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Flexible manufacturing systems for tubes and sections

LC5
LC5
Laser cutting machines
BLM GROUP
Flexible manufacturing systems for tubes and sections
LC5
LC5 is the ideal solution for laser cutting both sheet and tubes in all situations in which installing two separate systems is hardly justifiable due to reasons of dimensions, production volumes or more simply cost-effectiveness.

A single laser source and a single cutting head is capable of switching from sheet to tube processing (and vice versa) immediately, automatically and without needing re-tooling.

LC5 can process metal sheet up to 3000x1500 (or 4000x2000) and round, square, rectangular, oval shaped tubes up to an inscribed diameter of 120 mm and a bar weight of up to 13.5 kg/m.

LC5 can be equipped with either a CO2 laser source with a power of up to 4.5 kW or a fiber laser source with power up to 3 kW. The fiber source is advantageous for cutting high reflecting materials (brass, copper) and for more effective aluminium processing.The cutting process is controlled by sensors which monitor all the main parameters on both the CO2 source and fiber versions. The optimal cutting parameters are selected in fully automatic manner according to the material and thickness. Focus is regulated by a servo mechanism fitted inside the cutting head.

ADVANTAGES:
• tube sheet immediate switch
• automatic tube bundle loader
• automatic unloading
• scrap separation
• BLM GROUP 3D graphic CAD/CAM: Artube
• tidy collection solutions

  • LC5 - Combined sheet and tube laser cutting machine| BLM GROUP
  • LC5 - Combined sheet and tube laser cutting machine| BLM GROUP
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LT FIBER
LT FIBER
Laser cutting machines
BLM GROUP
Flexible manufacturing systems for tubes and sections
LT FIBER
LT FIBER is the new system of the Lasertube family specifically designed and developed for cutting tubes of any section, with the fiber laser source.

The new technology of the fiber laser offers significant advantages in terms of a wider range of materials that can be processed - among them also high-reflective materials such as copper and brass; aluminium (6060, 1050, …) and galvanized iron become also easy to cut. A considerable productivity increase is obtained on small thicknesses of stainless steel.

With a capacity up to Ø 152 mm and a raw tube available in two lengths: 6500 mm or 8500 mm, the LT FIBER laser cutting system is characterized by the following peculiarities:
fully automatic and programmable set-up
fully automatic changeover in just 3 minutes
optimized fiber laser technological database
easy and quick programming through Artube CAD/CAM also for not-experienced operators
bar management in automatic cycle from bundle, singularization, measure, cutting to orderly unloading.
final scrap reduction
The programming software Artube is a three-dimensional, parametric, Artube CAD-CAM package specifically designed, developed and dedicated for tube applications, that amplifies the productivity potential of the machine.
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LT5
LT5
Laser cutting machines
BLM GROUP
Flexible manufacturing systems for tubes and sections
LT5
LT5 is a Lasertube machine, designed to cut from small to medium diameters and thicknesses, easy to use. Ideal for all situations where you do not need to change frequently production and there are no special sections or open profiles to cut.
LT5 is equipped with:
unloading and support system of cut pieces in lengths: 4500 mm
separating, collecting and palletising systems can be integrated after the unloader
a device named "spoon" for maintaing cleanliness of the tube internal surface. This option is particularly useful on certain applications where stainless tube is involved (food industry, furnishings, exhaust pipes, catalytic pots).
weld seam detection
a 1 kW fiber laser source, particularly suited for processing the materials and thicknesses indicated in the following table:

LT5 has the same features and the same benefits of other Lasertube models with a lower investment level.
It 's suitable to cut standard tubes up to 13.5 kg / m weight and in particular:
round tubes up to 120 mm diameter
square up to 100 mm
rectangles, ovals and elliptical semi-flat/full up to 120x70 mm
The main features are tube automatic manipulation, from bar loader to piece unloader, easy to use
The programming software Artube is a three-dimensional, parametric, Artube CAD-CAM package specifically designed, developed and dedicated for tube applications, that amplifies the productivity potential of the machine.
  • LT5
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LT722D
LT722D
Laser cutting machines
BLM GROUP
Flexible manufacturing systems for tubes and sections
LT722D
The LT722D laser tube cutting system provides 20% higher production rate than normally experienced in the field combined with a unique level of flexibility and automatic adjustments. This feature makes it suitable for both small batches or large runs.

