Servos help all-electric tube bending machine suppliers; see list

List shows manufacturers active in the all-electric tube bending machine marketplace worldwide; manufacturers also make traditional hydraulic-powered machines for the larger market sector.

02/05/2010


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The following is a short of list manufacturers active in the all-electric tube bending (see photo) machine marketplace worldwide. These manufacturers also make traditional hydraulic-powered machines for the larger market sector that currently serves heavier-duty tube and pipe applications. Most manufacturers also produce a hybrid bending machine that incorporates a combination of hydraulic-powered and electric-powered functions.

GKN Aerospace

Company
AddisonMckeeUSAUp to 273 mm tube OD cited

www.addisonmckee.com

 
BLM GroupItalyUp to 90 mm tube ODwww.blmgroup.com
Mewag Maschinenfabrik AGSwitzerland15 axes; up to 150 mm tubeswww.mewag.com
SOCO Machinery Co.Taiwan4-9 axes; up to 130 mm tube ODwww.socomachinery.com


 

 
Source: Control Engineering
www.controleng.com

- Frank J. Bartos, P.E., is Control Engineering consulting editor. Reach him at braunbart@sbcglobal.net.

 





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