BendingStudio with Absolute Arm

Faster Tube and Wire Measurement Made Portable

Combining AICON BendingStudio software with Absolute Arm laser scanning hardware delivers unmatched speed and flexibility to the tube and wire production industry. 

BendingStudio with Absolute Arm is the new solution for the tube and wire manufacturing industry that brings the speed, quality and portability of 3D laser scanning to bear on the challenges of reliably producing shaped tube and wire products.

A reconfiguration of the well-established AICON BendingStudio software platform allows for the integration of an Absolute Arm with a laser scanner as the system’s measurement input tool. This delivers both the speed of high-quality 3D laser scanning – with tube geometry digitisable with only a few quick sweeps of the 3D laser scanner – and the extreme flexibility of portable measuring arm technology, which can be quickly situated at any point at which measurements need to be made.
This speed and portability come without compromise. BendingStudio with Absolute Arm is fully applicable to complex tube and wire formations, including bend-in-bend and freeform, and can easily compensate for deflection in long and flexible tubes. The open bender interface of BendingStudio is configurable for direct data transfer to most CNC benders, allowing for immediate production correction when deviations are identified. And with the leading technology of the RS5 laser scanner in the Absolute Arm, the system can handle tube and wires in a wide variety of materials, colours and surface finishes.

BendingStudio with Absolute Arm

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Open Bender Interface 
Easy compatibility most CNC bender machines for direct production correction. 

Bending Simulation 
Reduce correction loops by simulating proposed corrections within the software before physical application.

Tube Flexibility 
Accurate measurement achievable from malleable freeform tubes to shiny or multi-coloured surfaces with leading RS5 laser scanner technology from Absolute Arm range.  

Fully Portable 
WiFi, battery power and simple set-up take tube measurement to where it needs to be, whether that’s in the quality room or at the heart of the production process. 

Simple Repeatability 
Absolute Arm technology delivers highly repeatable and user-independent measurement results. 

Hidden Measurements 
Capture geometry of in situ parts in hard to reach areas with ease with innovative 3D laser scanner. 

System Certification 
Full system certified to B89.4.22 as standard, with additional VDI/VDE 2617-9 certification also available. 
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