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19th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition

EuroBLECH 2006

PREVIEW

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The official Show Preview gives you a taste of the latest technologies, machinery, systems and services to be presented at EuroBLECH 2006.

This Preview is a valuable guide to the show for the 60,000 expected visitors and media representatives from around the globe. Inside, you will find the exhibitors' profiles listed by hall, a complete exhibitors' list with stand numbers, a site map, useful travel and on-site information as well as the BLECHbusiness conference programme everything you need to plan your visit. Hundreds of exhibitors have provided detailed descriptions and insight information on what they will

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present at this year's show. Innovative fabricating methods, new materials and advanced machinery can, once again, be discovered first-hand at EuroBLECH 2006. This year's exhibition focuses on achieving the highest production quality whilst controlling costs, offering the solutions you need to compete successfully in the global marketplace. We hope you enjoy this Preview and look forward to welcoming you to EuroBLECH 2006.

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24-28 October 2006 Hanover, Germany

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LASERS - UNIVERSAL TOOLS FOR SHEET METAL WORKING

A steady flow of new application options in the field of sheet metal working and processing has enabled lasers to achieve annual growth rates of over 10% for many years. The reasons for this are to be found in the significant technical advances made in the field of laser radiation sources and processing, as well as in modern materials technology. A few years ago the field of high laser power (up to 10kW and over) was the sole preserve of CO2 radiation sources; now, however, various concepts based on solid state or diode lasers are moving into this performance sector. Applications such as laser cutting or laser welding of two- and three-dimensional contours on stationary units are still the domain of well-established CO2 laser sources with their comparatively low maintenance and operating costs. If, however, the complexity of a component means that elaborate multi-axis handling systems are required, then solid state lasers clearly have the edge, thanks to the flexible beam guidance achieved through fibre optics. This is especially important in manual laser processing of materials which was developed several years ago. This combines the advantages of simple, hand-held operations with the benefits of laser technology. The systems currently available on the market for manual laser materials processing can essentially be classed as stationary manual workplaces, where the workpiece is guided by hand to the fixed laser beam. The first handheld laser systems have, however, been developed where the beam can be guided straight to the fixed workpiece, thereby achieving a greater degree of freedom. Adapters can be used to connect the collimators quickly and easily to various solid state lasers. welding seams is often not sufficient for the forming of the tailored blanks. This was the reason for developing laser beam welding with integrated inductive heat treatment, which allows a convergence of the welding seam properties and those of the basis material. Welding of various recently-developed high strength multi-phase steels as well as fine-grain structural steels also requires strict application of the correct heat, as errors in processing can lead to failings in the weld joint. The laser GMA hybrid process offers the potential for improved economy versus conventional submerged arc or GMA (gas metal-arc) welding processes. Tailored hybrid blanks can be made from aluminium alloys and steel sheet using a laser brazing process with non-corrosive flux. The use of filler wire with flux core ensures high process automation suitability. By using zinc-based brazing materials, it is possible to avoid melting of the aluminium basis material on butt joints and to reduce them to a minimum on lap joints. In conclusion, one can say that laser technology is now being used in a steadily increasing number of industrial fields and in new applications. However, alongside the technological benefits, economic efficiency remains key to the long-term establishment of new manufacturing technologies. Whilst in large companies this factor is determined substantially through short processing times and thus high productivity, optimum utilisation of highly-automated systems cannot always be guaranteed in SMEs. It will therefore be a particular challenge to devise intelligent concepts which make laser technology available to smaller companies, for whom high flexibility is the prime concern rather than unit quantities. Authors: Dr.-Ing. Oliver Meier, Dipl.-Ing. Lars Engelbrecht, Dipl.-Ing. Ben Boese, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Katrin Harley, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christian Hennigs (Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.) For the full article please visit www.euroblech.com

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An innovative mirror system uses its special geometry to combine the beam deflection mirror and the focusing lens in one optical unit (approx. 3.5kg). The two-part design of this mirror means the beam can be split to generate two focuses for a combined notching and cutting process. The distance and intensity distribution of both focuses are infinitely adjustable with laser power of up to 3kW. Newlydeveloped dual gas cutting nozzles have been designed to improve the quality of cut in laser beam cutting with oxygen. Here the oxygen cutting beam is enveloped in a circular nitrogen beam - narrower cuts with low burr are the result. This means that flexible laser systems are now available that allow economical processing of a wide range of materials and components right down to single items. Material-related aspects promote the use of lasers, especially in the field of joining technology. Lightweight construction is the driving force behind this development, which is of great relevance in vehicle construction in particular. This means that the materials used have to meet increasingly higher demands in terms of strength and that different materials are joined to create "tailored blanks", in order to be able to make best possible use of their properties. High strength steels are increasingly being used in car body manufacture, where the potential they offer for lightweight construction derives from a reduction in the thickness of the sheet metal. High strength steel qualities do, however, tend to form very hard seams with laser beam welding, because of their high carbon equivalent combined with rapid cooling. The resulting low ductility of the laser

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NEWS

growth. The growing interest shown by high-tec companies in trying to develop sales in North Asian markets of S.Korea, Taiwan, and Japan is evidence that European firms are growing confident in their ability to succeed in markets that were once not considered. The relatively recent rush to capitalize on an enormous domestic demand base in China has served to encourage these firms into the region without the concern of regional continuity. While for some firms aspiring to develop a customer base across the whole of China is almost unattainable, for others the experience of entering China has encouraged them to consider broader geographical opportunities across Asia. For many companies, entry into Asia is now an unavoidable necessity given the growing intensity of competition in Europe, the looming threat of low-cost competition from outside Europe, and the limited obvious opportunities in Eastern Europe. Irrespective of the motivation, European companies are facing significant challenges in entering Asia. The lack of market information and local familiarity is one core issue which adds to the uncertainty of entry, as well as the difficulty in finding local partners or acquisition targets. The legislative and, to some extent, cultural complexities surrounding operations in China and India, added to legitimate concerns over the security of intellectual property create additional difficulties. This lack of local knowledge is hindering some efforts to manage Asian businesses remotely from Europe, and is reflected in weaker performance against expectation. While for others the need to achieve a critical mass of local shipments means that some are considering simultaneous entry into a number of markets and are therefore tackling the task of developing sales & distribution structures as a matter of urgency. In addition, having invested attention in pursuing market opportunities and revenue growth, more firms are now reviewing their business systems efficiency and organizing for further growth. After a decade where European firms have been forced to reach the highest levels of cost-effective operations in their home markets, their expectations can be unrealistic if transferred and transposed onto Asian operations. The greatest challenge for companies operating in Asia is still to understand the local conditions and adapt to local capabilities. The author, Danny Solomon, Director of Consulting, Automation & Electronics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, London is chairing BLECHbusiness SESSION I "Viewpoint Asia"

KEY CHALLENGES FACING EUROPEAN COMPANIES IN ASIA

In the current European business climate, the importance of Asia as both a source of opportunity and as a source of competition to European firms cannot be understated. Asia has driven growth among the leading European companies for the past three years and will undoubtedly continue to do so for at least the next five years.

The number of firms now exploring opportunities and seeking production or distribution partners in Asia has seen strong growth in 2005 and is likely to continue unabated in 2006. The success of European firms measured in sales growth and profitability has varied significantly; irrespective of the core strategic objectives of those that are either seeking to locate in Asia in order to produce for local demand or those that are seeking a low-cost production base from which to export to global markets. However this inconsistency reflects a host of secondary trends across a region that has few common characteristics across such a range of diverse markets. This lack of continental cohesion typically represents the greatest challenge in developing effective panregional strategy and organizational development for the large multinationals that were first to break significant ground in Asia. Although these businesses have established bases in many of Asia's largest markets and continue to seek out opportunities in India and China, the increasing interest being shown in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia will generate a new set of challenges. These issues are being intensified as the lead taken by the largest corporations is leading to a stream of strategic suppliers following their largest clients in order to retain their special status. However, their experience has provided a basis for learning and confidence, to an increasing number of medium-sized and niche companies that are now seeking the promise of high year-on-year revenue

New BLECHbusiness Conference

The Management and Strategy Conference takes place for the first time alongside EuroBLECH. The concept of individually bookable 90 minute sessions allows visitors and exhibitors of EuroBLECH to combine the exhibition with the conference. Conference languages are English and German. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

24 Oct 10.00 11.30 SESSION I: Viewpoint Asia 25 Oct SESSION V: Global Production Networks of the Automotive Industry SESSION VI: Production Management: Workflow, Productivity SESSION VII: Growth Markets in the Sheet Metal Working Industry SESSION VIII: New and Emerging Technologies 26 Oct SESSION IX: Globalisation Chances and Risks for SMEs SESSION X: Marketing: The Value of Comparative Tests as a Marketing Tool SESSION XI: Changes in the Automotive Industry SESSION XII: Special Materials Time is money. Therefore it is essential to reduce non-productive secondary processing time, for example through automatic load and unload of machines for sheet metal processing. Well-known manufacturers and users discuss possibilities, advantages and risks. Panelists to be announced SESSION V: GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORKS OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Chair and speakers to follow. SESSION VI: PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: WORKFLOW, PRODUCTIVITY Chair: Dr. John Collins, Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Technology Association, London, United Kingdom · Remote services and IT-security. Dipl-Ing. Helge Baganz, Director, DS DATA SYSTEMS, Braunschweig, Germany Further speakers to follow. SESSION VII: GROWTH MARKETS IN THE SHEET METAL WORKING INDUSTRY Chair: Dietmar Kuhn, Journalist, Maschinenmarkt, Vogel Verlag, Germany Market Russia · Professor Dr. Ivan Kovsh, President, Laser Association Moscow, Russia Market Asia · NN, Müller-Weingarten, Germany Market Eastern Europe · Andrzej Plewinski, D.Sc.Eng., Director, Metal Forming Institute, Poznan, Poland SESSION VIII: NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Chair: Dr. Aldo Ofenheimer, Kompetenzzentrum ­ Das virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft, TU Graz, Austria · Advanced numerical simulation for new forming technologies and materials. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Christoph Lind, Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft, Graz, Austria · Welding torch with intelligence "IQ Torch" ­ an assistant of welders for automatic adjust of parameters depending on the welding position. Dr. E. Karakas, General Manager, TIM SCHWEISSTECHNIK, Burgwedel, Germany · Converter technology applied in plasma cutting made portable. Girish Kamath, Hypertherm Europe, Roosendaal, The Netherlands · From sheet metal to tube ­ Business opportunities from lasertube cutting technology. Dr. Sergio Raso, Laser Technology R&D Director, BLM Group, Cantù, Italy SESSION IX: GLOBALISATION ­ CHANCES AND RISKS FOR SMEs Chair: Dr. Norbert Wellmann, Managing Director, EFB European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working, Hanover, Germany · Globalisation ­ Impact on SMEs in the Sheet Metal Forming Industry. Berhard Jacobs, Managing Director, Industrieverband Blechumformung, Hagen, Germany · Globalisation ­ A challenge for dynamic action. Wolfgang Neubert, Managing Director, Anchor Lamina, Chemnitz, Germany · Case study of a medium sized supplier to the automotive industry from Germany and its survival strategies. Dr.-Ing. Frank-Ulrich Leitloff, Director R7D, Finow Automotive, Eberswalde, Germany · Growth opportunities for privately owned companies in Asia. Holger Stork, Böllhoff Systemtechnik, Bielefeld, Germany SESSION X: MARKETING: The value of comparative tests as a marketing tool Chair: Joerg Stimpfig, Cand.jur.Dipl.-Journ., Editor in Chief, werkzeugforum Magazin, Stuttgart, Germany Panel discussion about comparative tests of welding machines and tools in trade magazines and their value for machine manufacturers and users Panelists are manufacturers and users of welding machines and tools SESSION XI: CHANGES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Chair and speakers to follow. SESSION XII: SPECIAL MATERIALS Chair and speakers to follow.

