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30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Tube processing machines – from a two-man business to a world leader

30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Managing directors Ludger Bludau (l) and Gerd Nöker (r) founded transfluid in 1988. (Source: transfluid)

When people think about 1st April they mostly think about spectacular stories that ultimately turn out to be a joke. That is not the case for Gerd Nöker and Ludger Bludau. They both remember how the history of their company also started on a 1st April and now, 30 years later, the success it enjoys is greater than ever. The story is about transfluid: established in 1998 in Schmallenberg in Sauerland as a two-man business, the current GmbH is now a sought-after international partner providing solutions for machines to bend and process tubes. Since 2013 it is also a world market leader in CNC-controlled rolling tube forming. There is very little now to remind us of those humble beginnings, when there was just 125m2 available. But there is one aspect that transfluid has remained true to for the past three decades: its commitment to progress in tube processing for the benefit of its customers.

Always one step ahead
When you walk through transfluid“s production halls in 2018 you will see fully automated production units and robots, working efficiently and accurately as bending and end forming systems. „When we started out in 1988 the internet was not playing a role yet and I am sure that nobody could have predicted how digitalization would revolutionize whole industry sectors on such a massive scale and in the shortest of time – including tube processing, of course“, says business co-founder Gerd Nöker. In spite of that, the first development that transfluid – still Nöker & Bludau oHG at the time – launched on the global market was a small sensation. This was, after all, the first manual tube bending machine for small tubes, up to 16mm diameter; the t bend MB 642 is the unparalleled top seller and it is still requested from all over the world for on-site jobs.

The solution for tubes
There are now more than 12,000 machines in circulation globally, shaping tubes according to the concept of Bestform. transfluid is „the solution for tubes“, whether it is end forming, bending, cutting or connecting of the machines to an automatic cell. With their traditional technical creativity, the experts are, of course, also developing fully-automated solutions, including customized solutions to meet their customers“ individual requirements. The client base comes from a number of sectors: the plant and machine construction sector is represented just as strongly as the automotive and energy industries and shipbuilding, as well as many more. Ludger Bludau points out that „this is exactly what still makes our work so exciting after 30 years. We have the opportunity to grow again and again, together with our customers, thanks to the new challenges, and thus redefine the boundaries of what can be achieved in tube processing“. Greater efficiency, flexibility and optimized processes: transfluid offers all of this with its smart software, into which the experts have packed all their know-how. The comprehensive portfolio is completed with a wide choice of stock machines, offering fast delivery prompt support to deal with everyday challenges.

Strong team and entrepreneurial vision
A lot of room is needed for so many ideas and transfluid has created this over time. In 1991 the business found a new home at the current site in Schmallenberg. In addition to that, the business“ leadership has grown from two to five proud members. Benedikt Hümmler, Burkhard Tigges and Stefanie Flaeper have further strengthened the Bludau and Nöker founding duo. With their combined strengths and strategic vision, the leadership group of five keeps the business on the road to success, supported by a strong and committed team. It is noteworthy that there are 10 employees who have known the business since the beginning and are still working for transfluid.

Global market leadership leads to knowledge exchange
transfluid“s position as an international market leader through its technology was confirmed in 2013 in a special way. With the newly developed CNC-controlled incremental tube end forming, the business was added to and is still included in the „List of global market leaders“ of the South Westfalia Chamber of Commerce. Highly complex moulding geometries can now be achieved with the novel rolling process, such as end forming with very strict tolerances, groove structure with sharp edges and polished surfaces. This kind of forming are independent of special dies because they are adjustable. „We are of course proud of this recognition, as it is the result of intensive development work, into which a lot of our know-how has been poured“, says Stephanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. „However, it is also important for us to share this knowledge in the interest of advanced developments.“ Therefore, the company regularly invites other experts to exchange experiences and thoughts at its Innovation Days. The experts meet once a year in Sauerland, to learn about the latest developments and to discuss the challenges of tube processing together. One thing is always clear during these events: transfluid will continue to chart new routes over the next 30 years.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.transfluid.net

