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Friday, 18 December 2020 12:14

"t cut" - Innovation and sustainability combined

he leading technology company transfluid from Schmallenberg has for many years been offering machines to cut tubes, in addition to machines to bend and form tubes. “There is always a cut before a bending and forming process, so it was a logical step for us to offer this option to our customers”, explains Stefanie Flaeper, Sales and Marketing Director. “The strong demand in this area has confirmed this and driven the development of our machine technology in this area.”

The sustainability starts with the technical equipment and includes the quality of the cuts. The robust build of the machines makes the tube cutting machines from transfluid durable and timeless. The cutting results are impressive, and the tubes can be used without further de-burring, depending on the requirements. Setting up the machine is easy, making it is quick to make the changes for different tube diameters. The performance is around 1,800 cuts/hour, depending on the length of the section and the diameter of the tube.

The transfluid t cut machines also have very efficient peripherals, which make it possible to process, for example, small numbers with a loading table or as bundles with automatic feeding and separation. Tube processing straight from a coil is also possible, of course. Very accurate straightening devices make sure that the tubes are perfectly straight.

The chipless orbital cutting unit RTO 628 from transfluid delivers clean cuts, is economical with resources and saves time for the following processes. © transfluidThe chipless orbital cutting unit RTO 628 from transfluid delivers clean cuts, is economical with resources and saves time for the following processes. © transfluid

The sorting of the tubes that have been cut can be done with different removal devices: they are grouped and removed at four or eight positions. If necessary, each individual tube can be labelled, to make sure that the tube is identified correctly at each stage of the process ahead. When very long tubes are used, which are longer than the magazine, it is possible to use automated nesting with these machines. This means that when the machine is fed enough length and number of pieces, the tubes are cut with the minimum amount of waste.

The cutting process is done with cutting blades with an orbital movement. Throughout the process, the tube is pulled in a controlled manner from both sides at the cutting position and pulled apart at the appropriate time. This means most of the cutting is done in with a rotating blade and the last few hundredths of millimetre of tube thickness are pulled apart while the blade is still operating. Both the pulling moment and the timing of the cut can be selected with great accuracy in the control system. The pull and tear method can be used either with electric or hydraulic drives. These specifications, which can be found in the RTO 628 from the transfluid t cut series, improve the cutting results for different materials and diameters in a significant manner.

This also means a shorter cycle time and a considerable benefit for the whole production: clean, efficient, accurate and fast.

This type of machines is often included in a production unit. This makes it possible to feed the tubes directly into a complete manufacturing process, including the fully automated forming and bending steps.

As stand-alone machine or as part of a production unit, the transfluid cutting machines can be equipped with Industry 4.0 and offer many properties that combine innovation and sustainability.

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transfluid t cut cutting machines. The features at a glance:

  • Cut tubes chipless and cleanly
  • Forming and bending can be done straight after the tube cutting
  • Depending on the tube cutting machine model it is possible to achieve an output of up to 1,800 tubes/hour
  • No loss of material between cuts
  • Cut optimization and reduction of waste
  • The blade cutting method of this special tube cutting machine delivers sharp edges and square cut sections with long-lasting rotating blades
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Monday, 31 August 2020 06:53

Digital Machine Acceptance

Machine acceptance at transfluid was transmitted to China via streaming

A client from the Chinese railway industry was recently on site at transfluid in Schmallenberg - digitalisation made it possible. With his new machine of type DB 642-CNC-VE, the client has opted for proven and ultra-modern transfluid quality, which will be used in China in the future. Due to the current corona situation, the client was unable to travel there. The experts from transfluid mastered this challenge digitally: The acceptance was carried out by transfluid employees and streamed to China. Subsequently, shipment was arranged (photo).

The CNC mandrel bending machine with fully-automatic control type DB 642-CNC-VE with 3 levels is equipped with a chain conveyor and loading handling. The automatic loading of tubes up to 3.000 mm and the manual loading of tubes up to 4.500 mm is possible without problems.

Due to the special situation, the machine acceptance was carried out digitally.Due to the special situation, the machine acceptance was carried out digitally.

The technology used by transfluid is state-of-the-art and enables smooth, efficient production processes. This has also convinced the Chinese client.

DMC and QR codes can be read automatically at the separator. This enables “chaotic production“ (i.e. pipes of different lengths but with the same diameter and wall thickness can be produced directly in sequence without any set-up process. Otherwise the collet and mandrel must be exchanged). The bent tubes are removed by hand.

