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This plant heralded a complete shift to all-electric tube bending technology to meet huge demand for their new product with an integrated tube processing system that merges robotic handling of the material to bend extremely long tubing in very short cycle times and almost double their manufacturing output from 1,800 units to 3,500 units a day.
With investments in chemical plants expected to double over the next few years, here are some insights into selecting the right machines to efficiently manufacture enormous quantities of quality double-walled tubes from high-strength special materials that are often flanged and beaded.
Automatic bending cells simplify the manufacturing process, offer a high degree of occupational safety, withstand nonstop operation effortlessly, and increase productivity of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas technology and other applications demanded by the automotive industry.
An ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bender starts operations at a U.S. shipbuilder that supplies nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy.
This transfer machine uses a CNC servo driven spindle and slide components to cut extremely difficult and challenging large and long OD threads on steel tubing parts used in the HVAC component industry.
Mike Storto and Nick Tapply have joined the company's sales team.
Mark Boyle, Andrew Millett and Matthew Jablonsky join their sales management team.
They also appoint Steve Davis to lead their quality and safety operations.
Fully customizable and affordable, the D.I.Wire PRO from Pensa Labs bridges the gap between time-consuming hand bending and expensive large-scale, mass production CNC wire bending.
Starting at an affordable price of $59,900, FabLight laser cutters from 3D Fab Light maximize performance and flexibility in a compact footprint.
By end forming on flanges and optimized processing of large tubes and tubes with small diameters, large tube bending machines from Transfluid offer fast tool changes and permit narrow radii, even in CuNiFe and stainless steel pipes.