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Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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Tube forming and automatic bending for hydraulics

transfluid also presents flexible tube machining solutions with process networking possibilities at the Hanover trade fair

Tube forming and automatic bending for hydraulics

transfluid develops effective and flexible bending and forming solutions for the production of tubes (Source: transfluid)

The increasingly powerful digital connection for tube machining processes is a tailored driver of technical progress within the industry. For hydraulics in particular, solutions are required, which ensure safe tube machining, as well as automated processes where required.

transfluid at the Hanover trade fair: Hall 20 / Stand B14
Powerful automation is even possible with very low unit quantities, for example with the technical machining of hydraulic connection elements. As such, transfluid – with its axial forming machines of type REB and tool-independent rolling forming with systems of type SRM – offers the solution for hose connections or DKOL connections directly on the tube, for example. These enable sharp-edged contours for sealing elements and optimum surfaces. The production of flanges between 20° and 90° with short clamping lengths can be realised with transfluid forming machines of type UMR – for optimum sealing surfaces and in a single process

Digitally connected with design and measuring systems
„In the future, greater flexibility will be required for even better processes. I think for example of the online connection between design and our bending software t project. And also of systems that measure both at the building and the finished tube. Such a system must of course be simple to use. That is sure to deliver greater bending freedom“; Stefanie Flaeper, managing director of transfluid, outlines the demands and further developments.

More effective bending -42 mm and more
This was the objective of the engineers at transfluid, when they developed their mandrel bending machine of type t bend DB 40220-3A-CNC. With this machine, it is possible to bend thick and thin-walled tubes with diameters in particular from 40 mm and up to 220 mm. The stable design ensures a long service life and simple, rapid tool changes enable diverse applications and improved efficiency.

Collision-free right/left bending
The right/left-bending machine t bend DB 642 CNC R/L VE with rotating head delivers a strong performance when producing extremely demanding geometries, even when structural obstacles are present. With this servo-electrically driven concept for tube diameters up to 42 mm, each bending head has two tool levels as standard. Process assurance is provided by the complete visualisation of production processes on the freely programmable CNC touch panel control.

Mobile and high-performing in application on site
transfluid offers flexibility together with simple and effective technology for bending directly on site in the building, with its latest generation of the mobile bending machine t bend MB 642. With it, hydraulic lines can be laid at the installation site. As additional equipment, you can also chose from the internal and external deburrer, a saw, an assembly device for all conventional connection systems (flanging and cutting ring fittings), as well as metal circular saws.
The experts in tube processing machines will be presenting their diverse solutions for tubes at the Hanover trade fair 2017, in Hall 20 at Stand B14.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
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Tube forming with automatic tool detection

Reliably brought into form: newly developed axial tube forming machine REB 645 by transfluid

Tube forming with automatic tool detection

All tools of the t form REB 645 by transfluid are equipped with sensors (RFID). (Source: transfluid)

Workpieces of a special end form geometry are in demand again and again. Whether for the initial production or repeated precision: Ensuring exact parameters is necessary for an efficient implementation. Thus, the solution finders of transfluid have developed a solution with automatic tool detection for tube forming. Hence, the new axial tube forming machine t form REB 645 allows for tube end forming with fast tool changes for complex geometries and extreme degrees of forming.

From the barcode to the better result
The starting point is a barcode scanning system. Using this system, the operation data of a tube with individual barcode can be easily read – for an end forming for example. For this purpose, all tools of the tube forming machine, which is equipped with 6 forming stations, have sensors (RFID). This ensures that the right programme and the appropriate tools are available. If the automatic inspection unit detects a wrong tool, the operating panel with data memory displays this information immediately. Here, the identification for the correct tool for the change is indicated as well. Using the convenient quick-connecting system of the transfluid solution with fork for fixing and locking bolt for securing the mount, the machine operator can directly change the tool and precisely perform the tube end forming afterwards.