“We are very pleased that our machines are used all over the world and across all industries and that we are thus making an important contribution to economic progress“, sums up Stefanie Flaeper (Managing Director Sales/Marketing transfluid).

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transfluid is a valued partner all over the world for the production of tube bending and tube processing machines. transfluid have been developing their customer-focused technologies for tube processing since 1988 and offers tailor-made solutions for the construction of plants and machines, for the automotive, energy and shipbuilding sectors and the manufacturing of medical equipment.

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transfluid, the engineering company from Schmallenberg, develops and produces machines to bend and process tubes. During a recent review of the product portfolio the company decided to make changes to its K series of machines. All the machines in this series can now be controlled easily with a touch panel and this opens up new possibilities, like displaying the comparison of target and actual values for all axes. Control of the tolerance of the length and the rotation means very little involvement by the operator during the manufacturing of tubes. The options have also been improved by the possibility of loading the bending data for individual products from a PC via a USB port.

The machines are extremely robust and easy to operate. A selection of setups is available, of course, to process tubes of different lengths, with an operational length from 1,500 mm to 3,000, 4,500 and up to 6,000 mm. “We have again improved the areas of excellence of our K series,” explains Stefanie Flaeper, Managing Director of Sales. “As an example, I want to mention the DK 642K bending machine with mandrel. Its specific area of application is hydraulics.”

All of transfluid’s K series machines are now equipped with touch panel controls that are easy to use and compatible with several different interfaces.All of transfluid’s K series machines are now equipped with touch panel controls that are easy to use and compatible with several different interfaces. © transfluid

The machines have special equipment available, like an integrated saw, a burring device, a tool for cutting ring pre-assembly or one for flaring. The area of excellence covers all standard diameters (from 6 to 42 mm) in hydraulics, as well as the processing of tubes with thin and thick walls. All compact bending machines with mandrel can bend up to 180˚. Radii of 1.5 or 2 times the diameter of the tube are common in this application and easy to achieve with these machines.

For the processing of tubes up to 76 mm transfluid offers its DB 2076K, capable of processing tubes with diameters of 6-76 mm and all the standard wall thicknesses and materials. To be able to obtain radii of 1.5 x D (tube diameter) of ideal quality with a bending procedure, this machine has a follower pressure die. It is operated hydraulically and supports the tubes during the bending process. This makes many applications possible, like construction of railings, tubing for installations and the production of systems for exhaust gasses.

transfluid offers the bending machine DB 2076k for tubes up to 76 mm. © transfluidtransfluid offers the bending machine DB 2076k for tubes up to 76 mm. © transfluid

transfluid’s K series is completed by the DB20101 bending machine with mandrel. An all-rounder that is particularly interesting for the constructions of pipelines, as the machine covers almost the whole range of tubes for installations. The different types of equipment available are the same as those for other types of machines. All materials can be processed and small radii can be manufactured without any problems.

In addition to this, all machines can be equipped with a programmable controlled mandrel withdrawal, mandrel lubrication device and wiper dies. These machines are extremely reliable for tube processing, thanks to their stable construction. For this reason and because of the many options, the transfluid K series offers solutions to different sectors with the most diverse applications. This optimization helps a lot with the reliability and the durability of the machines.

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transfluid is a valued partner all over the world for the production of tube bending and tube processing machines. transfluid have been developing their customer-focused technologies for tube processing since 1988 and offers tailor-made solutions for the construction of plants and machines, for the automotive, energy and shipbuilding sectors and the manufacturing of medical equipment.

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:27

"Bending with robots"

The simplest solution is still the best solution

Quality and tradition: the engineering company transfluid from Schmallenberg has been producing the so-called mobile bender for the past 30 years. This universal tube bending machine with strong results has a quality that will convince any user, in particular in the field of hydraulics tubing: this mobile bender can process tubes with diameters from 6 to 42 mm.

“What is special about our mobile bender is that it offers all the functions you need for hydraulics tubing and it only needs a very small production area, just one square meter”, explains Stefanie Flaeper, sales managing director.

Mobile tube bending machine from transfluid with integrated tube burring unit and cutting ring pre-assembly tool. © transfluidMobile tube bending machine from transfluid with integrated tube burring unit and cutting ring pre-assembly tool. © transfluid

The transfluid MB 642 mobile bending machine has a bending system and either a circular saw or a deburring unit can be added. Accessories for cutting ring pre-assembly and flaring complete the range of possibilities. All tubes that are used in hydraulics can be bent with this machine, like those with thin tube walls or pressure pipes with thick walls. For instance, it can also process tubes up to 42 mm and wall thickness up to 4 mm without any problems, or a 38x6 mm tube.

