THIS WEEK IN MACHINERY: Turning, Grinding, Laser Cutting & More 

THIS WEEK IN MACHINERY: Turning, Grinding, Laser Cutting & More 

Bystronic Inc. recently announced the release of its new Xpert 80 press brake, continuing the concept of the mobile press brake, which the smaller version Xpert 40 has already established on the market.
Compared to the Xpert 40, the Xpert 80 offers an increase in bending length and press capacity. This opens up a wider spectrum of applications. Over a bending length of approximately five feet, the Xpert 80 generates a press capacity of 88 US tons with a footprint of less than 10 square feet.

The new Xpert 80 is designed to provide users with support for flexible job shop production with fluctuating batch sizes and varying bent parts as well as for series production with recurring parts. Today, for example, the machine can be set up next to a laser cutting system and tomorrow, maybe, in a row with other press brakes in order to process a large bending series.

For many users, bending requires manufacturing small to medium-sized parts using press brakes that are too big for the job. For parts up to a bending length of approximately 5 feet and a maximum thickness of ¾ of an inch, these users do not really need a large-scale bending machine, but a small and versatile one. Bystronic developed the new Xpert 80 for precisely these requirements: a fast press brake with a compact format that fits into virtually any manufacturing environment.

The machine achieves bending speeds up to 25 millimeters (1 inch) per second, enabling users to bend three times as many parts with the compact machine compared to a slower large press brake, according to Bystronic.

The ByMotion drive control, a Bystronic development, ensures that the Xpert 80’s upper beam and back gauges are accelerated with high precision.

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