The new EGB 1303 ARse press brake from AMADA America is a 130-ton, 3-meter machine designed for medium loads, high speed, high precision, and time-saving automation. It is an electric servo drive-based machine, and has an electric crowning system.
The new system has an expanded tool capacity thanks to the Automatic Tool Changing (ATC) system—the same as the one on the larger HG 2204 ATC model. The EGB 1303 ARse model also employs the AMADA Smart Loading LD Device.
The EGB 1303 ARse features a robot as part of the solution. The robot employed has only one job: part handling. Tool setups are already done by the ATC (faster than a robot arm could do the job). The robot can handle 20kg including the gripper. The robot features automatic gripper changing, and up to nine grippers can be used.
New loading approach
The EGB 1303 ARse features the AMADA Smart LD Device, created to efficiently supply pallet-loaded parts to the bending robot. A configuration is shown below.
The entire process from blank to bend is automated. Blanks are delivered and placed on the loader. Two load cameras get an exact position of the part. The system automatically checks for double parts. If there is a redundant blank or sheet, measured by the thickness of what is being transported, this is offloaded into a drop zone without interrupting the bending schedule.
A new side gauge with a potentiometer that confirms a good connection makes it simple to align parts. Additionally, this model comes with the new Bi-S II which can correct bend angles on the fly.
When it comes to offloading the part, you have three choices: conveyor, pallet stacker, or pallet stacker plus conveyor.
Two tablets bring the human-machine interface (HMI) to the human; when using the entire automation system, an HMI can be employed for CAD drawings of the desired part, as well as for an entry point into the AMNC 4ie controller for bend angle (through the Bi-S II) and camera information.