SMART

Small, agile, intelligent

All electric tube bender for tubes up to ∅ 28 mm (1.1”). Extremely fast. With integrated loading and unloading

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Autonomous, reliable, indispensable

Its compact layout and integrated loading-unloading enable automated non-stop operation. The SMART is capable of running without a dedicated operator. SMART is a machine you can count on to make your production.

More of everything

Capable of both right hand and left hand bending.
Stack toolking provides multiple radius capability.
Bend tube, wire or hybrid tubes (with flanges, end-forms etc.).
The SMART is particularly well suited for bending complicated shapes and multiple radii tubes used in the automotive, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration industries.

Double up on productivity

High speed bending and optimised loading / unload cycles combine to give the SMART unbeatable productivity.

This, combined with a very low initial investment, provides very competitive piece part costs.

From simple to complex with the same accuracy

The all-electric axis control gives the ability to produce tight bend radii, even less than 1D, and to produce complex shapes with multiple radii or for pre-assembled tubes with flanges, end forms or fittings.
Perfect repeatability and consistent accuracy are guaranteed.

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 SMART. Using the B_Tools feature guarantees perfect results regardless of the operator's skills. The first part is always right.

Thousands of feasible parts > thousands of possible solutions

The SMART tube bender can be used in a wide range of configurations; from manual to robotic loading or with a range of automated loaders designed to handle straight tubes or pre-assembled tubes with formed ends, flanges or fittings. Choose the most suitable configuration for your needs.

"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 SMART 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 just 2 kW

We have reduced electrical energy consumption with no reduction in working 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 initial part tryout
it calculates the real cycle time in advance, slashing the time needed to create accurate quotes or production estimates. Plus it quickly proves 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

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_Measure

Immediate verification of the matching between theoretical and required. Measuring the distance between the tube and the machine component. Measuring the degree 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 frm VGP. Faster (1 min. vs. 3.5 min.) than from CAD. Export full 3D tube assemblies including fittings.

All-In-One: bending and shaping – made for each other

All our tube-forming and tube-bending machines can be integrated into complete production processes. This often means optimising production: managing the entire process in a single operation and eliminate intermediate steps and part reworking on other pieces of equipment. Simplifies logistics and reduces the production time.

From coil, with mandrel

Have you ever considered feeding from coil?
You can reduce raw material costs, storage space and material waste in addition to eliminating part rework and work-in-process inventory.

This is our solution: by combining a 3-RUNNER and SMART, you can overlap jobs, reduce the cycle time and cut the piece part cost.

Irresistible!

Examples of application with SMART