11.45 13.15

SESSION II: Laser - New Technologies SESSION III: Competitiveness of European Sheet Metal Working Industry SESSION IV: Automation and Robotics

13.30 15.00

15.15 16.45

DETAILED PROGRAMME

(JULY 06)

SESSION I: VIEWPOINT ASIA Chair: Danny Solomon, Director of Consulting, Automation & Electronics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, London, United Kingdom · Present situation and future developments of China metal forming / fabricating industry. Qi Junhe, MD Chinese Sheetmetal Forming Group Further speakers to follow. SESSION II: LASER ­ NEW TECHNOLOGIES Chair: Klaus Nowitzki, Head of CEO Staff, Laser Centre Hanover, Germany · Future laser concepts for metalworking. Dr. Kurt Mann, Director Sales & Marketing, Trumpf Laser, Schramberg, Germany · Making the right laser powering choice. NN, Bystronic, Switzerland · Laser-assisted forming developments for sheet metal applications. Prof. Dieter Schuöcker, Vienna University, Austria · Laser welding and brazing with filler-wire guided system substantially improves seam quality and process stability. Automated, tactile seam tracking with filler wire eliminates erratic variations in seam quality. Heinz-Dieter Blümel, Sales Director, Scansonic, Berlin, Germany

SESSION III: COMPETITIVENESS OF EUROPEAN SHEET METAL WORKING INDUSTRY Chair: Dr. Norbert Wellmann, Managing Director, EFB European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working, Hanover, Germany · Co-operation with efficient supplier networks and partners in R & D. Karl Stahl, Sales Director, Gräbener Pressensysteme, Wetzlar, Germany · Success factors and market trends in sheet metal working within the automotive industry. Dr. Alexander Malkwitz, Principal, A.T. Kearney, Düsseldorf, Germany · Globalisation as a chance for European automotive suppliers. Reto Hartmann, CEO, Feintool International Management, Lyss, Switzerland · Strategy concepts for competition dedicated to companies in sheet metal forming. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Liewald, Director, Institute for Metal Forming Technology, Stuttgart, Germany SESSION IV: AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS Chair: Michael Lind, Editor-in-Chief, Automation, Henrich Verlag, Germany · A global analysis of automation/robotics for metal forming markets. Jonas Westlund, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, Automation & Electronics Practice, London, United Kingdom Followed by a panel discussion: "Without workers in the 3rd shift ­ Automatic load and unload of machines for sheet metal processing"

PRICES

35 per session (for bookings up to 30 September 2006). 45 per session (for bookings after 30 September 2006). All prices plus 16% VAT Special discount applies for group bookings with 10+ people. For tickets and up-to-date information visit www.blechbusiness.com

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES BY HALL

See exhibitor list on page 34 for a complete guide to exhibitors and halls. AICON 3D SYSTEMS GMBH, D, 11-F24

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world's leading providers of optical camera based 3D measurement systems. AICON develops and distributes systems (hardand software) for the business areas of inspection and testing as well as for car safety and tube inspection. With AICON's latest products for automated test and process control, the company enters new worldwide market fields and obtains an outstanding growth. The majority of AICON's clients operate in the automotive and aerospace market. At EuroBLECH, AICON is mainly going to present its products from the inspection area. One of its highlights is DPAInspect, a photogrammetric 3D measurement system for the inspection of arbitrary components which can be easily integrated in software packages like for example PolyWorks. DPAInspect works with a high resolution digital camera as acquisition device. Consequently, the system can be applied directly onsite. The transport to a CMM, which is especially timeconsuming in case of massive components, is no longer necessary. Moreover, AICON will show the optical 3D measurement system TubeInspect which assures efficient quality control in tube manufacturing and which can even entirely replace mechanical gauges. It does not only make possible high-precision measurement of tubes, but it also determines set-up and correction data and transmits them to the bending machines. Additionally, it can be applied for Reverse Engineering. www.aicon.de

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dampening of the cutting shock, spring-type cushions with defined removal function; additional functions in tool; waste chopper or clocking shears; integrated or external drive devices - Drive concepts for feed devices; el.-hydr. linear and rotation drives for gripper and roller feeds; clocked ventilation for feeds and straightening machines - System solutions for highly dynamic cutting-off machines; extremely quick punching drives with optimum availability for single, series, hole and revolver punches; shear drives incl. synchronisation control; special drives for shear and section-cutting devices (high speed cutting); drives with harmonious path-time diagrams for rivet and assembly operations.

ALME AG, CH, 11-C28

PRODUCTS & SERVICES BY HALL

HALL 11 - PAGE 3 · Separation technology · Flexible sheet metal working technology · Machine elements · Tube/Section working · Process control & quality assurance HALL 12 - PAGE 8 · Separation technology · Flexible sheet metal working technology · Machine elements · Process control & quality assurance HALL 13 - PAGE 11 · Joining & fastening technology · Surface technology for sheet metal/plate (process-related) · Tool technology for sheet metal/plate working · Data processing (hardware and software) · Factory & warehouse equipment · Safety at work/ Environment protection · Services, information & communication · Data processing (hardware and software) · Safety at work/ Environment protection · Services, information & communication · Factory & warehouse equipment · Safety at work/ Environment protection · Services, information & communication

www.bwhydraulik.de

CASTELLANOS Y ECHEVARRIA-VITORIA SA, E, 11-B30

Edge grinder PSM 150 This machine is intended for bevelling of welding edges on high tensile steels such as Hardox, stainless steel and high carbon steel.

www.alme.ch, www.edge-processing.ch

AKYAPAK MAKINA SAN. TIC. LTD. STI, TR, 11-C05

ASCO DATA, GESELLSCHAFT FÜR RECHNERANWENDUNGEN IN DER FERTIGUNG MBH, D, 11-B40

ASCO 2006: fast job preparation for efficient sheet metal working. All processes are covered: punching, nibbling, laser, gas, plasma, waterjet and milling. The company provides comprehensive software solutions for all cutting processes, plus new software for folding and bending. The control and monitoring equipment is suited for companies of all sizes and fully scaleable from single stand-alone machines to complete manufacturing centres. www.ascodata.com

HALL 14 - PAGE 18 HALL 15 - PAGE 20 HALL 16 - PAGE 23 · Sheet metal, semi· Separation technology finished and finished · Factory & warehouse products (ferrous/ equipment non-ferrous) · Services, information · Handling technology & communication HALL 27 - PAGE 25 · Forming technology · Tool technology for sheet metal/plate working

BENTELER MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 11-H66

Please note: The following is not a complete list of exhibitors. Submission of information before EuroBLECH 2006 is on a voluntary basis only.

Bevelling machines for producing bevelled edges on plates and tubes, to prepare joint faces for subsequent welding. The range of models comprises the CHP-6, CHP-12, CHP-21 INV., CHP-12G, CHP-12G REV., CHP-21G and CHP-21G INV. Bevel width ranges from 6mm on the CHP-6 to 20mm on the CHP-21G, with working angles from 20° to 45°. The CHP-12 is the most universal machine because it covers 80% of the applications for its type. It is versatile, adaptable and is easily transported on its own trolley. www.cevisa.es

CONIC CO. LTD, J, 11-H42

Conic supplies the best special turret punch press tools based on advanced technology. For the last 30 years, Conic has been one of the leading suppliers of high quality special turret punch press tools to the sheet metal market, leading the tooling industry in terms of high quality, competitive pricing, quick delivery and high performance technology especially in special forming punch press tools. Conic is certified to ISO9001:2000. The company's production and services are supported by state-of-the-art technology and most advanced machines and computer systems. One example is the outstanding 'Conic super dry punch' which is particularly suited for hard punch materials such as stainless steel, without any lubrication. Conic is looking for competent punch press tool sales agents for the world market.

Separation technology, Flexible sheet metal working technology, Machine elements, Tube/Section working, Process control & quality assurance, Data processing (hardware and software), Factory & warehouse equipment, Safety at work/Environment protection, Services, information & communication ADDISONMCKEE LTD, GB, 11-B10

HALL 11

Since 1962 Akyapak Machinery has been producing 3 and 4 rolls hydraulic plate bending machines, hydraulic and mechanical profile bending machines, hydraulic and mechanical tube bending machines with mandrel and hydraulic and mechanical bordering machines. Now Akyapak has a newly built factory with 10,000sqm indoor area in order to further improve its well known quality. Akyapak invests in technology for the future with 150 well experienced, specialist staff and produces about 2,000 machines yearly. As a result of having good quality and advanced technology in the production process, Akyapak exports 80% of its total production to 55 countries in 5 continents. Product range: - 3 and 4 rolls hydraulic plate bending machines; pre-bending capacity from 0.8-80mm sheet thickness; NC and CNC controlled - 2 roller plate bending machine for high production volumes - Profile bending machines; hydraulic with NC and CNC - Tube bending machine hydraulic with CNC and NC - Bordering machines

www.akyapak.com.tr

ALMA GMBH, D, 11-G35

New AddisonMckee 'Powerbend' range brings more affordable precision CNC tube bending for manufacturers requiring standard 3 axis machines. AddisonMckee, a world-leading tube-bending and endforming technology specialist, has developed a highperformance, lower cost tube bending range aimed specifically at the more basic requirements of the tube bending industry. Benefiting from AddisonMckee's reputation for quality, precision and reliability, the new Powerbend range combines years of proven design techniques to provide high levels of accuracy, repeatability, prompt tool change and ease of operation required by today's manufacturing industries. AddisonMckee have been able to use their expertise to provide a high quality solution for those companies who would ideally like to invest in such equipment, but have not always been able to justify the sophisticated capabilities that some of these machines offer. In the new Powerbend range we have created a choice of exceptionally durable models of international standards and revolutionary design, each with the added advantage of an exceptionally attractive price point. From launch, there will be a choice of 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 125mm diameter capability models. ALMA, one of the European leaders in the publishing of CAD-CAM software for sheet-metal manufacturing will present the latest version of their ACT/ software suite for 2D/3D cutting, sheet metal working and robotized welding. In this '2006' version, many new functionalities have been introduced in the different modules which make up the ACT/ range, in particular in ACT/CUT, the software dedicated to the programming of fluid jet 2D cutting machines (laser, water jet, plasma, oxyfuel), punch presses and routing machines: a new and entirely customisable user interface, 2D sketcher to create rapidly parameterised parts, automatic functions to cut frames made up of rectangular holes, ('quick grid'), automatic positioning of micro-junctions for punchingnibbling, new or improved nesting algorithms for various cutting methods such as automatic common cutting. A powerful module for the automatic nesting of tubes has been implemented in ACT/TUBES, a comprehensive CAD/CAM solution that manages all steps of the tubes cutting process. ACT/TUBES is available for all kind of machines cutting tubes. Finally, a new version of ACT/BEND, a software dedicated to the offline programming of any CNC press-brakes, will be demonstrated in combination with the ACT/UNFOLD software that helps designing and unfolding 3D sheet metal parts.

