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Compact, fast, energy-efficient punching

FRIMO EcoCut Compact for proven quality

Compact, fast, energy-efficient punching

02 / 2018 – FRIMO presents the EcoCut punching machine for trimming large and highly complex plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests.

This unit has been specifically designed for trimming in ram direction, as well as many other punching directions, and is ideal for large series production thanks to its high efficiency. The product entry point is integrated directly into the lower table. The upper die is mobile and replaces the press ram.
Even though the EcoCut has already gained recognition for its compact design and low overall weight, FRIMO continues further development of this successful model. For example, the height of modern manufacturing facility production areas is constantly becoming lower. The new EcoCut provides the same capabilities without the tall main cylinder that was present on previous models. In its place, two shorter cylinders are positioned on the front of the unit within the housing. With its shorter design, this punching unit is suitable for lower ceilings, and is also considerably easier to move with a forklift.
The ergonomic infeed has been modified for the EcoCut Compact to include a swiveling matrix holder. The holder, which previously swiveled forward out of the machine towards the operator, now swings downwards for loading the instrument panel. Once this is complete, the holder swivels upwards 60°. This ensures that the punching process can be primarily achieved using the main hoist of the machine (ram trimming). Consequently, the number of sliders required for other punching units is minimized.
Thanks to the new swivel unit design with its rear-mounted axis, the vertical stroke of the upper die can be reduced from 1200 mm to 300 mm. This not only reduces cycle times, but also allows the use of a smaller hydraulic pump and smaller electric motor, reducing energy consumption. Using frequency inverters on the motor drives has also improved energy savings.
In the previous model, punching waste was automatically discharged to the back as standard, and when installed in certain positions, such as close to a wall, it could be modified to discharge to the left or right. On the new EcoCut Compact, however, automatic waste discharge is possible in all three directions without requiring modification. Automated machine loading and unloading, e.g. using robots or a linear handling system is also possible, as is linking multiple machines together. Thus, several punching units can be combined, or combined with other systems such as scoring units or other follow-up processes.

About FRIMO ( www.frimo.com)

Additional production and sales locations belong to the FRIMO Group, with more than 1,500 employees in Europe, Asia and America as well as numerous international representatives. The FRIMO Group was again distinguished for excellent service. FRIMO has received various SPE Awards, known as the „Oscars of the Plastic Industry“, 23 times. In 2014, FRIMO was distinguished with the JEC Innovation Award in Atlanta for the project „Street Shark“ ( www.street-shark.com). The work of the FRIMO Group for the plastics processing industries includes a broad range of technologies from polyurethane processing, flexible trimming, punching, pressing and forming, thermoforming, laminating, and edge folding, as well as joining and gluing. System solutions for large-series capable processing of fibre-reinforced plastics (composite technology) are also part of the business. For this purpose, FRIMO offers its customers tailored tools, machines, and production systems as individual or complete solutions from a single source.

Contact
FRIMO Group GmbH
Martina Schierholt
Hansaring 1
49504 Lotte
Phone: +49 (5404) 886-157
Fax: +49 (5404) 886-5157
E-Mail: schierholt.m@frimo.com
Url: http://www.frimo.com

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Tube 2018: The current trends in pipe forming technology?

Interview with Stefanie Flaeper, General Manager of transfluid

Tube 2018: The current trends in pipe forming technology?

Stefan Flaeper, General Manager transfluid (Source: transfluid)

What do the current trends in pipe forming and bending technology look like?
Basically, we assume that there’s a higher demand than ever before for more flexibility in processing pipes. This is because it is foreseeable that there will only be large-scale series in the future. Production needs to adjust to these circumstances. In principle, this also applies to developments in bending technology. The demand for more dynamic production of complete kits featuring diverse geometries and diameters continues to increase.

How is the general reception of software-controlled process optimisation with regard to industry 4.0?
Connectivity is in constant demand in the most diverse areas. However, not every customer desires complete networking. In particular, wherever data protection is involved. At transfluid, we are suitably prepared to implement the right connection and integration solutions. All controller adjustments have already been implemented with new control systems.

