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Tube Bending Innovation

Unison Tube LLC of Danville, VA, will present a number of tube manipulation technologies at FABTECH. Unison machines on show at booth C10217 will include an all-electric Breeze Twin Head tube bending machine and one of the company's all-new Synergy hybrid, multistack tube benders. Unison will also use FABTECH to launch its most advanced version of its Opt2Sim tube bending simulation software.

Unison All-Electric Twin Head Machine

Equipped with Unison's recently upgraded Unibend control-an operating system offering speed enhancements of up to 25%-all-electric Unison Twin Head 1 1/2" (maximum tube diameter) machines will precision bend two ends of a tube simultaneously. This capability makes them suited to the high-speed manufacture of symmetrical tubular shapes typically found in automotive, agricultural and furniture applications.

New Unison Synergy Hybrid Machine

Officially launched at the UK's MACH machine tool show earlier this year, Unison's new Synergy machines combine electric and hydraulic operation with enhanced levels of control. "Developed for organizations that aspire to Unison quality but carry out repetitive tube bending tasks, Synergy models provide a highly accessible entry point into the Unison range," said a company spokesperson.

Available in 2" (50 mm) and 3" (80 mm) versions, Synergy machines feature a servo-driven bend arm, carriage, plane of bend and carriage side shift, with a hydraulically controlled mandrel, pressure die and clamping system. This is a combination that Unison believes make its Synergy range suited for high volume, repetitive tube manipulation operations.

New Opt2Sim Tube Manipulation Software

"In this latest iteration of Opt2Sim, Unison makes it easier to import and extract tube data and includes software versions that take simulating the bending process, creating batch files and scanning tube coordinates to the next level," said the spokesperson. "Opt2Sim provides users with a complete end-to-end solution, from taking 3D STEP files to bending tube within a single software suite. Delegates visiting Unison's FABTECH booth will have the chance to win one of several Opt2Sim software licenses."

"We are delighted to be returning to FABTECH with such inspiring tube bending technologies," said Stuart Singleton, Unison Tube's Vice President. "As industry returns to pre-pandemic levels, our aim is to help as many manufacturers and subcontractors as possible accelerate their efficiency, ingenuity and productivity. We are particularly excited to be unveiling our latest Opt2Sim software, as this really will revolutionize tube bending simulation for organizations of all sizes."

For more information contact:

Unison Tube LLC

232 Slayton Ave., Ste. 102

Danville, VA 24540


FABTECH Booth C10217

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