Press brakes are a common sight in fabricating shops. They allow a wide range of bending, forming, notching and punching to be performed quickly and easily.
One common area of concern across fabricating shops is press brake safety. The press operator is generally required to hold the piece close to the point of operation, increasing the chance of serious injury and maiming. This proximity also complicates the use of point-of-operation safeguarding, particularly when complex operational sequences are required.