Fine Line Production’s tube bender is equipped with a Vector 1 measuring machine (VMM) which is very important for achieving consistency in production due to material variations in hardness and spring-back from different bundles of tubing and pipe.
The VMM accurately measures the shape of a bent tube by scanning the straight sectionsof the tube to determine where the tube’s straight sections are in space. Fromthis data, the VMM creates a 3-D representation of the tube. The VMM inspects a tube by comparing its part data against true data and can report if a part is GO or NO-GO. The data can be used toinspect tubes and create, or correct tube bending programs.