Certainly flexible and reliable
The REB 645 allows the axial forming of tubes with diameters from 6 to 45 mm. By means of a servomotor, the tool sequence is positioned horizontally and vertically. In addition, rolling stations for specific forming processes can be integrated. Upon request, the tube forming machine can be equipped with electric or hydraulic numeric drives. In case of extremely short cycle times, these forming procedures can also be carried out gradually in transfer systems. With the new tube forming machine, transfluid ensures even more reliable processes and more flexibility for individual requirements.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Focussing on changes in tube forming technology

12th Innovation Days of transfluid focussed on progress

Focussing on changes in tube forming technology

The tour of the plant on the premises of transfluid – the future of tube machining. (Source: transfluid)

Topics such as digital transformation and industry 4.0 are more relevant than ever. Also the 12th Innovation Days of the mechanical engineer transfluid were all about progress, digitalisation and new challenges for this industry. Experts and specialist audience have already met for the 12th time under the motto „Time for change! Which possibilities does the tube forming technology offer?“ in order to discuss potentials for optimisation of processes and methods and to explore the opportunities of current automation solutions. Practical presentations of experts provided a fascinating input and initiated the exchange of experiences on the latest technologies and trends.
„What we also noticed during our Innovation Days is that the process monitoring plays an increasingly central role, i.e. data and evaluation on demand. Of course, cost efficiency is and remains also a trend. We solve this issue, for example, by new forming technologies with very low tooling costs. Integrated systems, such as a transfer bending head, which we also use in our proven transfer systems, significantly improve the processes“, thus Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid.

Automation and management of procedures
A presentation on new control concepts, which allow the central management of all production processes, among others, offered versatile insight into the industry 4.0. Key aspects of this are particularly the integration and the exchange of data from engineering, administration and production, supplier chain and logistics. Another topic was the efficient steam cleaning of components in the automatic process. The main focus was particularly on the low water and detergent consumption as well as the accessibility of places difficult to access. Another speaker pointed out the possibilities of leak tests of components with short cycle times.

The contribution of transfluid on the focus topic „Time for change! Which possibilities does the tube forming technology offer?“ provided fascinating insights around borderline forming, new tooling concepts as well as cost-optimised forming technology. The host of the Innovation Days presented the innovations of proven machine concepts as well as the advantages of partially or fully electrical plant concepts in a second presentation. Software solutions, control systems and effective equipment variants also showed new possibilities, as well as a more environmentally-friendly and more energy-efficient plant engineering.

During the transfluid tour of the plant, the guests of the Innovation Days could experience effective practical solutions. In retrospect, managing director Stefanie Flaeper was pleased with the intensive discussions and the positive reactions of the participants: „I am always impressed again and again about how much the exchange between the participants of the Innovation Days brings benefit to us all. It provides valuable inputs, not only from the speakers, but also from the guests. This also gives rise to promising networks in the course of the conversations. That way, we can look at and further develop the topic of tube machining together from new perspectives. For us as host, this is again and again an amazing experience, which we definitively would like to repeat in the next year.“

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Value-added tube processing with individual concepts

Coordinated transfluid technology improves process safety

Value-added tube processing with individual concepts

Intelligent concepts for tube processing ensure quick sequences. (Source: transfluid)

Many paths not only lead to Rome, but also to the desired product result. Of course, the production technologies and systems are very important for safe processes in tube processing. The solution finders of transfluid (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/homepage.html) use their knowledge in development of the properly coordinated tube bending and tube forming machines for this.
The high-tech machine engineers produce additional added value also by precisely coordinated production of tools, as Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid, explains: „We develop tool technologies that match our machines. Of course, they correspond to the complete requirements that our customer has to his specific product or any new one.“ This development always must be viewed in connection with a machine accordingly. „Of course, we share our individually developed know-how with our customers,“ says Flaeper. „They participate and profit from this in different ways.“

