Fold and Bend Metal and Plastic Pipes to Right Dimensions and Shape Using Specially Designed Hydraulic, Electric and Manual Pipe Bending Machines

Bending of plastic and metal pipes is widely done during plumbing and in development of support frames with tube structures.

Features and Applications of Manual Hydraulic Pipe Bending Machine

Manual pipe bending machines use mechanical levers to increase the operators force and cause the bending action.  Manual pipe bending machines are cheap, easy to use and don’t require electrical energy input. They are ideal for bending small diameter pipes for single applications.

Features and Applications of the Hydraulic Pipe Bending Machine

Hydraulic bending machines have greater functionality as compared to manual hydraulic pipe bending machine. They use the hydraulic principle to increase the force of bending.

These machines have a distinctive hydraulic cylinder with the handle being attached to the piston of the hydraulic system.  The other end of the piston is attached to the one of the folding dies.

For this machine, the hand or foot pedaling provides the force which is amplified by the hydraulic systems and these results to faster pipe and tube bending.  Using this machine, the operator can bend large diameter pipes.


The use of hydraulic system enable easy bending of pipes and this machine can be used in small manufacturing environment with moderate number of pipes to bend.

Features and Application of the Electrical Hydraulic Pipe Bending Machine

Electrical hydraulic driven bending machines are the most advanced. In these machines, an electric motor is used to pump hydraulic fluid which in turn performs the bending action.

These machines are more robust and perform heavy duty pipe and tube bending.  Depending on their capacity, they can bend small and large diameter pipes with great accuracy and precision. various tools and dies can be used to produce different types of bend.

The machine has two dies, the pressure die and clamping die. To perform the bending operation, a mandrel is fitted on pipe and fastened using clamping die. The pressure die is closed and the bending angle selected. The machine then bends the pipe with great accuracy and precision.


These machines are suitable for high production environment where repeated bending is done.  The bending operation only entails clamping, bending and removing the pipes. Wrinkle free pipes are produced.

These machines are also fitted with a PLC controller to control the applied pressure, bending angle and other operations.

Comparison between Different Pipe Bending Machines and Their Suitability in Different Applications

Manual pipe bending machines are suited for light duty operations such as small workshops.  They are less costly and easy to use. However, they are not suitable for high volume production and cannot fold large pipes.

Hydraulic bending machines can be applied in medium range operations. They are ideal for bending large and small pipes in low production volume industries.

Electrical hydraulic machines are suitable for high production volumes and high pressure bending. They are more advanced and robust. For more visit at


Pipe bending machine are widely applied in plumbing and in forming tubular frame structures. The pressure applied during bending and the production volume determines the bending machine to be used.