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First roll grinding machine for aluminum rolling mills using CBN technology

New grinding technology cuts machining time by half

First roll grinding machine for aluminum rolling mills using CBN technology

The GEORG ultragrind.50 machine includes a high-precision roll measuring system

At the Aluminium 2018 show in Düsseldorf, GEORG is going to introduce its new ultragrind roll grinding machine for aluminium rolling mills. The innovative feature of this machine is the CBN technology. The machine achieves grinding times up to 50 percent shorter than those needed with conventional grinders, while achieving a superior surface quality and longer roll life times.

So far, cubic boron nitride (CBN) cutting tools have only been used for grinding rolls used in steel rolling mills. For Salzgitter Flachstahl AG, GEORG manufactured the world“s first CBN roll grinder in use in a roll shop of a hot rolling mill – where it has proved highly successful.

GEORG is now also introducing this technology to the aluminum industry:

The combination of CBN grinding, measuring during the grinding process and the use of a Siemens 840 D sl grinding control system adapted to the CBN technology achieves grinding times up to 50 percent shorter than other grinders used so far.

In 2019, GEORG is going to deliver the first CBN grinding machine to be used in the aluminum sector: GEORG is manufacturing an ultragrind 50 for the roll shop of the new ELVAL rolling mill near Athens in Greece. The machine will grind back-up and work rolls weighing up to 63 tons, with diameters of up to 1,600 mm and widths of up to 6,500 mm fully automatically.

Dr. Wieland H. Klein, Head of GEORG“s machine tools division, explains where he sees the overall economic benefit for the customer: „Our new machines come with ultrasonic, eddy current and surface wave systems for integrated crack inspection. This ensures that the rolls are not ground any deeper than absolutely necessary. The advantage for the customer are shorter machining times, longer roll live times and, last but not least, cost savings.“

The machine for ELVAL will be part of the plant-wide process network, as all measurement data acquired during the grinding process will be recorded and transferred to the host computers.

Heinrich GEORG at ALUMINIUM 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany,
9 – 11 October 2018
Hall 9, Stand D40

About Heinrich GEORG Maschinenfabrik

GEORG is a worldwide well-reputed partner for reliable and powerful high-tech engineering solutions. The company“s cutting-edge finishing lines and machine tools as well as production lines, machines and equipment for the transformer industry are in operation in numerous renowned companies around the world.

The various product areas of the family-owned company, which employs more than 480 people and is now in its third generation, cater to most diverse markets and companies throughout the world.

The divisions GEORG Finishing Lines, GEORG Transformer Lines and GEORG Machine Tools are supported by the company“s own manufacturing facilities at the headquarters in Kreuztal, Germany. The company maintains a worldwide network of sales and service branches to be within easy reach for its international customers.

GEORG machine tools

The GEORG machine tools division develops and manufactures advanced value-adding machine tools for turning, drilling, milling and grinding in close cooperation with its customers and optimally tailored to their individual requirements.

Company-Contact
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
Phone: +49.2732.779-539
Fax: +49.2732.779-39171
E-Mail: thomas.kleb@georg.com
Url: http://www.georg.com

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VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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Prototyping for an assured process conversion

From brazing and welding processes to efficient forming processes

Prototyping for an assured process conversion

transfluid has expanded its prototyping department significantly (Source: transfluid)

With all types of tubing systems, the technique used for connecting the tubes plays an important role, no matter which sector you look at, as first of all it allows you to produce certain products and also to achieve the required high quality. Another crucial aspect of the connection techniques is the nature of the connecting components. These are still often welded or brazed on. transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has developed forming solutions as a more effective and cheaper alternative, which make even complex geometries in connection technology possible.

Tests: forming geometries replace machined components
There was a need for testing facilities that could provide evidence that a component can be made using forming technology. Using the idea of „learning by doing“ it is possible to eliminate the risks by running appropriate tests. To be able to do that, the Solutions-Team at transfluid has increased its manufacturing and production area and re-designed their prototyping department. „We are seeing an increasing need among our customer for this testing. We build up the evidence through targeted tests, showing that components that in the past were machined, and therefore expensive, can now be produced through technical forming of geometries“, says Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. The prototyping team keeps a close eye on extreme shapes, but also on specific materials, which are often found in weight-reducing builds in the automotive industry, in order to improve processes in collaboration with our clients.

