Introducing Winton’s newest Vertical Compression Bender – Model 3000

by | Apr 24, 2024 | News


Although many Vertical Compression benders were replaced in recent years by rotary draw benders there are still applications that would benefit from bending single bend parts on a Vertical Compression bender. You can bend more tubes per day on this tube bender when bending single or two bend parts due to the efficiency of loading and unloading your parts. The reduced cycle time and increased output leads to a quicker return on investment.

These days manufacturers of all sizes are struggling to find qualified maintenance technicians for their factories. Due to the simplicity of the control system, you don’t need a highly skilled technician to maintain or run a vertical compression bender. Adding a new compression bender is low maintenance and easy to run.

The Model 3000 tube bending machine is a hydraulic powered vertical compression bender intended for production use with a capacity of 2” IPS Schedule 80 mild steel pipe (round). This microprocessed controlled tube bender allows the operator to program up to 10 bends per part. The two-speed manifold ensures repeatability of the bend angle while the encoder mounted to the wing die spindle monitors the bend angles.  Designed for high volume production, the Model 3000 makes a 90 degree bend in 6 second cycle time.

Do you need to locate the position of the tube by adding a Winton gauging system? We’ve got an engineered solution for that!  As you’re researching tube bending methods, let’s delve into the advantages of Vertical Compression benders and their relevance in specific applications.

Despite the rise of rotary draw benders, Vertical Compression benders still have their place. Here’s why:

1. Vertical Compression Bending

  • Efficiency: When bending single or two-bend parts, Vertical Compression benders excel. Loading and unloading parts is more efficient, allowing you to bend more tubes per day.
  • Reduced Cycle Time: The streamlined process leads to quicker production cycles.
  • Higher Output: Increased efficiency translates to higher output, contributing to a faster return on investment (ROI).

2. Maintenance and Ease of Operation

  • Qualified Technicians: Unlike some complex machinery, Vertical Compression benders don’t require highly skilled technicians for maintenance or operation.
  • Low Maintenance: Adding a new compression bender is straightforward and low maintenance.

3. Model 3000 Tube Bending Machine

  • Hydraulic-Powered: The Model 3000 is a hydraulic-powered vertical compression bender.
  • Capacity: It’s designed for production use and can handle 2” IPS Schedule 80 mild steel pipe (round).
  • Programmable Bends: The microprocessed control system allows operators to program up to 10 bends per part.
  • Repeatability: The two-speed manifold ensures repeatability of bend angles.

Vertical Compression Benders

  • Cycle Time: In high-volume production scenarios, the Model 3000 achieves a 90-degree bend in just 6 seconds.
  • Positioning: The encoder mounted to the wing die spindle monitors bend angles, and a Winton gauging system helps locate the tube position.

In summary, Vertical Compression benders offer efficiency, ease of operation, and specific advantages for certain applications. Consider them when optimizing your tube bending processes in industries like these

  • Recreation
  • HVAC
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Agriculture
  • Appliances
  • Marine
  • Furniture
  • Medical/Healthcare
  • After Market Automotive
  • Niche Manufacturing
  • Lighting manufacturing

Be sure to contact us to talk further about your specifications and requirements. Learn more here.

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