Press Brakes

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The traditional press brake machines are vertical, but the horizontal types are able to form long or narrow pieces of sheet metal that are usually difficult to bend. Read Moreā€¦

Press Brakes Many types of press brakes are CNC (computer numerically controlled) and fully automated-the operator only keys in machine coordinates and positions the axis accordingly.

Leading Manufacturers

Concord, ON  |  905-669-2253

The hydraulic press industry is competitive, but in a sea of competitors, we are among the best! We offer ISO 9000:2000 certification, and we work with customers to create the ideal designs for their unique circumstances. We use a lean manufacturing system that keeps prices low and customers happy. Learn more about how we can help you when you contact us today!

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Macrodyne Hydraulic Presses & Automation $$$

Paterson, NJ  |  973-345-0660

When it comes to the hydraulic press industry, you want nothing but the very best! We have over 50 years of experience in the industry manufacturing quality products for our customers. We not only offer outstanding products, but we are also committed to the satisfaction of our customers no matter how large or small. We take the time to work with you to ensure your every need it met. Contact us today!

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Grimco Presses Inc. $$$

Garfield Heights, OH  |  216-587-2885

Our hydraulic press designs are one-of-a-kind. We work with our customers to determine the best hydraulic presses for their applications. Here at Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. we take customer satisfaction very seriously. We are a turnkey supplier that keeps your production goals in mind. Visit our website to learn more about our products today!

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Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. $$$

Fort Washington, PA  |  866-726-1126

Our mission at Specac is to keep our customers happy and satisfied with the quality of our products. That is why we carry a large variety of press types, and have locations in both the US and UK to better serve you. Our automated hydraulic presses feature power-assisted hydraulics and touch screen controls, and our staff is ready to answer any concerns. Our UK office is located at River House, 97 Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4HE.

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Specac $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-237-2382

AIDA-America Corporation offers a wide range of press building options. We specialize in mechanical presses, transfer presses, progressive die presses, frame presses and much more. Call us today or visit our website for more information on our quality presses and services.

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AIDA-America Corp. $$$

Moline, IL  |  877-797-7650

Williams, White & Company, a division of Doerfer Companies, is North America's premier hydraulic press manufacturer. We have multiple manufacturing facilities that feature cutting edge fabrication equipment and many more capabilities to ensure that you receive the hydraulic press you need. Integration services are also available. For a complete list of presses and capabilities, visit our website.

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Press brake machines are mostly used in the automotive and aerospace industries, and in any application that uses metal housings or cabinets.

Some additional applications and industries that press brakes are utilized in include: industrial manufacturing, in the assembly of various heavy-duty metal parts and components; electronics, for use in the manufacturing of various electronic enclosures and housings; and construction, to fabricate various safety features of residential houses, commercial buildings and industrial warehouses including guide rails.

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In comparison to mechanical press brakes, hydraulic presses are becoming more popular where steady pressure is needed. They are composed of 3 main parts-a pump, an actuator and control valves, and use highly energized hydraulic fluid, which runs through the different components to transfer energy, lubricate and remove contaminants.

The hydraulic pump produces the power that the fluid distributes. It is much more powerful than any electric motor, and is considered the generator of the whole system. The actuator carries out the actual metal pressing operation. Here, a cylinder, which is considered the motor, transmits energy to a piston, which carries out the pressing process.

The control valves direct the energized fluid to the correct place and control the amount that is released. Often, a press brake contains more than one actuator and the control valves must distribute the fluid evenly between them.

In addition, there are a vast range of dies that press brakes utilize: some of the many include v-dies, channel forming dies, curling dies and more.

V-dies are used to create a variety of bend angles, and are the most common type of press brake die. Channel-forming dies create channels by means of forming two angles at the bottom of the sheet metal.

Curling dies are used to form a coiled, or curled, edge on the sheet metal. One useful tool to figure out the total bending force of a press brake is a press brake calculator.

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