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All-Electric Tube Bender Consolidates Fabrication Steps

The 4-Runner from BLM GROUP USA is an all-electric CNC tube bending machine with four operations in one machine.

BLM GROUP USA offers the 4-Runner, a multi-purpose, compact tube bending machine designed for a variety of applications.

The 4-Runner can be configured as a dedicated tube bender for a specific production application or as a complete process that includes straightening from coil, bending, end forming and cut off. "The system provides maximum flexibility and manufacturing capability while lowering investment cost due to process integration of a variety of operations," said a company spokesperson.

The 4-Runner allows, within the same cycle, the ability to bend both right hand and left hand, in fixed and variable radius bends, in single and three-dimensional planes. The possibility of combining different bending technologies with different bending radii in the same part offers maximum flexibility, productivity and accuracy, according to the company. Although used in a variety of applications, the 4-Runner is particularly useful for HVAC applications in helping manufacturers achieve their lean manufacturing objectives.

The 4-Runner, with a footprint of 13.08' x 7.17' x 6.17', is designed for machining small to medium sized tubes and can bend tube to 0.89" (22 mm) diameter with accuracy to +/- 0.05" on the X-axis and +/-0.05° on the Y- and Z-axis. The unit comes standard with 2.76" maximum bending radius, but an increased bend radius option is available. The machine is designed to be environmentally friendly operating at a noise level of 65 dB with no hydraulic oils and no filter replacement.

The unit incorporates VGP3D, a 3-D visual graphic program for constant monitoring of the machine to assist in performance and operator ease of use. With VGP3D operators can: generate a single machining program by entering geometric part data; automatically simulate the feasibility of the bending operation; change the running sequence directly in simulation mode; and calculate the real cycle time in advance.

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