In 2011, the HD-1003 ATC press brake appeared. This standalone machine was equipped with the ATC automatic tool changer for the first time. Set-up time has always been a significant factor in ever-shrinking quantities. The ATC (AutoToolChanger) uses four manipulators to independently transport the tools required for the current program, with a large tool selection available for direct access. The manipulators position the tools extremely precisely on the press beam. In combination with the ATC, the hydraulic die clamping system ensures that the dies are picked up safely.