In which areas is robotics producing faster processes?
Robots are certainly not the fastest solution in automation. We offer high-performance, linear handling systems in this area. However, robots can be used with high flexibility for a variety of components. Wherever transferring previously bent parts to further processing steps is involved, robots are the best solution in terms of efficiency
Furthermore, the robot is sometimes can also become a bending machine , which makes it outstanding for implementing complex geometries. And as a robot bender, it’s an extremely efficient and effective solution for processing long pipes with small pipe diameters. Of course, it is also capable of assuming handling tasks as well. Programming takes place according to XYZ coordinates, and CAD is able to be imported.

How sensible is it to retrofit older pipe processing machine to make them suitable for 4.0?
Old bending machines are essentially able to be converted if they feature new controller components and these permit connection and controlling of processes. This is a basic requirement. Conversion of old systems to this standard is very questionable, and it depends completely on the individual case. If an older system only completes a rudimentary task in the process, an upgrade may be sufficient. In any case, and regardless of suitability for industry 4.0, new systems enable faster, better, and more economical processes. Plus, this is much more sustainable.

What does a sustainable machine application involve, and what needs to be considered especially during maintenance and upkeep?
Of course, it is important that service is easy to complete, downtimes are avoided, and that a supply of replacement parts is available to the customer or manufacturer. The service intervals need to be recorded, displayed, and acknowledged. Preventative service activities, e.g. via maintenance contracts, and predictive maintenance enable the life span and processing ability of systems to be improved significantly. In particular, predictive maintenance is more and more interesting for our customers to ensure long-term production and long life for their machines. 2017 has already indicated this trend.

Next trade fair: Tube 2018, transfluid in Hall 5 on Stand G34

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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

Engineering

Improve Mean Time to Repair with Maintenance-in-Place-Solution from Allweiler

OptiFi(TM) pump to make maintenance faster, less frequent, simpler than ever

Improve Mean Time to Repair with Maintenance-in-Place-Solution from Allweiler

With OptiFix, inspections, part replacement and maintenance are carried out safely and quickly.

Radolfzell, Germany (February 19, 2018) – OEMs and specifiers of industrial wastewater treatment applications have a new choice of progressing cavity pumps with Allweiler GmbH“s OptiFix(TM). The pump from CIRCOR Pumping Technologies (CPT) can be disassembled in five steps, and eliminates the need to dismantle it from piping to change the rotor, stator, joints or shaft seal.

„Every unproductive second of maintenance, repair or upgrading of a progressing cavity pump counts toward total cost of ownership,“ said Jens Ebinghaus, CPT senior vice president and general manager, EMEA&I. „That is why we engineered a specially designed dismounting device providing the capability to remove the rotor and stator with the discharge and suction casings in place.“

Designed to deliver superior speed and efficiency, OptiFix’s easy exchange design is optimized for safe and streamlined inspections, parts removal and service operations. „In wastewater treatment service, OptiFix can reduce mean time to repair intervals by as much as 85 percent and boost pump service life by up to 500 percent when combined with CIRCOR’s patented ALLDUR stator solution“, Ebinghaus said.

In addition to the easy disassembly and reassembly process, other OptiFix features include:
– Leak resistant ATLS-T1V sensor to detect dry-running conditions before they do damage
– A patented zero play stub shaft connection
– Optimized heat transition from the stator elastomer to the sensor sleeve
– High quality joint construction
– Availability in multiple rotor-stator geometry choices and sizes for application-specific configurations to accommodate needs for:
o Low flow velocity/NPSH
o Volumetric efficiency
o Gentle conveyance of compacted products or large suspended solids
o Compact footprint even with high flow rates