“With this machine you can produce extremely compact tube configurations. No other machine can achieve the same compact tube processing”, highlights Flaeper.
The bending radii are 2-2.5xD on average. Occasionally, a 3xD radius is achieved with tubes with thin walls. Another advantage is that the machine has a very compact bending head and that the tubes move in an empty space, so there are no collision points with the machine.

The bending angle adjustment on the transfluid MB 642 bending machine makes it possible to produce bends with precise bending angles. It is not necessary to have a straight area between the bends, which means the complete bending geometry can be extremely compact. These tubes do not have a swivelling range either, so that very long tubes too can be processed in very tight spaces without any problems. Everything is very compact, making the machine ideal for mobile use.

Simple and precise tube bending with the transfluid mobile bending machine. © transfluidSimple and precise tube bending with the transfluid mobile bending machine. © transfluid

Trimming and cutting can also be done directly on the machine. The burring unit can prepare the tubes for further processing. As such tubes are usually supplied with the corresponding connections, the mobile bending machine also has an integrated tool for cutting ring pre-assembly that can fit all the standard cutting rings on the market.

If it is necessary to use a flaring device instead of the cutting ring one, it is possible to switch them by hand with one single operation, making it possible to process the different types of connections without any problems. The simplicity of the transfluid bending machine is convincing. Using it requires no training.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH

transfluid is a valued partner all over the world for the production of tube bending and tube processing machines. transfluid have been developing their customer-focused technologies for tube processing since 1988 and offers tailor-made solutions for the construction of plants and machines, for the automotive, energy and shipbuilding sectors and the manufacturing of medical equipment.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:26

Robots as efficient tube bending machines

transfluid has a new generation of machines

Bending robot from transfluid with easier programming © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH Bending robot from transfluid with easier programming © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH

Robots have already been used for some time as efficient and flexible bending machines to process tubes. These systems are constantly developed further and improved. For the experienced engineers at transfluid this means first of all to make the software user-friendly, so it is possible to work in an efficient and professional way.

These bending systems from the high-tech engineering company can take isometrics data and generate bending data without separate programming of the robot system.

The next stage has been designed and improved

A tube is processed mid-air. © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH A tube is processed mid-air. © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH transfluid has now designed the next step in the development of its range of tube bending robots and improved it again. The online connection to CAD systems has always been possible, which reduces the set-up time a lot. Another important aspect is to simplify the software connection because of the robot programming capabilities of each customer.

The latest generation of machines can process isometrics data online. There are also positions stored in the control system, for where the piece is picked up and dropped off. In addition to this, it is also possible to retrieve the position for the necessary supports for long tubes. Because of this, a complete new complex bending geometry can be programmed and bent quickly, in max. 30 minutes. This including the set-up of the bending tools.

Synchronized and coded for clear identification

The transfluid bending cells with two robots bend long tubes at both ends. This way tubes can be supplied with forming, hoses or connection systems. The preparation and cleaning of the tubes becomes a lot easier. It is much better to process straight tubes, when the bending machine can bend at both ends. These benefits can be enjoyed both when bending with one or two robots.

With a set-up with two robots it is possible to process tubes of up to 6,000 mm without any problems. The two robots work in a synchronized way. Additional equipment like clamping or support devices also synchronize with the processing robot. The robots recognize the component with a code, generate the bending sequence and they can also choose between different radii and diameters. It is possible to work with a total of six different tube diameters or radii without having to change the dies.

Advanced processing, greater output

With the new developments and improvements from transfluid, a production cell with two robots can do more than bend a tube at both ends: each of the bending robots can also process different geometries. Both machines are working all the time and the system can be used efficiently and with a significantly higher output.

New from transfluid: Each robot can process different geometries in a manufacturing cell with two robots. © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH New from transfluid: Each robot can process different geometries in a manufacturing cell with two robots. © transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH

Bending and handling without costly programming

The latest generation of transfluid bending robots also offers safe handling: the grabbing coordinates on the tube for the pick-up from the magazine and for the dropping off can be retrieved from the pre-programmed parameters. This means that the user has to do almost no programming of the bending sequence or the handling steps. The machine simply refers to pre-loaded data.

