SHEET FOLLOWER SYSTEM is used to assist in the
handling of large sized parts.
Pivoting arms follow the sheet as it is being bent
and then support the sheet as it descends. The
sheet lifter/follower system shown in the adjacent
pictures, attaches directly to the dovetail slot on
the front of the press brake.
The attaching bracket has an identical dovetail slot
machined into it so that all current
attachments/fixtures may still be used. A sturdy,
linear slide extends across the entire width of the
press brake with an additional two feet on one end,
that is used as a “parking” area for the lifters
when they are not being used.
(Patents pending and patents applied for.)