September 25, 2023
UNISON ENJOYS A FANTASTIC FABTECH 2023
FABTECH 2023 Chicago proved to be a huge success for Unison Ltd, the UK-based inventor of all-electric tube manipulation, and its North American division, Unison Tube LLC.
Over the course of the four-day event in September, the tube and pipe bending machinery manufacturer secured a significant number of high-quality enquiries.
Paul Krickeberg, CEO of Sharpe Products, one of North America’s leading specialists in custom tube and pipe bending and tube laser cutting, also visited Unison Ltd’s show booth to view the all-electric Unison Breeze CNC tube bender that would soon be on its way to his company.
The machine purchased by Sharpe Products – a 100 mm (4”) single-stack Breeze model – formed the centrepiece of Unison Ltd’s FABTECH display.
It is the ninth Unison Breeze to be bought by Sharpe Products since 2003, and will be used to provide additional capacity for bending tubular components for the business’s extensive customer base.
“We’re absolutely delighted that Sharpe Products has chosen to purchase yet another Unison Breeze all-electric tube bending machine,” says Stuart Singleton, VP of Unison Tube LLC.
“As you can imagine, such impressive repeat orders are an incredible testimony to the faith a customer places in our machine tool technologies, operating software and product support.”
UK-based Unison Ltd invented ultra-precise, all-electric tube and pipe bending, and the Breeze 100 mm (maximum tube diameter) machine is one of its flagship models.
Just 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 specialising in frequently changing, small-to-medium batch production runs.
Other highlights for Unison Ltd during FABTECH 2023 included the considerable interest shown in its EvBend range of manually operated, CNC-controlled 3-axis tube bending machines. 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. Unison EvBend machines are widely used across the aerospace and motorsport sectors for bending precision components.
Unison Ltd: intelligent tube technology
Unison Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bending machines and 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 recognised 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.