Cutting, bending, forming
In this case the focus is to create a prototype that is part of the whole process. During these comprehensive tests, the tubes can be cut without generating chips, bent and also formed, all as per customer request. Therefore, all the necessary high-tech systems from transfluid are available in the testing department: an automated machine for orbital cutting, a right-/left-hand bending machine, a robot (in order to bend components after the forming, with modified robots, as per requirements) and various systems for tool-dependent axial forming or also tool-independent CNC-rolling forming. The CNC-controlled rolling tube forming in particular can be introduced with great efficiency and impressive results.

The component is adapted to meet the client“s exact requirements, both technically, visually and according to the technical drawings. Before any test is started the technical department at transfluid will choose a range of materials, which will then be validated in the tests. By doing so, the client“s own production units remain productive in the meantime and moreover, their skilled colleagues will remain completely available and the entire prototyping process remains in the hands of experienced transfluid engineers, as Stefanie Flaeper points out: „We make our know-how, our machines and our engineers available to our clients. That way, their workflow remains uninterrupted, while we deliver the results of the process optimization in parallel.“ If the tested component complies with all functionality requirements and is inspected and approved by the customer, the customer will receive the prototype, as well as all the data for the forming modifications. The client can then verify in his own assembly processes, whether the changes in the manufacturing process still meet the requirements to the full and is able to initiate the optimization with confidence.

transfluid at EuroBLECH 2018: Hall 11 / Stand E02

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

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.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.transfluid.net

Company-Contact
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 7700160
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Successful technical presentation by Rehm at SbSTC in Wuhan

Successful technical presentation by Rehm at SbSTC in Wuhan

Rehm Thermal Systems, the specialist for thermal system solutions, recently participated in the SbSTC New Technology Seminar in Wuhan, China. More than 300 experts from all over the country exchanged views on topics related to research and application of SMT technology.

Wang Yu, Sales Director of Rehm Region East China, was one of the presenters. His presentation on „Void-free soldering with vacuum soldering systems“ with numerous case studies aroused considerable interest among the audience, which included many manufacturers of electronic components. At its info point, Rehm informed the trade visitors about the technical details and advantages of its solutions. One of the main focuses was the demonstration of the VisionXP reflow soldering system. It guarantees both flexibility and high capacity and can therefore perfectly meet the constantly growing demands.

There is a good reason for participating in events in Asia: The strong economic growth of the countries there brings with it an increasing demand from plenty of industries, including the automotive, consumer electronics, medical technology and automation sectors. This is where Rehm comes in and shows how the production of electronic assemblies can be solved in a modern and economical way.

Wang Yu drew a positive conclusion: „This seminar fully met our expectations in terms of quantity and quality of participants. In future, we will increasingly cooperate with the SbSTC Conference Group to carry out personal exchange with our customers. We will discuss various technical challenges in the industry together with our partners. Our clear goal is to make consistent progress in technological research and development and thereby ensure the continuous development of our products.“

Specialised in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, Rehm is a technological and innovative leader in the state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assemblies. As a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customised systems, we have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Frank Heiler
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-96060
E-Mail: f.heiler@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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FOBA showcases Laser Marking for Automotive Applications at the IZB

Innovative laser marking solutions with special applicability for direct part marking in the automotive or aerospace industry

FOBA showcases Laser Marking for Automotive Applications at the IZB

Application examples for direct part laser marking on automotive components.

At the IZB in Wolfsburg/Germany FOBA will be presenting a 20 Watt fiber laser for paint removal on back-lit plastic components. Also at the show: An ultrafast 100 Watt marking system for the application of permanent marks on high-wear products, and a CO2-laser that marks delicate materials like plastic tubes or electronic components as well as challenging substrates like painted metals or glass.

