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Automatic bending cells for the automotive industry

Efficient production of tube and profiled semi-finished products  In order to be able to cope with the current and future demands of modern motorcars and commercial vehicles, the automotive supply industry depends on efficient processes and technical innovations. The rational production of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas technology and many other [...]

Equipped with stacked bend tooling, the machines of the CNC MR series have been optimised for the efficient production of tubes with different radii or bend-in-bend geometries and ensure minimum set-up times.

Tata Steel UK Expected to Escape Strike

The threat of the first major strike in Britain in nearly three decades seems to have been averted as Tata Steel UK’s workers are expected to sign a new deal to end a pension row. A ballot of union members closes on Wednesday and is expected to deliver resounding support for the deal, ‘The Sunday [...]


Are outdated systems impacting your reputation? Build a business case for modernisation with Instron.

Instron, a leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials and components, are pleased to announce their new Lab Health Check initiative. The new campaign is designed to help you to get the best out of your current equipment by assessing your existing situation, and helping you to build the [...]


Rafter Upgrades Abbey Etna 2KU Mill

Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a new RT-2000 raft set for a major North American tube producer. The equipment will replace older Abbey Etna 2KU tube mill equipment that is worn and has outlived its useful life. With a future second raft set, the customer will be able to take full advantage of the “rafted” [...]

Rafter RT-2000 Tube Mill Raft Set

Custom tube bender eliminates cut-off waste of tubular parts for exercise machines

Unison has won an order for a custom-designed tube bending machine and special tooling from Cybex International, the leading manufacturer of premium physical exercise equipment. Incorporating a unique servo-driven wiper die mount, the machine has been specifically designed to enable Cybex to reduce waste material costs by eliminating the need to cut shorter tubular parts [...]

Unison is supplying Cybex with a custom tube bending machine which will be based on a 4-inch multi-radius Breeze model, with multi-stack tooling, laser spring-back correction and a unique swing-away wiper die.

Rafter Ships Seam Orientation Unit

Rafter Equipment Corporation has shipped a RT-5500 Seam Orientation Unit (SOU) to a major North American tube producer. The equipment will be added to the customer’s existing tube sizing mill for the purpose of positioning the weld seam prior to reshaping the tube into squares and rectangles. The SOU is adjusted electrically and can be controlled remotely from a [...]

Rafter RT-5500 Seam Orientation Unit (SOU)


Amidst a thriving manufacturing and industrial landscape, the 11th edition of wire Southeast ASIA and 10th edition of Tube Southeast ASIA makes a timely return to Bangkok, Thailand, 16 to 18 September 2015 at the Bangkok Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Driven by the region’s most established wire, cable, tube and pipe trade fairs, wire [...]


Particularly fast and flexible

Maximum flexibility in fully automatic tube processing: Lang Tube Tec, the quality manufacturer based in Witten, Germany, offers a new fully electric tube bending machine with automatic change of bending direction with the new CNC-controlled 25CNC-EMR R/L. Thanks to the swivelling bending head and shifting of the clamping unit and pressure die support, this innovative [...]


Redefined Standard – HBE Dynamic

EMO 2015 – Milano The new HBE-Dynamic series from the saw specialist, BEHRINGER, delivers impressive performance, ease of use and economical cutting. The band saw series consists of 6 models in the cutting range from 260 mm to 700 mm covering an extensive field of applications in the steel trade, machine and tool building and [...]

HBE261A Dynamic Bundelschnitt

Ground-breaking ceremony for Schuler Innovation Tower

With the symbolic breaking of ground, construction of the Schuler Innovation Tower (S.I.T.) at its base in Göppingen, Germany, was officially started today. The twelve storeys of the new engineering and technology center will provide space for 750 employees. With a total volume of more than € 40 million, it is the biggest single investment in [...]

The twelve storeys of the Schuler Innovation Tower will provide space for 750 employees. Photographs by schuler

Roll-Kraft Texas Now Offers Free Pickup and Delivery

Roll-Kraft Texas will now be offering a free pickup and delivery service to customers in Texas. The expanded pickup and delivery services are being implemented to further establish Roll-Kraft’s already industry-leading commitment to on-time delivery of tube and pipe and roll forming tooling. Roll-Kraft Texas, which opened on May 18, is a brand new state-of-the-art [...]

Roll-Kraft’s Regrind Center in Houston, Texas

Red carpet for Crossbar Robot 4.0

Red Dot seal of quality presented to Schuler at gala  New model now also suitable for hot forming At the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 competition, Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 for the automation of press lines has received the sought-after seal of quality for good design, the Red Dot. The presentation ceremony, the Red [...]

The radiant white exterior communicates cleanly executed workflows,” stated the jury in its verdict on the Crossbar Robot.

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