BM45 - BM65: STEP 6

We show you how to program the IMS control of the machine and how to make your first bend.


Hi! I’m Stefano from Italy. Thanks for watching our Pedrazzoli video tutorials. In the previous videos you learned how to setup the machine and the tooling. In this video we will show you how to program the IMS control of the machine and how to make your first bend.

Now, how to create a program?

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You go on “HD” (fig. 1), you recall, for example, an existing program (fig. 2) and go back. This (fig. 3) is a left and right and push bending program that we did and I will use it and overwrite all the data. Here (fig. 4) you can select what you want to see (all the columns of the program, just the speed, just the push bending and so on, otherwhise “all the columns” shows you everything that is inside of the program).

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You delete the row (fig. 5 and 6) and you start to program. So, the distance between the bends: my first bend (fig. 7) I want to do it at 120 mm; the bending angle, let’s put 120° (fig. 8).

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If there is a rotation (fig. 9), the speed (fig.10), the mandrel pre-extraction value (fig.11), if you want to lubricate during bending (fig. 12), the opening position of the clamp die (fig. 13). 

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Then, we have the simultaneous buttons (fig. 14): if you want to advance and rotate at the same time, you enable the button (fig. 15); this is the overtravel (fig. 16), this is when the former starts to return (fig. 17). I want my former to return when the bend arm is for example at 20°, I put in 20 (fig. 18) and the former starts to return at this value; if it is on 0, it returns when the bend arm is completely back.

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These (fig. 19) are the values that I used for the push bending, so we don’t care for the moment. The radius (fig. 20) is always used for push bending. Now I am bending on the first stack (fig. 21) and to the right (fig. 22).

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These are the correction values, so if you have to add a few millimiters on the lenght (fig. 23), on the angle (fig. 24) or on the rotation (fig. 25), you up them here.

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Once I have created the program with a simple bend, always go in here (fig. 26), “HD” (fig. 27), “save” (fig. 28), we cancel (fig. 29).

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We recall the program “120deg bend” (fig. 30) and save it again (fig. 31). Now I have always the previous program and I have my “120deg bend” program. I recall the program (fig. 32). Now, of course, my tube lenght changed (fig. 33), 

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So I can cut my tube at 300 mm (fig. 34) or whatever it is. I can see the part in 3D (fig. 35); you have the bend here (fig.36) and you can make the anti-collision simulation (fig. 37 and 38).

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Now I can perform an empty run. How we do it? With the key in manual mode (fig. 39), we transfer the program (fig. 40) to the machine and then you turn the key in automatic (fig. 41). To perform an empty run, I suggest to remove the mandrel. Or, be careful, press start and do it at a very low speed (fig.42). The machine goes in starting position, the loading position. Start (fig. 43) and slowly (to avoid to destroy the mandrel), you make an empty run. If the cycle is ok, we can perform a test.

Don’t esitate to contact your commercial partner for all the questions or doubts.