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Revolutionizing Roller Coaster Production

PIPE BENDING spiralling BY SWEBEND sb3-240s min


The world have been amused by the thrill, the adrenaline and the stomach twisting sensation of riding roller coasters ever since the world’s first roller coasters, called “Russian Mountains” were invented in the 18th Century. Today’s roller coasters run, roll, spin and drop faster, all to provide a more profound experience for the riders! As a result, engineers and bending machine operators producing these brilliant attractions have yet tighter calculations and more challenging bending operations to perform. Above all, the smoothness of the bent tracks needs to be flawless to provide the best experience riding the roller coaster without uncomfortable skips.

SweBend SB3S-240 -1 roller coaster production
SweBend SB3S-240 -1 roller coaster production

Consequently, to meet these demands – better bending machines are needed, a challenge which the SweBend team has conquered. A feat of this kind is no match for the SweBend team with world leading SEVEN CNC technology, a Swedish quality mindset and user experience focused development. Meet the SB3S-240, a section bending machine combined with a push and turn unit, bending tough sections in 3D.

Sophisticated 3D Bending Revolutionizing Roller Coaster Production

SweBend SB3S-240 roller coaster production - section bending
SweBend SB3S-240 roller coaster production – section bending

The SB3S-240 is purposed to take the tedious task of bending twelve meter long pipes and reduce the completion time from more than one day to less than one hour. Simultaneously, removed is the risk of dents which compromises the smoothness. Instead of bending in a multitude of passes, with a designated radius control after each pass, the operators can now simulate the whole operation with SweBend Simulations. The SEVEN CNC system calculates, operates and executes the whole bending procedure, with the design assistant ADAM setting up the process and the precision bending assistant IRMA fine-tuning for unexpected material behavior.

However, the most revolutionizing aspect of this bending operation is the simultaneous bending of sections of this size in three dimensions. Only Bending machines from SweBend with this precision and simplified user-interface can handle tasks of this difficulty. To achieve this, a vast understanding of tolerances (error-margins), statistics, quality components and profound bending physics is required.

Standard production time reduced by 88%

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SweBend SB3S-240 roller coaster production – section bending

A twelve hundred meter long Roller Coaster with double pipes amount to two hundred forty pipes needing to be bent. Calculated by our client, this would take their current production four months to complete. In contrast, working a normal two shift, this feat will be finished in 15 days with the SB3S-240 3D Bending machine. A 88% reduction of production time. Imagine the possibilities of delivering more roller coasters to the people, faster!

One delivered, Plenty to go !

SweBend CEO, Peter Nilsson
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SweBend SB3S-240 roller coaster production – section bending

SweBend finished and delivered this machine at the end of 2018. We are already producing yet another machine for a different customer and we have more prospects lined up. We’re happy to see that worldwide production is rallying up to increase both production quality and speed – something that we’re in the forefront of delivering.

Got a tedious bending operation in your production? Consult us today!

SweBend – Precision bending, simplified. 
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More info: https://www.swebend.com/section-bending/
Contact: info@swebend.com



Author: SweBend Team
Comprised of Expert Bending Engineers and Personel with over 250 years of combined bending experience, the SweBend Team is primed to handle the most advanced and technically demanding bending challenges.

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