Programming and Operations Manual

Programming and Operations Manual
704-0101-657
Programming and
Operations Manual
Autobend 7
August, 1999 Revision D
Programming and
Operations Manual
Autobend 7
This manual is for the Autobend 7 control system:
(Record Serial Number here)
Hurco Companies, Inc. reserves the right to incorporate any modifications
or improvements in machines and machine specifications which it
considers necessary, and does not assume any obligation to make any said
changes in machines or equipment previously sold.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent
a commitment on the part of Hurco Companies, Inc. (Hurco). The software described in this
document is furnished under the License Agreement to customers. It is against the law to
copy the software on any medium except as specifically allowed in the license agreement.
The purchaser may make copies of the software for backup purposes. No part of this
document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying, for any purpose without the express written permission
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Patents:
U.S. Patents B14,477,754; 5,453,933; Canadian Patent 1,102,434;
Japanese Patents 1,649,006 and 1,375,124; other Patents pending.
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For more information on Hurco products and services, contact the corporate headquarters
in Indianapolis, Indiana or one of the subsidiaries listed below:
Hurco Companies, Inc.
One Technology Way
P.O. Box 68180
Indianapolis, Indiana
46268-0180
TEL 317.293.5309
FAX 317.328.2812
Autobend Service
TEL 317.298.2639
FAX 317.328.2806
Autocon Technologies, Inc.
38455 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, Michigan
48331-5751
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Fifth Avenue Building
Singapore 408618
TEL 248.488.0440
FAX 248.488.0430
TEL (65)742 6177
FAX (65) 745 7664
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Lincoln Road
Cressex Industrial Estates
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire, England
HP12 3TH
TEL (01494) 442222
FAX (01494) 444646
Autobend 7
Hurco s.a.r.l.
Centre Hurco
Belgique, Espagne, France, Portugal
Parc d’activité Charles de Gaulle
4, rue Jean Monnet - BP 702
95197 Goussainville Cedex France
TEL (1) 39.88.64.00
FAX (1) 39.92.94.83
August, 1999
Hurco GmbH
Benzstrasse 8
85551 Kirchheim
Munich, Germany
TEL (089) 9050 9434
FAX (089) 9050 9450
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Hurco is committed to designing reliable, easy-to-operate machines which
promote greater productivity. This system will provide a modern, efficient
method of meeting metal forming needs. To prevent serious bodily injury,
always observe the safety precautions listed in this manual when installing,
operating, and servicing the Hurco press brake.
These and other safety precautions are discussed in the American National
Standards Institute’s “Standard for Machine Tools - Power Press Brakes Safety Requirements for Construction, Care, and Use” (ANSI B11.3). The
press brake operator’s responsibility regarding his or her own safety, the
safety of assigned helpers, and the safety of others affected by the press
brake operator’s acts are explained in this ANSI publication which is
available from:
American National Standards Institute
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
In preparing these instructions, we have attempted to recommend the most
effective methods and cautions to warn against actions that could cause
personal injury or make the equipment unsafe. It is important to
understand that Hurco cannot anticipate or list all conceivable methods
and warn of all possible hazards. In the interest of promoting safety, Hurco
advises that service personnel and operators should always make sure that
personal safety, the safety of the operator, and the safe operation of the
machine will not be adversely affected by their actions. Review the list of
safety precautions before attempting to service or operate the system.
Please read all information for safe, efficient use of the Autobend 7 control
system.
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Using this Manual
The Programming and Operations Manual describes how to program and
operate the Autobend 7 control system. This manual employs several
conventions to explain the system concepts and point out key concepts.
These conventions are described in this section.
Sections of the Manual
This manual is divided into these chapters:
Chapter 1 - System Basics
Chapter 2 - Programming and Operations
Chapter 3 - Programming Examples
Chapter 4 - Communication Port
Chapter 5 - Troubleshooting
There is also an index that cross-references the material presented in the
manual.
Style Guide
Indexed terms are italicized within the text paragraphs that define them.
Titles of books also appear in italic print to meet the English language
convention for titles. References to chapter and section names within the
text are set in quotation marks for the same reason.
Screen titles and button names begin with capital letters within the text
and in the index to help the reader identify the exact reference as it appears
on the system screen or on the console.
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Standard Text Icons
This manual contains several icons to mark important sections:
Important
The information marked with this arrow icon must be carefully studied to
ensure proper operation of the machine and/or the control.
Caution
A “Caution” message tells the operator that the machine may be damaged
or a part ruined if the described procedure is not followed.
Warning
A “Warning” message indicates that the operator may be
injured and the machine tool severely damaged if the
described procedure is not followed.
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References to Keys
Console keys are described by the name used on the console. For example,
the operator may be instructed to press the Enter Adv key or the Run
button. The capitalized words in the example indicate the names of the
buttons as they are labeled on an Autobend 7 control.
Sample Screens
The sample screens in this manual were drawn as facsimiles from an
Autobend 7 console. Here is a sample screen:
MODE FUNCTIONS
JOBS AVAILABLE 500
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
1. MANUAL
HURCO
2. AXIS CALIBRATION
3. SERIAL COMM.
4. MASTER CLEAR
5. MASTER SAVE
6. CONFIGURATION MENU
7. PUNCH
8. DIE
9. Y-AXIS: ACTIVE
ENTER #
Figure 1-1. Mode Functions screen
The manual discusses fields on the screens and screen messages.
•
•
A field is an area on an Autobend 7 screen that displays
information and may also receive information that the
operator enters through pressing console keys.
Screen messages appear at the bottom of the screen and
prompt the operator to verify choices or make decisions
about entries.
A Figure List showing the titles of all of the illustrations is included after
the following Table of Contents.
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Chapter 1 - System Basics
Press Brake, Autobend 7 Control, and Gauges ....................................................1-1
Console Stop Button ................................................................................1-2
Power Cabinet and Console Location ......................................................1-3
Gauges ......................................................................................................1-4
Axes’ Orientation .....................................................................................1-5
Safety Precautions ................................................................................................1-6
Owner’s Responsibilities..........................................................................1-6
Machine Modification ..................................................................1-7
Safety Hardware and Software.....................................................1-7
Installation....................................................................................1-8
Maintenance .................................................................................1-8
Safety Signs..................................................................................1-9
Operators’ Responsibilities ....................................................................1-11
Training .....................................................................................1-11
Clothing and Other Apparel .......................................................1-11
Personal Care..............................................................................1-11
System Operation ...................................................................................1-12
Part Dimensions and Fixturing...............................................................1-14
Travel Limits ..........................................................................................1-14
Part Bending...........................................................................................1-15
Subsystem Failure ..................................................................................1-16
Electrical Systems ......................................................................1-16
Procedures for Handling Printed Circuit Boards........................1-18
Fire Prevention and Fighting..................................................................1-19
Additional Safety Information................................................................1-19
Service Department ............................................................................................1-20
Maintenance Schedule........................................................................................1-21
X-Axis ....................................................................................................1-21
R-Axis ....................................................................................................1-21
Y-Axis Downacting Hydraulic...............................................................1-21
Y-Axis Upacting ....................................................................................1-22
Y-Axis Positive Stop..............................................................................1-22
Control Console .....................................................................................1-22
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Chapter 1- System Basics (continued)
Console Keypad Functions.................................................................................1-23
Calibration..........................................................................................................1-26
Standard Downacting Hydraulic Calibration .........................................1-26
Upacting Linear Scale Calibration .........................................................1-27
Ram Calibration On Rotary Vane Press Brakes.....................................1-28
Tool 0 Calibration ..................................................................................1-29
Re-Calibration ....................................................................................................1-32
Start-up Procedure..............................................................................................1-32
Shut-down Procedure .........................................................................................1-33
Chapter 2 - Programming and Operations
Initial System Setup..............................................................................................2-2
Mode Functions Screen............................................................................2-2
Manual Jog ...............................................................................................2-4
Axes Calibration.......................................................................................2-5
Serial Communications ............................................................................2-6
Master Clear .............................................................................................2-7
Master Save ..............................................................................................2-8
Configuration Menu .................................................................................2-9
Punch......................................................................................................2-11
Punch Programming...................................................................2-11
Return to the Punch Number......................................................2-12
Delete a Punch............................................................................2-12
Die .......................................................................................................2-13
Die Programming .......................................................................2-14
Return to the Die Number ..........................................................2-15
Delete a Die................................................................................2-15
Y-Axis Mode..........................................................................................2-16
Job Programming ...............................................................................................2-17
Job List Screen .......................................................................................2-17
Single-Axis Job List Fields ........................................................2-20
Two-Axis Job List Fields ...........................................................2-20
Job Setup Screen ....................................................................................2-21
Single-Axis Job Setup Fields .....................................................2-23
Two-Axis Job Setup Fields ........................................................2-24
Deleting a Single Job..............................................................................2-25
Deleting All Jobs in Memory .................................................................2-25
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Station Programming..........................................................................................2-26
Station Setup Screen...............................................................................2-26
Single-Axis Station Setup Fields ...............................................2-29
Two-Axis Station Setup Fields ..................................................2-30
Two-Axis PLC Software Station Setup Fields...............2-31
Two-Axis, Upacting, Linear Scale, PLC Software
Station Setup Fields..................................................2-31
Two-Axis, Downacting, Hydraulic Ram Control
Station Setup Fields..................................................2-32
R-Axis Station Setup Fields .......................................................2-33
Two-Axis R-Axis Station Setup Field ...........................2-33
R-Axis Zero Position Setups ..........................................2-33
Multiple Depth Stop Ram Control Setup Field..............2-33
Station List Screen .................................................................................2-34
Inserting a Station...................................................................................2-36
Deleting a Station ...................................................................................2-36
Single Axis Quick Job Setup..............................................................................2-37
Tool 0 Programming ..........................................................................................2-38
Tooling Fields ........................................................................................2-38
Tool 0 Job Programming Procedures .....................................................2-39
Selecting the Gauging Surface ...........................................................................2-45
Flip Fingers ............................................................................................2-46
Gauge Blocks .........................................................................................2-46
Referencing the Gauging Surface.......................................................................2-47
Setting the Retract at Pinch Sensor ....................................................................2-50
Upacting Press Brakes............................................................................2-50
Downacting Press Brakes.......................................................................2-52
Hydraulic Ram Control ..........................................................................2-53
Tool Qualification ..............................................................................................2-55
Verifying Tool Height ............................................................................2-55
Verifying Die Opening and Shoulder Radius.........................................2-56
Measuring Die Opening .........................................................................2-56
TSD Measurement......................................................................2-57
OSD Measurement .....................................................................2-58
Adjusting the Die Opening.....................................................................2-59
Measuring the Shoulder Radius .............................................................2-59
Adjusting the Shoulder Radius...............................................................2-59
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Chapter 2 - Programming and Operations (continued)
Run Cycle Selection ...........................................................................................2-60
Auto Run ................................................................................................2-60
Punch and Die Tool Verification ...............................................2-61
Adjusting Stations and Jobs .......................................................2-62
Single Run ..............................................................................................2-64
Chapter 3 - Programming Examples
Gauge Dimension Programming ..........................................................................3-1
Enter a Job Number..................................................................................3-2
Program the Job Setup..............................................................................3-3
Program the First Station..........................................................................3-4
Program the Remaining Stations..............................................................3-5
Before Making a Trial Bend.....................................................................3-7
Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts ..................................................3-7
X- and Y-Axes Programming Example ...............................................................3-9
Program the Punch .................................................................................3-11
Program the Die .....................................................................................3-13
Enter a Job Number................................................................................3-15
Program the Job Setup............................................................................3-16
Program the First Station........................................................................3-17
Program the Remaining Stations............................................................3-19
Before Making a Trial Bend...................................................................3-21
Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts ................................................3-22
X-, Y-, and R-Axes Programming Example ......................................................3-23
Program the Punch ................................................................................3-24
Program the Example Die ......................................................................3-26
Enter the Job Number.............................................................................3-28
Program the Job Setup............................................................................3-29
Program the First Station........................................................................3-31
Program the Remaining Stations............................................................3-33
Before Making a Trial Bend...................................................................3-35
Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts ................................................3-36
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Chapter 4- Communication Port
Optional RS-232-C Serial Port.............................................................................4-1
Port Location ............................................................................................4-1
Connector Types.......................................................................................4-1
9-Pin D-Type Port Specifications.............................................................4-2
Pin Assignments.......................................................................................4-3
Cable Recommendations..........................................................................4-3
Cable Diagrams ........................................................................................4-4
25-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Diagram ....................................................4-4
9-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Diagrams.....................................................4-5
Cable Configurations................................................................................4-6
Chaapter 5- Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Guide.........................................................................................5-1
Hardware Diagnostics ..............................................................................5-2
Keyboard Test ..........................................................................................5-8
Application and Tooling Diagnostics.......................................................5-9
Screen Messages.................................................................................................5-10
Glossary..............................................................................................................5-13
Index
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Figure List
Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-3.
Figure 1-4.
Figure 1-5.
Figure 1-6.
Figure 1-7.
Figure 1-8.
Figure 1-9.
Figure 1-10.
Figure 1-11.
Figure 1-12.
Autobend 7 Control Console.................................................................................................. 1-2
Side view of press brake with Autobend power cabinet........................................................ 1-3
Side view of press brake with Autobend 7 console ............................................................... 1-3
Autobend Gauges ................................................................................................................... 1-4
Typical Axes’ Configuration .................................................................................................. 1-5
Warning Decal ....................................................................................................................... 1-9
Caution Tape .......................................................................................................................... 1-9
Warning and Danger Decals................................................................................................. 1-10
Autobend 7 Console ............................................................................................................. 1-23
Tool Calibration screen........................................................................................................ 1-29
Tool Calibration screen with Die Top entered ..................................................................... 1-30
Tool Calibration screen with Die Top and Die Bottom entered........................................... 1-31
Figure 2-1. Single-Axis Mode Functions screen....................................................................................... 2-2
Figure 2-2. Two-Axis Mode Functions screen.......................................................................................... 2-3
Figure 2-3. Manual Jog screen.................................................................................................................. 2-4
Figure 2-4. Axes Calibration screen.......................................................................................................... 2-5
Figure 2-5. Serial Communications screen ............................................................................................... 2-6
Figure 2-6. Master Clear screen................................................................................................................ 2-7
Figure 2-7. Master Save screen................................................................................................................. 2-8
Figure 2-8. Configuration Menu screen .................................................................................................... 2-9
Figure 2-9. Punch Library screen............................................................................................................ 2-11
Figure 2-10. Die Library screen................................................................................................................ 2-13
Figure 2-11. Mode Functions screen ........................................................................................................ 2-16
Figure 2-12. Job Key ................................................................................................................................ 2-17
Figure 2-13. Single-Axis Job List screen.................................................................................................. 2-18
Figure 2-14. Two-Axis Job List screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake .................................. 2-19
Figure 2-15. Single-Axis Job Setup screen ............................................................................................... 2-21
Figure 2-16. Two-Axis Job Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake ............................... 2-22
Figure 2-17. Stat and New Stat Keys ......................................................................................................... 2-26
Figure 2-18. Single-Axis Station Setup screen ......................................................................................... 2-27
Figure 2-19. Two-Axis Station Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake.......................... 2-28
Figure 2-20. Single-Axis Station List screen ............................................................................................ 2-34
Figure 2-21. Two-Axis Station List screen ............................................................................................... 2-35
Figure 2-22. Insert and Delete Keys ......................................................................................................... 2-36
Figure 2-23. Job List screen...................................................................................................................... 2-39
Figure 2-24. Job Setup screen with PLC software for Hurco Press Brakes .............................................. 2-40
Figure 2-25. Station Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake.......................................... 2-41
Figure 2-26. Need Die Information screen ............................................................................................... 2-42
Figure 2-27. “Servos Not Latched Depress Run” message....................................................................... 2-43
Figure 2-28. Tool Calibration Verification Warning screen ..................................................................... 2-44
Figure 2-29. Flip Fingers and Gauge Block.............................................................................................. 2-45
Figure 2-30. Zero Reference bars ............................................................................................................. 2-47
Figure 2-31. Gauge calibration ................................................................................................................. 2-49
Figure 2-32. Retract Sensor mounted on an upacting press brake ............................................................ 2-51
Figure 2-33. Retract Sensor mounted on a downacting press brake ......................................................... 2-52
Figure 2-34. Methods of Measuring the Die Opening .............................................................................. 2-56
Figure 2-35. Measuring the TSD Die Opening......................................................................................... 2-57
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Figure 2-36.
Figure 2-37.
Figure 2-38.
Figure 2-39.
Figure 2-40.
Figure 2-41.
Measuring the Die Opening for standard software.............................................................. 2-58
Tool Verification screen....................................................................................................... 2-61
Single-Axis Auto Run screen ............................................................................................... 2-62
Two-Axis Auto Run screen .................................................................................................. 2-63
Single-Axis Single Run screen ............................................................................................. 2-64
Two-Axis Single Run screen................................................................................................ 2-65
Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-3.
Figure 3-4.
Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-8.
Figure 3-9.
Figure 3-10.
Figure 3-11.
Figure 3-12.
Figure 3-13.
Figure 3-14.
Figure 3-15.
Figure 3-16.
Figure 3-17.
Figure 3-18.
Figure 3-19.
Figure 3-20.
Figure 3-21.
Figure 3-22.
Figure 3-23.
X-Axis Programming Example Part ....................................................................................... 3-1
Job List screen........................................................................................................................ 3-2
Job Setup screen..................................................................................................................... 3-3
Station #1 Setup screen .......................................................................................................... 3-4
Station List screen .................................................................................................................. 3-6
X- and Y-Axes Example Part Bend Sequence........................................................................ 3-9
Isometric View of X- and Y-Axes Example Part ................................................................. 3-10
Punch measurements ............................................................................................................ 3-11
Punch Library screen............................................................................................................ 3-12
Die measurements ................................................................................................................ 3-13
Die Library List screen......................................................................................................... 3-14
Job Setup screen................................................................................................................... 3-15
Job Setup screen................................................................................................................... 3-16
Station Setup screen ............................................................................................................. 3-18
X-, Y-, and R-Axes Example Part ........................................................................................ 3-23
Punch.................................................................................................................................... 3-24
Punch Library screen............................................................................................................ 3-25
Die........................................................................................................................................ 3-26
Die Library List screen......................................................................................................... 3-27
Job List screen...................................................................................................................... 3-28
Job Setup screen................................................................................................................... 3-30
Station #1 Setup screen ........................................................................................................ 3-32
Station List screen ................................................................................................................ 3-34
Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-3.
Figure 4-4.
Male 9-Pin D-Type (DB-9) Connector................................................................................... 4-3
25-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections......................................................................................... 4-4
9-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections........................................................................................... 4-5
9-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections........................................................................................... 4-5
Figure 5-1. Keyboard Test Chart .............................................................................................................. 5-8
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This chapter prepares you to operate the Autobend 7 system by covering
the following topics:
•
Gauging System
•
Safety Precautions
•
Service Department
•
Maintenance Schedule
•
Autobend 7 Console Keypad Functions
•
Calibration, Start-up, and Shut-down Procedures
Press Brake, Autobend 7 Control, and Gauges
The Hurco Autobend 7 Control system does not reduce or eliminate the
need for its users to follow the safety and operating instructions the press
brake manufacturer provides. Do not ignore safety policies and
safeguarding circuits of the press brake’s controls. Errors in setup or
programming can damage the press brake and cause severe personal
injury.
Be familiar with the following safety issues regarding the press brake and
the Autobend 7 system:
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Control Console Stop Button
•
Power Cabinet and Console Location
•
Gauges
•
Axes’ Orientation
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Console Stop Button
Always press the Stop button on the Autobend 7 console if a jam occurs
between the gauging surface and the tooling, or any time an emergency
situation arises involving the Autobend equipment.
Figure 1-1. Autobend 7 Control Console
Important
The Stop button does not force the press brake to stop unless an
interlock is wired from the Ram Enable relay (K1) to the press brake
logic.
The press brake’s Stop or E-Stop does not force the Autobend 7 to
stop unless an interlock is wired from the press brake logic to the
Autobend relay coil spare relay (K3).
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Power Cabinet and Console Location
Before operating the gauging system on a press brake, become familiar
with the machine’s components. The figures below show press brakes
with the Autobend power cabinet and the control console attached.
