The Antil APR Press Brake Bending Robots are a versatile solution for automating bending production utilising either a new or existing press brake. Automating press brakes with an APR robot is a highly effective way of increasing productivity without limiting bending capabilities. These models offer serious advantages over traditional robot formats, being easy to program and operate, and with the gantry design, removing common limitations in handling the material. Significantly the APR robot does not require a dedicated press brake but can be parked to one side, allowing use in manual mode for single pieces or small batch work. When a production run is required the robot can be set to run automatically; either during the day or often at the end of a shift for full ‘lights out’ operation. As well as improving productivity the APR is also used for bending large, awkward components which would normally need two operators to handle; this brings immediate benefits in both cost savings and operator safety.