AddisonMckee 'Hydra Green' Technology Given Green Light at Tube Dusseldorf 2012


Global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of the world's finest tube
bending and endforming technologies, AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, Brantford,
Ontario and Bamber Bridge, UK, has announced one of its most successful ever
appearances at a trade show with its recent attendance at Tube Dusseldorf 2012.

In fact, it's fair to say that from the moment the show opened its doors to over
30,000 international trade visitors from over 100 countries, the AddisonMckee
stand, number 5E14, created a real buzz with its exciting new innovations and
green technologies. Tube Dusseldorf attendees travel from all over the world in
search of groundbreaking new technologies so it was understandable that
AddisonMckee's new IO 'Hydra Green' sizing machine, along with its new
eb80 ESRB machine, should prove to be one of the stars of the show.

Hydra Green: achieving greener end results

The company's innovative new 'Hydra Green' technology is designed to allow its
latest end forming equipment to take advantage of hydraulic power without the
constant noise, heat and energy usage associated with traditional hydraulic power
units.

Whereas traditional hydraulic systems for endforming machines use an AC motor
continuously driving a hydraulic pump even when the machine is not in use and no
oil pressure and/or flow is required, AddisonMckee's new technology is designed
so that the pump is in operation only when there is a demand for pressure/flow.
In the final analysis, the 'Hydra Green' solution, at the heart of the new HG70 range of end formers, will deliver a number of key benefits over a traditional hydraulic circuit in terms of using 50% less electricity due to the significantly reduced duty cycle of the hydraulic pump, minimizing heat emissions and drastically reducing noise emissions by as much as 50%.

The system also achieves a major reduction in the amount of hydraulic maintenance
required. While the smaller hydraulic reservoir uses a remarkable 65% less oil.
The technology's functionality will also allow for enhanced machine motion control by
using the variable speed of the servo pump to control oil flow rate and machine speed.

A major boost

The new eb80 ESRB machine represents a significant alternative to the existing world
renowned DB 75 machine but with major cost advantages achieved through removing the
ball screw providing the boost and allowing the gearbox and motor instead to provide the force required for boosting, enabling freeform bending for the full length of the bed!

A model of modular flexibility

Given the cost of floorspace at any facility, the new machine's modular design also has
significant benefits if bed length flexibility is important. The standard machine itself is two metres long but offers the capability to increase in length by bolting two sections together to extend the bed when required, converting the machine easily and cheaply to a three/four metre model.

For more information about AddisonMckee and its products and services, please contact:

Phillip Aspinall - General Manager - Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 1772 334511

Email: paspinall@addisonmckee.com

Jennifer Rankin - North America

Tel. +1 513.228.7000

Email: jranking@addisonmckee.com

Website: www.addisonmckee.com

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