Figure 1-2. Side view of press brake with Autobend power cabinet
Figure 1-3. Side view of press brake with Autobend 7 console
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Gauges
The Autobend 7 control operates all models of Autobend gauges. These
gauges are mounted to the rear of different types of press brakes as
discussed in the “Component Mounting” chapter of the Installation and
Upgrade manual. The figure below illustrates several models. The gauge
bar length and horizontal adjustment varies among the gauges. The S8
gauge can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Figure 1-4. Autobend Gauges
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Axes’ Orientation
The axes’ orientation is best observed from the front of the press brake as
shown below. The X-axis positions the gauge bar for the desired flange
lengths. The R-axis controls the height of the gauge bar so the gauging
surface can be positioned as needed. The Y-axis controls the stopping
point of the press brake’s ram for the desired bend to occur. For hydraulic
downacting press brakes, the Y-axis can also control the ram’s opening
height and speed change point.
Figure 1-5. Typical Axes’ Configuration
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Safety Precautions
It is important to follow all of Hurco and the press brake manufacturer’s
safety precautions to avoid personal injury, damage to the machine, and
unproductive downtime. Installers must also follow the safety regulations
of their shops.
This section is included to address the safety hazards normally
encountered with the intended use and the foreseeable misuse of the
Autobend 7 system. This product was intended to be used by trained
operators who create metal bending programs either on the console or an
off-line system. These operators then run the programs to bend metal.
While running the machines, the operators must use their experience and
training to make any necessary adjustments and improve the efficiency of
their programs.
This safety section describes common problems seen by Hurco Service
representatives with suggestions for avoiding or dealing with the problems
in a safe manner. However, this information is not an exhaustive
description of all of the possible misuses of the machine nor is it a
substitute for operator training, skill, and good judgment. Hurco does not
accept any liability for operator error.
Owner’s Responsibilities
The Autobend 7 system owner has several responsibilities regarding
safety. First, the owner must read this section of the manual and
implement the safety requirements described. Then the owner must be
certain that the operators in the shop are properly trained and are using the
machine as it was intended to be used. The owner must be certain that the
operator assigned to run the Hurco Autobend 7 is trained by Hurco.
If the Hurco trained operator leaves the shop, the owner is responsible for
providing training for the new operator assigned to run the machine. The
owner may wish to send operators to Hurco training classes or classes held
by distributors. Refer to the addresses and telephone numbers in the
beginning of this manual for Hurco subsidiaries. If there are no training
sites in the vicinity of the shop, call the nearest Hurco facility for
information about on-site training or other special training opportunities.
The owner must also establish proper procedures to prevent fires and
provide approved fire extinguishers to put out small fires. Of course, large
fires must be extinguished by professional fire fighters. As a safety
precaution, many shops have regular fire drills so that all employees know
their responsibilities during an emergency situation.
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Machine Modification
The Autobend 7 system was designed to meet a wide range of customer
needs. If the owner feels that the machine needs to be modified in any way
to meet the special needs of the shop, Hurco recommends that the owner
call Hurco Technical Support or an authorized Hurco distributor for
modification assistance and a written authorization to proceed.
If the owner modifies the machine in any way without Hurco’s assistance
and a written authorization, the machine warranty becomes invalid. In
addition, such unauthorized modifications may cause safety hazards that
may injure the operator and damage the machine. The owner is fully
responsible for any accidents resulting from unauthorized modifications.
Safety Hardware and Software
If the owner or an operator modifies the hardware or software by
removing, altering, disabling, or tampering with any safety circuit, safety
switch, or any safety operation and then continues to operate the machine
with those modifications, such operation is extremely hazardous, a
foreseeable misuse of the machine, and voids the Hurco warranty. If the
owner or an operator finds that such modifications have been made, that
person must immediately switch off the machine and prevent use of the
machine until it has been repaired. The owner must then contact a Hurco
service representative for assistance in restoring the machine to safe
operation.
Important
In many locales, machine hardware or software modification to
override safety protections and continued operation of such a
modified machine is illegal and punishable with a fine and/or
imprisonment.
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Installation
The owner is responsible for proper site preparation before the machine is
installed as described in the Installation and Upgrade Manual. A Hurco
Field Service Engineer or authorized distributor representative must install
the machine in the prepared location. This location must not subject the
machine to uncontrolled cabinet temperatures or unfavorable work
environment conditions that could cause electronic component failure.
If the owner decides later to move the press brake from its installed
location, Hurco recommends that the owner call Hurco for assistance. If
this is not possible, Hurco recommends that the owner use a competent
rigger with the necessary equipment to move the machine to the desired
location.
Maintenance
The owner must be certain that the shop’s press brake maintenance
personnel are trained.
Warning
This machine must not be serviced, repaired, or
maintained by unqualified and untrained personnel.
If at any time the operator or owner determines that the electrical cabinet
must be opened, the power must be shut off to the machine before the
doors are opened.
The only exception to this rule is when the machine is being serviced for
electrical problems. Under those circumstances, only a competent
electronics technician directed by Hurco Field Service should perform the
work.
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Safety Signs
Safety-related signs pertaining to the Hurco Autobend 7 system are affixed
to appropriate system components. These signs are illustrated below.
Customers may order replacements at no charge by contacting Hurco.
Please have the serial number for the Autobend 7 system available when
placing an order.
Figure 1-6. Warning Decal
A warning sign (Hurco Part No. 703-0006-049) must be affixed at the rear
of the control console. It also appears on safety decals that must be affixed
to specific areas on the Autobend components. The warning signs alert
operators of the possibility of personal injury and damage to the press
brake if they do not follow the described procedure.
Figure 1-7. Caution Tape
The yellow and black caution tape (Hurco Part No. 703-0003-009) must
be applied across the top rear of the gauge carriage(s) and the gauge bar(s)
alerting operators to a hazardous area.
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Hurco ships safety-related decals like those illustrated below with each
Autobend 7 system. It is important that these decals are affixed as
illustrated below. They pertain to operator safety and must be affixed to
the press brake as shown.
Customers may order replacements at no charge by contacting Hurco.
Please have the Autobend serial number available when placing an order.
Figure 1-8. Warning and Danger Decals
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Operators’ Responsibilities
To avoid serious personal injury, damage to the machine, and
unproductive down-time, the operator must pay careful attention to safety
precautions and proper maintenance of the machine. Press brake operation
is often a dangerous task, so operators must stay alert and be aware of
potential hazards. Operators must also follow the safety regulations of
their shops.
Training
All operators must be trained operators in order to operate an Autobend 7
system. The operators who are going to run the press brake must be
trained by Hurco or a Hurco authorized distributor. Before attempting to
operate the machine, the operator should study this manual and become
familiar with the machine functions and safety features.
While studying the manual, the operator should make special note of the
caution and warning messages in the manuals and all warning and
instruction plates/decals on the press brake.
Clothing and Other Apparel
Operators should always wear eye protection and safety shoes while in the
work area. Safety glasses with side shields are recommended. The
operator should not wear items such as loose-fitting clothing, watches,
necklaces, rings, and neckties that could become caught in the moving
parts of the machine.
Personal Care
Operators must follow established working practices and personal hygiene
standards. As part of this effort, they must avoid frequent or prolonged
skin contact with fluids and oils on the sheet metal. Some operators wear
gloves or use a special hand cream to protect their hands from these
chemicals. If operators get chemicals on their hands, they must wash their
hands immediately upon leaving the machine and before taking a break.
They must also change clothing that has become contaminated with fluids
and oils.
For complete information about handling industrial chemicals used in
machining, refer to the international Control of Substances Hazardous to
Health (COSHH) materials from the chemical suppliers.
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System Operation
When operating an Autobend 7 system, always follow these safety rules:
Warning
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Review all safety information and operating instructions the
press brake manufacturer provides before attempting any
operation.
•
Use proper point of operation safeguarding.
•
Use the press brake’s Emergency Stop circuits to control
emergency situations involving the press brake.
•
Check the installation of the carriage arrestor bars before
operating the system.
•
Adjust the gauging system from the rear of the press brake.
•
When testing the Autobend 7 system, check the ram
adjustment before stroking the press brake. Set the down
limit switch as required per the press brake’s manufacturer.
Tooling must not bottom out before the ram reaches the low
end of its stroke.
•
Be sure that the gauge bar and flip fingers are correctly
referenced to the press brake’s tooling before attempting
operation.
•
Turn the operator control(s) to Off before attempting to
adjust the system.
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Keep hands out of the point of operation and clear of the
press brake’s forming tools.
•
Never reach across the press brake tooling to make any
adjustment.
•
Never attempt to make any adjustment to the system by
reaching through the press brake point of operation.
•
When testing and running the Autobend 7 system, never
attempt to bend metal that requires tonnage beyond the
capacity of the press brake or the tooling, whichever is less.
•
Never operate a disassembled system.
•
Disconnect the external power source before attempting to
connect or make adjustments within the power supply box
or the Autobend power supply cabinet. Only qualified
personnel should service this equipment.
•
Before operating the system be sure that installers or
operators will not be struck by the rapid movement of
the gauge bar. Also make certain that nothing interferes
with the gauge movement in either direction.
•
To prevent damaging the tooling and harming the operator,
tooling dimensions must be accurate when configured with a
Y axis.
•
To prevent damaging the tooling and harming the operator,
the Die Opening Measurement must be measured correctly.
For controls on Hurco Press Brakes, the Die Measurement
Point field of the Die Library List screen must be set to OSD
or TSD depending on the tooling measurement. Refer to the
“Die” section of the “Programming and Operations” chapter
for details.
Note
This list does not include all of the possible hazards regarding the
Autobend 7 system.
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Part Dimensions and Fixturing
Operators should never bend a part on the gauging system that is larger
than the working surface of the press brake or juts out on any side beyond
the edges of the press brake. If a part requires a range that is greater than
the guarding allows, the work must be performed on another machine
having the necessary work volume capability.
Operators must follow procedures for referencing the bending material
before starting the machine. Remember that loose objects, such as
wrenches and chuck keys, can become flying projectiles if not removed
from the gauge bar before the machine is started. Operators should also be
aware of protruding machine members (such as hoses, piping, ductwork)
when working around the machine.
Travel Limits
Safety limit switches provided for each system must not be removed or
bypassed in order to obtain more travel or take short cuts. Serious damage
to the machine and personal injury to the operator may result from such
actions. It is also dangerous to bend a part that requires operation outside
the limits of the machine. A larger press brake should be used for such a
part.
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Part Bending
Operators should always know the locations of the Stop button on the
press brake and console. The operator must be very careful when working
in the area of the gauge. To prevent injury, the gauge should be
completely stopped before the operator attempts to make adjustments to a
work piece or the gauging surface.
Warning
When running programs, operators should always
follow these rules:
•
Never press the Run button without knowing exactly what
the machine will do!
•
Never start the machine when the back gauge is in contact
with the work piece.
•
Never stand in the rear inside area of the press brake while
the gauge is moving.
•
Never leave the machine unattended.
The operator must work within reach of the Stop buttons and must be able
to observe the operation of the gauge. If the operator is running a program
and cannot reach a Stop button nor observe the gauge, that is considered
unattended operation and is viewed as a foreseeable misuse of the
machine.
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Subsystem Failure
Maintenance personnel and trained operators need to understand the
maintenance requirements and possible problems associated with the press
brake subsystems. They can become familiar with the subsystem
maintenance requirements by studying the press brake’s Maintenance
Manual and by attending a Hurco training class.
Electrical Systems
Clean AC source power, as defined in the ANSI/NFPA 79 standard, is
essential to the successful operation and continued reliability of the
machine. Therefore, the gauging system must be properly connected to its
power source as described in detail in the Installation and Upgrade
Manual. The machine must be attached to a dedicated, fused, and isolated
line with incoming power that matches the specified, factory-wired, power
cabinet voltages, and current requirements of the system.
Warning
If the machine is not properly connected to its power
source, there may be noise on the line that will affect
machine safety, performance, and the warranty. In
addition, brownout conditions may occur in the shop,
and the electrical components may fail and require
replacement.
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Use these electrical safety guidelines before operating the Autobend 7
system:
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1.
Always provide a clean source of electrical power with a
separate dedicated incoming power line (hot, neutral and
ground wire).
2.
This source must be free of inductive loads that might cause
high-frequency noise. Ensure that this source is free from
high/low voltage, spikes, surges, and noise.
3.
The machine’s electrical control systems are interconnected
to terminate at the central point ground terminal located
inside the Autobend power cabinet. This single point ground
must be connected to the ground circuit of the electrical
power source so that it provides only one conducting path
(between the machine and the extension cord). This method
of grounding prevents an unwanted ground loop that may
appear.
4.
Route all Autobend 7 cables to prevent close contact (6" 10", 150 mm. - 250 mm.) with any press brake control,
voltage line, motor, or other noise-generating devices.
5.
Attach all system cables properly to the press brake’s frame.
Loop cables with excessive length. Use the extra large tie
wraps and 3/8" self-tapping screws provided to attach the
cables to the frame.
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Procedures for Handling Printed Circuit Boards
Static charges are present at all times and in all environments. Damage to
sensitive electronics occurs at lower voltage levels than people can sense.
Static damage may cause total failure or degrade the circuits’ performance
and can eventually lead to intermittent or total failure. Prevent component
damage by discharging static electricity to a ground. Follow the
procedures below.
Before touching, adjusting, or removing a printed circuit board (PCB),
wear a wrist strap grounded to the cabinet or enclosure ground point. If a
grounding wrist strap is not available, touch a grounded point within the
enclosure each time before touching a PCB or electronic assembly. An
example of a grounding point is the metal cabinet’s screws.
Caution
Limit the direct handling of the PCB to reduce the chance of
damage.
Keep the PCB in a protective bag until it is installed. Use static
handling procedures before opening the bag and removing the circuit
board. Return all replaced PCBs to the static protective bag.
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Fire Prevention and Fighting
There are some obvious causes of fires that should be avoided in all shops:
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Storing or handling flammable materials near heat sources.
•
Failing to keep the work area clear of debris such as shop
cloths, cartons, and other shop supplies that could catch fire.
If a fire does occur, the operator must press the Stop button on the console
and on the press brake and activate the factory fire alarm system to
evacuate personnel who are not directly involved with extinguishing a
small fire. Shop personnel may be able to put out small fires using
extinguishers approved for the conditions in their shops. However if it is
clear the fire is uncontrolled or too large for the shop extinguishers,
professional fire fighters must be called after all shop personnel are
evacuated.
If a fire has occurred and the shop personnel have extinguished it, it may
still be wise to contact the fire department or fire prevention authorities for
advice to be certain the fire has been completely extinguished and to help
prevent future fires. Fire extinguishers should be tested for proper
operation at least three times a year by a trained and certified inspector.
Additional Safety Information
For additional safety information Hurco recommends the following
sources:
Autobend 7
1.
National Safety Council
444 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
2.
State, provincial, and local safety codes.
3.
Loss prevention department of a worker’s compensation
carrier.
4.
Manufacturer of the press brake.
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Service Department
The goal of Hurco’s Service Department is to provide customers with
services necessary to help ensure success in their investment. If customers
experience problems with the Autobend 7 system components such as
screen errors, lack of power to the components, or gauge performance that
are not solved by suggestions in the “Troubleshooting” chapter, they
should contact Hurco’s Service Department by calling the appropriate
phone number listed in the first section of this manual. The Service
Department personnel will attempt to correct problems in an efficient and
timely manner, saving the company downtime.
Please provide the following information when calling Hurco’s Service
Department:
1.
The serial number of the machine is located on the door of
the power cabinet’s data plate.
Record the serial number here for reference:
2.
Company name and telephone number.
3.
Your name and telephone extension.
4.
A brief, accurate description of the problem and its specific
symptom(s).
The Hurco Service Department is committed to helping customers obtain
the maximum benefits from investing in its products.
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Maintenance Schedule
For best results in keeping the Autobend 7 system in good condition,
follow this maintenance schedule:
X-Axis
1.
Clean and lubricate the leadscrew and ways on a weekly
basis; if the shop environment is dirty, clean them daily. Use
lightweight oil to lubricate lead screw, and grease to
lubricate the ways.
2.
Every six months inspect belts, couplings, and pulleys for
wear or looseness. Tighten as necessary.
3.
Every six months inspect the gauge harness for cut
insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
1.
Clean and lubricate the leadscrew and ways on a weekly
basis; if the shop environment is dirty, clean them daily. Use
lightweight oil to lubricate lead screw and grease to
lubricate the ways.
2.
Every six months inspect belts, couplings, and pulleys for
wear or looseness. Tighten as necessary.
3.
Every six months inspect the gauge bar’s mounting bolts for
looseness. Level the bar and tighten screws as required.
4.
Every six months inspect the R-axis harness for cut
insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
R-Axis
Y-Axis Downacting Hydraulic
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1.
Every six months check the linear scale mounting bolts,
linkage rod, rod mounting bolts, and bracket for looseness.
Tighten as required.
2.
Every three months remove the linear scale cover and clean
and lubricate the linear way. Use lightweight oil.
3.
Every six months inspect the Y-axis linear scale harness for
cut insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
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Y-Axis Upacting
1.
Clean and lubricate the leadscrew on a weekly basis using
lightweight oil; if the shop environment is dirty, clean the
lead screw daily.
2.
Every six months inspect belts, couplings, and pulleys for
wear or looseness. Tighten as necessary.
3.
Every six months inspect the Y-axis harness for cut
insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
Y-Axis Positive Stop
1.
Every six months inspect belts, couplings, and pulleys for
wear or looseness. Tighten as necessary.
2.
Every six months inspect the Y-axis harness for cut
insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
1.
Clean the front panel and screen with a mild detergent on a
weekly basis; daily if the shop environment is dirty.
2.
Master Save all part programs on a monthly basis.
3.
Every six months inspect the control console harness for cut
insulation or wires. Replace if damaged.
Control Console
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Console Keypad Functions
The illustration below shows the Autobend 7 console with its membrane
keypad, Run and Stop buttons, and Protect keyswitch.
Figure 1-9. Autobend 7 Console
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The membrane keys on the console keypad perform the following
functions:
Key
Function
Mode
Displays the Mode Functions screen.
Job
Displays the Job List screen and advances the cursor
to the next Job # field.
Displays the Station List screen and advances the
cursor to the next Station # field.
Creates a new station by duplicating the last station
in the job presently selected. Adds this new station
at the end of the list.
Moves the cursor backwards one position until the
cursor is at the top of the screen. Thereafter, moves
back to the previously displayed screen.
Contains numerical keys used for data entries
requiring number values.
Stat
New Stat
Back
Number Pad
(0 through 9)
Yes +
No -
Enter Adv
Next
Insert
Delete
Out ×
In Ø
Clear
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Enters Yes for questions requiring a positive
response and a “+” sign for prompts requiring
number inputs. Positive numbers do not require a
“+” sign.
Enters No for questions requiring a negative
response and a “-” sign for prompts requiring
number inputs.
Advances the cursor to the next prompt. Also
advances the gauge to the next programmed station
when in Single Run mode.
Advances the cursor to the next programmed
Station screen when in Station Setup.
In the Station List screen, inserts a new station at
the location displayed in the Station # prompt.
Erases the selected Job # or Station # from memory.
Moves the gauge backwards when operating in
Manual Jog.
Moves the gauge forward when operating in Manual
Jog.
Clears the input data for any entry requiring a
numerical input.
Inserts a decimal point.
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The Run and Stop buttons perform the following functions:
Button
Function
Run
Starts operations in Auto mode; press again and the
operation runs in the Single mode.
Stop
Stops all axes operation; screen blanks.
The Protect Keyswitch limits access to programming functions and
disables programming, but it allows operation of the gauges. The Protect
Keyswitch must be in the vertical, Off position to enable programming
functions.
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Calibration
The axes automatically calibrate and position to the first station during
start-up when a job is programmed and the Run button is pressed. There
are additional calibration procedures to follow for upacting linear scale
press brakes, rotary vane press brakes equipped with ram control, and for
Tool 0 Job programming.
Standard Downacting Hydraulic Calibration
The following procedures apply to all downacting hydraulic press brakes:
1.
Program the job. Refer to the “Programming and
Operations” chapter for more information about job
programming.
2.
Press the Run button.
3.
Verify that the tooling being used matches the tooling
programmed.
4.
Press the Run button.
5.
Raise the ram to the Top of Stroke (T.O.S.).
6.
Press the Back button.
7.
Lower the ram downward until the calibration mark is
located.
The calibration is complete when the calibration mark is passed. The
system positions the axes for the displayed Station.
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Upacting Linear Scale Calibration
The following procedures apply to Hurco PH Series upacting press brakes
equipped with PLC software and a linear scale:
1.
Program the job. Refer to the “Programming and
Operations” chapter for more information about job
programming.
2.
Press the Run button.
