Close this search box.

Wilson & Gilkes New Robotic Press Brake – Art to Part in 20 minutes

Better, Faster, Cheaper – Fabricated Sheet Metal Components

On display at Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) 2023 was the new acquisition to the Wilson & Gilkes manufacturing facility, the LVD Dyna-Cell press brake. The robotic bending cell was extremely popular with visitors to the 2023 event. Each day of the event saw a continual stream of visitors using mobile phone video to capture the cutting-edge technology in action. The new machine automates the bending of small- to medium-sized parts in a fast and cost-efficient manner with utmost precision.

Why did we choose the LVD Dyna-Cell to use in our Wilson & Gilkes metal component production?

Shorter lead times – Art to Part in 20 minutes

Programming of the bending cell is incredibly fast and easy. It takes 10 minutes to generate the bending and robot program and 10 minutes for set-up and first part generation. No robot teaching at the machine is required. Wilson & Gilkes can supply fabricated sheet metal parts faster. For a bracket with four bends the process time can be as little as ten seconds.

Powered by LVD’s CADMAN-SIM software, Dyna-Cell produces a part in 20 minutes or less. It takes 10 minutes to automatically generate the bending and robot program and another 10 minutes for setup and first part production.

Increased capacity

Material, energy and labour costs continue to increase. The use of automation allows Wilson & Gilkes to free up capacity and use our skilled team across a range of processes. This technology will assist Wilson & Gilkes to stay competitive in a challenging environment of increasing costs.

Quality – The first bend is accurate every time

Wilson & Gilkes selected the option of Easy-Form® Laser adaptive bending. This ensures the first bend is accurate every time. The bend angle will always be consistent.

Contact Wilson & Gilkes regarding your fabricated sheet metal requirements.

AMW Melbourne 2023

AMW Melbourne 2023 offered a glimpse into the future of manufacturing, with a particular emphasis on cutting-edge technologies such as automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, and additive manufacturing. The event provided an ideal environment for businesses and manufacturers to explore new ideas, foster collaborations, and gain insights into the latest trends that can enhance productivity and efficiency.

Visitors had the opportunity to interact with these technologies firsthand. The new Wilson & Gilkes LVD Dyna-Cell press brake was a great example of the new technology that was on display.

Industry Collaboration

Industry leaders and policymakers also addressed the audience, discussing strategies to strengthen Australia’s manufacturing sector. Their insights shed light on emerging opportunities, market trends, and government initiatives aimed at supporting local manufacturers. Such collaborations and discussions were instrumental in fostering a vibrant ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth within the manufacturing community.

Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

In line with global sustainability goals, AMW Melbourne 2023 placed a strong emphasis on eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Exhibitors and industry leaders showcased their sustainable solutions, demonstrating how manufacturers can reduce their environmental footprint while maintaining profitability.

The event highlighted advancements in renewable energy integration, waste reduction, and recycling initiatives within the manufacturing sector. By embracing sustainable practices, manufacturers not only contribute to a greener future but also enhance their competitiveness by attracting environmentally conscious consumers and investors.

Australian Manufacturing Week Melbourne 2023 was a testament to Australia’s manufacturing strength, innovation, and commitment to sustainability.

Wilson & Gilkes is based in South West Sydney. The 6,000 sq mtr manufacturing facility provides a range of sheet metal fabrication services:

  • Design and 3D drawings
  • Laser cutting
  • Sheet metal punching
  • Sheet metal folding
  • Welding
  • Spot welding
  • Inserting
  • Powder coating
  • Assembly

Using Australian suppliers will reduce supply risks.

Wilson & Gilkes designs and manufactures 100% in Australia. No supply chain risk.

Contact us on (+61) 2 9914 0900 or sales@gilkon.com.au

Recent Posts



Contact us