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Starting with your idea becoming your reliable production line

Ebm Erich Büchele Maschinenbau GmbH has been represented on the market as a cross-industry solution provider for metal forming since 1987. No matter whether automotive, shipping, aerospace, defense, industry or construction.
When it comes to tube processing, we are experts and will be happy to support you. Feel free to take a look at our range of services, which is divided into three core areas.

Machine
Engineering

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With our company division Machine engineering, we offer standardized machines as much as individual production lines for your challenge. Our portfolio includes solutions for tube and sheet metal processing, manually operated semi-automatic machines and fully automatic tube processing centers.
The portfolio is complemented by feeding systems and outstanding services.

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Tools and
appliances

Formen

Of course, our forming solutions also include the appropriate tools.
Depending on your requirements, we divide the portfolio into the categories of standard tools and special tools.
We manufacture individual tools for all Ebm machine models and, on request, also tools for use in non-EBM machines.

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Tube system
solutions

Rohrsysteme

In close cooperation with our customers, we develop new products for more efficient applications and solutions.
In doing so, we accompany the entire process from conception through feasibility studies and prototyping to series production readiness.
Through continuous consultation, we are able to respond to customer requests at every stage of development and integrate the requirements into the finished solution.

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Company division Machine engineering

We formulate your ideas in reliable and efficient solutions

The subject of Machine engineering is Ebm’s core competence. With our portfolio, we offer you semi-automatic and fully automatic machines, which we subdivide into production lines and standardized machines.
Depending on your requirements, we design our solutions for you in electric or hydraulic versions.
Ebm is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative machines for tube processing. Our know-how from more than three decades of tube processing as well as the successful certification according to ISO 9000:2015 (quality management) guarantee the very best results.
Every Ebm product is tested for all performance and functional characteristics before delivery.
With our in-house control engineering department, we are able to respond flexibly to all customer requirements, independently of external suppliers.
In addition, we offer our customers individually tailored feeding systems as an optional addition to our forming systems.
Our portfolio is rounded off by excellent service for machines and tools provided by an Ebm expert who is familiar with the machines and technology through daily assembly.

Production lines

Design and manufacturing of production lines according to your challenge

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Standardized machines

One to three step forming solutions in semi- automatic and fully automated versions

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Feeding systems

Pouring over placing. Save time and feed your production line more efficiently with our feeding systems.

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Service and tools

Everything from spare parts management over maintenance to trainings on-site

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Our success stories behind the production lines

Ebm is the market leader in the development of process-oriented machines according to specific customer requirements. The installation of individually selectable components is just as possible as the coordination or integration of new machines into an already existing machine park. The possible combinations of different processes are particularly diverse. According to customer requirements, tube forming processes are combined with machining processes, quality inspections or other work steps.
Everything from a single source:
From consulting to development to production-ready handover. We will be pleased to present reference projects or advise you on your specific application.

The Collaring project

The challenge

Our customer contacted us with the request to automate the necking process of press fittings and to deliver a solution that could be integrated into the existing hall layout.
Other challenges of the project were varying diameters of the workpieces and the cycle time of less than 10 seconds.

The solution

After initial consultations with the customer and the detailed definition, our experts worked out a solution concept which met with approval at the very first attempt.
Instead of a linear forming sequence, we opted for a ring arrangement. This met the customer’s potential space requirements and provided a solution that was a perfect fit for the hall layout.
The forming process itself was realized in six forming process steps, which are fully automated.

Project details

Tube diameter: Ø12 – Ø54
Cycle time: max. 9 sec.
Material: steel and stainless steel
Set-up time for product change: approx. 2 hrs.

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The Shock-absorber project

The challenge

Our customer from the automotive industry was faced with the decision to produce externally or internally. For internal production, strict regulations had to be met, which included setup and cycle times, as well as integrated quality assurance.

The solution

Our solution concept provided linearly arranged process steps, which were supplemented by optical quality control.
After we were able to demonstrate to our customer that the production was both economically and sustainably feasible for the company, we were also commissioned to manufacture the system.
The production process was implemented in six forming process steps and the optical quality control.
By linking workpiece input and output, the plant was easily integrated into the company’s logistics.

Project details

Tube diameter: Ø43
Cycle time: 14 sec.
Set-up time for product change: approx. 10 min.

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The Cardan-shaft project

The challenge

For the fully automated production of cardan shafts, our experts were faced with the challenge of implementing both the assembly and the forming processes in one system.
In addition to the clear ideas regarding a housing, the cycle times of the solution were also of utmost importance.