About CIRCOR Pumping Technologies
CIRCOR Pumping Technologies, a business of CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR), is a global leader in critical fluid handling and transfer solutions for the commercial marine, defense, oil & gas, power generation and industrial markets. Additionally, CIRCOR provides lubrication management equipment and services through the company“s Reliability Services business. With the broadest portfolio of pumping technologies and products, along with manufacturing, engineering, sales and technical support centers around the world, CIRCOR helps customers solve their toughest business challenges wherever they are located. CIRCOR Pumping Technologies solutions provide the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and longevity with the lowest total cost of ownership through trusted product brands Allweiler®, Clarus®, COT-PURITECH(SM), Houttuin(TM), Imo®, LSC®, Lubritech®, Rosscor®, Sicelub®, Tushaco®, Warren® and Zenith®.

Company-Contact
Allweiler GmbH
Gunter Connert
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 86-542
Fax: +49 (0)7732 86-99542
E-Mail: gunter.connert@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

Engineering

Flexible production cell featuring bending robots

transfluid develops an efficient bending system for short and long pipes

Flexible production cell featuring bending robots

The bending robots are able to bend short and long tubes equally effectively. (Source: transfluid)

When the requirements are complex, a solution is required that provides dynamic and diverse results. And sometimes, this can also lead to several results, like in the case of transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH’s current project. In this case, the special developed automation system bends 6 m long pipes with small diameters at a consistently high speed. Simultaneously, the transfluid production unit is capable of producing shorter pipelines of 500 mm featuring diverse bending geometry in large quantities. Handling the coated pipes during the process is also demanding. Because of the sensitive surfaces, special care and treatment are required during processing.

Chain conveyor and clever encoding
To ensure that production can be implemented safely, quickly, and thoroughly, transfluid has equipped two robots that are used as bending machines with different magazines. One magazine is a so-called „chain conveyor“. It guides long pipes to the bending robot. According to the markings placed on the pipes by the encoding beforehand, the robots are able to detect which geometries need to be produced. In this case, they are capable of bending a long pipe from one side to the centre. Following processing, the workpiece is placed on a slide.
The bending cell also possesses a separate step conveyor. This feeds in short pipe lengths, including two different pipes if this is required. Depending on the case at hand, each robot processes a different geometry or pipes with another diameter. This enables a large series of short components to be processed efficiently at the same time.. Long components can be processed just as effectively.

For high versatility
„An additional challenge for the development of our solution was that all the pipes have previously end formed ends on both sides or they already have cutting rings mounted ,“ explains Stefanie Flaeper, General Manager at transfluid. „With robot technology, bending geometry may be started at an extremely short distance from the bend on both previously mounted ends. And the process, i.e. preparing the ends first and then bending, is able to be implemented consistently for any pipe with this bending technique.“
This makes prior processing of the ends significantly cheaper and faster . Because of this process, there are no geometric limitations, and the pipe canbe sealed beforehand with caps. This makes it immediately available for use after bending.

Data file for bending directly from the CAD system
In addition to flexibility, an additional strength of the automation system offers another advantage that cannot be underestimated: The robots do not need to be programmed. As with any conventional bending machine, the necessary data may be loaded into the bending robots with a data file directly from the CAD system and transformed into a bending geometry. This makes the psychological barrier raised by programming a thing of the past. The systems are also able to be linked online with all relevant measurement systems.
To learn more about how to make pipe machining faster and more commercially effective, visit transfluid at the Tube 2018 trade fair in Hall 5 at Booth G34.

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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

Engineering

Global Truck Drum Brake Market Status and Prospect, Forecast 2018 to 2026

Global Truck Drum Brake Market Status and Prospect, Forecast 2018 to 2026

A drum brake system consists of brake shoes, hydraulic wheel cylinders, and a brake drum. When brake pedal is applied the two curved brake shoes are forced by hydraulic wheel cylinders against the inner surface of rotating brake drum. This contact produces friction which slows down or stops the vehicle.

