Automated Robotic Bending Solutions, Better Performances, Higher Speeds, Enhanced Productivity

Introducing the Robotic Panel Bending Cell

ACCURL panel benders can be used in a robotic cell, either completely robotic or when a robot and an operator can alternatively use the CNC machine.

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Accurl BEC robotic cell

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Automated Electric Panel Bender:

Thanks to the ACCURL Bending robot and automatic loading/unloading devices, the cell with two levels of automation – process and operation – is a reliable solution for unattended production, even at night.

1Panel Bender
25-axis Robot
3Pneumatic gripper
4Moving axis
5Loading pallet
6Centering table
7Turn-over table
8Stacking table
9Electrical system
10Safety fence


  • Loader from a precentred pack.
  • Cartesian feeder with controlled axes.
  • Unloader.
  • Carousel unloader.
  • Roller-surface unloader for pallets and crates.
  • Un-intrusive machine integration with sensors to back gauge fingers and bending beam which follow the programmed sequence of the Accurl panel bender
  1. BEC Panel Bender
  2. Panel Bender Controller
  3. Electric Cabinet
  4. Industrial Robot
  5. Sucking Cup Device
  6. Robot Electric Cabinet
  7. Sheet Alignment Table
  8. Magnet Separate Device
  9. Raw Sheet
  10. Finished Workpiece
  11. Rear Safety Door
  12. Fence

Servo electric technology – our experience in your hands

ACCURL has launched its new BEC SMART panel bender, designed to satisfy the most demanding market needs. An innovative design being the result of more than 35 years of ACCURL’s own know-how in the field of bending.

Automatic Panel Bending Solutions:

ACCURL BEC SMART Smart automatic panel bender has been designed with a modular concept, so that it may incorporate a large range of accessories and offer fully automated solutions.

The BEC Smart bending cell is a revolutionary bending solution thanks to the “safety integrated” concept that allows the operator to focus only on value-added operations, aided by visual devices and sound signals.

Universal Tooling:

The Flexible Panel Bender bends the sheet metal with one universal tooling, able to bend various complex shapes.

The auxiliary tool system makes the panel bender a highly versatile piece of equipment, allowing for a wide range of special bends

Perfectly equipped for sensitive Bending Energy efficient solutions:

Easy-to-use control units, rigid body frame, perfect design, high efficiency, and multiple tool usage solutions.
Compact Solution
100% Full Servo-Electric System
Electrical Energy Savings
Regular Production Independent From the Operator

The operator has only to load blanks and unload finished components while the BEC panel bender takes care of the rest.

Excellent dimensional characteristics:

Max. Bending Lengthmm140020002500
Max. Sheet Widthmm150015001500
Max. Bending Heightmm170170170
Min. Workpiece Sizemm110×200110×200110×200
Min. Workpiece Sizemm110110110
Min. Radiusmm1.21.21.2
Bending Angle°±180±180±180
Max. Bending Speeds/bending0.50.50.5
Min. Sheet Thicknessmm0.350.350.35
Max. Sheet ThicknessSSmm1.01.01.0


Feeding TypeArm Hold Dual RotateControlling SystemACCURL/SYNTEC
Table TypeBrushServo Motor/DriverSYNTEC/INOVANCE
Speed AdjustmentStandardBall ScrewYIGONG
Senior Command StandardBearingNACHI
Arc CommandStandardLinear GuideHIWIN/PMI
HEM CommandStandardElectric ComponentSchneider
Robot ConnectionStandardCouplingMIKIPULLEY

The servo motor controls the movement of the positioning L-block, which is fast and accurate

Maximum comfort for the operator thanks to the lack of physical barriers and work surfaces that can be lowered to facilitate the loading of small or medium-sized parts.

Adapted Automation:

Modular design allows incorporating additional systems to enable complete automation such as different loading and unloading systems or other ACCURL Sheet Metal equipment.The frame adopts a high precision temperature controlled furnace, which is tempered, heat-treated, annealed and modulated according to the temperature curve corresponding to the material which ensures the lasting stability of the overall accuracy of the machine tool.

Universal Bending Tools Provide

Maximum Versatility

Example: Lugs on the outside of a box

Example: Lugs on the inside of a box

Example: Bend center section on edge of a blank

Example: Bend sections symmetrical to the centerline of the machine on edge of a blank

Sometimes for special production needs, such as panels with complex bending profiles, it is industrially necessary to use special tools such as AST.

Extra Bending Tools(AST)

The extra bending tools can be set up automatically in order to bend flanges or offset bends. When necessary the tools automatically move to the correct position from their parked position and process the sheet without using the remaining bending tools.The AST tools are used to make bends along a broken bending line or shorter than the side being bent. i.e., where individual sections of a blank edge need to be bent. This function can only be used on machines with AST tools fitted.

Extra blank holder tool

With additional upper blank holders you can also produce very narrow profiles or components with formed sections near the bending lines. If required the machine automatically swivels in the ENW extra blank holder from above. The available standard blank holders do not need to be replaced or modified for this.

Horn blank holder

Nestings with inner edges can be produced easily with the horn blank holders. The “horns” extend and retract automatically at an angle. This means that the upper blank holder can move downwards without causing a collision between the tool and the bend.

Automatic Tooling Change Section System

It uses universal bending tools which automatically adapt in-cycle to the panel geometry without machine down times or manual retooling, allowing batch-one or kit productions

Flexible Automation

Quickly and fully automatically this moves, handles, grips and rotates the sheet metal throughout the whole machining cycle. It requires no manual interventions during the cycle. The operator positions the sheet metal on the worktable and collects the product after bending, performing only the loading and unloading operations.

Mild steel housing cover

Maximum accuracy, even in thicker materials.

Stainless steel drawer

Radius bending with double sheet.

Stainless steel screen trim

Short sides combined with radius bending.

Mild steel container

Maximum accuracy during production.

Mild steel guard plate

High repetition accuracy for a variety of bends