3.
Verify that the tooling being used matches the tooling
programmed.
4.
Press the Run button. All servo axes are calibrated before
the linear scale is calibrated.
5.
When the servo axes calibration is complete, this message
appears on the screen:
Move Ram to Full Open Position
Press Back Key
6.
Press the Back key. This message appears on the screen:
Move Toward Full Closed Position
to Calibrate
7.
Raise the ram until the calibration mark is located. The
calibration is complete when the calibration mark is passed.
The system positions the axes for the displayed Station.
Important
If the marker pulse is not located, the ram moves up until the punch
bottoms out into the die. Ensure that the tooling will withstand the
available bending force.
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Ram Calibration On Rotary Vane Press Brakes
When calibrating the ram on a rotary vane press brake, both the ram
adjustment and stroke adjustment assemblies must be positioned to allow
the ram to reach its maximum opening. The ram adjustment is made to
allow the tooling to meet when the stroke adjustment is at the bottom of its
travel. Calibrate the ram on a rotary vane press brake by following these
instructions:
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1.
Start the press brake and the Autobend 7 following the
directions in the previous section.
2.
Using the ram adjustment assembly raise the ram to its
highest opening position.
3.
Position the indicator on the stroke control assembly to the
side that is controlled by the Autobend 7 control.
4.
Raise the ram so the stroke control is at the top of its travel.
5.
Select a job on the console and press the Run button. Refer
to the “Job Programming” section of the “Programming and
Operations” chapter for more information about selecting
jobs.
6.
The axes move toward their calibration positions and the
screen displays the message “Move Ram to T.O.S. and Press
Back.”
7.
When the console displays the message “Move Ram Down
to Calibrate,” inch the ram down past the calibration mark.
8.
After the ram is past the calibration mark, the Autobend 7
moves the axes to their programmed positions. Continue
moving the ram down until it reaches the bottom of the
indicator on the stroke control assembly.
9.
Inch the ram down with the ram adjustment assembly until
the punch is at the deepest penetration required.
10.
Raise the ram to its programmed open height. If the job has
more than one station, the axes advance to Station 2.
11.
This completes the ram calibration procedure. Reset the job
to Station 1 and operate.
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Tool 0 Calibration
Before running a Tool 0 job, calibrate the axes if the system has not
calibrated since powering up.
1.
After completing the Die Information screen (refer to the
“Programming and Operations” chapter for more Tool 0
Programming information), press the Run button to begin
ram calibration. The Calibration screen appears with the
cursor positioned at the Die Top field.
TOOL CALIBRATION
>>>>
DIE TOP
****
DIE BOTTOM
****
CALIBRATION:
7.296
Figure 1-10. Tool Calibration screen
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2.
Place a sample piece of material, the same thickness as
programmed, on the die. Inch the ram down until the punch
just touches the material without causing any deflection.
Press the Cal Back key to load this position in the Die Top
field.
If the value for Die Top in the Tool 0 screen is entered
manually, do not press the Cal Back key; press the Enter
Adv key to load that value in the Die Top field.
TOOL CALIBRATION
>>>>
DIE TOP
5.700
DIE BOTTOM
****
CALIBRATION:
5.700
Figure 1-11. Tool Calibration screen with Die Top entered
3.
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4.
The cursor advances to the Die Bottom field. Inch the ram
down until the tooling bottoms out. Press the Enter Adv key
to load this position in the Die Bottom field. OK appears in
the Die Bottom field.
TOOL CALIBRATION
>>>>
DIE TOP
5.700
DIE BOTTOM
OK
CALIBRATION:
5.196
*** MOVE RAM UP TO T.O.S.***
DEPRESS RUN
Figure 1-12. Tool Calibration screen with Die Top and Die Bottom entered
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5.
Once the “Move Ram to T.O.S.” message is displayed, raise
the ram fully.
6.
Press the Run button to begin operation.
7.
The calibration is complete.
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Re-Calibration
To clear the axes’ calibration in the Mode Functions screen, perform the
following steps:
1.
Press the Mode key to display the Mode Functions screen.
2.
Select the Axes Calibration screen. The present axes’
calibration states are displayed.
3.
Press the Clear key to clear all prior calibration values. The
Mode Functions screen appears.
4.
Press the Run button to start re-calibration.
Start-up Procedure
Follow these instructions to start up the Autobend 7 control:
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1.
Turn on the power to the control using the switch on the side
of the Autobend power cabinet. The Job List display appears
with the most recently programmed job on the screen.
2.
Turn on the power to the press brake and start the pump
motor by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
3.
Select a job from memory by entering a Job Number in the
Job List screen. Program the job if it is not already
programmed. (Refer to the “Programming and Operations”
chapter for more information.)
4.
The axes calibrate and then position to the first station.
5.
The bending operation may begin.
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Shut-down Procedure
To shut down the control, follow these steps:
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1.
Block the press brake’s ram and turn off the power to the
press brake by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
2.
Press the Stop button. This blanks the screen and deenergizes the axes.
3.
For an extended shut-down, select Master Save from the
Mode Functions screen, and turn off the power to the
Autobend 7 and the press brake. The backup battery is rated
for 15 days. The Flash EPROM memory device operates
indefinitely. For more information refer to the “Master
Save” section of the “Programming and Operations”
chapter.
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Programming and Operations
The Autobend 7 has multiple screens for auxiliary and programming
functions. The mode functions screens are for auxiliary functions, and the
main screens—Job and Station—are dedicated to programming and
system operation.
Auxiliary functions not directly related to programming and running are
contained in the Mode Functions screens. These functions pertain to the
manual positioning of the gauge(s), calibration of the axes, management of
the memory, and the system configuration.
The Autobend 7 uses prompt programming. Programs are referred to as
jobs, and bends are referred to as stations. Tooling libraries are used to
program punches and dies. Programming a job consists of two parts:
1.
Programming the Job.
2.
Programming the Stations.
The system has two Run modes: Auto and Single. In the Auto Run mode,
the gauge advances automatically with each ram stroke. In the Single Run
mode, the gauge remains stationary until the Enter Adv key is pressed
regardless of how many ram strokes are made.
The fields on these screens vary depending on the axes or press brake
configuration:
•
For systems that only control a back gauge (X-axis), the Job
and Station screens do not display information pertaining to
ram control, tooling, and gauge height.
•
For systems that only control the back gauge and gauge
height, the screens do not display information pertaining to
ram control.
•
For systems on Hurco Press Brakes, screens contain fields
for programming Part Length Compensation (PLC). Refer to
the “Die,” “Two-Axis Station Setup,” “Die Programming,”
and “Measuring Die Opening and Shoulder Radius” sections
for details.
Programs can also be backed up on a non-volatile Flash EPROM by using
Master Save in the Mode Functions screen. This saves all information in
case of a battery backup failure during a power outage.
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Initial System Setup
The Mode Functions screen, displayed by pressing the Mode key, allows
initial system setup functions not included in the Job and Station
operations.
Mode Functions Screen
From this screen the operator can select to manually jog the gauges,
manage memory, calibrate the axes, and set the system configuration. Use
the Up and Down arrow keys to move the cursor to highlight selections
and press the Enter Adv key after making selections.
Important
The Protect keyswitch must be in the vertical, Off position to enable
programming functions.
Below is a Mode Functions screen for a single-axis configuration:
MODE FUNCTIONS
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
JOBS AVAILABLE 500
1. MANUAL
HURCO
2. AXIS CALIBRATION
3. SERIAL COMM.
4. MASTER CLEAR
5. MASTER SAVE
6. CONFIGURATION MENU
ENTER #
Figure 2-1. Single-Axis Mode Functions screen
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Here is a Mode Functions screen for a two-axis configuration:
MODE FUNCTIONS
JOBS AVAILABLE 500
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
1. MANUAL
HURCO
2. AXIS CALIBRATION
3. SERIAL COMM.
4. MASTER CLEAR
5. MASTER SAVE
6. CONFIGURATION MENU
7. PUNCH
8. DIE
9. Y-AXIS: ACTIVE
ENTER #
Figure 2-2. Two-Axis Mode Functions screen
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Manual Jog
Axes can be positioned manually by selecting Manual Jog from the Mode
Functions screen.
1.
To begin jogging the axes, press the Run button.
2.
Press the Next key to select the axis to jog. The arrow cursor
(>>>) toggles between the axis selections (X-Axis Dim, YAxis Dim, and R-Axis Dim).
3.
Select the axis jog speed by pressing the Enter Adv key.
a.
The arrow cursor toggles between Rapid Jog, Slow
Jog, ± 0.100 in., ± 0.010 in., and ± 0.001".
b.
If the axes have not been calibrated, the axis
position displays Uncalibrated. The Y-axis has not
been calibrated in the sample screen below.
c.
There is no R-axis so no text message appears
under that heading on the screen.
The values displayed are absolute, so tooling has no impact on them.
Below is a sample Manual Jog screen:
MANUAL JOG
>>> X-AXIS DIM.
Y-AXIS DIM.
24.000
UNCALIBRATED
R-AXIS DIM.
RAPID JOG
>>> SLOW JOG
+ 0.100 IN
+ 0.010 IN
+ 0.001 IN
Figure 2-3. Manual Jog screen
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Axes Calibration
To check the axes’ calibration status and the marker pulse position during
calibration, select Axis Calibration from the Mode Functions menu. The
screen below appears:
AXIS CALIBRATION
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
X1
UNCALIBRATED
158.4
Y1
UNCALIBRATED
179.4
R1
UNCALIBRATED
104.7
DEPRESS CLEAR TO RESET. . .
Figure 2-4. Axes Calibration screen
In the first column on this screen, the back gauge appears as X1, X2, etc.
Optional ram control is listed as Y1, and the optional automatic gauge
height is listed as R1, R2, etc.
The calibration status appears in the middle column as Calibrated,
Calibrating, or Uncalibrated. The encoder marker pulse position shows up
under the third column as an angle. Obtain the proper spacing for the
marker pulse to the calibration switch with this angle.
The numbers shown in the third column coincide with the amount of
motor rotation from the calibration switch contact transition. For example,
when 180 is listed, it signifies that the marker pulse occurs ½ of a motor
revolution from the switch. The acceptable range for the marker is 90° to
270° with 180° being the target value. An asterisk (*) signifies that the
marker pulse location is outside the acceptable range.
To re-calibrate the axes press the Clear key. The axes uncalibrate and the
Mode Function screen appears. The next time the Run button is pressed,
the axes automatically re-calibrate.
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Serial Communications
The entire memory may be transferred to or from a personal computer via
the RS-232-C port located on the top of the Autobend 7 power cabinet.
This feature is available when used with the optional Hurco software
package. Refer to the “Communication Port” chapter for more information
about the RS-232-C port.
Select Serial Communications from the Mode Functions menu.
Communication direction is selected to perform one of the following
functions:
Write Program to PC
Transfers the entire memory from the
Autobend 7 to the PC.
Read Program From PC
Transfers an entire memory part program file
from the PC to the Autobend 7.
The baud rate selection is displayed below the Write/Read fields on the
screen. This rate is selected in the Configuration Menu. Refer to the
“Configuration Menu” section later in this chapter for more information.
Select Write Program to PC or Read Program from PC, and the control
waits until the PC commands it to begin transferring. The message
“Writing” or “Reading” appears in the lower left-hand corner of the
screen until the transfer is complete.
SERIAL COMM.
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
1 - WRITE PROGRAM TO PC
2 - READ PROGRAM FROM PC
9600 BAUD
ENTER #
Figure 2-5. Serial Communications screen
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Master Clear
Master Clear erases all battery-backed memory of the Autobend 7. Select
Master Clear from the Mode Functions menu, and the message “Are You
Sure? No” appears at the bottom of the screen. To enter a Yes response
and erase the memory, press the Yes key.
MASTER CLEAR
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
ARE YOU SURE?
NO
Figure 2-6. Master Clear screen
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Master Save
To save the battery-backed memory in a non-volatile Flash EPROM
device, select Master Save from the Mode Functions menu. The screen
below appears with the “Saving Part Programs...” message.
Master save the memory regularly to reduce the possibility of memory
loss due to a battery backup failure during a power outage.
MASTER SAVE
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
SAVING PART PROGRAMS. . .
Figure 2-7. Master Save screen
Important
Memory is maintained with power Off, provided the battery is
functional.
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Configuration Menu
Although the Configuration Menu is set at the factory to suit most
applications, changing some of the parameters may better suit a particular
application. Below is a Configuration Menu with the factory-set
parameters:
CONFIGURATION MENU
MEASUREMENT UNITS
LANGUAGE TYPE
AUDIBLE BEEPER
START-UP SCREEN
MODE OF OPERATION
RETRACT AT PINCH
BAUD RATE
ENGLISH
ENGLISH
DISABLED
HURCO LOGO
NORMAL (RUN) MODE
DISABLED
9600
SAVE AND EXIT
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
USE ARROWS, +, -, TO SELECT ITEM, USE (ENTER) TO SELECT ENTRIES
Figure 2-8. Configuration Menu screen
To change the Configuration Menu parameters, follow these directions:
Autobend 7
1.
Press the Mode key to display the Mode Functions screen.
Select the Configuration Menu.
2.
Press the × key to move the cursor up one field.
3.
After selecting the field to be changed, press the Enter Adv
key. The fields toggle between choices each time the Enter
Adv key is pressed. These choices are listed on the
following page.
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The fields on the Configuration Menu screen perform the following
functions:
Field
Function
Measurement
Units
Selects the measurement units (English or metric) for
programming.
Language Type
Selects the text language used by the Autobend 7.
Audible Beeper
When Enabled, every key pressed sounds a beeper to
verify selection entry. Selecting Disabled turns Off the
beeper.
Start-up Screen
Switches the logo displayed on the Mode Functions
screen.
Mode of
Operation
Selects whether the Autobend 7 operates in a Demo
Mode or a Normal (Run) Mode. Normal (Run) Mode
must be selected to operate gauges.
Retract at Pinch
Selects whether the gauge retracts at the material
pinching point. Possible selections are Enabled or
Disabled.
The selections for systems with hydraulic downacting
ram control are Disabled, Linear Scale @ 5%, Linear
Scale @ 10% or Linear Scale @ 15%.
Baud Rate
Selects the communication rate for the RS-232-C port:
9600 or 19200 baud.
Save and Exit
Saves all changes made to the Configuration Menu.
If changes are made, they must be saved prior to exiting
the Configuration Menu or the previous values will be
restored.
Exit Without
Saving
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Exits to the Mode Function screen without accepting
any changes made in the Configuration Menu.
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Punch
The Autobend 7 console can store up to 45 punches in memory for
systems equipped with ram control. The stored information allows the
Autobend 7 to recall the ram positioning information so parts can be made
quickly without having to re-calibrate the ram. Select Punch in the Mode
Functions menu and the Punch Library screen appears.
Punch Programming
Follow these steps to program a punch:
1.
While in the Punch Library screen, press the Next key to list
the next screen of punches.
2.
Press the Back key to list the previous screen of punches.
3.
Use the up or down arrow keys to navigate to the punch
number.
4.
Press the Enter Adv key to enter the punch number
highlighted by the cursor. That punch can now be
programmed or edited.
Note
The Punch Library is only displayed when the system is equipped
with ram control (Y-axis).
PUNCH LIBRARY
NUMBER:
1
2
3
>>>4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
RADIUS
HEIGHT
ANGLE
OFFSET
0.032
0.013
0.300
0.015
0.025
2.125
3.375
3.750
3.250
2.500
89.0
45.0
60.0
75.5
90.0
0.375
0.000
0.00
0.100
0.000
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BACK - PREV PAGE
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Figure 2-9. Punch Library screen
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Here are definitions for the fields in the Punch Library screen:
Field
Definition
Number
Punch number.
Radius
The measurement of the punch tip’s radius, which is used in
bend allowance and ram position calculations.
Height
The measurement from the tip of the punch to its top edge.
This field is used to identify the tooling and to calculate the
ram position.
Angle
The tip angle of the punch measured as an inside angle. This
field is compared to the programmed angle and the die angle
to ensure that the bend can be made. It is also used to identify
the tooling. The minimum angle that can be programmed is
14°.
Offset
The measurement of the punch’s tip offset to the center of the
ram, which is used to offset the dimension so the gauge does
not require re-referencing when the tooling centerline
changes.
Important
Accurate measurements and tooling parameter entries are important
for the reliable operation of the Autobend 7 and press brake.
Return to the Punch Number
Press the Back key to step the cursor out of the Punch Parameters to the
Punch Number column.
Delete a Punch
To delete a punch, enter that punch number and then press the Delete key.
For example, press 3 and the Delete key to delete the information
displayed with punch #3.
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Die
The Autobend 7 can store 45 dies in memory for systems equipped with
ram control. Select Die from the Mode Functions menu, and the Die
Library List screen appears.
The control software for Hurco Press Brakes provides Part Length
Compensation (PLC). This feature is used in conjunction with the
precision tooling offered with Hurco press brakes. With PLC, the Die
Library List contains an additional column, Die Measurement Pt, with
fields that toggle between OSD and TSD. This column does not appear on
screens for other press brakes.
Refer to the “Tool QualificationMeasuring Die Opening and Shoulder
Radius” section for details about the methods used to measure the die
opening.
Note
The Die Measurement Point column only appears on controls
attached to Hurco Press Brakes.
DIE LIBRARY LIST
NUMBER: OPENING
1
2
3
4
>>>5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
0.500
1.000
0.750
0.250
1.375
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
HEIGHT
ANGLE
RADIUS
SAFETY
DIE
MEASUREMENT
POINT
4.250
2.125
3.500
2.000
5.575
89.0
60.0
30.0
88.0
90.0
0.031
0.090
0.060
0.031
0.125
1.000
1.125
0.750
0.300
1.500
OSD
TSD
TSD
OSD
OSD
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Figure 2-10. Die Library screen
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Die Programming
When the Die List screen appears, press the Next key to list the next
screen of dies.
Press the Back key to list the previous screen.
Use the up or down arrow keys to navigate to the die number.
Press the Enter Adv key to enter the die number highlighted by the cursor.
Information about this die can now be programmed or edited.
Note
The Die Library is displayed only when system is equipped with ram
control (Y-axis).
Below are the definitions for the fields in the Die List screen:
Field
Number
Opening
Definition
The Die number.
The measurement of the opening at the top of the V-groove,
which is used in ram position calculations when
programmed by angles. Refer to the "Tool Qualification Measuring Die Opening and Shoulder Radius" section in
this chapter for instructions about making this measurement.
Note
The Die Openings may need to be adjusted, depending
on the condition of the tooling. Generally, worn tooling
does not have a consistent opening dimension.
Height
The measurement from the top of the die to its bottom edge.
This field is used in the calculation of the ram position and
also for tooling identification.
Angle
The inside angle measured at the bottom of the V-opening.
This field is compared to the programmed angle and the
selected punch angle to determine if the bend can be made.
Also used in tooling identification.
Radius
The measurement of the die’s shoulder radius. This field is
used to calculate the ram position with programming angles.
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Continued from previous page.
Field
Safety
Definition
This value limits the minimum programmable gauge
dimension. Calculate this value by measuring the distance
from the center of the die opening to the rear edge of the
die, plus a recommended additional 0.100" (2.54 mm).
Die
Measurement
Point (This
field is only
available
with PLC
software on
Hurco Press
Brakes.)
Select the die opening measurement points on a per die
basis:
• Outside Shoulder Dimension (OSD) is the tangent point
between the die radius and the top of the die. The default
is OSD.
•
Theoretical Sharp Dimension (TSD) is the measurement
between the inside of the shoulder radii.
Use the + or - key to toggle between the two choices.
Important
Accurate measurements and tooling parameter entries are important
for the reliable operation of the Autobend 7 control and press brake
system.
Return to the Die Number
Press the Back key to return the cursor to the Die Number column.
Delete a Die
To delete a die, enter that die number and press the Delete key. For
example, press 3 and the Delete key. This deletes die number 3. All
information shown for die number 3 disappears.
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Y-Axis Mode
The state of the ram control (Y-axis) is displayed as Active, Jog, or
Standby Manual on the Mode Functions screen. The state is toggled by
selecting Y-Axis Mode then pressing the Enter Adv key. When the state is
changed from Active, re-calibration of the ram is required. The state
returns to Active following a power shut down.
Note
The Y-Axis Mode is displayed only when the system is equipped
with ram control (Y-axis).
