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Wire bending technology

SPEEDMAX is a revolutionary innovation: By the combination of two well tested bending technologies in a newly developed machine, speed, set-up time, variability and energy efficiency are clearly optimized. This machine can produce up to 200 parts with up to 20 bending processes per piece within one minute. The technical challenge: Extremely high cyclic output at minimal hubs. At some positions, the load reaches values of approximately 170,000 hubs with 3 mm each per day. Ball bearing mounted slide rails wear within the shortest time in this application. SPEEDMAX is designed as the rotary transfer machine and about 90 servo-electrical drives are installed. Plastic bearings from igus® are mounted at 18 different positions in this plant. They are located at all linear adjustable aggregates such as finger benders, presses and the output. Additionally installed are plates made of iglide® semi-finished products – some plain bearings have been finished with a larger support area.

Wire bending technology  
Schmale Maschinenbau GmbH, Jörg Kiesow, Altena, Germany
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