New PPED press brakes are introduced

LVD PPED press brake
LVD PPED press brakes offer up to four backgauge axes

LVD introduces a new range of press brakes to its bending product line. PPED Series hydraulic press brakes feature a multi-axis backgauge, CNC V-axis crowning system, and a 15" version of LVD’s exclusive TOUCH-B graphical icon-driven CNC controller. Combined, these machine features provide users with greater flexibility and enhanced capability for a variety of bending applications. 

A cost-efficient design married with LVD precision and reliability delivers true application flexibility. Practical and easy to use, PPED Series press brakes are ideal for a wide range of bending jobs. Their rigid construction and servo-controlled hydraulic system ensure consistent bending results no matter the application. The PPED has 3 models (PPED-4, PPED‑5 and PPED-7) with either 2 (X, R) or 4 (X, R, Z1, Z2) standard backgauge axes. A multi-axis backgauge makes the PPED highly versatile and reduces machine setup time across simple to complex bending jobs.

The multi-axis backgauge combined with LVD’s TOUCH-B control makes higher productivity possible. With the same core functionality of the full-featured TOUCH-B control, this user-friendly touch screen CNC control minimizes operator input and makes part programming easy and intuitive. With minimal input, the operator can create designs in 2D and simulate in 3D on the 15" touch screen. Dimensions are simply keyed into the controller or the part program is recalled from storage. As a new feature for PPED machines, users can also work with standard and custom parametric programs to offer rapid programming. TOUCH-B works with the centralised database and is compatible with CADMAN-JOB and CADMAN-B.

PPED-5 and PPED-7 models with bending lengths from 3 metres and up are equipped as standard with a crowning system. Sheet thickness, bend length, die opening and material data are entered into the TOUCH-B control to determine the amount of crowning required to compensate for bed and ram deflection. LVD’s proprietary design creates a perfect ’crown’ using accurately machined contact wedges that are moved against each other under servo control.

The PPED is a versatile and capable machine, able to address a broad range of bending requirements. The PPED is available in different models from 50 to 320 metric tons, bend lengths from 2000 to 4000 mm.