To make all types of tube and profile bends
CNC mandrel tube bender for pipes and profiles up to 50.8 mm in diameter. In-process right-hand/left-hand bendingSee what’s possible
This is the CNC tube bending machine par excellence… In-process right-handed and left-handed bending, with fixed or variable radius, in single or multiple radius mode. The E-TURN is so flexible and fast, it is suited for all types of applications from furniture to automotive. Total versatility for tube, pipe, and profile bending.
The E-TURN has different sizes for tubes of diameter up to 50.8 mm.
Simply select the size of the CNC tube bender suited to the tubes and materials to be processed.
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.
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.
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 expertise has been condensed into the CNC control of the E-TURN tube bender. Changeover times are dramatically reduced as all the critical settings for the bending machine and tooling are managed automatically by the CNC including: clamps, pressure die, mandrel position/ retraction, center line radius etc. Using the B_Tools feature guarantees perfect results regardless of the operator's skills. The first part is always right!
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.
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.
Adding a loader to an E-TURN mandrel bender for tubes and profiles allows for unmanned operation.
Designed to be used in a continuous production cycle, the machine does not require 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.
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.
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 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 E-TURN 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.
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.
VGP3D imports the part and creates the list of bending tools you need.
Tool Room monitors your tooling inventory. If a specific tool is unavailable, it recommends an alternative from the available inventory.
Tool Designer generates online drawings of the bending tools you need.
All automatic, all integrated, all digital!
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.
Complete automatic importation and reading of CAD files. Import round or shaped tubes. Work in the same software environment, offline in the office or at 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.
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 including fittings.
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 seamless marry these two technologies solving the problems of locating holes on bent tubular products. All automatically.