed-package Y-axis: 2 x 3,0 kW; 100°/sec
    • Technology package Up and Down
    • Technology package 3D (only with Up and Down)
    • 2nd footswitch on rail for lateral movement
    • 2 servo drives for continous commuting of the folding beam for Up and Down
    • Folding beam adjustment with servo drive and recirculating ball screws
  • Table and back gauge
    • Back gauge extension to J- or U-gauge possible: Basis: motorized gauge up to 1600 mm, closed
    • 2 fixed square arms (left and right side)
    • 2 pneumatic pop up square arms assembled aisle side, program-controlled
    • Suction plates in gauge table with 4 suction units, controlled via POS 2000 Professional incl. positioning against the folding beam (only with Up and Down)
  • Software control
    • PC Version (external programming), 1st licence
    • POS 3000 3D Graphic control
      DXF-Import and more processor capacity
    • SCHRÖDER Unfold software (POS 3000 PC version necessary)
  • Safety and others
    • Additional equipment for 2-man operation control in accordance with accident prevention rules required
    • Operation from the rear in addition, 2nd footswitch and protection via light barrier
    • Safety package Plus: Light barrier package front, horizontal light barrier in operator lane, RFID switch to secure the side doors
    • Foot switch on rail for lateral movement
    • Voltage tranformer 12 kVA
    • Air conditioner
    • Various bottom beam-, folding beam-, and clamping beam tools