New developments in handling systems:
transfluid does clever tuning of automation systems
Processing processes significantly improved for pipes 30 - 3,000 mm in lenght
When the hare arrives, the tortoise has already been there. The fastest way to the best results doesn't just rely on speed alone. The optimum tuning and interplay of different systems is where processes can really be made efficient. That's especially true when we're talking about powerful automation systems for pipe processing. transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has developed specially tuned automation systems into efficient standards. They permit the accurate, rapid separation of components even when they are already assembled with additional components or are going to be assembled. And the excellent development work effectively implements all performance-enhancing functions.
More time for processing
High output in complex production very often requires intelligently tuned handling systems that are fast and can ensured that pipe processing machines next to each other can be operated simultaneously. "This should be considered entirely separately from the overall cycle time," explains Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. "The important point is that the main part of a takt cycle time is available for the processing of parts. Handling isn't the determining factor for cycle time."
4 seconds to the target
To ensure the ideal utilization of the processing machines in the production cell, transfluid relies on the newly developed servoelectrically controlled 4-axis handling system. It reliably meets all handling requirements, even with bent pipe. Pipe lengths between 30 and 3,000 mm can be processed at top speed. Because the usual handling time of a robot, at approx. 8 seconds, can usually be beat by half with this system.
The different characteristics of systems also make combination a practical option, depending on the production task. Then the 4-axis handling system and robot after bending can work hand in hand for additional handling tasks. The control of both systems can of course be coordinated.
Gripper changes are already optimized in both systems. To do this, transfluid developed special interior and exterior grippers that cover a wide spectrum of production requirements. Rotating and turning mechanisms round out the automation line for complex requirements.
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing. As a world-renowned brand, the company from Germany is present in Europe and with its subsidiaries in Asia.