Installation and training: CH-80-CN1 hydraulic tube bender
AMOB UK are not limited to the shores of the United Kingdom! With territories spanning far and wide, across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East, AMOB’s UK arm is far reaching.
November saw some of the team travelling to Qatar to carry out routine installation and training. The machine, which was delivered to the country previously, is a CH-80-CN1 hydraulic tube bender. This is a classic entry level machine that has served AMOB, and its customers, well for many years. A reliable and trustworthy fabrication companion for those moving away from empty bending and entering the mandrel bending world. A true workhorse.
With the machine being NC1, that means that the automation of the machine is limited to the bend angle. Tube rotation, and tube positioning, are left to the operator of the tube bender. Despite its simplicity and reliability, this machine is an important upgrade to the customer. Like many, they are advancing to more complex bends that an empty-bend rotary draw benders are not capable of.
Applications that the CH-80-CN1 now opens up include exhausts air intakes, vehicle exhausts, and lightbars. Also parts such as 90 degree elbows down to 1.2D bending. All from thin walled steel such as this customer’s 1.5mm stainless steel.
Keep connections close
Despite many of AMOB UK’s customers establishing themselves thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of miles away from the UK, the team here strives to keep connections close. We are excited for this machine to serve them as well as it has for thousands of customers before it. Additionally allowing them to better serve their own customers to as high a standard as they demand! We look forward to seeing their progress. We also look forward to travelling out to Qatar again soon!
LEVELS OF AUTOMATION IN AMOB MANDREL BENDERS:
Ø CN1 models control the bend angle of the tube with CNC automation. Rotation of the tube and position of the tube is controlled by the operator.
Ø CN2 models include CNC bend angle operation and CNC tube rotation. Operators of these machines are only required to position the tube between bends (if necessary).
Ø Fully CNC models control the bend angle, tube rotation, and the positioning of the tube. Operators of these machines run all steps with a single push of a button.
Standard CH-80-CN1 Hydraulic Tube Bender, at a glance:
- Hydraulic Mandrel Bender
- Maximum Capacity: 80mm Ø (OD – outside diameter) x 3.5mm WT
- X axis accuracy: ± 0.05mm
- Y axis accuracy: ± 0.1°
- Z axis accuracy: ± 0.1°
- Maximum Bending Radius: 260mm
- Useful Length: 3000mm
- NC1 – 1 Axis NC, 2 Axis Manual
- Hydraulic Mandrel Extractor
- Hydraulic Pressure Die
- Former Die Withdrawing System
- Hydraulic Pressure Die Assist
- Wiper Die Support
- Automatic Mandrel Lubrication
Optional, but not included as standard:
- Manual Centralised Lubrication