CNC Bending Machine Can Easily Be Converted into Automated Bending Cell

Bending cells with CNC-controlled tube bending machines are mainly used in automotive production, increasingly also for the production of electric cars.

Fully automatic, efficient, process-reliable -- bending cells show their advantages especially in large-scale production. They reduce cycle times and perform bending tasks with maximum precision.

The CNC 40 Rotary from Schwarze-Robitec's High Performance series can also be easily expanded into a bending cell. Thanks to its freely rotating bending head, it realizes even complex tube geometries without collisions. All steps related to tube processing -- from tube feeding to loading and unloading of the machine to post-processing -- are automated. Each bending cell is designed by Schwarze-Robitec to be highly customized to the user's production requirements.

The CNC 40 Rotary bends tubes made of all common materials such as aluminum, titanium, copper, steel, and stainless steel with a diameter of 0.25 to 1.5 inch. This also applies to tubes with already preformed contours. Thanks to its rotating bending head, the rotary function offers the particular advantage that tubes can be bent in both left and right bending directions in a single operation. For users who want to rely on fully automated production, the CNC 40 Rotary can be upgraded to a bending cell. The advantages of this option, which is open to all CNC bending machines, quickly become clear.

Fully Automated for Constant, Plannable Production Chain

Bending cells with CNC-controlled tube bending machines are mainly used in automotive production, increasingly also for the production of electric cars. They are also used in industries such as refrigeration and air conditioning.

In this way, different tube systems are produced, such as exhaust pipes, injection and cooling water lines, or even current-carrying conductor rods with complex tube geometries. In order to produce such elements, often with extremely small bending radii, users must manufacture in short cycle times and yet with high precision. A fully automated bending cell gives them the advantage of a particularly constant and plannable production chain.

Individual Requirements Determine Choice of Systems

Depending on the area of application, the tube feed in the bending cells can be carried out via different systems, for example belt conveyors, bunker or chain conveyors. With regard to the loading of the tube bending machine, Schwarze-Robitec also offers its own systems such as swivel and gantry loaders.

On the other hand, the tube bending specialist also enables the integration of robots from a wide range of manufacturers.

Furthermore, the loading can be supplemented by a wide range of additional functions, for example by systems for tube separation and sorting or for weld seam detection. The individual requirements of the user determine which loading handling system is optimally suited to the production process. Every bending cell is designed by Schwarze-Robitec specifically for the customer's needs and with the selection of exactly fitting systems.

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