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8 reasons for choosing an all-electric tube bending machine

Jan 18, 2022 2:04:00 PM

Automatic tube bending machines are widely used in a variety of areas of application such as automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, furniture, industrial vehicles, and residential and industrial heating and cooling systems.

Unlike the traditional manual tube bending machines, mainly used as work tools on construction sites, automatic tube bending machines are real industrial systems for mass production of components made from tube and can be electric hydraulic, hereinafter simply called hydraulic tube bending machines, or all-electric.
This article describes the main advantages offered by the all-electric tube bending machines.

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The tube bender reshaping power distribution in electric vehicles

Oct 4, 2021 11:54:47 AM

Copper and aluminium busbars have always been used for conducting electric current in a wide variety of equipment, such as transformerselectrical cabinets, switchgear, generators and generally in all-electric engineering applications where very high powers are involved.

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Bending tool management software for tube fabricators

Jul 28, 2021 11:58:00 AM

Someone not familiar with the tube bending process is unable to imagine the complexity of maintaining the bending tool sets and using them to meet the production department’s requirements. This complexity is further multiplied when using different tube bending machines with different characteristics and needing sets to be tooled in time, whether the production batch is small or large.

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A compact bending head to produce new geometries

Jul 2, 2021 3:55:22 PM

In the furniture and similar sectors, where the tubes to be bent are often very long and curved into sometimes particularly complex shapes, the bending head must take up as little space as possible to leave room for the shape that the bent tube will assume.

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Right or left-hand or right and left-hand tube bender in automatic process

Mar 17, 2021 7:03:19 PM

The bending direction of a tube bending machine is determined by looking down on the bend die. If it rotates clockwise when bending it is “right-hand”. Conversely, if it rotates counter clockwise, it is “left-hand”.

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Criteria Checklist for selecting the right tube bending machine

Dec 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

If you are considering buying a tube bending machine, this checklist will help you to select the most suitable machine to satisfy your requirements. This is a basic guideline that explains the important parameters involved.

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Transforming a tube into functional work of art

Oct 26, 2020 12:08:10 PM

Industrial design aims to create objects capable of improving our daily lives, combining fundamental and sometimes conflicting, needs of the customer and manufacturer. The main elements designers take into consideration are:

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How to solve 11 common bending problems with VGP3D

Sep 30, 2020 6:41:29 PM

Tube bending is a complex process. VGP3D addresses the most common problems in a user-friendly manner and helps the user to produce correct and repeatable parts.

Here are some of the most common problems that occur in tube bending and how VGP3D can solve them:

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Industry 4.0 platform provides integration for tubular products

Jul 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Many tube fabricators use a different programming platform for each machine, which leads to some specific inefficiencies. Connecting two or more processes together using Industry 4.0 technology platforms provides a seamless operation in programming, fabricating, and process validation.

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Consider the Big Picture when Manufacturing Complex Tube Assemblies

Jun 30, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Manufacturers are continually looking for ways to eliminate waste in their manufacturing process and save cost. Tube fabricators are no different. This becomes even more evident when multiple tubes are required to build an assembly.

One of the most cumbersome challenges faced by tube fabricators is the joining of tube components. Difficulties are often encountered with fit-up, fixturing and assembly.

This is especially true when secondary process operations, such coping and mitering, are required after the bending process.

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