Sentinel Plus for Amada HDS

Sentinel Plus is the most advanced press brake guarding system ever designed for retrofit applications and is optimised for high speed performance machines. As a camera based system, Sentinel Plus delivers exceptional levels of protection, productivity and performance. A dedicated interface package is now available for installing Sentinel Plus on Amada HDS press brakes. The package includes a dedicated HDS interface module and a quick connect cable harness that simply plugs in to the HDS control board located inside the machine cabinet. 

No mess, no fuss

The HDS interface module provides a simple and clean factory style installation without the need for any modification or cutting of the existing machine cables. At any time your HDS can be restored to original factory condition simply by unplugging the interface module.

High speed performance

Sentinel Plus is optimised for the Amada HDS so your machine can operate at maximum closing speed and with RapidBend Plus* technology the machine transitions to pressing speed at only 2mm above the material.

* Performance is dependant on AMNC settings and parameters. Results may vary with early generation and higher tonnage models. Consult your Authorised Lazer Safe Retrofit Dealer for more information about your HDS model.

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Key Features

Sentinel Plus key features


  • Mute point is easily set according to the material position and optically verified automatically on every cycle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrated status LEDs on the TX and RX for simpler and faster set-up and adjustment.
  • Automatic monitoring of speed and stopping performance.
  • Quick adjust brackets with tool lock to keep the transmitter and receiver clear during tool change.
  • Automatic Tool Alignment for simple tool change that takes only a matter of seconds.
  • Special Tools Mode automatically detects and adjusts for any size and profile tool.
  • Optional monitoring of additional machine safety elements including emergency stop buttons plus side and rear gate interlock switches with real time status displayed on the user interface panel.
  • Dual guarding option - install laser protection and a third party light curtain for even more flexibility. Simply select the protection that best suits the bend job.


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RapidBend Plus technology employs a high speed progressive muting process that enables performance press brakes to close safely at high speed until the tool opening is only 2mm. This reduces the slow speed travel distance to significantly enhance machine productivity. RapidBend Plus is compatible with most high speed performance CNC press brakes* and in comparison to other light or laser based systems, RapidBend Plus can reduce machine cycle time by more than two seconds per cycle. This represents a significant saving in operating time and cost.

*For retrofit applications RapidBend Plus compatibility is dependent on machine type and is optimised for high speed performance press brakes.


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.


BendShield technology provides advanced optical protection by enveloping the punch tip with a protective field that has no gaps. BendShield has an object detection resolution of 2mm to detect even the smallest obstruction from any angle. Optical protection remains active until the tool opening is reduced to 2mm preventing fingers and hands entering the point of operation. 


  Sentinel 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 Plus / AutoSense / BendShield
Laser transmitter / receiver
Laser transmitter CLASS 1 Block laser
Receiver Camera receiver
Optical range 8 meters
Object detection resolution 2mm
Connector type M12 12 pin
Tool compatibility V tools and non standard tools
Special functions  Automatic Tool Alignment / Special Tools Mode
Integrated status LEDs Transmitter status (power / laser A/B)
Receiver status (power / front/middle/rear sensors / automatic alignment)
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 530mm (suits punch height up to 450mm. Other lengths available on request)
Horizontal adjustment range 40mm

How to Buy / Availability

Sentinel Plus with Amada HDS interface package is now available in the United States through our Master Distributor THCO LLC. For all other enquiries please contact us.