MODE FUNCTIONS
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STAT. AVAILABLE 1998
1. MANUAL
HURCO
2. AXIS CALIBRATION
3. SERIAL COMM.
4. MASTER CLEAR
5. MASTER SAVE
6. CONFIGURATION MENU
7. PUNCH
8. DIE
9. Y-AXIS: ACTIVE
ENTER #
Figure 2-11. Mode Functions screen
Below are the definitions for the ram control states on the Mode Functions
screen:
Ram Control State Definition
Active
Ram control On; the Autobend 7 controls the ram
positions.
Jog
Ram control Off; the Autobend 7 only controls the
adjustment of the ram stop when the external jog
box is installed.
Standby Manual
Ram control Off; the Autobend 7 has no control of
the ram positions.
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Job Programming
The Job List screen and the Job Setup screen contain specific parameters
for each job programmed. Access jobs on the Job List screen. Program the
setup parameters through the Job Setup screen.
Job List Screen
Press the Job console key and the Job List screen appears. The figure
below shows the Job key on the Autobend 7 console:
Figure 2-12. Job Key
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This screen lists all jobs presently programmed in the Autobend 7. The list
displays the job number and specific job parameters. Repeated pressing of
the Job key increments the displayed Job # entry to the next number in the
list.
If no jobs have been programmed in memory, the center area of the screen
is blank and Jobs Available equals 600 with the standard software
package. Up to 500 jobs are available with the Part Length Compensation
(PLC) software package for Hurco Press Brakes. When the number of jobs
programmed exceeds the amount that can be listed on the screen, a
message at the bottom of the screen prompts the operator to use the Next
key to list the next screen of jobs and the Back key to list the prior screen
of jobs.
A job number can consist of up to 17 digits that do not have to be
sequential. The − and • keys can be entered in the job number. If there is a
possibility of using the Autobend Off-line Programming software
(ABPC), the job number should contain a maximum of 8 characters
because of MS-DOS filename limitations.
The Job List screen below is for a single-axis configuration:
JOB LIST
JOBS AVAILABLE 599
JOB #
STAT. AVAILABLE 2398
COMPLETED PARTS
# STN’S
MAT. THICK
25
2
0.125
1
JOB #
END OF JOB LIST
1
Figure 2-13. Single-Axis Job List screen
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This Job List screen is for a two-axis configuration with the Part Length
Compensation (PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
JOB LIST
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 1998
JOB # COMPLETED PARTS # STN’S
1
25
2
MAT. THICK
DIE #
PUNCH #
0.125
1
1
JOB #
END OF JOB LIST
1
Figure 2-14. Two-Axis Job List screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake
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Single-Axis Job List Fields
The following fields are displayed on the Job List screen for single-axis
configurations and perform these functions:
Field
Function
Job #
Completed
Parts
The programmed job number.
Displays the number of fully completed cycles made
by the control. The value shown increments by one
after the control cycles through all the stations
programmed in the job. This value can be cleared by
pressing the Clear key. It can also be programmed by
entering a numerical value.
The number of stations (bends) programmed for the
job.
The actual thickness of the part to be formed. Used in
automatic calculation of the bend allowance. In
systems with ram control, it is also used in
determining the stopping point of the ram for the
programmed angle.
# Stn's
Mat. Thick.
Two-Axis Job List Fields
The following additional fields are displayed on the Job List screen for
two-axis configurations and perform these functions:
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Field
Function
Die #
Punch #
The die number programmed in the Die Library.
The punch number programmed in the Punch Library.
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Job Setup Screen
From the Job List screen, type in a new job number and press the Enter
Adv key. The Job Setup screen appears:
JOB #
2
JOBS AVAILABLE 598
MAT. THICK
STAT. AVAILABLE 2400
0.125
AUTO BEND ALL.?
NO
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-15. Single-Axis Job Setup screen
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Here is a Job Setup screen for a two-axis configuration with the Part
Length Compensation (PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
Important
The standard software for a two-axis configuration does not contain
the Material Type field.
JOB #
2
JOBS AVAILABLE 498
STAT. AVAILABLE 1997
PROGRAM RAM DIM?
NO
DIE #
1
PUNCH #
1
MAT. TYPE STAINLESS STEEL
MAT. THICK
0.125
AUTO BEND ALL.?
YES
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-16. Two-Axis Job Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake
Program the information pertaining to all the stations (bends) of this job as
described in the “Station Programming” section. The fields displayed in
the Setup screen vary with system configuration (X, X/R, X/Y or X/R/Y).
After advancing the cursor past the last field (Completed Parts), the
message “Job Programmed” appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the
screen. This signifies that the stations can now be programmed.
The Job Setup screen for the PLC software contains an additional field,
Material Type.
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Single-Axis Job Setup Fields
The following fields are displayed on the Job Setup screen for single axis
configurations and perform these functions:
Field
Function
Mat. Thick.
The actual thickness of the part to be formed. Used in
automatic calculation of the bend allowance. In
systems with ram control, it is also used in
determining the stopping point of the ram for the
programmed angle.
Automatic Bend Allowance. When programmed Yes,
the control automatically calculates an offset for all
gauge dimensions. The offset is used for bending parts
with outside dimensions.
For systems without ram control, the calculation is
always based on a 90° angle.
For systems with ram control, this calculation is based
on the programmed angle for each dimension.
Displays the number of fully completed cycles made
by the control. The value shown increments by one
after the control cycles through all the stations
programmed in the job. This value can be cleared by
pressing the Clear key. It can also be programmed by
entering a numerical value.
This field appears when Auto Bend All? is
programmed Yes. Measure and enter the punch radius,
and the Autobend 7 control calculates the bend
allowance.
Auto Bend
All.?
Completed
Parts
Punch Radius
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Two-Axis Job Setup Fields
The following additional fields are present on the Job Setup screen when
the system configuration has ram control (Y-axis):
Program Ram
Dim?
Die #
Selects the manner in which the ram position is
programmed.
• Enter No to toggle the control to Angle mode.
• Enter Yes to toggle the control to Ram Dimension
mode.
The die number programmed in the Die Library.
Punch #
The punch number programmed in the Punch Library.
Mat. Type
Select the type of material for bending. Choices are
(Only available Mild Steel, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel. Use the +
or – key to scroll through and select the material type.
with PLC
software on
Hurco Press
Brakes.)
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Deleting a Single Job
To delete a job, follow these steps:
1.
Press the Job key to display the Job List screen.
2.
Select the job to be deleted in the Job # field by pressing the
Job key until the number is displayed in the Job # field or by
entering the number using the number keys.
3.
Press the Delete key.
a.
The job shown in the Job # field is now deleted
from memory.
b.
The Jobs Available count and the Stat Available
count each increase.
Deleting All Jobs in Memory
Use the Master Clear screen to delete all jobs in memory as follows:
Autobend 7
1.
Press the Mode key to display the Mode Functions screen.
2.
Select the Master Clear screen. The message “Are You
Sure? No” appears on this screen to prevent accidental
erasures.
3.
Press the Yes key and then the Enter Adv key to erase all
jobs.
a.
All of the jobs are now erased from memory.
b.
The Jobs and Stations Available counts return to
their maximum numbers.
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Station Programming
The Station Setup screen and the Station List screen contain specific
station parameters for individual jobs.
Station Setup Screen
Program specific parameters of each bend through the Station Setup
screen. Access stations to be edited or setup through the Station List
screen.
If no stations have been programmed for the job, the Station Setup screen
is displayed when the Stat key is pressed. The Station Setup screen shows
all the parameters programmable for one bend. The parameters shown
vary according to the axis configuration.
Press the Stat key to display the Station Setup screen for Station #1. The
figure below shows the Stat and New Stat keys on the Autobend 7
console:
Figure 2-17. Stat and New Stat Keys
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The fields displayed in the Station Setup screen vary according to the
system configuration. Below is a sample completed single-axis Station
Setup screen with standard software:
STATION #
JOB #
1
1
STAT. AVAILABLE 2399
DIMENSION
5.000
BEND ALL.
-0.051
RET. TIME
5 SEC.
RET DIM
3.000
Figure 2-18. Single-Axis Station Setup screen
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This sample screen is a two-axis Station Setup screen with the Part Length
Compensation (PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
Important
The standard software for a two-axis configuration does not contain
the Length Compensation and Part Length fields.
JOB #
1
DIMENSION
STATION #
5.000
1
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ANGLE
180.0 DEG.
LENGTH COMPEN. DISABLED
PART LENGTH 0.000
BEND ALL.
-0.051
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG.
RET. TIME
5 SEC.
RET DIM
3.000
RAM OPEN
2.000
RAM SPEED
0.5
Figure 2-19. Two-Axis Station Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake
After the cursor has advanced past the last field, the message “Station
Programmed” is displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. The
message “No Stat Programmed” appears if values are not entered.
Press the New Stat key to display the Setup screen for Station #2. Values
in each of the fields are carried over automatically from Station #1.
Program the new values for Station #2. Only changes need to be entered.
Use the New Stat key for every new station required, and continue this
sequence until all the stations are programmed.
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Single-Axis Station Setup Fields
The following fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen for single
axis configurations and are defined as follows:
Field
Definition
Dimension
The length of the flange to be bent.
Bend All.
The correct value added to the Dimension for the correct
flange length. The bend allowance can be calculated
automatically if the required information has been
programmed.
This value may be modified incrementally or entered in
absolute form.
• To incrementally adjust the value currently shown, enter
the sign key (+ or -) before the numerical value.
• To replace the value currently shown with an absolute
adjustment, enter the numerical value before the sign key
(+ or -).
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Ret. Time
Defines the amount of time (0 - 15 seconds) the gauge
remains at the retract position. The time units are in
seconds and start when the ram returns to the top of its
stroke.
Ret. Dim
Defines the distance the gauge moves away from the
tooling. It waits at that location until the ram stoke is
completed and the Retract Time has elapsed.
The retract can be programmed either at the pinch point of
the material or at the top of the ram stroke. Refer to the
“Configuration Menu” section of this chapter.
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Two-Axis Station Setup Fields
The following additional fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen
for systems with ram control (Y-axis) and are defined as follows:
Field
Definition
Angle
or
Ram Dim.
Defines the bottom stopping position of the ram. The
format (Angle or Ram Dimension) depends on the
selection made in the job setup.
When Angle is selected, the bottom position of the ram is
expressed in degrees. The acceptable range is from 180°
to the value shown in the Tooling Library. Programming
180° results in no bending of the part.
When Ram Dimension is selected, the bottom position is
defined in inch or metric values. The value programmed
defines the amount of tooling penetration. The zero
position is defined as the position where the tip of the
punch pinches the material without beginning the bending
process.
A positive value results in the punch penetrating the die; a
negative value stops the punch before reaching the die.
Angle Adj.
• To incrementally adjust the value currently shown, enter
the sign key (+ or -) before the numerical value.
• To replace the value currently shown with an absolute
adjustment, enter the sign key (+ or -) after the
numerical value.
A correction value added to the programmed Angle. It is
only displayed when the job setup selection for Program
Mode is set to Angle. It may be adjusted incrementally or
entered in absolute form.
• To incrementally adjust the value currently shown, enter
the sign key (+ or -) before the numerical value.
• To replace the value currently shown with an absolute
adjustment, enter the sign key (+ or -) after the
numerical value.
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Two-Axis PLC Software Station Setup Fields
These fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen for systems with
ram control (Y-axis) and the Part Length Compensation (PLC) software
for Hurco Press Brakes.
Part Length Compensation is a control-calculated offset value added to the
target position of the Y axis. The offset value compensates for press brake
deflection, which occurs as a bend is made and increases with part length.
To calculate the offset, the control uses previously measured data from test
bends performed on different part lengths and three types of materials.
The Two-Axis Station Setup fields with PLC software are defined as
follows:
Field
Definition
Length
See the definition of PLC software above. Use the + or –
Compensation key to select Enable or Disable for this field. If this field is
enabled, the control uses the PLC offset value.
Part Length
The measurement of the material from the left to the right
as viewed from the front of the press brake.
Two-Axis, Upacting, Linear Scale, PLC Software Station Setup Fields
These fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen for systems with
ram control (Y-axis), a linear scale, and the Part Length Compensation
(PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
For these systems, the Ram Open field appears for systems configured
with a Ram Open limit valve. The Ram Speed field appears when the
system is configured with a Ram Speed limit valve.
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Field
Definition
Ram Open
Defines the opening height of the ram after the bend is
made. This position is measured from the top of the
material placed on the tooling.
Ram Speed
Defines the ram slow down position. The actual speeds of
the ram depend on the press brake’s control settings. The
position is measured from the top of the material placed
on the tooling.
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Two-Axis, Downacting, Hydraulic Ram Control Station Setup Fields
These fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen for systems with
downacting hydraulic ram control (Y-axis).
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Field
Definition
Ram Open
Defines the opening height of the ram after the bend is
made. This position is measured from the top of the
material placed on the tooling.
Ram Speed
Defines the ram slow down position. The actual speeds of
the ram depend on the press brake’s control settings. The
position is measured from the top of the material placed
on the tooling.
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R-Axis Station Setup Fields
These additional fields are displayed on the Station Setup screen for
systems with an R axis:
Two-Axis R-Axis Station Setup Field
This field is displayed on the Station Setup screen for systems with
automatic gauge height (R-axis), and is defined as follows:
R-Axis Dim.
The value programmed defines the gauge height. The
value may be changed incrementally or entered in
absolute form:
• To incrementally adjust the value currently shown,
enter the sign key (+ or -) before the numerical value.
• To replace the value currently shown with an absolute
adjustment, enter the sign key (+ or -) after the
numerical value.
R-Axis Zero Position Setups
The following setups determine the zero position of the R-axis and are
defined as follows:
Field
Definition
Ram Control
For systems configured with ram control, the zero
position is defined as the dimension where the bottom of
the gauge (fingers) is equal to the top of the programmed
die.
No
Ram Control
For systems configured without ram control, the zero
position is defined as the dimension where the gauge
height is at its lowest point of travel.
Multiple Depth Stop Ram Control Setup Field
The following field is displayed on the Station Setup screen for systems
with multiple depth stop ram control. It is defined as follows:
Depth Stop
Autobend 7
A value from 1 to 6 may be programmed to select which
depth stop switches on the press brake will be activated
to control the ram’s bottom stop position.
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Station List Screen
Press the Stat key to display the Station List screen for the job currently
selected. The list shows all the stations for this particular job along with
station fields. Verify that the station information is correct on the Station
List screen. The parameters listed depend on the system’s axes
configuration. At the top right-hand corner of the screen is the Stations
Available count. The maximum number of programmable stations is 2400
with the standard software. Up to 2000 stations can be programmed with
the Part Length Compensation (PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
When the amount of stations programmed in the job exceeds the amount
that can be viewed on the screen, a message prompts you to use the Next
key to list the next screen of stations and the Back key to return to the
previous screen of stations.
Below is a single-axis Station List screen with standard software:
STATION LIST
JOB #
1
STATION #
STAT. AVAILABLE 2397
DIMENSION
BEND ALL.
1
1.375
-0.051
2
5.580
-0.051
STATION #
1
END OF STATION LIST
Figure 2-20. Single-Axis Station List screen
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The screen below is a two-axis Station List screen :
STATION LIST
JOB #
STAT. AVAILABLE 1397
1
STATION #
DIMENSION
BEND ALL.
ANGLE
ANG. ADJ.
1
3.745
-0.051
90 DEG.
0 DEG.
2
18.950
-0.051
90 DEG.
0 DEG.
STATION #
1
END OF STATION LIST
Figure 2-21. Two-Axis Station List screen
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Inserting a Station
Follow these steps to insert a station:
1.
Select the station number to be inserted. If there are three
stations currently programmed and a new station is to be
inserted between Stations 2 and 3, enter 3 in the Station #
field.
2.
Press the Insert key.
•
•
3.
This new Station 3 is inserted.
The remaining station moves down one number.
After programming the new information for Station #3, the
operation is complete.
Deleting a Station
If Station #3 from the preceding example is not needed, follow these steps
to delete it:
1.
Press the Stat key to display the Station List screen.
2.
Press 3 to load the number 3 in the Station # field.
3.
Press the Delete key.
•
•
All information for Station #3 is removed.
The station below Station #3 moves up one
number.
The figure below shows the Insert and Delete keys on the console:
Figure 2-22. Insert and Delete Keys
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Single Axis Quick Job Setup
The following setup is for single-axis systems only:
The Quick Job allows quick programming of the stations. This is
accomplished by skipping the Job Setup programming. When
programming a simple job, only the Job Number and Station Dimensions
need to be programmed.
Program a quick job with one station as follows:
1.
Press the Job key to display the Job List screen.
2.
Type in the Job Number and press the Enter Adv key.
3.
Press the Stat key to display the Station Setup for Station #1.
4.
Program the required information.
5.
a.
For multiple station jobs, press the New Stat key to
program the remaining stations.
b.
Change values as necessary.
Press the Run button to begin the job.
Note
Because the Job Setup is not programmed, Off is entered for the
Auto Bend All field (Automatic Bend Allowance).
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Tool 0 Programming
For hydraulic downacting press brakes, it is possible to program without
using the tooling libraries. Jobs programmed in this manner are called
Tool 0 Jobs.
A Tool 0 Job is created by programming the Die and Punch numbers to 0
on the Job List screen and the Job Setup screen. This setting disables the
tooling libraries for this Job. Only a few pieces of tooling information will
now be needed for the job.
To operate a Tool 0 Job the ram must first be calibrated. The calibration
consists of manually positioning the ram and entering the position into the
control. Refer to the “System Basics” chapter for more information about
calibration. The positions required are Die Top and Die Bottom.
Tooling Fields
The fields listed below appear on the Tool 0 Programming Setup screens
which are discussed in this section. They are defined as follows:
Field
Punch Radius
Opening
Height
Die Top
Die Bottom
Calibration
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Definition
The radius of the punch tip is used in calculating the
bend allowance. This field is not displayed when No is
programmed for the Auto Bend Allowance.
The die’s V-opening measurement is used to calculate
the ram position needed for angle programming. This
field is not displayed if Yes is entered for Program Ram
Dimension.
Refer to the "Tool Qualification - Measuring Die
Opening and Shoulder Radius" section in this chapter
for instructions about making this measurement.
The die height measurement is used in positioning the
R-Axis. This field is displayed only when an R-Axis is
installed.
This is the position where the material bending begins.
The value can be manually re-entered the next time the
Job is used.
This is the position where the tooling bottoms out.
This is a direct readout of the ram position and is useful
for accurate positioning of the ram during tooling
calibration.
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Tool 0 Job Programming Procedures
In the screen below both the Die and Punch for Job 3-2494 are set at 0.
This indicates a Tool 0 Job.
1.
Enter a new Job Number in the Job List screen.
JOB LIST
JOBS AVAILABLE 497
JOB #
COMPLETED PARTS # STN’S
STAT. AVAILABLE 1388
MAT. THICK
DIE #
PUNCH #
1111
87
6
0.060
1
1
3-2494
6
2
0.035
0
0
10.01.93
42
4
0.050
23
12
JOB #
END OF JOB LIST
1034
Figure 2-23. Job List screen
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2.
The Job Setup screen appears as shown below. Tool 0 is
enabled by entering a 0 for both the Die and Punch fields.
Important
It is not possible to enter 0 for only one of these fields (Punch or
Die #).
The Material Type field does not appear with standard software.
JOB #
1034
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 1997
PROGRAM RAM DIM?
NO
DIE #
0
PUNCH #
0
MAT. TYPE STAINLESS STEEL
MAT. THICK
0.125
AUTO BEND ALL.?
NO
COMPLETED PARTS
25
Figure 2-24. Job Setup screen with PLC software for Hurco Press Brakes
Note
An additional field, Punch Radius, is displayed only if Yes is entered
in the Auto Bend Allowance field.
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3.
After completing the Job Setup, program the Station for
Tool 0 Jobs in the usual manner. Below is a Station Setup
screen with the PLC software for Hurco Press Brakes (the
Length Compensation and Part Length fields do not appear
with standard software).
STATION #
JOB #
1
1
DIMENSION
STAT. AVAILABLE 1389
5.000
ANGLE
90.0 DEG.
LENGTH COMPEN. DISABLED
PART LENGTH 0.000
BEND ALL.
-0.051
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG.
RET. TIME
0 SEC.
RET DIM
3.000
RAM OPEN
2.000
RAM SPEED
0.5
Figure 2-25. Station Setup screen with PLC software on Hurco Press Brake
Note
An additional field, R-Axis Dim, is displayed only when an R-axis is
installed.
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4.
Press the Run button. The Need Die Information screen
appears. This screen is used for entering the specific die
parameters.
Important
The Die Top field should only be programmed when the correct
value is known. Otherwise, leave it at 0.000.
