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Control Deflection Once and For All

Bending a part over 4-feet long on a press brake can lead to a bowed appearance in the part or “the canoe effect” due to machine deflection.

The NEW Express Crowning™ system is the precise and consistent option for controlling deflection on your press brake with a simple hand crank or electrically crowning the lower beam and securing dies with set screws or hydraulic power.

Watch Express Crowning™ save time with every bend

The Express Crowning™ system ensures that even long parts bend straight. Select from several control options for securing dies and crowning the beam.

Details on the Crowning System

The NEW Express Crowning™ system offers precise crowning and micro tuning. Crowning capability adjusts beam up to 2.5mm to 3.5mm, depending on the length of the brake, and a micro crown adjustment is available at points every 200mm on the beam. Adjustment is fueled by either a hand crank with digital display located at the end of the unit or by an electric motor driven by the CNC machine control. Want to learn more? Visit the Express Crowning product detail page.

Why use a crowning system?

You might wonder why your press brake needs a crowning system. Many shops use all sorts of creative implements to oppose the deflection that occurs when their brake bends longer parts. But do these tools allow for quick set-ups? And can they be relied upon to create a consistent bend time and again with ease? Take a look at this Tooling Times article to see why a crowning system might be right for you.

Clamp and Crown for Faster Setups

Adding clamping and crowning systems to your press brake can dramatically decrease downtime by making setups a snap. Take a look at the full spectrum of clamping options Wilson Tool International offers to speed tool changes on any machine, in any shop.

Downloadable Crowning Information

The Express Crowning™ system offers a reliable, precise alternative to the shimming commonly used in many shops. Its anti-deflection function is flexible to fit the precise nuances of your press brake and can be set once and left in place for bend after bend of perfectly parallel, unbowed parts. The system’s die holder function also allows for faster setups on the machine. For an overview of the Express Crowning™ system, take a look at the flyer.

Why Use Imprecise Deflection Control?

You can counteract deflection once and for all. See Shop Metalworking Technology’s article on the Wilson Tool International Express Crowning™ system as a cure for “the canoe effect.”


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