With capacities up to 152mm diameter and maximum lengths up to either 6500mm or 8500mm (on demand), the LT722D laser cutting system offers the following features:

-fully CNC programmable adjustments
-changeovers in less than 3 minutes
-technological database for tubular components based on thousands of on filed applications
-fast programming: from design to finished part in less than 10 minutes with unskilled operators
-fully automatic bar handling from bundle including measuring, feeding, cutting and unloading
-minimum bar waste.

Standard Artube CAD-CAM software control packages specifically designed for single and assembled tube programming allow extremely high exploitation of the system.
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Tube bending machines

4-RUNNER
4-RUNNER
Tube bending machine
BLM GROUP
Tube bending machines
4-RUNNER
4-RUNNER is a complete production process starting from a coil: straightening, end-forming (up to six passes), facing, rolling, bending, cutting and controlled unloading of the finished part all in one.
The unquestionable advantage of this combined machining centre is that it can be configured and used with various modules for specific jobs or complete processes from straightening to unloading the finished parts entirely cut, bent and formed.
On bending side, the 4-RUNNER allows to make fixed and variable radius arrangements on the plane and in space, which can be integrated according to design development in automatic sequences without bending problems: all-in-one process, without reworks.
The possibility of combining multiple radius bending or stretching technologies on the same part guarantees the best flexibility and the highest production rates.
On end-forming side, the machine may be configured with four or six push passes or four push and one revolving pass.
Different cutting devices are used according to applications: inner orbital cutter, outer orbital cutter, disc cutter.
Extreme versatility like this means:
• top flexibility for jobs and applications
• top efficiency and low investments costs with integrated processes and the possibility of implementing just-in-time methods
• 3D visual graphic programming (VGP3D) makes using the machine extremely easy, comfortable and safe.
The 4-RUNNER bending centre is particularly suited to machining small and medium size tubes even of very complex shapes typically used in automotive, air conditioning, heating or cooling system applications.

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E-TURN
E-TURN
Tube bending machine
BLM GROUP
Tube bending machines
E-TURN
Fully electric bending machine, with right and left bending in process and 3D graphic visual programming (VGP3D)

Some features of E-TURN fully electric machine:
• No mechanical adjustment is needed
• In-process right and left bending, with fixed and variable radius
• Reduced time for programming and change-over
• Enhanced controllability and repeatability
• Increased productivity (by even 20% compared to hydro-electric machines)
• Widest flexibility, thanks to the reduced dimension of the bending head and of the free bending and variable radius positioning
• Increased feasibility of more complex structures
• Tool holders designed for the fully interchangeability with existing BLM machines
• Integrated machine load and load

The machine is programmed by the programming and 3D simulation software BLM VGP3D which allows:
• component feasibility can be checked without physically testing on the machine or making prototype tooling
• pre-production calculation of the real cycle time is known, so production costs and component pricing can be more precise
• by simply inputting the components bend coordinates, the complete bending program is graphically simulated

Machine available in three versions:
ET32 - maximum tube O.D. capacity from 6 to 32x2mm
ET35 - maximum tube O.D. capacity from 6 to 35x2mm
ET40 - maximum tube O.D. capacity from 6 to 40x2mm
ET52 - maximum tube O.D. capacity from 6 to 52x2mm
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ELECT
ELECT
Tube bending machine
BLM GROUP
Tube bending machines
ELECT
Fully electric CNC tube bender for tubes with OD 80 mm, 9 axis with 3D visual graphic programming (VGP3D)

