Tube measuring system closely linked to bending machines
Brake and fuel pipes for the E and S Class from Mercedes-Benz are manufactured in the tube production plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. The pipes, made from aluminum or steel, have diameters ranging from roughly 4 mm to 15 mm. Supplied in fixed sizes, ready-cut tubes are first provided with fittings on an automatic tube end processing machine, swaged if necessary, and then formed on bending machines. Despite their different makes and years of manufacture, the tube bending machines have one thing in common: their quality inspection takes place on the AICON tube measuring machine TubeInspect.