There are many types of tube benders on the market today, and each has its own strengths.

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There are many types of tube benders on the market today, and each has its own strengths.

Introduction

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If a mandrel is not used, then the ID of the tube can be either exaggerated or diminished depending on the setup

  • If a mandrel is not used, then the ID of the tube can be either exaggerated or diminished depending on the setup.
  • When using a mandrel and a preset die, this will cause your tube to be deformed as it is bent because it has no give in its material at that point. This can cause problems if you’re not careful, since there may be several points along the length where this occurs.

The Ram bender uses a ram to push the tubing through the die and bend it.

The ram bender uses a ram to push the tubing through the die and bend it. This is ideal for small diameter tubing, which requires less force to make bends. Ram benders are also designed to make bends in tubes with limited access, like exhaust pipes or brake lines. They’re strong, but they do have more parts that require maintenance and calibration than other types of tube benders.

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The ram benders are designed to make bends in tubes with limited access

One of the main advantages of a ram bender is that it is designed to make bends in tubes with limited access. This means that you can bend your tube in any direction, even if you’re working in tight spaces or small places. For example, let’s say you need to bend a tube around a corner and since there isn’t much room for you to move around while bending it (or moving the workpiece), then using this tool would be ideal because it allows you to complete your task without having any issues whatsoever.

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Ram benders are strong, but they also have more parts that require maintenance and calibration.

Ram benders are the oldest and most popular kind of tube bending equipment. They have been around for nearly a century, and they are still in use today because they offer some advantages over other types of tube benders.

Ram benders have one major advantage: they can bend large-diameter, heavy-wall tubes without breaking them or deforming them too much. In addition to this, ram benders can also make multiple bends in one pass (if you want), whereas rotary draw benders need to be reset after each bend.

However, ram bending has its drawbacks as well—it requires more parts than rotary draw bending does (although less labor), which makes it more expensive overall; and it is also much slower than rotary draw bending because each new bend requires resetting the ram before proceeding with another operation.

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Ram benders typically have lower tonnage than rotary draw benders.

Ram benders are the cheapest option, but they don’t offer the same power and versatility as rotary draw benders. A ram bender is essentially a punch press that uses a ram (a heavy piston) to push down on your workpiece and bend it. The piston does have some give in it, so if you’re working with thicker materials or making more complex bends, you can adjust how much force is exerted on your workpiece. However, compared to a rotary draw bender’s hydraulic system that pushes down on your material from all sides at once (and therefore exerts much more force), ram bending has less tonnage—the amount of pressure per square inch required for each bend type.

This lower tonnage means that ram-bending machines won’t be able to do everything as well as their rotary counterparts: If you need to make any large radius curves or severe angle bends like an S-curve or an L-curve, then we recommend getting one of our rotary draw tube benders instead!

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Pines Technology offers all of these types of tube benders for sale.

Pines Technology offers all of these types of tube benders for sale. Pines has been a leading manufacturer of tube benders since 1949, and we are proud to have been around for more than 75 years. We will continue to provide the best quality products at competitive prices to help you save time and money!

We’re also a proud member of the American Welding Society (AWS), which means that all of our products meet or exceed industry standards.

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Conclusion

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide which type of tube bender best suits your needs. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but if you take into account all aspects of your job before making a purchase then it shouldn’t be difficult to find one that works well for you.

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