JOB #
1034
NEED DIE INFORMATION:
ENTER DIE PARAMETERS:
>>>> OPENING0.500
DIE TOP
Figure 2-26. Need Die Information screen
Note
Opening is displayed only when No is entered for the Program Ram
Dim? field (for angle programming) in Job Setup. An additional
field, Height, is displayed only when an R-Axis is installed.
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5.
After programming these fields, press the Run button and
this screen appears:
SERVOS NOT LATCHED
DEPRESS RUN
Figure 2-27. “Servos Not Latched Depress Run” message
6.
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Press the Run button and the Tool Calibration screen
appears with the cursor at the Die Top field. Refer to the
“Calibration” section of the “System Basics” chapter for
information about calibrating the Tool 0 Job.
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Because tooling used in Tool 0 Jobs is not stored in the tooling libraries,
all information programmed for opening, height, and die top are erased
whenever any of these actions occur:
•
power to the Autobend 7 is turned Off
•
another Job using the tooling libraries is loaded
•
tooling calibration is verified
Below is the tool calibration verification screen that is displayed whenever
any of these actions occur:
•
another Tool 0 Job is loaded
•
the Job Setup has been entered
TOOL VERIFICATION
*** WARNING ***
JOB 1034 CALIBRATED
IS TOOL CAL. OK?
NO
Figure 2-28. Tool Calibration Verification Warning screen
Notice that the field “Is Tool Cal OK ?” defaults to No. If the same tooling
and material is used as the previous job, press the Yes key and the Enter
Adv key to begin operation. Otherwise, press the Enter Adv key to enter
the tool calibration.
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Selecting the Gauging Surface
The gauge bar provided with the Autobend 7 system provides various
methods of referencing the material to be formed. For best results do not
place material directly against the gauge bar’s front edge or face. This
surface should be used to hold the flip fingers and gauge blocks suited to
this task. Ideally using two stops per bend is recommended since tooling
centerlines and material edges are typically not straight.
Figure 2-29. Flip Fingers and Gauge Block
Warning
Ensure that the carriage arrestor bars are correctly set
on the gauge(s) to prevent any part of the gauge bar,
finger(s), or block(s) from contacting the tooling in an
unsafe manner. All adjustments should be made from
the rear of the press brake. Do not reach across the
tooling or in through the bed and ram.
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Flip Fingers
Flip fingers permit closer gauge positioning to the tooling. The fingers’
tilting action allows reverse bending, with the length of the reverse bend
dependent on the type of part to be formed.
Fingers can be manufactured by customers to suit their individual forming
needs. For the most accurate results, always reference the flip fingers prior
to using them after changing the tooling setup. Refer to the “Referencing
the Gauging Surface” section that follows.
Install the flip fingers at any location along the gauge bar to best suit the
requirements of the part. These fingers allow approximately 0.090" of
horizontal micro-adjustment for close-tolerance forming. Fingers rotate in
90° increments for narrow or wide target area selection. Each finger tilts
on a leveling adjustment screw at the front bottom of the body. The
locking screw at the end of the flip finger assembly is used to lock it in
place along the gauge bar.
When two flip fingers are used, both must be set to the same length, as
measured from the back of the body to the tip of the finger. Otherwise,
the parts will not have equal flange lengths on both ends.
Gauge Blocks
Gauge blocks provide a large target area suited for work involving largescale parts and long flanges.
Install gauge blocks at any location along the gauge bar to best suit the
requirements of the part. The locking screw at the end of the gauge block
is used to lock the block in place on the gauge bar. For the most accurate
results, always reference the gauge blocks prior to using them after
changing the tooling setup. Refer to the “Referencing the Gauging
Surface” section that follows.
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Referencing the Gauging Surface
Prior to forming parts, the gauging surface must be referenced to the
forming tools. The programmed dimension is the distance from the
gauging surface to the punch centerline. This centerline changes for each
set of tooling.
Two zero reference bars are provided with each Autobend 7 to provide a
quick and controlled method of squaring the gauge bar. Each zero
reference bar has a 90° “V” notch in the center and a machined edge on
one end. The distance from the center of the “V” notch to the machined
edge is 5" (127 mm).
Warning
Do not use the reference bars if the rubber pad is
damaged or missing. This pad is a safety feature to
reduce the possibility of breakage from slight overpressure. The pads will not prevent the bars from
breaking in the event of severe over-pressure from the
press brake.
Figure 2-30. Zero Reference bars
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Follow these instructions to reference the gauge bar:
1.
For systems equipped with Ram control, enter the Mode
Functions screen and toggle the Y-Axis Mode field to
Standby Manual. For other systems, proceed as follows:
2.
Place the flip fingers or gauge blocks on the gauge bars at
the extreme ends of the tooling to ensure that the gauge bar
is parallel to the tooling.
3.
Loosen the clamp bolts on the lower part of the vertical
supports. Slightly pull back the support.
4.
Loosen the carriage arrestor bars.
5.
Program a single station job with a 5" (127 mm) dimension
and 0 bend allowance. Refer to the “Job Programming” and
“Station Programming” sections for more information.
6.
Press the Run button.
7.
Insert the zero reference bars so the machined edges face the
gauging surface with the “V” notches aligning with the
punch centerline.
8.
Carefully jog the ram until the tooling firmly clamps the
zero reference bars. Lock the ram in this position.
9.
Adjust the gauge bar’s height so the gauging surface is
aligned with the reference bars.
Note
For systems equipped with ram control, the Autobend 7 allows offset
programming for each punch in memory. This offset is the
difference from the punch tip to the machine centerline.
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10. Push the vertical supports forward so the gauging surface is
flush against the zero reference bars. For the most accurate
results, use a 0.002" feeler gauge to verify that the gauge
surface is flush with the machined edge of the zero reference
bars.
Figure 2-31. Gauge calibration
11. Lock the clamping bolts at the bottom of the vertical
supports.
12. Return the ram to its open position. Remove the zero
reference bars and store them in a safe place.
13. Press the Stop button on the Autobend 7 console.
14. Return the Y-Axis Mode field to Active.
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Setting the Retract at Pinch Sensor
The retract at pinch sensor is used for all Autobend 7 Systems except
downacting hydraulic press brakes with ram control, which do not have a
sensor. Refer to the “Hydraulic Ram Control” section that follows for
retract at pinch on ram control.
Upacting Press Brakes
Following are directions for setting the retract at pinch sensor on an
upacting press brake:
The field for Retract at Pinch is found in the Configuration Menu. Two
choices are possible, Disable and Enable. Select Enable. Save and Exit the
Configuration Menu.
1.
Load the appropriate tooling.
2.
Place a sample part across the tooling.
3.
Slowly raise the table until the part is firmly pinched in the
tooling so that it cannot move. Hold the table in this position
so the sensor can be adjusted.
4.
Adjust the coarse setting on the retract sensor to position the
sensor above the actuating magnet. The LED should remain
On. If it turns Off, raise the sensor until it turns On.
5.
Lower the height of the sensor with the fine adjustment
setting. Adjust the height until the moment the LED turns
Off.
The sensor is now set for this particular tooling/material combination.
Repeat this procedure whenever the tooling or material changes.
Warning
For correct operation of the retract at pinch, the sensor
must be positioned so that the gauge begins the retract
after the part is firmly pinched by the tooling. Failure to
do so might allow the gauge to retract before the part is
firmly pinched, resulting in the part moving.
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The figure below illustrates the fine and coarse setting adjustments on an
upacting press brake:
Figure 2-32. Retract Sensor mounted on an upacting press brake
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Downacting Press Brakes
Before setting the retract at pinch sensor on a downacting press brake,
enable the Retract at Pinch field in the Configuration Menu screen by
selecting Enable. Save and Exit the Configuration Menu. Follow these
directions for setting the retract at pinch sensor on a downacting press
brake:
1.
Load the appropriate tooling.
2.
Place a sample part across the tooling.
3.
Slowly jog the ram until the part is firmly pinched in the
tooling so it cannot move. Hold the ram in this position so
the sensor can be adjusted.
4.
Adjust the coarse setting of the retract sensor to position the
sensor below the actuating magnet. The LED should remain
On. If it turns Off, lower the sensor until it turns On.
5.
Raise the height of the sensor with the fine adjustment
setting. Adjust the height until the moment the Led turns
Off.
The sensor is now set for this particular tooling/material combination.
Repeat this procedure whenever the tooling or material changes.
Figure 2-33. Retract Sensor mounted on a downacting press brake
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Hydraulic Ram Control
Before setting the retract at pinch on a hydraulic press brake, make the
appropriate selection for the Retract at Pinch field on the Configuration
Menu screen. There are four possible choices: Disable, Linear Scale @
5%, 10% and 15%. These percentages represent the amount the punch has
penetrated the material before the gauge begins to retract. The greater the
percentage, the larger the penetration. The retract point can be adjusted for
various material thickness. To turn Off the Retract at Pinch feature select
Disable. Any retract programmed then occurs only when the ram returns
to the top of stroke.
Follow these directions for setting the retract at pinch:
1.
Press the Mode key. The Mode Functions screen appears.
2.
Select the Configuration Menu screen.
3.
Move the cursor to the Retract at Pinch field.
4.
Press the Enter Adv key until Linear Scale @ 15% appears.
5.
Move the cursor to the Save and Exit field.
6.
Press the Enter Adv key to exit the Configuration Menu.
Warning
Incorrect programming of the retract at pinch or tooling
information may result in the gauge retracting before
the material is firmly pinched between the tooling.
Always ensure that the programming is correct before
using retract at pinch.
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Set the percentage at 15% initially and test it. If the gauge retracts too late,
the percentage can be lowered until the gauge retracts at the proper time.
To test the Retract at Pinch setting, follow these steps:
1.
Load the appropriate tooling.
2.
Program a job with a retract of 10" (254 mm) and a 5second delay.
3.
Press the Run button.
4.
Place a sample part across the tooling.
5.
Slowly jog the ram until the part is firmly pinched in the
tooling. The gauge should begin to retract immediately as
the material begins to bend.
6.
a.
If retract begins before the material is firmly
pinched, check the tooling libraries for incorrect
information.
b.
If retract occurs too late, adjust Retract at Pinch
setting and repeat the procedure.
Continue to adjust the percentage setting until the gauge
retract is at the correct point.
The setup is correct for this particular tooling/material combination.
Repeat this procedure whenever the tooling or material is changed.
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Tool Qualification
Verify programming for tooling using the procedures below to ensure that
the programmed values are correct. These are the steps to qualify a tool:
1.
Verify height.
2.
Verify die opening and shoulder radius.
3.
Measure die opening.
4.
Adjust die opening, if necessary.
5.
Measure shoulder radius.
6.
Adjust shoulder radius, if necessary.
Hints and tricks
Since it may be difficult to accurately measure the die opening and
shoulder radius on frequently used dies, bend several pieces of
material of a known thickness with shallow, medium, and deep
bends. Record the angles after each bend.
Verifying Tool Height
To verify tool height, follow these steps:
1.
Locate and install the tooling.
2.
Locate and measure the sample material.
3.
Program a job with the tool(s) to be qualified. Be sure to
program the measured material thickness.
4.
Program a ram dimension of 0 (angle 180°).
5.
Press the Run button and insert the sample material.
6.
Stroke the ram fully to the depth limit.
7.
Verify that the material is only pinched by the tooling and
not bent.
8.
Adjust the tool height so the material is only being pinched.
If the material is being bent, increase the tool height. If the material is not
making contact with the punch, decrease the tool height.
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Verifying Die Opening and Shoulder Radius
After completing tool height verification as described in the previous
section, follow these steps to verify the die opening and shoulder radius:
1.
Program an angle that the tooling is capable of producing
(i.e., 45°, 90°).
2.
Form a sample part.
3.
Measure the angle.
Important
If the result varies by more than 15° of the programmed value,
confirm that the programmed die opening and shoulder radius are
correct.
Measuring Die Opening
The die opening is measured depending on the software option installed.
Outside Shoulder Dimension (OSD) applies to both standard software and
to Part Length Compensation (PLC) software for Hurco Press Brakes.
Theoretical Sharp Dimension (TSD) applies only to PLC software. The
Die Library List shows which measurement type is used for each die with
the PLC software.
The figure below illustrates the two different points to measure the die
opening:
Figure 2-34. Methods of Measuring the Die Opening
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TSD Measurement
The Hurco Press Brake Tooling Catalog contains the TSD measurements
for die openings.
Important
Tooling specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Perform the tool qualification procedure to ensure proper tooling
setup.
To manually measure the die opening to determine TSD, follow these
steps:
1.
Determine the intersection of a line ascending from the
inside of the die opening to the top with a line continuing
from the flat area on the top of the die. (Refer to the
previous figure.)
2.
Measure the distance from these intersecting lines on both
sides of the die opening.
The figure below illustrates the points for measuring the TSD die opening:
Figure 2-35. Measuring the TSD Die Opening
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OSD Measurement
Follow these steps to measure the die opening and shoulder radius for the
OSD measurement:
1.
Lay a straightedge across the top of the die to measure the
die opening.
2.
Using calipers, measure between the points where the
straightedge contacts the die as shown in the figure below.
Figure 2-36. Measuring the Die Opening for standard software
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Adjusting the Die Opening
If the bend angles are uniformly opened or closed over the entire range of
bends, the die opening needs to be adjusted. Make adjustments to the
programmed die opening on the Die Library List screen's Opening field.
•
If the actual die opening is larger than the value
programmed, the bend angles will be open. Increase the die
opening.
•
If the actual die opening is smaller than the value
programmed, the bend angle will be closed. Decrease the die
opening.
When adjusting the die opening, use increments no larger than 0.03".
Change the die opening and perform another series of bends.
Measuring the Shoulder Radius
Use a radius guide set to measure the die radius. Select the guide that best
fits the shoulder radius and enter the value of that guide.
Since it may be difficult to accurately measure the die opening and
shoulder radius on frequently used dies, bend several pieces of material of
a known thickness with shallow, medium, and deep bends. Record the
angles after each bend.
Adjusting the Shoulder Radius
If the bend angles are uniformly opened or closed between the shallow and
medium bends, but greater between the medium and deep bends, the
shoulder radius needs to be adjusted. Make adjustments to the
programmed shoulder radius on the Die Library List screen's Radius field.
•
If the actual shoulder radius is larger than the value
programmed, the bend angles will be closed. Increase the
shoulder radius.
•
If the actual shoulder radius is smaller than the value
programmed, the bend angles will be open. Decrease the
shoulder radius
When adjusting the shoulder radius, use increments no larger than 0.02".
Change the shoulder radius and perform another series of bends.
Important
Persistent large angle corrections after tool qualification indicate a
large amount of either springback or press brake deflection.
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Run Cycle Selection
The Autobend 7 has two run cycles: Auto and Single. Auto operation
advances the stations automatically with each ram stroke, while Single
operation holds the axes at the station displayed until the Enter Adv key is
pressed, then the axes advance to the next programmed station.
Note
For press brakes with optional ram control, refer to the “Y-Axis
Mode” and “Punch and Die Tool Verification” sections for
information relative to these options; otherwise, proceed to the
“Adjusting Stations and Jobs” section.
Auto Run
Press the Run button to select the Auto Run mode. The axes calibrate and
move to their programmed positions. Upon completion of a ram stroke,
the control automatically advances the axes to their next programmed
positions. To stop axes movement, press the Stop button. The axes deenergize and the screen blanks.
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Punch and Die Tool Verification
For systems equipped with optional ram control, when the Run button is
pressed, the Tool Verification screen appears to verify that the tooling
loaded in the press brake matches the tooling programmed in the
Autobend 7 control.
1.
Press the Run button.
a.
The Tool Verification screen appears. See the
sample screen below.
b.
Verify that the tooling installed matches the tooling
programmed before proceeding.
VERIFY TOOLING
PUNCH #
1
DIE #
1
DEPRESS RUN
Figure 2-37. Tool Verification screen
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2.
If the tooling matches, press the Run button. The axes
automatically calibrate and position to the first station. If the
tooling does not match, make the appropriate corrections
and press the Run button.
3.
After the axes calibrate, the bending operation may begin.
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Adjusting Stations and Jobs
Station information is displayed in double-height characters on the screen
and automatically updates as the job advances.
To make station adjustments while in the Auto Run screen, press the Stat
key. The Station Setup screen for the station currently displayed appears.
To select another station, press the Next key until the desired station
number is displayed. To display the Station List screen, press the Stat key
again.
If job setup or parts count need adjustment while in the Auto Run screen,
press the Job key once and the Job Setup screen for the current job
appears. Press it again to display the Job List screen. After making all
required changes, press the Run button to return to Auto Run Mode.
Here is a single-axis Auto Run screen:
MODE:
AUTO
JOB #
222
STATION #
1
DIMENSION
5.000
BEND ALL.
0.000
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-38. Single-Axis Auto Run screen
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Here is a two-axis Auto Run screen:
MODE:
AUTO
JOB #
222
STATION #
1
DIMENSION
5.000
BEND ALL.
0.000
ANGLE
0 DEG.
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-39. Two-Axis Auto Run screen
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Single Run
The Single Run screen provides a method of running only a specific
station in a job. Press the Run button while in the Auto Run mode to select
the Single Run mode. The axes remain stationary at their current position
until the Enter Adv key is pressed. Press the Enter Adv key and the station
displayed changes to the next station programmed and the axes advance to
their programmed positions. The station cannot be advanced unless the
Enter Adv key is pressed.
To stop the axes’ movement, press the Stop button. The axes de-energize
and the screen blanks.
To return to Auto, press the Run button again.
Note
Retract at pinch is not supported.
The sample screen below is a single-axis Single Run screen:
MODE:
SINGLE
JOB #
222
STATION #
1
DIMENSION
5.000
BEND ALL.
0.000
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-40. Single-Axis Single Run screen
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The sample screen below is a two-axis Single Run screen:
MODE:
SINGLE
JOB #
222
STATION #
1
DIMENSION
5.000
BEND ALL.
0.000
ANGLE
0 DEG.
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG.
COMPLETED PARTS
0
Figure 2-41. Two-Axis Single Run screen
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Gauge Dimension Programming
The following example pertains to gauge dimension programming. The
part shown in the figure below requires four bends. The bending order is
shown by the circled numbers.
The sections that follow describe how to program the required dimensions.
To advance the cursor through the fields, press the Enter Adv key after
entering a value in each field.
Figure 3-1. X-Axis Programming Example Part
Note
The dimensions in the figure above are for reference only and should
not be used to calculate blank length.
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Enter a Job Number
To program the four-bend part for this example, perform the following
procedures:
1.
Press Job. The Job List screen appears.
2.
Enter the job’s number (1 2 3 in this example).
JOB LIST
JOBS AVAILABLE 500
JOB #
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
COMPLETED PARTS
# STN’S
JOB #
END OF JOB LIST
MAT. THICK
123
Figure 3-2. Job List screen
3.
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Press the Enter Adv key. The Job Setup screen appears.
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Program the Job Setup
Follow these steps to program the job setup:
1.
Press the Yes key at the Auto Bend All? field.
2.
Enter .031 in the Punch Radius field.
3.
Enter .06 in the Material field.
4.
Leave the value at zero for the Completed Parts field since
this is a new program.
5.
Press the Enter Adv key and the message “Job
Programmed” appears as shown in the screen below,
signifying that all the fields have been programmed.
JOB SETUP
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
AUTO BEND ALL?
YES
MATERIAL
0.060
COMPLETE PARTS
0
PUNCH RADIUS
0.031
JOB PROGRAMMED
Figure 3-3. Job Setup screen
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Program the First Station
The numbers shown circled in the drawing of the sample part designate
the selected bend sequence. For station 1, program the 1" dimension as
follows:
1.
Press the Stat key. The Station Setup screen appears.
2.
Enter 1 in the Dimension field.
3.
Notice that the value -0.051 in the Bend All field is
automatically calculated by the control. If during trial
bending the flange length needs additional correction, this
value is adjusted automatically.
4.
Program the Ret Time fields (delay after the gauge has
retracted) and Ret Dim (distance to move the back gauge) if
a retract is required.
STATION #
JOB #
1
1
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
DIMENSION
1.000
BEND ALL.
-0.051
RET. TIME
0 SEC.
RET DIM
0.000
Figure 3-4. Station #1 Setup screen
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Program the Remaining Stations
Follow these steps to program the remaining stations:
1.
Press the New Stat key. The Station #2 Setup screen
appears. Notice the values shown for the fields are the same
as those programmed for Station #1.
2.
Re-program only entries requiring new values.
