Apr 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Determine the Axes That Are Needed The second step in choosing the right press brake is to determine the number of axes (whether CNC axis or non-CNC axis). Part 2 in the Series Choosing the Right Press Brake Once the customer determines the material that they will be bending, the next step in picking the right…

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Apr 05, 2017 Leave a comment

Part 1: Determine the Material to Be Bent When a fabrication shop is trying to decide what will be the right press brake for their needs, the critical thing to look at is the metal bending projects they will be doing and what they will be trying to accomplish with their new brake. The first question…

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Sep 30, 2016 Leave a comment

JMT now carries hydraulic 4 foot press brakes. Our standard model is the JMT ADR 1260, which is a 1.2 meter by 60 metric ton brake (which in American measurements are 4′ by 66 US-tons). The ADR 1260 brakes have 15.75 inches of daylight (open height), a 6.3″ stroke, and a throat depth of 13.75″. Standard…

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Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

JMT offers a servo hydraulic press brake for customers looking to lower their production costs. U.S. producers are faced with higher labor costs than non-domestic sources, so they need to find other areas in which to reduce costs in order to stay competitive. JMT’s servo hydraulic press brakes can give companies back their competitive edge in the…

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Jun 28, 2016 Leave a comment

JMT’s ECO BEND electric press brakes are quiet, eco-friendly machines that can increase your competitive edge through their efficient, low-cost operation. Features of the Eco Bend include: The motion of the upper beam is controlled by special ball screw Ecodrive systems. Ultra-fast cycle times (as much as 40% faster than conventional press brakes). Sturdy mono-block Hexa-C frame,…

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May 26, 2016 Leave a comment

You can achieve any type of automation by using press brakes in tandem or stand-alone press brakes. In fact, automation may even be achieved more easily through using two or more press brakes in tandem, rather than using one large press brake. The smaller the press brake, the more easily precision is achieved. Several factors…

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Apr 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Press Brake Professionals Attended Certificate Course An FMA-sponsored press brake training was hosted at JMT headquarters on April 14th and 15th, 2016. This intensive two-day seminar not only informed the participants about the history and theory of press brake bending, but also taught them critical techniques, such as how to make the necessary bend deduction math calculations that are…

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Apr 19, 2016 1 Comment

When you are choosing a press brake for a large project, the use of a very large press brake is not your only option to handle heavy-gauge materials. Using two or more press brakes in tandem has many benefits over using just one large press brake. Before you make a choice about which press brake option is…

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Mar 16, 2016 Leave a comment

JMT‘s Jared Peterson wrote a series of blogs about maintaining press brakes while he was our serving as our National Service Manager. These pieces offer practical advice on maintaining a press brake, whether you are an owner, an operator, or a service technician. While some of the suggestions are simply common sense, others might not be…

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