The new 2005 Performer ABT panel bender is designed for job shops and other applications where high numbers of parts per day, produced in small batches, are the norm. The product automatically verifies sheet thickness, constantly tests and compensates for any thermal expansion caused by environmental factors, self-adjusts for bending "spring-back" that occurs during the processing of sheet metal panels, and uses algorithms to compensate material thickness and bend profiles.

Salvagnini America Inc., 27 Bicentennial Court, Hamilton, OH 45015; (513) 874-8284; fax (513) 874-2229;