Sharpe Products, a North American specialist in custom tube and pipe bending, has purchased its eighth UK-built Unison Breeze all-electric CNC tube bender. The machine, an 80 mm single-stack model, will be installed at the company’s Wisconsin, USA manufacturing facility, where it will be used to further expand production capability.
Sharpe’s president and CEO, Paul Krickeberg, bought into the concept of all-electric tube bending many years ago, when it was still a relatively new technology.
“Our new Unison Breeze tube bending machine will help further support our capacity to offer short lead times and consistent accuracy – attributes that are essential to our customers,” he says. “We’ve worked with Unison for nearly 20 years and appreciate the quality of their products, along with their service and support.”
All-electric tube bending technology, with all the advantages of automatic set-up, has equipped Sharpe Products with the ability to take on all manner of tube manipulation challenges, including projects involving traditionally difficult alloys.”
The 80 mm single-stack Unison Breeze machine was chosen by Sharpe Products for its ability to deliver the accuracy and reliability necessary to meet strict tolerances. It is equipped with Unison’s recently upgraded Unibend software, which offers cycle time improvements in the region of 25% compared with earlier versions, and incorporates new teach routine and simulation features.
Like all Unison Breeze tube bending machines, the 80 mm (maximum tube diameter) Breeze offers rapid set-up, fast tooling changes, high power, rigid mechanical design, and all-electric control for right-first-time components.
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