Selmsdorf, August 2018 – FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving will be showcasing at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg (October 16-18, 2018). Innovative laser marking solutions with special applicability for direct part marking in the automotive or aerospace industry will be presented in Hall 3, Booth 3102.

FOBA’s laser marking station M2000-P, equipped with the Y.0201-DN fiber laser marker for paint removal and with integrated camera, will be at the booth to demonstrate vision-based part validation and mark alignment for a safe, economic and highly precise application of brilliant laser marks on coated plastic used for day-night design applications.

One of the most cost-saving innovations for industrial part marking is FOBA Mosaic, a software feature which makes product fixtures obsolete while still guaranteeing a precise positioning of the laser marks. Due to its vision-based automated mark alignment, relative to the part, FOBA Mosaic not only reduces production costs but also simplifies the entire marking process.

A powerful 100 Watt fiber laser system that is capable of particularly high marking speed will additionally be presented at the show: Depending on the kind of application it reaches line speeds of up to 600 meters/minute. Due to its variable scan head tuning in two modes, the systems can also be employed to create precise and solid marks on applications with „quality before speed“-requirements, so that FOBA’s Y.1000 marking laser can be used for processing products in serial production as well as individual components with high operational demands.

There will also be on display a CO2-laser marking system for the flexible application of marks with varying data. Changing content can be applied in serial production, even on delicate substrates like automotive plastic interiors or electronic components.

At the IZB FOBA will furthermore provide information about the FOBA Remote Service (FRS), a new offering by FOBA“s technical customer support, which takes another step towards industry 4.0. A mobile modem (interface) transfers operational data from the customer, enables pro-active support by the FOBA technicians and contributes to optimized marking processes and machine functionality.

Visitors can pre-arrange an appointment at the show, please contact info@fobalaser.com or phone +49 38823 55-556.

Alltec GmbH | FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving
www.fobalaser.com

FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving is among the leading manufacturers and suppliers of precision laser systems for marking and engraving. Alltec/FOBA offers OEM laser markers, laser marking workstations and high-precision laser engraving machines, both standard- and customer-specific solutions. Since 2009, when Alltec was merged with FOBA, the brand name FOBA was consolidated and has become a strong common distribution and service label on international markets. With its headquarters in Selmsdorf/Germany, FOBA belongs to the US-based Danaher Corp., and serves the key markets of automotive part and medical device production as well as aerospace and others. FOBA marking lasers mark a variety of materials and parts in the fields of electronics, plastics processing, safety and ID, metal, tool and mold making and jewelry.

Company-Contact
Alltec GmbH – FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving
Victoria Meß
An der Trave 27-31
23923 Selmsdorf
Phone: 03882355-556
E-Mail: info@fobalaser.com
Url: https://www.fobalaser.com

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Alltec GmbH – FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving
Susanne Glinz
An der Trave 27-31
23923 Selmsdorf
Phone: 03882355547
E-Mail: susanne.glinz@foba.de
Url: https://www.fobalaser.com

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Allweiler to introduce new compact Marine centrifugal pumps at SMM

Allweiler to introduce new compact Marine centrifugal pumps at SMM

Allweiler will exhibit the new compact MA-C and MA-S marine centrifugal pumps at SMM. Image: CIRCOR

(Radolfzell – August 17, 2018) Allweiler GmbH, part of CIRCOR International, Inc., will exhibit its redesigned vertical centrifugal pump solutions for ship engine rooms at SMM fair (Hall A2, booth 219). The innovative foot design reduces space requirements and improves operational safety.

„The new compact MA-S and MA-C series are vertically installed centrifugal pumps with axial inlets and radial outlets.The S version was designed for simple and rapid assembly and disassembly of the insert unit with impeller. The C version offers the same reliability with a significantly shorter installation height, so it’s perfect for customers with severe space restrictions,“ says Christian Martin, Senior Director Product Management.

Both versions use a new and patented foot design and have a footprint that is up to 23% smaller than the predecessor model. In this shorter, lighter version, the suction flange was redesigned with integrated fixing holes for pedestal mounting on the ship“s foundation.

