The E-SHAPE is the result of BLM's years of end-forming expertise. It combines all the performance and structural features needed to work efficiently and bypass the processing constraints of the past.
The E-SHAPE is the new all-electric shaping and stock removal operations unit for end-forming and integrated shaping and stock removal (cutting and facing) jobs utilizing VGP3D programming software.
This new tube shaping system is all-electric, offers up to 10 tonnes of force and has no clearance constraints on the top of the machine. The punch table works horizontally and the machine has a large number of tools which can be used in the process. This means top-notch freedom in designing the parts to be made.
The machine can be configured as required with up to ten stations: seven push steps and three rotary steps or eight push steps and two rotary steps.
The machine can be tooled with rotary tools and cutting tools for tapering, flaring, closing, facing and cutting etc. to obtain high quality repeatable shaped ends with consistent wall thickness.
Finally, integrated job management provides much faster cycle time and loading-unloading operations with better overall job quality. The all-electric technology helps to achieve extremely high processing accuracies with very short machine set-up times.
Source BLM Group