Performance More Effective, Maintenance Simpler

WAFIOS Umformtechnik introduced an innovative Forming Machine at the WIRE SHOW in Düsseldorf, Germany from 16th – 20th April 2018.

Jens Gutsche, Managing Director of WAFIOS Umformtechnik, commented: “We are extremely satisfied with the feedback and are pleased that our excellent innovative technologies matched the expectations of the visitors. This WIRE SHOW was a striking success for us especially in attracting new business.”

With its highlight, WAFIOS Umformtechnik was attracting a particularly high number of specialist visitors to its stand at the Wire and Tube 2018 in Düsseldorf. The Wuppertal-based manufacturer of machines and tools for cold and hot forming for the screw and fastening element industry presented the innovative double blow machine, the HT 5-40. Its special features: Through the intelligent use of two dies, an especially high level of efficiency can be achieved. In addition, with this operating principle with a crankshaft revolution, a double blow part is produced and thereby the machine load is minimized.

 

Productivity: Designed and Optimized for longer Continuous Operation

 

Through the newly developed technology, the production time between two tool change stops is very nearly doubled. In practice this means, for example, that with this forming machine a ghost shift with considerably higher productivity can be operated.

 

Time Saving: Tool Change Preparation Parallel to Production

 

The change-over times, too, have been reduced through the new machine concept. So, amongst other things and in parallel to the running machine, the punch and the gripper jaws, mounted on a common baseplate, can be pre-prepared at an external setup station. And so that customers can save costs, the tool dimensions of existing machines have been adopted. Thereby WAFIOS Umformtechnik has enabled evolutionary and capital investment-friendly modernization. The new HT 5-40 has been developed focused intensively on the wishes of the customers and based on a great deal of practical experience. Graduate Engineer, Volker Wengenroth, Manager of Engineering and Development at WAFIOS Umformtechnik "We have listened carefully and now offer a solution which satisfies requirements extremely well"

 

Innovations: Developed from Practice for Practice

 

In addition to the enormous increase in productivity, the very compact double-blow forming machine combines numerous additional benefits and innovations. The tool space is completely sealed so that no "oil carryover" of the products takes place and thereby expensive consequential costs are avoided. A further innovation is the play-free slide guideways which through the smooth machine running associated with this ensures a longer service life of the tools. WAFIOS Umformtechnik has developed a completely new scheme for the claw feed system. The new system distinguishes itself through a significant simplification and a simultaneous increase in efficiency and has already been registered for a patent.

 

WAFIOS Umformtechnik put everything to the test for its HT 5-40. The great amount of development work was worth it. With the new design, it has been able to reduce the individual parts by about 30 percent compared with conventional double-blow headers and significantly improve the accessibility. In total, it is streamlined in that the maintenance work and costs are significantly lower and the operating costs have been reduced.

 

Digitalization: Fit for the Future with Reproducible Processes

 

Customers are well equipped for the age of digitalization, as well. All the values of the machine and the pre-settable tooling are reproducible through scaled settings. This means the settings can be stored as retrievable data for repeat orders. Especially the manufacturers who must have their processes certified in audits for the automotive industry benefit from this. At any time and with little effort, they can call up the precise settings of the machine via the control and then once again produce the desired customer's products with the highest precision and constant quality. "This machine is future-orientated, both for us and the industry" summed up Volker Wengenroth.

 

 

Precision. Innovation. Integration.

 

WAFIOS Umformtechnik GmbH is among the leading manufacturers of innovative machine technology and tools for cold and warm forming with traditional brands like HILGELAND, KIESERLING, EW MENN and NUTAP.

The focal point of our product portfolio are cold formers for the production of high quality fasteners made of steel wire, stainless steel, high alloy, and exotic materials.

Furthermore, integrated solutions are completed with the secondary operation machines, long life quality tools and  comprehensive service.

The tooling – especially thread rolling dies for the production of fasteners have unique characteristics and are used worldwide, they are a bench mark in the tooling business.

 

Date : 26.04.2018