3.
Enter 1.3 in the Dimension field to change Bend 2’s
dimension.
4.
Press the New Stat key since the rest of the fields do not
require new values. The Station Setup screen for Station #3
appears.
5.
Enter 4 in the Dimension field to change Bend 3’s
dimension.
6.
Press the New Stat key since the rest of the fields do not
require new values. The Station Setup screen for Station #4
appears.
7.
Enter 2.6 in the Dimension field to change Bend 4’s
dimension.
8.
This last bend requires a retract to allow Bend 2’s flange to
clear the gauge.
9.
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a.
Enter 5 in the Ret Dim field to program a 5"
retract.
b.
Enter 3 in the Ret Time field to program a 3 second
delay.
The message “Station Programmed” appears in the lower
left-hand corner of the Station Setup screen.
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10. Press the Stat key to display a list of all stations for review.
STATION LIST
JOB #
1
STAT. AVAILABLE 1996
DIMENSION
BEND ALL.
1
1.000
-0.051
2
1.300
-0.051
3
4.000
-0.051
4
2.600
-0.051
STATION #
STATION #
1
END OF STATION LIST
Figure 3-5. Station List screen
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Before Making a Trial Bend
Follow these steps:
1.
Load the correct tooling into the press brake.
2.
Select and reference the gauging surface to the tooling as
described in the “Selecting the Gauging Surface” and the
“Referencing the Gauge Surface” sections in the
“Programming and Operations” chapter of this manual.
3.
Adjust the ram stroke to achieve the desired angle.
4.
Adjust the gauge bar’s height so the material touches the
gauging surface.
5.
Adjust the Retract at Pinch sensor as described in the
“Setting the Retract at Pinch Sensor” section in the
“Programming and Operations” chapter of this manual.
Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts
Follow these steps:
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1.
Press the Run button twice. The display shows the Single
Run screen. In this mode the control advances the gauge to
the next programmed station when the Enter Adv key is
pressed.
2.
When the gauge has positioned to the dimension for Station
#1, square the material to the gauging surface. Adjust the
gauge height if necessary.
3.
Stroke the ram to form the flange.
4.
Measure the flange.
5.
Adjust the Bend All value to achieve the desired flange
length, if necessary. Press the Stat key to return to the
Station List screen. Press 1 and the Enter Adv key to edit
Station #1.
6.
If the angles and flange lengths for all the bends are the
same, enter the same Bend All adjustment for the remaining
bends.
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7.
Press the Run button twice and form another flange. Check
and re-adjust if necessary.
8.
Press the Enter Adv key to advance the gauge.
9.
Form the flange and check the part.
10.
Repeat the previous two steps until all flanges are formed
correctly.
11.
Press the Run button one time to enter the Auto Run mode
with Station #1 displayed.
12.
Form parts.
13.
When production is complete, press the Stop button to deenergize the gauge and blank the screen.
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X- and Y-Axes Programming Example
This example is for a two-axis system. The axes programmed are the back
gauge(s) and ram control. Multiple angles and flanges are programmed in
this example. The part shown in the figure below requires 8 bends to form
the part. Determine the bending sequence before forming this part. The
order selected for this example is shown by the circled numbers next to the
angles.
After determining the bend sequence, program the required dimensions,
allowances, and angles for each bend. First program the tooling to form
this part. Depending on the type of press brake additional parameters, ram
opening heights, and ram speed change point may also be programmed.
Last, program any required retracts.
To advance the cursor through the fields, press the Enter Adv key after
entering values in each field.
The sample screens in this example are from the Optional Part Length
Compensation software.
Figure 3-6. X- and Y-Axes Example Part Bend Sequence
Note
The dimensions in the figure above are for reference only and should
not be used to calculate blank length.
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Here is an isometric view of this example part:
Figure 3-7. Isometric View of X- and Y-Axes Example Part
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Program the Punch
Follow these steps to program the punch:
1.
Press the Mode key. The Mode Functions screen appears.
2.
Select Punch. The Punch Library screen appears.
3.
Press the Ø key until the cursor appears at punch number 3.
4.
Enter .031 in the Radius field.
5.
Enter 3.7 in the Height field.
6.
Enter 30 in the Angle field.
7.
Enter 0 in the Offset field.
Here is the punch described in this example:
Figure 3-8. Punch measurements
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Here is a completed Punch Library screen for this example:
PUNCH LIBRARY
NUMBER:
1
2
>>3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
RADIUS
HEIGHT
ANGLE
OFFSET
0.032
2.125
89.0
0.375
0.031
3.700
30.0
0.000
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BACK - PREV PAGE
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CURRENT TOOL # 3
ENTER # __
Figure 3-9. Punch Library screen
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Program the Die
Follow these steps to program the die;
1.
Press the Mode key. The Mode Functions screen appears.
(See the Mode screen figure previously shown in this
section.)
2.
Select Die. The Die Library List screen appears.
3.
Press the Ø key until the cursor appears at the die number 3
field.
4.
Enter .5 in the Opening field.
5.
Press 2 in the Height field.
6.
Enter 30 in the Angle field.
7.
Enter .047 in the Radius field.
8.
Enter .6 in the Safety field.
The figure below shows this die’s measurements:
Figure 3-10. Die measurements
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Here is a Die Library List screen with the die’s measurements
programmed:
DIE LIBRARY LIST
NUMBER:
OPENING
HEIGHT
ANGLE
RADIUS
SAFETY
0.500
4.250
89.0
0.012
1.000
0.500
2.000
30.0
0.047
0.600
1
2
>>>3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
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BACK - PREV PAGE
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ENTER # __
Figure 3-11. Die Library List screen
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Enter a Job Number
Follow these steps to enter a job number:
1.
Press the Job key to display the Job List screen.
2.
Enter 456 for the Job Number and press the Enter Adv key
to display the Job Setup screen.
JOB #
456
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
PROGRAM RAM DIM? NO
DIE #
1
PUNCH #
1
AUTOBEND ALL?
NO
MAT. THICK
0.000
COMPLETED PARTS 0
Figure 3-12. Job Setup screen
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Program the Job Setup
Follow these steps to program the Job Setup:
1.
Press the No key at the Program Ram Dim? Field to select
the angle format.
2.
Enter 3 in the Die # field. This selects die number 3 from the
die library.
3.
Enter 3 in the Punch # field. This selects punch number 3
from the library.
4.
Enter .06 in the Mat Thick field. For best results, always
enter the actual measured material thickness.
5.
Press the Yes key at the Auto Bend All? field. The control
automatically calculates bend allowances.
6.
Press the Enter Adv key at the Completed Parts field so the
message “Job Programmed” appears at the bottom of the
screen as shown below:
JOB #
456
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
PROGRAM RAM DIM? NO
DIE #
3
PUNCH #
3
AUTOBEND ALL?
YES
MAT. THICK
0.060
COMPLETED PARTS 0
JOB PROGRAMMED
Figure 3-13. Job Setup screen
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Program the First Station
The numbers circled in the drawing for this example designate the selected
bend sequence. For Station #1 the dimension and angle to program are
4.00" and 110°.
1. Press the Stat key; the Station #1 Setup screen appears.
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2.
Enter 4 in the Dimension field.
3.
Enter 110 in the Angle field.
4.
At the Bend All field, the control has automatically
calculated a compensation value of -0.051". If further
adjustment is required, this value will be changed
automatically.
5.
Program any angle adjustment required in the Angle Adj
field.
6.
Program the Ret Time and Ret Dim fields when a gauge
retract is required. Remember that the retract is selectable so
it can occur at either the material pinching point or at ram
top of stroke. This selection is made in the Configuration
Menu as discussed in that section of the “Programming and
Operations” chapter.
7.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only, enter 4.3 in the
Ram Open field, and enter 5 in the Ram Speed field.
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Here is the Station #1 screen for this job:
STATION #
JOB #
1
1
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
DIMENSION
4.000
ANGLE
110.0 DEG.
BEND ALL.
-0.051
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG.
RET. TIME
0 SEC.
RET DIM
0.000
RAM OPEN
4.300
RAM SPEED
0.5
Figure 3-14. Station Setup screen
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Program the Remaining Stations
Follow these steps to program the remaining stations:
1.
Press the New Stat key. The Station #2 Setup screen
appears. Notice that all the fields have the same values as
those programmed for Station #1. Only the fields that
require new values need to be programmed.
2.
Press the New Stat key since no fields require reprogramming to complete this bend. The Station #3 Setup
screen appears.
3.
Enter 1 in the Dimension field.
4.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only: enter 1.5 in the
Ram Open field.
5.
Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming to complete this bend. The Station #4 Setup
screen appears.
6.
Press the New Stat key since no fields require reprogramming to complete this bend. The Station #5 Setup
screen appears.
7.
Enter 90 in the Angle field.
8.
Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming to complete this bend. The Station #6 Setup
screen appears.
9.
Enter 3 in the Dimension field.
10.
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gauge.
a.
Enter 5 in the Ret Dim field and press the Enter
Adv key.
b.
Enter 2 in the Ret Time field and press the Enter
Adv key.
11.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only: in the Ram
Open field enter 3.5.
12.
Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming for this bend. The Station #7 Setup screen
appears.
13.
Enter 1 in the Dimension field.
14.
Enter 0 in the Ret Dim field.
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15. Enter 0 in the Ret Time field.
16. For downacting hydraulic ram control only: enter 1.5 in the
Ram Open field.
17. Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming to complete this part. The Station #8 Setup
screen appears.
18. Enter 3 in the Dimension field.
19. Program a retract because a bend flange is referenced at the
gauge.
a.
Enter 5 in the Ret Dim field.
b.
Enter 2 in the Ret Time field.
20. For downacting hydraulic ram control only: enter 3.5 in the
Ram Open field.
21. Press the Stat key to list all 8 stations, review information
programmed, and correct any errors in programming.
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Before Making a Trial Bend
Follow these steps:
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1.
Load the correct tooling into the press brake.
2.
Select and reference the gauging surface to the tooling as
described in the “Selecting the Gauging Surface” and
“Referencing the Gauge Surface” sections of the
“Programming and Operations” chapter.
3.
In the Mode Functions screen, set the Y-Axis Mode field to
Active by pressing the Stat key until Active appears.
4.
Press the Run button. The screen displays the “Verify
tooling” message. Confirm that the tooling installed matches
the tooling programmed before proceeding.
5.
Press the Run button. The Y-axis automatically calibrates on
upacting and positive stop press brakes. For downacting
hydraulic, raise the ram to the top of stroke and then lower
the ram to calibrate.
6.
Adjust the gauge height so the material hits the gauging
surface.
7.
Adjust the Retract at Pinch sensor described in the “Setting
the Retract at Pinch Sensor” or “Setting the Retract at Pinch
on Hydraulic Ram Control” sections in the “Programming
and Operations” chapter. For downacting hydraulic ram
control, adjust Retract at Pinch as described in the “Startup” section in the “System Basics” chapter.
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Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts
Follow these steps:
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1.
Press the Run button twice to display the Single Run screen.
The gauge advances to the next programmed station after
the Enter Adv key is pressed.
2.
When the gauge has positioned to the dimension for Station
#1, insert the material squarely to the gauging surface.
3.
Stroke the ram to form the flange.
4.
Measure the flange and angle.
5.
Press the Enter Adv key. The gauge advances to Station #2.
6.
Insert the material for the second bend. Stroke the ram to
form the flange.
7.
Measure the flange and angle.
8.
Repeat the previous three steps until the part is completely
formed.
9.
If corrections are necessary, return to the Station Setup
screens and adjust the Bend All and Angle Adj values to
achieve the desired flange lengths and angles.
a.
Press the Stat key to return to the Station List
screen.
b.
Press 1 and the Enter Adv key to edit Station #1.
c.
Press the Next key to display the next station
screen.
10.
Press the Run button to form another part. Check all flanges
and angles; adjust if necessary.
11.
Form parts.
12.
When production is complete, press the Stop button to deenergize the axes and blank the screen.
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X-, Y-, and R-Axes Programming Example
This example is for programming a three-axis system. The axes
programmed are the back gauge(s), gauge bar height, and ram control.
Multiple angles and flanges are programmed in this example. The part
shown in the figure below requires six bends to form the part. Determine
the bending sequence before forming this part.
After determining the sequence, program the required dimensions,
allowances, retracts and angles for each bend. Example tooling to form
this part will be programmed first. Depending on the type of press brake,
additional parameters, e.g., ram opening heights and ram speed change
points, may also be programmed.
The sample screens in this example are from the Optional Part Length
Compensation software.
Figure 3-15. X-, Y-, and R-Axes Example Part
Note
The dimensions illustrated above are for reference only and should
not be used to calculate blank length.
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Program the Punch
To program this punch follow these steps:
1.
Press the Mode key; the Mode Function screen appears.
2.
Select Punch. The Punch Library screen appears.
3.
Press the Ø key until the cursor appears at punch number 3.
4.
Enter .031 in the Radius field.
5.
Enter 3.75 in the Height field.
6.
Enter 30 in the Angle field.
7.
Enter 0 in the Offset field.
Here is the punch with the measurements discussed in this example:
Figure 3-16. Punch
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Here is the completed Punch Library screen:
PUNCH LIBRARY
NUMBER:
1
2
>>3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
RADIUS
HEIGHT
ANGLE
OFFSET
0.032
2.125
89.0
0.375
0.031
3.750
30.0
0.000
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CURRENT TOOL # 3
ENTER # __
Figure 3-17. Punch Library screen
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Program the Example Die
Follow these steps to program the die:
1.
Press the Mode key, and the Mode Functions screen
appears. (See the Mode screen figure previously shown in
this section.)
2.
Select Die, and the Die Library List screen appears.
3.
Press the Ø key until the cursor appears at die number 3.
4.
Enter 5 in the Die Opening field.
5.
Enter 2 in the Height field.
6.
Enter 30 in the Angle field.
7.
Enter .031 in the Radius field.
8.
Enter .7 in the Safety field.
Here is a die with the measurements discussed in this example:
Figure 3-18. Die
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Here is the completed Die Library List screen:
DIE LIBRARY LIST
NUMBER:
OPENING
HEIGHT
ANGLE
RADIUS
SAFETY
1.500
4.250
89.0
0.112
1.000
0.500
2.000
30.0
0.031
0.700
1
2
>>>3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
+, - TO SELECT TOOL
<ENTER> TO EDIT
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BACK - PREV PAGE
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CURRENT TOOL # 3
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Figure 3-19. Die Library List screen
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Enter the Job Number
Follow these steps to program the job:
1.
Press the Job key to display the Job List screen.
2.
Enter 789 for the Job Number.
JOB LIST
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
JOB # COMPLETED PARTS # STN’S
1
25
2
MAT. THICK
DIE #
PUNCH #
0.125
1
1
JOB #
END OF JOB LIST
789
Figure 3-20. Job List screen
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Program the Job Setup
Follow these steps to program this job:
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1.
Press the Enter Adv key to advance the cursor. At the
Program Ram Dim? field the No does not need to be
changed since angle format is desired.
2.
Enter 3 in the Die # field to select example die number 3
from the die library.
3.
Enter 3 in the Punch # field. This selects example punch
number 3 from the punch library.
4.
Enter .06 in the Material Thickness field. For best results,
always enter the actual measured material thickness.
5.
Press the Yes key at the Auto Bend All? field. The control
automatically calculates bend allowances.
6.
Press the Enter Adv key at the Completed Parts field so the
message “Job Programmed” appears in the lower left-hand
corner of the screen.
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Here is the Job Setup screen for job number 789:
JOB #
789
JOBS AVAILABLE 499
STAT. AVAILABLE 2000
PROGRAM RAM DIM? NO
DIE #
3
PUNCH #
3
AUTOBEND ALL?
YES
MAT. THICK
0.060
COMPLETED PARTS 0
JOB PROGRAMMED
Figure 3-21. Job Setup screen
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Programming Examples
Program the First Station
The circled numbers in the drawing for this example designate the selected
bend sequence. For Station #1, the dimension and angle to program are 1"
and 90°.
Autobend 7
1.
Press the Stat key, and the Station #1 Setup screen appears.
2.
Enter 1 in the Dimension field.
3.
Enter 90 in the Angle field.
4.
The control automatically calculates the compensation value
of -0.051" at the Bend All field. If further adjustment is
required, this value will be changed automatically.
5.
Any adjustment to the angle of the part is programmed at the
Angle Adj field.
6.
When a gauge retract is required, program the Ret Dim and
Ret Time fields. Remember that the retract is selectable so
that it can occur at either the material pinching point or at
the ram’s top of stroke. This selection is made in the
Configuration Menu as discussed in that section in the
“Programming and Operations” chapter.
7.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only, enter 1.3 in the
Ram Open field.
8.
Enter .5 in the Ram Speed field.
9.
Enter 0 in the R-Axis Dim field.
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Here is the Station Setup screen with the first station programmed:
STATION #
JOB #
1
789
STAT. AVAILABLE 1999
DIMENSION
1.000
ANGLE
90.0 DEG.
BEND ALL.
-0.051
ANG. ADJ.
0 DEG.
RET. TIME
5 SEC.
RET DIM
3.000
RAM OPEN
1.300
RAM SPEED
0.5
R-AXIS DIM
0.000
Figure 3-22. Station #1 Setup screen
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Program the Remaining Stations
Follow these steps to program the remaining stations:
Autobend 7
1.
Press the New Stat key; the Station #2 Setup screen appears.
Notice that all fields have the same values as those
programmed for Station #1. Only the fields that require new
values must be re-programmed.
2.
Enter 5 in the Dimension field.
3.
Enter 4.5 in the Ram Open field.
4.
Enter .5 in the R-Axis Dim field. This raises the gauge
surface 0.5" above the die.
5.
Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming for this bend, and the Station #3 Setup screen
appears.
6.
Enter 1 in the Dimension field.
7.
Enter 135 in the Angle field.
8.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only, enter 4.3 in the
Ram Open field.
9.
Enter .5 and press the - key in the R-Axis Dim field. This
lowers the gauging surface 0.5" below the die.
10.
Press the New Stat key since no other fields require reprogramming for this bend. The Station #4 Setup screen
appears.
11.
Enter 90 in the Angle field.
12.
For downacting hydraulic ram control only, enter 1 in the
Ram Open field.
a.
Enter 0 in the R-Axis Dim field.
b.
Since no other fields require re-programming for
this bend, press the New Stat key. The Station #5
Setup screen appears.
13.
Enter 135 in the Angle field.
14.
Enter .5 and press the - key in the R-Axis Dim field.
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15. Since no other fields require re-programming for this bend,
press the New Stat key. The Station #6 Setup screen
appears.
16. Enter 10 in the Dimension field.
17. Enter 90 in the Angle field.
18. For downacting hydraulic ram control only, enter 4.5 in the
Ram Open field.
19. Enter 1 in the R-Axis Dim field. This raises the gauging
surface 1" above the die.
20. Press the Stat key to list all 6 stations as shown in the
sample screen below. Review all the information on the
screen and correct any errors that may have been made
during programming.
STATION LIST
JOB #
789
STATION #
STAT. AVAILABLE 1994
DIMENSION
BEND ALL.
ANGLE
ANGLE ADJ.
1
1.000
-0.051
90
0.000
2
5.000
-0.051
90
0.000
3
1.000
-0.018
135
0.000
4
1.000
-0.051
90
0.000
5
1.000
-0.018
135
0.000
6
10.000
-0.051
90
0.000
STATION #
1
END OF STATION LIST
Figure 3-23. Station List screen
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Programming Examples
Before Making a Trial Bend
Follow these steps:
Autobend 7
1.
Load the correct tooling into the press brake.
2.
Select and reference the gauging surface to the tooling as
described in the “Selecting the Gauging Surface” and the
“Referencing the Gauge Surface” sections in the
“Programming and Operations” chapter.
3.
On the Mode Functions screen, set the Y-Axis Mode field to
Active. Press 9 until Active appears.
4.
Press the Run button. The screen displays the “Verify
Tooling” message. Confirm that the tooling matches the
tooling programmed before proceeding.
5.
Press the Run button. The Y-axis calibrates on upacting and
positive stop press brakes. For downacting hydraulic press
brakes, raise the ram to the top of stroke and then lower the
ram.
6.
Adjust the gauge height so the material hits the gauging
surface.
7.
Adjust the Retract at Pinch sensor as described in the
“Setting the Retract at Pinch Sensor” section in the
“Programming and Operations” chapter.
8.
For downacting hydraulic ram controls, adjust the Retract at
Pinch as described in “Setting the Retract at Pinch on
Hydraulic Ram Control” section in the “Programming and
Operations” chapter.
