stationary bending cell / electric / for tubes / automatic
Tulip 19 Addition Manufacturing Technologies



  • Configuration:


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  • Product handled:

    for tubes

  • Other characteristics:

    automatic, robotic, XYZ


Integrating Robotics with advanced tube bending technology, Eaton Leonard has developed a new, proven concept to bend tubes: this is the Tulip.

The Tulip bending head allows bending clockwise and counterclockwise rotation, on the same part. This new bending head does not incorporate a conventional bend arm, but, instead, uses unique tooling positioning to eliminate conventional interference issues, thereby enabling bending of the most difficult, complex part shapes.

Using a KUKA robot to manipulate tubes, the Tulip is extremely flexible with exceptionally fast throughput , and does not require additional handling devices.

Unique capabilities include bending of hybrid tubes with accessories attached, automatic loading and unloading, and the ability to produce both short and long tubes.

Programming is intuitive using XYZ/ LRA format with many automated functions , and has automated correction loop with the Vector 1 tube measurment center

Many options are available ( gravity, or step by step loader, control by camera, endformer, welding sensor, etc.)

Two models are available: Tulip 18 and Tulip 42