Even tubes with long lengths, which are nearly impossible on conventional bending machines, can be processed without any problems, as the long sections will not cause any collision problems. This is possible, because the last bending is done on the “floating” tube, just before the drop off. The whole system is operated by a bending machine control unit. The benefit is that it is possible to work both with x, y and z coordinates, but also with lengths and bending angles, just like a standard bending machine.

Short learning curve and fast set-up

It is not necessary to have special knowledge of robot programming. In order to keep the set-up times as short as possible, the robots have pre-programmed tool settings, including axes for the set up position. This keeps the set-up time short for the operator. With the latest generation of bending robots transfluid has once again expanded the possibilities of tube processing and made it more efficient.

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In agriculture the production has gone from manual manufacturing to industrial production. What used to be processed with simple farm machinery is now at times highly automated and has to be done rationally. This does in fact apply to all areas of agriculture, from tractors to combine harvesters and driverless machines for many different applications, but also to the accessories, like the small pieces of equipment used in agriculture.

Mandrel bending machine DB 2060 CNC-SE © transfluidMandrel bending machine DB 2060 CNC-SE © transfluid

Efficient driving, lifting and motion with tubes bent the right way

transfluid, the specialist in tube processing machines and systems, has already been delivering its solution to this sector for many years. “The developments are very exciting and we are happy to continue to contribute to that”, says Stefanie Flaeper, Managing Director at transfluid. To show the capabilities, the company will be at Agritechnica in Hannover, Hall 16, Stand 03. “When we look at the tube processing for the manufacturing of agricultural machinery we see two key types: heavy tubes and profiles, that are often used in the construction of frames, and on the other hand the large hydraulics systems”, explains Stefanie Flaeper. Hydraulics is often the method used in agricultural machinery to drive, lift and move. transfluid offers a wide range of machines suitable for the processing of the tubes for this application. From a simple bending machine with mandrel, like the t bend DB 642K, for mobile use and small numbers of tubes, to the highly flexible CNC-controlled systems with short set-up time and able to bend clockwise and counterclockwise, like the t bend DB 630-CNC. Very fast processes and higher output are the results with these machines. The drives of the tube processing machines are particularly high-performing and can be either hydraulic or electric with brushless motors, depending on your preference. All the challenges are therefore met, whether it is small or large diameter tubes. Machines are available for extreme geometries, which can bend both clockwise and counterclokwise in one operation. These generally have an electric, brushless motor drive for large outputs.

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Better processes with different materials and geometries

It is often the case that with hydraulics tubes there is a great variety of geometries and small numbers of production pieces. In this case, materials and geometries are particularly challenging. Although standard materials are used, other materials with significantly greater strength are used to meet the specifications. For this reason, the machines must offer the right level of flexibility. In this production area it can make sense to have a manufacturing model that is based on one piece flow and chaotic, when tubes of different diameters are needed for a product. The stock levels can be reduced a lot and the tube is prepared completely before bending. “Our goal is to greatly simplify and optimize the production processes with our solutions. To do this, our machines will produce tubes that are completely ready for immediate use after the bending”, explains Stefanie Flaeper. The first step is the cutting, which the t cut range takes care of. The cleaning and automatic application of cutting rings and many different types of forming are also required. The forming and the cutting rings can be processed both ways in this case. The transfluid cleaning systems automatically deliver clean tubes. The experts are offering the complete processing of tubes and, if needed, also the right automations systems with t motion, for a completely automated production.

The t project software makes it possible to process isometrics directly from CAD. © transfluidThe t project software makes it possible to process isometrics directly from CAD. © transfluid

Prototyping and software for safe production from the very first tube

A key element for success in tube processing is prototyping. All transfluid machines can be operated manually to produce the first set of tubes. In addition to this, tools are available to measure the component, or even the whole set of components, in a flexible way and directly on the item and generate accurate digital data. The t project software makes it possible to process isometrics directly from CAD. Both the technical department and the machine operator can use a number of different interfaces to import data and run collision tests. “With our advanced software, even the very first tube is ready to be used in a manufacturing process”, highlights Ms. Flaeper. This way, transfluid offers tubes to the manufacturers of agrotechnical products, which are ready to be incorporated and produced in a way that is extremely close to the final manufacturing standards; they are necessary for a functioning and reliable hydraulics system. Come and speak to the transfluid experts, if you want to learn more about transfluid’s solutions for tubes. You will find them at Agritechnica in Hannover, 10th-16th November 2019.

