Fine and accurate bending
Such orders all degrees of freedom, as in design. And with that comes the new Codatto Atema. This is a stable iron bending machine, suitable for fine and accurate bending of steel and stainless steel to 3 mm to 2.5 mm in not too large series. The stability and the associated accuracy of 0, 05 mm is obtained by an ingenious drive and guide system. The high accuracy even in the long run, the result of sloping, linear guides. This creates more room. The machine can be up to 220 mm, and also to the top to the bottom 70 mm bending. The newly constructed tool system, consisting of some twenty pieces temples changed automatically and can be positioned, is explained for maximum flexibility in production of (almost) all possible forms. Practically everything has to do with a set of large, high and heavy punches. Panels can be produced closed quadrilateral to a maximum height of 220 mm (plus any necessary negative deflections up to 70 mm) in lengths up to 3000 mm. Complicated products with many corrections may by the large range in time from being bent. "It is a semi-automatic machine," says Atema. "Two, three or four settlements on one side, does he automatically; much faster than a conventional brake. For settlements on the other side of the plate must be rotated manually."
Free form 3D
Atema think this machine will provide a spectacular development in the sheet metal, as the laser cutting machine ever did in the eighties of the last century. "The laser cutter has given us much more freedom in the form of flat plates. We can thus quickly the most complex shapes, with unprecedented accuracy also. This string bending machine can be much simpler free forms in metal making in the third dimension. Addition, that is also without a lot of extra tools needed. This machine makes all curves without extra tools. That makes a huge difference in cost. Because the set times are quite low, it is also suitable for smaller series, though you should thereby be sight on repeat orders. "
The machine is a real innovation for Goma, because the company now can make beautiful things that were not previously possible. "Often such innovations open new areas," says the director of Goma. "Designers are after all the new possibilities of this discovery. The next step is that they start demanding. We already have the example of a product that we traditionally forceerden, which we chased a lot of tension. We had two men who need on the banking side had to bend. Now you can record on the record Codatto, the result is a stress-free product and the second man is no longer needed. "
The Codatto is a complex machine that requires a lot especially in terms of programming. Therefore, three and a half week Goma staff trained by a man from the Italian manufacturer. Now that is behind us, they may discover for themselves what they can out of the "monster" can get.