CNC press brake CybTouch 12 manual

General Safety

Signs and Icons appearing in this Manual


While using this manual, you will come across the signs and icons represented here below: they are directly related to the safety and security of persons. Carefully follow this advice and inform others about it.

Getting started with CybTouch 12

Depending on software evolutions and the press brake controlled by the CybTouch (configuration/capabilities), the present manual may not fully correspond to the CybTouch that you currently have. However, differences are only minor.

Touchscreens are pressure sensitive.
Do not press down hard on the screen.
Pressing hard on the screen will damage the display. Such damage is not covered by manufacturer warranty!

Do not use sharp and/or pointed objects (sheet metal, screwdriver, metal pen ball, etc.) to touch the screen; only use your fingers (with or without gloves on) or a plastic pen. Make sure that your gloves do not have metal particles encrusted in the finger tips as they may also damage the screen.
Take a few minutes to practice pressing gently on the screen, you will find that the screen is very reactive and it is pleasant to use.

General navigation

Menu Button

The Menu button allows you to directly select (jump to) the desired screen. The content of the menu changes contextually.

Status Pages Zone

The Status pages zone gives access to the Status page (see page 5). This is really a zone that is active at any moment from any page (except the wizard’s).

Screen Cleaning

To clean the screen while the CybTouch is on, touch the button. Use only a damp and smooth cloth with soap or a neutral detergent.

Status page

The Status page shows the status of all inputs and outputs and axes positions of the NC.
This feature is very useful during setup or during phone service with a machine installed in the field.
This page is accessed from anywhere by pressing the Status Pages Zone (see page 4).
To exit the Status page, press on the arrow on the left.

User Preferences


To browse through the available languages, simply touch Language on the screen.
Available languages are:

Length Units This parameter allows choosing between mm, inch and none for the length unit to be used in the CybTouch.

Show Y1-Y2
position values

This function will display the Y1 and Y2 axes positions on the Bend Numerical Page (see page 14). • When set to no, the position of axis Y1 is displayed during the beam’s movements.
• When set to yes1, the positions of the beam’s axes are displayed during the beam’s movements.
• When set to yes2, the positions of the beam’s axes are constantly displayed under the angle/beam’s position line.

Show page
L-alpha num

Show bent part

This parameter, when activated, lets the operator see the state of the part before and after the bend in the Automatic Bend Sequencing (optional) page.


Touching Materials opens the Materials page, where the default characteristics for each material can be changed, or a new material can be configured.

The Materials page displays:
• Material: Selected material (here Steel).
• Default thickness for the material.
• Default sigma: Default sigma for the material (here 45).
• Displayed: If the material will be available to be selected for use (here yes).
• Thickness min/max: determines the maximum and minimum accepted thickness for the selected material.
Three predefined default materials are available (steel, stainless steel, aluminum), but others can be added.

BDC correction This parameter allows the operator to apply a permanent correction to the Bottom Dead Center position.

Clear indexation When activated, this function clears the index and the machine will search for them, as it does when turning the power on, allowing the operator to re-index its machine without
turning it off.

USB Explorer When this parameter is set to yes, it is possible to browse the USB key from the USB transfer screen.

Default retraction This parameter allows defining the default value displayed in the More Page (see page 14) when activating the back gauge retraction function.

Set Clock Allows the user to set the time and date on the CybTouch.

Touchscreen Calibration

As a tall operator will tend to touch higher than a smaller one on the screen, this function allows the calibration of the touch screen, and also makes sure that it is operating correctly.

Brightness xx%
Eco xx%

Here the brightness of the screen for normal mode and Eco mode can be defined:

Manual Axes Movement

In the course of setting up a machine, it is sometimes necessary to be able to move the axes manually, for example when changing the tooling. This can be done on this page.

Desynchronized Beam

When the padlock is open , it is possible to select and move (Low Speed Down movement) Y1 or Y2 only. This is an easy way to return an unsynchronized beam back to parallel to the table.

Service Page

Set Axis

Allows the operator to manually adjust the position of the back gauge (axes X and R) and the beam (axes Y1 and Y2).


