Instead of installing a tube bending machine and then automating it via a robot, simply use the robot itself for bending by putting a bending machine into the robot's hand. This improved automation opens up a whole new world of process benefits.
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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.
As part of this deal, the JPW name, management and all warehouse, parts support, customer service and technical service operations will stay in place.
Advanced Fabricating Machinery and Modern Machinery attend workshops on advanced tube and pipe fabrication for equipment service and support.
In response to continued growth, this new 75,000 sq ft facility provides greater access for customers to explore more products, services and technologies.
By storing bend information and producing the desired bend in seconds, the new Ercolina Super Bender Plus rotary draw tube and pipe bender from CML USA eliminates the intense labor and difficult programming associated with many entry-level benders.
Capable of beveling, facing, and boring simultaneously, the Wart MILLHOG boiler tube beveling machine from ESCO Tool is sealed to prevent debris from entering the tool and uses highly reliable dual opposed taper roller bearings.
From 3D profiling to beam coping, the new Robotic Profile Cutting Line RPC 2.0 from HGG is ideal for cutting I/H beams and square/rectangular tubing profiles used in offshore or steel construction applications.