Heavy Duty U.S. Pipe Bender Delivered To Italian Shipyard

Wallace Coast Machinery Company of Bell wood (Chicago) recently shipped a 155-mm by 9-mm capacity CNC pipe bender to Fincantieri Navali Italiana in Livorno. Wallace Coast has been a primary supplier of shipyard and shipboard benders to the U.S. Navy for 50 years'.

The machine incorporates several unique features, including remote control centerline adjustment of the carriage and mandrel units and an "overhead" clamping system integrally mounted on the radius die.

This clamping system eliminated the need for the conventional swing arms, tie bars, drop away clamps and co-axial spindles found on all other large CNC benders.

Wallace Coast's user friendly Allen-Bradley CNC control system includes complete self-diagnostics and a three-view graphic collision warning analysis of each step in the making of a multibend part. It can be easily programmed to avoid collisions not only with the machine and the floor, but also with the walls and ceiling of the building in which the machine is located.

The agent for the sale to Fincantieri was Fabbrica Macchine Curvatubi Crippa Agostino S.P.A.

of Arosio (Como), a leading Italian manufacturer of tube benders.

For more information about the pipe benders offered by Wallace Coast, Circle 36 on Reader Service Card

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