Unison Tube LLC, the North American division of UK-based Unison Ltd, will present a number of innovative tube manipulation technologies at FABTECH – North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event.
Unison machines on show at Booth C10217 will include an all-electric Breeze Twin Head tube bending machine and one of the company’s all-new Synergy hybrid, multi-stack tube benders. Unison will also use FABTECH to launch the most advanced version ever of its industry leading Opt2Sim tube bending simulation software, with several free software licenses up for grabs.
Unison all-electric Twin Head machine
Equipped with Unison’s recently upgraded Unibend control - an operating system offering speed enhancements of up to 25% - all-electric Unison Twin Head 1 ½” (maximum tube diameter) machines will precision bend two ends of a tube simultaneously. This capability makes them well suited to the high-speed manufacture of symmetrical tubular shapes typically found in automotive, agricultural and furniture applications.
New Unison Synergy hybrid machine
Officially launched at the MACH machine tool show earlier this year, Unison’s new Synergy machines combine electric and hydraulic operation with exceptional levels of control. Developed for organisations that aspire to Unison quality but carry out repetitive tube bending tasks, Synergy models provide a highly accessible entry point into the Unison range. Available in 2” (50 mm) and 3” (80 mm) versions, Synergy machines feature a servo-driven bend arm, carriage, plane of bend and carriage side shift, with a hydraulically controlled mandrel, pressure die and clamping system. This is a combination that Unison believes make its Synergy range perfect for high volume, repetitive tube manipulation operations.
New Opt2Sim tube manipulation software – a complete end-to-end solution
Continuous innovation has ensured that Unison Opt2Sim remains a favourite tube manipulation software program among users of Unison and other brands of tube bending machines. In this latest iteration of Opt2Sim, Unison makes it easier than ever to import and extract tube data and includes software versions that take simulating the bending process, creating batch files and scanning tube coordinates to the next level. Opt2Sim provides users with a complete end-to-end solution, from taking 3D STEP files to bending tube within a single software suite. Delegates visiting Unison’s FABTECH booth will have the chance to win one of several Opt2Sim software licenses.
“We are delighted to be returning to FABTECH with such inspiring tube bending technologies,” comments Unison Tube’s Vice President, Stuart Singleton. “As industry returns to pre-pandemic levels, our aim is to help as many manufacturers and subcontractors as possible accelerate their efficiency, ingenuity and productivity. We are particularly excited to be unveiling our latest Opt2Sim software, as this really will revolutionise tube bending simulation for organisations of all sizes.”
About Unison Tube LLC
Unison Tube LLC is the North American division of Unison Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bending machines, offering the largest range of all-electric benders for diameters from 5/32” (4 mm) to 10” (275 mm) schedule pipe. With a reputation for building highly powerful, highly robust machines that deliver uncompromising levels of accuracy and repeatability, Unison Ltd 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.