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transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. transfluid has been developing its technologies for tube machining since 1988, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturers.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 08:00

transfluid presents at FABTECH 2019: hall D46577

A precise engine manifold with two blade cutting

A t bend system developed by transfluid enables the processing of tubes of up to 60 mm with a bending radius of 1 x D. Most of the tubes produced in this case have two or three bends, with the cut made straight after the last bend or between two bends. No additional follow-up cuts are required. The bending machine for this solution features a centre-line booster and three bending planes, plus the plane where the cutting tool is used.

© transfluid : The tubes are initially bended in sequence and then cut with blades.© transfluid : The tubes are initially bended in sequence and then cut with blades.

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transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. transfluid has been developing its technologies for tube machining since 1988, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturers.

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High-tech engineering company transfluid presents solutions for effective tubing and connection systems

The highly dynamic stress on hydraulics tubing and connections needs technology that delivers clean, robust and long-term tight results. The engineering company transfluid has been developing tube bending machines for the past 30 years to produce these results and the solutions for these demanding specifications are more and more advanced. They go from simple bending machines that bend directly on the equipment to CNC-controlled bending machines. Cutting ring pre-assembly machines are available for connections in hydraulics and also forming machines, to add DKOL and other soft sealing connections and hose fittings directly on the tube, as well as forming a single-piece tube fitting on the tube, with no chips.

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Strong mobile performance for on-site applications

Simple and effective techniques, little space required (sometimes just one m2) and great flexibility in the applications: transfluid has developed the latest generation of its classic mobile bending machine t bend MB 642 for bending directly on site. With this machine it is possible to bend tube up to 6m long on-site and the floor space needed by the machine does not change. This is because the rotating head can turn and reduces the working space needed to a minimum. With the compression bending technique the MB 642 can bend tubes with a diameter between 6-42mm and the operation is simple. The bending radius can be relatively tight in this case, between 2-2.5x the diameter of the tube and 3x with tube with very thin-walled tubes.

Extra equipment is available: internal and external deburring devices, saws and assembly devices for all the most common connection systems (flange and with cutting ring for thread cutting), as well as metal circular saws.

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Tight bending radius when using mandrels
For the manufacturing of tube geometries for individual pieces or small series with rotary draw bending, transfluid has developed its compact bending machines with mandrel. They are very flexible and can achieve a very tight bending radius even with tubes with thin walls when bending with a mandrel. This means that the t bend DB 2076K machine can work with tubes with a diameter of 20-76mm. If needed, it is possible to transfer data to the machine with a USB connection. The control system can store whole bending programs and the machine comes with an 8-angle pre-selection as standard. In this case too there is optional equipment, such as saws, burring devices, cutting ring for threads and flanges, to manufacture complete tubing systems for the individual needs.

Interfaces for small runs and a variety of geometries

As well as tubing and connections for hydraulic applications, there is more and more often the need to process CAD data from different programs or to manufacture complex tubing systems. transfluid makes this possible with CNC machines that perform strongly, are simple to use and completely automated. The tools can be exchanged quickly, making their use extremely flexible. Because of the price/performance ratios, they are ideal for small production runs and for applications with high geometry diversity. These bending machines work independent of the user and to the specifications of the individual project. This is possible thanks to the interfaces available to connect them with CAD and measuring machines.

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Digitally connected to the technical department and measuring systems

transfluid created its own software t project to improve the processes and the safety of the production. The two versions provide controlled tube manufacturing and connect the machines to CAD and measuring systems, BDE (Manufacturing Execution System) or ERP systems. They make the use of CNC-bending machines or also bending robots more flexible. For instance, it is possible to test bending sequences in advance, make sure that there are no collisions and execute them. Various additional modules contain the information for whole sequences, to have better control over the process and to manage the forming process data. The software also helps at the cutting stage, reducing any waste to the minimum.

Separate assembly machines for safe connections

In addition to its range of machines for bending techniques, transfluid also offers separate assembly machines for cutting ring or flange connections. They operate in an axial or rolling manner to deliver safe connections. For instance, the combination desk unit HA 642 makes it possible to have the die ring pre-assembly and the flanging of tubes with a 6-42mm diameter. The experts in tube manufacturing machines will present their variety of solutions for tubes at the Hannover Trade Fair 2019 in Hall 21, Stand H38.

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transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. transfluid has been developing its technologies for tube machining since 1988, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturers.
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Faster processing of tube ends and better surfaces

The new t form forming machine from transfluid with simple tool substitution and reduced operator intervention.