New paths for better production
Effective new design of individual process steps often secures economically more efficient production. For example, a transfluid project required a production cell for production of special short tube parts. A classical process would have been defined initially by cutting the tubes by metal circular saw, unilateral forming of the hose connection, tube bending, cutting off the overlenght and forming the second tube end. „We don’t stop our considerations at the proper geometry,“ Stefanie Flaeper emphasises. „The path to the result must be just right as well. That includes making it more economically efficient, process-safe and easier for our customers.“

Chipless to the faster cycle
Thus, the better system solution after completing the transfluid project is that the material from the coil is initially shortened to the desired lengths in the chipless orbital cutting procedure. The clean cut permits immediate further processing and paves the way for faster cycle times. After cutting, both sides will be end formed. transfluid generally puts this step before tube bending. In this case, it avoids having to cut off the overlengths and permits simpler handling, finally, the desired tube parts are bent as well. „It always depends on the process, good interaction of technologies and the possibility of an effective cooperative partnership,“ Stefanie Flaeper finally summarises.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Prototyping: Ready for the Series

transfluid creates expanded prototyping options for new pipe forming geometries

Prototyping: Ready for the Series

Unlimited opportunities of pipe forming, axial and rolling. (Source: transfluid)

Pipe forming technology is a complex matter – with ever smaller tolerances for advanced new projects from the different industries. These companies with their fresh ideas are, of course united by the wish of transferring the new product to serial production safely and reliably at once after development. This also applies to high-tech machine constructor transfluid (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/homepage.html), which uses its pipe processing technologies for research in its internal prototyping department. This is not only about sampling of its own new developments, e.g. in the area of tool technology. Companies without machinery of their own can have their pilot series analysed and precisely improved at transfluid.

„Support in this area is in higher demand than expected. Therefore, we have expanded our research and prototyping department once again just recently,“ says Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. „We can perform diverse tests on components and tools with pipe diameters up to 65 mm here.“ A CNC-controlled type SRM rolling forming machine and two axial forming machines are used for this with a forming power of up to 25 tons. The entire process chain can be implemented with an additional CNC-controlled pipe bending machine and an orbital pipe separation system – to ensure that requirements, e.g. regarding burr formation, can be met.

Tests and documentation for light-weight construction components and high-strength materials as well
For specific customer projects, the experts in the department are testing new forming geometries and tool concepts for serial maturity and quality. The transfluid team relies, among others, on a tactile and visual measuring system for components and tools. The interim results up to the certain result are documented reliably.

The transfluid experts have special experience as a technology leader and initial developer of incremental pipe forming, which permits partial rotation-symmetrical forming of pipes made of high- and very-high-strength materials. In particular review and assessment with light-weight components and high-strength materials is possible as well. Depending on geometry, this can even be done tool-independently. Thus, the company can offer the pilot series or prototype production particularly cost-optimised.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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tube processing: Automation Systems for Process Safety

transfluid develops flexible production cells for smart tube processing

tube processing: Automation Systems for Process Safety

The complete production cells are specifically coordinated with the requirements. (Source: transfluid)

Precisely produced tubes help make energy and water flow or medical devices support the life-saving work of doctors. Robust, short hose connections for automotive construction or long, multiply-processed tubes, e.g. used as air conditioning lines, also need many different requirements to the proper production solution. Depending on industry and application area, they need to be specifically formed, bent, and diversely processed, of course. The networked ‚t motion‘ automation systems by transfluid (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/homepage.html) create combined options for the large series operation for this. This not only leads to capacities but also ensures the process safety that parts are always produced at the same good quality.

