The ISB MX Light Curtain Columns span the entire length of the press brake. They are mounted on the existing side access doors
ISB MX Light Curtain Columns are mounted in protective housings. The Merlin 4000 HMI utilizes a color touch screen for easy operator use.
The sheet follower has a cutout to allow for the ISB Light Curtain photocells to pass through with minimal obstruction.

Making it safe; Trumpf Press Brake with a Merlin 4000 Safety System;

September 11, 2020

A brand new Trumpf TruBend 5320 Press Brake (www.trumpf.com) was recently delivered to a sheet metal fabricator in North Carolina.  Trumpf Press Brakes typically are OEM supplied with a Laser-based Bend Guard Safety System.  Because of a customer request for a complete and ultimate press brake guarding package that protects all their jobs in the most efficient and productive manner, they specified that a Merlin 4000, Light Curtain based Press Brake guarding System be provided.  Trumpf quickly responded and delivered a new press brake with modified operator interface software that allows for selecting between the Laser guarding and the Merlin 4000, or both. 

The MERLIN  4000 Press Brake Guarding System operates exclusively with ISB’s MX Safety light curtain columns, that are CE certified by TUV for Type 4 Functional Safety.   By utilizing our very dense Type 4 Safety Light Curtain across the entire machine and having it constantly communicate with a powerful microprocessor-based HMI that can accurately learn the proper location and sizes of the part flanges throughout the entire process of bending parts.   Making very complex parts with numerous steps are no longer a challenge for the Merlin 4000 Safety System and it will learn the part profile in the same amount of time it takes to make a sample part and will store this digital pattern in its memory.  The processor will use this stored digital pattern and compare it to the actual conditions for each step of future part fabrication and only allow the press brake to operate if the part is the correct size and properly positioned for each step.      Once the job is learned, its job information for all steps will be stored and can be recalled the next time you run the same job.

 The Merlin 4000 design utilizes a rugged 7 inch touch screen based HMI Controller with step-by-step operator prompting messages in English, Spanish or French for easier use.   Each controller allows for nearly unlimited job storage as well as back-up and restore capability using a USB Memory Stick, making this today’s most advanced press brake guarding package.  

Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our products or to find your local distributor, visit our website; www.isblite.com                                              

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

The ISB Wiring Box is mounted inside the power box for this application, allowing for neat and professional installation

A new Amada Orii press line is safeguarded with ISB safety light curtains

The Left Side ISB Custom Built Side Panel has a horizontal bar removed to accommodate the material guide of the Orii Feeder.
August 14,  2020

Making It Safe….

 A brand new Amada Orii TP45FX Stamping Press (www.oriimec.com) was recently delivered to a metal stamping shop in South Carolina.    To safeguard the operator, a set of ISB MX4222, 600mm safety lights were installed across the front of the press.  They are attached to protective channels on custom built ISB swing away mounting brackets with horizontal bar side panels.  The swing away brackets allow for total access to all sides of the bolster plate for easier die changeovers.  The horizontal bars integrated into the side panels are individually removeable to allow for material feeding and part removal chutes.  The ISB MX Safety Light is a full-featured type 4 safety light with floating beam and auto beam blanking to allow the user the most flexibility and the highest level of safety.

Turn-key installation is  available throughout North America.

 Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our products or to find your local distributor, visit our website; www.isblite.com

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

The Right Side Custom built swing away side guard easily allows for total access for die changeover, but must be locked in place in order for the light curtain to be aligned and for the press to operate. Near the top of the press, the ISB Wiring Box is mounted to allow visual status of the safety relay.
A Connecticut metal stamping shop has installed a number of United Power Presses. (www.unitedpowerpress.com) The presses are manufactured in Asia but the RBPC press controllers are factory installed to ensure that the presses meet all the North American OSHA and ANSI Control reliability requirements. Also note that ISB Safety Lights were also installed to provide personnel protection.
A close-up view of the RBPC Installation on the United Power Press as supplied by the OEM.
RBPC Front View
RBPC Back view. The Plug-in terminal blocks and field-replaceable relays are easily accessible.
RBPC Press Controller mounted in our optional low profile enclosure.
The RBPC Press Control panel mount design is easily retrofitted on larger custom consoles. This custom press control console was built by JM Engineering (www.jmengineering.com) and contains all the machine's motor control functions as well as a servofeed controller that is also integrated to the RBPC programmable limit switches.
Servotec U.S.A. (www.servotecusa.com) builds presses from 5 through 60 tons that operate to speeds up to 600 spm and they factory install the RBPC Press Controllers.
Making it safe;  RBPC Press Controller is perfect fit for small press builders.

