Left-hand configurations for tube bending
- November 15, 2021
BLM Group has added left-hand configuration capability to its Elect 102, 130 and 150 bender models.
This expands left-hand capability to BLM Group’s entire Elect range, which also all include right-hand configuration. Fabricators processing tubes or pipes with diameters of up to 6 in. can choose the bending direction they use most—right- or left-handed.
With multiple tool stack capability, the Elect benders can produce fixed and variable radii in a single setup. The all-electric operation provides energy efficiency and eliminates the need for the hose and piping associated with hydraulic systems. This helps to simplify maintenance and improve reliability for more consistent bending. These 9- or 10-axis systems are suited for tube production in a variety of industries including HVAC, furniture, agricultural, automotive, and aerospace.
The benders are available with manual or automatic loading with the ability to position the automatic loader to the left or right of the machine. Additionally, a special loading cycle is available for heavy tube or multi-ball mandrels. The tube benders can incorporate automatic tube bundle loading and a handling robot for a complete turnkey solution that manages the entire tube loading and unloading sequence.
More information is available here.