Partnership with Honsel Umformtechnik
In cooperation with the company Honsel Umformtechnik GmbH in Fröndenberg/Ruhr, we have developed and tested a new machining concept. The concept of integrated coil assembly in the machining center ensures that the predicted overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is achieved.
Increasing real overall equipment effectiveness
Machining and assembly with automatic feeding in the machining center ensures faster, more cost-effective machining with fewer N.I.O. parts and thus increased effectiveness of the overall plant. In highly interlinked plants, the availability of each individual participant plays a very important role. However, attention must also be paid to the interfaces between the process steps, because these often form the bottleneck between the respective highly available plants. Only well-coordinated processes can achieve the previously predicted overall plant effectiveness.
Integrated machining and assembly of threaded inserts
Until now, wire thread inserts have been inserted after machining (drilling and thread forming) in the machining center by a separate handling system with setting devices. The position of the hole, the initial angle of the thread and many other factors have a considerable influence on process-reliable assembly. Therefore, we have also integrated coil assembly into the machining center. This allows the workpiece to be machined and assembled in a single clamping operation. Thus, tool parameters can influence assembly directly from the CNC machining.
Partnership with Römheld
Based on this idea, August Wenzler Maschinenbau GmbH has developed an innovative clamping concept in close cooperation with Römheld GmbH Friedrichshütte in Laubach, Hesse, Germany. It enables the measurement of various component states in the process. From loading to machining to unloading, the quality can be constantly monitored and seamlessly documented. The core of this innovation consists of the new clamping devices, the electrification as well as the digital data transmission from the clamping device. Römheld supplies the appropriate clamping technology for this, August Wenzler implements it and evaluates the data. We are very much looking forward to further successful cooperation in this field.
Focus on workpiece blank quality
It is crucial to monitor the quality of the blank and correct clamping. In this way, it is decided at an early stage whether further machining is possible and whether further machining is worthwhile. If a component is detected as defective, valuable resources can be saved: then the workpiece is rejected at an early stage and does not go through the entire process chain.