The AFC in the model number stands for “AccuForm Compact” meaning the machine configuration is compact.
The basic version of the AFC-x line has a feeder module and a bender module. Each module provides its own operation, yet all modules are controlled and synchronized from the same computer system. On the AFC-x line, the computer system mounts with the bender module.
The feeder module feeds the wire through a straightener to the bender module. The bender mechanism bends the wire according to pre-programmed data and “shears” it with an integral pneumatic cutter.
As AIM is on the cutting edge of wire shop work-cell design, AIM Engineering is always developing new methods to increase the production floor flexibility.