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Making a Trial Bend and Forming Parts
Follow these steps:
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1.
Press the Run button again. The display shows the Single
Run screen. The gauge only advances to the next
programmed station when the Enter Adv key is pressed.
2.
When the gauge has positioned to the correct dimension for
Station #1, insert the material squarely to the gauging
surface.
3.
Stroke the ram to form the flange.
4.
Measure the flange and angle.
5.
Press the Enter Adv key. The gauge advances to Station #2.
6.
Insert the material for the second bend. Stroke the ram to
form the flange.
7.
Measure the flange and angle.
8.
Repeat the previous three steps until the part is completely
formed.
9.
If corrections are necessary, return to the Station Setup
screens and adjust the values to achieve the desired flange
lengths and angles.
a.
Press the Stat key to return to the Station List
screen.
b.
Press 1 and the Enter Adv key to edit Station #1.
c.
Press the Next key to display the next Station
screen.
10.
Press the Run button and form another part. Check the
flanges and angles. Adjust if necessary.
11.
Form parts.
12.
When production is complete, press the Stop button to deenergize the axes and blank the screen.
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Chapter 4
Communication Port
The RS-232-C serial communication port is a standard feature on the
Autobend 7 control system (AB7).
Optional RS-232-C Serial Port
The RS-232-C serial port provides uploading or downloading of the entire
memory block between the AB7 control and a personal computer. For best
results, be familiar with the following information concerning location,
connector types, cables, and pins before operating the system with this
option.
Port Location
RS-232-C connection to the AB7 is located on the power cabinet. Connect
the port to a computer to download or upload files.
Connector Types
Since the communications industry standard for connectors has changed
over the years, Hurco has adapted its controls to incorporate these
changes. The RS-232-C serial port on the Hurco control uses a 9-pin Dtype connector.
A 9-pin D-type connector (DB-9) is illustrated in the figure that follows
this section. Refer to the table on the following page for additional
information pertaining to DB-9 serial port connections.
Note
While the signals listed in the table on the following page conform to
the RS-232-C standard, it should be noted that not all standard RS232-C signals are available at this port. Some peripheral devices may
have provisions for RS-232-C control signals not available at the
ports described here. However, such devices can usually be adapted
to these ports. In some cases, it may be necessary to add jumpers to
the connector for the peripheral device.
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9-Pin D-Type Port Specifications
The table below shows pin signal definitions for the 9-pin port. The figure
on the following page illustrates the pin assignments of the 9-pin port in
the AB7 power cabinet. The RS-232-C DB-9 connector in the AB7 is
wired as a DTE device. When using a PC with a DB-9 connector, wire the
cable using the diagram shown in the 9-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections
figure at the end of this chapter. Typically, the RTS and CTS pins are not
used.
RS-232-C Signals Available at 9-Pin Serial Ports
Pin 1 - DCD
Pin 2 - RXD
(Receive Data)
Pin 3 - TXD
(Transmit Data)
Pin 4 - DTR
(Data Terminal Ready)
Pin 5 - SG
(Signal Ground)
Pin 6 - DSR
(Data Set Ready)
Pin 7 - RTS
(Request-to-Send)
Pin 8 - CTS
(Clear-to-Send)
Pin 9 - RI
(Ring Indicator)
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
Data received by the control in serial format from peripheral
device on this line.
Data transmitted by the control to peripheral device in serial
format on this line.
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
Line establishing the common ground reference potential for
all interface.
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
This pin connection is not used by the machine control.
Note
Consult the manual of the peripheral device being connected to the
Autobend control and determine whether it is a Data Terminal
Equipment (DTE) or Data Communication Equipment (DCE)
device. Different connections are used between DTE and DCE
devices. All Autobend controls are considered DTE devices.
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Communication Port
Pin Assignments
The figure below illustrates the pin assignments of the 9-pin port in the
AB7 power cabinet:
Figure 4-1. Male 9-Pin D-Type (DB-9) Connector
Cable Recommendations
Follow these cable recommendations:
Autobend 7
1.
Use double-shielded low capacitance cable designed for this
purpose.
2.
Use six-conductor cable for connectors.
3.
Use 22-gauge stranded wire, minimum size.
4.
Do not use cable lengths over 100 feet.
5.
Connect cable shield(s) only to the PG pin (protective/frame
ground) at the Hurco machine. Do not connect shield(s) to
the opposite end of cable (peripheral device).
6.
Route cables away from fluorescent lighting fixtures or
other possible sources of electrical noise (i.e., power cables,
contactors, transformers, arc welders, etc.).
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Cable Diagrams
The cable configuration diagrams define the required connections between
the AB7 and IBM or compatible PC. Refer to the 25-pin to 9-pin and the
9-pin to 9-pin figures that follow. Note that all cables use the TXD, RXD,
and SG signals, and only those computers that use hardware handshaking
require the additional RTS and CTS signals.
Note
If a standard cable is purchased, it can be inter-connected with a null
modem.
25-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Diagram
Follow the cable diagram below when making a cable to connect an AB7
to a computer (25-pin port).
Note
Connect CTS and RTS signals if using CTS/RTS Protocol.
Figure 4-2. 25-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections
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Communication Port
9-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Diagrams
Follow the cable diagrams in the figures below when making a cable to
connect an AB7 control to a computer (9-pin port) or to another AB7
control. There are two options for RTS and CTS connections with 9-pin
to 9-pin cables:
Figure 4-3. 9-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections
Figure 4-4. 9-pin to 9-pin Cable Connections
Note
Connect CTS and RTS signals if using CTS/RTS Protocol.
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Cable Configurations
Because of the variety of connectors used at the PC and the Autobend
(AB) control, there are several cable configurations. These cables follow
the standard RS-232-C wiring configuration. Make or buy the cable to
match the configuration.
25-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Configuration
PC, 25-Pin Connector
4-6
AB, 9-Pin Connector
Signal
Pin
Pin
Signal
Transmit Data (TX)
2
2
Receive Data (RX)
Receive Data (RX)
3
3
Transmit Data (TX)
Clear To Send (CTS)
5
7
Request To Send (RTS)
Signal Ground (GND)
7
5
Signal Ground (GND)
Request To Send (RTS)
4
8
Clear To Send (CTS)
Shield
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Communication Port
9-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Configuration
(RTS to CTS Option 1)
PC, 9-Pin Connector
AB, 9-Pin Connector
Signal
Pin
Pin
Signal
Transmit Data (TX)
3
2
Receive Data (RX)
Receive Data (RX)
2
3
Transmit Data (TX)
Clear To Send (CTS)
Jumpered to PC 7
8
Signal Ground (GND)
5
Request To Send (RTS)
Jumpered to PC 8
7
Clear To Send (CTS)
(Not connected)
Shield
5
(Shield not connected)
Request To Send (RTS)
(Not connected)
5
Signal Ground (GND)
9-Pin to 9-Pin Cable Configuration
(RTS to CTS Option 2)
PC, 9-Pin Connector
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AB, 9-Pin Connector
Signal
Pin
Pin
Signal
Transmit Data (TX)
3
2
Receive Data (RX)
Receive Data (RX)
2
3
Transmit Data (TX)
Clear To Send (CTS)
8
7
Request To Send (RTS)
Signal Ground (GND)
5
5
Signal Ground (GND)
Request To Send (RTS)
7
8
Clear To Send (CTS)
Shield
5
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Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides information about hardware, application, and
tooling diagnostics for troubleshooting, screen messages, and a glossary of
terms. Refer to this chapter to help determine solutions to problems should
they occur.
Troubleshooting Guide
Here is a guide to follow while troubleshooting.
Warning
Turn Off the power whenever possible during
troubleshooting. Use extreme caution when working in
or around equipment that is powered.
Review these procedures and questions to evaluate the problem:
Procedures
Questions
1. Recognize symptoms.
• What is really wrong?
2. Elaborate symptoms.
• How is the problem apparent?
3. List probable faulty functions.
• Is it always that way?
4. Localize the faulty function.
• If intermittent, under what conditions?
5. Localize trouble to the circuit.
• Was there any abuse? (heat, vibration,
contamination, etc.)
6. Perform failure analysis.
• Did the problem occur suddenly or
gradually?
• Did the problem occur during operation?
• Does the problem affect other functions?
• Any additional details?
• Has anyone tried to fix it? If so, how?
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Hardware Diagnostics
The following table lists possible difficulties and procedures to follow to
correct each one:
Problem
No console
display or partial
console display.
Possible Cause
Incoming power not turned on.
Correction
Turn power on.
Power not applied according to
voltage tag.
Incoming power fuse blown.
Control cable not correctly
plugged into the connector on
the Mainboard located in the
power cabinet or to the Console
Interface board.
Power Supply is defective.
Correct per voltage tag.
Display/CRT is defective.
Mainboard is defective.
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Replace fuses.
Correct if wrong.
If the CRT is fluctuating or
looks like it is “breathing,”
check for ±10% of 12 volts on
the power supply. Also, check
for the following voltages at
these Mainboard test points:
TP2 for +5 VDC ± 10%
TP3 for +12 VDC ± 10%
TP4 for -12 VDC ± 10%
(Use TP1 for Ground
Reference.) Replace if
necessary.
Select an existing program in
the control and run it. If the
gauge functions, the CRT is
defective.
If gauge does not function,
unplug display/CRT and re-run
program. If the gauge now
works, display/CRT is
defective.
Check the Mainboard to see
that the Run LED is on. If not,
replace Mainboard.
Hurco
Troubleshooting
Problem
When Run is
pressed, the
gauge does not
move.
“Motion error”
fault may also be
displayed.
Possible Cause
Servo control relay, K1 is
not being energized on the
Mainboard.
Correction
Check the servo enable signal on
the Mainboard at connector J4 pin
12. If not present, check that K1
relay circuit on the Mainboard is
energizing. If not, replace
Mainboard.
Gauge cable is damaged.
The motor is damaged.
Inspect and replace if damaged.
Check for damage by:
1. disconnecting power to the
Autobend power cabinet
2. using DVM (Ohmmeter) for
ohms.
3. checking motor contacts for
ohm reading. Rotate every 20 to
30°. Look for similar readings.
4. looking for inconsistent
measurements and replacing
MTE.
5. using DVM on low (20 VDC)
scale.
6. placing leads on motor contacts
and manually moving the
carriage. A 2-3 VDC reading
should be measured (depending
on carriage speed). If not,
replace motor.
Continued on next page.
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Continued from previous page.
Problem
When Run is
pressed, the
gauge does not
move.
“Motion error”
fault may also be
displayed.
(Continued)
Possible Cause
Servo amplifier damaged.
DAC signal not present at
amplifier due to damaged
motion module or cable.
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Correction
1. Check for 45 to 65 VDC at the
servo amplifier. If not, check
fusing and connections.
2. Check for servo enable input.
When servo enable is active,
input should be low. Trace
signal back to Mainboard. If
signal is not present, replace
Mainboard.
3. Check for limit switch input.
When switches are not actuated,
input should be low. Trace input
to switches then to motion
module, replace if necessary.
If these steps have been tried and
everything checks out OK, replace
the drive amplifier.
Trace signal to motion module. If
not found, replace motion module.
Hurco
Troubleshooting
Problem
Control display is
Locking-up
Gauge moves
only when Run
button is pressed.
Autobend 7
Possible Cause
Incoming power source is
incorrect
Correction
Ensure incoming power source is a
three-wire system (hot, neutral,
and ground) and that the voltage
rate is correct for the unit on a
dedicated line for the Autobend.
Correct if not.
Power supply is defective.
Check test points on mainboard.
• TP2 for +5VDC ±10%
• TP3 for +12VDC ±10%
• TP4 for -12VDC ±10%
If voltages are missing, check
power supply outputs.
Defective latching relay K1 Check for cold solder joints
on the Mainboard.
around the relay. If none are
found, replace the Mainboard.
Defective Run or Stop
Check the continuity of the Run
buttons.
and Stop keys. Replace if
defective.
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Problem
Gauge drifts out
of position or
oscillates.
Possible Cause
Balance pot on servo amplifier
needs adjustment.
Correction
Adjust if necessary.
Motor needs cleaned.
Remove the motor, check the
brushes, and clean carbon from
the motor. Re-balance pot on
servo amplifier.
Check encoder signals. Replace
if necessary.
If problem remains, replace
servo amp.
Check encoder signals. Replace
if necessary.
Defective Encoder.
Servo amp defective.
Gauge not
positioning
correctly.
Defective Encoder.
Cables damaged or connections
loose.
Drive belt loose or damaged.
Mechanical binding or drag.
Calibration incorrect.
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Check cables for damage.
Replace if necessary. Tighten
any loose connections.
Check drive belt. Make sure it is
tightened properly and is not
worn. Replace or tighten if
necessary.
Check linear ways and
leadscrew for obstructions.
Replace worn parts if necessary.
If, after calibration, the gauge
positions ¼" off, re-position the
marker pulse in relationship with
the calibration switch. Loosen
the drive belt and turn motor
pulley (without moving the
leadscrew pulley) approximately
¼ - ½ turn; tighten belt.
Hurco
Troubleshooting
Problem
During
calibration, the
gauge moves to
the rear and stays.
Cause
Calibration switch or
cable is damaged or loose.
Motion module is
defective.
The Run cycle is
interrupted or
does not occur.
One of the
following error
messages is
displayed:
Servo amplifier is
damaged.
Dimension error.
Missing encoder counts or
missing marker pulse.
Motion error.
Keyboard does
not function.
Autobend 7
Keyboard is damaged.
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Correction
Complete a continuity check of the
switch with the cable unplugged.
Replace if damaged. Check continuity
of the cable. Replace if damaged.
Tighten any loose connections.
Check for proper outputs from the
motion module. If not, replace the
motion module board.
Check for valid enable signals. If
present, replace servo amplifier.
The back gauge has a programmed
dimension greater than 24". Check the
program to be sure it is correct.
Check encoder signals. Replace if
necessary.
1. Check gauge travel for binding.
Repair if necessary.
2. Check for 45 to 65 VDC at the
servo amplifier. Replace fuse or
power supply if not present.
3. Check for enable signals at
amplifier. Replace motion module
or Mainboard if not present.
4. If above checks out, replace servo
amplifier.
Check keyboard per the keyboard test
procedure outlined in the Keyboard
Test Chart that follows this section.
Check all the keys in question. If
defective, replace the keyboard. If the
keyboard passes, replace the
Mainboard.
Check keyboard wiring.
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Keyboard Test
Follow these steps to test the keyboard:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1.
Disconnect the keyboard connector J7 at the Control
Console Connection Board.
2.
With an ohmmeter, measure across the pins on J7, verifying
the operation of each key according to the chart. As each
key is depressed the meter should read 0 ohms, and as each
key is released the meter should read infinite ohms.
Mode
#1
#2
#3
Yes
Next
Enter Adv.
8. Stat.
9. #4
10. #5
11. #6
12. No
13. Out
14. Back
15. N/A
16. #7
17. #8
18. #9
19. Insert
20. N/A
21. N/A
22. Job
23. decimal(.)
24. #0
25. Clear
26. Delete
27. In
28. New Stat
Figure 5-1. Keyboard Test Chart
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Troubleshooting
Application and Tooling Diagnostics
Problem
Cause
Angle
Wrong tooling (die opening, die
programmed is
radius, punch radius, etc.)
not obtained with programmed.
<10° of correction
Material thickness varies
Tooling not appropriate for
operation.
Tooling in poor condition or
installed incorrectly.
Ram tilt not level.
Inadequate die crowing.
Press brake control switches
improperly set.
Insufficient stroke length.
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Correction
Check that the tooling
installed is the same as
specified in the Job Setup
screen for the active job.
Verify measurements and
correct if necessary.
Check material being used
does not vary from blank-toblank.
Verify measurements and
correct if necessary.
Check that tooling installed is
appropriate.
Verify measurements and
correct if necessary.
Check that the tooling is in
good condition and properly
installed.
Form parts on each end of
machine. Level machine.
Shim tooling to obtain
consistent angle along bend
length.
Verify that press brake
control switches are set so
they cannot be actuated (when
Y-axis is Active). Try other
settings for Ram Speed
selection, Stop, On, Speed
Change, etc., to improve press
brake reliability. Refer to the
press brake manufacturer’s
manual for instructions.
Raise the open height of the
ram by increasing the Ram
Open parameter.
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Screen Messages
There are two types of screen messages. One type of message verifies
programming and operation functions. Error messages alert the operator of
potential problems. The system can still be operated normally under these
conditions. Error messages are cleared by pressing the Stop button.
Programming and
Operation Messages
Are You Sure
Auto
Calibrating
Cleared
Deleted
Depress Run
End of Job List
End of Station List
Manual Jog
New Job
No Job Programmed
No Stat Programmed
Not Available
Not Found
Protected Access
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Definition
Question used to qualify a previous response, allowing
an operator to be certain that the selections are correct.
Run cycle that advances the stations automatically with
each ram stroke.
Message to indicate that gauge(s) are establishing an
electronic reference position, prior to operation.
Do not confuse this with referencing the gauge bar.
Indicates selected input was erased from the system
memory.
Indicates selected job or station was removed from the
system’s memory.
Message for operator to enable axes.
Indicates the last job available in the system memory.
Indicates the last station available in the selected job.
Method to manually move the axes.
Notification that a new job number was created.
Indicates no jobs exist in memory.
Indicates no stations exist in memory for the job
selected.
Indicates there is not enough memory available to
continue programming.
Indicates a non-existent job or station requested.
Programming disabled; the control’s keyswitch locked
in Operation Only mode and unable to accept
programming.
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Programming and
Operation Messages
(continued)
Servos Not Latched
Single
Station Programmed
Uncalibrated
Verify Tooling
Definition
Indicates that the servo relay did not latch.
Run cycle that holds the axes at the station displayed
until the Enter Adv key is pressed. Then the axes
advance to the next programmed station.
Indicates the completion of programming for the
current station.
Indicates operation is selected and the axes have not
been calibrated.
Confirms tooling loaded in program is actually the
tooling used.
Error Messages
Amplifier Fault
Configuration Error
Dimension Error
Entry Error
Dim + Tool Height > Max
Dimension < Tool Safety
IO Task
Illegal Angle
Illegal Depth Stop
Illegal Die Top
Illegal Die Bottom
Illegal Ram Open
Illegal Ram Stroke
Autobend 7
Definition
An error signal from the amplifier shows that the
amplifier is not operational.
The system setup is not correct.
Programmed dimension exceeds maximum travel limits.
Improper data input or command.
The ram dimension and tool height exceeds the Y
maximum parameter.
The gauge dimension is less than the safety programmed
in the die library.
Indicates that an I/O command is incorrect. Indicates a
potential hardware problem. Contact Hurco.
Angle is below minimum (die/punch library).
The Depth Stop number is not 1 through 6.
The Tool 0 calibration is incorrect.
The Tool 0 calibration is incorrect.
The value programmed for Ram Open is not between 0
and the Y-maximum value.
The ram was stroked while the other axes were still
positioning.
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Error Messages
(continued)
Illegal Speed Change
Illegal State
Invalid Entry
Invalid Message
Job Not Fully Programmed
Keystroke Termination
Error
Limit Switch
Marker Not Found
Missing Cal Switch
Missing Limit Switch
Missing Encoder Counts
Missing Marker
Motion Error
Net Gauge Dimension
Punch Angle > Die Angle
Run Task
Warning: Low Battery
5-12
Definition
The value programmed for Speed Change is not
between 0 and the Y-maximum value.
Specifies the type of I/O task error. Contact Hurco.
Improper selection or command.
Command to change states is incorrect. Contact Hurco.
The job programming is not complete.
An error created because of a possible hardware
problem.
Reports an unexpected limit switch operation during
operation.
The electronic pulse from the encoder was not detected
during calibration.
Displayed when the limit switch input is not detected
during calibration.
Displayed when the limit switch input is not detected
during calibration.
The electronic pulses from the encoder are not detected.
Displayed when the electronic calibration signal was not
detected during calibration.
Axis movement has occurred incorrectly or not at all.
The sum of the gauge parameters (dimension, bend
allowance, retract dimension) exceed the maximum
dimension limit.
Angle of punch is greater than the die’s angle.
Indicates that an operation command was not handled
properly.
Message displayed at power up indicating battery is
low.
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Troubleshooting
Glossary
The desired programmed bend of a part, measured as an inside
angle. Used when equipped with ram control.
The term used to describe the system’s control of the gauge (XAxis
axis), ram (Y-axis), and gauge height (R-axis).
