When producing pipe bending parts both in series production and individual production, the working times and costs can considerably be reduced by using a pipe bending software. Particularly when producing with batch size "1" it is very important to avoid scrap. The first pipe shape has to fit.
PIPEFAB BE (Bending Edition) is substantially composed of two program parts.The PIPEFAB Explorer is intended to be used for input and maintenance of master data, such as pipe dimensions and materials, existing pipe bending machines and bending tools. By means of the IsoInput module it is quite easy to generate isometrics and to calculate the corresponding bending data. Input of the pipe shape can be performed either as drawing with dimensioning the length and angle values, by input of XYZ coordinates or vector data. Moreover it is possible to directly transfer already existing data from various CAD systems or pipe measuring systems via corresponding interfaces.
The result is precisely precalculated
Based on the pipe's isometric data and material the software calculates the cutting length as well as the bending data, which can be printed or directly transferred to the bending machine's control. An integrated bending collision check ensures that the pipe shape can be bent on the favoured bending machine.