PV racking provider TRA Snow and Sun says it has acquired an Accurpress machine that will allow the company to double its ability to bend, punch and dimple its solar racking products and other offerings. Production is likewise expected to double.
TRA's Accurpress press brake machine employs programmable capabilities, lifetime-lubricated gibs and bearings of a Teflon composite material. Compared to other products, it cuts the time in half to do the same processes while increasing accuracy.
A system used to mount a ballasted solar racking system, for instance, requires an eight foot long aluminum frame with eight circular holes punched through it at various intervals. TRA's Accurpress can punch all eight holes in one cycle of the press, whereas other machines would require eight separate strokes of the press to punch the eight holes, the company explains.