Programmable offset to the gauge position that compensates for
Bend Allowance
material growth or shrinkage due to bending. Can be manually
entered or calculated automatically by the control.
Configuration Menu The system setup screen used to configure the control for the
specific axes.
The flashing line or arrows on the screen that indicate the data
Cursor
entry point.
The programmed position of the gauging surface.
Dimension
Memory storage device.
Flash EPROM
Numerical sequence of up to 17 digits that identifies the jobs
Job Number
programmed.
The number of new jobs that may be programmed. After
Jobs Available
programming a new job, this number decreases by one.
Provides a method to manually move the axes.
Manual Jog
Erases the entire memory.
Master Clear
Stores the entire memory in Flash EPROM.
Master Save
Measurement Units Global selection of inch or metric measurement.
The screen that allows auxiliary functions to be performed.
Mode Functions
The tangent point between the die radius and the top of the die
Outside Shoulder
used for measuring die opening.
Dimension (OSD)
Software offered with the Hurco Press Brake that handles Part
Part Length
Length Compensation. With Part Length Compensation, the
Compensation
length of the part is programmed by the software to compensate
Software
for angle adjustment on longer parts. This software includes a
field for selecting the type of metal used.
The point of operation where the part is firmly clamped by the
Pinch Point
press brake’s tooling.
The process of entering data in the Autobend 7 control.
Programming
A keyswitch lock disables programming when switched Off.
Protected Access
Describes the control of the gauge bar’s height.
R-Axis
The ability to control the press brake’s ram stroke position.
Ram Control
Referred to as second-axis control and Y-axis.
The programmed depth of the punch into the die.
Ram Dimension
Continued on next page.
Angle
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Ram Open
Ram Speed
Read Program
Retract Dimension
Retract Delay
Second Axis
Serial
Communications
Station
Stations Available
Theoretical Sharp
Dimension (TSD)
Write Program
X-Axis
Y-Axis
5-14
The position of the punch above the die at the completion of the
bend.
The position where the punch changes speeds.
Transfers an entire memory block from a personal computer to the
Autobend 7 via the RS-232-C port.
The programmed gauge(s) movement away from the press brake’s
tooling. Activated either at the pinch point of the tooling or at the
top of stroke.
The programmed timer delay when the gauge has retracted. The
timer begins when the ram has returned to the top of stroke. After
completion of the delay the gauge(s) move to the next
programmed dimension.
The term used to control the press brake’s ram positions. Referred
to as ram control and Y-axis.
Provides the uploading/downloading of the entire memory block
of the Autobend 7 and a personal computer via the RS-232-C port.
A bend programmed within a job.
The number of new stations that can be programmed into the
system. Programming a new station decreases this number.
The measurement between the inside of the shoulder radii used for
measuring die opening. The Hurco Press Brake Tooling Catalog
contains the TSD measurements for die openings.
Transfers an entire memory block from the Autobend 7 to a
personal computer via the RS-232-C port.
The term used to describe the control of the gauge.
The term used to describe the control of the press brake’s ram.
Also referred to as ram control and second axis.
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Index
A
Active, 2-16
Amplifier Fault message, 5-11
Angle, 2-12, 2-14, 2-30, 5-13
Angle Adj, 2-30
Application diagnostics, 5-9
Are You Sure? message, 2-7, 5-10
Audible beeper, 2-10
Auto Bend All.?, 2-23
Auto message, 5-10
Auto run cycle, 2-60
job setup adjustments, 2-62
parts count adjustments, 2-62
station adjustments, 2-62
Auto Run screen
single axis, 2-62
two axis, 2-63
Autobend 7 Gauges, 1-4
Autobend power cabinet, 1-3
Automatic Bend Allowance, 2-23
Automatic calculation
bend allowance, 2-29
Axes, 5-13
orientation, 1-5
R-axis, 1-5
X-axis, 1-5
Y-axis, 1-5
Axis Calibration screen, 2-5
B
Back - Prev Page message, 2-18
Back key, 1-24
Baud rate, 2-6, 2-10
Bend All, 2-29
Bend Allowance, 5-13
Autobend 7
C
Cable
configuration, 4-4
recommendations, 4-3
specifications, 4-4
Calibrating message, 5-10
Calibration, 1-26
downacting hydraulic, 1-26
ram, 1-28
status, 2-5
Tool 0, 1-29, 2-38
upacting linear scale, 1-27
Calibration switch
motor rotation, 2-5
proper spacing, 2-5
Carriage arrestor bars, 1-12, 2-45
Caution tape, 1-9
Clear key, 1-24
Cleared message, 5-10
Communication direction, 2-6
Completed Parts, 2-20, 2-23
Configuration Error message, 5-11
Configuration Menu screen, 2-9, 5-13
Console keys, 1-24
•, 1-24
Back, 1-24
Clear, 1-24
Delete, 1-24
Emergency Stop, 1-15
Enter Adv, 1-24
In, 1-24
Insert, 1-24
Job, 1-24
Mode, 1-24
New Stat, 1-24
Next, 1-24
No -, 1-24
number pad, 1-24
Out, 1-24
Run button, 1-15
Stat, 1-24
Yes +, 1-24
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Control console, 1-3, 1-23
keys, 1-23
maintenance schedule, 1-22
membrane keys, 1-24
Protect keyswitch, 1-23, 1-25
Run button, 1-23, 1-25
Stop button, 1-2, 1-23, 1-25
Cursor, 5-13
D
Delete
all jobs, 2-25
single job, 2-25
station, 2-36
Delete key, 1-24, 2-36
Deleted message, 5-10
Depress Run message, 5-10
Depth Stop, 2-33
Die
angle, 2-14
delete, 2-15
height, 2-14
measurement, 2-13, 2-15, 2-56
number, 2-24
opening, 2-14
programming, 2-13
radius, 2-14
return to die number, 2-15
safety, 2-15
Tool 0, 2-38
Die Bottom Tool 0, 2-38
Die opening verification, 2-56
Die Top Tool 0, 2-38
Dim + Tool Height > Max message,
5-11
Dimension, 2-29, 5-13
Dimension < Tool Safety, 5-11
Dimension Error message, 5-11
Downacting hydraulic
calibration, 1-26
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E
Electrical
grounding point, 1-18
printed circuit boards, 1-18
static, 1-18
systems, 1-16
Emergency stop circuits, 1-12
Encoder marker pulse position, 2-5
End of Job List message, 5-10
End of Station message, 5-10
Entry Error message, 5-11
EPROM, 2-8
Erasing programs, 2-7
Error Limit Switch, Axis message, 5-12
Error Missing Cal Switch message, 5-12
Error Missing Marker message, 5-12
Error Motion Error, Axis message, 5-12
Exit without Saving, 2-10
F
Fire hazards, 1-19
Fixturing, 1-14
safety, 1-14
Flange length, 2-29
Flash EPROM, 2-8, 5-13
Flip fingers, 1-12, 2-46
Foreseeable misuse, 1-6
from operator error, 1-6
machine modification, 1-7
tampering with safety devices, 1-7
unattended operation, 1-15
G
Gauge
blocks, 2-46
height, 2-5, 2-33
Gauge bar
length, 1-4
referencing, 2-48
Gauge movement
retract position, 2-29
Gauging surface, 2-45
flip fingers, 2-46
gauge blocks, 2-46
referencing, 2-47
zero reference bars, 2-47
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Index
H
Hardware diagnostics, 5-2
Height, 2-12, 2-14
Tool 0, 2-38
Horizontal adjustment, 1-4
Hydraulic
downacting calibration, 1-26
Jog, 2-16
K
Keyboard test, 5-8
Keypad, 1-23
Keystroke Termination Error message,
5-12
I
Illegal Angle message, 5-11
Illegal Depth Stop message, 5-11
Illegal Die Bottom message, 5-11
Illegal Die Top message, 5-11
Illegal message, 5-12
Illegal Ram Open message, 5-11
Illegal Ram Stroke message, 5-11
Illegal Speed Change message, 5-12
Illegal State message, 5-12
In key, 1-24
Insert key, 1-24, 2-36
Insert station, 2-36
Invalid Entry message, 5-12
IO Task message, 5-11
J
Job key, 1-24, 2-17
Job List screen, 2-17
single axis, 2-18
two axis, 2-19
Job Not Fully Programmed message,
5-12
Job number, 5-13
maximum digits, 2-18
Quick Job Setup, 2-37
Station Dimensions, 2-37
Job Programmed message, 2-22
Job Programming, 2-17
Job Setup screen, 2-21
single axis, 2-21
two axis, 2-22
Jobs
available, 2-18, 5-13
current station list, 2-34
programmed, 2-18
job number, 2-18
parameters, 2-18
Autobend 7
L
Language type, 2-10
Length Compensation, 2-31
Limit switches, 1-14
Linear scale
Part Length Compensation, 2-31
upacting calibration, 1-27
Linear Scale @ 10%, 2-53
Linear Scale @ 15%, 2-53
Linear Scale @ 5%, 2-53
M
Maintenance schedule, 1-21
control console, 1-22
R-axis, 1-21
X-axis, 1-21
Y-axis, 1-21, 1-22
Manual Jog, 5-13
Manual Jog message, 5-10
Manual Jog screen, 2-4
Marker Not Found message, 5-12
Marker pulse
outside acceptable range, 2-5
proper spacing, 2-5
Master Clear screen, 2-7, 5-13
Master Save screen, 2-8, 5-13
Mat. Thick.?, 2-20, 2-23
Measurement units, 2-10, 5-13
Memory
transfer from PC, 2-6
transfer to PC, 2-6
Messages, 2-28, 5-10
Amplifier Fault, 5-11
Are You Sure?, 2-7, 5-10
Auto, 5-10
Back - Prev Page, 2-18, 2-34
Calibrating, 5-10
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Messages (continued)
Cleared, 5-10
Configuration Error, 5-11
Deleted, 5-10
Depress Run, 5-10
Dim + Tool Height > Max, 5-11
Dimension < Tool Safety, 5-11
Dimension Error, 5-11
End of Job List, 5-10
End of Station, 5-10
Entry Error, 5-11
Error Limit Switch, Axis, 5-12
Error Missing Cal Switch, 5-12
Error Missing Marker, 5-12
Error Motion Error, Axis, 5-12
Illegal Angle, 5-11
Illegal Depth Stop, 5-11
Illegal Die Bottom, 5-11
Illegal Die Top, 5-11
Illegal Ram Open, 5-11
Illegal Ram Stroke, 5-11
Illegal Speed Change, 5-12
Illegal State, 5-12
Invalid Entry, 5-12
Invalid Message, 5-12
IO Task, 5-11
Job Not Fully Programmed, 5-12
Job Programmed, 2-22
Keystroke Termination Error, 5-12
Manual Jog, 5-10
Marker Not Found, 5-12
Missing Encoder Counts, 5-12
Missing Limit Switch, 5-12
Move Ram to T.O.S., 1-31
Net Gauge Dimension, 5-12
New Job, 5-10
Next - Next Page, 2-18, 2-34
No Job Programmed, 5-10
No Stat Programmed, 2-28, 5-10
Not Available, 5-10
Not Found, 5-10
Protected Access, 5-10
Punch Angle > Die Angle, 5-12
Reading, 2-6
Run Task, 5-12
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Saving Part Programs, 2-8
Servos Not Energized Depress Run,
2-43
Servos Not Latched, 5-11
Single, 5-11
Station Programmed, 5-11
Uncalibrated, 5-11
Verify Tooling, 5-11
Warning Low Battery, 5-12
Writing, 2-6
Missing Encoder Counts message, 5-12
Mode Functions screen, 2-16, 5-13
single axis, 2-2
two axis, 2-3
Mode key, 1-24
Mode of operation, 2-10
Move Ram to T.O.S. message, 1-31
N
Need Die Information screen, 2-42
Net Gauge Dimension message, 5-12
New Job message, 5-10
New Stat key, 1-24, 2-26
Next - Next Page message, 2-18
Next key, 1-24
No - key, 1-24
No Job Programmed message, 5-10
No Stat Programmed message, 2-28,
5-10
Not Available message, 5-10
Not Found message, 5-10
Number
die, 2-14
punch, 2-12
Number pad, 1-24
O
Offset, 2-12
Offset calculation, 2-23
Opening, 2-14
Tool 0, 2-38
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Index
Operator, 1-11
appropriate apparel, 1-11
error, 1-6
personal care, 1-11
qualifications, 1-6
training, 1-11
Out key, 1-24
Outside shoulder dimension (OSD),
2-56, 2-58
P
Part bending
safety, 1-15
Part Length, 2-31
Part Length Compensation, 2-31
Die Measurement Point, 2-15
die programming, 2-13
linear scale, 2-31
measuring die opening and shoulder
radius, 2-56
Pinch point, 2-29, 5-13
Pinch retract, 2-50
PLC, 2-13, 2-15, 2-31, 2-56
Power cabinet
location, 1-3
safety decals, 1-10
Power connection, 1-16
Press brake, 1-3
electro-mechanical failures, 1-16
emergency stop circuits, 1-12
foreseeable misuse, 1-6
owner responsibilities, 1-6
unattended operation, 1-15
Program Ram Dim?, 2-24
Programming, 5-13
Programming examples, 3-1
gauge dimension, 3-1
X- and Y-axes, 3-9
Die Library List screen, 3-14
die programming, 3-13
example part, 3-9
forming parts, 3-22
isometric example part, 3-10
Job Setup screen, 3-15, 3-16
Punch Library screen, 3-12
punch programming, 3-11
Autobend 7
Programmign Examples
X- and Y-axes (continued)
station programming, 3-17, 3-19
Station Setup screen, 3-18
trial bend, 3-21, 3-22
X-, Y-, and R-axes, 3-23
Die Library List screen, 3-27
die programming, 3-26
example part, 3-23
forming parts, 3-36
Job List screen, 3-28
job setup, 3-29
Job Setup screen, 3-30
Punch Library screen, 3-25
punch programming, 3-24
Station List screen, 3-34
station programming, 3-31, 3-33
Station Setup screen, 3-32
trial bend, 3-35, 3-36
X-axis
example part, 3-1
forming parts, 3-7
job setup, 3-3
Job Setup screen, 3-3
Station List screen, 3-4, 3-6
station programming, 3-4, 3-5
trial bend, 3-7
Programming examples, 3-1
Protect keyswitch, 1-23, 1-25, 2-2
Protected Access, 5-13
Protected Access message, 5-10
Punch
angle, 2-12
delete, 2-12
height, 2-12
number, 2-24
offset, 2-12
radius, 2-12, 2-23
return to punch number, 2-12
Tool 0, 2-38
Punch Angle > Die Angle message, 5-12
Punch Radius, 2-23
Tool 0, 2-38
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Q
Quick Job Setup, 2-37
R
Radius, 2-12, 2-14
Ram calibration rotary vane press
brakes, 1-28
Ram control, 2-33, 5-13
Angle mode, 2-24
bottom stop position, 2-30, 2-33
correction value, 2-30
die, 2-11
opening height, 2-31, 2-32
Ram Dimension mode, 2-24
slow down position, 2-31, 2-32
stopping point, 2-20, 2-23
tool verification, 2-61
Ram Dim, 2-30
Ram dimension, 5-13
Ram Open, 2-31, 2-32, 5-14
Ram Speed, 2-31, 2-32, 5-14
R-axis, 1-5, 5-13
maintenance schedule, 1-21
zero position, 2-33
R-Axis Dim, 2-33
Read Program message, 5-14
Reading message, 2-6
Re-calibration, 1-32, 2-5
Referencing
gauge bar, 2-48
gauging surface, 2-47
zero reference bars, 2-47
Ret Dim, 2-29, 5-14
Ret Time, 2-29, 5-14
Retract at pinch, 2-10, 2-50
coarse setting, 2-51, 2-52
downacting press brakes, 2-52
fine setting, 2-51, 2-52
hydraulic ram control, 2-53
Disable, 2-53
Linear Scale @ 10%, 2-53
Linear Scale @ 15%, 2-53
Linear Scale @ 5%, 2-53
sensor, 2-50
setting, 2-50
upacting press brakes, 2-50
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Rotary vane press brakes, 1-28
RS-232-C Serial port, 4-1
Run button, 1-15, 1-23, 1-25
Run cycle
Auto, 2-60
Single, 2-60
Run Task message, 5-12
S
S6 gauge, 1-4
S7 gauge, 1-4
S8 gauges, 1-4
Safety, 1-6, 2-15
additional sources, 1-19
Autobend system, 1-1
carriage arrestor bars, 1-12
emergency stop circuits, 1-12
external power source, 1-13
fire prevention, 1-6, 1-19
fixturing, 1-14
gauge bar, 1-12
gauging fingers, 1-12
glasses, 1-11
grounding point, 1-18
hardware/software, 1-7
limit switches, 1-14
operator training, 1-11
owner responsibilities, 1-6
press brake, 1-1, 1-12
printed circuit boards, 1-18
proper apparel, 1-11
ram, 1-12
sign, 1-9
static, 1-18
subsystem failure, 1-16
travel limits, 1-14
while operating press brake, 1-15
while running program, 1-15
Safety decals, 1-9, 1-10, 1-11
caution tape, 1-9
warning sign, 1-9
Save and Exit, 2-10
Saving Part Programs message, 2-8
Saving programs, 2-8
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Index
Screens
Auto Run, 2-60
Axis Calibration, 2-5
Configuration Menu, 2-9
Die Library, 2-13
Job List, 2-17
Job Programming, 2-17
Job Setuo, 2-17
Manual Jog, 2-4
Master Clear, 2-7
Master Save, 2-8
Mode Functions, 2-2, 2-16
Need Die Information, 2-42
Punch Library, 2-11
Serial Communications, 2-6
Single Run, 2-64
Station List, 2-34
Station Programming, 2-26
Station Setup, 2-26
Tool 0 Job List, 2-39, 2-40
Tool 0 Station Setup, 2-41
Tool Calibration Verification, 2-44
Second axis, 5-14
Serial communications, 5-14
read program to PC, 2-6
write program to PC, 2-6
Serial Communications screen, 2-6
Serial port, 4-1
9-pin D-type, 4-2
cable recommendations, 4-3
cable specifications, 4-4, 4-5
connector types, 4-1
location, 4-1
pin assignments, 9-pin D-type, 4-3
specifications, 4-2
Service
department, 1-20
gauge performance, 1-20
lack of power, 1-20
preparation for call, 1-10, 1-20
safety decals, 1-10
screen errors, 1-20
Servos Not Energized Depress Run
message, 2-43
Servos Not Latched message, 5-11
Autobend 7
Shoulder radius verification, 2-56
Shut-down, 1-33
block ram, 1-33
flash EPROM, 1-33
Master Save, 1-33
Single Axis Quick Job Setup, 2-37
Single message, 5-11
Single Run screen
single axis, 2-64
two axis, 2-65
Standby Manual, 2-16
Start-up, 1-32
Start-up screen, 2-10
Stat key, 1-24, 2-26
Station, 5-14
advance automatically, 2-60
available count, 2-34, 5-14
delete, 2-36
hold axes, 2-60
insert, 2-36
parameters, 2-26
Station List screen
single axis, 2-34
two axis, 2-35
Station Programmed message, 2-28,
5-11
Station Programming, 2-26
Station Setup screen
single axis, 2-27
Stop button, 1-23, 1-25
T
Theoretical sharp dimension (TSD),
2-56, 2-57
Tool 0 Job List screen, 2-39, 2-41
Tool 0 Job Setup screen, 2-40
Tool 0 jobs
die, 2-38
erased, 2-44
programming, 2-38, 2-39
punch, 2-38
Tool Calibration Verification screen
2-44
Tool height verification, 2-55
Tool qualification, 2-55
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Tooling diagnostics, 5-9
Top of stroke, 2-29
Troubleshooting, 5-1
application diagnostics, 5-9
hardware diagnostics, 5-2
keyboard test, 5-8
tooling diagnostics, 5-9
W
Warning sign, 1-9
Write Program message, 5-14
Writing message, 2-6
X
X-axis, 1-5, 5-14
maintenance schedule, 1-21
U
Unattended operation, 1-15
Uncalibrated message, 5-11
Upacting linear scale
calibration, 1-27
V
Verify
die opening, 2-56
shoulder radius, 2-56
Verify tool height, 2-55
Verify Tooling message, 5-11
Vertical supports, 2-49
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Y
Y-axis, 1-5, 5-14
Active, 2-16
Jog, 2-16
maintenance schedule, 1-21, 1-22
mode, 2-16
Standby Manual, 2-16
Yes + key, 1-24
Zero reference bars, 2-47
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