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Pipe Bender Features Provide Consistency

IMTS 2018: Ercolina’s Super Bender Plus rotary draw tube and pipe bender is designed to minimize the programming associated with many entry-level benders.

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Ercolina’s Super Bender Plus rotary draw tube and pipe bender is designed to minimize the programming associated with many entry-level benders. It enables bending of tubes ranging to 2" in diameter and schedule-40 pipes ranging to 1½" in diameter. The bender can produce bends with centerline radii ranging to 8 7/8". These capacities enable consistent bends in pipe, tube, squares, solids and other profiles.

Improved controls display machine position and current functions on one screen for ease of use. A color-coded touchscreen indicates bend angle, springback and bend position in real time. According to the company, the bender can bend any angle to 180 degrees with independent material springback compensation. 

The bend cycle is initiated from the control panel or the foot pedal. The bender features the company’s quick-change tooling system, with multiple radii available. Its swing-away, counter-bend die vise facilitates loading and unloading of the workpiece. Three tooling kits are available in common tube or pipe sizes.

A three-phase drive motor operates from a 220-V single-phase power source to increase accessibility and efficiency. The bender has a single bending speed of 2 rpm. Gear reduction is said to operate quietly, without the need for hydraulics.