Major factors driving growth of the global truck drum brake market are rising number of freight transportation services by vendors across the world coupled with characteristics such as larger friction surface and high wear resistance. In addition, truck transportation incurs low cost compared to air and ship transport. Furthermore, drum brakes have low chances of brake failure owing to self-adjustment of break shoe, I.E when the brake lining starts to wear the adjusting mechanism automatically reacts by adjusting rest position of the shoes so that they are closer to the drum. All these factors are expected to boost demand for drum brakes which are expected to drive growth of the global truck drum brake market during the forecast period.

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Major factor hampering growth of the global truck drum brake market is incidences of brake fade. In addition, availability of different braking systems is further hampering growth of the global truck drum brake market.
Changing preference from traditional drum brakes to electrical drum brakes coupled with eco-friction brakes are expected to have a positive impact on growth of the global truck drum brake market.
The global truck drum brake market is segmented on the basis of brake type, and region.

North America dominates the global truck drum brake market in terms of revenue and is expected to register a CAGR of X.X% during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to presence of major manufacturers in this region. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to rising construction activities leading to increasing demand for trucks, thereby boosting demand for drum brakes.

Key players in the global truck drum brake market are ZF Friedrichshafen, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Akebono Brake Industry, Chassis Brakes International, Continental AG, Nissin Kogyo, Brembo S.p.A., Federal-Mogul Corporation Mando, EBC Brakes, and Knorr-Bremse AG.

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Premiere at TUBE: AMBA boosts throughput by a factor of ten

Unique in the world: All-in-one machines for efficient manufacturing of tubes of complex shapes

Premiere at TUBE:  AMBA boosts throughput by a factor of ten

A shaft for a car seat, manufactured in a single continuous cycle

At TUBE 2018, Aachener Maschinenbau GmbH (AMBA) is going to present its new all-in-one machines for the production of cold-formed tubes. These machines are the first in the world to produce tubes with varying cross-sections in just one continuous cycle. The first tube manufacturer to use one of these machines has been able to increase the production rate by a factor of ten, while significantly reducing the costs of production.

Tubes with varying cross-sections along their length are traditionally produced by hot working and subsequent machining. This is a rather lengthy process, last but not least due to the great handling effort involved in the frequent re-clamping of the work pieces.

Now AMBA has taken the all-in-one principle known from the manufacture of long bolts to a new production plant for shafts used in car seats. The entire seven-stage cold-forming process, finish rolling and marking are performed fully automatically by one single machine. The tubes leave the machine ready to be installed, requiring no additional machining. Manfred Houben, one of the two Managing Directors of AMBA, is committed to keeping the costs of production down for his customers: „With our machines, our customers can boost the productivity of their operations. All process steps, from the automatic feeding of the input stock out of a high-capacity storage system down to the finished tube ready to be installed, are automated. This not only dramatically reduces human resource requirements. Compared to machining, cold-forming processes also entail much lower tooling costs and eliminate metal chip scrap.“

Apart from these advantages, cold-formed tubes feature better tensile strength properties than hot-formed ones, and the finished tube has a consistent wall thickness over its entire length, even at the transitions between different cross-sections.

Albeit their thinner walls, cold-formed tubes made on the all-in-one machine are generally having the same mechanical properties as a thicker-walled hot-formed tubes. This means lower material costs and lower component weight.

AMBA“s all-in-one machines can make tubes with diameters of up to 50 mm.

Baptism of Fire: Shafts for car seats

In its very first application, the all-in-one machine for tubes makes shafts for car seats. Over their length, these shafts feature six sections of three different diameters. In the past, these shafts were made by a hydraulic forming process followed by machining. With the new all-in-one machine, the manufacturer has been producing at a rate of some 35 pieces per minute, which is more than ten times the throughput achieved before. The machine has definitely passed its field test: In 2017, it produced more than one million tubes for the automotive industry, with manufacturing tolerances of +/- 0.05 mm.

