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The power of three: Unison family to exhibit its latest technologies at mach 2024 and tube düsseldorf.

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April 2024 is all set to be a particularly exciting time for Unison Ltd, the inventors of all-electric tube manipulation; Nukon Lasers UK, and wire bending machinery manufacturer, Pneuform Machines Ltd.

These three innovative British companies make up the Unison family – and MACH 2024 will provide the first opportunity for their respective technologies to be presented side by side since Pneuform was acquired by Unison Ltd in 2023. At the same time, over at Tube Düsseldorf, the tube and wire bending capabilities of Unison and Pneuform machines will be showcased together.

On show and operational at Stand 550 in Hall 20 at MACH 2024, will be an all-electric Unison Breeze ‘Twinhead’ tube bending machine, a Unison Synergy hybrid dual-stack tube bender, and a Pneuform 3D wire bending machine. A highly powerful European-built Nukon Rex 6kW flat sheet metal fibre laser machine from Nukon Lasers UK will also be on display.

At Stand G27 in Hall 6 at Tube Düsseldorf, visitors will be able to discover the tube and wire bending technologies offered across the Unison and Pneuform machine tool ranges. One of Unison’s manually operated, CNC-controlled EvBend machines will also be on display. Highly affordable and specially developed for low-volume precision tube bending, EvBend models are widely used across the aerospace, MRO, motorsport and oil & gas industries.

Unison Synergy, hybrid dual-stack tube bending machine.Unison Synergy, hybrid dual-stack tube bending machine.

“We are incredibly pleased to be showcasing machines from all three Unison machine tool  companies at MACH 2024, and to be presenting technologies from Unison and Pneuform at Tube Düsseldorf,” comments Unison Ltd’s joint managing director, Alan Pickering. “With our world-class, British-built Unison tube bending machines, Nukon’s highly accessible premium-quality fibre laser machines, and our recent acquisition of Pneuform, we now offer what I believe is the most comprehensive choice of quality machine tool technologies for organisations and subcontractors wanting to provide precision tube and wire bending and/or laser cutting. We have also made significant enhancements to the Pneuform model range for 2024 and are proud to support Pneuform machines with our uncompromising levels of aftersales care.”

Unison Breeze ‘Twinhead’ machines

The UK’s leading manufacturer of tube bending machinery, Unison Ltd pioneered ultra-precise, all-electric tube manipulation and today offers the largest range of all-electric tube and pipe bending machines for diameters from 4 mm to 275 mm. Unison’s range of ‘Twinhead’ machines has been developed for the high-speed manufacture of symmetrical tubular shapes, such as those typically used in automotive, agricultural, transport and furniture applications. Models include a 5-axis machine with optional weld-seam detection, end forming, tube marking and barcode batch reading, and an 11-axis multi-stack, multi-radius option for more complex shapes.

Unison Synergy hybrid machines

Developed to make Unison quality and reliability accessible to organisations that typically carry out repetitive tube bending tasks and don’t require the rapid setup time and all-electric operation of Unison’s Breeze tube bending machines, Unison Synergy models combine electric control with advanced hydraulic operation. Available in 50 mm and 80 mm (maximum tube diameter) versions, Synergy models offer exceptional power and robust design with user-friendly touchscreen control and a choice of industry leading motors and drives. 

Pneuform wire bending machines

Pneuform was a pioneer of CNC 3D wire bending. Today its wire and small diameter tube bending machines have become the industry standard with many manufacturers of beer coolers, drink dispensers, HVAC equipment, and small diameter automotive parts. Pneuform’s range of wire bending machines includes rotary head models, flat rotary line bending machines and enamelled wire bending machines. Available in 2-axis and 3-axis versions, Pneuform machines cater for outside tube diameters ranging from 3 mm to 11 mm in stainless steel and 3 mm to 15 mm in copper.

Nukon Lasers UK

The Nukon Rex fibre laser machine that will be on display at MACH 2024 combines powerful 2D flat sheet metal cutting capability with optional pipe and tube cutting and marking features. Developed primarily for subcontractors and organisations cutting small batches of varying shapes and sizes, Nukon Rex machines have an extremely compact footprint and are available with power outputs ranging from 2kW to 6kW. Nukon Rex fibre lasers offer high-spec features that are standard across the wider Nukon range. These include advanced Lantek Expert CAD/CAM nesting software and American-made nLIGHT fibre lasers. Nukon Lasers UK is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Nukon’s European-built 2D, 3D and tube fibre laser cutting machines and loading & unloading solutions. Nukon fibre lasers combine high speed and high precision with exceptional value and build quality, as well as exceptionally low running costs.




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