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Re: Sheet MEtal Bending with Mach3
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 09:47:17 PM »
i have been running  our press brake for 2 years now with mach3.before that with turbocnc. drives are gecko 201 driving vexta 34 stepper motors.5 tpi ball screws each side of machine, 2x6x.25 aluminum tube with movable stops. steppers are reduced 3:1 to ballscrew. move speed is 1.5 ips.all you need is the demo version as all moves are 1 liners. just bring up an mdi box and enter your move. set up an oem trigger with a remote button, and you can move to next depth of bend by pushing remote button.
for instance

g0x1.5 z4750  " move to 1.5 inch  z to 90 degree 12 ga. steel"
m00   "pause wait for remote button to advance to next move"
g0x20 z 4500 "move to 20 inches z to 45degree"
next week i am about to controll the angle of bends with mach. my brake has an ac motor drive that turns two depth stop nuts on the cylinders.has a mechanical number readout .has to be set with pushbutton control that is tedious to hold.replacing with dc servo, viper drive.    this will be my z axis.having saved written records of different settings thicknesses of steel, aluminum, and the angles formed from the number readout, should be able to automate a lot of complex shapes.

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Re: Sheet MEtal Bending with Mach3
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 11:21:45 PM »
Thats exactly the system we used on our brake. We never got around to automating the cylinder stops. We did have a automated backstop with the capabilty to do multiple bend settings.
Re: Sheet MEtal Bending with Mach3
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2015, 12:52:54 PM »
Hello all,
           any buddy guide me how to wire bend using mach3 any details or video?