• The new Flex Cell automates the TruBend 7050 from TRUMPF;
• Helps companies handle order surges and combat shortages of skilled labor;
• Designed for small and simple components.
In just a few simple steps, an operative can dock the mobile robot cell onto the bending machine and thereby make it operate automatically. The machine will then run autonomously for several hours. This helps companies handle order surges and combat shortages of skilled labor. “The TruBend 7050 is TRUMPF’s fastest bending machine,” says TRUMPF product manager Wolfgang Radler. “With the Flex Cell, we’re offering users a fast and simple solution to automate this machine. This shows once again that TRUMPF is focusing on customers’ needs.” Together with the Flex Cell, the TruBend 7050 has a footprint of under 10 square meters, which is compact enough for any production operation.
Easy to program, safe to operate
The Flex Cell has a double-sized material buffer. This ensures it has enough material to feed the TruBend 7050 throughout a night shift.
A vacuum combination gripper on the robot arm enables fast and safe loading and unloading. Using the proven TRUMPF TecZone Bend software, a bending program can be created in just a few seconds. The operative is then able to program the robot by means of an app and the teach panel. This makes the TruBend 7050 quick and easy to set up. Thanks to automatic double-sheet detection, the Flex Cell is also able to recognize if unprocessed material has stuck together during loading and then eject it. This reduces rejects and saves resources.
Designed for small and simple parts
The Flex Cell is suitable for components with a format ranging from 600 x 400 millimeters to 70 x 50 millimeters. It can process sheet metal of between 0.7 and 6 millimeters in thickness. In combination with the TruBend 7050, the Flex Cell is ideal for all companies that are suffering from a shortage of skilled workers and would like to increase their productivity through automation. Companies with fluctuating orders for the manufacture of small and simple parts will benefit in particular from this solution. TRUMPF is launching the Flex Cell at Blechexpo.
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TRUMPF (trumpf.com) is a high-tech company offering manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. The Company drives digital connectivity in the manufacturing through consulting, platform products and software. TRUMPF is one of the technology and market leader in highly versatile machine tools for sheet metal processing and in the field of industrial lasers.
In 2022/23, the company employed some 17,900 people and generated sales of about 5.4 billion euros (preliminary figures). With over 90 companies, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly every European country as well as in North America, South America and Asia. The company has production facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United States, Mexico and China.