Bending Products

The bending technology area includes all manner of machines and processes for bending sheet metal, including press brakes, folders, panel benders, corner formers, ironworkers, notchers, orbital formers, and roll benders. It also has information on accessories such as gauging and backgauging systems.

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Hydraulic drive technology allows energy savings in tube processing

October 15, 2014

A new development from transfluid has improved the efficiency of hydraulic drives for tube processing. According to the company, the technology allows energy savings up to 70 percent. The manufacturer implements the controls on the hydraulic pumps using servomotors. The speed and thus the volume...

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All-electric tube bender handles diameters to 9 in.

October 9, 2014

Unison has developed an all-electric tube bending machine that can bend tubes and pipes up to 9 in. dia. According to the company, the availability of an all-electric machine at this size level brings instant setup and precision bending to applications in the shipbuilding, power generation, oil and...

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Press brake tooling made for European-, Wila-style configurations

September 4, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of press brake tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF®-style tooling. The press brake line includes punches, dies, standard specials, specials, and accessories, available in segmented,...

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6-axis CNC backgauge retrofits to press brakes

August 21, 2014

Zakron U.S.A. has introduced a line of retrofittable 6-axis CNC backgauges for press brakes with bed lengths from 10 to 20 ft. and from 200 to 1,000 tons. X1, X2 travel is 24 to 72 in.; R1, R2 travel is 6 to 15 in.; and Z1, Z2 travel is 8 to 18 in., depending on the model. The backgauges...

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Rapid clamping system speeds up tool change

August 20, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the Quick Tool Unlock rapid clamping system for tube bending machines. It allows quick change of the bending formers without tools. The clamping system comprises a split tension rod with clamping lever, as well as a swivel device. Only the clamping lever is...

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New line of press brake tooling punches and dies launched

August 14, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF-style tooling. The new line is manufactured from premium alloy tool steels with the wear surfaces induction-hardened for enhanced...

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Servo-electric press brake features O-frame that reduces vertical deflection

July 16, 2014

CoastOne Oy, Finland, has introduced a new O-frame series of servo-electric press brakes to the North American market through International Technologies Inc. The machine, which is accurate up to ±0.0000787 in., has a frame design that helps reduce vertical deflection and torsion. Sizes vary...

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Bending machine design helps minimize setup time

July 14, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec has developed the CNC 60 E TB MR bending machine. Equipped with multitools, it allows production of different radii, as well as bend-in-bend systems. The machine is suitable for the manufacture of exhaust pipes with a bending radius of 1xD without straight intermediate lengths...

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Compact 3-D bender can be integrated with robotics

July 9, 2014

Automated Industrial Machinery Inc. (AIM) offers the AFC compact 3-D bender. The small-footprint machine requires a low investment, enabling smaller companies to bring in automation and the larger ones to offset current capacity. Features include standard slip ring technology with unlimited...

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Bending machines process plate, sections

June 19, 2014

Schwarze-Robitec offers the Platebender PB series bending machines for plates and Sectionbender SB series bending machines for sections. The plate bending machine processes plates with a material thickness from a fraction of an inch up to 4.92 in. They are equipped optionally with three or four...

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Fully automatic pole cutting, bending machine saves processing time

May 29, 2014

Baykal Machinery has designed a fully automatic pole cutting and bending machine. The cutting line has an area of 85.3 by 196.8 ft. and a cutting size of 8.2 by 45.9 ft. According to the company, the machine saves up to 50 percent of the total processing time and works with a 0 percent margin of...

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Pipe bending/forming system suitable for tight pipe coils

May 21, 2014

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has incorporated its right-hand/left-hand bending machines into a system designed specifically for tightly coiled pipes. The system eliminates cross-section loss and burrs. A robot places coiled material into a measuring device that enters the coil’s exact...

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CNC tube bender designed for high-value, low-volume manufacturing

April 23, 2014

Horn Machine Tools has introduced manually operated EvBend CNC tube bending machines, offered by Unison. By combining CNC rotary draw bending with manually operated bending, the machine provides an entry point to CNC bending for low-volume, high-precision manufacturers of high-value tubular parts,...

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Press brakes include new options

April 7, 2014

Bystronic offers its Xpert and Xcite press brake series equipped with the ByVision bending control. The control, which includes a database of material bend angles and bend allowances, uses a 22-in. HD touchscreen to display 3-D part animations and software-driven menu selections. Bending profiles...

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All-electric tube bender delivers high levels of automation

March 10, 2014

The Elect XL150 all-electric tube bender from BLM Group USA bends tubes up to 6 in. dia. The unit can handle applications with few or no straights between bends and those requiring tight-radius bends. The precise control and positioning of the bender’s electric axes help ensure that optimum...

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