Graebener® pipe bending presses ensure a highly flexible and economic production of LSAW pipes and special pipes even with increased wall thickness and small diameters. The special feature of our internationally proven technology is the increased stroke of the bending sword. The stroke is selected in a way that the bending sword can be pulled out of the pipe completely. After the bending process the remaining gap of the open seam pipe can be pushed together by means of the bending sword. This reduces the gap significantly and an additional pipe closing press no longer is necessary.
This advantage is especially important in case of increased wall thickness and materials with increased springback so that the open seam pipes can be tacked continuously in a downstream MAG Tack welding process using our Graebener® continuous root tacking machine. In addition to this, you as operator can benefit from an universal bending tool which you can use flexibly independently of wall thickness and pipe diameter which saves time and money.
up to 18 m
External pipe diameter:
16" and 64"
(406 – 1,625 mm)
up to 65 mm
The design of the Graebener® pipe bending presses is based on decades of experience. Not only does this ensure the simple and quick assembly and installation in your workshop but also leads to a longer operating life. Something that many references worldwide can give proof of. As special machine builder we offer pipe bending solutions which are ideally matched to your individual requirements and distinguish you from the standard. It is our mission to make you better – regardless of whether you choose a new machine or a retrofit solution.
When designing the press frame, we pay special attention to the deflection of the upper and lower traverse. All components subject to dynamic loads are optimized by means of FEM simulations and adapted to your individual requirements. In addition to this, we always integrate a deflection compensation for the upper and lower traverse to achieve an optimum bending result. This way, the bending result is at no time depending on the machine deflection under load. The corresponding lower tools are suitable for universal use and do not need to be exchanged.
An optimum pipe bending process requires a perfect interaction of operator and machine. For this reason, we have developed the control visualization PressPro®. Thanks to PressPro® you can independently set up, operate and optimize the pipe bending process.
The machine operator does not need programming knowledge for the programming of the optimum process sequence. With the aid of an user-friendly teach-in process, the operators are provided with a tabular overview listing the individual process steps clearly and transparently. In the various operating modes, different functions of the system are available, whether in single stroke or in automatic mode. Thanks to an optimum interlinking of the mechanics and the controlled axes such as for example cylinder, hydro or electric motors etc., you can achieve highly precise bending results with the Graebener® pipe bending press. The position of each individual axis is monitored using absolute position encoders with SSI interface.
To protect your operators and the machine we use safety components in the control, the hydraulics and the drive technology which prevent involuntary movements of the axes or overload at the machine.