Tube bending machines optimized for speed

July 29, 2013

Unison has introduced a new generation of all-electric bending machines featuring mechanical architecture and control software improvements that help reduce tubular part fabrication times. The redesign reduces the time required for intermediate handling and tooling configuration tasks before and after a bend by as much as 40 percent, the company states.

The new machine architecture is fitted as standard on all of the company's all-electric bending machines, which are available for tube and pipe diameters from 0.625 to 8.5 in.

The shape and size of the machine’s auxiliary mechanical axes have been optimized to help reduce their mass and inertia. These axes also are being driven at faster speeds, through the application of more torque, to accelerate and decelerate at faster rates and to achieve higher top speeds. On some axes, the gearing mechanism has been changed as well.

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