Pads can help in many bender applications. By activating the bender on top of a
pad, you isolate the rocker from the part on the critical holddown surface. NO CONTACT =
- Pads can be designed to match a parts irregular shape on one side yet
be flat and parallel on the surface that the bender contacts.
- Eliminates rocker contact and impact on part holddown surface.
- To protect a part cutout or hole from distortion due to its proximity to the bend line.
- To eliminate humping of the material when the application dictates upsizing the rocker
diameter. The pad provides holddown pressure close to the bend radius.
- To match a standard rocker diameter to the Zee bend or offset vertical height. Allows
use of standard rockers versus making specials.
When Using Pads, Ready
- Locate the pad and its shoulder screws/spools as close as possible to the tangency point
of the radius. This location and bushings or guides will prevent the pad from tipping.
- Springs to lift the pad should work separately from the spring return of the bender.
- Additional part holddown may be required in some applications (pilots, die springs or
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Without Tool Marks
READY Benders® normally leave a slight burnish or shine mark on both
part surfaces. This is a big improvement over wipe tool scrapes and gouges.
Elimination of tool marks is not just for prepainted metal - one of our big success
areas. Use of pads (bottom, left) and highly polished steel rockers are very successful on
prepaint and other decorative surfaces. Depending on acceptable tool mark criteria, we
have the solution to most situations. Test--bending is the safe approach. For a modest
fee, we will form your material using our benders and send you a report with your sample
Solid Delrin® Rockers or Delrin®
Inserted Rockers are used without pads on low to medium production applications.