HMT Booster Bender for Boiler Tubes

Boiler Tube Bender

HMT builds a booster type boiler tube bender, which forms tight radius thick wall tubes used in the boiler industry. We manufacture these heavy-duty boiler tube bender machines equipped with a clamping device, which locks the tube into the pressure die and allows the tube to be forced (boosted) into the bend die thus reducing wall thinning and ovality. The boiler tube bender may be equipped with a loading rack to automatically load and handle long lengths of heavy wall tubes. Our boiler tube bender machines are used by leading companies in the boiler industry for both new construction and repair work.

 

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The HMT booster bender design uses a heavy duty clamp from bottom design. The clamp jaw opens wide to facilitate inserting and removing the pipe. The clamp jaw pressure is adjustable and is guided by a heavy duty slide system and locked in place by a mechanical linkage.

Other benders use a design which clamps over the top making it difficult to manipulate the pipe and uses a direct acting hydraulic cylinder to close the clamp. This system does not lock in place positively or produce nearly the force as the HMT booster machine. The amount of boost is limited to the amount of clamping force produced.

HMT offers two different control systems for the boiler tube bender.

BendPro CNC, tube bender control, BendPro G2, BendPro tube bender control

BendPro CNC Features:

  • Automatic and manual modes

  • CNC control for Booster Bending

  • Accuracy capability is 1/10th degree

  • Proportional control of hydraulic bend axis supported

  • Programmable pressure control supported

  • 3 axis semi-automatic bending supported

  • Boost bending with variable pressure during bend supported

  • Remote trouble shooting ability, globally

  • Beckhoff PC and I/O with Yaskawa Digital Servos

  • Prompts and menus to guide operator

  • Adapts to loading devices, robots, and secondary operations

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HMT 1AXB+ Features:

  • Automatic and manual modes

  • Configurable memory storage of part programs

  • Accuracy capability is 1/10th degree

  • Proportional control of hydraulic bend axis supported

  • Programmable pressure control supported

  • Boost bending with variable pressure during bend supported

  • Robust design with off the shelf non-proprietary components

  • Allen-Bradley PLC based with standard ladder logic program

  • Operator learning curve = minutes!

  • Prompts and menus to guide operator

  • Adapts to loading devices, robots, and secondary operations

Give us a call at 559-431-4131 or contact us to discuss your bending application.