The P2 compact panel bender from Salvagnini America (Hamilton, OH) now includes MAC3.0 functionality, improving flexibility and productivity. The P2 features universal bending tools which automatically adapt in-cycle to the panel geometry without machine down time or manual re-tooling, allowing batch-one or kit production. Salvagnini offers the P2 in three models, handling bending material up to 2,500 mm in length and 254 mm in height.
The P2 now includes the CUT option, a tool migrated from the P4 panel bender, which allows the machine to cut profiles and complete up to 17 bends per minute. Salvagnini has also updated the P2 to include MAC3.0, a set of integrated technologies made up of sensors, formulas, and algorithms. MAC3.0 is the evolution of MAC2.0, a standard feature on Salvagnini panel benders since 2014, which allowed the P2 to adapt to the material being machined by measuring the material’s tensile strength in real time and comparing it to the reference values of common materials. If the mechanical characteristics of the material being machined are within ±25% of the reference value, the machine would compensate automatically and calculate the force required to obtain the right bends, limiting the risk of over bending or under bending.
With MAC3.0, Salvagnini’s engineers have extended the range of machinable materials and allowed new materials to be defined. To do so, the operator only needs to load the sheet metal onto the worktable and save the value as a reference for a new material. This new reference can then be called up whenever needed and used as the starting point for new adjustments and new materials.
It takes MAC3.0 roughly three-tenths of a second to calculate the tensile strength of a material. The measurement is always made on the first bend and, if the value measured differs from the reference value and the bending force must be modified, the reworking time is less than one second. The operator has the option to reduce or add readings as they see fit.
For more information: https://www.salvagninigroup.com/product/panel-benders/p2