Conventional wire bender vs. CNC wire benders
The conventional wire bender can achieve remarkable 2D wire shapes and designs that can be reproduced repeatedly. However, when CNC technology is integrated into the wire bender, it becomes fully automatic and can be controlled precisely which is not possible with the conventional wire bender. The focus of the CNC wire bender is to produce new and varied bending shapes that can be obtained by simply navigating its control system. Long wires can be fed into the CNC wire bender and different shapes can be achieved to address the requirements. In order to have better understanding of CNC wire benders, there is a general overview of its technical specifications.
The technical details of CNC wire benders
- CNC wire benders are known for their remarkable speed and they are capable of wire bending in approximately one to one and a half seconds.
- The machines have excellent heavy duty bending capabilities for the most constricted wire gauge that measures 10mm.
- Most of the CNC wire benders are equipped with air compressors and motors that run through hydraulic pressure to ensure that the machine operates swiftly and safely.
- Maintenance is relatively easy because the wire benders can be opened for cleaning.
- One of the best advantages provided by CNC wire benders is the user friendly interface that can be programmed without being a technology expert. With one press on the button a complicated bending process can be easily achieved that will yield a uniform output.
- So that high quality production is ensured, CNC control systems can be integrated with AC servo motors.
- CNC wire benders are equipped with high quality features that bring dimensional differences to industries and manufacturing firms that require wire bending.
The importance of custom wire assemblies
In the manufacture of steel wire forms and welded wire assemblies, the final product can only be achieved by matching the processes, materials, equipment design and quantities with the application. The designer must be capable and knowledgeable on the right wire shapes and sizes as well as selection whether low carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum wires will be used for the application. Wire is bent and formed through a variety of equipment that includes rotary air benders, press brakes, punch presses or CNC wire benders. Another major consideration in wire assemblies is the design of the mechanical joints in wire forms to fasten and assemble the wire products together. Depending upon the requirements of the application, wire forms can be joined through resistance welding.