Tube Cutting and Bending Technology

October 1, 2014

Booth C922

BLM Group, a manufacturer of tube-processing solutions, will display its wide range of equipment at FABTECH, including its LT8 machine and an array of other tube-fabricating equipment. The LT8 is a three-dimensional laser tube-cutting machine that provides extremely precise laser cutting on tube diameters from 12 to 220 mm and bar weight to 35 kg/m. The unit’s rotating head provides for five-axis cutting and features an automatic loading system combined with a unique unload, increasing the productivity of most operations. Complex processing such as cutting different pieces on the same bar or batch changing among bars is managed automatically.

BLM tube cutting and bending technologyInformation also will be available on the LT5 (shown), an entry-level automated laser tube-cutting system designed to handle small and medium-sized tubes. Thanks to the versatility of its advanced 1-kW IPG fiber laser, the LT5 can efficiently process mild steel as well as highly reflective materials such as aluminum, copper and brass. The system’s fiber laser provides a dramatic improvement in energy efficiency when compared to the more traditional CO2 laser, leading to as much as a 50-percent reduction in hourly operating costs.Tube benders on display include the all new 4Runner designed specifically for HVAC applications; the Elect all-electric tube bender; and the ETurn right-hand, left-hand all electric tube-bending machine. The Elect all-electric 12-axis bending machine handles large tubes to 150-mm dia.
Industry-Related Terms: Bending, Brass, LASER
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: BLM Group USA

Technologies: Bending, Cutting


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