BLM Group  

46850 Cartier Drive
Novi,  MI  48377

United States
248-560-0080
http://www.blmgroup.com
  • Booth: D46532

BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube and sheet metal processing solutions. Its product line includes laser tube and flat sheet cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-forming, end-machining and wire bending machines. The company has more than 60 years of experience and thousands of applications in the development of tube and sheet metal fabrication equipment. With headquarters in Italy, the BLM GROUP USA, in Novi, Michigan, provides tube processing solutions, equipment demonstrations, service and parts support, application development, and training to the United States and Canada.


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 Products

  • LT-FREE 5-Axis Laser Cutting System
    Bent tubes, hydroformed components, tubular assemblies or stamped parts. The LT-FREE 5-axis laser cutting machine is perfect for processing any 3D part with high precision and excellent cut quality....
     

    • Five-axis laser cutting solution designed for cutting formed or shaped parts such as bent tubes, hydroformed or stamped components and assemblies
    • System control automatically sets all cutting parameters and optimal focal length based on material thickness and type
    • Internal cameras allow visual monitoring of machine operation
    • Three (3) configurations with different material handling features to meet production needs
      • HIGH FLEX - Dual robots and dual moving part-table handling system including scrap collection
      • PIERCE VALUE - Rotary turntable part handling. Part loading and unloading during the cutting cycle with automatic scrap conveyor.
      • ENTRY LEVEL - Dual fixed table system for use with dedicated part-positioning supports
    • Trimming and feature cutting right on the bend - No limit to part access
    • High cut quality and accuracy - parts ready for subsequent robotic welding
    • Trim or cut features in hydroformed parts
    • Cut features in assembled frames or components
    • BLM GROUP ArtCut software can be used to create part programs of any complexity in a simple, user-friendly 3D graphical environment

    Key Technical Specifications

    Travel:

    X-Axis (mm)

    2950

    Y-Axis (mm)

    950

    Z-Axis (mm)

    ​750

    C-Axis (degrees)

    continuous

    B-Axis (degrees)

    +/- 140

    Performance:

    XYZ Speed (m/min) / Acceleration (g)

    90 / 0.9

    CB Speed (rpm) / Acceleration (rad/s2)

    120 / 100

    XYZ Accuracy (mm)

    0.05

    CB Accuracy (degrees)

    0.006

    Repeatability (mm)

    0.03 (0.001”)

    Materials

    Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Galvanized, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Ni-Cr Alloys

    Laser Power (kW)

    Fiber: up to 5kW

  • E-TURN All-Electric CNC Tube Bender
    CNC mandrel tube bender for pipes and profiles up to 50.8 mm in diameter. In-process right-hand/left-hand bending...
     

    • Tube bending machines for tubes up to 50.8 mm in diameter
    • All-Electric operation for low maintenance and high reliability
    • Up to eight tools can be fitted at the same time
    • Variable radius tools can be fitted to any tooling position (1, 2, 3… 8)
    • Bend left or right handed
    • Bend both fixed and variable radius bends in one cycle
    • Tooling set-up can be completed within 3 minutes
    • In-line piercing capability and
    • Advanced CNC control and software ensure the first part made to specification and following parts are repeatable
    • Optional integrated loading and unloading systems to create a turnkey solution for 24/7 operation
  • 3 RUNNER End-Forming Machine
    Straightening, end forming, cutting. The 3-RUNNER is a complete tube production process starting from a coil which, straightens, forms (up to six stations), faces, cuts and unloads the finished part. All in one continuous operation....
     

    • Complete production process – straightens, forms (up to 6 stations), faces, cuts, and unloads the finished part
    • Modular and customizable
    • Coil diameters up to 26 mm (approx. 1.02”)
    • End forming can be configured with 4 or 6 ram forming stages or with 4 ram and 1 rotary stage
    • Cut-off is performed by orbital scoring device or blade
    • CNC controlled automatic unloading device allows sorted part unloading
    • All electric
    • High throughput for JIT production
    • Maximize material utilization

    Key Technical Specifications

    Diameter:

    Al: 25.4 x 1.5 mm - Cu: 25.4 x 1.5 mm

    Steel (R= 37 kg/mm²): 14 x 1 mm - Stainless: 12 x 1 mm

    Max. Tube OD (mm; round tube)

    26

    Controlled Axes

    3 + 4 + 1

    X-Axis Accuracy (mm)

    +/- 0.05

  • Elect All-Electric CNC Tube Bender
    All electric CNC tube bending machines for tubes up to 150 mm (6”). Configurable for right- or left-hand bending....
     

    • All electric axis (up to 12 axes)
    • Manual or automatic loading options
    • Multi-stack - up to 8 tools can be mounted
    • Highest repeatability and precision can be consistently achieved
    • Fixed and variable radius bending with booster up to 60,000 N
    • Range of models can process tubes up to 150 mm (6”) diameter
    • In-process left or right bending radius
    • Ergonomically designed
    • No deformation of the tube shape even on tight radius bends
    • Excellent cosmetic finish with minimal marring
    • Zero scrap

    Key Technical Specifications

    Max. Tube OD (mm; round tube)

    42 – 150 (machine specific)

    X-Axis Accuracy (mm)

    +/- 0.05

    Y-Axis Accuracy (degrees))

    +/- 0.05

    Z-Axis Accuracy (degrees)

    +/- 0.05

    Bending Direction

    Left or Right

  • LC5 Combo Lasertube/Sheet Metal Laser Machine
    LC5: for cutting tube and sheet on the same machine. The most unique solution in the marketplace...
     