The solution

Thanks to the clear specifications regarding the plant housing, our developers were able to distribute the individual process steps across the entire housing surface.
As a result, all tools and machine components are easily accessible, making the system extremely maintenance-friendly.
The larger space of the plant, which was fully utilized during development, resulted in physically longer process paths.
To still be able to exceed the cycle times, we relied on the expertise of our control technology experts. Thanks to their clever adaptations and consistent efficiency optimization, the customer’s expectations were met within the project scope.

Project details

Cycle time: 15-24 sec.
Tube diameter: Ø60 – Ø90
Set-up time for product change: approx. 20-30 min.

Our Standardized machine series

The processing spectrum ranges from tube diameters between 1mm and 600 mm. Basically, all metals can be processed with our tools on the machines.
Each solution is designed to meet all the requirements of flexible production planning.
Since all Ebm machine solutions are developed in-house and manufactured in our production halls, we have excellent delivery times.
The standard machine program is divided into the following series, which are available in various configuration levels – from manual to fully automatic.

Radial forming

With our radial forming product ranges, we offer solutions for process requirements of varying complexity.

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Axial forming

With our solutions for axial forming, the clamping of three-dimensional bent tubes is possible without any problems.
Our concept enables you to realize multi-stage forming processes in a resource-efficient and space-saving way.

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Roller burnishing and cutting

Our solutions for roller burnishing and cutting are suitable for cutting straight or bent pipe sections. They cut soft carbon steel, stainless steel and various non-ferrous metals.

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Hydroforming

Our hydroforming solution uses water as the active medium.

This allows pipe workpieces to be formed longitudinally by axial internal pressure and the mechanical external pressure.

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Presses

We offer all-electric and hydraulic presses used for forming processes.

Classic applications are stretch deep drawing or the mechanical forming of tubular workpieces and sheet metal.

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Automatic processes

The machines of the VA series are particularly suitable for fully automatic large-scale production. The tubes are formed on both sides in several forming stages.

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Radial forming

With our radial forming product ranges, we offer solutions for process requirements of varying complexity.

IO series

Retract
Widening
Tapers
Beading
Contour forming
Calibrating, pressing
Pressing
Cutting
Punching
Notching

Process:

Radial forming

Diameter:

20 to 300 mm

Wall thickness:

max. 8 mm (depending on material)

Drive:

electrical or hydraulically

Process type:

horizontal

Torca slot

Ball run

Expanded rectangular tube

Forming unit

Classical forming tool

Werkzeug

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Static/ mobile
Further options on request

Ecotec series

Retract
Widening
Tapers
Beading
Contour forming
Calibration
Punching
Notching

Process:

Radial forming

Diameter:

20 to 300 mm

Wall thickness:

max. 8 mm (depending on material)

Drive:

electrical

Process type:

vertical

Various geometries

Bulge tubes

ball run with bulge

Recessed forming tool

Oval forming tool

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Static/ mobile
Further options on request

Tubemax series

The TubeMax is a compact machine characterized by the ergonomic tool change.

Expanding
Pulling in
Slitting

With the Tubemax, Ebm offers a cost-effective solution for test series and prototyping.

Process:

Radial forming

Diameter:

max. 170mm

Wall thickness:

max. 6mm (depending material)

Drive:

hydraulically

Process type:

horizontal

Various geometries

Bulge

Torca slot

Slitting tool

Classical forming tool

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Further options on request

Former series

The former series was designed as a cost-effective alternative for series production. With one forming axis, you can perform common single-stage machining processes efficiently and reliably.

Expanding
Drawing in
Slotting

Process:

Radial forming

Diameter:

max. 170mm

Wall thickness:

max. 6mm (depending material)

Drive:

hydraulically

Process type:

horizontal

Various geometries

Bulge

Torca slot

Slitting tool

Classical forming tool

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Further options on request

Axial forming

With our solutions for axial forming, the clamping of three-dimensional bent tubes is possible without any problems.

Our concept enables you to realize multi-stage forming processes in a resource-efficient and space-saving way.

PC series

C series machines are suitable for forming pipe ends of all metallic materials.

Drawing in
Expanding
Bead forming
Contour forming
Calibrating
Flanging
Pressing
Rolling
Folding
Taper
Punching
Notching
Pressing
Roller burnishing

Thanks to the C-frame design, all three-dimensional geometries can be machined on the system.
Due to the generous tool room, integration into production processes is possible without any problems.

