Innovation days 2016

“Time for change! Which possibilities does the tube forming technology offer?” was the motto of the 12th Innovation Days in Schmallenberg on November 10th and 11th, 2016. With presentations on the pulse of the latest tube forming technology, experts examined the possibilities and potentials from different perspectives and invited the specialist audience to exchange ideas.

The presentations started with the contribution “Efficient steam cleaning of components in the automatic process” which focused on the advantages such as the low water and detergent consumption. Furthermore, the manual or integrated use in one production cell and cleaning of places difficult to access is also possible.
Another presentation introduced new control concepts which manage, coordinate and monitor production processes centrally. With a view to the Industry 4.0, the integration and the exchange of data from engineering, administration and production, supplier chain and logistics is thus possible. The topics of the subsequent presentation were leak tests in the automatic process and the options for short cycle times, a perfect performance and the 100% component inspection of bent or straight workpieces.

Of course, our transfluid® experts gladly shared their knowledge as well and presented the various and future possibilities of tube forming technology. In particular, the focus was on borderline forming, new tooling concepts as well as the cost optimisation. The final presentation dealt with the topic “Plant engineering: Proven machine concepts and innovations for tube processing”. Thereby, the increase in efficiency by partially or fully electrical plant concepts as well as environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient plant engineering, innovations in the field of tube bending technology, software solutions, control systems and effective equipment variants were demonstrated.

During the factory tour in the transfluid® halls, the guests got an impression of practice and understood what is already feasible in tube forming technology. All things considered, the 12th Schmallenberg Innovation Days were a completely successful event - primarily due to the inspiring contributions. We cordially thank all participants for the intense exchange of information and are already looking forward to the 13th Innovation Days next year. One thing is certain: We will continue to drive forward the progress in tube machining for our customers.

Maschinenbau GmbH

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57392 Schmallenberg

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