AMBA at TUBE/WIRE 2018:
Düsseldorf, Germany, 16 – 20 April 2018
Hall 15 / C36

About AMBA

Aachener Maschinenbau GmbH – generally referred to as „AMBA“ – was founded in 1908, at a time when Aachen was worldwide famous for its high-quality needle production. The company has evolved into an internationally renowned builder of machines used to make cold-formed metal components.

Today AMBA specializes in machines for the production of long parts with varying cross-sections, for example, bolts between 60 and 2,500 mm long, tubes and spokes.

With its all-in-one design, AMBA is worldwide the only manufacturer of machines capable of producing such long and complex parts within one single machine. All process steps, from the input stock – wire or tube blanks – all the way down to the finished, packaged product, are handled by one machine, which is unique in the industry.

At its current headquarters in Alsdorf near Aachen, AMBA employs 49 people in its development and design departments, in the workshops and in after-sales service.

Company-Contact
AMBA Aachener Maschinenbau GmH
Manfred Houben
Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 17-19
52477 Alsdorf / Germany
Phone: +49.2404.551289-0
Fax: +49.2404.551289-10
E-Mail: houben@amba.de
Url: http://www.amba.de

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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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SOLVARO supplies perfect-fit ventilation grilles for Valtra tractors

Visually seamless transition between metal and plastic

SOLVARO supplies perfect-fit ventilation grilles for Valtra tractors

SOLVARO’s work on developing the grilles for the Valtra resulted in a reduction in tool costs.

SOLVARO, the Kirchheim-based specialist for metal components, is supplying ventilation grilles for Valtra tractors that are such a precise fit that there is a visually seamless transition between the metal and plastic. The look, which has gone on to win multiple awards, was made possible by close cooperation between the two companies“ development teams, which also allowed substantial savings to be made with regard to the deep-drawing tools used in production.

Tool-based savings
The work on developing the ventilation grilles for the Valtra A104 resulted in a reduction in tool costs. The bonnet features three sections made of perforated metal. A key aspect of the tractor“s design concept is the striking combination of plastic and metal, with the deep-drawn parts visually merging with one another seamlessly. Initially, two reinforcements were planned for the secure and perfect-fit installation of the ventilation grilles. This would have called for at least two adjustable tools for production – and therefore high tool costs. During development, SOLVARO was able to demonstrate that a solution with just a single reinforcement perfectly maintained the visual line, thereby resulting in substantial savings.

Both attractive and airy
Apart from realising a cool look, the primary requirement made of ventilation grilles is that they cool engines sufficiently. In the case of the Valtra A104, it is hexagonal perforation that allows for sufficient ventilation. The honeycomb-like hexagonal perforation is characterised in particular by good material stability coupled with a high level of air passage. The parts with 2-2.5 staggered hexagonal perforation and an open area of 64% feature deep-drawn sections, are cut using a 3D laser, and come EDP- and powder-coated and ready for assembly.

SOLVARO – Manufacturer of individual industrial plate components
SOLVARO’s expert team from engineering, development and production listens to its customers. The result of this collaboration, coupled with a wide range of production technologies, is individual and innovative components. These may be used in agricultural and construction machinery, buses and server cabinets, for example.

Contact
SOLVARO GmbH
Nicole Landeck
Turmstraße 3
73230 Kirchheim unter Teck
Phone: +49 7021 8048-102
Fax: +49 7021 8048-199
E-Mail: nicole.landeck@solvaro.com
Url: http://www.solvaro.com

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Trelleborg’s Seals-Shop Becomes More Accessible to its European Users

Trelleborg

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has increased the number of languages its Seals-Shop is available in to five. In addition to English and German users, French, Italian and Spanish speakers can now experience all the features of the Seal-Shop, including offers and news.

