CNC tube bending machines
CNC machines for bending tubes and profiles
Tubes can be bent by implementing different technologies depending on the application.
Simply combine the functions you need to easily identify the tube bending machine most suited to your needs:
- with right-handed and left-handed in-process bending capabilities
- with configurable right-handed and left-handed bending capabilities
- with fixed and/or variable radius
- with manual loading or automatic loading from coil
- combined with other jobs
All our tube bending machines utilize "All-Electric" technology that provides a host of advantages.
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 further 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 consistent bending. The obvious advantage is that the machine is easier to maintain, safer to use and more reliable.
“All-Electric” technology ensures quiet and clean machines.
We have reduced energy consumption with no reduction in bending capacity.
All tubes have a number of imperfections or variations (dimensional tolerances, chemical composition variation, stretch, elasticity etc.) that can affect bend quality. That is why some bends obtained may vastly differ from what is expected in terms of quality, accuracy and repeatability.
Normally a bender operator needs expertise in order to compensate for these variations. At BLM we have incorporated our 60 years of bending know-how in the CNC of our tube benders. Now you can get perfect results regardless of the operator’s skill.
Simply enter the standard bending data and the machine will automatically generate the part program after searching for prior bending experience in its database to make sure that it is right from the first part. And this works for either fixed or variable radius bends. Always.
This capability eliminates the need for those manual adjustments which were once indispensable to obtain good finished parts.
The CAD/CAM VGP3D 3D-graphic programming software made by BLM GROUP can be used to create and immediately run the machine program simply by entering the geometric data of the tube or importing the files directly from CAD3D in iges, step, _xt format.
To facilitate programming even further you can follow the guided steps and simulate the part to ensure the best result without risk of tool breakage or collisions. Where you want: program in the office or on the machine.
All BLM benders can be operated in different ways.
Connected with automatic feeders and loaders.
Combined with other BLM technologies (laser tube systems, sawing machines, end formers) and managed from a single control point as an integrated production process.
And they can be changed or adapted to different uses over time.
Because, for us, flexibility is an essential benefit.