    • A single laser and cutting head for two complementary processes, tube and sheet metal, with performance equal to that of a dedicated system
    • Process tubes up to ∅ 120 mm (4.75”)
    • Automatic bundle loading up to 6.5 m (21’)
    • Sheet metal formats: 3000 x 1500, (10’ x 5’) 4000 x 2000, (13’ x 6.5’) 6000 x 2000 (20’ x 6.5’)
    • Sheet metal size in-line or transverse pallet change
    • Fiber laser source up to 8 kW
    • Process Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Galvanized
    • Artube – dedicated CAD-CAM software suite used to design, program, and manage the laser tube cutting process

    Key Technical Specifications

    Sheet Metal Cutting

    X-Axis (mm)

    3100 – 4100 -6100 (122” – 161” – 240”)

    Y-Axis (mm)

    1550 – 2050 (61” – 81”

    Z-Axis (mm)

    150 (6”)

    Nominal Sheet Dimensions:

    3000 x 1500 mm (118” x 59”)

    4000 x 2000 mm (157” x 79”)

    6000 x 2000 mm (236” x 79”)

    Max. Pallet Weight

    900 Kg (1984 lbs)

    1600 Kg (3527 lbs)

    2400 Kg (5291 lbs)

    Axial Speed (m/min)

    max. 140 (459’)

    XY Speed (m/min)

    max. 196 (643’)

    XY max. acceleration

    10 m/s2 (394”/s2)

    Accuracy (mm)

    0.05 (0.002”)

    Repeatability (mm)

    0.03 (0.001”)

    Tube Laser Cutting

    Round tube

    min. 12 mm - max. 120 mm (min .47” - 4.72”)

    Square tube

    min. 12 x 12 mm - max. 100 x 100 mm

    (min. .47” x .47” - max. 3.94” x 3.94”)

    Rectangular, flat, oval, semi-flat-oval tube

    min. 10 x 12 mm - max. 120 x 70 mm

    (min. .39” x .47” - max. 4.72” x 2.76”)

    Processable bar length

    min. 3.2 m - max 6.5 m or max. 8.5 m

    (min. 126” - max. 256” or max. 335”)

    Processable tube weight

    13.5 kg/m (9.1lbs/ft.)

    Unload length

    3.5 - 4.5 m (11.5’ x 14.8’)

    Bundle loading system capacity

    4000 kg (8818 lbs)

    Materials

    Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Galvanized, Aluminum*, Copper*, Brass*

    Laser Power (kW)

    Fiber: 2 – 8

  • LS5 Flat Sheet Laser Cutting System
    LS5 is one of the markets most complete solutions, designed to evolve with your needs. The very compact and configurable layout can be suited to fit your available space and processing requirements....
     

  • LS5 is one of the markets most complete solutions, designed to evolve with your needs. The very compact and configurable layout can be suited to fit your available space and processing requirements.  It is available with a transverse or in-line pallet changer with sizes up to 6000 x 2000 (20’ x 6.5’). Add automatic sheet metal loading and unloading or a storage tower for automated material type and thickness changeovers.

    The LS5 is the only machine that can be expanded to add a tube cutting module. A fully-automated tube loading, cutting and unloading system can be integrated at any time. The tube cutter shares the same laser, cutting head, and axis of the sheet laser. It offers a low-cost entry into automated tube cutting or satisfies the demands of your production mix when the need for two separate laser systems is not justified.

    WORKING RANGE

    • 3000 x 1500 mm (120” x 60”)
    • 4000 x 2000 mm (157” x 79”)
    • 6000 x 2000 mm (236” x 79”)

    FIBER LASER SOURCE

    • 2 kW to 8 kW

    AUTOMATIC MATERIAL HANDLING OPTIONS - MODULAR & CUSTOMIZABLE

    • Transverse and longitudinal configurations
    • Pallet & non-pallet loading and storage options
    • Anti-scratch table options
    • Vertical material storage options to prevent material flex and increase storage capacity
  • LT7 Lasertube
    LT7 is the fiber laser processing machine for tubes and profiles that assure the best cut accuracy at the highest productivity....
     

    • The next LASERTUBE generation – the new benchmark
    • Wide range of use (standard sections, special sections and open profiles)
    • Active Tilt allows the cutting head to move in synch with the cutting program to increase cutting speed and productivity
    • High-quality 2D and 3D cutting
    • Effective productivity resulting from a high degree of mechanical rigidity and unprecedented axis accelerations
    • Ease of use and of maintenance using new proprietary technical solutions which support the operator in everyday use
    • All automatic settings
    • Bundle and single bar loading
    • Integration capabilities in the production process by utilizing extended programming and remote monitoring functions
    • Fiber laser source 3kW or 4kW

    Key Technical Specifications

    Round tubes (mm)

    12 – 152.4 (0.5” – 6.0”)

    Square tubes (mm)

    12 x 12 – 152.4 x 152.4 (0.5” – 6.0”)

    Rectangular tubes (mm)

    Max. diagonal 215 (8.5”) – side min. 12 (0.5”)

    Materials

    Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass

    Bar weight (kg/m)

    Max. 23 (15.5 lb/ft)

    Bundle loading length (m)

    1.9 -6.5 or 8.5 (6'3” - 21’or 27’)

    Unloading length (m)

    4.5 – 6.5 – 8.5 (14.5' or 21’ or 27')

    Bundle loading capacity (kg}

    5000

    Laser source power (kW)

    3 or 4 (Fiber)

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