Solutions for Metal Utility Pole Processing

Utility pole processing requires a press brake of high tonnage capacity and with a bed big enough to be able to accommodate poles up to 20 meters long – and beyond.

Whatever the style of pole you need to produce, you are going to be facing the following issues: 

  • Difficulty to hire skilled operators 
  • Operator safety concerns 
  • Sky-high raw material costs 
  • Inconsistent material characteristics 
  • Pricing pressure from lower cost producers 
  • Downstream processing issues – most often in the welding department due to inconsistent bending performance 

No two Optima Press Brakes have ever been built the same.

At the end of the day, your goals should be

  • The ability to quickly set up a machine when switching jobs 
  • To make a good part the first time (and every subsequent time) regardless of variables in material
  • To reduce cycle time
  • To improve operator working conditions 
  • Reduce labor costs by eliminating personnel (especially concerning material handling) where possible by using innovative automation. 

    How Can Ursviken Help You Achieve These Goals? 

    Accurate, repeatable performance is one of the characteristics of Ursviken press brakes that has made us a global leader in precision metal bending since we built our first machine back in 1902. 

    The Ursviken Optima series of press brakes are all custom-engineered and built to the customer’s specifications. No two Optima brakes have ever been built the same. 

    Ursviken takes extraordinary pride in saying that we have built the largest single (non-tandem) press brake ever made, at 2,500 tons capacity, with a bed length of 20 meters, or a little over sixty-five (65) feet.  

    FlexiCrown can compensate for local thickness deviations in the metal and uneven wear on the upper and lower tools. Resulting in a more accurate bend angle across the entire length of the machine. 

    The rigid machine frame ensures high precision during the full machine life span, 30+ years, allowing you to produce current and future high demanding products for a long period of time.

    Choose the right product.

    For bending metal utility poles, the product of choice is Optima. Optima is available from 400 ton up to 5000+ ton and in length 4-20 m in single design.