Clamping Down on Costs

Press brakes are expensive. Clamping systems can help extend a machine’s life, reduce labor costs, and improve accuracy. Several types are available to meet your requirements.


Setup time adds costs to every part that goes out the door. Finding and implementing adequate practices to help minimize costs while elevating production efficiencies can cause headaches on the shop floor, not to mention budget frustrations. Clamping systems are one solution that fabricators have been implementing for decades to bring faster setup times and reduce costs. But with so many choices – hydraulic, air, manual – what really is the best option?

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August 21, 2017