Pipe Bending Machines: What Do You Have?
Pipe bending machines are a fast growing part of the pipe bender industry. You will often see these machines in the back yard or behind buildings in an industrial setting. They are also present in retail environments, warehousing facilities, and warehouses.
Some people assume that because they are present in many places it must be a common problem for all business or office settings. While there are certainly problems at all of these locations, they may not be common because most problems arise because of insufficient training or a lack of expertise in the machine.
Technology has always progressed. When early pipe bending machines were first produced, they had problems that resulted in failures. These machines were more suited to jobs where the work was done with welds rather than pins and teeth. The leading manufacturers and distributors of these machines, including Bosch, Eaton, Weber, and Steelcase, eventually developed more advanced versions of the machines.
These machines generally make use of compressed air or gas as a means of accelerating and maintaining the pressure of the pipe. There are three primary types of tubing bending machines: welding machines, bore saws, and collet machines. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, but it is often possible to use any of them if they are properly installed and maintained.
Welding machines are the most common type of compression equipment and they have been around for some time. They are the most widely used type of machine because they can create complicated shapes in tubes of varying diameters. If the machine is properly set up, and the proper machine shop is utilized, it can create pieces of tubing that cannot be produced by other methods. However, the welding machines are extremely difficult to operate.
Welding machines tend to malfunction in some situations. This is especially true if they have limited control over the amount of air they are allowed to intake.
On the other hand, bore saws are more precise and easy to operate, and it does not require the presence of a machine shop. They are also less costly and easier to find at most hardware stores.
The ultimate choice depends on what you are trying to accomplish, but it is not uncommon for a person to own a number of machines that they do not use all that much because they lack the necessary tools and do not know how to operate them. If this is the case, consider investing in the correct machine to meet your specific needs.