Bystronic has launched a new press brake that can be moved around a factory by fork lift truck. In a footprint of less than three square metres, it offers a generous bending capacity of 80 tonnes over 1.5 metres.
Called Xpert 80, it joins the smaller 40-tonne, one-metre Xpert 40 model that can be similarly repositioned and has proved popular since its introduction at the 2014 EuroBlech exhibition in Hannover. Both machines boost productivity by avoiding having to use a large, slower press brake to bend a small component. Output can be increased further by relocating the machines next to a laser cutting cell, another press brake or other machine tool.