The 1020E is the downsized model of the UP&DOWN series for pipes up to a diameter of 22 millimetres and a thickness of 1.5 millimetres, with an installed power of 10 kW. It is a CNC tube bender with an entirely automatic cycle, the peculiarity of which lies in the cross movement of the head. This movement makes it possible to select the work plane, to make right or left bends in the cycle and to integrate loading and offloading in the process. The cross shape makes it possible to automatically create even the most complex pipe geometries - which generally require restarting operations - without manual intervention by the operator. The vice and contrasting element on the machine are synchronised: the upper and lower work planes open simultaneously. Like the other models in the UP&DOWN series, the 1020E can have multiple work planes (at least 6), this guarantees a high vertical stroke, which makes it possible to simultaneously use multiple tools with different radii and locks. All the movements of the machine’s axes are on recirculation guides which do not require lubrication and cause less wear compared to traditional guides. In addition, the clamp and contrasting element are controlled by high-load sphere recirculation screws. The 10 controlled axes that govern the movements of the 1020E are driven by digital motors with “Full Electric” technology and controlled a CNC Siemens 840D sl. Using this technology ensures high quality, energy savings, reduced set-up/start up time and minimal process waste. Energy savings and maximum efficiency are also guaranteed by the pneumatic balancing, which makes it possible to install a motor that is smaller, but with higher performance levels. The high production rate, the capacity for use with a vast range of accessories for specific unusual jobs, ability to produce bends with an RM/Ø ratio lower than 0.8 or thrust bends with variable radius make this machine suitable for use in sectors that require high production rates and high precision. Furthermore, this tube bender is also equipped to be built into work cells. This model is equipped with a three-dimensional graphic software on a 19” LCD Touch screen, from which the operator can interact intuitively with the machine. The UII (“User Iso Interface”) facilitates programming, making it possible to simulate and optimise the bending programs. The 1020E is designed to be integrated into Smart Factory systems.