Patent Number: 8,713,984

Title: Multiple mode, bi-directional universal bending apparatus

Abstract: Apparatus and methods for use of synchronized plural epicyclical transmissions to stabilize and to drive an output gear of a machine capable of bending tubing, conduit, and pipe requiring high torque, as well as swaging, cutting, and threading. One embodiment of the apparatus includes multiple transmissions encircling and engaged with a centrally mounted motor. Another embodiment of the apparatus includes multiple transmissions, each engaged with a mounted motor. Transmissions can be equidistantly spaced around the perimeter of an output gear.

Inventors: Wilson, Jr.; David (Fort Collins, CO)


International Classification: B21J 9/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018