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AIM Inc. FASTEST CNC WIRE BENDERS IN THE WORLD

AIM uses the world’s preeminent servo system.  Depending on machine size, feeding speeds may exceed 120 meters per minute (394 feet/minute) and bending speeds may exceed 1100 degrees per second.  The smallest resolution of the wire feeder is 273 pulses per millimeter (6.93 pulses per thousandth of an inch) and the resolution of the bender is 1450 pulses per degree. The published accuracy of the servo controllers that we use is ±1 pulse, the length accuracy is ±0.1 millimeter (±0.004") and the angle accuracy is ±0.05 degrees. Accuracy and repeatability of AIM machines are exceptional, so the wireforms produced will only be limited by the quality and consistency of the wire supplied.

Parabolic and S-curve positioning profiles give smoother acceleration and deceleration, minimizing shape distortion while achieving higher speeds at minimum possible power usage.  Furthermore, the exclusive AIM Ultra option can in most cases double or triple the production rates from the standard models and grants the AIM equipment the title of the highest working speeds in the market.

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AIM Inc., a.k.a. Automated Industrial Machinery, Inc., manufactures 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional CNC bending machinery. The company is an active machinery exporter via its two manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Founded in 1992 by Constantine Grapsas, AIM Inc. has grown to become the premier CNC bending machine supplier serving customers worldwide.

AIM Inc. has been solving customer application problems from Day 1. The first AIM Inc. machine produced repeatable and highly accurate parts fast and efficiently. The AccuSpiral, the only CNC wire forming machine allowing automatic programming for flat spiral shapes, revolutionized the HVAC industry. Since then, AIM Inc. has grown to include over 35 models of 2D and 3D CNC benders, including single head benders and double head benders.

The modular machine construction technique AIM Inc. employs provides unprecedented machine upgrade flexibility and versatility. 2D machines are able to manufacture rectangular frames as large as 72” (1828mm) by simply changing frame modules. Both 2D and 3D machines can expand to accommodate accessory machine modules. These include chamfering, butt welding, end forming, drilling, marking, threading, and press operations. Many of these modules are offered in-line, allowing for turn-key end product manufacturing.

The newest machine lines include the value oriented AccuForm Compact, resetting the bar for entry level, automated CNC wire bending machines and the AccuForm “Rebar”, a dedicated rebar CNC bending machine, with world class strength and robustness, yet employing AIM’s exclusive SmartEditor™ easy to use machine controller environment.

Continuing the quest to provide finish customer solutions, AIM Inc. provides total turn-key integration in partnership with Fanuc Robotics. AIM Inc. has installed complete systems, integrating the AIM Inc. bending machines with Fanuc Robotics articulated robots for complete lights out operation, allowing the customer to achieve new lean manufacturing capabilities.
With technical sales representatives throughout North America, Europe, and in strategic locations throughout the globe, AIM supplies the world with wire and rebar manufacturing automation solutions. AIM has made significant installations in Asia, Australia, and South America.
 

THE NEW AFC Compact 3D CNC Bender
Each AccuForm compact CNC wire bending machine can currently have up to 3 motion axes, depending on the machine configuration. These machines take wire directly from coil, straighten it, bend it, and cut it to create wire products designed with the use of AIM’s exclusive software package. SmartEditor® provides flexibility and simplicity in setup. Programming is quick and easy. All you need is to enter the lengths and angles of your product, view the design, edit if necessary, and begin production!

AIM uses the world’s predominant servo system. Depending on machine size, feeding speeds may exceed 75 meters per minute (295 feet/minute) and bending speeds may exceed 900 degrees per second. The smallest resolution of the wire feeder is 273 pulses per millimeter (6.93 pulses per thousandth of an inch) and the resolution of the bender is 1450 pulses per degree. The published accuracy of the servo controllers that we use is ±1 pulse, the length accuracy is ±0.1 millimeter (±0.004") and the angle accuracy is ±0.05 degrees. Accuracy and repeatability of AIM machines are exceptional, so the wireforms produced will only be limited by the quality and consistency of the wire supplied.

Parabolic and S-curve positioning profiles give smoother acceleration and deceleration, minimizing shape distortion while achieving higher speeds at minimum possible power usage. Furthermore, the exclusive AIM Ultra option can in most cases double or triple the production rates from the standard models and grants the AIM equipment the title of the highest working speeds in the market. READ MORE

 

BenderCad is a CAD package tailored for the wire and tube
professionals. It serves as an electronic design tool (CAD) as well as a manufacturing tool (CAM) since drawing data are translated to
code ready to be imported to wire or tube bending machines. In
addition, with its assembly and rendering capabilities it serves as a
presentation tool.

To Receive a Trial Version of BenderCad please visit: www.bendercad.com
 


 

 

 

LATEST INNOVATIONS BY AIM

 

THE NEW S SERIES AFM

A CNC machine that has the MOST bending capabilities from all existing machines. The bending system consists of a combination of a turret and two planetary mandrel benders that can act as bending pins or mandrel benders for a total of 8 x 4 (=32) bending combinations! Watch it making double centered eye-loops! The most versatile machine available in the WORLD. AMAZING!

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AFFB (Frame Bender) MORE INFO COMING SOON

The fastest and most automated frame bender available WORLDWIDE for the large bed frames. Automatic size change over option, two contra-rotating rotary straighteners for high tensile wires and four servo benders for a total of 14 servo axis machine for state of the art production.


AFR 2D16
A very accurate, ALL Servo Electric CNC Rebar bender line with capacities currently up to 22mm (#7) or two 16mm (#5) rebar. Standard barcode and tags can be used with SmartEditor® software and using our graphics machine animation the users can watch the machine in action before they even start production. Sealed bearings, servo motors with high power precision gearboxes and robust construction guarantee long life and fast but smooth operation.

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AFM-xDHx Machine Description

The AFM-xDHx line of equipment is designed with the old four-slide technology in mind but without the time consuming intricate setups, costly tooling and the need for an expert operator. The DH in the model number stands for “Double Head” which means that the machine has two individual bending heads. Each bending head positions along a straight wire and bend it according to pre-programmed data.

A wire feeder module feeds the wire through a straightener and cuts to user pre-defined lengths. These straight pieces are placed in a hopper mechanism, which supplies the benders. An automatic gripper, that optionally (3D option) can rotate, holds the straight wire while it is getting bent. After the part is complete, it is ejected to a part holder or an optional robotic “Pick & Place” arm.
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Bending Heads, Hopper and Cutting unit: Each bending head is an independent system controlled by a bend axis and a linear position axis capable of reaching speeds of up to 5m/s and acceleration rates of over 4 g’s. Each side, left and right, belong to independent coordinate systems for production flexibility and speed. They can be synchronized or programmed completely independent.
On the Turret version, the bending heads and tool clusters are supplied with both hard and roller pins.
Linear slide Max. Slide Distance: 1780 mm (70”) Slide speed: 5 m/sec.
Resolution: 0.01 mm (0.0004”) Drive: AC brushless linear servomotor

Bending unit Max. Bending angle: +/- 230º Bending speed: 1600º/sec.
Resolution: 0.01º Drive: AC brushless servomotor

For size 1 we use a pneumatic actuated cutting system. For sizes 2 and 3 we use hydraulic cutting system, providing reliability and longevity for high tensile and heavy cutting requirements. The location of the cutting unit is manually adjustable in order to provide flexibility on the production setup. It cuts the wire to a pre-programmed length and then feeds it to a hopper. READ MORE


 

 

 


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