Published Mon, Feb 20th 2012
Transfluid process for tube bending improves production performance
If special requirements are needed, sometimes less is more - also in order to optimize the output of high-quality results. In the area of the tube bending technology proves that the transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH with a solution that links the simple processes intelligently and effectively with each other.
Because of customer request transfluid specialists now developed an economic system for the automatic production of closed tube frames with up to six bends. The frame ends are reduced and merged during the bending process. The complete equipment solution includes an additional pressing device in which the fabricated tube frames are inserted automatically. "The challenge was to create an optimal process for our customer, which ensures efficient results fast and easy. And that with a cycle time of only 15 seconds", explains Gerd Nöker, managing director of transfluid. At the establishment and development transfluid makes a point from the beginning that the entire system can be operated up to one hour without the deployment of personnel.
For this purpose, the solution has a tube bunker that can accommodate 240 tubes with a diameter of 30 mm. After the separation process again the lenghts are measured and one tubeend is reduced automatically, so that both ends can be implemented into each other later. The tube bending process performs a transfluid double-head bending machine, which is equipped with two axially servo-electric positioned heads.
"The two bending heads are always in use simultaneously, and the drive is also performed servo-electric ," explains Gerd Nöker. "The positioning of the workpiece in the tube bending process provides the automatic connection of the ends, creating a closed frame."
Finally the automatic removal and feeding into the pressing device takes place. There various embossing punches fix the frame. By attaching different flattenings and punchings it is guaranteed, that during the later painting the paint can run smoothly.
During TUBE 2012 (26-30.03.2012, Düsseldorf, hall 05 / booth G34) visitors can experience more solutions for tube processing from transfluid.
Transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH - the solution for tubes
Since 1988 transfluid continually improved technologies in tube processing to meet customers' demands, offering optimum, tailor-made solutions in machine and plant construction, that are used in the automobile, ship building and furniture industries as well as the construction of railings and conveyor technology. The Schmallenberg-based company has become a global brand with service offices in Europe and Asia.
transfluid's product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend includes semi- and fully-automatic tube bending machines as well as large-diameter tube bending machines.. t form represents high-quality axial, rolling and combined tube forming machines. Automation systems with sophisticated concepts for bending and forming technology belong to the t motion category. With t cut, transfluid offers tube cutting machines in different system variants und t clean is transfluid's range of tube cleaning machines for guaranteed cleanliness of work pieces and pipes.
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