Bystronic UK Limited, one of the leading suppliers of sheet metal working equipment, will be exhibiting a wide range of equipment from its extensive portfolio of products at the forthcoming MACH exhibition. Amongst the exhibits will be world's first and four further products previously unseen at an exhibition in the UK, two of which were launched as recently as late 2007, thus providing visitors with the ideal opportunity to view the latest developments.
Two laser systems will feature on the stand. The highlight is the ByVention laser cutting system, which will be presented to the trade visitors for the first time with a 4.4 kW laser source. Thanks to the increased laser power, jobs can be processed even faster and more cost effectively, and the ByVention is almost as flexible as a high-end system – but considerably less expensive. With this innovation, customers can now choose a ByVention with 2200 or 4400 Watts.
One major characteristic of the ByVention is its compact design which makes it the smallest laser cutting machine for standard-sized metal sheets. The machine requires just 6000 x 6000 mm (2.2 kW) or 6400 x 6000 mm (4.4 kW) of floor space and therefore customers can utilise even the smallest of spaces. The control cabinet and the system’s laser source are integrated in the machine frame and form a single unit. Additionally, the cooling unit and the used air filter have been combined in a compact, powerful unit.
With the ByVention the training time can be reduced to an absolute minimum and the machine is extremely simple for anyone to operate. This is possible since the ByVention is operated via predefined programs and cutting parameters using a touch screen. After just a short period of training the user is fully au fait with the control and its integrated functions, so that the full capacity of the machine can be used immediately. As an optional extra, a full version of the high-performance control ByVision is available, from which in particular experienced users will be able to benefit.
With its innovative and clever material flow concept, ByVention guarantees immediate availability of the cut parts as well as exemplary flexibility when using various sizes of material and partly cut sheets. Cut parts are continuously and automatically transported from the cutting area and are immediately available to the user even during the cutting process. The removal area is fully accessible; therefore removal of cut parts is simple and convenient.
The machine is offered at a fixed price with the cost including the Bysoft CAD/CAM software package, commissioning and basic training as well as the two year warranty and preventive maintenance. Thanks to the “everything included” concept, the customer knows exactly what the investment cost is.
Additionally, laser cutting will also be represented with a Byspeed 3015, one of the most successful machines on the market. The machine on display will be equipped with a powerful 5.2 kW laser source and a ByTrans automatic load/unload system. The new ByTrans was launched last autumn and has been specifically designed for those companies that produce predominately medium to large size batches with a limited selection of raw materials. It is a portal solution providing vibration free handling of the cut sheets and the choice of model is dependent on individual requirements and space constraints. Production is said to increase by up to 50 per cent when a laser is equipped with ByTrans with typically only an extra machine investment of 20%.
The ByJet Pro, launched at the end of last year, is Bystronic’s latest waterjet cutting system to meet the stringent demands in parts production without causing thermal effects in the material. The machine is encapsulated for a cleaner and low-noise working environment and the new ergonomically designed shuttle table maximizes machine productivity. The system on show will be equipped with four independently driven slim cutting heads and this, when combined with the shuttle table concept, positioning/cutting speeds and axes dynamics, is said to be able to produce up to five times as many parts per unit time.
Additionally, the efficient programming software, Bysoft CAD/CAM, and the control and monitoring of the cutting processes by ByVision, ensure that non-productive time and material usage are kept to a minimum.
Two new press brakes will be on show. The Bystronic Beyeler Xpert press brake was also launched at the end of last year and is said to deliver the highest repetition accuracy on the market. This machine features an extensive and expandable database which is available at the touch of a button. The control panel, with its intuitive user guidance, allows for ease of programming and operation. Pressure reference (PR) bending technology, with hydraulic-dynamic crowning, continuous compensation of the side frame deflection, pressure control and protection of the tools against overload ensures maximum angle accuracy to satisfy the highest of bending demands.
In addition a Bystronic AFM EP 31-100 press brake with a bending length of 3150 mm and a press capacity of 100 tonnes will be on show. The machine provides an economical and flexible press braking solution requiring minimal set-up and programming times. With its 2D visualisation of the bending cycle and hydraulic crowning system the AFM EP range is the perfect introduction into CNC press braking.
There will also be a software forum where the range of Bystronic software will be demonstrated. At previous exhibitions this has attracted great interest from visitors.
In addition to its own range of products, Bystronic UK Limited is a supplier of the Pullmax range of punching machines and the latest Pullmax 520 punching machine, equipped with automatic load/unload facility for unmanned production will be on show.
The machine is capable of handling sheet sizes up to 2500 x 1250 mm and has a tool capacity of 200 with a 20 station auto-indexing. In addition there is the facility to press flanges up to 75 mm.
Commenting on the company’s presence at MACH 2008 Bystronic UK Limited’s managing director Dave Larcombe said: “This exhibition is going to be one of the most exciting for Bystronic and visitors to the stand with so many new products on show. The message we are conveying is clear, Bystronic offers an optimal solution for every manufacturing application.
“We are in constant close contact with our customers with a very open approach and by listening to our customer Bystronic is able to understand their requirements and produce and supply products to suit their needs.”
In today’s market where companies are coming to terms with increased interest rates, Bystronic is addressing this issue by offering a number of fixed price deals and special price package deals to visitors to the stand. Further details will be available on the stand.
Mr Larcombe concludes: “This pricing system was introduced with the launch of ByVention and has proved popular amongst customers. The pricing includes delivery, assembly, start-up and training, software, maintenance contract and in the case of press brakes, standard tooling.”
Contact David Larcombe
Tel: 0113 297 6666