The VIP Gauge Advantage


advantages of the VIP gauge

Benefits


  • Using a 4-foot up-acting press brake with 8 VIP Gauge fingers, these parts are produced complete in one handling. Fewer handlings mean better time and motion efficiencies.
  • Parts can be inspected and the next operation can begin immediately without waiting for all 1000 parts to run through a partial-bend sequence.
  • Precision adjustments can be made quickly with the micrometer wheel. No need for metal or masking tape shims.
  • A custom nest can be screwed to each finger for gauging from difficult edges such as needed for steps 6 and 7 in the example. This can't be done on 6 or 8 axis machines because the fingers are shared for all bends.
  • A good operator can bend most multiple bend parts faster using VIP Gauges on a 2 axis machine than on an expensive 6 or 8 axis machine because s/he won't have to wait for the fingers to position after each bend.
  • You can gain the advantages of an expensive 6 or 8 axis brake for the price of tooling, rather than the price of new equipment. Continue to use your existing 2 axis machines that are already paid for. Avoid the cost of retraining operators to use a new, more complicated controller.


Time Justification


time justification
Example One: VIP GAUGE FINGERS ON A 2 AXIS CNC BRAKE
Number of setups: 1 | Program time: 10 min
Setup time: 40 min | Part handling time: 10 sec.
Single bend time: 10 sec. | Run time: 80 sec.
Number of parts: 1000
Total time: 23.1 hr

Example Two: 2 AXIS CNC BRAKE WITH 2 STOCK BACKGAUGE FINGERS
Number of setups: 3 | Program time: 20 min
Setup time: 60 min (20min./setup) | Part handling time: 30 sec.(10/setup)
Single bend time: 10 sec. | Run time: 100 sec.
Number of parts: 1000
Total time: 29.1 hr

Example Three: 6 TO 8 AXIS CNC BRAKE WITH STOCK SERVO DRIVEN GAUGE FINGERS
Number of setups: 2 | Program time: 30 min
Setup time: 30 min (15 min/setup) | Part handling time: 20 sec (10/setup)
Single bend time: 10 sec | Run time: 90 sec
Number of parts: 1000
Total time: 26.0 hr





About VIP Gauge

VIP GaugeWhen we opened in 1956 as a precision sheet metal and machining shop, our objectives were simple: to provide a quality product on time, at a reasonable price. Our dedication to quality service is exactly the same today. Every customer benefits from personal attention and professional service.

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VIP Gauge Products

VIP Gauge All parts are CNC machined and VIP prides itself on the high level of quality manufacturing. Quality is the focus from the first engineering review right on through to customer delivery. We realize that in a manufacturing environment accidents happen, but replacement parts are available!

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Vista Industrial Products, Inc., Inc.
1395 Park Center Drive
Vista, CA 92081-8338

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