Is it time to update your press brake? Are you struggling with an old electrical panel? Is it hard to find components or parts? When you do find them they’re expensive or have a long lead time leading to increased downtime? Or do you simply want to take advantage of advances in press brake controls that can lead to significant increases in your plant’s productivity?
Press Brakes have long been a staple of manufacturing. And while the mechanics haven’t changed significantly over the years, modern electronics and controls have lead to significant advances in press brake technology. Some of the advantages of these modern controls include:
Increased Accuracy with Programmability – With programmable controls, a computer calculates and implements settings for your machine axes. This is significantly more accurate than manual calculations and settings.
Remote Programming with Networking Capabilities – With modern controls, it’s possible for your engineers to program the machine remotely. This saves time and adds flexibility.
Easier Operation with Better Visual Aids – Newer controls offer updated instructional materials that make it easier for operators to program and use press brake software.
Increased Output with Less Waste – New controls can allow you to increase ram capability and accuracy. This leads to less wasted materials and easier production.
Update Controls with a Press Brake Retrofit
Could you benefit from modern controls, but you’re not sure you can invest the resources in a replacement? Generally, press brake electronics fail or become obsolete before the mechanical components. This means that in many cases, it’s possible to update the controls without replacing your entire unit. A press brake control retrofit offers a number of distinct advantages. Why should you consider a retrofit?
Affordable – The average press brake retrofit can be done for a fraction of the cost of a new machine. While replacing your press brake could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, even the most complex retrofits are very cost effective.
Less Disruptive – Press brakes are large pieces of equipment, and in many cases other machines and manufacturing components are built around them. A new press brake may not exactly mirror the old machine – leading to significant reorganization. This leads to lost production time as well as significant additional expense. With a retrofit, your existing press brake stays where it is – saving you time and money.
Additional Years of Reliable Service – Retrofitting your press brake controls adds years of reliable service to your equipment, helping you decrease downtime.
Overall, a press grade retrofit can enhance the performance and decrease your production costs. Control Works can replace control systems, add a programmable logic controller, replace old servo drive systems, add light curtains or install a complete new back gauge system. Whatever your requirements are, we have the experience and unrivalled ability to get the job done. Learn more about our press brake retrofit services or contact us today to see how we can help you upgrade your press brake.