SMART is the new all-electric (8 axes) tube bending machine with 3D visual programming software ( VGP3D), SMART meets the following requirements:
Suitable for the bending of tubes up to diam. 28 mm, SMART offers the following advantages:
Programming is made through the BLM graphical interactive programming software VGP3D, with:
Particularly suitable for the bending of tubes with complex shape and multiple bending radii, even pre-assembled (fittings, end-forms, etc.), mostly used in the automotive branch (hydraulic pipes, air conditioning, power supply) as well as HVAC.
Thanks to the wide range of feeders and loaders, customers can choose the best suitable solution for their needs:
Increase up to 20% of the productivity
Thanks to the perfect axis interpolation we could exploit at their best the simultaneity logics generated by our programming software VGP3D, with a cycle time reduction from 20% to 50% compared to machines without interpolation.
Reduced maintenance costs
The proposed solutions make the wiring on the machine easier. This means easy maintenance and reduced causes of breakdowns. The limit switches on the cylinders, the mechanical adjustments and the connection cables often cause unexpected and unwanted machine breakdowns. The removal of all hydraulic devices such as fittings, tubes, cylinders and valves allow to reduce the machine components usually subject to maintenance, wear and breakage. The full-digital connections of the motors give the possibility to obtain information about the diagnostic of each single component and an important reduction of the reaction and maintenance time. This means higher reliability of the components and therefore of the machine.
Up to 20% lower power consumption
The electrical axes for the movement of the main components of the machine allow a drastic reduction of the consumption compared with all bending machines of the same size but older and therefore electric-hydraulically driven. When the motor is still, the speed is null and therefore also the absorbed power. This is not the case of an electric-hydraulic machine. As a matter of fact, when the machine is not working, the hydraulic circuit requires the continuous functioning of the pump in order to keep steady the machine pressure and therefore it consumes, also if it not working, a lot of energy.
|Consuption (Max)||10 kW||8 kW|
|Consuption (Average)||7 kW||2 kW|
|Consuption (Min)||7 kW||1 kW|
Compared Power Cosuption between electro-hydrolic & electric machine
It's Environment-friendly (reduced noise level, no mineral oils, extremely reduced power consumptions). The use of electric axes and the absence of the hydraulic cabinet grant a big reduction of noise and vibrations. Moreover, each single device is moved by a acceleration and deceleration ramp preventing crashes between the tools. The noise level is lower than 70 dB (A). As confirmed by many studies. The lower noise reduces the fatigue of the operator and improves the working environment.
B-TOOLS - 1° piece is right
Each electric axis is driven by the control and its position/adjustment is saved with the part program. When tool is changed, it is no longer necessary to perform annoying adjustments of the machine because these are made using the electric movement of the axes. The reduced tool set up time is a big advantage in order to produce small batches and to reduce scraps when the machine is adjusted after changeover. The saved material for the tool set up brings an economic benefit of 7.000,00 EUR/year.
Feasibility of complex shapes
Electric drivers allow the production of very tight radii and of complex shapes with guaranteed repeatability. In particular:
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Aluminium car components manufacturing cell
Process aimed to produce steel oil level dip stick (Ø 10x1mm) for the automotive industry and consisting of the following operations:
The advantages of this solution and process configuration are the following:
* just in time production without intermediate material storage