Schwarze-Robitec at Fabtech 2018: Taking fully electric tube and pipe bending to the next level
Schwarze-Robitec is to present a world first at Fabtech – the biggest fully electric multiple-radius tube and pipe bending machine featuring transport boost technology. By showcasing the CNC 220 E TB MR at booth C10623, the traditional German company will demonstrate how complex tube geometries with diameters of up to eight inches can be produced swiftly, flexibly and efficiently. By delivering consistent precision during the tube and pipe bending process, the new machine enables users to achieve high productivity in their production processes – regardless of batch size.
Extraordinary in terms of dimensions and capacity – Schwarze-Robitec’s new product, the CNC 220 E TB MR, represents a milestone in the production of fully electric, multi-stack tube and pipe bending machines. Forming part of the High-Performance-series, the CNC tube and pipe bending machine is unique in terms of the capacity it offers. It was developed by the tube and pipe bending machine specialist for one of its American customers active in the automotive industry. The machine fully meets the high requirements it faces in terms of short cycle times, top speed and maximum flexibility. The maximum bending capacity of the CNC 220 E TB MR amounts to a diameter of up to eight inches. The multi-stack tube and pipe bending machine can bend an especially broad spectrum of tube and profile dimensions. It can process tube and pipe lengths of up to 13 feet, with a vertical height-adjustable pressure die moving to the required bending level in each individual case. This enables users to better gauge the requisite bending forces and consistently apply the optimal contact pressure to the tubes and pipes they plan to bend.
Used in combination with individually adjustable tools, the multilevel technology integrated into the CNC 220 E TB MR allows tubes and pipes to be bent simply and precisely, with very low distances between bends. The machine also features the NxG control system, which contributes to the swift cycle times offered by the High-Performance-series. By optimizing time, tool path and speed on all CNC axes, the system enables users to significantly enhance productivity. Depending on the tube or pipe system to be bent, production times can be slashed by up to 35%. Like all tube and pipe bending machines produced by Schwarze-Robitec, the energy-efficient CNC 220 E TB MR boasts bend former retraction. The bend former and swivel arm can therefore be operated separately, enabling a highly diverse range of tube geometries to be more easily adjusted and positioned during the bending process. Schwarze-Robitec has already prepared the tube and pipe bending machine for future developments in the context of Industry 4.0. For instance, Fabtech visitors can test the mechanical engineering firm’s smart remote maintenance solution with numerous diagnosis functions at the trade fair.
Fabtech visitors looking for more information and comprehensive advice can head to booth 10623 in Hall C or go to www.schwarze-robitec.com.