LVD Introduces Uprated Adaptive Bending TechnologyEngineering360 News Desk | January 03, 2017
LVD has introduced an uprated adaptive bending technology, which the company says maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning, and bending large parts with multiple bends.
The "Synchro-Form" system is claimed to overcome the problems of accumulative error and trial-and-error bending when forming large profiles.
The system is an evolution of the company's existing bending technology, and includes features such as the use of a laser scanner and synchro modules (X, R, A-axes magnets) to manipulate, position, and measure each bend after which the information is relayed to the control, which makes adjustments to part and ram position to achieve the correct profile. Variations are not accumulated but, instead, compensated for with each bend step. LVD says that this means that even after multiple, consecutive bends, the profile will be perfectly formed.
The system is an integrated feature of Synchro-Form Series in models ranging from 320 tons by 4 meters up to 3000 tons by 14 meters and also available in tandem, tridem, and quadem configurations. These configure-to-order machines are used in a wide range of industries including construction, transport, agricultural machinery, oil/gas, and wind-power.