Declan McTiernan

Setting Up Gauge Tables

Discussion created by Declan McTiernan on Jul 29, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2012 by Chad Moles
Hi All,
I'm looking for some direction in setting up a gauge table. We mainly process stainless steel, with a thickness range of 1.2 up to 6.0mm. The folding is pretty simple however I would like all engineers to be using the correct bend parameters for each designed part.

I thought that the gauge table was the right thing to use, but I'm not sure if I am setting it up correctly.

For the gauge column, I can just type the material description, in my case I am using something like 2.50mm (V16), ie. the material thickness and pressbrake die size. The thickness column is the actual sheet thickness and the radius is just a single radius based on the V16 die used for folding. Thats all fine, but what I can't seem to understand how is where can I set an individual k-factor for each of the sheet thickness.

The sample table that I have has only a location at the top of the sheet to enter a single k-factor for the whole table. For my 1.5mm material I need a k-factor of 0.33 and for 2.5mm material I need a value of .44

Is this possible in a single bend table?

Some direction would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Declan McTiernan.