With extremely narrow grippers and short straight center sections, the WAFIOS BL 10 provides unique degrees of freedom for combined draw and roll bending with the narrowest contours. The modular concept with parallel work flows, rapid part transfer, minimized non-productive times, and automated optimization of the bending process reduces costs and increases productivity by up to 60%!
This development was motivated by the question of whether there was further scope for optimization with regard to an innovative and efficient tube bending concept. WAFIOS has now demonstrated that this is indeed possible. With the introduction of the BL 41 double-head tube bending machine in 2008, the Reutlingen-based company virtually turned the principle of bending thin tubes on its head.
Since then, the WAFIOS development department has constantly worked to bring together new findings, techniques, and customer requirements. With the modular BL 10 CNC multiple-head tube bending machine, the company has created a bending machine that is even more powerful, user-friendly, and economical than its predecessor.
The new WAFIOS BL 10 is certainly an attractive eye-catcher. The highly mobile bending heads, gripper tongs, and transfer grippers reach upward and seem to be waiting to clamp the extremely long and thin line blanks between their jaws, in order to produce perfectly shaped components for cars, machines, or machinery systems.
Due to the high cost pressure, today's customers require flexible systems which can process the largest possible range of lines with different dimensions, without complex tool changes and parameterization. The BL 10 only requires a very short amount of time to manufacture components with complicated three-dimensional geometries and more than 50 bends in line with the customer's requirements.
The machinery system is characterized by its simple parts supply, the highest quality of individual bends, high output, and a fast, predictable return on investment.