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Winton Machine Co.

Builders of World-Class Tube Bending/Manufacturing Equipment

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August 25, 2015
Business as usual versus a change for good
Columnist George Winton discusses a way to combine two operations into one seamless process by adding a drill to a CNC tube bender.
November 9, 2012
Stationary parts don't make money
Seeing bins of parts lying around in your shop? Maybe it’s time to get away from the large-batch method and try one-piece flow. Rather than make a large quantity of Component 1, then Component 2, then Component 3, while a welder downstream waits for Component 3, you could set up a system of one-piece flow that sends a kit of three components. The key to implement this strategy is the bender software.
December 9, 2011
Assessing the arc
Large-radius bends are used in many places, such as appliance handles and automobile components. For measuring large-radius bends, fabricators have at least three options: go/no-go fixtures, entering the bent part’s measurements into a CAD program and using it to calculate the radius, and a depth gauge.
September 9, 2011
Fabricating antenna components
Mobile phone systems are mainly electronic, but a fabricated tube plays a critical role—known as a waveguide, this rectangular tube connects the transmitter to the antenna. Precise bending and forming are critical to manufacturing a waveguide that provides a strong, clear signal.
January 31, 2011
Get the slug out
Punching a hole in a tube is one thing; getting the slug out is something else altogether. Even if most of the slugs exit without a problem, the occasional hanging slug can cause a serious problem. Two methods are mechanical force and air pressure.
November 1, 2010
Sizing up the job
Accounting is straightforward, but it’s not iron-clad; fabricators have latitude in the accounting system they use to bid on contracts. A bottom-up approach, one that analyzes all the costs that go into making a component, is suitable for many parts. A top-down approach looks at the part and asks how much the market will bear. Choosing one or the other is a matter of understanding the market for the part.
September 16, 2010
The axis of safety
A tube bender can be considered a collection of power presses and, as such, it needs more than just a few conventional barriers between the operator and the machine. Safety mats, interlocked switches, emergency-stop switches, and interlocked side plates are a few of the safety devices available to machine tool manufacturers.
July 9, 2010
Feeding the process
Whether a bending process starts with a cut length of tubular product or a coil, gravitational or torsional forces can lead to unwanted variations in the finished product. In the case of gravity, tube supports can counteract it; for torsion, it’s a matter of matching the coil’s output to the bender’s input.
May 10, 2010
Serpentine benders eliminate need to rotate material between bends
Winton Machine has introduced SB series CNC serpentine tube benders for production use. They perform serpentine bending without the need to rotate...
April 29, 2010
Doing more with less
Loading and unloading tube for fabricating often is a manual process. Because labor rates in the U.S. are higher than those in many other countries, manual loading and unloading isn’t competitive. Using an automatic loader/unloader can change that, moving an operation from red to black.
300 Shawnee N. Drive, Ste. #100
Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone: 770-831-1917
Fax: 770-831-6459

Sales Contact
Bill Campbell

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