May 16, 2023
PRESENTING UNISON’S TUBE BENDING INNOVATIONS AT FABTECH 2023
Unison Tube LLC, the North American division of UK-based Unison Ltd, will present a number of innovative tube manipulation technologies at FABTECH – North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event.
Unison machines on show at FABTECH Booth D41930 will include an all-electric Unison Breeze 100 mm (maximum tube diameter) multi-stack tube bender and one of the company’s manually operated, CNC-controlled EvBend 1000 models.
The all-electric Unison Breeze 100 mm machine
Unison Ltd invented ultra-precise, all-electric tube and pipe bending, and the Breeze 100 mm machine is one of the company’s flagship models.
Like all Unison Breeze tube bending machines, the 100 mm Breeze offers rapid setup, fast tooling changes, exceptional power, rigid mechanical design, and all-electric control for right-first-time repeat sub-contract work, or immediately after producing a single trial part.
These are all attributes that Unison Ltd believes make its Breeze models the ultimate tube manipulation machines for businesses specializing in small batch production runs.
Equipped with Unison’s recently upgraded Unibend software, all-electric Breeze machines also offer cycle time speed improvements in the region of 25% compared to earlier models and incorporate new teach routine and simulation features.
The Unison EvBend range
Unison’s EvBend 1000 is a high-precision 3-axis machine that was developed to reduce the entry cost to precision rotary draw tube bending.
The machine combines manually operated feed, tube rotation and bending force, with CNC-controlled braking on the carriage feed, rotation and bend arm axes.
Typically used for low-volume, high-accuracy production and prototyping, Unison EvBend machines provide accurate multi-plane bending at a much lower cost than many CNC benders.
Two models are currently available – the EvBend 1000 for bending tube of up to 16 mm in diameter, and the EvBend 2000, a machine featuring power-assisted operation and capable of bending tube of up to 50 mm in diameter.
The EvBend CNC control includes a PC-based 15” touchscreen and is capable of processing up to 100 bends per component. Unison EvBend machines are widely used across the aerospace and motorsport sectors for bending precision components.
“FABTECH 2022 was an incredibly successful event for us,” comments Unison Tube LLC’s Vice President, Stuart Singleton.
“With that in mind, we are looking forward to attending this year’s event with a larger booth and an even more exciting line up of tube bending machines. To arrange to meet me or another member of the Unison Tube team at FABTECH, simply email [email protected].”
About Unison Tube LLC
Unison Tube LLC is the North American division of Unison Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bending machines, offering the largest range of all-electric benders for diameters from 5/32” (4 mm) to 10” (275 mm) schedule pipe.
With a reputation for building highly powerful, highly robust machines that deliver uncompromising levels of accuracy and repeatability, Unison Ltd continually innovates the tube and pipe bending marketplace.
The company manufactured the world’s first all-electric tube bender in 1994, followed by the world’s first all-electric multi-stack tube bender, then the world’s largest all-electric tube bender for the shipbuilding industry.
Available in single-stack, multi-stack and right/left varieties, Unison machines are delivered to more than 20 countries globally. Unison’s tube bending software is recognized as the most user-friendly control system for tube bending machines.
The software is written and supported by Unison, ensuring complete control of its evolution, with no need for third party support.