Thanks to their modular structure, Felss ends processing machines offer a high degree of flexibility and component precision in multistage pipe ends processing. The integration of other production processes like bending or washing to form a complete concept is possible.
The Modular Endforming Center (MEC) ends processing machines are available in single and multiple steps: as MEC single with only one processing station, for example, for single or small series production, or as MEC compact with two to three processing stations. Used for small, medium, and large series production.
In addition to this, an MEC speed exists for almost any number of stations. The modular structure enables a nearly unlimited layout of the stations, which can be optimally adapted to customer needs. Retroactive expansions can also be realized. The systems of the MEC speed series run completely automated and can be set up in different layouts. For example, in a line for flow production or in a U-shaped layout in order to maintain an equilibrium between the input and output sides. To this purpose, the tubes are processed step-by-step in the system: from pipe feeding to machining processes – such as forming, roller burnishing, and nut and sleeve assembly – and testing processes such as optical contour measurement. Labeling with laser is just as possible as marking with an inkjet printer or needle marker. Special customer wishes like, for example, cap assembly, conveying to washing systems, or other production processes can be realized.
Machine types: MEC single, MEC compact, MEC speed, MEC multi
- Pipe length: 100–6,000 mm
- Workpiece diameter: 3.2-12 mm
- All fluid-conveying lines
- Pushing on sleeves, nuts
- Swaging (once/several times)
- Visual testing
- Labeling (laser/ink)
- For production of single-part, small, and large series
- Available in manual, semiautomatic, or fully automatic versions
- Exact part positioning through continuous part clamping
- High level of repeat accuracy through processing stations that work solidly and precisely
- For complex pipe end forming and pipe geometries
- Retroactive expandability of the system layout
- Minimal downtimes due to short retooling times
- Maximum yield of up to 40 parts/min.
- Short processing times and high level of component precision
- Easy setup and management of component programs
- Visual support with retooling
Rotary swaging is suitable for forming the most varied outer and inner geometries. In this case, several tool segments impact on a workpiece repetitively in quick succession. The material begins to flow and is formed with great precision.
In the case of axial forming, a toothed matrix presses the external toothing onto a hollow or solid workpiece. The forming is thereby highly precise. The manufacture of internal tooth splines is also possible in this way.
The Tube+ process developed by Felss enables the partial thickening of wall thicknesses. Thanks to the intelligent interplay of several axes and tools, the area to be thickened is continuously cold formed.
Both tubes and flat plates are produced with the Felss bending procedure, whereby the complete process is decisive. The Felss Group offers turnkey system solutions that interlink perfectly and eliminate manual work.
Felss transfer systems stand for the optimal interlinking of various technologies for complex pipe geometries. This interlinking of various processing steps makes it possible to produce ready-to-install, complex components in only one run.
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