One of the most common fabrication operations is metal bending. Bending of sheets and rods is done using bending machines mostly manually or using hydraulic pressure. Well we here develop a small and lightweight machine to bend low thickness metal sheets using pneumatic pressure.
This machine makes bending a single operator work whereas 2 operators are needed for all manual bending processes. The machine makes use of a pneumatic control valve to operate the machine. The user may use the valve using his/her thumb to control a joystick.
The valve button when pressed/moved drives pressure through the cylinder thus pressurizing and pushing the tool against the other v tool. This bends the sheet placed in between the tools to be bent as per the required angle.
The pneumatic cylinder is mounted on a sturdy supporting frame so that the force does not affect its stability. This ensures sturdy and accurate bends each time using just pneumatic pressure. The base frame and supporting frame give some clearance to the machine for easy sheet insertion and bending.
- Pneumatic Actuator
- Pneumatic Pipes
- Pipe Joints
- Air Control Valve
- Base Frame
- Supporting Frame
- Mounts and Joints
- Screws and Bolts