Horn Machine Tools has introduced its new 2010 Elite Series of tube bending machines with capacities ranging from 1-1/4 inches to 10 inches. Designed for tube bending in automotive, aviation, HVAC, boiler, shipyard and general fabrication applications, the Elite Series offers a 50 percent reduction in setup time, user-friendly features, extended service intervals and faster bending speeds, according to the manufacturer. The new benders are lowered to a load height of 36 inches from the floor to the center of the tube, although taller machines are available as an option if greater floor clearance is desired. The machines feature a new direct-acting swing arm design that reduces clamping deflection, puts clamp force on the center of the tube, and eliminates wear parts, pins, links, plates, and doesn’t require a jack screw to adjust tool pressure.

Horn Machine Tools, 40473 Brickyard Drive, Madera, CA 93636; (559) 431-4131; fax (559) 431-4431;www.hornmachinetools.com.