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11th BLECHEXPO

International trade fair for sheet metal working

Date
11/05/2013 - 11/08/2013

Location
STUTTGART


Blech expo 20013

BlechExpo Exhibition has become one of the most important sheet metal forming machine tools Shows in Europe. This year will be held from November 5 to 8 in Stuttgart. As world leader, Fagor Arrasate will be present showing all its new solutions in the field of mechanical and hydraulic presses; sheet metal rolling, processing and finishing; servo technology; special systems for forming complex parts as well as press hardening and hot stamping. Along this decade, Fagor Arrasate has become a key partner for main car makers or steel processors and all of them expect from us a significant and decisive presence in the leading Exhibitions of the sector, introducing new equipment, new solutions and new technologies, fulfilling our motto ‘The Metal Forming Perfection"

FLEXCELL STAMPING SYSTEM
The new and revolutionary stamping system FlexCell guarantees a significant increasing of the flexibility and productivity in the stamping systems. The concept consists of two transfer presses, with one or more slides, concatenated via one shuttle element which moves the semi-finished parts to a second transfer press so that the tonnage, energy and dimension of the bolsters of both presses can be joined together as if they formed a single press. This means the size of parts being processed in transfer mode may be increased and that parts of the size stamped nowadays only on G2 lines (blanks up to 2,800 x 2000 mm) may be processed also with the new FlexCell system. In addition, both transfer presses can work independently of each other. This enables preparation or stamping with one press while the other one is producing parts. In other words, they can work as if they were two separate independent presses even managing to more than double production.

WAVE LINES
One of the star products to be shown and explained is the new FAGOR WAVE PRESS LINE, a revolutionary concept that allows the stamping press lines to increase productivity in about 40%. “The fact that with only one line, the output can be increased so dramatically, means that car makers can improve their profits in the same proportion”- says Fagor’s CTO. The WAVE press line has been a development carried out together with KUKA and, for instance, a WAVE line has installed recently in the facility that Volkswagen has in South Africa. Opposite to the conventional press lines, in a WAVE line all the pieces- robots and presses- run synchronically without stopping the presses or the robots. When seeing the line working from outside it seems that all the mechanisms are dancing together and the slides create a waving motion that gives name to this concept. Not only production is increased so much but quality is better and maintenance is reduced a lot. Customers have realized immediately the advantages of the WAVE lines and we have a pretty good bunch of orders”- says one of the Fagor’s Area Sales Manager. Our visitors will be informed with the main advantages and characteristics of the WAVE concept and how it can help production and profitability.

SPT SERVOTECHNOLOGY
Fagor was pioneer in the development of servo presses and now is a major player in the filed with many references already working in the main Customers of the World. Servo presses allow to manufacture more complex parts as well as reduces maintenance of the machines and increases the life of presses and dies. With the new energy management systems developed by FAGOR, this new installations are also very efficient. Fagor has installed servo presses applied to several applications as press lines, servo blanking lines that can increase 50% the output in blanking operations, concatenated transfer presses, transfer presses and many other applications. Visitors to Fagor’s booth in Hannover will be able to see videos and interactive information about these new servo presses that the Spanish Firm is creating.

BLANKING LINES
Fagor is definitely the world leader in blanking lines and making honour to that position has developed new concepts that will be explained at our booth in Hannover: servo blanking lines running at 120 m/min and up to 100 spm; start/stop stackers that can be vacuum or electromagnetic, new washing and oiling procedures, dual blanking lines to run aluminum and steel, special levelers with quick change of cartridges and extra fine adjustments, compact blanking lines, etc.

PRESS HARDENING AND LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
More and more, car makers try to reduce fuel consumption and this means that new concepts have to be applied in the manufacturing of the bodies of the car. Fagor provides a broad range of solutions to help them to achieve the goals. First, under the brand HOTTEKNIK, it proposes Press Hardening systems combining hydraulic presses, servo presses, advanced furnaces, robotization and handling, refrigerated dies and laser trimming units, all of them in a turn-key system. Right now, FAGOR is supplying several press hardening installations. “Our big advantage is that Fagor provides a real turn-key solution because all the major components- presses, automation and dies- are designed and made within our Corporation. HOTTEKNIK- the collaboration between FAGOR and BATZ, two of the companies of our Mondragon Corporation- is a winning team”- says Hotteknik’s CEO.

SHEET METAL ROLLING AND PROCESSING
Fagor is also a very well known partner in steel and aluminum rolling, processing and finishing. Visitors to Fagor’s booth at the BlechExpo will be able to see the new tension leveling lines and skin pass mills as well as several new heavy finishing lines for thick high strength material. Our sales staff will be glad to show you some new videos and provide information about the latest developments in the field.
It will be shown the new technologies developed by Fagor Arrasare, for instance the dry pickling system, the stretch levelling process or the dual processing of aluminum and steel. Now, and specially in the field of automotive, aluminum is achieving a great value and Fagor is one of the leading suppliers of equipment for conforming and processing it.

NON METALLIC FORMING
Fagor has developed new hydraulic presses aimed to the work of non metallic materials as SMC; composites, IMC or FRP. Many automotive parts will be made in these materials in a near future and FAGOR has already a broad experience in the field. This allows us to offer to our Customers really optimized and productive solutions. Devices as the active parellelism control, integrated temperature monitoring, the computerized modeling of the curing cycles, etc. are decisive features included in our systems.


Fagor will be present in Hall 8 Stand 8312

If you wish to know a further detail of whatever you need regarding your visit, please indicate it to the following email: arrasate@fagor.de 
We will prepare all documentation for the visit.

 

 


 


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