E-TURN

To make all types of bends. A unique advantage

Tube bending machines for tubes up to 50.8 mm in diameter. In-process right-hand/left-hand bending

See what’s possible
Right-handed, left-handed and...

This is the tube bending machine par excellence… In-process right-handed or left-handed bending, with fixed or variable radius, in single or multiple radius mode. The E-TURN is so flexible and fast to be suited to all types of applications from furniture to automotive. Total versatility, for new bending solutions.

Choose your size

The E-TURN has different sizes for tubes of diameter up to 50.8 mm.
Simply select the size suited to the tubes and materials to be processed.

E-TURN32

E-TURN32
Up to 30 mm (1.125”)

E-TURN35

E-TURN35
Up to 35 mm (1.375”)

E-TURN40

E-TURN40
Up to 40 mm (1.5”)

E-TURN52

E-TURN52
Up to 50.8 mm (2.0”)

Creativity with no limits

Freedom of shape: with round, oval, rectangular tubes, pre-processed with holes or slots...
Freedom of radius: fixed and/or variable.
Freedom of orientation: flat, sideways, inclined.
Freedom of bending direction.

The design of a bend

Simply beautiful. Unblemished. Every part is always the same as the next. The parts bent with the E-TURN are small masterpieces in terms of appearance and are perfect applications requiring high cosmetics.

Right from the first part, whatever you do!

It doesn’t matter if you are bending thousands of parts or just a few prototypes. Now you can make the first part a good part. It used to take great skill and a number of man hours to dial in a bend and minimize wasted material. Our 60 years of bending expertise has been condensed into the CNC control of the E-TURN. Using the B_Tools feature guarantees perfect results regardless of the operator's skills. The first part is always right.

Guaranteed repeatability

You can create an infinite number of virtually identical parts by exploiting the features of the industries’ most evolved bending technology.

All setup parameters are saved as a component of the part program.

Working in advance: that's the secret!

The E-TURN automatically predicts and calculates the behaviour of the tube during the bending operation. This is particularly useful for processing high-strength materials or stainless steel with high spring back to prevent the formation of unsightly marks caused by slippage at the end of the bend or early wear on the tools.
All without ever needing the intervention of the operator.

Two times more efficient
due volte più efficiente

Adding a loader to an E-TURN tube bender allows for unmanned operation.
Designed to be used in a continuous production cycle, the machine does not required additional equipment: once the loader is arranged for either right or left loading and unloading operations are performed automatically. Programming of the loader is via the VGP3D programming software and is included in the part program. This ensures maximum process efficiency.

...with integrated loading and unloading

The BLM GROUP tube benders with integrated part loading and unloading systems are the 'go-to' turnkey solutions if productivity, safety and autonomy are what you are looking for.
The automatic tube bundle loader and handling robot manage the entire tube loading and unloading sequence.
The entire system is managed from a single point via the VGP3D programming software.
With the dual unloading zones you can have non-stop 24/7 production without operator dependence.

 

Always safe, even when unmanned

Sensors fitted on the machine automatically stop production if problems arise. This means that processes are always reliable and safe and prevents wasting materials even when the machine is operating unmanned.

"All electric", all easier
Minimum setup time and repeatable accuracy

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.

Low maintenance and high reliability

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 E-TURN is easier to maintain, safer to use and more reliable.

ECO-compatibility

“All-Electric” technology ensures quiet and clean machines.

Minimum energy consumption, equal to 5 kW

We have reduced energy consumption with no reduction in bending capacity.

From the idea to the part in one click

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.

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The software that makes the difference: VGP3D

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.

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Easy to learn. Very easy to use

Software help for making increasingly more complex curved shapes.
Convenient, easy and efficient.

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B_Import

Complete automatic importation and reading of CAD files files. Import round or shaped tubes. Work in the software same environment, off line in the office, or at the machine.

B_Measure

Immediate verification of the match between theoretical and actual. Measuring the distance between the tube and the machine component. Measuring the amount of interference.

B_3Dcad

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.

B_Export

Export directly from VGP. Faster (1 min. vs. 3.5 min.) than from CAD. Export full 3D tube assemblies including fittings.

All-In-One: bending and laser - made for each other

Bending and laser cutting: this turns a tube into a finished product. But the use of two separate technologies has always caused difficulties. BLM GROUP machines are created to seemless marry these two technologies solving the problems of locating holes on bent tubular products. All automatically.

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Examples of application with E-TURN