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Tube Benders

MODEL

5 - 8 Electric Axis Small RadiusTube Benders
1D Booster Tube Bending Machine and Cutoff

SOCO introduces the most advanced and complete line of Booster Benders for the automotive industry. With machines ranging from O.D. 63.5 mm ~ 130 mm, this line of booster benders fulfills all needs for the manufacturing of exhaust systems for cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

 

 

  • Ability to make 1D Tube Bending + Draw Tube Bending in the same Pipe Bender
  • Electric Servo Tube Bending or Hydraulic Servo Tube Bending
  • Standard with 5 ~ 8 servo controlled axis
  • May use from 1 ~ 6 bending stacks, applicable for complex, bend-in-bend parts
  • On electric benders, uses SOCO patented DGT ( Direct Gear Transmission ) system for
       maximum bending efficiency and precision, minimizing transmission points and interference
  • May use stackable, Multiple Pressure Dies or SPD ( Single Pressure Die ) system
  • 2C - SOCO DBS Cutting System ( Double Blade Shear ) – Option for full automation and minimal cutting deformation, as well as smallest cutting radius to minimize waste between bends ( optional )
  • May program up to 4 different parts for Bending + Cutting on the same tube
  • May use Internal or External collet system ( optional )
  • Built-in internet connection and self-diagnostics
  • May be conected to SOCO Automatic Loading + Unloading Systems
  • May be connected to the SOCO i-Report System for tracking and generating production statistics ( optional )
  • IB – Interference Zone Booster for short pieces ( Optional )
 
 
 
Automation Cells

Tube Bending Machine with Robot ( Auto Loading + Unloading ). 

 
 
Advanced DGT
SOCO’s unique DGT technology ( Direct Gear Transmission ) is the worldwide patented bending system that brings you the most efficient and stable bending process, offering the highest accuracy and repeatability in draw and roll bending. The Advantages of DGT
  • Chain free transmission
  • Built-in gearbox with direct connection to electric servo
  • Highest transmission performance ( 90%+ efficiency ) against other gear based systems
  • High bending accuracy ( +- 0.05° ~ +-0.1° )
  • Low noise level
  • Maximum Working Area = Minimal Interference
  • Elongated neck for superior clearance (***)
  • Compact bending head
  • Side carriage and bending head (***)
 
 
 
 
 
 
2C - The SOCO DBS System
This patented Double Blade Shearing System may be implemented on all SOCO Booster benders. Some of the features:
  • The Double Blade Shearing System allows for automation of bending and cutting processes in one machine, from a single tube
  • This system creates the least amount of cutting deformation, enabling the finished part to be immediately used for a subsequent process without having to calibrate or deburr it
  • By bending and cutting continuously, there is virtually no waste between bends, saving vast amounts of material per year
  • Savings on space, manpower, machinery and material, while increasing production rates
  • Higher precision and quality in finished parts, as the bent part does not need to be manually taken to a separate machine to be cut into pieces on a semi-automatic saw
  • The software allows for programming up 4 different parts on the same stock material, maximizing utilization of the complete tube.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IB – Material Saving
Interference Zone Booster for short pieces
 
 
 
 

SAMPLES

SOFTWARE

 

SOCO bending range is available with an Industrial PC ( IPC ) + Touch Screen ( TS version ). Here are some of the features included:

Software Features:
• Tube Bending + Cutting Interface
• Automatic springback compensation
• Recapturing function for short lengths
• Data entry for both XYZ and YBC coordinates
• XYZ to YBC coordinates conversion
• YBC to XYZ coordinates conversion
• Arm Return programming mode ( Overmode )
• Arc Radius calculator for large radius bending
• Carriage Booster settings’ page for 1D Bending
• Ability to use Positive and Gripper Mode Feeding in the same part
• File management for parts and tooling
• Data storage of files ( 2 million files, 50 bends per file ) (*)
• 3D display and rotation of parts
• Mirroring and image reversal of parts
• Elongation ratio + Cycle Time display for each bend 
• Windows 2000 / XP platform
• Self diagnostics + Error messages display
• Connection and Auto compensation to CMM systems (**)
• Simultaneous opening of files ( 4 files at one time )
• Programmable mandrel extraction and mandrel lubrication
• Individually programmable axes
• Multiple built-in action and bending sequences
• Built-in internet connection for Remote troubleshooting


Options
• SOCO Bending Interference and Collision Simulator ( *** )
• Report system for Production Management
• Reading AUTOCAD files ( with Auto LISP )
• Remote monitoring system of bending production


(*) May be extended upon request
(**) On most CMM,non-contact probe measuring systems
(***) On selected CNC tube bender models

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