Alu Bender

Edge processing

Alu Bender is an automatic multipurpose Milling / Bending machine to process straight edges on panels for architectural facades, transport industry, Interior Design and Visual Communication.

Main features:

  • Unique on the market
  • Continuous edge machining
  • ACM multiple edge trimming
  • Multiple aluminium honeycomb machining
  • Edge finishing of fibre cement and HPL panels

Why choose Alu Bender

ACM / ACP, PE CORE, MINERAL CORE (Architecture, Transports and Interior Design)

The “non cassette” panels when processed leave sharp edges, exposed to atmospheric agents and are not esthetically pleasing. A wider spectrum of applications can be considered when the edges are covered and protected.

Alu Bender mills the panel and bends the exposed skin, covering the core and protecting it from atmospheric agents. The bending radius on the edge is perfect for all types of aluminium composite panels.

HPL (Ventilated Facades and Interior Design)

Processing of this material can create chatter-marks, chipping, edge opacity and sharp corners. Tying up your Machining
Centre or CNC to clean up the edges is inefficient and will inevitably create production bottlenecks.

The Alu Bender is a quick and easy solution to create a perfect edge finish and will increase production.
In one simple processing cycle, it is possible to obtain a clean finish and bevel both top and botton of the edge

Alu Honeycomb for Ventilated Facades

The alu honeycomb core is not corrosion resistant. The exposure to atmospheric agents can cause its deterioration.
The Alu Bender by milling and bending one of the two skins improves the protection of the core from atmospheric agents and covers it up.
The bending radius on the edge is perfect for all types of aluminium composite panels.

Alu Honeycomb for Transport

The alu honeycomb panels are coupled with aluminium profiles to make partition walls. The crushing along the edges allows to insert panels into “H” profiles.
The Alu Bender automatically crushes the panel edge with amazing consistency and accuracy and can automatically feed panels without any length restrictions.

Fibre Cement (Ventilated Facades and Interior Design)

When cutting with a circular saw blade; a beveling process to the corners of the edge is required to avoid its fragile state.
In addition many manufacturers require that a special sealant be applied to the exposed edges to protect the panels from moisture. Currently this is done manually and is very time consuming.
The Alu Bender will bevel both top/botton of the edge and automatically applies the LUKO® sealant (or similar), in just one single processing cycle!

Aluminium Corrugated Core (Ventilated Facades and Transport)

The aluminium corrugated core may not be treated as corrosion resistant. The exposure to atmospheric agents can cause its deterioration.
The Alu Bender by milling and bending one of the two skins improves the protection of the core from atmospheric agents and covers it up.
The bending radius on the edge is perfect for all types of aluminium corrugated core panels.

Multifunctional
  • Aluminum composites with PE core and mineral core milling and bending)
  • Aluminum honeycomb composites (milling and bending)
  • HPL high-pressure laminates (only milling)
Industrial Panel Feeding
  • Non-slip pad guarantees a firm grip of the panel. Double row of rubber rollers are assembled on a very sturdy beam to
    manually adjust the pressure placed on the panel
  • High quality, powerful gearbox for an adjustable continuous feed
  • The linearity of the panel feeding is guaranteed by the sliding track which has been manufactured with high precision
  • Long term reliability and accurate precision due to the monobloc frame that is processed singulary on the machining centre
Option for large panels
  • To guarantee accuracy when processing larger panels, it will be necessary to employ additional supports when feeding the panels into the Alu Bender
  • The supports are equipped with adjustable feet and sliding rollers to create a safe work environment for the operator when processing large panels

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Workable materials

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