This arrangement extends the pump’s service life and reduces wear to the bearing and shaft seal by directing forces from the pipeline directly into the foundation. It also helps avoid damages at the impeller and casing.

Allweiler will also use the SMM show to introduce the redesigned „sister series“ MI-C and MI-S with an inline volute casing.

The new products give shipbuilders an even greater range of pumps for moving freshwater, seawater, condensates, and oils. These pumps are used primarily as cooling water pumps or as fire-fighting, bilge and ballast pumps.

Allweiler can supply all of the pumps needed in the engine room as a complete package from one source.

In addition to the Allweiler pumps, the PV 6311 straight-way valve from Regeltechnik Kornwestheim GmbH (RTK) will also be presented at the Allweiler booth at SMM. Like Allweiler, RTK is part of CIRCOR“s broad portfolio of market leading brands and specializes in control and stop valves.

CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) designs, manufactures and markets differentiated flow control products and sub-systems for Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Industrial customers. The Company has a diversified product portfolio of recognized, market-leading brands (Allweiler®, Houttuin™, Imo®, Leslie Controls, Rosscor®, RTK, Schroedahl, Tushaco®, Warren® and Zenith®) that fulfill its customers“ mission critical needs.

Company-Contact
CIRCOR | ALLWEILER GmbH
Christian Martin
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 86-440
Fax: +49 (0)7732 86-99440
E-Mail: christian.martin@circor.com
Url: http://www.allweiler.de

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Tenncom GmbH
Sina Freivogel
Robert-Gerwig-Str. 35
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 95 39 42
Fax: +49 (0)7732 95 39 39
E-Mail: sfreivogel@tenncom.de
Url: http://www.tenncom-gmbh.de

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Technology Days at Rehm: Experience the solutions for the Smart Factory

Technology Days at Rehm: Experience the solutions for the Smart Factory

Rehm Thermal Systems will present innovative concepts for the digital factory at its Technology Days on 10 and 11 October 2018 in Blaubeuren. Rehm will take the guests on an exciting journey to the „Islands of Technology“, which will be the central theme of this year“s programme. The most interesting hot spots in electronics production and the world of surface mount technology will be addressed. Rehm will also provide information on where the path in assembly production is heading and show the way through the digitisation jungle.

Faster, smaller, cheaper – these are the requirements for the electronics industry. In addition, the electronics manufacturing sector faces the challenge of developing new innovative products as quickly and efficiently as possible. This will be the setting for Rehm“s Technology Days: Visitors can look forward to receiving information on the added value of soldering, coating, testing and drying electronic assemblies. With a total of eight specialist presentations on topics such as industry 4.0, digital transformation and sensor technology, Rehm will be providing answers to the current questions of the industry. In the Rehm Technology Centre, you will be able to see first-hand the technical and economic advantages that can be gained from intelligent processes in everyday applications.

Furthermore, Rehm“s experts will be standing at the ready to answer any complex questions. „Our Technology Days offer users and experts the opportunity to enter into a practice-oriented dialogue,“ said Managing Director Johannes Rehm. „We are excited to offer a platform to cultivate existing contacts and make new ones.“

The Technology Days will take place at the company“s headquarters:
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren-Seissen
T +49 7344 9606-0
F +49 7344 9606-525
info@rehm-group.com
www.rehm-group.com

As a specialist in thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assemblies. As a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation and vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customised systems, we have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Frank Heiler
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-6-96060
E-Mail: f.heiler@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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SMM 2018: Fast tool change and highest flexibility

transfluid bending machines for large tubes and software as efficiency drivers in shipbuilding

SMM 2018: Fast tool change and highest flexibility

‘t bend’ tube bending machines from transfluid as an efficient alternative to weld (Source: transfluid)

