TRUMPF’s new TruBend Center 7020 fully automatic panel bending machine can bend parts with side lengths of up to 13.8 in. and can handle material thicknesses of up to 0.15 in. in aluminum, 0.12 in. in steel and 0.08 in. in stainless steel, extending over the entire bending length. The machine produces parts with radius bends, short side lengths and narrow profiles more efficiently than die bending. The short cycle time is due to a rotary part manipulator than can move the part even closer to the bending line. This can eliminate the need to reposition the grippers during processing.