„We use our sophisticated technology concepts for tube bending, separation, cleaning and tube forming for the automation systems, supplementing them, e.g., with loading systems, weld seam control or complete handling,“ says Stefanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. „With the easy-to-operate production cell coordinated in this manner, production can start right away. The principle clearly is one of Plug and Produce. Our customers place value on this. They trust in our decades of experience and our progressive high-tech solutions.“

Complete systems for complex challenges
The specialists at transfluid integrate expansions such as marking facilities, seam detection devices, printers, tightness tests or visual, contact-free camera systems for inspecting geometries or surfaces, brazing and welding units and auto-frettage as optional components on request. Effective loading systems, storage systems, supply of the workpieces or complete handling by robot or in linear systems can be added as well. „We coordinate the solution specifically with the customer’s requirements, including generation of the layout to achieve optimised material flow and best utilisation,“ explains Stefanie Flaeper.

What is better? Highly flexible linear systems or robots?
Selection of handling of course also focuses on highest possible efficiency. The devices used strongly depend on the parts to be produced. Stefanie Flaeper presents a general principle: „Everything that can be done to the tube in the straight condition considerably reduces the handling effort. From the bending machine onwards, the robot usually takes over. Linear handling can often be faster, more cost-efficient and easier to reach.“ For smooth production flow, transfluid develops its production systems to permit loading of isometric data online from a CAD system and to avoid elaborate programming of robots.

The matching component supply
Coming off of the starting block well and maintaining the head start will bring a runner in first, too. Therefore, the systems for loading and separation already contribute to the high performance of ‚tmotion‘. Components (nuts, flanges, screws) are supplied from splitter magazines or rotation separators with presence and position checks. Additionally, supplies from the coil or by loading table, by belt, stage, plate, chain or vibration conveyor are available to match the overall system. In strong connection with its tube forming, separating and tube bending technologies, transfluid thus ensures high-performance linked automation systems linked in a result-oriented manner that offer individual solutions for many different tube productions.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Efficient forming geometries for tube end machining

Forming versatility in axial and roll transfluid procedures

Efficient forming geometries for tube end machining

The REB forming machines can provide fast tool changing and extreme degrees of forming. (Source: transfluid)

Now more than ever, selecting the suitable procedure for attaching connection elements to tube ends is essential for economical machining processes. This is because geometries are becoming more and more complex and the pressure of remaining cost efficient is increasing significantly. There are various options such as being able to solder or weld objects such as a rotary part that was manufactured in advance onto a tube. The tube normally has to be calibrated for this. Soldering in a furnace sometimes changes the bent geometry, the join or the surface. And induction soldering is very cost-intensive. Leak-tightness must also be checked if necessary. Overall, this process is very time-consuming and always comprises a process chain in which additional soldering paste, a soldering ring or gas is required, as well as forming gas for welding. Large, complicated equipment is required for this.

Forming provides an efficient solution. The material is always peen hardened here. The degree of forming is the parameter that can be used to determine the remaining change to a workpiece during the forming process. The degree of forming depends on the geometry, the material and the cold forming procedure used. transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has developed various cold forming solutions for axial, roll and combined forming. (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/homepage.html) Here, machines form the basis while the tools safeguard the process. We have particular expertise in the tool technology area. The transfluid experts reduce follow-up costs and guarantee quality at the same time thanks to their intelligent tool solutions.

Axially precise upsetting
The company has designed its „t form“ REB systems for axial upsetting. Depending on the requirements, the machine configuration is determined by three significant factors: the tube size, the material and the forming geometry. For example, sharp-angled contours require significantly more upsetting output than smooth ones. The REB forming machines can provide fast tool changing, extreme degrees of forming and complex geometries. The tool sequence is positioned vertically or horizontally via a servo motor. Up to six forming stages and one intermediate clamping unit enable virtually all forming requirements to be met. Integrated rolling stations are used for specific tube forming processes. The system is operated via a touch screen with an integrated database. Specific machining sequences, process and machine parameters can be managed here. With regard to drives, transfluid optionally equips the REB systems with hydraulic, numeric or electrical drives. Furthermore, for very short cycle times, there is also the option of carrying out this forming procedure step-by-step in transfer systems to make it quicker.

