TRUMPF announces that the latest generation of its TruBend 8000 Series is now available in the North American market. With a 34-inch open height and a stroke of 27 inches, the TruBend 8000 bending machine can bend very large parts, allowing workers to bend and remove workpieces that require a large box height. The press brake is available with numerous optional extras designed to facilitate the bending of heavy parts. These features include a bending aid that automatically positions the workpiece for bending. TruBend 8000 Series machines can also be equipped with a special tool clamp for high tonnage applications.
Starting with a press force of 440 tons and going all the way to 1,100 tons, this new generation of machines is designed to process long, thick pieces of sheet metal. The machine is also suitable for bending high-tensile materials such as Hardox or Weldox engineering steels. Station bending is another option available with the TruBend 8000. By moving workpieces from one station to the next, each equipped with different upper and lower tools, workers can handle different parts and bend operations without having to change the machine setup for each operation. The TruBend 8000 is suitable for companies that bend large parts in small batches, including fabricators in the vehicle manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and building-services sectors, as well as general purpose work.
The TruBend 8000 Series comes with TRUMPF’s Boost and TecZone Bend bending software for offline programming. The machine operator uploads a 2D or 3D model of their part into the program. Then, the software independently creates a 3D simulation including collision monitoring, which the operator can then adopt for the bending process, either in its entirety or with minor manual changes.
Users can choose to equip their machine with an on-demand drive, which automatically adjusts the motor’s revolution speed to the movement of the press beam. As well as limiting noise generation, this feature can also reduce energy consumption by up to 26 percent.