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Press Brake Safety Features: What to Look for and How to Use Them

Press Brake Safety Features: What to Look for and How to Use Them

A press brake is a device that applies pressure to metal sheets to create bends or bends. However, press brake operations are potentially dangerous for operators because their operations can involve high pressures and high-speed movements. To ensure operator safety, press brakees are often equipped with various safety features. This guide explains these security features and how to evaluate, properly use, and maintain them.

Table of contents

I. Introduction to Press Brake Safety Features

II..Common Press Brake Safety Features

III. How to evaluate Press Brake Safety Features

IV.Maintain and inspect Press Brake Safety Features


I. Introduction to Press Brake Safety Features

press brake safety features are devices and systems designed to reduce the risk of operator injury. They can include mechanical devices, electronic systems and sensors to monitor and control the operation of the press brake. These features are designed to prevent accidents, reduce injuries, and increase operator safety.

II..Common Press Brake Safety Features

  1. Machinery safety devices: Typically include fixed guards, safety barriers and guards used to prevent operators from coming into contact with moving mechanical parts.
  2. Light grid safety system: Uses photoelectric sensors to monitor the operating area and stop the machine when an object is detected entering the danger zone.
  3. Two-hand start device: The operator is required to press two buttons at the same time to start the press brake to prevent misoperation by a single operator.
  4. Safety braking system: In an emergency, the press can be quickly stopped to reduce damage from accidents.
  5. Automatic braking system: Monitors the operating status of the press brake and automatically brakes when an abnormality is detected to prevent further damage or injury.

III. How to evaluate Press Brake Safety Features

When evaluating Press Brake Safety Features, multiple aspects need to be considered to ensure that the selected safety features meet actual needs and can effectively protect operator safety.

Performance evaluation:

Ensure that the design of safety features complies with relevant safety standards and specifications, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), etc.

Evaluate the response speed and accuracy of the safety function to ensure that it can take timely and effective measures when detecting a dangerous situation, such as stopping the machine or sounding an alarm.

Reliability assessment:

Consider the reliability and stability of safety features, including their performance over long periods of use and in various working environments.

Understand the lifespan and maintenance needs of your safety features to ensure they continue to be in good working order.

Suitability assessment:

Evaluate the applicability of safety functions based on actual work scenarios and application requirements. For example, different types of press brakees may require different types of safety features to suit their specific workflow and operating requirements.

Ensure selected safety features are compatible with other systems and equipment on the press and can be seamlessly integrated into the entire production line.

User experience evaluation:

Consider the ease and operability of safety features for operators and their impact on production efficiency and work efficiency.

Conduct user experience testing or get feedback from other users to understand the actual use and effectiveness of security features.

Cost-benefit assessment:

Comprehensively consider the investment costs and expected benefits of safety features, and evaluate their impact on production efficiency, product quality, and operator safety.

Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the payback period and overall economics of selected security features.Press Brake

IV.Maintain and inspect Press Brake Safety Features

Maintaining and inspecting Press Brake Safety Features is critical to ensuring they work properly and continue to protect operator safety. Here are some extended maintenance and inspection methods:

Regular maintenance schedule:

Develop a regular maintenance plan to ensure that safety features are inspected and maintained in a timely manner. According to the frequency of use and working environment of the press brake, develop maintenance plans with different frequencies, such as daily, weekly or monthly maintenance.

Maintenance records:

Establish maintenance records to record the date, content and maintenance personnel of each maintenance. In this way, the maintenance history can be tracked and whether the maintenance situation meets the requirements can be discovered in time.

Cleaning and Lubrication:

Regularly clean and lubricate mechanical parts with safety features to ensure proper operation and extended service life. Use appropriate cleaners and lubricants to avoid over- or under-lubrication.

Parts inspection:

Regularly inspect various components of the safety features, including fixed guards, light barrier safety systems, two-hand starters, etc. Check for worn, loose or damaged parts and replace or repair them promptly.

function test:

Conduct regular functional testing of security features to ensure they work properly when required. Testing can include manually triggering safety features, simulating different emergency situations, etc.

Maintenance personnel training:

Provide professional training to maintenance personnel to ensure they have correct maintenance methods and operating skills. The training content should include maintenance steps, safety precautions, and handling of common problems.

Manufacturer support and service:

If necessary, contact the press brake manufacturer for technical support and maintenance services in a timely manner. The maintenance manual and service support provided by the manufacturer can help operators better perform maintenance and inspection work.


Press Brake Safety Features are critical to ensuring the safety of press operators. Proper evaluation, use and maintenance of these safety features can reduce the risk of accidents and protect operator health and safety. By constantly paying attention to the development trends of safety technology, companies can ensure that their press brake operations are always in the safest state.

This guide provides a basic understanding of Press Brake Safety Features. To learn more about other machines, read our guide here. For more information about related services, see our other product guides, or visit the KRRASS Supplier Discovery Platform to find potential sources or view details for a specific product.


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