Overview

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Tube Bending Simulation Software

This powerful software option simulates the bending process to detect collisions between the tube, bending machine, and bend tooling.

SIM can also be used to determine optimal bending sequences in order to avoid collisions and also reduce cycle times.
 
In addition, cycle times can be calculated for the purpose of accurately bidding jobs.

The Simulation option does everything that ‘BendPro Office’ software does with the addition of the following:

  • Simulates the bending process to detect collisions
  • Estimates accurate cycle times for bidding purposes
  • Creates video files of the simulation that can be emailed

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When a collision is detected, the simulation will pause and highlight the interference points on the tube or bender. Interference problems can be quickly corrected using the various tools within BendPro SIM, including automatically reversing the order of the bends or using Virtual Teach Mode to intuitively create optimal machine sequences.

Simplify and Optimize the Process

BendPro SIM is designed to simplify and optimize the process of tube bending. The basic process is as follows:

  1. Program a new part using the New Parts Wizard or Automatically Import from CAD.
  2. Simulate the bending process, correct any collisions, and optimize cycle times for maximum production.
  3. Download part file to bender.
BendPro SIM Software 3D Simulation Horn 50TBRE Model
BendPro SIM Software new part wizard

New Part Wizard

The New Part Wizard walks you through each screen step by step allowing for quick, easy, and error-free creation of new part programs.

Intuitive Part Editor

New customers are surprised by how quick and easy it is to program parts in BendPro, especially when compared to other control systems. The Parts Editor is designed to make data entry and editing intuitive and easy.

BendPro SIM Software part editor
BendPro SIM Software 3D tube display

Tubes can be displayed in 3D on the screen for the purpose of verifying the part geometry and the bending orientation. Command buttons are included for rotating, spinning, panning and zooming in or out. Individual bends and straight lengths can be highlighted for review and verification.

The Tube can also be animated to show the bending orientation. And a screen capture button allows copy and paste functions into Windows programs including Outlook and Word, etc. 

Bend Tools are automatically rendered by the bend simulator software. Custom bend tools and tool sets can also be created using the Tool Editor and stored by part number.

Part Importing

Part files can be imported from CAD files in STEP and IGES formats, or from other bender controls including Eaton Leonard, Adaptive Motion, and Eagle. Office PCs, Excel spreadsheets, measuring machines, Supravision, ShipConstructor, etc., are also supported.

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BendPro SIM Software CAD interface part importing
CAD models containing fixed radius and multi-radius (push) bends can be imported and automatically translated to bend data.

CAD Interface

With this option the BendPro software can automatically import tube geometries from virtually any CAD program including SolidWorks, Solid Edge, AutoCAD, Inventor, CATIA, Pro-E, etc.
STEP or IGES files can be imported directly into the BendPro software and automatically translated to true bend data. This makes programming new parts much easier and quicker while reducing data entry mistakes. 

Powerful Parts Manager

The Parts menu can display and sort all part files based on part number, description, or material parameters. The BendPro software can automatically backup all part files and machine parameters to a local or network drive or to the cloud. There is virtually no limit to the number of part files that can be stored and recalled. Part files can be automatically transferred to the bender by using a network connection or USB flash drive.

BendPro SIM Software part manager

BendPro SIM Software SOCO SB80x12A model
BendPro can even simulate benders with a tube cutter including this SOCO machine.

BendPro SIM Software SOCO cutter model
BendPro can simulate the motion of tube cutters in Manual Jog Mode or Auto Cycle Mode.

Features

  • Simulates the bending process to detect and correct collisions
  • Estimate accurate cycle time for bidding purposes
  • Program and check parts offline to reduce machine downtime
  • Optimize part programs to maximize production
  • Reduce material scrap and improve efficiency
  • Easy programming options include importing part geometries from CAD
  • Convert STEP & IGES files to BendPro parts
  • Convert XYZ Cartesian coordinates to YBC bend data
  • Convert YBC bend data to XYZ Cartesian coordinates
  • Import other bender manufacturers files
  • Import or export Supravision files
  • Display the tube in 3D for analysis and verification
  • Determine Springback and Elongation values
  • Calculate accurate cut lengths
  • Print Part information and reports
  • Creates AVI video files that can be emailed
  • Train new operators in the office

Extensive Library of Tube Bender Models

  • Addison
  • Chiyoda
  • Crippa
  • CSM
  • Eagle
  • Eaton Leonard
  • Hines Bending Systems
  • Horn Machine Tools
  • Keins
  • Mewag
  • MiiC
  • Pedrazzoli
  • Pines
  • Pyramid Tubular
  • SOCO
  • Techno

Images

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BendPro SIM Software 3D Simulation models

Tube Bender Models

Our library of tube bender models includes machines from these manufacturers:

Addison
Chiyoda
Crippa
CSM
Eagle
Eaton Leonard
Hines Bending Systems
Horn Machine Tools
Keins
Mewag
MiiC
Pedrazzoli
Pines
Pyramid Tubular
SOCO
Techno

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Eaton Leonard VB-42

 

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CSM 50TDRE with Hole Punch

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CSM 38TMRE

 

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Crippa CA942E

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Pyramid Tubular Technologies PT4000 All-Electric

 

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Eagle EPT-25

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SOCO SB80x12A

 

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Adaptive Motion EB76EPA

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Horn Machine Tools 3.5ECNC All-Electric

 

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Hines 200CNC

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CSM 100MRE2 All-Electric

 

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CSM 130TBRE

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the primary benefits of the bend simulator software?
  • To detect collisions between the tube and the bending machine
  • Programming avoidance moves
  • Optimize the machine sequence for better production
  • Estimate cycle times for accurate bidding 
Can the software run in my office and on the bender?

Yes.

What if you don't have a 3D model of my bending machine?

Over the years we have created an extensive library of 3D models for various machines. If we don't have a model of your bending machine we will need to create one. This may be subject to an additional cost. 

What are the PC system requirements?
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Minimum 2 GB of memory