The 1042E is a CNC tube bending machine from the UP&DOWN series for pipes up to a diameter of 42 millimetres and a thickness of 2 millimetres, with an installed power of 20kW. The strength of this machine is the cross movement of the head, which makes it possible to create, in a fully automatic cycle, even pipe geometries that normally require restarting operations, guaranteeing precision and increased productivity of the tube bender. The cross moves above, below, to the right and to the left of the pipe, overcoming problems concerning the dimensions of the machine and of the processed piece, making it possible to quickly change work plane, making right and left bends, and integrating loading and offloading into the cycle. The clamp and contrasting element are asynchronous: when the upper plane moves forward, the lower one moves back, and vice versa. The 1042E, like the other models in the UP&DOWN series, is a multi-plane tube bending machine (it is fitted with at least 6 work planes). Its high vertical stroke makes it possible to simultaneously use multiple tools with different radii and locks. All movements of the machine are on roller or sphere recirculation guides which do not require lubrication and cause less wear compared to traditional guides. Efficiency is also guaranteed by the high-load sphere recirculation screws, which control the movements of the clamp and contrasting element. The machine’s efficiency is guaranteed by the dynamic positioning carriage, which limits damage in case of accidental collisions with the components, and by the possibility of directing the position of the motor for the slides, thus avoiding collisions. The 10 controlled axes that govern the machine’s movements 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 productive efficiency are also guaranteed by pneumatic balancing, which makes it possible to use a machine 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 particularly suitable for use in sectors where efficiency and productivity are prime requirements. This tube bender is also equipped for integration in automated work cells. This model is also 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 1042E is designed to be integrated into Smart Factory systems.
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