Wixom, MI—E-TURN, the all-electric tube bender from BLM GROUP USA (www.blmgroup.com), can bend a variety of tube configurations including round, square, rectangular, flat-sided, oval and elliptical. Tube can be automatically loaded, bent and unloaded all in one machine.
The series consists of four models: The E-TURN 32 that can handle tube up to 1.18 in. dia.; the E-TURN 35 that handles tube up to 1.38 in. dia.; the E-TURN 40 for tube up to 1.63 in. dia., and the E-TURN 52 for tube up to 2.0 in. dia. The standard maximum bending radius is 6.5 in. and can be increased if the need arises. The bend head incorporates a direct gear-box drive which eliminates backlash and delivers high accuracy and reliability.
The precise control and positioning of the all-electric axes provides for ideal working parameters that can be reproduced exactly—right the first time, every time. The precise control of its 15 axes movements ensures high positioning accuracy and repeatability, producing consistent quality bends.
Because of the E-TURN flexibility, accuracy and speed it is ideal for the furniture, pipe and automotive industries as well as for job shops. It is environmentally friendly with extremely low noise levels, no hydraulic oils, no leaks and no filter replacement.
Another key to the E-TURN Series’ enhanced performance is the easy-to-use VGP3D software with advanced 3D graphical programming. By simply inputting the component’s bend coordinates the software can quickly provide users with real-time simulation of the bending operation and automatically correct for possible collision points. VGP3D optimizes productivity while simultaneously enhancing quality and minimizing operator involvement. The software also permits off-line programming for high degrees of both automation and production planning.
BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions. Its product line includes laser cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-machining and wire bending machines. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, BLM GROUP is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.