The most recent models of the wire bender have various interesting features that make them the most versatile computerized systems. They have a graphical simulation that allows the user to see the whole process before it commences. Any changes can be made in the simulation before approval is done. This minimizes on waste since any mistakes are corrected before running the machine. They also have a remote control system that allows the user to operate them from wherever they are. The remote control system is coupled up with surveillance cameras that are able to record the whole process and alert the operator of any machine malfunctions.
A programmable wire bender is usually equipped with a colored LCD screen with touch capabilities and a separate keyboard where one can easily type in the settings. The set of instructions can be fed through the touch screen or keyboard depending on the user’s preference. The computer control systems have a Windows operating system that more or less resembles the normal Microsoft Windows installed in most computers. The computer control system allows for maximum precision and repeatability. One can prompt the processor to save various settings for future use especially when dealing with shapes that are produced over and over again with time.
Speed and precision are always a matter of concern when it comes to production. The stiff competition posed by metal industries has let to production of high-speed wire benders to cope up with stiff competition and high demand. The machines have Ultra options that allow the operator to set them on very high feeder speed. The bearing systems are made of oversize bearings that have a low rate of wear hence low cost of maintenance. All these features have made wire bending one of the easiest cheapest operations to conduct in manufacturing industries.