Horn Machine Tools, Inc. introduces the 2010 Elite Series of tube bending machines with capacities ranging from 1-1/4 in. to 10 in. Designed for tube bending in several applications, including aviation, the Elite Series offers a 50% reduction in set-up time, user-friendly features, extended service intervals and faster bending speeds, according to company officials.
“We’ve simplified the design, construction and set-up of our Elite Series tube benders to improve operator interaction with the machine while eliminating features that caused unnecessary wear and hassle,” says Kent Horn, president, Horn Machine Tools, Inc. “Tool change time has been reduced by as much as 50%, adjustments and positioning are often done now without tools, and a new higher horsepower main drive motor provides faster bending and open/close speeds.”
2010 Elite Series benders are lowered to a load height of 36 in. from the floor to the center of the tube (based on a 5-in. bender), although taller machines are available as an option if greater floor clearance is desired, company officials said. The machines feature a new direct acting swing arm design that reduces clamping deflection, puts clamp force on the center of the tube, and eliminates wear parts, pins, links, plates, and doesn’t require a jack screw to adjust tool pressure. A direct acting clamp and PD, along with a new upright PDA design, makes it easy to remove and position tooling, often without tools.
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