Value-added tube processing with individual concepts

Coordinated transfluid technology improves process safety

Many paths not only lead to Rome, but also to the desired product result. Of course, the production plants and systems are very important for safe processes in tube processing. The solution finders of transfluid use their knowledge in development of the properly coordinated tube bending and tube forming machines for this.
The high-tech machine constructors produce additional added value also by precisely coordinated production of tools, as Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid, explains: "We develop tool technologies that match our machines. Of course, they correspond to the complete requirements that our customer has to his specific product or any new one." This development always must be viewed in connection with a machine accordingly. "Of course, we share our individually developed know-how with our customers," says Flaeper. "They participate and profit from this in different ways."

New paths for better production

Effective new design of individual process steps often secures economically more efficient production. For example, a transfluid project required a production cell for production of special short tube parts. A classical process would have been defined initially by cutting the tubes by metal circular saw, unilateral forming of the hose connection, bending, cutting off the oversize and forming the second tube end. "We don't stop our considerations at the proper shape," Stefanie Flaeper emphasises. "The path to the result must be just right as well. That includes making it more economically efficient, process-safe and easier for our customers."

Chipless to the faster cycle

Thus, the better system solution after completing the transfluid project is that the material from the coil is initially shortened to the desired lengths in the chipless orbital cutting procedure. The clean cut permits immediate further processing and paves the way for faster cycle times. After cutting, both sides will be reshaped. transfluid generally puts this step before bending. In this case, it avoids having to cut off the overlengths and permits simpler handling, finally, the desired tube parts are bent as well. "It always depends on the process, good interaction of technologies and the possibility of an effective cooperative partnership," Stefanie Flaeper finally summarises.

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Stefan Köhler