Allows the operator to manually adjust the position of the back gauge (axes X and R) and the beam (axes Y1 and Y2).
The Maintenance page displays the hardware status of the CybTouch and lets the operator perform different maintenance actions.


This function will rearrange the memory space of the CybTouch. Simply touch it and follow the instructions given in the yellow pop-up window.


This function will erase all data in the CybTouch. Only use this with the help of a technician.

Internal backup

This function is specially designed for OEM and support.
Usually a machine parameters’ backup is made by the machine manufacturer or the company who services the machine. This backup allows a maintenance technician to restore original working parameters if necessary.

Should there be a need to restore parameters, call on a maintenance technician and follow his instructions.
Do not try to use this function unless you are in dire need

Information The Information page displays the names and versions of the softwares installed on the CybTouch. Pressing the Advanced button shows more detailed information.

Configuration options

Touching this menu opens the following page, where one can find the computer’s identification and manage the machine’s options.

Serial number

This is the serial number of the CybTouch. It is entered at the factory at the end of the machine’s initial setup and is related to the machine’s option list.

Computer ID

This line displays an identification code that is unique to each CybTouch and guarantees, together with the serial number, a correct identification of the machine.

Option list

This function opens a yellow pop-up window where all the options installed on the CybTouch are displayed.

New option code

The function opens an alphanumerical pad where the code of the new option must be entered. The format of an option code is: ABC-DEF-GHI-JKLM

USB Transfer

Importing parts from other Cybelec NCs

CybTouch 12 is delivered with Cybelec’s off-line software PC1200, which controls most of the other numerical controls produced by Cybelec.
From version S1, PC1200 includes CybTouchConverter, which allows you to convert parts to the CybTouch format, and import them into your machine with the above mentioned function.

Basic Page Description

Bend Numerical Page

More Page

functions on the

More page

The More page displays parameters related to the part, and depending on the CybTouch configuration and the type of action performed, it also displays various settings for the current bend.


This is not a sequence parameter, but of course a part parameter. Each touch on the material’s name selects the next available from the list of Materials (see page 7).

Material thickness
The default thickness, defined in Materials (see page 7), is automatically displayed when changing material. It is however possible to change it simply by touching this icon.
This is also of course a part parameter.

Material sigma

The default sigma, defined in Materials (see page 7), is automatically displayed when changing material. It is however possible to change it simply by touching this icon. This is also of course a part parameter.

Back gauge retraction

The back gauge retraction can be activated/deactivated at its Default retraction (see page 8) value using this icon. It is possible to modify the value by touching it. This is a sequence parameter, meaning it can be modified with each step of the program.

Speed change threshold and bending speed

The distance parameter allows the operator to increase the height of the speed change point. The speed parameter allows decreasing the bending speed from its maximum value defined in the machine parameters.

Bending length

This parameter defines the width of the sheet metal part that will be pinched between the tools. It is used to calculate the bending pressure.

Step bending

When a large radius bend has been programmed (see L-Alpha Mode, page 27), its parameters are displayed here. It is possible to modify them directly here.
Programming 99 x will automatically calculate the maximum possible step bends. The
resulting value may be reduced. However, if it is increased over the maximum calculated
value, the resulting radius and angle will be drastically affected.

Slow speed return

This parameter allows slowing down the speed of the beam after the bend, and is generally used when the part has a long flange and the operator tries not to let it “fall
down too fast”.
The beam will return at low speed up while the operator holds the foot pedal. It switches to high speed up when either the pedal is released or Pinch Point is reached, whichever comes first.

Dwell time

Allows defining the duration of the dwell time, meaning the time during which the punch remains at BDC before coming back up.


The force is automatically calculated by the CybTouch, according to the Material, the Material thickness, the Material sigma and the Bending length. The value can also be manually modified here.

Opening (TDC)

For parts created with a profile (see TouchProfile Mode or L-Alpha Mode), this value is automatically calculated to allow the operator enough room to extract its bent part from
between the tools. It is however possible to change it manually.
For part created manually (see Numerical Mode), this parameter uses the default minimum value defined in the machine parameters. It can however be programmed here.
Creating a “New part” reinitializes it to its default value.


