Press brakes are difficult machines to guard, simply because the part’s flange profiles generally changes from step to step during the fabrication process. A standard safety light curtain can not provide protection because of these varying part profiles. Only the unique MERLIN concept, pioneered by ISB, can learn each flange profile while making your initial sample part and automatically create a window exactly the proper size required for each specific cycle. This opening may change from stroke to stroke automatically, completely determined by the processor, not your operator or set up personnel.
The Merlin 4000 design utilizes a rugged 7 inch touch screen based HMI Controller with step-by-step operator prompting messages in English, Spanish and French for easier use. Each controller allows for nearly unlimited job storage as well as back-up and restore capability using a USB Memory Stick, making this today’s most advanced press brake guarding package.