Process:

Axial forming

Diameter:

3 to 120 mm

Forming forces:

80 to 500 KN

Clamping forces:

80 to 500 KN

Tool holders:

1 to 5

Drive:

electrical

Process type:

horizontal

Various geometry

Multi step forming processes

Complex forming processes

Tool of a three step forming process

Processing cell

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Further options on request

C series

C series machines are suitable for forming pipe ends of all metallic materials.

Drawing in
Expanding
Bead forming
Contour forming
Calibrating
Flanging
Pressing
Rolling
Folding
Taper
Punching
Notching
Pressing
Roller burnishing

Thanks to the C-frame design, all three-dimensional geometries can be machined on the system.
Due to the generous tool room, integration into production processes is possible without any problems.

Process:

Axial forming

Diameter:

3 to 120 mm

Forming forces:

80 to 500 KN

Clamping forces:

80 to 500 KN

Tool holders:

1 to 5

Drive:

electrical

Process type:

horizontal

Various geometry

Multi step forming processes

Complex forming processes

Tool of a three step forming process

Processing cell

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Individual workpiece support
Further options on request

Hydroforming

Our hydroforming solution uses water as the active medium.
This allows pipe workpieces to be formed longitudinally by axial internal pressure and the mechanical external pressure.

HF Series - Hydroforming

The machines of the HF series have been designed for forming rotationally symmetrical parts with a straight longitudinal axis, such as corrugated pipes.

In hydroforming, the tube workpiece is formed with simultaneous action of axial mechanical pressure in the longitudinal direction of the tube and water pressure inside the tube.

Due to the active medium used, you can realize a sustainable forming process with this series.
Bending operations on the tubes are ideally performed after hydroforming. Integration into corresponding manufacturing processes is possible without any problems.

Process:

Hydroforming

Diameter:

10 to 80 mm

Tube length (formable):

max. 1000 mm

Wall thickness:

max. 0,8 mm (stainless steel)

max. 1,0 mm (metal)

Drive:

hydraulical

Detailed description

on request

Corrugated tube before bending process

Corrugated pipe after expansion

Corrugated tube after bending process and tube end machining

Tool and filling appliance

Processing cell

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Further options on request

Roller burnishing and cutting

Our solutions for roller burnishing and cutting are suitable for cutting straight or bent pipe sections. They cut soft carbon steel, stainless steel and various non-ferrous metals.

TC - Series

Our TC series solutions are designed for cutting and chipping processes of tubes.
Our design makes them suitable for processing straight and bent pipe sections.
They can process carbon steel, stainless steel and various non-ferrous metals.
The pipe chippers work on the 2-cutting principle. Each cut is made in two mechanically synchronized movements.
The first cut is a horizontal cut and cuts approximately 80% of the tube wall thickness from the tube. The second cut is vertical and separates the pipe.

Process:

Cutting

Diameter:

6 to 70mm

Wall thickness:

max. 3mm

Drive:

electrical/ hydraulically

Process type:

horizontal

All kinds of geometries

Clean cuts

Outstanding wall thicknesses

Long lasting cutting tools

Processing cell

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Two-hand start/ foot switch
Further options on request

TRC - Series

The TRC machines are suitable for roller burnishing of contours with effective direction from inside to outside.
Tubes can be roller burnished and cut in straight or bent condition.
The series is characterized by the following features:
Low burr formation on the tube exclusively on the outside
No material hardening at the end of the tube
No lubricant necessary but can be extended by minimum quantity lubrication
Long service life of the cutting tools (50,000 to 100,000 cuts depending on the application)
Up to ten freely programmable cutting and roller burnishing positions
Cutting gap adjustable by means of the control system
Programmable diameter correction

Process:

Roller burnishing

Inner diameter:

min. 10mm (NE-Metal)

min. 15mm (for stainless steel)

Outer diameter:

max. 75mm

Wall thickness:

max. 2mm

Drive:

electrical

Process type:

horizontal

Clean cuts

Complex geometries

Constant wall thickness

long lasting cutting tools

Processing cell

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Further options on request

TEC Series

The TEC machines can be used for trimming pipe ends with effective direction from the inside to the outside.

The machines are suitable for processing larger pipes and larger pipe wall thicknesses as well as for bevel cuts and oval pipes.

Process:

Cutting

Tube diameter:

20 to 150mm

wall thickness

max. 3mm

Cutting lenght:

max. 2x tube diameter up to diameters of 100 mm

total max. 300 mm

Drive:

electrical

Process type:

horizontal

Clean cuts

Notching tube

Precise cuts for further processing

Processing cell

In large version

Slewing crane for inserting the forming tool
Further options on request

Presses

We offer all-electric and hydraulic presses used for forming processes.
Classic applications are stretch deep drawing or the mechanical forming of tubular workpieces and sheet metal.