The BentelerLaserGauge opens up new dimensions in the field of optical measuring engineering. Within only five minutes the most varying components and tools may be completely measured by means of laser sensors. User-definable measuring reports show a comparison of this measurement (scan) with corresponding CAD-data set or reference geometry. The possible application in the immediate production environment in connection with requiring a lower level of skills for the operating personnel make it possible to considerably reduce the costs for measuring tasks compared to alternative methods. This provides a pre-condition for increasing the number of measuring operations during production and for improving the guarantee of a flawless product. Furthermore, high operator convenience makes it possible to collect economically well-founded data for effective statistical process control in order to optimise preventive maintenance. The product independence of the BentelerLaserGauge reduces investments in productbound mechanical gauges. Due to the fact that the complete geometry of components and tools is collected, the information content rises considerably compared to aforementioned gauges. Finally, the BentelerLaserGauge represents a high-capacity platform for reverse engineering. www.benteler.de

www.conic.co.jp

CORAL S.P.A., I, 11-E30

BW HYDRAULIK GMBH, D, 11-F59

Hydraulic controls and drives for metal forming. BW Hydraulik presents a tailor-made programme for the varied applications in metal forming: - Equipment for mechanical presses; controls for hydraulically operated clutches and brakes; press safety valves with el. and hydr. monitoring; hydr. overload safety devices; ram adjustment; feed and comb slide controls - Main drives for hydraulic presses; linear drives up to 15.000kN with hydro-mechanical position control as freely programmable NC axis; synchronisation control of a number of drives; passive dampening of the cutting shock, optimised output range thanks to lowpressure and high-pressure hydraulic circuits; press safety concepts - Hydr. additional functions on presses in general; active and passive ejector and die cushion controls; active

Filters and extraction units. Portable dust collectors cartridge filters - silos and boilers - filtering extraction units for the metal, chemicals, electronic, textile, food and woodworking industries - soldering fumes filters source fume capture articulated arms - spray booths soundproofed cabins and panels - pressurised cabins dust free rooms - fans - soundproofed boxes for fans ductwork and accessories - smoke and vapour filters dryers: conventional and heat pump - hose reels with suction fans for automotive industry. www.coral.biz

DATA M SOFTWARE + ENGINEERING, D, 11-H27

data M Software is presenting its new software release COPRA® Roll Forming 2007. The new COPRA® RF software offers several new interesting features for a more effective roll tool design. One is the 3D design of roll tooling and accessory parts directly linked to flower pattern development and strain analysis. Modifications on the 3D model will be updated in the COPRA roll design data base accordingly. This allows the designer to quickly develop a 3D volume model of the roll form tooling. data M's high-end Finite Element Analysis Software 'COPRA® FEA RF' will also be shown in a new version. It

www.addisonmckee.com

www.almacam.de, www.alma.fr

The entries in this preview have been sorted by hall number and, within these groupings, alphabetically. Each entry first lists the exhibitor's name, the country and the hall/stand number. All entries are based on exhibitor information which has not been verified and neither Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd. nor any other individuals or organisations connected with EuroBLECH accept any responsibility for correct content, completeness and/or correct reproduction of the entries.

Persons/companies interested in the products/services listed in this preview are strongly advised to check with the relevant exhibitors prior to making any commitment. The EuroBLECH 2006 Preview is published by the EuroBLECH 2006 Press Office, Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd, Romeland House, St Albans, Herts AL3 4ET, England. Reprinting is permitted with reference to this issue. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK. © 2006 Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd

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EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Logopress 3F: Designed specifically for the cutting-stamping business it is intended for toolmakers, cutters and tooling design offices. It may also be of interest to certain fields in sheet metal working as an addition to the sheet metal function supplied by SolidWorks. This function enables theoretical development (or flat pattern) of a piece of folded and/or stamped sheet metal. It calls on the experience acquired by Logopress over more than ten years through its contacts with numerous customers specialising in these fields and from different, complex mathematical models. The theoretical contour thus obtained of a flat pattern for a stamped piece allows very fast machining (by laser cutter or wire electrical discharge) of a prototype blank for stamping tests. www.dps-software.de material physics, providing 'as good as real' virtual solutions, in order to replace the lengthy trial and error processes on real prototypes. Typical examples of the ESI Group's virtual test applications are crash tests, stamping, casting, thermoforming, welding, aerodynamics and aero-acoustics. Industrial partners and clients across the world use these products to continuously improve virtual prototypes, thus gaining a major competitive advantage. PAM-STAMP 2G offers a unique stamping simulation value chain, from quick die design, through early feasibility, final validation and quality control, to a fully automatic springback compensation methodology without modelling discontinuity. PAM-TUBE 2G is a new product in the stamping simulation solution line, tailor-made for tube bending and hydroforming processes. PAM-TFA is a Designer Advisor for Sheet Metal Stamping Simulation in CATIA V5, designed to support collaborative engineering. PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 addresses die designers who need to create directly in the CAD environment the first draft of a die addendum within minutes. PAMDIEMAKER offers a set of powerful interactive tools and functions that provide guidance and support for part preparation, binder development and die addendum design. www.esi-group.com epicycloidal gearboxes - GRS system: the guiding rolls system allows the vertical, axial and angular adjustment by means of hydraulic control - HPA system: the hydraulic pulling arm is fitted with special tooling created for beams H, U and I, to be rolled the hard way.

allows for a simulation and verification of the roll forming processes on the computer and considers the experience of several hundreds of industrial projects. The non-linear elasto plastic calculation, the automatically generated model, a process-wizard driven easy definition of process parameters and reduced calculation time are making this solution to a real virtual try-out and analysis tool. data M's known software package COPRA® Metal-Bender for sheet metal design and unfolding will also be shown in its most current version for Autodesk Inventor Series 11. It offers new functions for transitions, export of flat pattern, flat pattern data as real Inventor parameters, marked bending lines and ToPs interface with user definable lists for upper/lower tool and material.

www.faccin.com

FELSS BURGER GMBH, D, 11-D10

The Felss Group (Felss, Rotaform and Felss Burger) develops and builds fully automated and highly flexible production systems for the manufacturing industry. With an emphasis on metal forming, bending and assembly processes, often all of the processes are combined in one machine. The company also offers unique, patented solutions. There are many international companies which use Felss machines and production systems to create high-tech production solutions, which they can use as a base for production of important and precise components. The scope of activities is sub-divided into the three product families: Fluid, Tube, Components. The 'Components' division produces machines for the manufacturing of exhaust systems, short manufacturing tubes, perforated tubes, wiper systems, slide bearings etc. Our highlight this year is the 'Crocodile' for the production of wrapped mufflers, catalyst casings and tailpipes. www.felss-burger.com

www.datam.de

DEA-HEXAGON METROLOGY S.P.A., I, 11-C01 DROSSBACH GMBH & CO. KG, D, 11-F33

EUROMAC S.P.A., I, 11-C25

The Drossbach Flex Pipe Machine SPF 450 S is a versatile machine for the production of flexible pipes to be used in air conditioning, house installation, chimney industry and automotive. Our single and double wall technology which has proven success worldwide guarantees air-tight pipes of the highest quality suitable for transporting gas. Technical features: - a versatile system for production of flexible pipes for various applications - use of unprofiled sheet material - high production speed of up to 100m/min (329 ft./min) belt speed - precise pipe cutting with synchronised cutting unit Products: - flexible pipes according to German standard DIN 24146 and international standards - special double wall pipes produced from one sheet.

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT FÜR SCHICHT- UND OBERFLÄCHENTECHNIK IST, D, 11-F44

Modern manufacturing is unimaginable without coatings on tools to not only lengthen tool-life, but also help avoid the build-up of workpiece material on the tool. They can even have self-lubricating properties. Additionally thin film sensors can be integrated in the tool coatings to measure the local temperature and the force during the forming operations. Virtually all tool coatings used in industry are available at the Fraunhofer IST. The emphasis is on developing new layer systems for forming and cutting of aluminium, magnesium or titanium as well as for forming operations at elevated temperatures. Integrated thin film sensors, which were developed at the Fraunhofer IST, put you in the position to measure important data such as tool temperature, high loading pressure or wear directly on the tool surface. Our extensive coating and production knowhow will be dedicated to finding an individual solution for your specific production tasks, and to meeting your performance and economic needs. The services offered encompass layer development via plant development all the way to a complete technology transfer. We offer services for toolmakers, coaters and tool end-users. With our numerous contacts we are able to find the right partner for your task, e.g. material producers or production research institutes. www.ist.fhg.de

TORO, Hexagon Metrology's latest cost-effective dcc horizontal-arm CMM for large workpiece measurement. TORO horizontal-arm DCC Coordinate Measuring Machines represent state-of-the-art in the dimensional inspection of large volume workpieces in industrial environments. The affordable price combined with an optimum metrology performance make TORO CMMs the ideal tool for the dimensional inspection of large thin walled parts such as automobile bodies and subassemblies, and the automatic verification of prismatic parts. The high quality design, the sturdy mechanical structure, the built-in linear thermal compensation system, and the wide range of probes, heads and accessories make TORO a high performance measuring machine, easy to use under any operating condition. TORO has a measuring range of X-axis 6000 to 7000mm, Y-axis 1600mm, Z-axis 2100 to 2500mm with volumetric measuring accuracies starting from: 30+25L/1000<85µ. Dual arm configuration is available to cover larger measuring volumes. The Hexagon Metrology TORO is available in a floor-mounted runway-type series. Column/arm modules can be used with or without a surface plate. All models are motor driven for complete hands-off DCC inspection. The open-sided design allows easy access to parts and facilitates automatic loadingunloading operations. The machine rides on high rigidity recirculating ball pads and precisely ground, inductively hardened bearing surfaces for longer measuring life in shopfloor environments. The column axis (Z) is covered with machine tool-like bellows to protect it from shop contaminants. TORO has been designed for maximum operator protection and complies with international industry safety standards. The new horizontal machine comes with a wide variety of electronic touch trigger and analogue probes, automatic probe changers, and indexing heads to facilitate the inspection of sheet metal components. www.hexagonmetrology.com

www.drossbach.de

EHRT MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 11-F62

Bending machine EB 30/40/60 CNC-SV: The EB 30/40/60 CNC-SV bender is specially designed for exact bending (also torsion) of flat bar material up to 20x200mm in section, specifically with copper busbars in mind. The machine itself calculates the developed length of the finished bar and measures every bend and automatically compensates for spring back. The accuracy of the machine reduces scrap to virtually zero. With the new servo-valve gear (SV) there is a further reduction of the processing time. A new small bender, the EUB 20, is also available. Punching machine HOLECUT 40-6/9 CNC: The HOLECUT 40-6/9 CNC complements the EB bender and is designed for punching, nibbling, (angled) cropping and cutting to length flat stock of up to 15x200mm section material specifically with copper busbars in mind. Busbar profiles (L or e-channel) can be punched up to 50mm high and 80mm wide. As an innovation it is also able to stamp nips. The machine can be programmed to produce one-off pieces consecutively from a bar, which means that the busbars required for a panel can be economically produced without having a stockpile. A new small punch, the HOLECUT 40-4, is also available. Therefore usually both machines are offered together. www.ehrt.de

