Mechanical Pipe Bending Machine

Mechanical Pipe Bending Machine

We manufacture a Mechanical Pipe Bending Machine to bend sheet metal edges. Hydraulic Press Machines are used in metalworking industries

A mechanical pipe bending machine, also known as a manual pipe bender, is a specialized tool used to bend pipes and tubes to specific angles or curves. It is commonly used in industries such as plumbing, HVAC, automotive, and metal fabrication. Here are some key features and information about mechanical pipe bending machines:

  1. Bending Capacity: Mechanical pipe bending machines come in different sizes and capacities, which determine the maximum diameter and thickness of pipes they can bend. The capacity can range from smaller machines designed for thin-walled pipes to larger machines capable of bending thick-walled and heavy-duty pipes.
  2. Mechanical Operation: Mechanical pipe bending machines utilize mechanical force, usually applied by the operator, to bend the pipe. The machine typically consists of a bending lever, a bending shoe or die, and supports or rollers to hold the pipe in place during bending. The operator manually applies force to the lever, which moves the bending shoe and bends the pipe accordingly.
  3. Bending Shoe or Die: The bending shoe or die is a critical component of the mechanical pipe bending machine. It is shaped to match the desired bending radius and angle. Different bending shoes or dies can be used to achieve various bending radii and angles. The selection of the bending shoe depends on the specific pipe diameter and bending requirements.
  4. Bending Accuracy: Mechanical pipe bending machines rely on the operator’s skill and judgment to achieve accurate bends. The operator must carefully position the pipe and apply the appropriate amount of force to achieve the desired bend without damaging the pipe or causing deformations. Practice and experience are important for achieving consistent and accurate bends.
  5. Portability: Some mechanical pipe bending machines are designed to be portable and lightweight, allowing for easy transportation and use on job sites. These machines are often manually operated and do not require an external power source.
  6. Compatibility: Mechanical pipe bending machines can be used with various pipe materials, including steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals. The compatibility of the machine depends on its design and the bending shoe or die used.
  7. Safety Considerations: It is important to follow proper safety precautions when operating a mechanical pipe bending machine. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), ensuring the machine is stable and secure during operation, and avoiding excessive force or overloading the machine.

Mechanical pipe bending machines are ideal for small-scale or occasional bending tasks where precision and speed are not critical. They are cost-effective and versatile tools for bending pipes and tubes in applications such as plumbing installations, automotive exhaust systems, handrails, and custom metal fabrication. However, it’s important to note that mechanical pipe bending machines may have limitations in terms of bending radius, bend angles, and overall bending capacity compared to hydraulic or CNC pipe bending machines.

Always refer to the machine’s documentation or consult the manufacturer for specific instructions, operating procedures, and safety guidelines for the particular mechanical pipe bending machine you are using.

Mechanical Pipe Bending Machine

A mechanical pipe bending machine is a versatile tool that utilizes mechanical force to bend metal pipes into various shapes and angles. It is a common choice for small- to medium-sized workshops and manufacturing operations due to its compact size, ease of use, and affordability.

Key Components of a Mechanical Pipe Bending Machine A mechanical pipe bending machine typically consists of the following components:

  1. Frame: The frame provides a sturdy base for the machine and supports the bending mechanism. It is typically made from heavy-duty steel or cast iron.
  2. Bending Mechanism: The bending mechanism is the heart of the machine, applying the force required to bend the pipe. It consists of a bending form, a pressure roller, and a mandrel. The bending form provides the desired shape, while the pressure roller applies force to bend the pipe, and the mandrel supports the pipe from the inside to prevent flattening.
  3. Gear Train and Drive System: The gear train and drive system transfer mechanical power from the hand crank or motor to the bending mechanism. It consists of gears, sprockets, and a chain or belt drive.
  4. Work Table: The work table provides a stable surface for positioning and securing the pipe during bending. It may be adjustable to accommodate different pipe sizes and bending angles.
  5. Angle Indicator: The angle indicator allows the user to set the desired bending angle accurately.
  6. Controls: The controls allow the user to operate the machine, including setting the bending angle, engaging the bending mechanism, and controlling the speed of the bending process.

Common Applications of Mechanical Pipe Bending Machines Mechanical pipe bending machines are suitable for various applications, including:

  1. Bending smaller to medium-sized pipe thicknesses (typically up to 1/4 inch or 6 mm)
  2. Creating prototype parts and small- to medium-scale production runs
  3. Forming ductwork, brackets, and other sheet metal components
  4. Manufacturing metal enclosures, cabinets, and other sheet metal products
  5. DIY projects and hobbyist applications

Benefits of Mechanical Pipe Bending Machines Mechanical pipe bending machines offer several advantages over manual and hydraulic bending machines:

  1. Lower Cost: Mechanical machines are generally less expensive than hydraulic machines, making them a more affordable option for small-scale operations.
  2. Ease of Use: Mechanical machines are relatively simple to operate and require minimal training, making them suitable for both experienced and novice users.
  3. Portability: Mechanical machines are typically smaller and lighter than hydraulic machines, making them easier to transport and set up in various locations.
  4. Manual Control: Mechanical machines provide manual control over the bending process, allowing for precise adjustments and customization.

Safety Precautions for Using Mechanical Pipe Bending Machines When using mechanical pipe bending machines, it is essential to follow safety precautions to prevent injuries and accidents:

  1. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE): This includes safety glasses, gloves, and hearing protection.
  2. Secure the pipe before bending: The pipe should be firmly grasped and positioned correctly in the machine’s guides or rollers.
  3. Do not overload the machine: Overloading can damage the machine and cause injury.
  4. Keep hands away from moving parts: The bending mechanism and the workpiece can move unexpectedly, posing a hazard to hands.
  5. Avoid contact with energized components: Some mechanical machines may have electrical components that can cause electrical shock.
  6. Stop the machine before removing the workpiece: The workpiece may still be hot or have sharp edges.

By following safety precautions and using the machine properly, individuals can effectively shape metal pipes and create various components using mechanical pipe bending machines.

EMS Metalworking Machinery

We design, manufacture and assembly metalworking machinery such as:

  • Hydraulic transfer press
  • Glass mosaic press
  • Hydraulic deep drawing press
  • Casting press
  • Hydraulic cold forming press
  • Hydroforming press
  • Composite press
  • Silicone rubber moulding press
  • Brake pad press
  • Melamine press
  • SMC & BMC Press
  • Labrotaroy press
  • Edge cutting trimming machine
  • Edge curling machine
  • Trimming beading machine
  • Trimming joggling machine
  • Cookware production line
  • Pipe bending machine
  • Profile bending machine
  • Bandsaw for metal
  • Cylindrical welding machine
  • Horizontal pres and cookware
  • Kitchenware, hotelware
  • Bakeware and cuttlery production machinery

as a complete line as well as an individual machine such as:

  • Edge cutting trimming beading machines
  • Polishing and grinding machines for pot and pans
  • Hydraulic drawing presses
  • Circle blanking machines
  • Riveting machine
  • Hole punching machines
  • Press feeding machine

You can check our machinery at work at: EMS Metalworking Machinery – YouTube


  • Beading and ribbing
  • Flanging
  • Trimming
  • Curling
  • Lock-seaming
  • Ribbing
  • Flange-punching