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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.

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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.

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 to improve Blaubeuren business centre

Rehm Thermal Systems continues to invest in its headquarters in Blaubeuren: Investment in personnel and systems will go ahead thanks to continually good business performance and positive future prospects.

Rehm to improve Blaubeuren business centre

Rehm Thermal Systems continues to invest in its headquarters in Blaubeuren: Investment in personnel and systems will go ahead thanks to continually good business performance and positive future prospects. In the last five years alone, the number of permanent employees has increased from 206 to 302. „With all these new positions, space is becoming scarce. This expansion is absolutely necessary for us to be able to continue delivering our machines and systems to our customers on time“, according to the Managing Director, Johannes Rehm.

Rehm“s new administrative and development centre will be a four-storey extension and have a height of 17.45m, almost reaching the same height as the existing building. The new building will provide 1,520m2 of office space and a development centre. There has also been recent investment in Rehm BlechTec. In addition to growing the team there, the range of machinery has also been extended with acquisitions including a powder-coating system. BlechTec also belongs to the Rehm Group and is located in the same area as Rehm Thermal Systems.

„Applicants from the surrounding area of Blaubeurer can find secure and attractive employment and training opportunities in an exciting and dynamic sector“, says Human Resources Manager, Joachim Erhard. The company is currently training 12 young people and we are socially involved in collaborative projects with local schools, kindergartens and sports clubs.

The likelihood that the indispensable circuit boards in mobile phones, cars or washing machines have been soldered, coated or dried by Rehm is very high indeed. The company is a leader in technology in the area of economical production of electronic components and benefits from the increasing demand from sectors such as consumer electronics, the automobile industry, medical engineering, or air and space travel.

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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Ultrasonic Sensors UPK – Different housing styles for flexibility

Ultrasonic Sensors UPK - Different housing styles for flexibility

WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH adds the UPK product line to its product range of ultrasonic sensors. The plastic or stainless steel housings are protected up to IP67 and feature a connector or cable output for flexibility. The sensors are quick and easy to install and are traditionally used for measuring levels or distances.

The different product styles measure distances from 40 mm – 300 mm, 60 mm – 800 mm or 80 mm – 1200 mm. The ultrasonic sensors can be used in temperatures from -20 °C to +70 °C and have a resolution of 2 mm regardless of the colour or the material of the object being measured. The results can be analysed via switching or analog output (4…20 mA / 0…10 V). The 4-pin connector output has the standard thread size of M12, the round, compact housing size M18. Includes two fitting fastening nuts and the plastic version also includes two washers.

The corrosion-resistant sensors by WayCon are used in the food, pulp, textile, paint or pharmaceuticals industry. Other possible applications are chemical equipment constructions and sewage treatment.

WayConPositionsmesstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution: from high-quality sensors from the standard range to customer-specific solutions, from prototype to series production – for the most varied applications in industry and research. The products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

Company-Contact
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: 089-67-9713-0
E-Mail: info@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

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Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: +49 89 679713-0
E-Mail: presse@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

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Ready for the next generation: Rehm Goes Industry 4.0

An innovative concept with worldwide Augmented Reality Support should make maintenance, documentation and on-the-job-training easier.

Ready for the next generation: Rehm Goes Industry 4.0

Rehm is always at the forefront when it comes to setting new standards in the field of thermal system solutions. Rehm Thermal Systems is also among the leading innovators in plant engineering who are addressing the issue of Industry 4.0. An innovative concept with worldwide Augmented Reality Support should make maintenance, documentation and on-the-job-training easier from now on. The advantages are obvious: reduced travel costs, availability anywhere in the world and shorter response times are just some of the highlights offered by the ViCI.

ViCI stands for Virtual Communication Interface and is intended as a portal for maintenance support in modern electronics production. The innovative portal solution offers concrete support with the help of smart glasses, guided maintenance scenarios on tablet or smartphone as well as a comprehensive and expandable knowledge base.

The three pillars of the ViCI in detail:
The Documents area includes a library with all the relevant documents needed for operation and maintenance of our systems. These include the system documentation, circuit diagrams as well as the operating and maintenance instructions.
The Instruction area includes training course content and step-by-step instructions which can be projected directly into the given tasks with the help of smart glasses. The end user is trained in his specific field, directly on the system using the available scenarios – at the precise point in time when the exact knowledge is required. In addition to scenarios for the smart glasses, videos for other devices such as tablet, smartphone or PC are available.
If the help of a service technician is necessary for service and maintenance tasks or troubleshooting, Support is available quickly and easily using smart glasses. To diagnose a problem, the operator on site and the service technician look at the system at the same time. The service technician then guides the operator easily and efficiently through the process, he can also send documentation to the glasses to help or make markings in the operator“s field of vision. Clear advantage: This allows them to solve the task together, spontaneously and in a very short time, no matter where they are.

