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MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

The next generation of ultra-emission technology

At the recent EuroBLECH exhibition, BRANKAMP presented its innovative ProcessMonitoring-system X7, which features state of the art monitoring- technology and can fulfil the complex requirements to be met in monitoring modern servo presses.

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RANKAMP, based in Erkrath, Germany, reports that the X7 was one of the trade show highlights at EuroBLECH. The innovative ProcessMonitoring-system proved to be a real eye-catcher, thanks to its modern design. Yet not only the aesthetics are convincing. Workers for instance are able to register with the system via RFID-technology, fast and reliably. Other possibilities of the new system are promising as well: BRANKAMP X7 is already designed to work with

the new servo press-technology. Experts forecast that production of car bodies and other sheet metal parts will soon be handled exclusively on servo presses

everywhere. This new press generation employs servo motors which are directly connected to the eccentric wheel, a technology which might soon be the industry’s new operating standard. Quality management, optimum adjustments and machine protection can all be handled by the new BRANKAMP X7. “The new BRANKAMP X7 is the next generation of the well proven ultra-emission-technology. It features excellent signal

quality thanks to an ‘intelligent charge amplifier’, up to 24 analogue monitoring channels as well as ideal connection to the modern BRANKAMP FactoryNet.”

ENKOTEC’s highly efficient inline solutions

An ENKOTEC inline nail manufacturing system may consist of a high-volume rotary nail machine with an integrated payoff, a magnetic conveyor, and a thread rolling machine.

NKOTEC, a supplier of machinery for the manufacture of mass produced nails, as well as customised solutions, highlights the numerous advantages that its inline solutions incorporate.

High efficiency rates The output-per minute-rate is the highest in the market,

without affecting the production stability. The thoroughly proven machines, equipped with high-quality, durable precision tooling, ensure cost-effective operations and excellent reliability. The inline system is controlled from the nail machine touch screen, which is easy to navigate and allows for quick setup of nail parameters. Tooling changeovers and maintenance routines are easy to carry out owing to the user-friendly machine design.

Automated manufacturing While making it possible to produce nails at an unprecedented

speed, the ENKOTEC rotary forming principle, ensuring high uniform nail quality and high process stability, allows for long-term uninterrupted production. Once the nail dimensions are set, production can take place unmanned, and only limited staff is required to carry out changeovers and maintenance.

Wide dimension range With ENKOTEC’s nail machines, producing up to 2,000 nails

per minute, it is possible to cover nail dimensions of diameter 1.8 to 4.2 and 32mm to 127mm length. The ENKOTEC thread rolling machine is specially designed for making screw shank or annular nail profiles with a production speed of up to 2,500 nails per minute. The working area of the machine is diameter 1.8 to 4.2 and 32mm to 105mm nail length with a profile height of 27mm to 76mm.

Eco-friendly operation As ENKOTEC machinery requires no lubrication and, as it

is possible to efficiently evacuate dust, the nails produced are so clean that there is no need for subsequent nail tumbling. The energy consumption of the machines is very small and, in addition, the rotary forming principle results in a low-noise production process, ensuring an agreeable working environment.

One supplier – full support ENKOTEC is the total supplier of its inline manufacturing

solutions and therefore guarantees the performance of the complete lines. The customers are sure to acquire a production line, where the individual machines composing the line have been combined and tested thoroughly for reliable and efficient inline function. Furthermore, by having only one supplier, the customers will benefit from ENKOTEC’s well-known and extensive service concept, including quick supplies of spare parts, technical support at all levels, and customised training programmes. Managing director Bent Petersen said: “ENKOTEC’s new inline

nail manufacturing solutions, featuring a balanced combination of well-proven systems and modern technology, prove our wish to constantly put our customers ahead of competition. We will be happy to demonstrate an inline manufacturing system in operation to interested customers.”

102 Fastener + Fixing Magazine • Issue 68 March 2011

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