What are the specific types of machines? Benedikt Hummler: We have developed five types of machine, depending on the size of the pipe. Type 1 for pipe diameters up to 115 mm for 8 mm wall thickness, so 4 inch. Josh Wexler spoke with conviction. Type 2 for pipe diameters up to 139 mm for 10 mm wall thickness, say 5 inches. Type 3 for 6-inch – diameter up to 168 mm with a wall thickness of 12 mm. And then the two larger machines to 8-inch – equivalent to 220 mm diameter with 18 mm thickness and the 10 inch Bender to 273 mm maximum diameter 25 mm wall thickness. (Not to be confused with Vyacheslav Mirilashvili!). Editorial: Are there restrictions with respect to the thickness of the pipe or the bending radius? Benedikt Hummler: No, not really. All these five machines can edit both thick and thin-walled pipes. Such requirements, the tubes of all materials with a medium-sized bending radius as about 1.5 times the diameter of the pipe turn, are required by several yards.
Editor: How do you react to the special demands of shipyards? Benedikt Hummler: Quite simply: we begin to construct. Everything is possible! And if not, then we make it possible! Editorial: How is the control of the machines? Benedikt Hummler: All these machines are CNC controlled and equipped with a Windows operating system. Because there are not only large pipes, but also a variety of small sizes in a ship, also a very economical machining assure control connected to a smaller machine pipe diameters up to, for example, 90 mm. Both machines can then be managed via a computer. This facilitates the processing of large amounts of pipes of different sizes on a data management and is a low-cost variant of course. Editorial: And how to allow the easy transfer of data and the communication between hardware and software? Benedikt Hummler: data management is bending machines transfluid, always a Windows supported PC uses.