The bottom line is that ViCI helps to reduce machine downtimes and costly service visits and thus ensures maximum system availability at all times. Scheduled maintenance visits and spares management also ensure that production is working to full capacity. Critical areas of the plant can be continuously monitored and activity reports of maintenance work to be carried out displayed.

The ViCI is currently being tested and developed in collaboration with pilot customers. Together with our cooperation partner artiso GmbH, we will be showing an initial demo version with live hook-up to one of these pilot customers at the Rehm Technology Days on October 10 and 11, 2018 in Blaubeuren.

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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Rehm presents top-class thermal system solutions in Nuremberg

In a area of around 350 square metres, Rehm, the thermal system solutions specialist, presented highlights from its product range at this year’s SMT in Nuremberg.

Rehm presents top-class thermal system solutions in Nuremberg

In a area of around 350 square metres, Rehm, the thermal system solutions specialist, presented highlights from its product range at this year’s SMT in Nuremberg. The feedback from trade visitors was clear: the solutions – tailored precisely to customer needs throughout the entire process chain – ensure a clear competitive edge when it comes to the modern and economic production of electronic assemblies.

„Once again, the complex discussions we had with many qualified contacts were very positive this year. In addition, our new ViCI (Virtual Communication Interface) sparked a great deal of interest. The innovative portal solution offers concrete support with the help of data glasses, guided maintenance scenarios on tablet or smartphone as well as a comprehensive and expandable knowledge base. This is a great help with the busy daily production routine and underlines our claim as a system provider for different processes,“ says Managing Director Johannes Rehm.

Rehm’s other trade fair exhibits also provided suitable answers for reliable and stable electronics production. For example, there was an increased demand for the Securo systems, which are used for the cold and warm function testing of sensitive electronics under extreme temperatures. Protecto coating systems, which protect sensitive electronic assemblies against damage, were likewise in high demand. Long-established systems such as VisionXP+ for reflow convection soldering with or without a vacuum have also been further improved and equipped with even more efficient EC fan motors. VisionXC achieves high quality in assembly production, even at low throughput, while the condensation soldering system, CondensoXC, has a compact structure and is high performing thanks to the innovative processing chamber. The contact soldering system Nexus with vacuum is ideal for pore- and flux-free soldering at up to 450°C free with a variety of process gases.

With the ViCON software, Rehm has developed an innovative solution for easy operation of the VisionX series and best traceability. For example, the software can log all values that are changed, or collect and statistically evaluate alarms to avoid errors and optimise machine settings.

Many guests visited the SMT to engage in an intensive exchange of technical information and to learn about the market and innovations. The exhibition also provided an opportunity to gather information for future product developments based on customer needs.

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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Rehm presents product highlights at Bangkok“s NEPCON

This year, Rehm is showing the highlights from its product portfolio at the NEPCON trade fair in Bangkok.

Rehm presents product highlights at Bangkok"s NEPCON

The strong economic growth of Asian countries brings with it an increasing demand from plenty of industries, including the automotive, consumer electronics, medical technology and automation sectors. The market for the electronics and semiconductor industry is developing at a brisk pace. It“s therefore a given that Rehm will be showing the highlights from its extensive product portfolio at the NEPCON trade fair in Bangkok this year.

Those who are interested can come on site to learn more about the extensive range of services and numerous advantages that the solutions provide. After all, they set standards in terms of efficiency when it comes to producing electronic components.

„As far as demonstrating Rehm“s thermal system solutions to an expert audience on site is concerned, NEPCON is the ideal trade fair“, says Johnson Ma, General Manager Rehm China. Highlights such as VisionXC with ViCON software will be on display. The compactness of the VisionXC, which brings together all important technological features in the smallest of space, is impressive. It also has ViCON software with new features and a modern user interface. For example, ViCON can log all values that are changed, or collect and statistically evaluate alarms to avoid errors and optimise machine settings. The new operating software recently received the VISION AWARD. An independent jury of renowned industry experts and readers of SMT China Surface Mount Technology selected Rehm’s products from the numerous submissions, since they point the way forward for the industry.

As always, visitors to Rehm can also experience the latest plant technology, innovative software solutions and competent process consulting in a live setting.

A stated goal of the technology and innovation leader is to serve customers quickly and offer excellent on-site service. With its own subsidiary in Thailand, Rehm is keeping this promise. In addition, in-house production in China makes for close customer proximity and guarantees that Asian customers are supplied in a quick and reliable manner.

Nepcon Thailand will be held over four days from Wednesday, 20 June to Saturday, 23 June 2018 in Bangkok. Rehm will have its own booth in Hall 98, Stand 8B11.

Having 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 are present in all key growth markets as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, allowing us 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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Pump Stability, Smaller Footprint Designed into New ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C

Pump Stability, Smaller Footprint Designed into New ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C

For more information: http://www.circorpt.com/documents/021706_mas-mac_alert_v1.2.pdf

(Radolfzell / Germany – May 16, 2018) – CIRCOR announced a new Allweiler centrifugal pump solution for engine room designers. A next-generation redesign of the ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C series now provides more vertical installation options for centrifugal pumps with axial inlets in marine and general service applications.

