Automec CNC300 Backgauging Systems

The CNC300 control can be programmed as simple as our popular CNC150 or it can be programmed to utilize an array of sophisticated functions. These include a tool library, RS232 computer interface with software, automatic ram referencing, ram angle mode, backgauge reversal on pinch point, and a parts counter.The CNC300 is available as a one, two or three axis system and can be connected to all Automec 24” and 48” backgauges, ram controls and programmable gauge bar height options.

CNC300 Control (ps) Final copy

With the CNC300, the user decides what level of sophistication he wants out of the control and when he wants to implement it. All systems are built the same, but the operator decides if he wants to program utilizing the angle mode or the depth mode. If the operator chooses not to enter such information as tooling parameters, the system can be calibrated and operated in the traditional depth mode without entering the tooling information.

The angle mode allows the operator to program the angle directly in degrees. When programming in degrees the actual angle can vary from the programmed angle due to material thickness variations or springback. Simply program your measured angle and the CNC300 will adjust automatically to the correct programmed angle. The CNC300 will also calibrate at “top of stroke” which means the ram will recalibrate itself without touching off the material after the operator has programmed the bottom tool height, the top tool height and the material thickness.

The CNC300 is a durable control for the shop floor with the ability to control job parameters from an off-line computer to help reduce set-up time. Jobs can be set-up on the shop floor and uploaded to the computer for future runs or can be programmed in the office and downloaded to the CNC300 at the pressbrake. An 11 digit alpha-numeric parts description can be input at the off-line computer and a set-up sheet with tool parameters and bending information can be quickly printed for systematic duplication of set-ups. The CNC300 offers an array of features at an affordable price.

Control Specifications

  • 2 – Ram Depth Modes: Ram display can show true ram position in Depth or Angle.
  • Ram Offset – All ram dimensions can be offset ± .393” with one data entry.
  • Gauge Offset – All backgauge dimensions can be offset ± .393” with one data entry.
  • 300 Jobs (00 to 299)
  • 10 Bends per Job (linking available)
  • 11 Digit Job Number
  • Tool Library
  • Depth or Angle Mode
  • Programmable Delay/Retract between Bends (0 – 19 sec.)
  • Programming delay/retract between bends (0 – 9 seconds)
  • Bend allowance ± .393”
  • Calculator to change dimensions incrementally
  • Angle Adjust for Angle Correction
  • Backgauge Reversal on Pinch Point (time and distance)
  • Parts counter
  • RS232 Interface and Software
  • Automatic Ram Calibration to Tool Heights
  • 1, 2, or 3 axis
  • .001” resolution
  • Red L.E.D. display
  • IN/MM conversion
  • Membrane Keyboard
  • 30-day battery back up
  • 20″, 24” or 48” Backgauge
  • Input power – 115 VAC ± 10% 50/60 HZ, 1A MAX (Control)
  • 2 year warranty

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Backgauges Available for CNC300

MINIBRUTE

MiniBrute-mechanical

Model MINIBRUTE
Holding Force 200 lbs.
# of Drives 1
Weight 200 lbs.
Overall Height 21˝
Overall Depth 41˝
Overall Width 31˝
Gauge Bar Length 66˝
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 20˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Width 3´ to 8´ 6˝

The MINIBRUTE compact gauge for pressbrakes with 3´ to 8´ 6˝ between sideframes. This unit is available with a 66˝ gauge bar and provides up to 20˝ of travel.


G24 Series

G24-A-mechanical

Model A
Holding Force 200 lbs.
# of Drives 1
Weight 200 lbs.
Overall Height 26˝
Overall Depth 42˝
Overall Width 16˝
Gauge Bar Length
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 24˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Width Up to 4´

The A compact gauge for press brakes with 12˝ to 42˝ between sideframes. This unit is available with a 3´ gauge bar for light applications.


G24-B-mechanical

Model B
Holding Force 400 lbs.
# of Drives 2
Weight 300 lbs.
Overall Height 26˝
Overall Depth 42˝
Overall Width 40˝
Gauge Bar Length
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 24˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Pressbrake Sideframe Width 5´ to 8´6˝

The B is Automec’s most popular model. Ideal for pressbrakes with up to 8´6˝ between the sideframes.


G24-BP-mechanical

Model BP or HDP
Holding Force 400 lbs.
# of Drives 2
Weight 300 lbs.
Overall Height 26˝
Overall Depth 42˝
Overall Width 40˝
Gauge Bar Length
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 24˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Pressbrake Sideframe Width 5´ to 8´6˝

The P models are required for Amada, Promecam, and other brakes in which the rear bed clearance is less than 7˝. This low-profile backgauge bolts right to the die rail.


G24-HD-mechanical

Model HD
Holding Force 400 lbs.
# of Drives 2
Weight 300 lbs.
Overall Height 26˝
Overall Depth 42˝
Overall Width 77˝
Gauge Bar Length 11´
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 24˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Pressbrake Sideframe Width 9´ to 14´

The HD heavy-duty offers more rigidity for larger pressbrakes or when progressive die set-ups are used.


G24-TD-mechanical

Model TD
Holding Force 600 lbs.
# of Drives 3
Weight 450 lbs.
Overall Height 26˝
Overall Depth 42˝
Overall Width 148˝
Gauge Bar Length 18´
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 24˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 10˝
Recommended Pressbrake Sideframe Width over 14´

The TD has 3 drive screws with the center drive flanked by 2 drives 6´ away on each side. Designed for large bed pressbrakes.


G48

G48-mechanical

Model G48HD or G48TD
Holding Force 400 lbs.
# of Drives 2
Weight 590 lbs.
Overall Height 32˝
Overall Depth 75˝
Overall Width 84˝
Gauge Bar Length 11´
Positioning Speed 600 IPM
Gauge Travel 49˝
Repeatability ± .002˝
Vertical Height Adjustment 12˝
Recommended Width 96˝ to 144˝

The G48 plate gauge is designed for heavy forming operations offering significant productivity improvments when handling larger, heavier workpieces.