Overview

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control upgrade

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control logo

Control Upgrade for Vertical Press Benders

The CAB-2 Vertical Control is designed specifically for controlling and enhancing the performance of Pines 3T, 5T, 14T, and other vertical benders.

A perfect replacement for all versions of the Pines Dial-A-Bend.

Faster Setups

Manual angle stops are eliminated, and bend angle adjustment is no longer a matter of time-consuming trial and error.

Increased Production

The operator no longer needs to keep track of and rotate the manual angle stops to match the next bend angle. Control-A-Bend automatically advances the bend number and updates the display.

Better Accuracy

Bend angles can be programmed to .1 of a degree. A high resolution optical encoder is used to feedback bend angle degrees to the control.

Less Scrap

Since bend angle adjustment is no longer a matter of trial and error, your material scrap rate will decrease significantly. The Springback test routine and calculator can also be used to reduce scrap.

Proven Reliability

Control-A-Bend uses only the highest quality components to help ensure maximum reliability.

Easy to Use

Plain language menus allow for quick and easy operation. No numeric codes are required.

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control features

Features

  • Works on Pines 3T, 5T, 14T, 25T, etc.
  • Programmable bend angle resolution is .1 degree
  • Plain language menus for easy operation
  • Production counter
  • Real-time ram position display
  • Springback test and calculator
  • Automatic and Manual bending modes

Increases Production and Quality

  • Quick and easy to program and operate
  • Eliminates manual bend angle stops
  • Extremely accurate and repeatable

More Uptime and Longer Bender Life

  • Industrial, off-the-shelf components are used
  • Heavy-duty push button switches (No custom made membrane pads)
  • The best support in the industry

Enhanced Functionality

  • Automatic and Manual bending modes
  • Advanced Springback compensation
  • Interfaces to Safety Mats, Scanners, and Light Curtains
Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control easy to use

What's Included

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control what you get

What You Get

  • Latest version of CAB-2 Vertical software
  • Control enclosure with 15' cord
  • Heavy-duty Quick Disconnect
  • Industrial Encoder (Mounts to Wing Die)
  • Cables
  • Detailed Installation Manual
  • User's Manual
  • Electrical schematics
  • 2-year warranty
  • Best tech support in the industry. With engineers in Colorado, Tennessee, and the United Kingdom, we cover the MST, EST, and GMT time zones.
  • Long-term support. With over 1800 tube bender controls in the field worldwide, we are here to stay.

Heavy-duty pushbutton switches are used for recurrent operations instead of membrane switches or cheap touch screens that are prone to early failure.

Optically isolated I/O modules provide high noise immunity while increasing reliability and bender up time.

Heavy-duty, industrial, oil resistant, high resolution encoder is used to provide optimum performance and repeatability.

Differential line driver interface for encoder is built into the controller to provide optimum noise isolation.

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control quality parts
Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control quick disconnect

The CAB-2 Vertical attaches to your bender’s electrical box using a heavy-duty quick disconnect. Screw terminals are used to easily wire the bender’s solenoids and sensors.

Images

CAB-2 Vertical Images

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control Pines upgrade

CAB-2 Vertical on a Pines 3T

Replaced Dial-A-Bend

Control-A-Bend CAB-2 Vertical Control Pines upgrade

CAB-2 Vertical on a Pines 5T

Supports Light Curtains, Laser Scanners, and Safety Mats

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to ship my bender somewhere to have a CAB-2 Vertical control installed?

No, our control can be installed onsite at your location. This will save you money on trucking costs and also reduce the amount of time your bender is down.

Can we install the new control ourselves?

Yes, many of our customers install the control themselves. We have a comprehensive installation guide and we are also happy to provide remote assistance if needed.

Do you provide installation services as an option?

Yes. In some cases our customers are too busy or not comfortable installing the control themselves.

How long does it take to install the control on a typical Pines Vertical bender?

We can normally install and test it within 2 days.

Will CAB-2 Vertical work on any vertical bending machine?

CAB-2 Vertical was designed to work on all models of Pines vertical press benders.

Why should I choose CAB-2 Vertical?

Customers like our CAB-2 Vertical because it is so simple to use, reliable, and well supported. In addition, we use heavy duty push button operator switches instead of custom membrane pads that need to be replaced often.

What about support?

You will have unlimited phone and internet support from experienced engineers in our offices in Denver, Nashville, and the UK.

How long has Current Tech been in business?

Since 1988. With over 1800 tube bender controls in the field, we are here to stay.