The 114HE is a CNC tube bending machine for tubes in mild steel with diameters up to 114mm. Like other machines from the Heavy series, it stands out for its features of rigidity and high performance. Its bending head translates horizontally, ensuring maximum rigidity during processes, while the high vertical excursion of the spar that holds the plane positioner and the extractor allows the machine to maximise the number of bending levels available or to interface with existing tools. Despite the machine’s size, the bending head of the 114HE is compact and, in only one cycle, it can complete extremely complex tube geometries that normally require double direction tube bending machines. The nine controlled axes that govern the machine’s movement are driven by absolute digital motors with “Full Electric” technology and controlled by a CNC Siemens 840D sl. The use of this technology guarantees high quality tube bending, energy savings, reduced set-up/start up time and scrap minimisation. With the “Tangent Boost” device that allows the machine to push axially on the tube during bending, also in the slide/wiper-die area, it is possible to optimise tube development and reduce scrap even more. One of the options available is a CNC double blade cutting system. The high production rate, ability to produce bends with CLR/DIA ratio even lower than 0.8 or thrust bends with variable radii make this machine particularly suitable for use in the automotive, aeronautical, plant design and installation, urban decoration and naval sectors. The machine has three-dimensional graphics software on a 19” LCD Touch screen. The operator can communicate with the tube bending machine intuitively through the UII “User Iso Interface” software. The UII also facilitates programming and allows the operator to simulate and optimise bending programs. This machine is designed to be integrated into Smart Factory systems.
The machine is also available in a single stack version