Electric Multifunctional Tube Bender targets HVAC applications.

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Measuring 13.08 x 7.17 x 6.17 ft, 4-Runner can be configured as dedicated tube bender for specific production application or one complete and continuous process that includes straightening from coil, bending, end-forming, and cut off. Functionality allows, within same cycle, bending in right and left hand, in fixed and variable radius bends, in single and 3-dimensional planes. Machine can bend tube to 0.89 in. with accuracy to ±0.05 in. (X axis) and ±0.05° (Y/Z axes).

Original Press Release:

BLM Group USA Introduces ALL Electric Tube Bender for HVAC Applications

The 4-Runner is a multi-function bender that consolidates four separate fabrication steps into one continuous process

BLM GROUP USA (Wixom, MI), (www.blmgroup.com) a global leader in the manufacture of tube processing equipment has introduced the 4-Runner, a multi-purpose, compact tube bending machine for a  variety of applications.

The 4-Runner can be configured as a dedicated tube bender for a specific production application or a complete process that includes straightening from coil, bending, end-forming and cut off. The system provides maximum flexibility and manufacturing capability, while lowering investment cost due to process integration of a variety of operations.

The 4-Runner allows, within the same cycle, the ability to bend both right hand and left hand, in fixed and variable radius bends, in single and three-dimensional planes. The possibility of combining different bending technologies with different bending radii in the same part offers maximum flexibility, productivity and accuracy. Although used in a variety of applications, the 4-Runner is ideal for the HVAC applications helping manufacturers achieve their lean manufacturing objectives.

The 4-Runner, with footprint of 13.08 x 7.17 x 6.17ft, is ideal for machining small to medium sized tubes and can bend tube to 0.89” (22 mm) diameter with accuracy to ± 0.05” on the x axis and ±0.05° on the y and z axis. Unit comes standard with 2.76” maximum bending radius, but increase bend radius option is available. The machine is environmentally friendly operating at a noise level of 65dB with no hydraulic oils and no filter replacement.

The unit incorporates VGP3D, a 3D visual graphic program for constant monitoring of the machine to assist in performance and operator ease of use. With VGP3D operators can generate a single machining program simply by entering geometric part data, automatically simulate the feasibility of the bending operation, change the running sequence directly in simulation mode and can calculate the real cycle time in advance.

BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions. Its product line includes laser tube cutting, cold sawing, tube bending, end-forming and wire bending machines. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, the company is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.

BLM GROUP USA • 29380 Beck Road • Wixom, MI 48393 • 248.560.0080 • sales@blmgroupusa.com

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