Unison receives all-electric tube bender order from BAE Systems

January 12, 2010

Unison, Scarborough, U.K., has received an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to 6.89 in., the machine is expected to be the largest all-electric tube bender ever built, according to the manufacturer. The servomotor-powered bender will enable BAE Systems to fabricate shaped tube parts in the highly customized shipbuilding production environment, where many component parts are fabricated in very small batches, and often in quantities of just one.

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