The t-bend bending machines from transfluid are an efficient alternative to welding in large tubes, capable of high-performance processing of tubes with a diameter of up to 400mm. This reduces the manufacturing costs and offers time savings of up to 60%. In addition to that, it is possible to weld flanges to the straight tube before the bending process. The „t project“ bending software will process the isometry though the connection to the corresponding CAD programs. This way transfluid creates greater flexibility, which, combined with the extremely short tool change time below 20 minutes, means efficiency improvement in tube manufacturing.
The mobile „t project draft“ for tablets allows for greater freedom when acquiring data on-site.
With a light, portable measuring system it is possible to record data for template pipes, for instance, as well as the process geometry, the flanges and the position of the flanges. A measurement on board will only take a few minutes, even for complex tubes with flanges. The data transfer then occurs online, for instance via a WLAN, and the production can carry on, whilst more tube geometries are recorded on board the ship. SMM 2018, hall B2.3G, stand 324

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

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.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.transfluid.net

Company-Contact
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 7700160
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Rehm successfully participates in CEIA conference in China

Rehm Thermal Systems‘ many years of SMT manufacturing expertise was recently communicated at the China Electronic Intelligent Automation (CEIA) Forum.

Rehm successfully participates in CEIA conference in China

Rehm Thermal Systems has expanded strongly in eastern and northern China over the past decade. The proportion of electronic component manufacturers is particularly high there, and Rehm is operating successfully. The company’s many years of SMT manufacturing expertise was recently communicated by Wang Yu, Sales Director of Rehm Eastern and Northern China, at the China Electronic Intelligent Automation (CEIA) Forum in Qingdao.

More than 200 PCB manufacturing, consumer electronics, medical electronics and aerospace experts attended the event. Wang Yu’s technical lecture dealt with the use of void-free soldering technology with Rehm soldering systems. The ultimate goal is to reduce the void rate to a minimum during the production process and further improve end product quality. Lower void rates can be achieved with soldering processes only where the molten solder is subjected to a vacuum, thus facilitating the escape of any residues remaining in the soldering joint. Rehm Thermal Systems offers this process with the VisionXP+Vac for convection soldering and the CondensoX series for condensation soldering.

The regular exchange of knowledge and experience with industry colleagues is becoming ever more important in China too. Rehm participates in numerous trade fairs and events with experts and accompanies specialist seminars with lectures on the topic of soldering.

Specialised in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, Rehm is a technological and innovative leader in the state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assemblies. As a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customised systems, we have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Frank Heiler
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-6-96060
E-Mail: f.heiler@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Successful premiere of Rehm at Nepcon in Thailand

Successful premiere of Rehm at Nepcon in Thailand

Rehm was represented at the Nepcon Trade Fair in Thailand this year for the first time. The specialist for thermal system solutions showcased selected product highlights to the trade fair visitors and informed them about the numerous technical advantages offered by these solutions for efficient and value-adding production.

Thailand, the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, is a strongly emerging industrial country and has experienced rapid growth in the electronics industry in recent years. The changes in the industrial structure have greatly increased the importance of the automotive industry. The great market potential is attracting attention: With the rapid development of the electronics industry, many foreign companies active in electronics manufacturing have turned their focus to Thailand and built many factories there. The trade fair has created favourable conditions for Rehm to make important contacts and further expand its market share.

One of Rehm“s main focuses was the demonstration of the VisionX reflow soldering system. It guarantees both flexibility and high capacity and can therefore perfectly meet the constantly growing customer requirements. Thanks to the highly efficient residue management system, gases and fine particles produced during the soldering process can be removed safely and reliably. This keeps the process chamber clean and dry, greatly facilitating maintenance and significantly improving efficiency. To achieve this, Rehm relies on efficient and environmentally friendly raw materials as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and production processes. The company aims to conserve resources, reduce energy consumption and ensure sustainable development through continuous innovation.

Rehm will continue to explore the great potential of the Thai market in future. As a system provider, it also attaches importance to excellent on-site service besides a comprehensive product range.