August 6, 2020

The ISB RBPC Control’s compact design and easy to install package has made it the recommended press safety control & automation package for many smaller press builders and rebuilders.     The entire panel-mount press controller and automation package, including the HMI measures 12” x 7.3” x 1.8” and often can be mounted on the existing operator station that’s conveniently located to the operator. All Electrical connections are made with plug-in terminal blocks for easier installation, as well as allowing for quick field serviceability.

The RBPC control package utilizes its rugged absolute resolver to continually monitor the position and motion of the machine’s crankshaft.  It is equipped with automatic top stop compensation, which means no more adjusting of complicated cam switch timing every time you change jobs or press speed and this feature also makes the initial installation extremely easy.

ISB RBPC Controls can accommodate multiple palm button stations, electric foot switches and even a treadle input for mechanical press brake applications.  Modes of operation, such as, Inch, Timed Inch, Single Stroke, Auto-Continuous, Auto Single Stroke (for feed lead press applications), and Kwik Trip are included.  A time-based brake monitoring system as well as Light Curtain and barrier guard circuitry is standard.    RBPC units can be used in English or Spanish language modes.

The user-friendly operator interface has a 4-line LCD readout that displays complete fault messages and operator prompting, but at a fraction of the cost and size of many comparable controllers.  Our circular multi-color LED Array has quickly become an operator favorite.  A green LED is illuminated on the circular array to show actual position of the press.  Yellow LED’s are illuminated on the array each time the press stops to display the presses braking angle.   Red LED’s on the circular array are used to display the dwells of the programmable limit switches and blue LED’s are used to display dwells of the die protection “look windows”.

Built-in Die Protection channels (4) and Programmable Limit Switch channels (4) are included.  An additional 21 die protection channels and 8 PLS Channels are available.    The programmable limit switches can be used with built-in timers and counters to provide the ultimate versatility. Numerous counters and hour meters allow for users to run production automatically and allow for scheduling of preventative maintenance.   All RBPC units have 300-job storage capability, making it easier to save previous set-ups.   Multiple levels of password protection give Press Operators only the level of access that they need, while Set-up and Supervisor Personnel have their own levels of password protection.  RBPC Units are equipped with internal fault message logging, which gives data of the last 1000 reasons your press shut down.  A serial port is standard with all RBPC units to allow for upgrading of the operating system, or to provide backup and restore functions for stored data.

Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our products or to find your local distributor, visit  our website; www.isblite.com

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

Samson Machines (www.samsonmachine.com) are built in Wolcott Connecticut and the RBPC Units are factory installed.
A close-up view of the RBPC Press Controller that is factory installed. The RBPC ensures that all OSHA & ANSI Control Reliability requirements are achieved. In addition, these systems are equipped with up to 25 die protection channels to monitor the part transfer from station to station.
Making it safe

July 14, 2020

 A new Komatsu E2W 300 Straight Side Press was recently installed at a metal stamping shop.   To safeguard the operator, two sets of ISB MX4222, 900mm safety lights were installed across the front and rear of the press.  They are attached using ISB Straight Side Mounting Brackets with protective channels.   A second set of 450mm Safety Lights are also mounted horizontally to prevent the operator from standing inside the primary set of vertical safety lights.  The ISB MX 4200 Series Safety Light is a full-featured type 4, CE / TUV Certified safety light with floating beam and auto beam blanking to allow the user the most flexibility and the highest level of safety.

Please contact me if I can help safeguard your machines.  As always, your comments are welcome.

