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Case Study

Tube Bending Application

The machine bends aluminum tubing



Company Name: Stark Manufacturing

Date: October 2020

Location: USA





Application Summary

The machine is a rotary draw tube bender

This particular machine bends aluminum tubing with ODs from 3/8” to 5/8”. For the most part the tubing is being used on coolant systems in Trucks.

This bender, depending on the tube length can bend between 80 to 250 tubes an hour and is fully automated.

Q&A with Customer

Question: Why did you select RMP EtherCAT Motion Controller for your application?
Software Engineer: We have used RSI for previous projects, and wanted to update our machines to the current available software.

Question: Describe your development experience using RapidCode API motion libraries
Software Engineer: Very easy to use, good documentation and most importantly example code for basic and advanced movements.

Question: Were there any RMP motion controller feature(s) that stood out to you?
Software Engineer: Using Ethercat as the communication medium for devices and drives.

Overall Feedback: Very helpful in spec’ing out entire system not just the software.

Customer Benefits

  • Our customer enjoys the freedom to choose servo drives and motors from the most suitable manufacturers.
  • Unlimited system support for development, commissioning, and field machines.
  • Motion solution delivers in performance, reliability, and price.
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