Features:
• multiradii (up to 8 tools)
• bend head with left or right hand bending sense configuration
• all the critical machine setting parameters set and managed by the CNC control
• Fixed, variable radius and boost bend up to 5.000 kg
• High reliability and high productivity
• Use of existing tools - low running costs
• Real time bend simulation automatically selecting the shortest and most efficient bending cycle to minimize cycle time and reduce cost
• Any possible collision points are highlighted and the most practical avoidance routes effected
• Axis position is read by absolute encoder eliminating all conventional sensors, increasing reliability, performance and reducing maintenance cost

VGP3D Highly innovative 3D Graphic Programming Software dramatically reducing dependence on operator intervention for:
• real time bend simulation automatically selecting the shortest and most efficient bending cycle to minimise cycle time and reduce cost
• component simulation and feasibility check highlighting any possible collisions
• immediate creation and execution of the machine program with twin data input

The multi-stack tool mounting facility allows multi radius and variable radius bending to the same tube in a single set up, bends with very little straight between them, even compound bends. Generally used within the automotive and climate control sectors.
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SMART
SMART
Tube bending machine
BLM GROUP
Tube bending machines
SMART
SMART is the new all-electric (8 axes) tube bending machine with 3D visual programming software ( VGP3D), SMART meets the following requirements:
• Can be freely and quickly switched into right-hand or left-hand configuration
• Multi-stack
• The automatic load and unload integrated in the machine offer the possibility of lights-out operation
• Compact machine with small footprint (compact layout)

Suitable for the bending of tubes up to diam. 28 mm, SMART offers the following advantages:
• Fixed or variable radius bending
• All critical machine setting parameters are fixed and managed by the CNC (clamping, pressure die, mandrel, CLR)
• Set-up data are stored together with the piece program
• Constant repeatability and accuracy
• Cheaply to run (power consumption reduced up to 50% compared to electro-hydraulic machines)
• Environment friendly: no oil disposal, noise level < 70dba
• Reduced capital expenditure
• Easy to use

Programming is made through the BLM graphical interactive programming software VGP3D, with:
• Component feasibility check and generation of themost suitable working cycle (times and costs)
• Likely collision risks are highlighted and the most efficient avoidance route selected automatically
• by simply inputting the components bend coordinates, the complete bending program is graphically simulated
Particularly suitable for the bending of tubes with complex shape and multiple bending radii, even pre-assembled (fittings, end-forms, etc.), mostly used in the automotive branch (hydraulic pipes, air conditioning, power supply) as well as HVAC.
  • SMART
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Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)

AST
AST
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
BLM GROUP
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
AST
The CNC pipe forming machine AST is prepared for 6 processing stations, you can equip it freely with fixed stations, turning tools and rolling devices to carry out works for taper, widening, threading, rolling, closing, cutting, cutting, etc... The combination of these technologies makes it possible to obtain formed ends that are always repeatable, with finishes and quality like those obtained by material removal.
The AST automatically manages the successive "head-end" machining on both tube sides.

With the orbital cutter, which can be mounted on the AST, you avoid the annoying part restarts that are normally necessary when the part has been previously bent and needs to be aligned for forming work.

Anything you can imagine, you can make: Rolls, closures, gates, cuts, etc., which are always repeatable, with finishings and quality like those obtained by machining.

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AST30
AST30
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
BLM GROUP
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
AST30
The AST30 tube forming machine is prepared for six processing stations. Among other things for a roller burnishing station, perfect for end forming and other processing steps. Each of the six forming stations can be individually programmed for operations such as tapering, expanding, closing or chamfering.

With an automatic loader, you can select the head-end machining function to machine both pipe ends in one operation.

Efficient, simple and flexible tube end forming:

-20% higher productivity;
-Complete regulation of the rotating plunger;
-Servo-controlled axis for changing the position of the punches;
-Quick tool change;
-Tube end machining centre: flat turning, chiselling, regrooving, unrolling with rotating punch;
-quick and easy setting and programming;
Pre-clamping device for safe and precise tube positioning;
-easy integration into machining lines;
-More flexibility in punch lengths and dimensions for fast tool changes.

