Pressbrake safety system
akas press brake guarding laser guarding
Service friendly safety guards for press brakes
with maximum of productivity


  • Press brake guarding
  • Shears with pressure pad
  • Blanking presses


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The Pressbrake safety System AKAS meets the safety requirements of category 4 according to EN 954 and
prEN 61496, and the most recent requirements of prEN 12622.
  • Innovative finger guarding system for pressbrakes by following LASER optical safety light grids in front of the tool.
  • Finger guard works during the foot pedal controlled bending process => hands remain free for the operation with the slug.
  • Increase of productivity due to programmable adaptation of the AKAS® II to the individual overrun traverses of the machine.
  • Short change-over times due to all-automatic change-over to other tool sizes.

The characteristic feature of press brakes is the performing of the movement of a tool, usually the upper tool or the bending punch, that moves towards a fixed tool, (the matrix or the bottom platen of the press) , consequently bending the metal sheet placed between them.

When manufacturing small components, lot jobs or special single-piece production, the machine operator must hold and adjust the small pieces by hand during the bending process. Hands and fingers are endangered when doing so.

Problem Solving
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The following LASER-optical safety light grid AKAS®
prevents the trapping of a part of the body between the
bending punch and the inserted sheet metal, i.e. the matrix.

Description of Function
The Press brake Laser guarding System AKAS®-II is is a special protective device for press brakes.
It consists of transmitter, receiver and LSUW N1 MUTING K controller (switching unit) or the Safety PLC FPSC.
The AKAS®-II transmitter gereates two modulated visible red laser beams.
T he AKAS®-II receiver consists of three detecting elements and of one evaluation unit.
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Transmitter and receiver are fixed to the ram of the machine and form a Laser-optical safety light grid which is
located in front of the bending punch.
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With the Laser-optical safety light grid AKAS®-II the hands remain free for handling the slug during the
operation under continuous protection of the extremities during the whole bending process.
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  Electromotor driven actuators located in the AKAS®-II supports provide a quick and easy, all-automatic adjustment of both AKAS®-II transmitter and AKAS®-II receiver according to the requirements of other tool sizes.
Technical Data 
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In dependence on the maximum overrun traverse of the press brake, the AKAS®-II can be programmed in a way that its productivity output is optimized by eitther a maximized fast speed traverse, or a minimized slow speed traverse can be achieved.

The value X can be fed into the system during the initial installation of the AKAS®-II according to the overrun traverse of the press brake.

A short overrun traverse will require a smaller value for X, therefore the press can be operated longer in fast speed, thus saving time.

Function Outline 
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Fiessler Text display - HMI :

The Fiessler Elektonik Human Machine Interfaces are used for diagnosis of intelligent controller units like system family FPSC and AKAS

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Operating instruction
Appliance descrition
Foot pedal for AKAS
Appliance descrition
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AKAS mounting kit
Manual of the mounting kit for AKAS
AKAS CAD drawings
AKAS CAD drawings (dxf, pdf) (7MB)

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