15/04/2023 By admin Off

What is CNC Robotic Tube Bending Cell?

A CNC Robotic Tube Bending Cell refers to a manufacturing system that combines computer numerical control (CNC) technology with robotic automation for bending tubes or pipes. It typically consists of a CNC tube bending machine and a robot arm that work together in a coordinated manner to perform tube bending operations.

In a CNC Robotic Tube Bending Cell, the CNC machine is responsible for controlling the precise movements of the tube bending machine, which may have multiple axes for bending the tube in different directions. The CNC system interprets the programming code, also known as G-code, which specifies the desired tube bending parameters such as bend angle, bend radius, and bend sequence, and translates it into machine movements to achieve the desired tube shape.

The robot arm in the cell is responsible for handling the tubes and positioning them accurately in the bending machine. It may use sensors or vision systems to locate the tubes and feed them into the bending machine with precision. The robot arm can also handle other tasks such as loading and unloading tubes, manipulating tooling, and transporting finished parts to subsequent processing or assembly stations.

CNC Robotic Tube Bending Cells are commonly used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and furniture, where bent tubes or pipes are used in various applications such as exhaust systems, frame structures, hydraulic lines, and more. These cells offer advantages such as high precision, repeatability, and flexibility in producing complex tube shapes with minimal manual labor, resulting in improved productivity and cost-effectiveness in tube bending operations.