On 1 August 2020 Emag took over Scherer Feinbau, a specialist in vertical CNC lathes and vertical shaft-turning machines.
Both partners benefit from the acquisition: on one hand, Scherer’s CNC vertical lathes will now be marketed worldwide by Emag, while on the other hand Emag will be able to expand its technological know-how. Scherer Feinbau was founded in 1978 and has been part of the Chiron Group since 2012. With effect from 1 August Scherer has been taken over completely by Emag, which is continuing its long-term growth strategy.
For further information www.emag.com
Schuler’s Chinese subsidiary Yadon has received a major order from a central Asian household appliance manufacturer.
The order placed by the customer from Uzbekistan comprises a total of 17 C-frame, monoblock, tie-rod and high-speed presses for the production of heat exchanger plates used in air conditioning systems, as well as parts for washing machines, refrigerators, gas cookers and gas counters.
Yadon delivered the first two 630 tonne presses in less than four months after receipt of the order.
“Presses from each of our three product groups are represented in the order,” reports Liang Cheng, chief strategy officer at Yadon. “We have established a very good business relationship with the customer over the past few years. Such was the positive experience that it prompted the company to place this major order. In addition, we offer a much wider range of products at Yadon than many competitors in China.”
As Uzbekistan is difficult to reach by sea from Yadon’s headquarters in Yangzhou, eastern China, the two machines were transported to the customer by heavy goods vehicles. The Schuler subsidiary also set a speed record in the commissioning of the presses and automation: after just four weeks, production could start.
For further information www.schulergroup.com
First shown last November at the Blechexpo 2019 exhibition in Stuttgart, a new Industry 4.0-ready system for automatically positioning and securing a tool on the ram of a power press and then feeding back production data has been launched in the UK and Ireland by Roemheld.
Flexline offers numerous configuration options for rapidly installing almost any tool on a variety of punching and forming presses. During operation, integrated sensors measure die or punch holding force and monitor it in real-time, allowing data to be transmitted continuously via an interface such as IO-Link to the press control.
Andreas Reich, head of quick die-clamping technology at Hilma-Roemheld in Germany says: “Many press operators like the fact that their systems can be digitalised and networked with little effort. Flexline is suitable for either factory installation or retrofitting. It is simple to operate and inexpensive to purchase, so is a practical, innovative solution that is readily accessible to manufacturers.”
Industry 4.0-ready clamps secure the upper punch or die on the ram of an automatic hydraulic press. The operator then has access to information concerning the actual holding force on the tool and is immediately able to detect unusual clamping and stripping forces during production, as well as tool overload, wear and breakage.
A continuous log of the retaining force simplifies error analysis and enables rapid problem-solving when servicing is required. This functionality facilitates predictive maintenance, helping to stabilise processes and avoid downtime.
Flexline is Industry 4.0-ready and has a modular design for mounting on the clamping edge or in the T-slot of the ram. With its double piston, a clamping stroke of 19 mm and travel speed of up to 150 mm/s, it is said to be suitable for many applications.
For further information www.roemheld.co.uk
Roth Composite Machinery has started its four-year partnership with the cross-industry AZL network of more than 80 companies.
The manufacturer of filament winding machines will actively participate in the AZL ‘Composite Pipes & Vessels’ working group and contribute its system expertise to a joint study on winding technologies for composite pressure tanks. Andreas Reimann, managing director of Roth Composite Machinery, says: “AZL membership has many benefits. For instance, it helps us get in touch with users, interested parties and partners, and provides ideas for the development of new solutions.”
For further information www.azl-lightweight-production.com
Romi C series heavy-duty flat-bed CNC lathes are built with Romi-made mono-block cast-iron beds to enhance rigidity, accuracy and performance.
The C series includes nine models ranging from the C1100H with a 720 mm swing over cross slide and 53 kW main motor, to the C2600H with a 2030 mm swing over cross slide and 115 kW main motor. All key components of Romi machine tools are designed and built in-house for complete control and assurance of manufacturing quality.
The line of heavy-duty CNC lathes from Romi features net weights ranging from approximately 18,000 to 61,000 kg, maximum weight between centres from 15,000 to 50,000 kg, and maximum torque from 12,429 to 44,200 Nm.
Romi’s robust mono-block bed is made of grey cast iron and is said to exhibit extreme rigidity. In addition, the cast-iron headstock (also manufactured by Romi) features a spindle with Timken bearings.
C series heavy-duty CNC lathes are powered by a high torque, continuously variable speed AC motor. The manually driven quill has a built-in live centre with precision bearings.
All models are built to reduce machine vibration and allow fast and accurate machining at full power. C series lathes are suitable for heavy applications in the mining, aerospace, steel mill, and oil and gas industries.
For further information www.romiuk.com