HP Series - hydraulic presses

Hydraulic presses of the HP series are particularly suitable for flattening or mechanical preforming of tube workpieces and sheet metal, especially as a pre-operation for hydroforming.

Process:

Pressing

Table size:

max. 3000 x 2000mm

Inner hight:

max. 1500mm

Press forces:

50 to 5000 KN

Drive:

hydraulic

Combined press processes

Crossbeam

Sheets

Press space

Press die

Further options on request

SP series - Servo screw presses

Servo screw presses of the SP series are the electric variant to the hydraulic press.

The machines are particularly suitable for processes that have to be controlled very sensitively, such as pneumomechanical stretch thermoforming or generally for the running-in of new dies.

Process:

Pressing

Table size:

max. 3000 x 2000mm

Inner hight:

max. 1500mm

Press forces:

50 to 5000 KN

Positioning:

up to 0,01mm

Drive:

electrical

Combined press processes

Crossbeam

Sheets

Pneumomechanical thermoforming unit

Press die

Further options on request

Automatic processes

The machines of the VA series are particularly suitable for fully automatic large-scale production. The tubes are formed on both sides in several forming stages.

VA Series - fully automatic machining centers

The machines of the VA series are particularly suitable for fully automatic large-scale production. The tubes are formed on both sides in several forming stages.

An exemplary process sequence:
1. automatic tube feeding from a bunker into a tube transfer station.
2. handling system with gripper transports the tube
3.1. tube forming station: forming on both sides of the tube
3.2. pipe forming station: forming on both sides of the pipe
4. quality inspection of the tube
5. output station for good tubes
6. bad tubes are discharged

Processing steps in three-dimensional space can be designed according to the workpiece requirements.

Process:

Radial forming, axial forming, rolling, pressing

Tube diameter:

3 to120mm

Forming forces:

50 to 500KN

Mode of operation:

optional horizontal or vertical

Drive:

optionally hydraulic or electric

50% less time through forming process combination

Press fittings

combinable with placement automation

Processing cell

Vollautomatische Anlage

Further options on request

A fitting feeding system for any forming process

We offer our customers the possibility to equip each solution with the appropriate feeding system.
Here we offer different variants according to the requirements.

The corresponding connection can be selected solution-specifically and guarantees an exactly fitting process flow.

Of course, corresponding feeding systems can also be retrofitted to existing systems. Take a look at the following overview of exemplary systems.

Tube separator

Chain conveyor

Vibratory feeder

Step conveyor

Bulk bunker

Good service and individual assistance

Good solutions are only complemented by good service. Our services therefore do not end with the delivery of good forming solutions. Instead, we see good service and a wide range of services as essential components of our success. That’s why we offer our customers a direct line to our experts. Let yourself be inspired by the great competence of our service department:

– Modern training facilities
– Applied expertise for tube processing operations
– Uniform level of knowledge through life cycle management database
– Short response time
– Availability Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
– 24h service
– Through remote maintenance facility immediately at your site
– Execution by Ebmers

Our experts are looking forward to working with you. Let us know your requirements.

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Service hotline

We recommend having repairs performed exclusively by Ebm service technicians. This way you have the expertise on site and can rely on the guaranteed value retention of your solution.
You want to get in touch with our service hotline? With pleasure!

All you need to process your request is the following information:
Exact designation of the product (for machines: serial number and type, for tools: article number)
Problem description
Actions taken already to solve the problem

Production assistance and trainings

We want you to be able to use Ebm products optimally. For this, your employees must also be trained in operation and handling according to their tasks. Depending on your needs, we offer you the possibility of training at Ebm as well as in-house training or production support at your site.

Through practical training directly on the machine, your operators, adjusters and maintenance staff will learn all the functions and necessary maintenance work based on the operating instructions. This enables them to work independently directly after the training.

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Individual service models

What applies to many areas of daily life also enjoys top priority at Ebm. With this in mind, we offer our customers maintenance contracts that can be individually tailored to their machinery and production. In the course of this maintenance work, wearing parts are checked or replaced, the correct functioning of the unit is inspected and settings are readjusted if necessary.

A detailed maintenance plan is a fixed component of every Ebm maintenance contract. Depending on the annual operating hours of your machines, we recommend sensible maintenance intervals.

