Making symmetrical parts with different fixed and variable radii. Bends and opposite bends.
Excellent cosmetic results. Repeatability. Great flexibility for frequent production changes.
Designs with complex shapes and freedom of form.
These are the needs of the designer furniture industry.
Creativity often clashes with production feasibility. The creation of an industrial product is always the result of constant tension between manufacturing constraints and creative ideas.
- Bend anything and everything
E-TURN is a machine family created to ensure maximum flexibility in metal tube processing. In-process right hand and left hand bends, up to eight different tools fitted at the same time, fixed radius and variable radius capability, easy and hard way bending, bend non-round section tubes, rotate the bending head 360°, plus minimum head clearance means that a full range of jobs including complex geometries are feasible.
- And as always... get it right from the first part!
The confidence to get the part right without needing to dedicate time to fine-tuning the program or having to rely on operators have the skills and the experience needed to optimize the bender is even more important when the variety of products to be made is broad and the shapes are complex.
By using a powerful algorithm found on BLM GROUP tube bending machines the operator can proceed with just standard programming regardless of whether it contains fixed or variable radius bends. The machine automatically generates the part program based on prior bending experience stored in its database to obtain the right part from the start. When a job is to be repeated the part program can be recalled and run without the need for any adjustments because the settings are stored within the program and therefore immediately available by recalling the program itself. This means fast setup and, above all, position repeatability. This eliminates the need to have a bender set- up specialist. Any trained operator can make perfect parts.
Having a high degree of flexibility provides the ability to be competitive for large product families and the gives the capability to quickly react to the changes required by the market.
The electric control of all axis allows the production of tight radii and complex shapes with the guarantee of perfect repeatability. Produce these challenging bends:
- average bending radii Ø 1D
- ovalisation < 1%
- no clamping marks.