Workshop equipment maker Unison has launched a re-engineered version of the 1980s designed Evbend tube bending machine.
The Evbend 1000 includes an integrated computerised user interface through which tube bending programmes can be inputted. The Windows-based operating system includes touch-screen control and access to CAD tools, and can also be retrofitted to existing Evbend machines.
The Evbend 1000 remains a manually operated machine, but also includes computer controlled braking systems on the carriage feed, rotation and bend arm axes to ensure greater accuracy than the previous model.
The Evbend 1000 can shape tubing of up to 22 mm and Unison is developing a version that will work with tubing of 50mm.