LVD Ulti-form manual mode
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LVD Ulti-form manual mode
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Ulti-Form

The ultimate bending system

Ulti-Form is a robotic bending cell that combines automated programming, an auto-tool changing press brake that sets up the tools and a robot that positions the parts. The integrated adaptive bending system Easy-Form® Laser guarantees consistently accurate bending results.

  • Fast automatic programming of press brake and robot
  • Auto-tool changing press brake 150-ton, 120-inch working length 
  • Part sizes from 1.9" x 3.9" up to 47" x 31"
  • Smart factory - Industry 4.0 compatible

Highlights

Fast automatic programming

From 3D-file import to production of the part takes less than 20 minutes. The software automatically calculates the bend program, gripper positions and a collision-free robot path, then sets up the tooling and produces the part. There is no need to teach the robot at the machine.

Auto-adapting gripper engineered by LVD

The universal gripper automatically adapts to the workpiece to accommodate a number of part geometries. Its smart design saves investment in different grippers and gripper changeover time.

Ease of operation

Operating the Ulti-Form is much easier than conventional robotic bending cells because of the unique automatic programming feature. Even less experienced operators will be able to operate the cell. They don’t need to program or teach the robot at the machine. 

Easy-Form® Laser adaptive bending

LVD’s Easy-Form® Laser (EFL) system ensures the bend angle is accurate every time. It enables Ulti-Form to consistently deliver perfect parts.

Automated or manual mode

Ulti-Form offers the flexibility to operate in either automated or manual mode: automated for large batches and manual mode for small batches and complex parts.

Auto-tool changing press brake

Ulti-Form features a press brake with integrated tool changer and tooling warehouse. The robot and press brake work in synergy to keep changeover time to a minimum. As the robot picks the workpiece and centers the part, the press brake changes the tooling. 

Cost-effective to own and operate

Ulti-Form offers a complete automated cell that balances price and performance, with an extended range of features: an auto-tool changing press brake with adaptive bending system Easy-Form® Laser, a universal gripper, dynamic robot, pallet dispenser and conveyor, large output zone, and more. 

Large output zone

A large output zone includes an automated pallet dispenser and a conveyor system for 10 pallets,  that moves finished parts outside the cell, freeing space for long production runs. In addition, there is a drop zone for direct evacuation of small parts.

CADMAN® software suite

A full suite of software modules create a fully integrated process flow, including CADMAN-B bend programming software, CADMAN-SIM robot software, CADMAN-SDI drawing importer, CADMAN-JOB real-time data collection, job tracking and ERP connection, as well as a Touch-i4 tablet for KPI performance indication and sorting and validating parts.  

Technical data

Options

Extra Input Pallets

Additional input pallets for 1, 2 or 4 stacks are available.