ELECT150 6-in. Diameter Tube Bender

March 4, 2014
BLM Group's large-diameter tube bender is all-electric and can handle applications with little or no straight between bends or tight radius bends.

The ELECT150 all-electric tube bender for tubes up to 6 in. (150 mm) in diameter can handle difficult applications with little or no straight between bends or where tight radius bends are required.


The precise control and positioning of the electric axes ensure that optimum working parameters can be reproduced exactly, the first time, every time, without reliance on operator expertise. Its multi-stack tooling (up to 8 stacks) allows several bend tools to be pre-mounted to minimize tool changeover. Incorporating the direct gearbox drive within the compact head assembly gives the ELECT150 greater clearance around the bend head area. The machine also combines conventional and variable radius bends in the same automatic bend cycle.


When a part program is selected, all the critical settings for the machine and tooling are automatically managed by the CNC (e.g., clamping, pressure die, mandrel position/retraction, centerline radius, etc.), and correct positional and torque settings are assured. Remote access permits offline management and troubleshooting.


VGP3D 3D graphical programming software lets users simply input the component’s bend coordinates to provide them with a real-time simulation of the bending operation and automatically correct for possible collision points. The software also permits offline programming.

 Round Tube Max. Bending Capacity Diameter Ø 6 in. (152 mm) Thickness 0.2 in. (5 mm) Machine Features Bending Direction Right/left-handed  Axes 12 X Accuracy ± 0.002 in. (0.05 mm) Y Accuracy ± 0.05-deg. Z Accuracy Length From Die Center to... Clamp Edge 131 in. (3,327 mm) Mandrel Extractor 250 in. (6,360 mm) Machine Power Max. Installed Power 35 kW Average Drawn Power 6.5 kW Noise Level 65 dB(A) Weight 38,800 lb. (17,600 kg)