Defender Plus Press Brake Guarding System

Defender Plus is a press brake guarding system designed for retrofit applications and provides a high level of operator protection while maintaining machine productivity and performance.

Defender Plus Optical Protection

The Defender Plus laser transmitter and receiver are mounted to the upper beam of the press brake. A continuous dual laser field protects the zone directly below the punch tip allowing the operator to hold the work piece as the tools close at high speed. If an obstruction is detected the machine is automatically stopped.

This close proximity protection allows the operator unrestricted access to the point of operation for increased productivity and unlike traditional light curtains, reduces fatigue by enabling the operator to remain standing in the same position.

Key Features



  • Mute point is easily set according to the material position and optically verified automatically on every cycle.
  • Multiple modes available to suit any shape and profile of work piece. At the press of a button simply select a mode that best suits each bend job to achieve the best level of productivity and performance.
  • Graphical user interface panel displays system and machine status in real time. Simple to follow instructions and messages make the system very easy to operate.
  • Automatic monitoring of speed and stopping performance.
  • Quick adjust brackets are simple to set-up with adjustment after tool change taking only a matter of seconds.



RapidBend technology employs a patented progressive muting process that enables the press brake to close safely at high speed until the tool opening is only 6mm. This reduces the slow speed travel distance to enhance machine productivity. RapidBend is compatible with most synchronised CNC press brakes* and in comparison to other light or laser based systems, RapidBend can reduce machine cycle time by up to two seconds per cycle. This represents a significant saving in operating time and cost.

*For retrofit applications RapidBend compatibility is dependent on machine type. Results may vary with older or conventional type machines.


AutoSense is an automatic monitoring technology that tracks machine operation and performance in real time. AutoSense automatically monitors control commands, motion, direction, speed and stopping performance to maintain a high level of machine and operator protection. AutoSense also guarantees compliance with international safety standards that mandate automatic monitoring of machine overrun and safe speed. 


  Defender Plus Press Brake Guarding System
Hardware CE Certified Category 4 Safety Controller with integrated force guided relays and encoder feedback system
Software CE Certified Kernel Software with application software interface
Technology RapidBend / AutoSense
Laser transmitter / receiver
Laser transmitter CLASS 1 Dual planar laser
Receiver Multi-sensor photocell receiver
Optical range 6 meters
Object detection resolution 4mm
Connector type M12 8 pin
Tool compatibility V tools and non standard tools
User interface panel
Display 4.3" widescreen colour graphics display
Connector type M12 8 pin
Mounting brackets
Vertical bracket length 700mm (other lengths available on request)
Vertical adjustment range 488mm (suits punch height up to 400mm)
Horizontal adjustment range 40mm

How to Buy / Availability

Defender Plus is available in selected countries, supplied and installed from Lazer Safe Retrofit Dealers, the original press brake manufacturer and participating machinery dealers. For more information and to find out if Defender Plus is available in your country, click here to contact your nearest Retrofit Dealer.