Transforming Metal Fabrication with Our New Press Brake Cells

Enterprise Welding and Fabricating is proud to announce the recent integration of advanced press brake cells into our operations. This strategic investment is set to revolutionize our metal fabrication processes by enhancing precision, efficiency and flexibility in our production line. The new press brake cells address industry challenges by enabling us to handle more complex and varied projects with greater speed and accuracy. As a result, we are elevating our production capabilities to new heights, ensuring we continue to deliver superior quality and meet the evolving needs of our clients.

“The decision to move forward and invest in the Trumpf Robot Press Brake Cell was a very easy one for our team,” Mike Katic, President of Enterprise Welding and Fabricating, said. “Enterprise Welding and Fabricating’s roots and historical success have always been founded on two main principles: always invest in innovative technology and our employees. This principle is what has not only defined us in the past but will always be a part of who Enterprise Welding will be in the future.”


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The power behind the new cells

The new press brake cells come with a range of standout features that transform our fabrication process, which include:

– Addressing complex operations beyond human capability

– Securing repeatability, accuracy and consistency

– Elevating throughput

– Streamlining efficiency in handling complex parts

– Enhancing workplace safety

By utilizing two robots within the cell, we enable simultaneous processing of parts, leading to faster throughput and reduced cycle times compared to traditional methods. This increased efficiency is a direct result of our commitment to innovation and staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the industry.

The integration

The transition to integrating press brake cells into our existing processes has been seamless, thanks to planning and execution. Notable advancements include the capability of the cells to accurately recognize part orientation and silhouette, ensuring error-free processing. Moreover, we anticipate a significant increase in productivity, with expected improvements ranging between 10 to 20 percent. Additionally, automated stacking and organization further reduce reliance on manual labor, enhancing efficiency across our workflow.

Workflow efficiency

Our focus on workflow efficiency has led to significant improvements in our fabrication process. By implementing multitasking capabilities, we can now load multiple jobs simultaneously, reducing setup time and enhancing operational efficiency. Additionally, our skilled operators oversee operations and ensure stringent quality control measures are upheld throughout the production process.

Improving fabrication

The integration of these advancements into our fabrication process has yielded tangible benefits. With enhanced speed and efficiency, tasks are completed at a faster pace, allowing for quicker turnaround times. Furthermore, the seamless transition between stages in our production line ensures a smoother workflow, minimizing bottlenecks and optimizing overall productivity.

We anticipate a substantial impact on our production capabilities, including increased capacity, higher throughput and the potential for round-the-clock operation. This will enhance our ability to meet growing customer demands and improve delivery timelines and overall customer satisfaction.

Embracing innovation and automation

By embracing technology, we open doors to various opportunities for workforce development and job enrichment. Instead of viewing automation as a threat to jobs, we recognize it as a catalyst for growth and advancement within our workforce. This technology allows us to redefine job roles and tasks, empowering employees to focus on higher-value activities that require human creativity, problem-solving skills and decision-making capabilities.

We aim to revolutionize the metal fabrication process, streamlining repetitive tasks and freeing up valuable time for our employees. This shift towards transformative technology aligns with our vision of creating a dynamic and resilient workforce that can thrive in an increasingly automated world. To achieve this goal, we prioritize training and skill development initiatives.


To ensure a smooth transition, our team underwent training in programming, tooling setup and machine operation. This training equips them with the necessary skills to maximize the potential of the new technology. Additionally, ongoing support and on-site assistance were provided to facilitate a seamless transition and ensure optimal performance. It covered aspects like configuring operations, operator training for setup monitoring and basic adjustments.

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Advancements and quality assurance

Our press brake cells offer versatile applications, spanning from small-scale components to large-scale assemblies. With this flexibility, we anticipate significant improvements in productivity, quality and consistency across various fabrication tasks. Automation’s capabilities allow us to deliver high-quality products more efficiently, particularly benefiting longer-running and complex jobs.

Additionally, by eliminating human errors, these cells ensure uniform quality and reproducibility in fabrication processes. Operating with precision and accuracy, they enhance customer safety and dependability, maintaining tight tolerances and high-quality standards.


The integration of the two Trumpf Robot Press Brake Cells into our operations represents a significant milestone in our journey toward greater efficiency, productivity and innovation. While automation presents new opportunities and challenges, it’s essential to recognize its role as a tool for enhancing our workforce and improving our competitiveness in the market. We remain committed to continuous improvement and excellence in all aspects of our operations, and we’re excited about the positive impact that press brake cells will have on our company’s future success.

Published on May 28, 2024