A pipeline consists of more than just straight lines – there are also lots of bends. Changes in the direction of the piping are usually achieved with a welded pipe bend, a very time-consuming and expensive process. It is significantly faster and more cost-effective to bend the pipe. That is exactly what bending machines do. The Transfluid CNC mandrel bending machine from Bilfinger Rohrbau does all of this automatically.
Unlike manually controlled bending machines, the automated process impresses in particular with its efficiency. The pipes are manufactured much more quickly and cost-effectively than when bends are carried out by hand with the manual use of a spirit level. The fully automatic mandrel bending machine is also intelligent; once the pipe data has been entered by the operator, the machine simulates the pipe bend and assesses whether it can be carried out.