 

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

Make it Safe - Toyokoki HYB Press Brakes

Touch Screen HMI allows for easy use and operator prompting every step of the process.
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The Right Side Light Column is mounted on swing away mounting brackets with Lexan side panels and is tucked behind a metal protective channel.

July 8, 2020

ISB recently completed an installation of a MERLIN 4000 Safeguarding Package on a Toyokoki HYB Press brake. 

 The ISB MERLIN 4000 is specifically designed to deal with all the challenges of safeguarding a press brake.  Only the MERLIN concept, pioneered by ISB, can learn each flange profile while making your initial sample part and creates a window exactly the proper size and location required for each specific cycle.  This opening may change from stroke to stroke automatically, completely determined by our processor, not your operator or set-up personnel.    The end result is the most productive and safest system that operates exclusively with ISB’s MX Safety light curtain columns, that are CE certified by TUV for Type 4 Functional Safety.  All wiring boxes are UL listed.

 Please contact me if I can help safeguard your machines.  As always, your comments are welcome.

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
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-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

Make it safe - June 16th 2020

ISB recently completed a large installation of nearly 40 press brake guarding packages in a factory that manufactures stainless steel restaurant appliances.  Each row of press brakes is now guarded with ISB Merlin systems,  as far as the eye can see.

The ISB MERLIN 4000 is our newest design that is specifically designed to deal with all the challenges of safeguarding a press brake.  Only the MERLIN concept, pioneered by ISB, can learn each flange profile while making your initial sample part and creates a window exactly the proper size and location required for each specific cycle.  This opening may change from stroke to stroke automatically, completely determined by our processor, not your operator or set-up personnel.    The end result is the most productive and safest system that operates exclusively with ISB’s MX Safety light curtain columns, that are CE certified by TUV for Type 4 Functional Safety.  All wiring boxes are UL listed.

Please contact me if I can help safeguard your machines.  As always, your comments are welcome.

 

Tony Caruso
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

Make it Safe - June 6, 2020

A new Amada Orii TP-80FX stamping press was recently delivered to a metal stamping shop in Tennessee. To safeguard the operator, a set of ISB MX4222, 600mm safety lights were installed across the front of the press. They are attached to protective channels on custom built ISB swing away mounting brackets with horizontal bar side panels. The swing away brackets allow for total access to all sides of the bolster plate for easier die changeovers. The horizontal bars integrated into the side panels are individually removeable to allow for material feeding and part removal chutes. The ISB MX Safety Light is a full-featured type 4 safety light with floating beam and auto beam blanking to allow the user the most flexibility and the highest level of safety.
Please contact me if I can help safeguard your machines. As always, your comments are welcome.
Tony Caruso

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938

Website; www.isblite.com
E-mail; tonyc@isblite.com

Important Memo

June 1st, 2020

To: All ISB / MERLIN Website Registered Users

Subject: New ISB website

Hello,

If you are in receipt of this memo, you previously have registered on the ISB / MERLIN website. We are so pleased to announce the launch of our exciting new ISB website. (www.isblite.com)

We invite you to take a moment and visit our new website and scroll through the “Products” tab and see what’s new, especially our Merlin 4000 Press brake guarding system. The following items should be noted:

  • If you had a user account with our old website, you will not need to register again, however your password is no longer valid. When trying to log in, you will need to click on “Forgot your password?” link and we will email you instructions to reset your password. We apologize for this inconvenience.
  • For new users, downloading of catalogs, wiring diagrams, and manuals will require you to self-register to establish a user account. By simply clicking on to the registration page and completing a brief on-line form, you can create a user name and password to allow you  easy access to download all documents.
  • Please register to our newsletter and for those of you on social media, (Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn) there are links to make it easy to follow us.
  • As revisions are made to products, the most updated product documentation will always be found on our website.

Please contact me if I can be of any further assistance. As always, your comments are welcome.

Tony Caruso

Vice President of Sales & Marketing
(Cell) 203 331-3938
Website: www.isblite.com
E-mail: tonyc@isblite.com