Schwarze-Robitec at the International Trade Fair Tube® 2016
posted on Feb 1, 2016
New high-performance control system and bending tool solution
Tube bending solutions during Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) – Based on this motto, Schwarze-Robitec GmbH will be presenting its new high-performance control system NxG 2.0 at the International Trade Fair Tube® 2016 in Hall 5, Booth E27. This totally re-engineered control system makes it possible to create a network of bending machines within a company. Thus, it guarantees a flexibility that increases considerably during the production of bending products. Furthermore, the company introduces a new bending tool with an integrated cutting device. This design makes it possible to bend and cut pipe components of commercially available lengths in a single process step. The result: Cycle times and material waste are reduced significantly.
During the Tube® 2016, visitors to the Schwarze-Robitec booth will have the opportunity to find out more about intelligent tube bending solutions. "The CNC-controlled system NxG 2.0 allowed us to tie a total package together that consists of software and hardware and that will undoubtedly improve the tube bending production in the not so distant future", says Bert Zorn, General Manager of Schwarze-Robitec. With the objective to get the bending technology ready for Industry 4.0, the company integrated fundamental modules into the new control system. In addition to a new operating concept, and besides standard statistical information about the bent component, the further development of the high-performance NxG makes it also possible to record and evaluate process data.
Integrated sensors provide information about wear parts to arrive at conclusions such as the maintenance requirement of the machine. The advanced software uses icons displayed on the desktop, and its new graphical user interface ensures process reliability and intuitive operability.
The second highlight introduced at the trade fair is the new tool solution by Schwarze-Robitec, a cutting device integrated into the bending tool. With these intelligent cutting tools and the combination of bending and cutting work processes, the users can reduce the production times significantly. Furthermore, the material waste is decreased up to 90 percent – a drastic cost-saving; in particular, when it comes to high-quality materials and short bent tube components. Experts of the tube bending specialist are available at the booth to answer any question by the visitors about industry trends, new developments, and the company's product portfolio.
Schwarze-Robitec GmbH – The company
The company was founded in 1903 and is an internationally leading expert in the area of tube bending. The specialist in tube cold bending machines has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany and currently employs a staff of 130. Schwarze-Robitec GmbH is represented worldwide by many companies that have been in this partnership for many years. Since 2015 Schwarze-Robitec uses its subsidiary in the US as their representative in the North-American market. The company introduced its first CNC-controlled tube bending machine to the global market as early as 1977. Today, more than 2,700 machines have been sold, and more than 35 years later, many of those machines are still utilized in various production applications and operate smoothly. In addition to tube bending machines and bending tools, the product range offered by Schwarze-Robitec also includes measurement systems and solutions for the manufacture of special purpose machinery. The list of references of the tube bending specialist includes, without exception, renowned manufacturers of the automotive industry, the energy sector, and the shipbuilding industry. Moreover, the solutions presented by the company find application in the aerospace and aircraft industry and many other branches. For more information about Schwarze-Robitec go to the web: www.schwarze-robitec.com.
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