MOVE PRESS BRAKE TOOLING WITHOUT EVER LIFTING A TOOL
Handling heavy, cumbersome press brake tooling can present a variety of safety issues for operators. A new trolley for press brake tooling has been designed to improve safety when loading press brake tooling. The trolley makes it possible for an operator to move punches and dies from the rack to the brake and back again without ever lifting a tool.
Easy glide rollers eliminate the need for lifting, while gates on both ends prevent tooling from rolling out unexpectedly. A hydraulic hand pump with a cushioned release valve makes it possible to raise and lower the trolley to match the height of the press brake or the tool cart for smooth loading and unloading. Optional punch support arms allow longer, heavier punches to load without tipping and can be adjusted to accommodate the most common style punch tangs.
Loading tooling is as simple as positioning the trolley next to the press brake and lowering the gate closest to the brake. Next, adjust the height of the trolley to line up with the beam of the brake, lock the wheels, and slowly slide the tool into the brake. If loading a punch, make sure the punch support is in place, secure, and ready for loading.
Unloading the tooling is just as easy, simply reverse the steps described above. To ensure the safety of operators and equipment, always be sure the gates are closed and the trolley is at the bottom position before transport.
Although similar products do exist, the trolley for press brake tooling is the only solution to offer rollers for easy movement from the trolley to the press brake or vice versa with no lifting. A wide base also provides additional stability without increasing the trolley’s footprint. At 53 inches, the trolley also offers the most length capacity.
Learn more about the new trolley for press brake tooling.