Florent Guillomeau, General Manager of the Seals-Shop, says: „Our offering is constantly being improved to meet our priorities in terms of service and quality for our customers. In addition to introducing new languages, further functions will be added to the Seals-Shop in the upcoming months. One of these will be the ability to order out of stock products with an estimated delivery time; a particularly important function for B2B transactions in the sealing industry. We’ve had a very positive first trading year and are optimistic about the future.“

Trelleborg’s Seals-Shop.com is an e-commerce platform for hydraulic and pneumatic seals, focusing primarily on the aftermarket, as well as on smaller original equipment manufacturers and research and development organizations across Europe.

Currently Seals-Shop offers over 10,000 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions products for dispatch Europe-wide within a couple of days. This includes a wide range of standard seals such as O-Rings and Quad-Rings®, rod and piston seals, as well as other sealing products primarily for hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment and applications including scrapers, rotary and static seals.

For more information and to use the Seals-Shop, visit https://www.seals-shop.com.

Seals-Shop.com is a state-of-the-art online platform for the purchase of seals, operating out of Stuttgart, Germany. The international team is made up of customer service professionals who are passionate about polymers and elastomers. The company’s central location allows to deliver anywhere in EU within days – in accordance with Seals-Shop motto: Quality. Availability. Speed.

Contact
Seals-Shop GmbH
Amaya H. Ruiz
Handwerkstr. 5-7
70565 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 7864 8879
E-Mail: support@seals-shop.com
Url: https://www.seals-shop.com

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Produce efficiently with ViCON

Rehm introduced innovative software at „productronica“

Produce efficiently with ViCON

ViCON software user interface and ViCON App

Digitisation, networking and big data are megatrends in the electronics industry, to which electronics manufacturers today should react quickly and with flexibility. Huge data volumes have to be managed and archived for the long term. At the same time, demands on performance are increasing. Rehm has developed a smart system software with the new ViCON that not only provides the best possible control of the VisionX series, but also increases machine uptime and efficiency with numerous analysis tools.

„As the volume of data in modern industrial plants increases, so too do the demands on machine control in today’s digital transformation. We presented our new software to an international expert audience at this year“s „productronica“. The visitors were particularly impressed by the new tools that make everyday production easier. This shows that we as an industry leader and global player are in tune with the times with ViCON and are implementing new trends ready for series production,“ says Johannes Rehm, Managing Director of Rehm Thermal Systems.

Keep the line running – a good basis counts
Rehm has achieved a small milestone in the development of modern operating concepts with the new software. ViCON stands out with a clearly structured interface design and intuitive touch control. All messages, commands and parameters are visible at a glance in the main screen with machine view. With numerous features, for example, a favourites bar that can be freely added, the unique grouping of parameters or the individual process monitoring and documentation, ViCON offers the operator optimum support for all manufacturing processes. Access rights, views and favourites are tailored exactly to each user. The objective is to depict the system“s current operating status clearly so that the operator can react quickly to status and alarm messages. Only the relevant information is displayed, and a cluttered software interface is a thing of the past.

In addition to the basic software, Rehm is developing additional features to increase efficiency, including monitoring tools from ViCON Analytics range, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON App, which allows the operator to keep an eye on production in a mobile way.

ViCON Analytics: Greater transparency in the manufacture of electronics
What is happening in the reflow soldering system? What areas can be further improved? Where are the hidden potential savings? These questions can be answered quickly with ViCON Analytics. Special monitoring tools capture the plant“s data on quality, costs or performance and collate the results in clearly laid-out logs. This makes corresponding analyses possible and potential for improvement apparent.

ViCON Connect: Flexible operation – offline, online or on the system
Being able to access the machine from anywhere and at any time is essential these days. With remote access via ViCON Connect, the operator can retrieve machine data at any time, switch directly to the system, and monitor production conveniently at the workstation. This makes it possible, in conjunction with a cross-divisional system, to maintain an overview of the entire production – even worldwide!

Mobile retrieval of system data with the ViCON App
The App – developed especially for ViCON – allows mobile access to all the relevant system information via smartphone. Operating status and alarms are visible at first glance. The responsive design ensures optimum display on varied devices, thus offering a convenient overview – system-wide for IOS, Android and Windows. The ViCON App is not restricted to a specific system; instead it represents all Rehm systems that are installed during the production and which have been connected to the App.

