Picture Above: The PBT Arkus 12® profile bender, which is available from Addison Tube Division.

Addison Tube Division, the specialist tube bending technologies arm of Addison Saws, has been appointed as the sole UK distributor of PBT AG’s CNC profile bending machines.

Swiss-based PBT is a leading name in high-performance profile bending technologies for aluminium, stainless steel and steel profiles. Its machines are used across a large number of sectors, including automotive manufacturing, construction, aerospace, the windows industry, and furniture making.

“Identifying closely with our ethos”

“We are extremely pleased to have secured the UK distributor rights for PBT’s internationally recognised profile bending technologies,” comments Addison Group managing director, Gary Knight. “In appointing us, PBT identified closely with our ethos of helping customers find the very best solutions to their manufacturing challenges, through technologies sourced from the global market place, and all supported by the highest levels of customer service. PBT’s machines will dovetail perfectly with our tube bending and end forming technologies from leading Taiwanese manufacturer, CSM.”

PBT – high levels of capability

Employing high levels of functionality and triple-roller bending technology, PBT machines cold-form both aluminium and steel profiles in a highly energy efficient manner. PBT profile bending technologies range from the Arkus 12® – a compact, exceptionally powerful machine that bends even the smallest aluminium and steel profiles to extremely tight radii – to larger, heavy duty machines such as the PBT35® and HELIX® models, which are suited to more challenging applications, including profiles for use in plant and vehicle manufacturing, materials handling, construction and architectural needs. PBT also builds bespoke profile bending machines to meet the most demanding of manufacturing requirements.

Generating considerable interest

“The PBT Arkus 12® profile bender has already generated considerable interest from Addison customers across the automotive, windows, technology and metal manufacturing sectors,” adds Gary Knight. “I am convinced that its ability to produce particularly delicate profiles using either steel or aluminium, combined with uncompromising reliability, repeatability and accuracy, will open up exciting new opportunities for many of our customers.”

Extensive choice of machines

With the addition of PBT machines to its range, Addison Tube Division now offers what is possibly the most extensive choice of profile bending, mandrel and non-mandrel tube bending machines in the UK. Addison’s CSM tube benders include basic 3-axis hydraulic models through to highly sophisticated, 11-axis all-electric machines. The CSM 100TDRE-RBE, a 5-axis, double stack electric hybrid tube bender with electric boost, is able to produce the very tightest radius thin-wall 1xd bends on larger diameter stainless steel tube – a requirement that is increasingly being demanded by first- and second-tier exhaust and catalytic converter manufacturers.

Leading the way in tube and profile forming technologies

With a carefully selected range of tube forming technologies, Addison Tube Division offers the accuracy, repeatability and reliability that manufacturing industry demands. The technologies available from the division include CNC all-electric tube and profile bending machines, CNC and NC hydraulic tube and profile bending machines, precision tube end forming machines and CNC wire bending technologies.

The sectors served by Addison’s tube forming technologies include the automotive industry; high-performance exhaust, DPS and catalytic converter manufacturing; aviation; shipbuilding; street furniture production; dairy equipment, windows and furniture making; HVAC, as well as the oil and gas industries. Addison Tube Division is an arm of metal cutting technology specialist Addison Saws. The Addison Group comprises of Addison Saws and leading sawblade supply and re-manufacturing business, Dynashape.