Roll to a complex form
The tube size and forming geometry play an important role in designing the transfluid SRM roll forming machines exactly. The tube diameter determines the machine’s basic construction with regard to the opening stroke and the output torque. The procedure is particularly suitable for creating sharp-angled contours for sealing elements and optimised surfaces. All drives are electrical servo drives and can be CNC controlled if required. This allows tool-independent forming and stores all setting parameters. Time-consuming adjustments are not necessary.
Tubes can either be formed from inside to outside or from outside to inside.

Why axial and roll can be connected so well.
Combination machines are used according to the geometry. transfluid combines the benefits of both machining procedures here. Often, axial pre-upsetting is carried out and the final geometry is achieved using the roll process. For example, to ensure that trimming before the axial tube forming process is also possible or to ensure that a pre-upset geometry can be rolled subsequently, the combined procedures are available in one machine or as a transfer system, in which the machining processes are carried out one after the other. With fast tool changes included, the advanced, high-tech combination can be used for extreme forming – for sharp-angled contours/radii, high demands on the surface and forming closely behind the arcs.

Complex geometries and safe flaring
The transfluid UMR forming machines are used for flaring connections. The machine size depends on the tube size of up to 325 mm in diameter and the tool is adjusted to the appropriate forming geometry. Fast tool changes ensure that time is saved and the system also enables tube ends to be closed. The UMR systems run virtually regardless of the tool with a freely-programmable, controlled forming taper. Flares of between 20° and 90°, as well as clamping lengths of around 1 x D can therefore be produced, which have excellent sealing surfaces. Flares of up to 90° can therefore be manufactured in one work step. Flange connections can also be produced using this transfluid solution.The company’s advanced forming technology will be one of the main topics of expert discussion at Tube 2016 on the transfluid stand, G34 in hall 05.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

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Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
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Tubing expansion made easy: continuous T-piece shaping

Innovative developments by transfluid make processing of tubing more cost-effective

Tubing expansion made easy: continuous T-piece shaping

Extreme expansion achieved using the transfluid continuous technique (Source: transfluid)

transfluid has again pushed forward the boundaries of technology in the form of its automatic machine for the shaping of tubing. Thanks to imaginative developments in engineering techniques it is now possible for the first time to create non-tool-based, CNC-controlled profiles. In addition, the engineers at transfluid (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/homepage.html) have also provided the option of working with tubing chuck sizes of less than 0.5 x D and to cut and shape these – all in one single work process.

The latest brainchild in the field of continuous shaping of tubing generated by the team involves the use of an ‚SRM‘-type machine to expand tubing (T-pieces) with the help of very simple tools. This continuous shaping machine can produce items in both horizontal and vertical designs to meet the needs of individual applications and requirements. All functions are operated servo-electrically and can also be CNC-controlled as necessary.

Increased demand for flexible production processes
Stefanie Flaeper, CEO of transfluid, has this to say about the new system: „Our ‚SRM‘ machine for continuous shaping of tubing can be modified and is thus highly flexible irrespective of whether it is employed for non-tool-based shaping or, as in this instance, for the expansion of tubing. And it is the flexibility that is an important feature of our development concepts that our customers find particularly attractive.“

The company is also responsible for innovations with regard to axial tube forming, specifically in connection with tool technology, and these result in improved quality and output. „Multiple shaping operations of a tube end can be undertaken with the help of our pneumatically opening segment tool,“ explains Stefanie Flaeper. transfluid has equipped these tools with a pneumatic system that controls and opens elements and can verify their positioning. „With our special tools for tube forming, we have managed to ensure that the external surfaces of tubing remain untouched during the shaping processes so that there are no scratches or friction deposits on surfaces. This is because our tools open and close as appropriate to the required position during shaping.“

Cost-efficient tool systems
By combining flexibility with the frequently required lightweight construction concepts, especially those of the automotive industry, transfluid has built tool systems with which it is possible to prepare tubing in specific wall thicknesses. This is a particularly efficient solution because it means that thinner tubing can be employed and the wall thicknesses can be created that are required for further processing for use in the various applications.

