4 OPERATIONS x 1 MACHINE
Straightens. End-forms. Bends Cuts
The 4-RUNNER is a complete production process starting from a coil which then straightens, end-forms (up to six passes), faces, rolls, bends, cuts and finally unloads the finished part.
All in one system.
The 4-RUNNER can be configured and used with a variety of modules. You can use it for a single function / process or as a complete combined production process (from feeding to unloading cut, bent and end-formed parts). This modular system can be built according to your needs or added to over time.
- Horizontal winder
- Vertical winder
- Jumbo winder
- Variable radius
- In-process right-handed/left-handed
- All of which can be freely combined on the same part
- Inner orbital
- Outer blade
- Outer orbital
- With four ram stations
- With six ram stations
- With four ram+one rotary passes
Compression and draw bending
You can use both types of bending techniques to combine bending speed with the possibility of making short straights between bends or between bends and formed ends. The capability provides maximum flexibility and productivity.
In-process right-handed/left-handed bending
You do not need to pick a specific bending direction. The machine can automatically switch between left and right hand bends.
Variable-radius bending offers many advantages, primarily more sophisticated bends and faster cycle times.
Inner orbital cutter
The tube is pre-scored for the subsequent parting operation. Provides chip-free cut off.
Taglio orbitale esterno
Disc cut off
Very fast. Very versatile.
No intermediate steps. No separate set ups for subsequent process. No work in process inventory.
The entire production controlled in the background.
Across all shifts because everything is performed on one machine.
No expertise needed to run the system.
Anything is feasible with 4-RUNNER. Exploiting its potential to the highest level is very simple.
All machine movements are via electric servos. Part bend positions, tooling information, and power parameters are all saved together in the part program. When a job is repeated you simply mount the tools and recall the program. No futher mechanical adjustments are needed. This guarantees quick setup and changeover and provides lot to lot repeatability. It also eliminates the need for a bender set up specialist.
All electric operation offers simplified wiring and the elimination of hydraulic components. This reduces the need for routine maintenance and provides more consistant bending. The obvious advantage is that the 4-RUNNERis easier to maintain, safer to use and more reliable.
“All-Electric” technology ensures quiet and clean machines.
We have reduced electrical energy consumption with no reduction in working capacity.
All setup parameters are saved with the part program. No mechanical adjustments mean maximum repeatability of the parts during bending operations. Furthermore, tube forming is measured in real time to guarantee part repeatability without wasted time or efficiency.
It takes just a moment to start production: import a file directly from 3D CAD or input the tube geometric data. The VGP3D software automatically creates a ready to run part program.
With the VGP3D you have one machine program for both bending and forming.
This provides you with a complete production cycle time for estimating or production planning.
What is more, you can view all operations in simulation mode to check feasibility and optimise the process.
All from one single control point.
The VGP3D three-dimensional programming software makes the real difference:
it checks part feasibility, eliminating the risk of collisions which typically occur during the first practical try out
it calculates the real production cycle time in advance, slashing the time needed to create customer quotes or determine feasibility
it automatically generates the machine program.
I can import and recognise CAD files automatically. I can even import tubes with non-round sections. All in one environment, either in the office or on the machine.
Immediate verification of the match between theoretical and actual. Measuring the distance between the tube and the machine component. Measuring the amount of interference with other objects.
Full graphic part optimization. Eliminates waste. The operator is able to redraw the part and start the production without assistance of a set up person.
Export directly from VGP. Faster (1 min. vs. 3.5 min.) than from CAD. Export full 3D tube assemblies.