Damage and demolition guard fabricator invest in robust new bending machinery from AMOB UK
Cabcare Products Ltd, a Stafford based company specialising in anti-vandal and demolition guards for the earth moving sector, have recently completed the installation of a 60mm capacity mandrel bender.
The purchase of this machine corresponds with the need to replace two older machines. Previously, the company had been using two single-axis-controlled rotary draw benders.
With the MDH-60 CN2 model, CNC control now actuates not only bend angle operation, but also the CNC tube rotation. ‘The main improvement is the accuracy of the bent tube…This accuracy is not only providing time savings, but also cost savings on material. The quality of the finished product has also improved. The complexity for the design has improved, and the look of the finished product, too.’ Adrian continued, ‘With the machine being 2 axis controlled, no rework is required before welding, and the designs can be more complex, allowing for an overall better finished product.’
Installed late 2022, Cabcares new tube bending machine will now improve their ability to accurately bend 33.7mm box section handrails.
‘This new machine will hugely improve Cabcare’s productivity, and most importantly for them, their repeatability’ says Robert Manners, AMOB UK’s dedicated Service and Start Up Manager.
Cabcare provides a wide range of handrails to provide protection to the driver while working on the back of the excavator. The rails are designed to bolt onto existing fixings, avoiding the need to drill or weld the machine. Traditionally handrails have been very large solid structures bolted and welded onto the machine structure. However, Cabcare hand rail systems are designed to be lighter and more flexible, reducing and preventing cracking issues that often develop on larger structures.
‘…The support has been very good, before installation, during installation, and afterwards!’ commented Adrian Grew.
‘We are delighted that Cabcare have chosen to invest in an AMOB tube bending machine. Additionally, We hope that this is the start of much more to come!’ said Tom Wood, Managing Director of AMOB UK. ‘It has been great to assist Cabcare in streamlining their production, and also improving their repeatability.’
LEVELS OF AUTOMATION IN AMOB BENDING MACHINERY:
Ø CN1 models control only the bend angle of the tube via NC automation. Operators of this machine are required to rotate and position the tube between bends, if necessary.
Ø CN2 models include NC bend angle operation and NC tube rotation. Operators of these machines are only required to position the tube between bends, if necessary.
Ø CN3 models include NC bend angle operation, NC tube rotation and NC positioning of the tube. Operators of these machines can run all steps from the control panel to produce a complete multi-bend part.
Ø CNC models include CNC bend angle operation, CNC tube rotation and CNC positioning of the tube. Operators of these machines run all steps with the press of a button to produce a complete multi-bend part, with the advantage of many more CNC features.
Cabcare’s new MDH-CN2 Electromechanical Mandrel Bender:
- Electromechanical Mandrel Bender
- Maximum Capacity: Ø60mm (outside diameter) x 3mm WT (wall thickness)
- Y axis accuracy: ±0.1°
- Z axis accuracy: ±0.05°
- Maximum bending radius: 195mm
- Useful length: 3000mm
- Motor: 6.2 kW
- 2 axes NC controlled
- 1 axis manually controlled
- Hydraulic mandrel extractor as standard
- Hydraulic pressure die as standard