A maintenance contract makes your machine operating costs transparent and calculable. Regular inspections ensure that your machines are reliably available for the entire duration of the contract.

Spare parts and inventory management

Already during the development of our machines, we make sure to use standard components and spare parts in order to be able to offer our customers an appropriate service level.
At Ebm, we continuously analyze the need for standard components and wear parts. Accordingly, we have an optimal stock level that covers customer needs.
We are also happy to advise you on stock optimization for your Ebm solutions.
All other spare parts can be manufactured at short notice by our own production over the entire machine and tool life.
With your call you get the direct line to our team.

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Advice in streamlining

You want to get ahead – we help you do it

Ebm’s internal service department is not only concerned with the optimal functioning of your machines and tools, but also with the highest possible efficiency in their use.
They will be happy to provide you with tips regarding additional equipment, programming adjustments or possible conversions in order to optimally adapt the machines to your range of tasks.

Company division Tools and appliances

A reliable Ebm tool for your forming process

Of course, our forming solutions also include the appropriate tools. Depending on the requirements, we assign them to the portfolio for standard or special tools. Ebm tools are manufactured either as standard tools or according to customer specifications. Of course, we customize all tools for our machine portfolio according to your challenges.

The advantages of our tools:

– Universal application
– High quality
– Short delivery time
– Clear identification by engraving
– Function test with parameter determination
– Acceptance with sample part before delivery

On request, we can also manufacture tools for use in non-EBM machines.

Standardized tools

Ebm’s standardized machines can be equipped with Ebm’s standard tools. To replace worn tools, the customer can order new standard tools from Ebm at any time according to a price list. There are also special tools available for all standardized machines
In contrast to the standard tools, the special tools are manufactured according to the customer’s specifications or for production lines or special applications. based on our experience, each special tool must be newly designed or constructed and also costed.

Special tools

Ebm also manufactures and integrates individual tools for all Ebm machine models and, on request, tools for use in non-Ebm machines.

Company division Tube system solutions

Advice and solutions for any type of tube

In our Tube Systems division, we deal with the development and design of customer-specific manufacturing processes for tube processing.
In close cooperation with our customers, we develop new products for more efficient applications and solutions. In doing so, we accompany the entire process from conception through feasibility studies and prototyping to series production readiness. Through our close contact with end users, we are able to identify and implement future requirements and customer wishes at an early stage of development.
We are also happy to support you in rationalization projects by analyzing your manufacturing process. We present alternative manufacturing concepts and carry out amortization calculations for you.
Since we are entrusted with development projects on a daily basis, the confidential treatment of your data is a matter of course for us.

Engineering

In a well-equipped engineering and design department, Ebm has highly qualified specialists and numerous CAD workstations. All machine controls are also designed in-house.
Engineering at Ebm includes several areas of responsibility such as:
– Production-oriented product design / feasibility studies
– Determination of suitable production processes for your product
– New development of forming processes
– New or further development of machines
– Sponsored research projects on processes, machines and tools
– CAD design of tools and machines
– Electric and hydraulic drives
– Machine controls

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Application technology

Within the scope of application engineering, we carry out practice-related fundamental investigations, which can extend from the conception of new products to their readiness for series production.
As specifications, we only receive the framework conditions and the goals for the new product – i.e. the desired functionality.
Due to our special knowledge we can support you especially in the investigation of the technical feasibility. This includes for example:
– Product and production optimization at the customer’s site
– Analysis of component properties (simulation of vibration, thermal expansion, temperature fluctuations)
– Verification of manufacturing feasibility

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Feasibility studies

A feasibility study is performed to check whether a planned project can be implemented. It is determined to what extent, with what means and in what time it can be realized. In addition, it is also examined whether there are contradictions between the project objective and the existing findings. Essentially, the following points are dealt with:
– Organizational implementation
– Economic feasibility (e.g. cost framework, financing)
– Technical feasibility
– Resources and availability
– Timing of implementation
– Legal implementation
Together with our customer, we derive strategies and measures from the specified goals. This results in a risk-opportunity assessment, a time and action plan, as well as a resource plan, which is set down in writing. These are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that they are relevant and up to date.

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Prototyping

From design to the prototype, we work closely with our customers.
Since prototypes do not necessarily have to consist of material objects, we are well prepared for virtual component creation with our 3D CAD workstations. Appropriate demonstration machines are available in our in-house technical center for the practical implementation of new parts.
In addition, we have access to the machines and working equipment of our entire mechanical production and welding shop. In addition, we work with certified suppliers who can perform any additional necessary finishing processes for us.

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