In 2018, Proto-1 developed a new version of the indexing segmented machine (ISM-6). This new ISM-6 featured servo controlled jaws. Rather than using a timer interval to control the position of the jaws, the new ISM-6 uses a positional value. This value can then be tracked using our FAST Technology to ensure that every jaw is meeting its position every cycle. An available 2 jaw operation feature will reround tube and pipe from 2″ – 5″ in diameter. Applications for this machine include: beading, Norma Ball, expanding, reducing, rerounding, large beading, and flaring.