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R-Brake software and WLM update

22 July 2020

Update R-Brake software and WLM at QBTEC

In 2017, QBTEC, Netherlands, purchased a SafanDarley R-Brake for the automated production of boilers and grease drawers that are used in their frying systems. With the R-Brake, the press brake and robot are integrated into one system. The R-Brake has a fully automatic tool and gripper change connected to the machine.These and the product are programmed completely offline using RoboBend offline simulation software.

Since the installation of the R-Brake, more and more products have been programmed using the offline software. As QBTEC gained more experience with the system they developed a wish list of features they would like added to the software to further improve the bending process and to work even more efficiently. These wishes have been met and we recently updated the software at QBTEC to the latest version.

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WorkLoadManager

In the latest version, the 3D files are processed in AutoPOL, our modern 3D system for programming press brakes offline. This determines the best bending sequence and then “SafanDarley Robobend” ensures the correct calculation of the robot movements in order to easily automate a new product.
 
This update ensures that QBTEC can also process small series automatically in order to limit the storage of material. When the products are programmed by the offline software, they are sent to the WLM (WorkLoadManager) and here the amount of each product is simply entered. The different products are automatically bent and stacked in sequence, without operator intervention.

QBTEC recently purchased 2 new SafanDarley press brakes, including an H-Brake 230T - 6 metres for the production of long stainless steel blades. These will be delivered soon.

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