TUBE NEWS 2016 May 2016 - Page 34

Plug & Produce: Clever Automation Systems for Higher Capacities and Process Safety such as marking facilities, seam detection devices, printers, tightness tests or visual, contact-free camera systems for inspecting geometries or surfaces, brazing and welding units and autofrettage as optional components on request. Effective loading systems, storage systems, supply of the workpieces or complete handling by robot or in linear systems can be added as well. “We coordinate the solution specifically with the customer’s requirements, including generation of the layout to achieve optimised material flow and best utilisation,” explains Stefanie Flaeper. What is better? Highly flexible linear systems or robots? transfluid develops flexible production cells for smart tube processing Selection of handling of course also focuses on highest possible efficiency. The devices used strongly depend on the parts to be produced. Stefanie Flaeper presents a general principle: “Everything that can be done to the tube in the straight condition considerably reduces the handling effort. From the bending machine onwards, the robot usually takes over. Linear handling can often be faster, more cost-efficient and easier to reach.” For smooth production flow, transfluid develops its production systems to permit loading of isometric data online from a CAD system and to avoid elaborate programming of robots. Precisely produced tubes help make energy and water flow or medical devices support the life-saving work of doctors. Robust, short hose connections for automotive construction or long, multiply-processed tubes, e.g. u Y\Z\ۙ][ۚ[[\[YYX[HY\[\]Z\[Y[H\X[ۈ][ۋ\[[ۈ[\H[\X][ۈ\XK^BYYHXYX[HܛYY [ []\[B\Y و\KH]ܚY8&[[۸&B]]X][ۈ\[\H[ٛZYܙX]HX[Y[ۜ܈H\H\Y\\][ۈ܈\ˈ\›ۛHXY\X]Y\][[\\B\Y]H]\\H[^\XY]H[YH]X[]KHX][\ۙ[\B'H\H\\X]YXHۘ\™܈XH[[\\][ۋX[[[XHܛZ[܈H]]X][ۈ\[\\[Y[[[KKˋ]Y[\[\[X[H۝܈\]H[[8'H^\”Y[YHY\\X[Y[\X܈][ٛZY ']HX\K][\]HX[ۈ[ܙ[]Y[\X[\X[ۈ[\Y]^KH[\HX\H\ۙHوY˜[XK\\Y\XH[YHۈ\˂^H\[\XY\و^\Y[H[\ܙ\]HY ]X][ۜ˸'BZ[ٙوH\[[[XZ[Z[[HXY\[[H[\[\ ˈ\YܙKH\[\܈Y[˜[\\][ۈ[XYH۝X]HHY\ܛX[Hو8&[[۸&K\ۙ[ ][\ܙ]H\H\YYH]\XY^[\܈][ۈ\\]ܜ]\[B[][ۈXˈY][ۘ[K\Y\BH[܈HY[XKH[ YK]KZ[܈X][ۈ۝^[܈\H]Z[XHX]Hݙ\[\[K[ۙۛX[ۈ]]XHܛZ[\\][[XH[[XY\[ٛZY\[\\Y\ܛX[H[Y]]X][ۈ\[\[Y[B\[ [ܚY[YX[\]ٙ\[]YX[][ۜ܈X[HY\[XHX[ۜ˂\]H\[\܈\^[[\•HXX[\][ٛZY[Yܘ]H^[[ۜ•PVH M