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Efficient tube processing for better lightweight properties and higher levels of stability

Many functional areas within the automotive sector require special and diversified tube work – from the exhaust system and brakes to the steering and air-conditioning systems. 

A weight reduction in automotive engineering can be realised for example with the method of incremental pipe forming developed by ourselves.
 By deploying machined pipes made of high-strength and ultra high-strength materials, products can be made more lightweight and subjected to greater loading. A key technical benefit whilst saving on material at the same time. 

Tube forming for high-quality and cost-effective results

High levels of cost efficiency are required – for tube production in supply systems in particular. You want to rely on optimal system effectiveness. 

 

Axial, rotary and in combination

For this we offer axial forming machines for extreme levels of forming, complex geometries and fast tool change, and our rotary method with cost-saving, tool-independent tube forming. 

 

Reverse work processes effectively

Tube forming on both sides before the bend process lends itself when tube end deformations are used as joint systems. Accordingly, first forming is carried out and then bending. 

Bend and form tubes for highly dynamic loading
For the most diverse of challenges for highly dynamic loading, our technologies offer compact systems ranging from mobile bending machines and tube forming machines (axial, rotary, combined) to CNC pipe bending machines specially designed for this sector.

 

Rotary forming technique
Our rotary technique enables you to use completely new options of forming. In particular for the production of optimal surfaces of 90° flares and contours, such as a DKO connection.

 

Process-optimised fitting production and handling
Short cycle times make possible processes which extend beyond market requirements as regards quality, precision and cost-effectiveness. The subsequent bending of fittings can be realised effectively on a machine family specially designed for this application. Automation and handling systems guarantee a fully automatic process. Particularly robust loading systems are available for large parts. They ensure that flanges and sealing elements for example are protected from damage.

 

Reliable forming instead of expensive welding
Our integrated forming process means you can now shape DKO sealing heads and tube connectors directly on the tube, allowing for a cost-saving of up to 45%. 

Tube processing for the future
Our tube machining technologies provide you the right solutions, such as for the forming of tubes made of high-strength and ultra high-strength materials.

 

Machine high-strength and ultra high-strength materials
Our servo-electric bending machines are setting new standards, and usually extend beyond them. Also, our incremental tube forming for example is rendering it possible to machine tubes made of high-strength and ultra high-strength materials efficiently and in premium quality. This means greater loads can be applied to the tubes and they are far lighter.

Tube processing and bending in best shape for increased reliability
Required for energy systems are tubes which meet the requirements of highest loading. Tight bending radii ensure optimum surface area for thermal transfer. Our tube bending technologies enable you to safeguard the efficiency of your demanding projects.

 

Small bending radii with no wall thinning
Here ovalisation and wall thinning can be minimised with our t bend pipe bending technology. Instead of trimming and material losses after bending, the parts are also redundant here and the tubes are available immediately for subsequent processes.

 

Reliable connections and chipless cutting

Thanks to cost-effectiveness in production and optimal, precision results, you and your customers benefit from market strength and long-term operational reliability with our technology.

Tube machining with a head start as regards time and cost
Our machine families for increasingly longer tube diameters (to 400 mm) have long replaced the welding of curve elements on large tubes. This is because the t bend tube bending technique reduces production costs and brings about a time saving of up to 60% – also with time-optimised set-up of the machine under 20 minutes.

 

Bending with flanged pipes
Flanges can be welded onto the straight tube before the bending process. We recommend here a connection to in-house CAD programs. This enables the isometries to then be realised with our project bending software, and the flanged tube to be bent with orientation.

 

Forming of flanges
We also offer the option of final forming processes. This enables for example the shaping of flared flanges, which can then be bent. All materials prevalent in shipbuilding can be machined.

Reliable tube bending and forming in the smallest of dimensions
We are creating machines for the smallest tube dimensions which deliver results with extreme precision and repeat accuracy in tube bending and forming. Integrated measuring systems provide checked reliability for geometries and the integrity of tube surfaces.