Euromac, a leader in the production of punching machines, presents the range of CNC Autoindex Punching machines. The range of our punching machines goes from the affordable and versatile BX machines to full production ready ZX & MTX units. Their features satisfy the growing demand for flexibility, being able to: - accept a variety of materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper, etc. - work a variety of standard sheet sizes as well as oversized materials and flat bars up to 10.000mm length. NEW for this year is the MTX 1500! - use a variety of thick turret single tools (up to size D), Multitool 4 - 6 -10 stations and tools Trumpf® style. The bi-directional rotation of punch and die holder can rotate single tools and multitools: the single station ZX can rotate up to 10 tools, whereas the five-station turret of the MTX, with 3 fixed and 2 rotating stations, accepts up to 50 tools and can rotate up to 20 tools. The unique hydraulic system (patent pending) allows a full spectrum of applications, such as punching, nibbling, forming, thread tapping, marking, beading, engraving, bending at only 7.5kW max. power consumption.

HEXAGON METROLOGY GMBH, D, 11-C01

Wilcox Associates Inc., a Hexagon Metrology Company, announces the availability of PC-DMIS V4.0. With over 30,000 licences in place, PC-DMIS is the world's leading metrology software for Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs). Developed in direct response to requests and suggestions from our user base, this release significantly extends the software's functionality and enhances its usability. In addition, Version 4.0 expands on the concept of Enterprise Metrology Solutions - EMS® , by introducing modules that expedite the job of programming and extend the software's capabilities to other types of measurement equipment. - PC-DMIS Vision brings PC-DMIS's sophisticated metrology capabilities to traditional camera-based measurement equipment. - PC-DMIS Portable addresses the specific needs of users of portable arms such as Romer and CimCore. - Inspection Planner Suite not only makes paperless inspection possible, it also automates the job of part programming. - PC-DMIS NC dramatically reduces scrap and rework by turning machine tool probes into powerful tools for inprocess setup and part verification. The new Tesastar probing system Hexagon Metrology recently presented Tesastar, a complete, flexible line of heads, probes, tool changers and accessories for CMMs, which is the peak of the evolution of probing technology for coordinate measuring machines. The Tesastar line includes a wide offer of standard products specifically developed to guarantee the CMM user fast and extremely accurate measurements. www.hexagonmetrology.com

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DELTATHERM HIRMER GMBH - INDUSTRIAL COOLING AND HEATING, D, 11-B42

Controlled laser cooling. In many laser applications users need cooling with a very high temperature constant. Deltatherm is one of the biggest producers of special laser cooling units as 19 inch plug in rack-chillers with a cooling capacity from 0.1kW up to 5kW and stand alone chillers in a cooling capacity range from 0.1kW up to 5,000kW. The new chiller generation is a revolution in perfect laser cooling. With a new high-tech temperature controlling system it is possible to maintain a constant temperature in the chiller <±0.1K. Most of these chillers are for deionised water. They have an ionic exchanger in bypass and all water carrying parts are in stainless steel or in special plastic. Special options are for example a filter in the water cycle, external fault indicator, external data collection, external drive pulse, flow controlling or conductor measurement. For water/water exchange units these options are also possible. All these cooling systems can be delivered as Deltatherm standard programme or special customised engineering (OEM). www.deltatherm.de

FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, USA, 11-H40

For 35 years, The FABRICATOR® has been the American metal forming and fabricating industry's No.1 publication. The FABRICATOR has achieved this status by delivering the highest quality technical articles and case histories to its more than 56,000 readers involved in metal fabrication, welding, stamping, and tube and pipe fabricating. Tightly focused sister magazines are: STAMPING Journal® TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal® and , , Practical Welding Today® www.thefabricator.com .

ELGO-ELECTRIC GMBH, D, 11-B32

FACCIN S.R.L., I, 11-G20

4 rolls CNC plate bending machines: The 4 rolls plate bending machine 4HEL series with computerised numerical control model PGS-ULTRA are provided with all the accessories to make the machine able to combine high accuracy and speed of execution of the workpiece (even with complex shapes). The performance guaranteed by the manufacturer can be obtained for several technical reasons: rectilinear guides - MCS system, the multi-bearing system - EPS System: for accuracy and repeatability of performance. On the 4 rolls bending machines Faccin is proud to introduce software with a graphic interface: PGS-ULTRA is the further advancement of the automation programme for bending systems created by our electronic engineers years ago. The goal is always the same: The policy is to make the diagnostics and maintenance always easier, fast and therefore less expensive. With the Faccin CNC, even an operator without any experience, just following the instructions on the screen, is able in a short time to bend cylinders, ovals and open shapes with variable radii. RCMI section rollers: Faccin's experience in the section rolling market led to the definitive optimising of all the features of the RCMI series, modern hydraulic section rollers with prebending. On the stand the visitor will be able to view an RCMI machine completely fitted with accessories and will be able to appreciate all the features: - Motorisation: with three independent hydraulic motors coupled with

DR. HOCHSTRATE MASCHINENBAU VERTRIEB GMBH, D, 11-H60

DPS SOFTWARE GMBH, D, 11-E01

News of SolidWorks 2007. ToPsWorks: Our product ToPsWorks, an interface between the CAD System SolidWorks and the Trumpf programming systems of the ToPs Series, ensures continuity in all steps in the complete process chain from the idea to the finished product. ToPsWorks has been completely integrated into SolidWorks. Logopress3: Founded in 1989, LOGOPRESS is based in the outskirts of Besançon in France, in an industrial environment boasting extensive and varied cutting and stamping expertise. LOGOPRESS has from the first concentrated its efforts on developing and promoting CAD software applications adapted and dedicated to this activity. We are proud of our reputation for quality of service in the context of the regular and consistent development of our products, and we seek to improve this on a daily basis.

Position indicators - Position controllers - Linear encoders - Rotary encoders Magnetic linear measuring and automatic positioning devices for sheet metal working cover all aspects, including sawing, punching, bending, forming or folding.

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PAUL ERNST MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH, D, 11-C45

Wet grinding - deburring and rounding-off to perfection. Ernst is presenting the third generation of wet grinding machines. The units consist of an elastic grinding drum, flap brushes and a cleaning/drying station. For straightforward edge deburring stainless steel brushes are also available. www.ernst-maschinen.de

ESI GROUP, F, 11-H38

ESI Group is one of the world's leading software houses for the numerical simulation of prototype and manufacturing process engineering in applied mechanics. The key to the ESI Group's success is the use of realistic

Bending machines series SBM 1000-5000. Highest dimensional accuracy by the hydraulic dynamic crowning:* Because of the patented hydraulic dynamic crowning, the unlikely bending of different angles by different materials and sheet metal thickness at the left/middle/right side is no longer a problem.

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Conventional machines have only a static crowning and so they only have the ability to bend one specific metal sheet at a specific angle exactly. However, the new hydraulic dynamic camber affords the possibility to bend any default angle independent of thickness, material and length exactly. With the controlled piloting of the cheeks by a correlation coefficient made of metal sheet thickness and spring back, SPS dissipates the correspondent camber to have an exact bending along the whole metal sheet. Easy operating by automatic metal sheet thickness control:* Long changeover times because of primarily necessary adjustment are no longer required, because of the automatic metal sheet thickness control. The machine automatically recognises the thickness of the material and the bending beam, powered by motors, moves to the required destination. In combination with a clearly arranged operating panel it is easy to change the operator and there is no expensive teaching of the operators. Lightweight and strong mode of construction: The main parts of the machine are produced by bending, so the weight compared with conventional bending machines has been reduced. A basic component of the new construction method is the optimal force flow, so the use of hydraulic power is optimised. (*optional). and act in modules makes the whole production of the Jensen® profiling system equally flexible and efficient. Our working method is based on proven modules and adapts them individually to each new profiling requirement. Our customers profit in several ways: They save money and time to win flexibility, as the modular structure of our machines can be adapted to future profiling equipment. The stock can be reduced to a minimum, as the changing time will be reduced considerably by applying a quick-change system, which means a perfect just-in-time production. Additionally, our customers win a high degree of production security, as several components can be used for more machines. LTD709 was tailor-made to match the needs of customers in the automotive industry, offering a measurement radius of up to 9m (30ft) with PCMM applications, an increase of 25 percent over the model it replaces. LTD709 boasts a measurement volume of 25m (82ft) when used with a reflector. LTD840 is the undisputed touchstone for aerospace PCMM applications, with a probing measurement range of up to 15m (49ft), which translates into a measurement volume of up to 30m (98ft) when used with a Leica TProbe. LTD840's measurement range reaches a full 40m (131ft) when used with a reflector. T-Probe II, the second version of Leica Geosystems' 'Walk-Around' solution for armless and wireless probing, has also been introduced. Leica T-Probe II highlights include improved accuracy, a ten-fold increase in the point rate output and user-assignable multi-function buttons, just to name a few. Leica T-Scan continues to be the only technically mature, fully developed high-speed hand scanner on the PCMM market. www.hexagonmetrology.com

MTS METALLTECHNIK SCHERZINGER GMBH, D, 11-E60

www.jensen.as

LANTEK SHEET METAL SOLUTIONS S.L., E, 11-F51

LISSMAC MASCHINENBAU UND DIAMANTWERKZEUGE GMBH, D, 11-B68

Deburring and edge rounding on both sides in only one step. With the Lissmac grinding machines you can work on stamping and laser parts up to a width of 20mm in only one step. With its compact construction you can use the SBM in combination that means for removal of the oxide reliable and deburring. The main advantages: - deburring and edge rounding of inside and outside contours in only one step - you save up to 60% of time - sheet width: 1 - 20mm - passing width: 1000 / 1500mm - dry working without water feed speed and tool speed are infinitely variable compact and modular construction (less space needed) improvement of the surface quality through elimination of rust and dirt - regular use of the tools - the SBM is appropriated to operate a laser cutting machine and a steel brushing machine with only one person at the same time - you save time and money. With the use of the Lissmac steel brushing machine you guarantee a high quality of your pieces and satisfied customers will bring follow-up orders.

