BystronicIts new mobile bending robot can be retrofitted to any Xpert 40 press brake in the field, says Bystronic. The company claims the automation module can be interfaced to the press brake in a plug-and-play arrangement and only takes a short time for users to set up the robotics and load sheet metal blanks for bending.

Programming is carried out offline and the ByVision bending software allows data to be imported without interrupting the job currently in progress. Bystronic says this mobile bending robot allows automatic production for larger runs of components, but can be quickly set aside for manual bending of smaller batches and one-offs.