Automec CNC4000 Backgauge System


CNC4000 Control


The CNC4000 is our PC-based system known for its Windows-like graphical user interface. Anyone familiar with a home computer will find the CNC4000 user friendly and easy to use.

The CNC4000 is available as a one, two or three axis control and can be connected to all Automec 24" and 48" backgauges, ram controls and programmable gauge bar height options. The CNC4000 also has a large 10,000 job memory storage and a floppy disk for off-line job storage and transferring data between multiple CNC4000 systems.

CNC4000 comes standard with a 10.5" color graphics LCD - windows-like screens guide the operator through programming and system opertaions. Up to 8 bends of the program can be viewed at one time showing up to three axes of control. A total of 32 steps can be programmed for each job. A parts counter keeps track of total parts formed. A ram offset ± .099” and bend allowance of ± .999 can be programmed for each job to offset all dimensions in the program by the same amount.

A 10,000 job memory is included in the basic control with a tool library which stores optional parameters for angle mode operation. Additionally, up to 1,000 jobs can be stored on a standard 3 ½” floppy disk (provided as standard equipment) in order to backup storage or as a quick means of transferring jobs from pressbrake to pressbrake.

Part numbers can be easily recalled from the floppy disk or fixed memory in two different ways:

  • By entering the part number directly.
  • Or scroll through the job list which displays all jobs and select the desired job with a single keystroke.

The CNC4000 supports up to 16 digit alpha-numeric part numbers: a numeric keyboard is used to enter the part number. The screen displays a pop-up keyboard that allows a numeric key to function as an alpha key enabling the operator to enter alpha-numeric part number.

Help screens are available for every operation to further assist the operator in the event he/she needs assitance. During the programming process, error messages overlay data when errors are made - these messages offer a suggested correction and are removed from the screen when corrections are made.

Control Specifications

  • Full color 10.5 graphics screen using pop-up Windows
  • 10,000 job storage in fixed memory
  • Storage backup of 1000 jobs to a standard 3.5 floppy disk
  • Up tp 32 bends per job
  • 16 digit alpha-numeric part numbers
  • Tool Library
  • Angle or ram depth programming with direct conversion
  • Gauge retract on pinch point
  • Available with up to 3 axes
  • Bend allowance ± .999”
  • Ram offset ± .099”
  • .001” display resolution
  • True IN/MM conversion
  • Tactile-feel pushbuttons
  • 1 year warranty

Click on the "Backgauges" button below to see a complete list of backgauges available for the CNC4000 or click on the "Brochure" or "Price Sheet" buttons to download PDF versions of our brochure or price sheets. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your system, please click here:

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