With systems for small quantities
It can’t be denied that fully automated tube processing for work pieces in small quantities is so popular. From process safety and finishing not dependent on employees, to digital documentation and planning safety – automation scores points when it comes to efficiency and cost effectiveness. This is also true of one of our current transfluid® projects.
Highly flexible production cells for high-profile tube variants
What was needed here was a complex production cell for the processing of pipes with sensitive, powder-coated surfaces, as well as tubes freely coated with Chrome VI. As such, the parts are either relatively short (150 mm) or relatively long (up to 3000 mm).
For this, our solution starts by loading the parts into a slide conveyor for automatic separation after the separating process. Specifically for the powder-coated surfaces, we have set a separate loading for small amounts in order to keep the surfaces from damage.
Beading or tubing connections are made by integrated axial transfluid® forming machines. Some components for flanges are fed and fixed on a second tube forming machine. Then a bending machine is used, which correctly positions, bends, and drops the pipes in a controlled manner. After the separation to the respective machines, a robot performs all of the handling.
Right/left bending and with cutting ring assembly for the appropriate hydraulic pipe
The process for tubes used in hydraulic systems begins with right/left bending on a fully electric machine. A robot then positions each part for cutting ring assembly. The nut and cutting ring are automatically fed and monitored in a controlled manner. This way, the system monitors pressure and path, and documents the data for following up. The finished parts are then put into a mobile trolley. So that the system can maintain operation, the vehicles are exchanged for unloading outside the safety barrier.
Want to find out more about the automated possibilities for value-adding tube processing? Then contact us or meet us at EMO Hanover at our transfluid® stand, G95 in hall 15. We look forward to seeing you!
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