Targeting growth through bending machine investment

With the acquisition of Malvern Tubular Products and Maxpower Automotive from Tricorn UK towards the end of 2021, the Lander Group created the opportunity to continue its development as a single source of supply for tube-based assemblies. Now, under the branding of Lander Tubular Products, and with the latest investment in BLM tube bending equipment, the group has the capability to provide automated tubular solutions from 4 to 152 mm diameter in a range of materials, including steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

With capacity to bend tube up to 152 mm diameter, with added efficiency delivered by the multi-stack tooling system where up to eight tool sets can mount simultaneously, the BLM Elect 150 adds to the group’s overall capability and supports further expansion of its growing customer base.

“At Malvern we focus on lower volume production of larger tube diameters, often with higher complexity of bends, mainly for the off-highway, construction and power-generation industries,” says David Alexander, sales and marketing manager at Lander Tubular Products.
“With the new BLM machine we can look to expand into new market segments with our fully finished tubular products.”

Despite the scale of the BLM Elect150, weighing some 18,000 kg, the machine is versatile and brings greater control to production through itsSiemens Simotion system, which runs in conjunction with BLM’s proprietary VGP3D programming and 3D simulation software.Moreover, the machine allows torque to vary between 2 and 6 tonnes to eliminate part deformation, even on tight radius bends and. Control is via a control,

“We see many positives in the arrival of the BLM Elect150, and with many other BLM machines within the group we already have a good understanding of how to maximise their potential,” concludes Alexander.
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