Econogauge for Press Brakes

Automec Announces Econogauge for Press Brakes   Econogauge is a simple, manually positioned backgauge for press brakes with a digital display at a fraction of the price of a CNC backgauge.  Automec has designed and manufactured CNC backgauges since 1972.  With Econogauge, the operator simply loosens the carriage lock, slides the gauge bar to the …

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Guifil press brakes PE-60

Why the Guifil press brake was accurate and innovative in its time!

In building a Guifil press brake, the engineers set out to make the phenomenon of deflection work for, rather than against the material’s bending. Discarded was the conventional approach of a moving upper ram.   Instead, Guifil produced a press brake powered by three cylinders with a moving lower ram that can spread out the force …

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Pacific Press Brakes

CNC upgrades and retrofits for the Pacific K-Series and J-Series manual press brakes

Pacific Press Technologies produced the world’s first hydraulic press brake in 1945. Early Pacific press brakes were mechanical and sold without options for CNC controls.   Today most Pacific Press Press Brakes are well-suited for Automec retrofits or upgrades using its CNC Control products. This article will focus on retrofitting Pacific machines with the Automec PC …

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Accurpress Press Brake

Should I choose a CNC 150 or CNC 300 Control to retrofit my Used Accurpress Press Brake?

There are good reasons to retrofit your used Accurpress Press Brake in this down market instead of purchasing a new press brake. These are challenging times, and budgets for large ticket items can be tight. However, you can save significantly by retrofitting to the Automec CNC 150 or CNC 300 backgauge control system, both in …

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