New Yawei Panel Folders designed for fast, repeatable four-sided bending.

Since its launch in Australia over 18 years ago, Applied Machinery has been supplying Yawei precision sheetmetal machinery to local manufacturers and job shops, maximising their productivity, boosting quality and broadening their capabilities.

The Yawei range has steadily expanded and now includes CNC fibre lasers, tube lasers, pressbrakes, turret punch presses, guillotines and smart-factory automation solutions.

The latest release from Yawei is a range of CNC Panel Folders offering fast speed, high efficiency panel folding with automation options available to maximise productivity.

“When fast, accurate, repeatable four-sided bending is required the new Yawei Panel Folder is the answer.  Repetitive 4-sided work doesn’t belong on a pressbrake, or a panbrake – it belongs on a panel folder,” said Applied Sales and Marketing Manager Daniel Fisher.

The Yawei FBA series panel folder uses world class componentry which includes a Beckhoff control system with a 15 inch colour display screen. The system automatically calculates the required pressing force, folding pressure and safe area.

The Yawei FBE series machines utilise a Siemens CNC, feature automatic tool positioning and a suite of automation and offline programming capabilities are available.

Other quality componentry includes Delta servo drives and servo motors, Siemens and Schneider electrics, Balluff limit switches, NSK bearings and REER light guards to restrict access to the working area when the machine is operational.

The Panel Folder is suitable for the processing of boxes, doors and other types of parts widely used in kitchen equipment, switch electric cabinet, HVAC, electronics, elevator and many other industries.

Different capacities are available to suit most common sheet sizes. The clamping force can be adjusted according to the size of the material to minimise surface indentation of the material.  The 3-point press rod feeding allows for a smaller feeding size and processing of perforated plates.

Applied displayed the Yawei FBA-2016 Panel Folder at the recent Australian Manufacturing Week exhibition in Melbourne, where it was very well received. “We expected a lot of interest but the amount we received was quite remarkable. It confirms our belief that these Yawei Panel Folders are literally game changers in the Australian market,” Fisher said.

“The new Panel Folder, like all Yawei machines, offers world class performance at an extremely competitive price point; one of the key reasons why so many companies have opted for Yawei.

The competitive price of Yawei machines has enabled many local manufacturers to bring their fabrication work back in-house and allowed job shops to expand their range of services and capabilities,” Fisher continued.

Whilst the new Panel Folder adds to the impressive range of Yawei machines that Applied distribute, it is the expert advice, service back-up and support provided by Applied Machinery that has won them many new customers over the last few years.

“Our number one priority is ensuring that our customers across the country get the machinery they need, with the support they expect. We view ongoing service, training and support as critical to ensuring our customers can extract maximum return from their machinery investment,” Fisher said.

“We’re here for the long term. With nearly 30 years’ experience and thousands of satisfied customers across the country we’re a true machinery partner,” Fisher added.