The crowning function is activated here. It is automatically calculated, according to the Material, the Material thickness, the Material sigma and the Bending length. If the crowning needs correction, use the Crowning (see page 29) function in the correction page.
The value can be manually changed by operator. It will however be automatically
recalculated if any of the values used for its calculation is changed.

Back gauge finger type

The back gauge dimensions are defined in the machine parameters. This function allows browsing through the available support and stop positions of the back gauge. This function may be available, or not, according to the machine configuration.

Number of parts

The operator can enter here the total amount of parts to be produced. Every time all the sequences of the program are executed, hence a part is completed, this counter is decreased of one unit. When the amount of parts is reached, a yellow pop-up window signals it to the operator.

Back gauge manual control

Activating this parameter gives manual control over the back gauge movement. This means the operator must personally give the start to the back gauge movement, using for example the foot switch or the start button.

Tools Management

Tools management allows the creation and configuration on the CybTouch of the tools to be used on the machine. These tools are then taken into account in bend calculations.
Once a punch and die are created and selected, you can select the bend angle you require as well as the flange length (L). The CybTouch then calculates the positions for axes X and Y for the bend.


How to create or modify a punch?

If no punch is yet created, the punch will have no name (??? is displayed). If a punch already exists, then the last punch used will be selected, here 60_N (modifications will not alter the existing punch as they will be saved under another name).


How to create ormodify a die?

If no die is yet created, the die will have no name (??? is displayed). If a die already exists, then the last one used will be selected, here 30_12 (modifications will not alter the existing die as they will be saved under another name).

Naming Tools

It is recommended that you use naming conventions for your tools.
Below you will find a simple convention allowing you to precisely identify a punch or die through its name.
Of course, depending on your needs you may need to create more rules for punch and die naming.


The name of the punch should be built in the following manner: first its angle, followed by its type, and then whether it is inverted or not.

Following these rules, here are some examples of punch names: 90_N_i, 60_G, 30_S, and so on, and so forth.


The name of the die should be built in pretty much the same manner: first its width (Ve dimension), followed by its angle, and then whether it is inverted or not.

Following these rules, here are some examples of die names: 12_86_i, 16_86, 20_30, and so on, and so forth.

Creating a Part Program

There are three ways to create a program part: with the TouchProfile Mode, with the Numerical Mode (see page 26), and with the L-Alpha Mode (see page 27).

TouchProfile Mode

Bend Correction

All program corrections are made in the Bend Numerical Page (see page 14).
Corrections can be made to:
• The angle (Y1 + Y2, see Angle Correction (Y axis) and/or crowning if available, see Crowning, page 29),
• The back gauge position (X and R, if available), see Back gauge (X & R axes) Correction, page 29.

Angle Correction (Y axis)

After physically measuring the angle, if corrections are to be made, they must be done on this page, and not directly in the program step.

Saving and Loading a Program

Saving a Program

After creating a program, an operator can save the program in order to use it again:
1. In the Bend Numerical Page, touch the Program number (e.g. P0).
2. Touch Save program.
3. Enter the number you wish to give to the program (e.g. 1 for P1), followed by “correct button”.
4. The program is now called P1 and is saved in the CybTouch.

Loading a Program

To call (load) a program:
1. In the Bend Numerical Page, touch the Program number (ex: P1).
2. Touch Call program.
3. Select the program to be loaded from the list (e.g. 002 for P2).
4. The selected program (P2) is then loaded into the work memory and is ready to be

Deleting a Program

To delete a program:

  1. In the Bend Numerical Page, touch the Program number (ex: P1).
  2. Touch Delete program.
  3. Select from the list the program to be deleted.
  4. Touch “correct” button to confirm.

EasyBend Page

The EasyBend page is used for individual bends, for example when an external worker needs to interrupt production just to make a single bend (usually with the same tools).

Making a bend on the EasyBend Page

Error and Warning Messages

Following is a list of warning and error messages which may be displayed on the interactive message line of the CybTouch.
There are two types of messages:
• Warning Messages, which are displayed on a green background. They are information or instructions that will disappear automatically.
• Error Messages (machine or NC errors), which are displayed on a red background. They inform the user of an error occurring on the machine or NC, and sometimes require intervention by the end user or a technician.

Warning Messages

Error Messages