But in the case of transfluid, flexibility also means in this context that shaping can be first undertaken before the tubing is bent, an approach that relies largely on the availability of the suitable tube bending technology. And this technique also saves money as it is thus no longer necessary to use expensive spanning devices for forming while outgoings for internal logistics operations, handling and loading are reduced. Not only this, but transfluid is also able to provide tube bending machines with an automatic clamp set changer, something that is of additional benefit in situations in which multilevel tools are being employed. transfluid intends to systematically continue with its current developments in tubing shaping and bending technology with the aim of making tube processing even more efficient.

Trade fair: Tube, Düsseldorf, 4 – 8 April 2016, Hall 05/stand G34

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing. As a world-renowned brand, the company from Germany is present in Europe and with its subsidiaries in Asia.

transfluid\\\\\\\’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, Transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

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Complex forms with minimal tooling costs

Rolling tube forming also masters demanding challenges efficiently

Complex forms with minimal tooling costs

The tube forming machine t form SRM 622 by transfluid. (Source: (C) transfluid)

The demands for tube processing are increasing. Geometry is becoming increasingly complex and materials are becoming ever stronger in connection with progressively light design. At the same time there are louder and louder calls for efficiency across all sectors. Rolling tube forming by transfluid (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/) offers a solution – this is a process that opens up special opportunities for forming and reduces the use of tools to a minimum. Rolling technology always displays its particular strengths most clearly if forming is to be carried out on tubes that have already been axially preformed, if sharp edged contours need to be created for sealing elements or if perfect surfaces are required.

One rolling head, various processes
For the tool-independent tube forming and for the creation of almost freely formed geometries all t form bead rolling machines by these specialists for tube processing machines have a servo-electric drive and an easily operated CNC control system if required. This allows the functions of different axes to be moved in an overlapping fashion. As all the setting parameters are stored there are no complex adjustments and this saves valuable time. The forming process is possible both from outside to inside and from inside to outside. Further advantage of rolling tube forming: even completely different geometries can be formed with a single tool, a clamping jaw and the rolling head. Tool wear is almost totally ruled out in a rolling process. The lubricants that are necessary in the forming process can also be reduced to a minimum.

High-strength materials and forming with flanges
If very demanding forming is necessary on high-strength materials then a closed rolling head is used. The forming rollers are completely supported within this. The forming of highly complex geometries without space in the axial direction is carried out using three rollers that are included in an open structure. This means that the roller geometry can be carried out directly on a tube/flange connection. It is also possible to roll threads or add edge designs with the same roller head and the corresponding rollers, with or without forming, depending on requirements. Trimming of already bent components can also be realised by rolling tube forming without cutting and almost without burrs.

Forming and separating
If complex geometries need to be formed almost without clamping length then a roller head takes over this role, allowing the rolling or separating process across two rollers. One roller is positioned as support on the inside or outside of the tube while the counter roller delivers the form. This kind of inner support or forming roller can be used from an internal tube diameter of 12 mm, whereby very different tool pairings can be used. For example this makes it possible to form and separate simultaneously. Another advantage of this technology: the excellent surface quality that is created by the forming. It is usually possible to do without a cost-intensive form clamping piece on tubes that have already been bent. This is because of the extremely low loads that are transferred to the tube during the rolling process.

If the rolling tube forming (http://www.tube-processing-machines.com/pipe-forming-machines.php) reaches its limits for specific forming processes then it is of course also possible to use pre-compressed tubes in the rolling process – or the rolling machine can be combined directly with a compressing machine. transfluid is also offering a solution to this challenge with its combination machines, making even extreme forming reliable and safe.

transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries, shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing. As a world-renowned brand, the company from Germany is present in Europe and with its subsidiaries in Asia.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, Transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.tube-processing-machines.com

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
info@transfluid.de
http://www.tube-processing-machines.com

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de