The ALLMARINE MA-S with spacer coupling and the MA-C, a closed coupled version, not only consume a smaller footprint but also offer a unique foot design to help assure stability of the pump in heavy seagoing conditions. A shorter, lighter design modifies the suction flange with integrated fixing holes for pedestal mounting of the foot to the ship foundation.

This configuration promotes pump uptime and reduces wear on the bearings and shaft seal by redistributing pipe load forces through the foundation instead of into the pump aggregate. It also helps avoid damages at the impeller and casing.

„The MA-S is designed for maintenance ease and speed and engineered for minimal maintenance needs, while the MA-C is intended for customers facing significant space restrictions or with no need of the spacer coupling,“ said Kapil Rai, Vice President, CIRCOR Industrial Pumps, EMEA&A. „Each solution design has been tailored to expressed marketplace needs.“

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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30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Tube processing machines – from a two-man business to a world leader

30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Managing directors Ludger Bludau (l) and Gerd Nöker (r) founded transfluid in 1988. (Source: transfluid)

When people think about 1st April they mostly think about spectacular stories that ultimately turn out to be a joke. That is not the case for Gerd Nöker and Ludger Bludau. They both remember how the history of their company also started on a 1st April and now, 30 years later, the success it enjoys is greater than ever. The story is about transfluid: established in 1998 in Schmallenberg in Sauerland as a two-man business, the current GmbH is now a sought-after international partner providing solutions for machines to bend and process tubes. Since 2013 it is also a world market leader in CNC-controlled rolling tube forming. There is very little now to remind us of those humble beginnings, when there was just 125m2 available. But there is one aspect that transfluid has remained true to for the past three decades: its commitment to progress in tube processing for the benefit of its customers.

Always one step ahead
When you walk through transfluid“s production halls in 2018 you will see fully automated production units and robots, working efficiently and accurately as bending and end forming systems. „When we started out in 1988 the internet was not playing a role yet and I am sure that nobody could have predicted how digitalization would revolutionize whole industry sectors on such a massive scale and in the shortest of time – including tube processing, of course“, says business co-founder Gerd Nöker. In spite of that, the first development that transfluid – still Nöker & Bludau oHG at the time – launched on the global market was a small sensation. This was, after all, the first manual tube bending machine for small tubes, up to 16mm diameter; the t bend MB 642 is the unparalleled top seller and it is still requested from all over the world for on-site jobs.

The solution for tubes
There are now more than 12,000 machines in circulation globally, shaping tubes according to the concept of Bestform. transfluid is „the solution for tubes“, whether it is end forming, bending, cutting or connecting of the machines to an automatic cell. With their traditional technical creativity, the experts are, of course, also developing fully-automated solutions, including customized solutions to meet their customers“ individual requirements. The client base comes from a number of sectors: the plant and machine construction sector is represented just as strongly as the automotive and energy industries and shipbuilding, as well as many more. Ludger Bludau points out that „this is exactly what still makes our work so exciting after 30 years. We have the opportunity to grow again and again, together with our customers, thanks to the new challenges, and thus redefine the boundaries of what can be achieved in tube processing“. Greater efficiency, flexibility and optimized processes: transfluid offers all of this with its smart software, into which the experts have packed all their know-how. The comprehensive portfolio is completed with a wide choice of stock machines, offering fast delivery prompt support to deal with everyday challenges.

Strong team and entrepreneurial vision
A lot of room is needed for so many ideas and transfluid has created this over time. In 1991 the business found a new home at the current site in Schmallenberg. In addition to that, the business“ leadership has grown from two to five proud members. Benedikt Hümmler, Burkhard Tigges and Stefanie Flaeper have further strengthened the Bludau and Nöker founding duo. With their combined strengths and strategic vision, the leadership group of five keeps the business on the road to success, supported by a strong and committed team. It is noteworthy that there are 10 employees who have known the business since the beginning and are still working for transfluid.

Global market leadership leads to knowledge exchange
transfluid“s position as an international market leader through its technology was confirmed in 2013 in a special way. With the newly developed CNC-controlled incremental tube end forming, the business was added to and is still included in the „List of global market leaders“ of the South Westfalia Chamber of Commerce. Highly complex moulding geometries can now be achieved with the novel rolling process, such as end forming with very strict tolerances, groove structure with sharp edges and polished surfaces. This kind of forming are independent of special dies because they are adjustable. „We are of course proud of this recognition, as it is the result of intensive development work, into which a lot of our know-how has been poured“, says Stephanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. „However, it is also important for us to share this knowledge in the interest of advanced developments.“ Therefore, the company regularly invites other experts to exchange experiences and thoughts at its Innovation Days. The experts meet once a year in Sauerland, to learn about the latest developments and to discuss the challenges of tube processing together. One thing is always clear during these events: transfluid will continue to chart new routes over the next 30 years.

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