The technical day "Bending 4.0" organised by JEAN PERROT the 10th of October 2017 was a great success: first of all, the company has introduced an innovative solution for sheet metal bending with a press brake MANEO associated to a tool storage system and a collaborative robot (E Cobot Bend), and secondly Benjamin Griveaux, the Secretary of State for Economy & Finance made two parts with JEAN PERROT sheet metal bending machines (on thin & thick metal sheets).

Bending cell 4.0: the success of collaborative innovation

Further information to come on the French magazine Métal Industries, but a video is already available to show the innovative bending cell developped by JEAN PERROT and its partner CLEIA. Indeed, Secretary of State for Economy & Finance bended a metal sheet while standing in the immediate proximity of the robot which was equipped with all protection systems required to ensure operator's safety.    

By adapting its speed to human presence in its proximity area, the robot picked the bended part to give it to Mr Griveaux 3 meters away, without waiting that the Secretary of State was completely out of the press brake immediate prximity area.