The new capacity is said to have been added to further support end-users in the structural, oil and gas, and machinery markets.
Induction bending is claimed to offer an advantage because it reduces many of the problems usually associated with cold bending pipes, such as wall thinning and distortion of the section.
As well as tackling large pipes, Barnshaws said it can also offer the same induction pipe bending service down to two inch sections.
Multiple bends can be incorporated on the same section and this can include different radii. Full traceability is offered as standard, as well as all relevant certifications.
Barnshaws Commercial Director Greg North said: “This new induction bending machine is one of largest of its kind, and gives us increased ability to support requirements for pipes in demanding industries.
“Our focus on metal bending quality and accuracy means we are well-placed to service customers in a variety of sectors, where fabrication standards are high. While we operate a number of similar machines, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service, and offer more choice to our customers.”