www.dr-hochstrate.de

I-H&S GMBH, D, 11-E54

Your Partner in Sheet Metal Forming: Second Hand - First Class. One-Source Services. For more than 20 years, we have successfully been providing our customers with our service and know-how: Purchase, sale, financing, commissioning and training courses, service or maintenance. 9,000sqm of open space and a hall of 2,500sqm are available for demonstrations of the various used machines. As a fullservice partner we support our customers worldwide. Having well-trained staff, our branch and partners offer a comprehensive range of services - for best quality and technical advice worldwide. Service and Know-how: We are able to deal with all tasks our customers assign to us and our qualified service technicians ensure a professional service. We look forward to serving you. Dismantling - overhauling - repair - maintenance installation - instruction - training courses I-H&S GmbH and Tecnocut - together into the future: Tecnocut is a leading manufacturer of pure water and abrasive waterjet cutting systems, holding a market share of over 70% in Italy. In order to develop the business segment internationally, I-H&S assumed representation for Germany, Poland, France, Bulgaria and Korea in 2006. Both Tecnocut and I-H&S are driven by quality and innovative capacity. www.ihs-gmbh.de Modern and user-friendly interface. Lantek Expert I-II has a totally redesigned modern userfriendly interface: - Consistent style throughout the entire system - Configurable interface - Seamless integration with Lantek Expert III - Intuitive input fields including automatic error checking and formulas New options in punching module: - Full exterior punching with pre defined tool - Enhancements to punch order and sequence - Visualise the real turret when placing tools Save material with improved new nesting: - New nesting algorithm - Significant increase in efficiency - Average nesting improvement of 6% on previous versions - Optimum sheet format Improvements in use of existing nests: - New function to import and export existing nests - Machining technology can be imported with nests - Automatic identification of stored nests from part data Image vectorisation: - New importer to vectorise images - Image formats: BMP, TIFF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, GIF - Image can now be imported into the Lantek drawing module www.lantek.es

With this centre of mass positioner, you can rotate workpieces of any weight up to 300kg or up to 1200kg, in any position, by hand. Rotation, in two axes, is fast and safe, and is effected using the centre of mass of the piece you are turning. With just a light touch of a hand, the workpiece can be moved into a new position requiring neither motor nor control system. This special feature arises from the rational application of the centreof-mass principle. The articulated arm, to whose outer end the workpiece is clamped, with its turn-and-tilt point centrically, is angled (max. 30°), so that the extended mid-line intersects the centre of mass of the workpiece. Now the workpiece is at equilibrium and can be turned to any position, thus considerably improving the efficiency of the work. Both shaft axles are easily adjusted by means of threaded spindles or worm gear segments. www.mts-scherzinger.de

NEXT FACTORY S.R.L., I, 11-F14

The word is: Innovation. Rapid prototyping systems and technologies, which are becoming more and more popular both for plastics and metals, represent an alternative form of technology for the production of prototypes, small batches and spare parts, and meet the demands for reducing 'time to market'. 'Incremental forming', patented by the Japanese company Amino and called 'Dieless', is one of these systems, in other words steel stainless steel, aluminium, titanium and aerospace alloy plating are moulded without the use of conventional presses or dies to produce prototypes or small series of drawn metal plate components. The advantages of this method are: elimination of dies, reduction in costs and production times (from 1 to 500pcs/month), reduction of space occupied by machinery, dies and complex mouldings and the fact that alterations can be made. Moreover, it is also possible to consistently control the strain the metal plating undergoes and adapt the tool load on the metal plating according to the different types of curve it presents, thereby avoiding breakages, as well as producing a number of different spare parts on a single machine. Thanks to powerful software and latest generation digital control, 3D CAD models are easily transferred to the machine's CNC, while the tool's course can be displayed and machining times calculated. Dieless machines are equipped with safety devices which comply with EC standards. Dieless forming has been used successfully in the car manufacturing, aerospace, furniture and medical industries.

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L.V.D. COMPANY NV, B, 11-B15

ISD SOFTWARE UND SYSTEME GMBH, D, 11-H06

HiCAD neXt - the full range of sheet metal working. The design software offers 2D and 3D functionality, combined with many in-built features which remove tedious routine design tasks, increasing productivity. The products HiCAD neXt (CAD 2D/3D), HELiOS neXt (PDM) and HiCAM (NC) are co-ordinated packages which efficiently cover the entire process chain.

LASER MECHANISMS EUROPE NV, B, 11-G48

Laser Mechanisms is today a recognised leader in custom laser processing solutions using beam delivery components and articulated arm systems for high power C02, fibre, YAG and other wavelengths to suit all facets of industrial applications. Our team of laser system engineers have over 300 years collective experience in the field of laser processing and system integration. They will analyse your system requirements and provide an advanced process solution for your laser machine or new laser-based product. Laser Mechanisms offers a complete line of beam delivery components including lens-based cutting heads, mirror-based welding heads, articulated arms, gas jet assemblies, vertical slides, accu-cutter spatial filters, beam collimators, beam benders and splitters, beam shuttles, beam trepanners and boring heads, cut quality enhancers, beam scanners, auto-focus systems, circular polarisers, feedback isolators and beam diagnostic equipment. When leading system designers look for beam delivery, they look to Laser Mech. With corporate headquarters located in Farmington Hills, Michigan and sales offices in Destelbergen, Belgium, Laser Mechanisms is firmly positioned to support its global customer base. High-speed laser, precision press brake, and pick-sort material handling system LVD will exhibit its highperformance metal fabrication equipment, including: Axel 3015 LT Laser System - the Axel 3015 LT features linear drive technology for high-speed part processing. Equipped with automated tower system, the Axel 3015 LT has full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage, ensuring continuous, uninterrupted production of high-quality laser-cut parts. Material management and control software provides advanced offline programming and process monitoring capabilities. PPEB 135/30 Press Brake with Easy-Form® Laser - The PPEB servo-controlled press brake is equipped with state-ofthe-art hydraulics and electronics to ensure precision bending. The press brake features LVD's exclusive CADMAN®-CNC control and Easy-Form® Laser adaptive bending system. Easy-Form Laser uses a laser to monitor the bend angle in real time, producing accurate bending results from the first part, reducing set-up time and scrap. Global CNC Punch Press with Pick-Sort Material Handling System - The Global 1225 30t CNC turret punch press is combined with a robotic Pick-Sort material handling and skeleton removal system to achieve high throughput and improved efficiency. The Pick-Sort system converts the Global punch press into a freestanding, lights-out production cell. The Pick-Sort system handles punched part dimensions up to 1,000x2,000mm with an unload time of 12 seconds per part. www.lvdgroup.com

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JAMMES INDUSTRIE S.A., F, 11-D06

www.nextfactory.com

ORTLINGHAUS-WERKE GMBH, D, 11-F68

www.lasermech.com

The Jammes' Productive Combination: ROLLEXPRESS Plate Roll and SEAMSTAR Welder - only one operator for both machines. ROLLEXPRESS: - 4 pieces/minute - 15 seconds to switch from 1 diameter to another one, without any tooling. SEAMSTAR: - The welding torch is fixed - The shells move continuously under the torch - No downtime between 2 shells and giving maximum production This set of machines produces 4 rolled and welded parts a minute! Ideal for: catalytic converters, fire-extinguishers, electric motor casings, compressor housings, compressed air tanks, chimney pipes, etc. www.jammesindustrie.fr

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG, CH, 11-C01

MT HANDHABUNGS- UND ROBOTERSYSTEME GMBH, D, 11-B68

MT - Loads in the Balance: Single-hand pneumatic manipulators for loads from 5 to 375 kg. Economical production begins with ergonomic handling and part preparation to ease the workload of people and increase productivity. Injuries to bones and muscles still constitute the largest group in accident statistics - a result of improper handling and incorrect manipulation. The Posimat PB line eases the burden of handling heavy parts. It comprises single-hand controlled pneumatic manipulators for loads of 5 to 375 kg. Posimats are for nearly all industrial sectors - automobile and machine production, chemical and textile industries, and wood, plastic and foodstuff sectors. Loads are acquired in seconds with an integrated scale. Posimat can handle changing weights and allows for the virtually unencumbered movement of objects. Two-hand operation is redundant, because the scale assumes the function of the second hand. It can let go only of proper, completely discharged loads. Standard equipment includes safety and blow off valves and pressure loss alerts. www.mt-handling.com

JENSEN A/S, DK, 11-H18

Innovative rollforming systems - modularity is the profile-giving factor of the future! Since 1961, Jensen in Denmark has worked out individual solutions for the profile market worldwide. Jensen is a manufacturer and exporter of rollforming equipment for the sheet metal working industry. We design, manufacture, deliver and commission rollforming machines and complete production plants in which the cold rollforming process is the main feature, to suit our clients needs and requirements. The ability to think

The Metrology division of Leica Geosystems recently launched a new lineup of Leica Laser Trackers on the market, with class-leading accuracy, unmatched dependability and a slew of new and improved features. The new lineup starts with the LT640 Leica Laser Tracker, optimised for reflector inspection within a measurement volume of up to 40m (131ft). LTD706, Leica Geosystems' short-range laser tracker, is intended for Portable CMM jobs within a measurement radius of 6m (20ft) with the Leica T-Probe and Leica TScan as well as with a reflector.

The Ortlinghaus clutch/brake combined units of series 0424 combine the advantages of wet-running steel/sinter plates and the problem-free actuation of compressed air; i.e. the plate stack suffers practically no wear and compressed air is already available in many factories. They are suitable for the drives of presses, metal forming machine tools, guillotines and similar machines that work in cycles. In particular they are suitable in cases where it would not be economical, or it does not appear appropriate, to make pressure oil available. The individual sizes can be supplied in various torque variations for clutch and brake. The clutch is always available in a standard and also in a reinforced version. In this way these units cover the low and medium range of the torque spectrum. The unit is secured to the shaft either with a key and keyway or with a locking assembly. Lubrication and cooling is carried out by splash lubrication; both circulation of oil through the housing or internal oiling through the shaft are available, the particular method being selected in accordance with the thermal load. Appropriate rotary inlets for compressed air and oil are available.

