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RAS machines for: Facade panels and profiles

XL-Center at roofer Schwaer

Roofer Johannes Schwaer from the Black Forest area in Germany is a dynamically growing roofing company. The growth does not come by chance. In fact, Johannes Schwär always thinks one step ahead and wants to be prepared with his decisions for current, but also future challenges. The investment in an RAS XL-Center with UpDown bending technology illustrates the company's progressive mindset.

The shear is dead, long live the shear

Several industrial companies think that metal shears have no future. However, there is no economical way around shears when it comes to cutting strips and rectangular blanks. Neither punches nor lasers can compete with the efficiency of the shears for such jobs. This is also the case at Gramm GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist for modern, innovative metal roof and facade solutions, who invested in a RAS Powercut2 swing-beam shear.
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Two bending technologies in comparison

For two generations, Begoin GmbH has stood for solid and reliable roofing. Due to the precise processing of high-quality materials, the Bad Hersfeld company has made a name for itself in the regional roofing market. Three RAS machines help to keep the performance promises regarding quality and delivery reliability. The cuts are done by a RAS SMARTcut swing beam shear. For bending, a RAS TURBObend plus and the updown profile bender RAS XL-Center are used.

Digital Metalworker

The Germany based Burckhardt Group is a specialist for metal facades, windows, doors as well as metal profiles and panels. On the other hand, the metal construction specialist acts as a job shopper for cut, punched, bent and coated sheet metal components. Both areas have in common the digital consistency in sheet metal production. automatically programmed parts get directed to the UpDown folding machine RAS XLTbend. Burckhardt produces all facade panels up to 3 mm aluminum on the XLTbend. The 6 mm RAS GIGAbend folding machine processes thicker and larger sheetmetal parts. Only even thicker, and mainly structural profiles, are scheduled for the press brake. "On large facade panels with positive and negative bends, the XLTbend is 2-3 times faster than the GIGAbend and only requires one operator. A press brake could not even come close to the cycle of the GIGAbend."

Bending large architectural facades cassettes

The company Les Ateliers de Yèbles as a job shop has specialized in the production of facade elements. The requests of the architects sometimes are very special and constantly require new part design variations from the technical department at Yèbles. Flexibility is also needed in production as the production quantities often only range between ten and forty identical parts. The RAS UpDownCenter meets these requirements brilliantly.

Bent metal parts for glas facades

Anyone who imagines a skyscraper with a glass facade probably does not think about how many bent metal parts it contains. The Canadian company BVGlazing has specialized in this industry and bends the parts using an XLTbend UpDown folding machine. After importing a STEP file of the part, the Bendex software calculates the ideal bending sequence. The operator at the machine only calls up the provided program and places the tools in accordance with the setup instructions, Stop fingers position the blank for each bend on the bend line. Suction cups in front of the stop fingers hold the part in position. This allows the updown bender to automatically process complete sequences with multiple positive or negative bends without the operator being involved in the actual bending process.   [more]

Hook on facade panels

For the assembly of facade cassettes there are different techniques. Facade elements with suspension hooks can be quickly mounted on the construction site. The semi-automatic panel bender RAS UpDownCenter produces such facade cassettes from blanks with pre-formed hooks.

machine model: UpDownCenter-2

Aluminum composite facade panel

The video shows the RAS UpDownCenter folding an aluminum composite facade panel. During the bending sequence the material clamping position for the upper beam tools needs to be considered.

machine model: UpDownCenter-2

Modern architecture

The Czech company AD-Tech s.r.o. created for company Sipral a.s. the entire facade panels for the New Engineering Building at Sheffield University called "The Diamond" on a RAS FLEXIbend metal folding machine. This fascinating building is a fantastic place for teaching and learning. The engineering classes moved into the building, which houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms, laboratories, a library, social spaces and cafeterias.

machine model: FLEXIbend

Geerds setzt auf UpDown-Technologie

Die Geerds Metallbau GmbH bringt in ihre Fassadenprojekte eine über 40 Jahre gewachsene Erfahrung und Kompetenz ein. Innovative Produkttechnik paaren die Fassadenspezialisten aus Groß Welzin mit modernster Produktionstechnologie. Das RAS UpDownCenter ergänzt das Leistungsspektrum dieses führenden Anbieters in der Fassadentechnik. Die Bendex Software programmiert die Biegeteile mit einem einzigen Mausklick. Mit dem automatischen Werkzeugwechsel und kratzfrei arbeitender Schwenkbiegetechnologie kann Geerds auch komplexe und optisch anspruchsvolle Komponenten in kleinen Stückzahlen hochprofitabel biegen.

GIGAbend in metal construction

Tecnic Metal Listes near Barcelona, Spain, is a metal builder specialized in the metal doors, projecting roofs, fireplaces, stairs and window frames. May the special requirements of the architects be extremely special, Angel Rodriguez and his team, will take any challenge. With the RAS GIGAbend and several sets of tool, the small company meets nearly all requirements. Angel Rodriguez appears perfectly satisfied with his decision for the RAS GIGAbend. "The machine has so much free space that we can custom-design parts profitably even in small batches."

Bending cable car station

Where formerly cable car stations were located in windy heights, skier and hiker nowadays expect a luxury ambience. Modern cable car station today are comfortable building that offer much more than just wind and weather protection. The lift stations of the Doppelmayr cable cars are known worldwide. Salzmann Formblechtechnik GmbH produces the sheet metal covers for cable car stations on a RAS GIGAbend folding machine.

  • XL-Center: Blechnerei Schwär
  • Gramm: POWERcut2
  • Burckhardt-Gruppe: Der digitale Metallbauer
  • UpDownCenter: Alu-Verbundfassade
  • UpDownCenter: Eingehängte Fassadenkassette
  • UpDownCenter: Metallfassaden
  • XL Center bei Karl Schmidt GmbH
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