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Tube bending guide

Factors on lifetime and settings of the tools

There is some wear during bending which can lead to changes in the surface or dimensions of the tools, which are caused by the action of the functional surfaces or the functional surfaces and media, which can cause this wear and tear. This can be seen by the removal or movement of particles of material from the functional surfaces by mechanical means.

Regarding the lifetime of the tools it is important to reduce these side effects as much as possible and therefore achieve the maximum lifetime for each tool.

The factors which affect the lifetime of a tool, largely depend on each specific case. But the basic and main factors can be divided into four main areas:

  • Setting and adjustment tools
  • The operation of the tools
  • Greasing
  • Material and quality of the tubes