Robot bending made easy

Technology . Your desired geometry without programming

More freedom for tube manipulation: For better bending, we have simply put our bending system in the hands of our robot ‘colleagues’. With their proven use at multiple customer sites, we have now further developed our clever system, which now offers additional advantages.

It is clear that the use of robots is already integrated in handling for picking up and putting down tubes. The special feature: During bending, tools can be implemented that already perform the final machining on both tube ends – for example with attached connection systems or flanges. Because unlike a ‘normal’ bending machine, a robot is able to achieve very short rest lengths on both sides, because it starts with bending from both sides. It can also machine tube-hose-tube connections after the hose is already connected with both tubes. Furthermore, the robot is of course predestined for the vibration-free bending of very long tubes with a small diameter.

Integrated handling

Various tube sizes without change-overs

JEach robot is as standard a right and left bender. In this way it can bend in both directions with one bending head and be set up for up to three bending levels per bending head. As a result, up to 3 different tube sizes can be efficiently used. In this type of manufacturing cell, the corresponding tube fixation or tube holder naturally clamps multiple tube sizes simultaneously.

Programming was yesterday’s solution

Unlike other systems that position the tube, the robots in our solution run along the component to do the bending. We have integrated the bending axis, which drives the bending head, in the robot.

"Robot programming is often a barrier. Therefore we want to implement a simple, very normal control in our system. As with a conventional bending machine. The use of our t project software was perfect for this."

Jochen Frettlöh
engineering: bending technology

To eliminate the need for the extensive programming of the transfluid® robot bender – because in the end not every company has an expert on site – we have focused on an easy to operate bending machine control system.

This makes it possible to import bending data online in connection with the t project software. This makes it possible for the robot to detect the process and already bends the first tube according to the required geometry.
The control system also makes it possible to correct overbends and can also be connected with measurement systems.

The next stage in evolution of our robot benders is already in the starting blocks. The system can also bend with a mandrel. This makes it possible to bend tubes with a diameter of up to 22 mm with and without internal mandrel with this type of system.

Would you like to learn more about our solution?

Or would you like to attend a workshop to expand your knowledge about the topics presented in this or a previous issue of t time(s)?
Then we look forward to hearing from you!

Stefanie Flaeper
Phone: +49 29 72 / 97 15 - 10