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

Engineering

Between robust system engineering and „Mixed Reality“ visions

Rehm presented numerous highlights at the productronica 2017

Between robust system engineering and "Mixed Reality" visions

The Rehm Team at productronica 2017 in Munich

In which direction will the electronics manufacturing industry evolve in the future? The productronica provided answers to this question and insights into the latest trends in the world of the electronics industry from the 14th to 17th November 2017 at the Munich Exhibition Centre. 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their innovations at the world’s leading trade fair for electronics production and development. Rehm Thermal Systems was also present again at a redesigned exhibition stand with new concepts.

Quality „made in Swabia“ well received
In addition to system technology, the mechanical engineering company from Blaubeuren presented clever software solutions in order to optimally master the challenges of a „Smart Factory“ and to give a decisive impetus to the trend topics of digitisation, networking, big data and industry 4.0. The Rehm team looks back on a successful trade fair week and would like to thank all customers and partners for the interesting experience exchange! This positive response is also officially confirmed because, according to the final report of Messe München, 44,000 visitors from 85 countries came to Munich for the productronica 2017. This represents a growth of almost 20 percent compared to the previous event. The strongest growth in visitor numbers came from Taiwan and the USA, as well as from France and the Netherlands. In addition to Germany, the top countries visited were Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Russian Federation, the Czech Republic and Great Britain.

Diverse product portfolio for soldering and testing of sensitive electronics
The Rehm reflow convection soldering machines VisionXC and the VisionXP+ with optional vacuum continued to attract great interest amongst the visitors. For the VisionXP+, the team presented numerous further developments, including the advantages of the new EC fan motors, a more powerful cooling section and design optimisations. VisionXC was presented in a special ViCON edition. This complete solution offers robust system technology combined with high-quality equipment, as well as the new, modern ViCON software including the ViCON app for mobile system monitoring. The ideal package – whether you are starting out or a seasoned pro!

The focus was also on CondensoXC, a compact condensation soldering system for small batch sizes; Securo for reliable cold or warm function tests and Nexus as a completely new series for soldering with contact heat and vacuum for use in the production of power electronics.

Selective conformal coating and live demonstration at the exhibition stand
For the safe coating of sensitive electronics, Rehm presented two tried-and-tested systems. Firstly, ProtectoXP in a longboard model, with which sophisticated PCBs up to 1.5 m long can be coated with high precision and up to four applicators. The system also offers numerous new possibilities beyond the area of conformal coating – for example, for the application of 2-component materials as well as applications for compaction, encapsulation or heat dissipation. On site, visitors were able to see for themselves the flexibility of the system in a live coating. The new ProtectoXC was interesting for customers who wanted to enter the area of protective coating with lower investment costs and low throughput. The system combines precise coating while concentrating on the essentials: the perfect protection for electronics!

„ViCONnect You!“ – optimally networked with smart software
In line with the overwhelming trend of digitisation, networking and Big Data, Rehm developed the new ViCON software with touch user interface – an innovative solution for easy operation of the VisionX-Series. The software supports the user in production control, profiling, product management, data recording and monitoring. In addition, the software team presented a number of possibilities for increasing efficiency and improving machine availability, including the ViCON Analytics monitoring tool, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON app, which lets the operator keep an eye on production in a mobile way.

„Mixed Reality“ – See the world with different eyes through HoloLens
Additionally, there was another highlight for the visitors! Together with partner artiso solutions, the visitors were able to experience the reflow soldering process in a revolutionary 3D projection at the Rehm stand with a peek through the Microsoft HoloLens, which merges reality and virtual reality. A game or vision of the future? The experts on site have provided information on the various possible applications. In an interactive raffle, it was also possible to collect gold coin sweets – with a unique control system that works purely via gestures and voice commands.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our next events!

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

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