Which Cincinnati Press Brake Model Is Best for You?

Written By: Adam Mattes, V.P. Sterling Machinery Exchange

Goform- NEW Electric Press Brake

This new technology uses servos to power the ram. This allows for a super highgoform repeat-ability of±0.0002” with repeat-ability day in and day out. It is completely electric and when it is between moves it is silent. The Goform is the perfect solution for small parts up to 1/4” thick and weigh less than 50 lbs. It is a small low profile machine that is built ergonomically for a user to comfortably sit or stand at the machine. The Cincinnati Goform Electric Press Brake has a electro-mechanical drive with satellite roller screws. This machine also has one of the largest strokes available with a 10” stroke and 17” open height compared to only 4” with other competitors brakes.Tooling, Tooling, Tooling, one of the best things about this brake is its adaptability of the tooling you are able to run with it. US Tooling, US self seating, Wila, Trumpf and European is all acceptable tooling for the Goform.The backgauge is a TRUE 6-axis gauge that moves at a incredible speed of 3,000 IPM. The Goform is also designed to be movable using a forklift to allow for easy work flow.


baseformThe Cincinnati Baseform comes with all the basic options and is increasingly the fastest growing brake on the market today, is the Cincinnati Baseform CNC Press Brake. This brake has a very competitive price structure compared to other manufacturers in the New CNC Press Brake Marketplace, such as Accurpress, JMT, Trumpf, Amada, Pacific and other similar high quality CNC Machines. It has accuracyrepeatability of ± 0.0004”. Baseform is a production machine with limited customizable optionsopposed to a Proform, Maxform, Autoform or Goform. Baseform comes with a 3 axis or 4 axis CNCCincinnati Touchscreen control, which is the same control across the board on the Cincinnati CNC Press Brake line. This makes it easier to step into other Cincinnati press brakes as your machinery needs increase, to a machine with larger stroke or other CNC capabilities. Another great option for your older Cincinnati brakes, is that you can upgrade your existing 1990’s CBII, FMII or AF to the same control and have 100% commonality of controls including tool libraries and program files.


The Cincinnati Proform+ is one of Cincinnati’s most popular machine on the market proformtoday. It is a heavy duty general purpose machine to get the job done quickly and accurately! The Proform+ can be customized to include extra stroke, special horns for the aircraft industry and up to a 8 axis CNC Control. Also optional on the Proform+ is auto crowning, power clamping, multiple tool options to accommodate USA, European, Wila and Wilson Tooling. All with a repeatability of ±0.0004”.


autoformThe most customizable CNC press brake made by Cincinnati Inc. is a Cincinnati Autoform+. Cincinnati Inc. can install Special Horns on the machine for aircraft industry forming or other special formingand punching operations. Also included in the Autoform+ is Standard DTC (Dynamic Thickness Compensation which allows the brake to automatically measure the thickness of the material as it is bending to calculate the changes in reversal for air bending). Autoform+ that has ±0.0004” repeatability rate. How long of a Stroke do you need? Just let us know and Cincinnati can build to order. If you are looking for a Tandem Press Brake for long pieces Autoform+ is your best choice!


If you are looking for even more capabilities by way of ultra high speed as well as maxformrepeatability ±0.0002”, please inquire about a MaxForm Cincinnati Press Brake. Cincinnati Maxform Press Brakes can be customized to accomodate larger stroke, auto crowning, hydraulic clamping, standard DTC (Dynamic Thickness Compensation which allows the brake to automatically measure the thickness of the material as it is bending to calculate the changes in reversal for air bending), Heavy Duty Backgauges and more! It comes standard with a 5-axis gauge with optional 6-axis linear motor drive gauge allowing for the fastest CNC system on the market!

Sterling Machinery Exchange, A member of MDNA, has dozens of new and used Hydraulic, CNC, Mechanical, Manual and Electric Press Brakes in stock available for inspection underpower.  This allows for the consumer to see all the different brands and options all in one place.  They ship worldwide and have been in business since 1954. Call to speak with a helpful press brake and forming sales person today!  626-444-0311 This article was Written by: Adam Mattes, V.P. Sterling Machinery Exchange

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