Press Brake at CBSCBS GAINESVILLE is moving its machining capabilities from the analog world into the digital realm thanks to new machinery equipped with the latest computer technology. A pair of Fryer mills produces precision metal and plastic circuit breaker parts, while an Accurpress press brake used to build sheet metal components for new and retrofit electrical equipment is extremely accurate and easier to operate than its manual predecessor.

The computerized machining equipment results in quicker production, reduced human error, and fewer scrapped parts. “A whole lot less work goes into accurately creating a whole lot more parts,” says Kyle Fincher, mechanical engineer at CBS Gainesville.

Photos: A press brake (right) and new mills top) assure precision and easier operation in the machining of breaker and other electrical equipment components.