With the orbital cutter, which can be mounted on the AST30, you avoid the annoying part restarts that are normally necessary when the part has been previously bent and needs to be aligned for forming work.

The Siemens programming control controls the machine automatically and guarantees maximum efficiency without manual adjustments.

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E-Form
E-Form
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
BLM GROUP
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
E-Form
The E-FORM end forming machine is equipped with an innovative all-electric rolling device for processing tubes made of copper, aluminium, stainless steel or iron with diameters up to 30 mm. The machine is easy to program and, thanks to the control of its axes via the VGP3D software, it produces parts with maximum precision and repeatability.

The punches of the E-FORM tube forming machine offer an upsetting capacity of up to ten tons.

This allows you to form tubes from different materials - from copper and aluminium to iron and stainless steel - better with outstanding precision.

Forming, rolling, cutting to length, cutting to length - and more. Your E-FORM offers a suitable configuration for every processing.

Fixed stations, rotating equipment and CNC rolling equipment - simply configure the tube end forming stations to best meet your needs.

By combining the different technologies, you can achieve shaped end pieces with the same repeatability, finishing and tolerance as with finishing.

You can easily, quickly and cleanly cut directly in the machine. You don't even have to set the cutting position manually, the CNC device does!

Program machining sequences? It's simple. You select the desired stamp and the VGP2D software programs the appropriate values by default. Nothing easier than that!

What is the benefit of machining with a horizontal, rigid stamp table with 9 available stamps? A particularly short cycle time due to the feed of a single ram and the differentiated stroke. And without compromise.

All our tube forming and tube bending machines are designed for integration into complete production processes. This is an important advantage for optimizing production: you can control the entire process in a single step, eliminating intermediate steps and the need to resume work on other machines, simplifying logistics and shortening machining times.

Since there is no additional space required on the upper side of the E-FORM, you can clamp already formed tubes in a vice, even if they have extremely complicated three-dimensional shapes. You can also use numerous tools in the process. This enables you to achieve exactly what you really need.

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E-SHAPE
E-SHAPE
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
BLM GROUP
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
E-SHAPE
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TUBE-FORM
TUBE-FORM
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
BLM GROUP
Tube/section forming (incl. bending and CNC equipment)
TUBE-FORM
The TUBE-FORM is prepared for up to 7 machining stations, you can equip it freely with fixed stations, turning tools and rolling devices to carry out taper, widen, thread, roll, close, cut, cut, etc. operations. By combining these technologies, you can achieve formed ends with the same repeatability, finish and quality characteristics as obtained by material removal.
With the forming machine TUBE-FORM you can also perform the successive "tube head tube end" processing automatically on both tube sides.

With the orbital cutter, which can be mounted on the TUBE-FORM, you avoid the annoying part restarts that are normally necessary when the part has been bent beforehand and needs to be aligned for forming work.

The electric axes that control and monitor all the movements of the machine (including control and modulation of blocking and thrust forces) ensure the highest accuracy tolerances and maximum repeatability.
All setup parameters are stored together with the part program.
The simplification of cabling and the elimination of hydraulic systems reduce maintenance and the risks associated with component wear. With the obvious advantage of making the machine more reliable and safer.
The "All-Electric" technology ensures quiet and clean machines and, above all, great energy savings.

Thanks to the combined effect of the "All-Electric" technology and the rolling group, complex profiles can be produced with maximum accuracy and repeatability and very fast production changes.

All selected combinations are programmed and managed by the CNC control. In this way, manual adjustments are avoided, with significant savings in cycle time and loading and unloading operations, in favour of better quality and repeatability of machining operations.

All our tube forming and tube bending machines can be integrated into complete manufacturing processes. This often makes it possible to optimize production: managing the entire process in a single operation and eliminating intermediate stations and restarting the part on other equipment simplifies logistics and reduces execution time.

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