Ursviken Technology AB has upgraded an existing Ursviken 2300 ton 13 m press brake from 1990 with new a Back Gauge system at Outokumpu Plate Service Center Nordic in Degerfors Sweden.
Outokumpu has a long experience with bending heavy, big format plate, in stainless steel for chemical super tankers ships. The profiles tend to get bigger and bigger and the inquiry from Outokumpu was if the original Back Gauges could be replaced with a new style that increased the accessibility for these heavy parts on the back side of the machine. A heavy duty design, strong and powerful system was required to handle the plate. In the same time the system must be able to manipulate plates and bear the weight. It should be accurate and have long travel in all directions.
The solution was to design a rail system lowered in the foundation with three separate modules holding three axes each, all nine axes traveling independently.
The foundation was rebuilt during the summer holiday stop and Ursviken installed the new Back Gauge system during the next two weeks.
Now we can bend Z profiles with a return flange of more than 1000 mm in a 90 degree bend at a bend line up to 1700 mm backwards, over the length of 10 meter says Mladen Perkovic General Manager at Outokumpu PSC Nordic. As a Plate Service Center our obligation is to deliver all kinds of different shaped plates correct to size, in time and to an attractive price. To be able to do that you need to have the right machines, with the right configuration, so that you can produce efficient all different kind of formats that many different customers asks for. The key word is flexibility and quick set up time for each different part to be produced. With the new style Back Gauges we have improved our productivity, concludes Mladen Perkovic.
Ursviken was a proud supplier when the press first was installed, one of the biggest in the world at the time! Ursviken is again proud to have been selected as the supplier for this unique totally custom designed and built Back Gauge system, for one of the world leading suppliers of stainless steel. We thank Outokumpu for the confidence in us says Mikael Linderot Technical Sales Engineer at Ursviken Technology.