Durma’s entry-level AD-E series of press brakes has been superseded by the new AD-R range Ð with no increase in price.
Available from Leabourn & Rose Ltd, the new AD-R machines use the same frame as the manufacturerÕs top-of the-range models, so they offer greater daylight (530mm), stroke (365mm) and throat depth (410mm) than the previous AD-E models. Bending lengths vary from 1,250mm to 6,050 mm. The respective bending force is 60 to 400 tones.
Features of these press brakes include particularly long double guides for easy and accurate moving of the top beam, CNC operation of the back gauge in the X axis, easily adjustable sliding front arms that offer Òfinger Ð tipÓ lateral adjustment, and Euro-style top and bottom tool holders. Manual or motorised crowning is available on all machines.
Control options comprise the Durma CNC Easy Bend, which offers a simplified screen format and a minimum of keys, along with easy-to-follow bending steps.
It is also possible to upgrade to the Durma CNC advantage; this offers automatic bending sequences, off-line programming, motorised crowning and up to 85, 12-step programs. Also available is the CYBELEC DNC 880s control unit. This features a 10in TFT colour screen, a 2-D display with multi-simulation capability, and Windows XPe for multi-tasking and file management.