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cutting of sheet metal, even on very complex trajectories. With an acceleration over 6g, allowing cutting of more than 1000 holes per minute, twice as many as other machines on the market, SYNCRONO represents a giant leap forward in the evolution of laser machines. SYNCRONO is based on an utterly unique solution. There are in fact two machines in one, perfectly synchronised: one small and light head, with very high dynamics and minimum moving masses and one larger machine, with a wide working area (3000x1500mm). The two machines are coordinated by patented algorithms, for the best distribution of the movements throughout the axes. The head has a parallel kinematics architecture, a radically new concept for a laser cutting machine, and direct drives. An active compensation cancels the vibrations deriving from the high dynamics and allows the machine to execute the most complex trajectories with matchless dynamics and cutting quality. The complete PrimaServer line for automatic material handling is also available on SYNCRONO. CompactServer, the newest product of the range, is a highly efficient and reliable system for loading, unloading and storing raw sheets and finished parts, requiring no extra floorspace, since all components are placed over the pallet changer. www.primaindustrie.com

PERMANOVA LASERSYSTEM AB, S, 11-H36

Compact modular laser robot processing cells and tools Laser cells from Permanova are complete units for laser welding, laser cutting, laser brazing or hybrid laserGMAW welding. The cost effective standardised modular cells can be configured for most customer needs. Plug-and-play operation, with special customer adaptations possible for fixturing and special software, for workshops, general and automotive industry (car manufacturers and Tier-one suppliers). The new Permanova CT06 Cutting Tool System meets the demands of new fibre and disk laser sources, and has a compact design. This slim, fast tool with accurate autofocus control has a powerful operator-friendly HMI (Human-Machine-Interface). Among the user features are Self calibration, Corner Compensation, Freeze Function, Soft TCP, Logging, Temperature Supervision, Status Presentation etc. Additional tools available are the XYtable (for less precise robots), and the FPS Focus Position System, allowing a tool calibration check within a few seconds (after robot collisions etc). The enhanced Permanova WT03 Welding Tool System can be configured for several laser processes and geometries, in for example car roof welding and other applications. Its optical ST Seam Tracking option is integrated into the tool, useful also for laser brazing and hybrid welding. Latest FindPattern software allows tracking of virtually any geometry. www.permanova.se

PULLMAX AB, S, 11-G14

With 100 laser welds in less then 40 seconds the Remote Welding System (RWS) opens up new possibilities in 2D scanner welding. Due to the very fast movement between the weld spots, ten times more welded seams can be produced in a working envelope of 2,400x1,500x600 mm compared to conventional welding with a robot. The available beam sources are CO2 slab lasers with an output power range of 3 to 6kW. The Scanner Welding System (SWS) is a robot guided laser welding system with a high speed beam deflection unit. This enables multi-spot weld processing of complex formed components in the shortest time possible. Powered by a real time controller, very fast positioning times are achieved. The system runs with solid-state lasers of up to 4kW output power. Beside the scanner systems, a new high power CO2 slab laser for manifold cutting applications will be presented. The increased output power enables economic cutting at high speed in thin and thick sheet metal. The excellent beam quality of K>0.9, the minimal gas consumption and the compact design makes the diffusion-cooled slab laser a proven and reliable tool for various cutting and welding applications. www.rofin.com

ROLLERI SPA, I, 11-F01

Pullmatic 520 FCP punches, forms, bends and taps your parts. Pullmax develop and market fully automated punching machines for sheet metal. Keyword for our business is flexibility and machines designed for maximum customer satisfaction. At EuroBLECH we will showcase a Pullmatic 520 from our latest series of hydraulic CNC punching machines. The machine is equipped with a fully automatic material handling system, this system will load raw material, pick and sort punched parts, unload skeletons and/or parts nested in the skeleton. Also the Pullmatic 520 is equipped with a part shute to eliminate the need for nesting or operator intervention of smaller parts and a material storage tower to enable 'Lights out' for fully automatic production. The modular design of the Pullmatic series punching machines enables feature combinations that will dramatically increase production and parts throughput. Forming and bending capacity is 3 times higher then any other comparable punching machine available today. Adding our CNC controlled multitapping unit will furthermore increase the possibility to finalise operations in the punch that normally would require other machine tools to be utilised. With fully automatic material handling, part sorting, and additional features such as multi tapping and bending capability, the Pullmatic series offers unmatched R.O.I (Return On Investment) value for our customers. Universal system of quick fastening for press brake tools. Rol1 is the innovative solution proposed by Rolleri. It increases the productivity of a broad range of press brake machines, which are at the moment penalised by the length of time required for the replacement of the upper tools, basically due to the antifall security systems that limit the handling of the tool. Rol1 is the alternative proposed by Rolleri to suit all of the most popular systems that guarantee the antifall security of the upper tools. It works thanks to a series of spring-loaded push rods, applicable to the fastening system or directly to the tool. Rol1 advantages: - Performance: Rol1 allows the replacement of tools to be carried out quickly and easily by the operator from the front of the machine - Security: Rol1 conforms to the highest standards of safety from the risk of accidental fall of the tool during the phases of assembly, taking down/dismantling to safety-at-work - Versatility: Rol1 can be applied to a vast range of existing fastening systems - Price: Rol1 is extremely competitively priced so that it is suitable even for older press brake machines.

PETER PRINZING GMBH, D, 11-B33

Manually operated and powered beading and crimping machines for workshop and industrial applications. Many options are available, including fully customised machines. The 3- and 4-roll bending machines follow a consistent modular system, based on the company's experience over 25 years, making this a highly flexible, variable system. The circular shears not only permit cutting of round blanks but they can also crimp the edges in the process. Also on display is the Cornerformer by the Austrian ACF company, for which Prinzing is the sole German distributor. www.prinzing-online.de

FRIEDRICH PETIG GMBH, D, 11-G17

RPS 300 - the combined punching machine for tube and open sections. It just takes a few minutes to convert a tube punching machine into a CNC unit that can handle open sections as well. The combined tube and section punching machine is available in five sizes from 125 to 700kN. The key to successful operation of this new machine is however the right punching tools and these are supplied by Petig as well. www.petig.com

PIVATIC OY, FIN, 11-E14

PROMAU S.R.L. "DAVI", I, 11-E28

New electromechanical punching centre and robotised bending cell. The Finnish Pivatic will use EuroBLECH to launch the new electromechanical punching centre containing innovative solutions for more economical production of punched sheet metal parts. A new coil feeding system will also be introduced. The new robotised bending cell comprises a bending station and an industrial robot for materials handling. There is a bending machine set for two opposite sides of the work piece and both sides are bent at the same time. Different bending angles, both up- and downwards, are bent in the same bending machine. Other Pivatic products are punching centres for coils (PCC), for blanks (PCB) and for coils and blanks (PC&B) which are based on the patented punching method developed by Pivatic. Bending lines (FLW, FLN, FSW and FSO) are efficient and flexible due to the fact that all sides are bent simultaneously. In Pivatic Flexible Fabricating Systems (FFS) products can be fabricated exactly in the order they are needed. www.pivatic.com

www.rolleri.de, www.rolleri.it

ROMER-HEXAGON METROLOGY, F, 11-C01

SIGMA is the state-of-the-art portable CMM from ROMER, available in 9 different lengths up to 5,200mm. SIGMA is the ideal tool for quality inspection, reverse engineering, non-contact tube measurement and even laser scanning with the revolutionary ROMER rotary laser scanner G-Scan RX2. State of the Art Technology: Very high accuracy, ethernet communication, high reliability thanks to a very strong and unique mechanical design, carbon fibre arms for lower weight and thermal stability. Patented infinite rotation. New Features: - SIGMA integrates WBP (Wireless Battery Pack), a wireless communication device with a long-life battery for maximum portability. - No more cables connecting the arm to the computer, the standard battery pack allows up to 5 hours of operation and even more with additional batteries. - The SIGMA line is compatible with PC-DMISTM and the ROMER suite of software products: G-Pad, G-Tube, GSurf, G-Scan Light. SIGMA is available in the following measuring lengths: 1,800, 2,200, 2,500, 2,800, 3,000, 3,200, 3,600, 4,600, and 5,200mm. They are compatible with a wide range of ROMER complementary equipment and accessories. www.romer.fr

www.pullmax.com

RAS REINHARDT MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 11-E61

World launch: UpDownBend Folding System. On complex parts the folding direction changes several times. The UpDownBend System from RAS folds the blank up and down, without the need to flip it over when folding directions change. The brand new system with its working length of 3200mm (126') can handle mild steel material as thick as 4mm (9 Ga). Due to safety reasons, the machine is always operated from the stop side. The front area of the machine needs to be entered only for tool changes. An all-new gauging system automatically adjusts its size for the actual folding situation. If the part is small or narrow, the gauging system reduces its size. On large blanks it automatically increases to its maximum standard depth of 1,550mm (61'). The user benefits from the UpDownBend speed, as he can produce more parts per hour. 80 degrees per second folding beam speed and 80mm/s travel speed of the upper beam impressively demonstrates the dynamic UpDownBend characteristics. The standard Up-DownBend configuration comes with a segmented 200mm (8') deep goatsfoot tool for the upper beam. It is remarkable that these tools can be used up to the full 4mm mild steel capacity. The revolutionary 15' Touch&More control automatically creates a programme using the profile drawing. It simulates the folding sequence and shows the programme, the finished part and the actual bend sequence all at one time. Simplicity also means: automatic blank calculation. www.RAS-online.de

POWER AUTOMATION GMBH, D, 11-F09

World Premiere from Power Automation! Power Automation introduces the new CNC system PA 8000cTM for laser-, plasma-, oxyfuel- and waterjet cutting machines. The PA 8000cTM is a powerful pc-based CNC system which has been developed especially for the use in laser-, plasma-, oxyfuel- and water jet cutting machines. The capability, flexibility and functionality of the PA 8000cTM sets the new benchmark for CNC controls for cutting machines. The PA 8000cTM is expandable and can also be used for cutting of phases and for processing of pipes. Additionally Power Automation introduces the new user-friendly and comprehensive programming- and operating software PA CutTM, with which the user can programme the parts directly on the machine. PA CutTM can be run with a touch-screen monitor or with hardkeys and/or even mouse and keyboard. PA CutTM is easy to learn and provides all the functions for operating and programming the machine to the user clearly and with an appealing design. All common data formats like DXF, ESSI or DIN can be imported directly into PA CutTM. In addition the user can choose from a large number of standard shapes. PA CutTM is also suited for multi-torch applications and can nest in three different ways: grid nesting, parquet nesting and contour nesting.

New oscillating dual beam folding machine: By using dual beam bending technology it is possible to make both positive and negative bends without manually turning the sheet over. Using the Davi-Ystad folding machine to bend steel sheets offers significant advantages in terms of precision, safety, productivity and cost reduction. The Davi-Ystad folding machine is available in a wide range of models with working widths from 2,000 to 6,000mm and thicknesses up to 20mm. Four roll hydraulic plate rolling machine mod. MCB: Equipped with electronic rolls parallelism 'Servo Tronic', PSG, PLT, EST and 'Roll by Wire' DAVI technology. The MCB rolling machine line is the ideal apparatus to bend plate from 10mm to 200mm thicknesses with widths varying from two to up to six metres. It is accurate, user friendly and fast and represents the best available on the market today. The MCB concept from its inception has been designed for a complete automation package. Even the basic model is equipped with programmable visual displays and can perform an automatic cycle.

