CSM, Chorley, UK, Salvagnini P2Xe 21 panel bender

One of the Northwest largest sheet metal companies, CSM Sheet Metal, installs a Salvagnini P2Xe 21 panel bender.

The Salvagnini machine can process panels up to a maximum of 2180 mm long and form bends up to 165 mm high. The major selling point of the machine is that automatic tool changing means that there is zero set up time. It can be programmed by importing dxf files using offline software or at the machine by entering parameters.

Watch the Salvagnini Video, showing the panel bender machine in operation: ‘The P2Xe compact panel bender automatically produces panels from a punched/cut sheet of metal using a single universal bending tool.’

Salvagnini P2Xe 21 panel bender

The Salvagnini panel bender’s ability to switch from one job to the next in seconds makes it such an ideal machine for a subcontract supplier such as CSM Sheet Metal. Being able to work through medium sized batches without having to change tools has resulted in a great deal of time saving when it comes to sheet metal bending. Some jobs which previously took 2 men over an hour, can now be completed in less than 10 minutes!

CSM’s MD Paul King said, “The Salvagnini has been on our wanted list for some time now, and following a visit to see the machine bending our parts in a factory in the South of England last year, it became clear of the benefits to the business. The increase in work through put over the last few months has been encouraging. Since installation we have been more than impressed with the flexibility and efficiency of the panel bender. We have started producing complex bend sequences which has amazed even the most experience press break operators. This machine will help us to give an even more complete service to our current customers and will hopefully attract new ones to CSM.”