Overview of the Programmable R-axis on Automec Backgauge Controls

Automec Backguage Controls – Programmable R-axis Features:

  • Electric disk brakes hold the gauge bar at the proper height once the R-axis moves to position.
  • Manual handwheels can be used when CNC positioning is not required
  • Modular Motor Pack – The drive can easily be removed with 4 bolts for service.  it includes the motor, amplifier and encoder.  this motor pak is the same as the X-axis motor pak for consistency and case of service.
  • 8 precision ball -bushing assemblies are used to traverse the gauge bar up and down.  Those are the same proven bushings used on the x-axes.
  • The uprights consist of 4 3/4″ dia. hardened steel ways mounted to a 1/2″ thick jig plate steel.  This allows for perfect and consistent alignment of the ways.
  • Precision ball screws and zero backlash nuts on both sides mean fast, precision positioning.

Having Backguage control problems?

Regain productivity of your press brake with a new backguage controls.  We upgrade the backguages of most competitors.

Automec upgrades its competitors’ existing press brake / backgauge controls for less than 1/2 the price of purchasing a completely new system. We offer 2-axis control upgrades for Hurco® and Accurpress® backgauges and we offer to retrofit press brake controls for many press brakes in the field today.

Check out the video below for an example of our Accurpress® AP2 Control Upgrade

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