When capital investment is high, productivity must increase for acceptable Return On Investment (ROI). Critical factors are, for example: flexibility, complexity and change-over times because of the wide variety of products, low volume per batch and the complexity of number of bends per product. Furthermore, it's important to control the process throughout.
WILA makes it possible to bend small batches of various products fully automatically with the Automated Tool Change (ATC)-Gripper, ATC Tooling and Storage System. In combination with WILA's Tooling Identification and Positioning System (TIPS)* the tooling set-up in the press brake is no longer the limiting factor in the variety of parts that can be formed entirely unmanned.
During Fabtech you can find this complete set-up at our stand.
*TIPS is an integrated part of the press brake control system, and helps to identify tools and to continuously read their position, both in the machine as well as in the storage system.