Getting started with CybTouch 8
Depending on software evolutions and the press brake controlled by the CybTouch 8 controller (configuration / capabilities), the present manual may not fully correspond to the CybTouch that you currently have. However, differences are only minor.
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.
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).
To clean the screen while the CybTouch is on, touch the correspond button. Use only a damp and smooth cloth with soap or a neutral detergent.
Mpte:NEVER use solvent, petrol, benzene, alcohols, etc.
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.
To browse through the available languages, simply touch Language on the screen. Available languages are:
Show Y1-Y2 position values
To browse through the available languages, simply touch Language on the screen.
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
This preference is only available if the machine is equipped with the TouchProfile Mode (optional) option. When set to yes, this parameter gives access to the L-Alpha Mode (see page 27). This button is then displayed on the TouchProfile Mode (optional) page.
Show bent part This preference is only available if the machine is equipped with the TouchProfile Mode (optional) option. This parameter, when activated, lets the operator see the state of the part before and after the bend in the Manual Bend Sequencing page.
Materials 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Touching this menu opens the following page, where one can find the computer’s identification and manage the machine’s options.
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.
Basic Page Description
Bend Numerical Page
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.
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.
Allows defining the duration of the dwell time, meaning the time during which the punch remains at BDC before coming back up.
For parts created with a profile (see TouchProfile Mode (optional) 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.
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).
13. Touching the button brings you back to the program page, with the punch you just saved being selected and ready to be used.
How to create or modify 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).
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
TouchProfile Mode (optional)
Manual Bend Sequencing
7. A yellow pop-up is displayed, in which it possible to:
- Activate (and deactivate) a special tool by touching its icon, and select it from a list by pressing ???.
- Change the value of the radius.
- Define how many steps the NC will make to execute the step bending.
8. A small More icon shows that something special is programmed on the bend.
9. To remove the icon (and special parameters), return to the yellow popup, touch all the activated functions to make them turn gray, and select OK.
10. Once all the segments and angles are adjusted, press this button to access the Manual Bend Sequencing (see page 24).
Angle Correction(Y axis)
Bend Numerical Page →
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.
3. Corrections to the crowning value can be made by touching this icon.
4. The numerical control automatically calculates the Pinch Point height. If it needs correction, it can be done by touching this icon.
Back gauge (X & R axes)
5. Touching this icon allows applying a correction to the back gauge X axis position.
6. Touching this icon allows applying a correction to the back gauge R axis position.
The back gauge positions corrections can also directly be made on the Bend Numerical Page (see page 14).
Saving and Loading a Program
Saving a Program
After creating a program, an operator can save the program in order to use it again:
- In the Bend Numerical Page, touch the Program number (e.g. P0).
- Touch Save program.
- Enter the number you wish to give to the program (e.g. 1 for P1), followed by “correct” button.
- The program is now called P1 and is saved in the CybTouch.
Making a bend on the EasyBend Page
Error and Warning 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.
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