Tube processing: 4 operations in 1 CNC machine
Multifunctional tube processing machine. Straightening. End-forming. Tube bending and cutting.See what’s possible
The 4-RUNNER is a multi-operation CNC tube processing machine. Starting from a coil, it straightens, end-forms (using a 6 forming station), faces, rolls, bends, cuts and finally unloads the finished part. All in one system.
The machine 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 tube processing 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
The equipment is offered in two different versions,
just choose the one more adapted to the tube processing needs and product you wish to produce.
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 this BLM modular CNC tube processing equipment. 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 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 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 VGP3D you have one machine program for both bending and forming.
This provides you with a complete production cycle time for estimates and optimal production planning.
Furthermore, you can view all operations in simulation mode to check feasibility and optimize the process.
All this from one single control point.
The VGP3D 3D 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.
It can import and recognize 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 practical. Measuring the distance between the tube and the machine component. Measuring the amount of interference with other objects.
Full graphic part optimization. Waste elimination. 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.