How to calculate the payback of a robot cell

Free online tool
We often ask ourselves whether a robotic bending cell really is profitable, or how long will it take for our robot investment to pay for itself. The answer may come from our online calculation tool.  This online spreadsheet allows to insert the data needed for an accurate (...)

How much time do you waste in tool change?

Cut on inefficiencies
A short survey in the Facebook group Lamiera e Lamieristi (Sheet metal and Operators) confirms a problem that is very much felt by operators: set-up times are very high. In some cases, they are similar to the time required to bend.   "from 1 to 5 minutes" "about (...)

How to choose stainless steel

An alloy for every need
Euroinox issued another document, with their usual comprehensibility yet full of accurate information. This short guide provides us with an overview on the most common stainless steel alloys in the 4 main types:  austenitics ferritics martensitics duplex In each type, alloys (...)

Stainless steel fabrication chart

Choose the most suitable grade
Specialty Steel Industry of North America issued a concise yet informative document on stainless steel fabrication. We present this chart extracted from the guide "Stainless steel fabrication". This table describes how the most common stainless steel grades are suitable to be processed (...)

Encyclopedia of stainless steel in construction 2018

Building with inox
The Encyclopedia of stainless steel in construction is a technical document produced by the Nickel Institute and the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA). It is especially useful for fabricators, engineers, architects, designers, landlords, building contractors, (...)

How to damage your press brake

Surefire, tested method
To err is human. If you are distracted, you make mistakes. If you know too little about the machine, you make mistakes. If you know the machine too much, you make mistakes because of over-confidence. But few mistakes are as quick and definitive as the one we are talking about today.  Everyone (...)

The world of steel from 1978 to 2017

Official stats and figures
Would you like to know how much steel has been produced over the last 38 years? And how much of it has been made in Italy, the USA, or Germany?  worldsteel recently issued updated statistics on the global siderurgical market for all countries. Pig iron, steel, hot-rolled sheet, (...)

New press brake electric sheet lifters

2 interpolated axes for better support
We are proud to introduce our new press brake electric sheet lifters, completely controlled by the CNC. They are available as single or dual axis with optional interpolation for better sheet tracking and support. The dual interpolated axis configuration allows to continuously follow (...)

New sliding front supports

Ergonomics and efficiency
Gasparini introduces a new useful and versatile accessory. It's a height-adjustable front sliding arms mounted on a linear guide, with tool drawer.  It can be easily unfastened from the guide if needed, and thanks to its low weight it can be handled with little effort. Support plane (...)

How to keep your press brake in tip-top shape

Efficiency and safety
An efficient press brake is fundamental to avoiding damages and detecting failures before they become serious problems. Keeping your machine clean and tidy is both simple and important. These are the interventions that should be made daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.  All (...)

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