Time-efficiency and quality of the end results play a crucial role in efficient forming processes of tube endings. To achieve this, the high-tech machine manufacturer transfluid has completely re-engineered its ‘t form UMR’ forming machine. The proven benefits of the unit were kept and more added, to reduce the process time and achieve better surface results, irrespective of whether you are working with seamless tubes or tubes with longitudinal welding seams.

For tube diameters between 6 and 42 mm the t form UMR 642 flaring machine creates excellent sealing surfaces.For tube diameters between 6 and 42 mm the t form UMR 642 flaring machine creates excellent sealing surfaces.

Electronic pre-selection saves time and manpower

The transfluid solutions shape tubes either in a rolling or rotational process. For instance, the bead rolling machine uses a rolling process. That makes it possible to achieve various forming results on the extremity of the tube, with high-precision reduction over a long distance, and amongst other things it can create a thread with the rolling system. The rotational process is on the other hand able to carry out multiple flaring at the end of the tube, at an angle to the diameter between 20˚ and 90˚ or contoured, for instance ball-shaped.

"In the past it was necessary to set stops and strokes manually for both machines, in order to achieve good geometries on the surface. The latest generation of machines ‚t form UMR‘ 628, 642 and 2090 only require a very simple tool substitution by the operator, which doesn’t even take five minutes“, says Stefanie Flaeper about the benefits of the latest tube forming machines. Now the equipment includes a complete selection of flaring-geometries to choose from electronically. The position of the stop, as well as all the strokes and operations are controlled servo-electrically and can be retrieved via a touch panel.

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The material that is processed and the type of forming that is required are crucial for the exact timing of the process. The machines completes the process almost independently, when it is possible to retrieve the size of the tube together with the required process parameters. In each case the clamping length for the production process are between 1x and 1.5x the diameter of the tube. This way the operator always has the option to carry out the forming after the bending steps. With this solution transfluid makes it possible to have a more economical production of complex forming geometries and flaring with polished sealing surfaces in one single forming step.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. transfluid has been developing its technologies for tube machining since 1988, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturers.
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From cutting to bending: The software ensures economical and precise production

For a few years already, the high-tech manufacturers transfluid have provided smooth tube bending with their t project software, for instance through digital collision tests. The increasing digitalisation and networking of the processes in tube production requires more and more advanced solutions. The engineers at transfluid have developed the software further and constructed it both for networked use and to be integrated in the production proces. In addition to this, it can also be used to process production data. The data from the production and the various steps can easily be retrieved online through one of the available ERP Systems.

The transfluid t project software determines bending times, accurate cutting lengths and records tube data. © transfluidThe transfluid t project software determines bending times, accurate cutting lengths and records tube data. © transfluid

Everything under control: List of cuts and individual marking

The software solutions contribute to the economical processing of tube, starting with the determination of the cutting length for various cutting machines, in particular for the orbital transfluid t cut machine for chipless cutting. The software generates a list with the details of the cuts, which improves the cutting and the use of the half-finished product, with as little waste as possible.

A unique marking with all the important data – such as those associated with the bending process or connecting systems - is generated, to ensure that the component is identifiable throughout the process. The required data transfer can be done via an interface with CAD, ERP or also other programs, which deliver the data relevant to the process.

In those cases where a robot is assigned a bending task it is possible for the necessary manufacturing data to be processed without having to program the robot. © transfluidIn those cases where a robot is assigned a bending task it is possible for the necessary manufacturing data to be processed without having to program the robot. © transfluid

Production information includes the quality of the bending

The software prevents collisions with the machine, the tools and also the surrounding area before initiating the bending process. The CAD program delivers the necessary machine and tool parameters online. In those cases where a robot is assigned a bending task it is possible for the necessary manufacturing data to be processed without having to program the robot.

The software can adjust the bending speed on all transfluid machines for the specific product, in order to be able to process tubes safely and without oscillations, which is particular important for long, small-diameter tubes. A software module captures the status of the production process and provides the central systems with the production-related information about the status and the quality of the production (CPK). This is how the networked transfluid software delivers an efficient production process.

The software prevents collisions with the machine, the tools and also the surrounding area before initiating the bending process. © transfluidThe software prevents collisions with the machine, the tools and also the surrounding area before initiating the bending process. © transfluid

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. transfluid has been developing its technologies for tube machining since 1988, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturers.

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