Manually Operated Bending Fixtures

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Manually Operated Bending Fixtures are typically designed and built when production volumes are low. Parts requiring a large number of bends are typically broken up into several smaller fixtures. With the use of 3D modeling software, Excel Machine & Tool, Inc. can maximize the number of bends which are produced in a single fixture. By reducing the number of fixtures required to bend complex parts, higher production rates can be achieved. Part quality is also higher when fewer fixtures are used. Similar to our Semi and Fully Automated Bending Machines, the part locators designed in our Manually Operated Bending Fixtures are designed to avoid incorrect loading of components. The design of the locators improves part quality by preventing part defects. Bending fixtures built by Excel are designed to be mounted to a work bench or held securely in a vise. Fixtures can also be supplied mounted on a heavy duty stand made from 2 x 2 x ¼ wall angle iron.

A process similar to the design of our Semi and Fully Automated Bending Machines is performed to produce our Manually Operated Bending Fixtures. Starting with a 3D model of your part, bend tooling is designed around your part and a fixture base is added. Once the basic design is completed, the design is reviewed for ease of operation and, if necessary, modifications are made. The end result of Excel's design process is a complete 3D model of your fixture. In the event that the original part print is changed, the original fixture design can be reviewed and updated with potential tooling modifications.

Benefits of a bending fixture built by Excel:

  • Minimal set-up material required
  • Improved part quality
  • Higher production rates
  • Part locators designed to avoid incorrect loading of components
  • Operator friendly machines
  • 3D approval prints
  • 2D fixture design prints
  • Replacement details optional
  • Heat treated gib and slide assemblies
  • Heat treated tooling
  • Form tools and bending dies mounted with the use of screws and dowels
  • Changes to the original part design can be handled easily by reviewing the original 3D fixture model
    • Minor modifications to the existing fixture can easily be handled at your location
    • Major modifications would require the fixture to be returned to Excel's facility. Impact to your production would be minimized by have any new tooling machined and ready to install prior to the actual return of the fixture.

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Manually Operated Bending Fixture Capabilities

 Galvan Coated Tubes
 Nylon Coated Tubes
 Powered Coated Tubes
 Steel - High Tensile Strength
 Stainless Steel
 Wire - Low Carbon
 Wire - High Carbon
 Wire - Spring
Typical Products
 Air Conditioning Lines
 Air Conditioning Accumulators
 Air Conditioning Lines -
 Manifold Assemblies
 Active Roll Suspension Tubes
 Brake Lines
 Chair Frames
 Evaporator Condensers
 Fuel Lines
 Guide Wires
 Gearshifts - Column Mounted
 Gearshifts - Floor Mounted
 Guide Tubes - Brake Cables
 Guide Tubes - Sun Roofs
 Guide Tubes - Power Cables
 Head Rest
 Heat Exchanger Tubes
 Listing Wires - Curved
 Listing Wires - Straight
 Paper Coated Wires
 Power Steering Pressure Lines
 Power Steering Return Lines
 Seat Frames
 Suture Lasso Tubes
 Transmission Cooler Lines
 Transmission Shifters
 Underbody Tubes
Industries Served
 Banana Display
 Beckman & Gast Co.
 Bennington Furniture Company
 Blue Grass Metals, Inc.
 Camelot Manufacturing, Inc.
 Cf Gomma Usa, Inc.
 Columbus Components Group
 Cooper Standard
 Copeland Corporation
 Dana Automotive
 Dayco Pacific
 Dayco Products, Inc.
 DTR Industries
 Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
 Edwards Holdings
 Emerson Climate Technologies
 Evana Automation Specialists
 Flexitech, Inc.
 Ford Motor Co.
 FRS Fluid Routing Systems, Inc.
 GE Energy
 General Motors
 Harden Creek Machine & Tool, Inc.
 Hitachi Cable Florida, Inc.
 Hitachi Cable Indiana, Inc.
 Hitachi Cable Queretaro, Inc.
 Honda Of America
 Industrial Distribution Group
 Imc S.R.L.
 Mac Machine & Metal Works, Inc.
 Marley Precision, Inc.
 Modern Industries
 Mayflow Mexico
 Nosag Spring
 O-Flex Tube
 Parker Hannifin Corporation
 Phoenix Medical Products
 Preferred Technical Group
 Pride Manufacturing Inc.
 Process Equipment Company
 Robotic Accessories
 Rts Wright Industries, LLC
 Shelby Enterprises
 Tri-State Roofing
 Van Scoyk Sheet Metal
 Volunteer Metal Systems, Inc.
 West Ohio Tool & Mfg.
 Xyz Imagerie, Inc.
 YH America
 Young Spring & Wire
 Yokohama Industries of America

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