Profile bending machine control system
Tablet Teach-In

For software-based bending processes of lower complexity

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Made in Switzerland

Automated manufacture of small and large series

The Tablet Teach-In control system allows small and large series to be manufactured automatically. The programming takes place in teach-in mode, i.e. the operator teaches the machine a single time using touch controls, and then the program can be repeated as often as desired.

The program directory allows existing data to be accessed and changed. This Tablet Teach-In control system shows the operator the current X-axis position of the feed roller with a position detection precision of 0.01 mm, as well as the Y-axis position for the corresponding component length. The speeds of the feed roller and the rolling speed can be modified by the operator as required, from crawling speed to rapid traverse.

An upgrade to Tablet350 is possible.

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Overview of Tablet Teach-In

  • Recommended for the manufacture of different bending forms with only minor differences
  • Lower procurement costs than for Tablet350
  • Comparatively more time-consuming process for creating different radii in one component
  • Manual teach-in of the bending program

PBT control systems overview

Manual Tablet Teach-In Tablet350 PC400
Operation / Hardware mobile handheld terminal mobile handheld terminal / Tablet-PC / jointed arm bracket / freely mobile mobile handheld terminal / Tablet-PC / jointed arm bracket / freely mobile movable control panel / 15-Inch multi-touch display / industrial PC
Recommended for low variability of bending forms low variability of bending forms but high quantities high variability of bending forms high variability of bending forms and automated
Time requirement for determining the bending geometry relatively high relatively high low low
Series production following manual setup automated, after teach-in automated, software-controlled automated, software-controlled and can be integrated in automation
Programming / Storage / Processing of the radii and program calculation manual via teach-in / via tablet software-based, number and length unlimited software-based, number and length unlimited
Visual program check - - as a graphic representation as a graphic representation
Radii per bending part 1 1 optional optional
Infeed rate rapid traverse / crawling speed rapid traverse / crawling speed continuous continuous
Additional bending - - possible for 1 segment possible for all segments
Rolling out - - - possible
Transition correction - - - possible
Program documentation - - - as PDF attachment
Program assistants - - spiral coil spiral coil, ellipses, “Napoleon curves”, S-bends, special forms, swimming pool roof, bending left/right
Control of additional options - - - open architecture for customer-specific extensions, e.g. CNC Z-axes, 3-D bending attachment or mandrel forward feed, automatic radius measurement
Remote diagnosis by PBT - - - via Internet connection
Software update - per USB stick per USB stick per USB stick / via Internet connection
Data backup - via USB port via USB port via USB port / network-based
Connection corded WiFi WiFi corded
Operating system - Windows Windows Windows
Network integration - - - possible
Safety emergency stop, inching emergency stop, inching, enabling switch emergency stop, inching, enabling switch emergency stop, inching, enabling switch
optional: Connection for safety laser scanner
Axes X-axis 1/100mm controlled
optional: Y-axis 1/10mm resolution
X-axis 1/100mm controlled
Y-axis 1/10mm controlled
X-axis 1/100mm controlled
Y-axis 1/10mm controlled
X-axis 1/100mm controlled
Y-axis 1/10mm controlled
optional: X-axis with servo hydraulics (PBT25, PBT35)
optional: Y-axis with servo controllers (PBT35)
optional: controlled Z-axes left/right