The on-site service can be reached at:

Rehm Thermal Systems Thailand Office
57/3 Moo 6. T. Klong-Si
12120 A. Klongluang Pathumthani
Tel.: +662 102 4846
Fax: +669 6884 1321

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industry, Rehm is a technological and innovative leader in the state-of-the-art, cost-effective manufacturing of electronic assemblies. As a globally active manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation and vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customised systems, we have a presence in all key growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, are able to implement innovative production solutions that set new standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Frank Heiler
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-6-96060
E-Mail: f.heiler@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Networked tube bending and time benefits in shipbuilding

The transfluid software improves mobile processes and high-performance bending machine for large tubes offer up to 60% time savings

Networked tube bending and time benefits in shipbuilding

heaper and faster bending of large tubes with the ‚t bend‘ tube bending technology from transfluid. (Source: transfluid)

Digital solutions are required by the international shipbuilding and off-shore industry for efficient planning of their resources and processes. To support that, the high-tech machine manufacturer transfluid combine their bending technologies for large diameter tubes with online networking aimed at practical applications, as with the „t project“ software calculating beforehand the exact orientation of the flanges, when bending straight tubes with welded flanges. Mobile measuring tools acquire data on-site, for instance in order to measure template tubes accurately. In addition to that, transfluid offers the option of tube end-forming processes with the rotary tube forming UMR „t form“ machine. For instance, it is possible to introduce flared flanges economically and subsequently bend the tube.

Bending tubes with a diameter of up to 400mm faster – SMM 2018: Hall B2.EG/Stand 324
„Saving time and money are aspects that we make possible for this industry, when it comes to tube processing“, says transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH director Stefanie Flaeper. „Our „t bend“ CNC bending machine has replaced the need to weld bends onto large tubes a long time ago, as it lowers the production costs.“ In addition to that, the bending systems save up to 60% of the production time for tubes with a diameter up to 400mm. The fast setting-up of the machine, at times in less than 10 minutes, also plays a crucial role. Equipped with a fully automated CNC control system, the transfluid units can process tubes with thin and thick walls and made of any material, even with radii of 1.5 x tube diameter or more. These tight bending radii are achieved with unrivalled minimal thinning of the tube walls. This leads to benefits also in terms of space on board the ship.

Better bending of tubes with flanges with the transfluid software
It is possible to achieve much simpler and much cheaper tube processing, when the flanges are welded onto the straight tube beforehand, because the welding process is considerably faster at that stage. With the internal connection to the CAD programs, the „t project“ bending software can process the isometrics immediately. Flanges can be chosen from a database and integrated in the isometrics, also in terms of bending technology. „With the directional bending of the flanged tubes our solution is able to improve the flexibility of the manufacturing. The processes clearly become simpler“, explains Stefanie Flaeper.

„t project“ for mobile use on board
The tablet version of the „t project Draft“ software offers greater freedom for on-site practical applications. It allows the user to acquire data with a very light, portable measuring system. It is thus possible to collect data, for instance for connector tubes, both the geometries of the process, as well as the flanges and the position of the flanges. Time savings are particularly significant for this aspect. The process of measuring on board only requires a few minutes, even for more complex tubes with flanges. All the data is acquired digitally, documented and the data can be transferred online and be available to the technical office, as well as the bending machine. Once a tube-part has been completed, it can be measured once again, in order to guarantee a smooth installation. And here is an additional time benefit: whilst tubes are processed with the measurement data that was provided, further measurements can be taken on board.

Effective forming of tube ends
A key aspect of tube processing in the shipbuilding industry is the forming of tube ends, like the forming of flared flanges on the tubes. With the rolling UMR „t form“ machine it is possible to shape tubes with diameters up to 325mm. Almost tool-independent, it uses a controlled shaping cone, which can be programmed freely during the task. Another interesting shaping option is the cylindrical expansion of tube ends, in order to connect two tubes. The transfluid solution to this challenge is suitable for tubes with a nominal size up to 250. The traditional practice in shipbuilding of welding with two seams on each connection sleeve for large nominal sizes is now redundant.
transfluid will be SMM 2018, hall B2.3G, stand 324, to present its high-tech solutions for the processing of tubes in shipbuilding.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

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.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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