SCANSONIC GMBH, D, 11-F28

Scansonic develops and produces processing heads with integrated seam tracking functionality to track laser and Plasmatron® joints. Scansonic is a leading specialist for high-performance laser processing optics and adaptive processing heads with filler-wire led seam tracking capability and sensory quality control. Products from Scansonic are eminently suitable for welding and brazing two- and three-dimensional contours by means of seam tracking. The new ALO3 is a robust, industry-standard and modular laser processing head, featuring seam tracking functionality and many new options such as a cover glass with quick-change drawer system as well as direct control via a fieldbus system. The new generation of optics facilitates the use of all contemporary laser sources in Scansonic's systems such as rod, disk, diode or fibre as offered by various manufacturers. We offer systems with and without the patented tactile seam tracking technology. Plasmatron® joining, featuring force-controlled seam tracking by means of a filler wire fed through the Plasmatron® processing head, represents a further innovation. The Plasmatron® head produces the plasma outside of the nozzle and not inside it as has been the case until now. Materials that can be processed range from steel to light metal through to alloys. The advantages are considerably increased processing speeds and less heat input. The new Laser Power Meter is used to check the state of readiness of a laser processing system based on the amount of laser power available at the point of process. The Laser Power Meter allows short-term power monitoring of Nd:YAG laser radiation and a comparison with pre-determined threshold values.

www.davi.com, www. promausrl.com

PROMETEC GMBH, D, 11-F25

Continuous monitoring of laser processes with the easyretrofittable Prometec. In-Process-Welding Monitor Systems: Welding Monitor PD2000 monitors and documents weld processes by observation of the interaction area between laser and workpiece right along the laser beam axis. This is achieved with a camera which records the light intensity range between keyhole and meltpool, providing intensity and geometric information on the zone of interaction, thus enabling effective monitoring with fault differentiation abilities. Complex manufacturing processes with abruptly changing process conditions can be monitored. Full penetration, penetration depth, weld position, focus position, gap detection are just a few monitoring possibilities. Welding Monitor PM7000 monitors laser weld processes by observation of plasma radiation. Its compact hardware module includes a miniature PC with DSP for signal processing, sensor modules for connecting multiple plasma sensors as well as different interfaces. Laser Beam Diagnostic and Laser Beam Monitoring Solutions for process quality assurance: Apart from the well-established and flexibly applicable beam diagnostic system UFF100, the Laserscope UFC80 as a beam monitoring and diagnostic system will be on display. It enables in-process determination and monitoring of laser power, beam position and radius by means of platinum wire grids positioned in the laser beam. A compact device, available in different apertures ranging from 1.1' to 100mm. Flexible integration is achieved by plug-in modules in the beam guidance system. www.prometec.com

ROFIN-SINAR LASER GMBH, D, 11-G56

www.powerautomation.com

PRIMA INDUSTRIE GMBH, D, 11-B55

SYNCRONO - the new laser era. SYNCRONO is a radically innovative machine for very fast and accurate

Scanner welding at its best. As a manufacturer of laser beam sources and laser based systems ROFIN demonstrates the possibilities of scanner welding at EuroBLECH.

www.scansonic.de

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J. SCHMALZ GMBH, D, 11-B70

design and distribute stylus markers, stylus scribers and other signing and marking tools of all types. Individual customer specifications for solutions are implemented by an in-house development and manufacturing department. www.wostor.de STAM also supply rotary shears that ensure high performance and precision, and single or multi-station, air cushion, mechanical or magnetic type stackers, that guarantee preservation of optimum sheet surface quality. STAM software can be linked to the customer's operating systems via an interface for fully integrated control.

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TAMA S.P.A., I, 11-F52

SIRIUS PRAHA S.R.O., CZ, 11-H04

www.stam.it

STEINBICHLER OPTOTECHNIK GMBH, D, 11-H14

With the optical surface inspection system ABIS II a wide range of surface defects on bodies-in-white and sheet metal parts (e.g., bumps, dents, waviness, sink marks, constrictions, cracks, etc.) can be detected early in the production process (e.g. press output). Contrary to common inspection methods, which can only be carried out by highly skilled personnel, ABIS II guarantees a 100% automated, complete and objective quality control. Even the smallest surface defects (<10µ) are reliably detected and evaluated. The flexible sensor technology allows adaptation to various measuring tasks and handling systems (e.g. linear axes, robot for in-process testing, etc.). The ABISpro system software for the acquisition and evaluation of measuring data features the definition of defect characteristics and severity classifications; additionally, the tolerance settings can be adjusted to the specific customer-defined quality standards for the production course. The classified surface defects can be marked and displayed in a textured view on the 3D model of the test part on the monitor. With its high measuring and evaluation speed (<1msec) and the individually adjustable software parameters, ABIS II offers a decisive potential for cost reduction, due to the fact that quality-relevant defects are detected at an early stage which contributes to a significant reduction in necessary rework. www.steinbichler.de

Magnetic or vacuum gripper? New size of magnetic gripper permits construction of complete customised gripper systems for handling sheet-metal parts with components from a single source. The product range 'Magnetic grippers SGM' is an ideal supplement for the construction of tailor-made gripper systems for safe handling of sheet metal parts. The product range, with diameters of 20, 47 and 80, has now been extended with a new variant with a diameter of 34mm. The design and technology of this new magnetic gripper have been optimised and are characterised by an extremely narrow shape, a stronger magnetic which provides higher holding forces and facilities for better integration and installation in small spaces. Optionally, it can also be mounted with a ball mounting with clamping function which permits better adjustment for gripping differing workpieces. New: VacuMaster BASIC/COMFORT: New vacuum lifting devices combine performance, operational safety and extreme ease of use in an ergonomical and compact format. With the new vacuum lifting devices VacuMaster BASIC/COMFORT, Schmalz offers users an ideal tool for rationalisation of materialflow and handling tasks in production and assembly. A new VacuMaster can be constructed quickly and cheaply from a basic module and a comprehensive modular range of components, such as electrically powered vacuum generators, operator handles, main and cross beams of various lengths and many different suction pads. The design can thus be matched specifically to the user's requirements without time-consuming and costly modifications or extensions. Three basic versions are available, for horizontal handling or for turning the workpiece through 90° or 180°, and each is available in versions for handling different maximum loads.

Sirius Praha is a producer of tools, devices and machines for cutting and punching of sheets, open and closed profiles (round, square, rectangular and special shaped tubes). The complete production line includes many varied solutions from very simple tools to fully automatic CNC machines and production lines. The main advantages are flexibility and creative innovations, which enable customers requirements to be met. The company also produces perforated tubes as a subcontractor. This service is especially suitable when producing smaller batches, for which it would not be efficient to purchase a whole device. The big advantage is being able to use standard tools, which are in the store. In view of the fact that our company also produces devices and tools, we are able to offer extraordinary flexibility and unrivalled prices, especially for smaller batches of atypical products.

STIERLI-BIEGER AG, CH, 11-D62

www.sirius-praha.cz

TAMA (Tecnologie Avanzate Miglioramento Ambientale) is Italian for advanced technologies for environmental improvement. Since 1985 we have been producing filter units, components and systems for air purification plants. This equipment is used in the wood, mechanical, engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and nuclear sectors. Our experience in finding solutions for problems in terms of suction capacity and in air cleaning and separation, combined with continuous technical research to give our products the qualitative international standard, have made our company a leading supplier in this sector. The acquisition of the quality certifications UN EN ISO 9001:2000, UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 as well as the certification ATEX 94/9/CE for our products is proof of the fact that for us quality always comes first. Our philosophy: The quality of our product and the quality of our services starts with the quality of our thoughts. To live in a clean environment, to breathe pure air and to work in harmony with nature are indisputable needs of humanity. TAMA has chosen these ideals and has committed itself to putting them into practice.

www.tama.it

SPI GMBH, D, 11-C41

Process optimisation in the sheet metal working industry. The sheet metal process chain is accompanied by the central question: How can high-quality workpieces be produced fast and economically? The answer to that is the sheet metal software developed by SPI, which is available for CAD systems Autodesk and SolidWorks. It was developed to simplify the design of 3D sheet metal solids and to generate an appropriate 2D flat pattern development, that can be handed over for further treatment to CAM applications e.g. punching, nibbling and laser cutting. Also, the bending information for usual bending machines is created. The software is the link between design and manufacturing. Precise, error free, economical, fast. The software allows direct exporting of the unfolding geometry into the ToPs Geo file format. Different from transfer in DXF format the produced Geo files can directly be used with Trumpf ToPs 100- and 300-modules (nesting, laser etc...). A time intensive transformation with the help of the ToPs drawing editors is eliminated. All information for the bending simulation ToPs 600 is contained within the produced flat pattern development and is immediately available in ToPs 600. Also the necessary additional information for the further processing on bending machines of Delem and Cybelec is supplied. Geometry can be used in many other numerical control programming systems. SPI not only delivers bend lines but also the border lines of the bending zones can be represented. The bend line table contains all information necessary for bending. Free forming surfaces as well as cone and cylinder surfaces with large radii can be provided with a number of production-correct bend lines to enable gradual edging. For simplified identification of a bend line on the sheet, the bend lines can be provided automatically with bending marks. www.spi.de

TASK 84 S.P.A., I, 11-B20

Task84 produces and designs automation systems for sheet metal working. The power and the pride of our company is the quality and reliability of our products that in our 20-year history have satisfied more than 5,000 customers. In our view, doing business is not an arrival point but is the impulse to find new partners that work side by side with us in our mission to satisfy our customers. www.task84.it The first horizontal bending machine to offer programmable angle control and automatic spring back compensation. The use of horizontal bending machines has continued to expand in recent times. For years, they were used particularly in the steel and metal construction sector, however their use has now reached many other areas, including the production of sheet metal parts and the processing of a variety of materials including copper. The working process makes it possible to bend closed forms, boxes, pipework, frames or similar parts, to exacting tolerances. Production of closed bends, inserting the correct angle to the bending line or the simple tool change system, are just a few reasons why users turned to Stierli. Stierli-Bieger have always maintained intensive contact with their customers and therefore were able to react quickly to new market demands and produced for users a new CNC controlled bending machine with an integrated angle programme and automatic spring back compensation. Using the new control, basic data such as material specification, dimensions, angles and leg lengths can be defined simply and quickly. Different sub-programmes support the user with programming and contribute to the machine's ability to produce work quickly whilst maintaining accuracy. Operating data such as bending stroke, measure of gauge and even the cutting length are automatically calculated by the software and passed on into the working process. To assist the operator, the control can even be programmed to automatically indicate when a work piece must be turned. Stierli Bieger manufacture horizontal bending machines, flat steel shears and straightening presses from 8.5-600t capacity, as well as CNC controlled 2-axis machines.

www.vacuworld.com

SCHNUPP GMBH & CO. HYDRAULIK KG, D, 11-G71

The Schnupp Company has considerable experience, competence and comprehensive knowledge in the fields of hydraulics, mechanics, regulation technology, electricity and electronics. Furthermore, it possesses the ability for creative integration of these disciplines into modern manufacturing plants, especially in the area of drives and metal forming technology. These attributes make Schnupp a reliable, highly creative partner and pioneer of new manufacturing technologies, and even the major automobile manufacturers have appreciated Schnupp as a reliable partner. Numerous patents can be presented as evidence that the company has worked hard to solve certain problems. One recent example of Schnupp's engineering skills is the development of a 'rotating-lifting and die spotting plant' for VW Mexico. On this plant, a metal forming die is separated, and the lower die is moved out of the machine for refurbishment. The upper die can now not only be brought to an ergonomic working height, but also rotated into an optimum maintenance position. After completion of the work, both halves are reassembled. www.schnupp.de

