The punches of the E-FORM reach up to 10 tons of force, molding tubes up to 30mm in diameter of various materials such as copper, aluminum, iron or stainless steel. The E-FORM has nine available processing stations for shaping, rolling, butting, cutting and more, which can be configured to the user’s particular needs.
The absence of obstacles in the top part of the machine allows closing previously shaped tubes in the clamp, even those with very complex three-dimensional geometries.
Because all of these operations can be performed in a single pass without having to withdraw material from the machine, cycle times are significantly reduced. Edges may also be trimmed directly in the machine, and the CNC automatically adjusts the cutting position.
Equipped with BLM GROUP’s VGP2D software, programming is easy to facilitate quick production of parts. Users select the punch they want to use and, by default, the VGP2D will automatically program the most adequate values.
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