TIVOX SWEDEN AB, S, 11-G14

We offer a wide spectrum of products and services in industrial automation and material handling, welding and cutting. For sheet metal automation we supply storing and handling solutions for punch presses, laser machines, panel benders, power shears etc. At the exhibition we will show a storing and handling system serving a Pullmax punch press. Our range of products also includes: storage systems, loaders, unloaders, roller conveyors, belt conveyors, pallet conveyors, machines for tube automation, cutting, de-burring and washing, machine safety. www.tivox.se

TUBE TECH MACHINERY S.R.L., I, 11-F06

SEI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, D, 11-H68

STAM SPA, I, 11-E68

www.stierli-bieger.com

STM STEIN-MOSER GMBH, A, 11-H64

MERCURY 603 -1620 is an innovative cutting system for sheet and roll materials. Thanks to the use of linear motors it matches high accuracy and quality even at high accelaration of 2g and a moving speed of 2m/sec. It will be presented with the new 600 W 'sealed off' Laser from Rofin Sinar, which ensures high productivity, a long service life at low maintenance costs. For example stainless steel can be cut up to 3mm and mild steel up to 5mm. The software-controlled cutting gas supply and the sensor for metal cutting guarantee best results on thin metal sheets. Moreover the system is perfect for cutting both raw and finished products such as plastics, technical fabrics, wood and veneer, membrane switches etc. MERCURY is available with different working areas from 1,300x1,400mm, up to 2,000x3,000mm, and can be equipped with different laserpower from 100W up to with 1.5kW. Various options are available. Water Jet Cutting - The innovative technology for modern materials. JETMax Waterjet Cutting Systems as a tool for cutting individual forms have many advantages for almost all materials. Simple programming and control of the waterjet on an easy to learn MS-Windows based surface, without any postprocessor, is a standard for JETMax waterjet cutting systems. The Water Jet cuts the materials up to a thickness of 100mm and more. We will gladly advise you on the best cutting system for your application. The Stein-Moser/Maximator products: - waterjet cutting systems 0.7x0.7 up to 12x3m - large scale shape scanner waterjet cutting software - high pressure components high pressure pumps - abrasive dosing system - waterjet production facilities.

www.seilaser.com

SIC-WOSTOR MARKIERSYSTEME GMBH, D, 11-H48

SIC Wostor Markiersysteme was founded in 1967; its stylus marking systems and further product marking solutions are available throughout the world. SIC Wostor

STAM Cut-to-length lines are tailor-made to the customer's specification which means, in the first instance, the width, thickness and type of material to be processed. The lines are designed, assembled and tested in-house to meet the performance requirements. Special attention is given to the levellers, when delicate material is processed, especially stainless steel, prepainted steel, aluminium, zinc etc. in order to avoid traces of oil or grease on the strip. STAM levellers comprise a range of machines that go from 300 to 2,200mm working width, and for thicknesses from 0.2 to 13mm. All the adjustments are handled by computer without direct operator involvement and with the capacity of storing up to 999 different machine set-up programmes. The cut-to-length lines can be equipped with high performance cropping shears, hydraulically or mechanically operated, fix or swinging for trapezoid and parallelogram cutting.

www.stm.at, www.maximator-jet.de

STOPA ANLAGENBAU GMBH & CO. KG, D, 11-B38

Warehouse and materials handling equipment for sheet metal. The automated storage unit STOPACOMPACT will be on display together with the entry-level STOPATOWER Eco, demonstrating how a lot of material can be stored in a very small area. www.stopa.com

Product range: FL 250 3D represents the reference point of laser tube cutting for diameters ranging from 20 to 254mm with lengths up to 6,500mm, a latest generation and prime quality product, which guarantees precision and durability. FL 400 3D establishes the max levels of precision, quality and productivity in laser cutting of tubes with diameters ranging from 40 to 406mm, with length up to 14,000mm. FL 600 3D is the machine assigned to work the greater diameters, designed to optimise laser cutting of tubes with diameters ranging from 80 to 610mm and with lengths up to 18,000mm. Double tube loading system: one to load from a bundle, and the other to load from a chain also open section profiles. 4 self-centring mandrels. 3D cutting head. Speedfly5 is the answer the market was waiting for in inline tube laser cutting - the result of the willingness to solve the problems related to welded tube production with diameters ranging up to 219.1mm. TL 312.2 SPEED 3D has been designed to obtain highest performance in large format sheet metal laser cutting, with automatic pallet change, automation by linear motors and double gantry for the laser cutting head and the laser source. 3D cutting head with 5 interpolated axes or 2D laser cutting head with 3 interpolated axes.

www.tubetechmachinery.com

UBECO GMBH, D, 11-F30

Roll form software simplifies the creation of assembly plans. After designing the roll tools for a new roll formed

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WERTH MESSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 11-G09

and stationary machines for optimum welding preparation on plates, pipes and pipe-elbows in action at our stand. Permanent presentations during the fair demonstrate the praxis oriented application possibilities of our machines. Convince yourself of quality, handiness, robustness and the patented innovations of the Gerima machines. www.gerima.de by a movable table on which the material that is to be cut is safely supported. With this design, the LPS60T differs from the other vertical plate saws in the LPS series, which have a table that remains immobile while the saw frame is moved over the material. With a cutting height of 600mm, a table width of 1,500mm in total and a cutting length of 1,260mm, this compactly designed machine can be used for a wide range of applications, even where only limited space is available. The standard bimetallic or carbide saw band driven with 4kW runs over hardened rollers in carbide slideways that are prestressed and free of play. The plate saw is controlled by a stored programme control system. The machine operator has different functions at his or her disposal at the control console, for example for adjusting the feed and cutting speeds. If there is a measuring device integrated, the operator can also set the cutting length. www.behringer.net

profile, the production drawings still have to be created. An assembly plan for each roll formed stand is necessary that shows the mounted rolls and the separated rolls with dimensions. Until now, the stand drawing was transferred from the roll form design software PROFIL to a CAD system in order to separate the rolls by moving and copying them to a suitable position. A new feature of the software simplifies this procedure considerably. A prepared drawing template from a DXF file is opened and the stand drawing is created in the centre. Then the rolls just can be picked up by mouseclick and copied or moved to another position. The dimensioning can be switched on and off as desired. The title block of the drawing is filled out automatically. The created roll assembly drawing can be plotted directly without the help of a CAD system. It can also be transferred to any CAD system to plot it from there, in case further additions are necessary. A third feature is to copy the drawing to the Windows clipboard in order to paste it into any other programme. The PROFIL full version not only contains the new plot assembly function, but also the low-cost roll form design software PROFIL LT. This version is good for simple open profiles and welded round tubes and can be used as a standalone version without CAD. www.ubeco.com

AMADA GMBH, D, 12-D08

WAFIOS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, D, 11-G50

CNC Tube Bending Machine, Model B 10-60 for processing cut-to-length tubes, for freely programmable production of 2- and 3-dimensionally bent parts up to 60mm outer dia. by means of rotary-draw bending and free-form bending with up to 3000mm infeed length: - Fully electronic machine, 9-axes CNC positioning control for feed, tube rotation, mandrel uinit, swivelling and bending head (4 axes). Up to 14 axes possible - Right and left bending, multi-radi tools, multi-layer tools up to 160mm CNC Tube Bending Machine, Model BER 35 for processing cut-to-length tubes, for freely programmable production of 2- and 3-dimensionally bent parts up to 35mm outer dia. by means of rotary-draw bending and free-form bending with up to 3000mm infeed length: - Fully electronic machine, 5-axes CNC positioning control for feed, tube rotation, mandrel unit. Up to 9 axes possible CNC Bending and Winding Centre BMU 4 for the productin of two- and three-dimensionally bent parts of wire and tube material: - Bending head for single- and multi-radii wire and tube bending tools, arranged underneath the bending plate, with large bending area - CNC axes for laterally displacing and swivelling of bending head - CNC-controlled support plate for supporting unstable bent parts in every bending plane - Displaceable infeed for optimising the distance to the bending head (bend-back clearance) CNC Tube-Bending Machine, Model BMZ 41 for processing of cut-to-length tubes, also with formed ends and fittings, for the freely programmable production of 2- and 3-dimensionally bent components and a wide range of different frame components: - Fully electronic machine, 6-axes CNC positioning control for feed, wire rotation, wire swivelling and bending head (3 axes). Up to 14 axes possible. - Right and left bending, multi-radii tools, multi-layer tools and mandrel unit. www.wafios.de

The new Werth ScopeCheck® bench-type CMM has been elevated to a new level of performance. A heavy duty granite base provides increased stability and improved accuracy (patent pending). Covered guideways and scales allow for use under rough manufacturing conditions as well. The precision-guided X and Y axis are independent. The measuring capacity of this economical range of products extends up to 400mm in X axis and 200mm in Y axis. A central feature basic to the Werth ScopeCheck® coordinate measuring machine is an image-processing sensor. By means of the customised image processing software designed specifically for dimensional metrology, fully automatic measurement of complicated, extremely low-contrast work pieces in both transmitted and incident light is easily accomplished. Touch trigger probes, motorised probe heads and stylus changing options increase the level of flexibility and ensure configurations specific to the application. The WinWerth® measuring software ensures efficient and simple operation of the system, and also ensures that untrained operators can use the devices. With the modular design, future system upgrades of the coordinate measuring machine to suit new applications are possible. Werth FlatScope FQ - scan rapidly and precisely The Werth FlatScope FQ was developed for extremely fast optical inspection of 2-dimensional workpieces. Measurement areas of, for example, 400x200mm are completely measured in a few seconds in raster mode. The FlatScope FQ is therefore suitable for both timecritical applications and for applications requiring high precision. The integrated WinWerth® Measuring Software combines modern, intuitive user guidance with exceptional features that make measureing with a Werth FlatScope FQ particularly simple. www.werthmesstechnik.de

AMADA is presenting innovative products across the field of punching, laser and bending technology. Networked automation technology will take centre stage. All machines are automated and will be operated networked with each other by software solutions of the latest generation. The laser machine LC-3015 X1 NT combines ideal cutting quality, highest laser stability, reliable processing and excellent efficiency in one machine. The principle of 'flying optics' allows high operating speed and you'll be convinced by brilliant cutting results, extremely low surface roughness and intelligent laser monitoring. The sheet metal flexi centre EML is mainly characterised by the patented servo electrical drive. The combination of the unique system concept of the machine with 300kN press capacity and the principle of a hybrid laser enables it to handle sheets up to 6mm with excellent processing speed. The processing spectrum of the machine was been newly expanded. The recently developed automation components of the EML achive highest production efficiency. Also the punching machine EM Z works with a servo electrical drive. The extremely high precision of the drive allows the use of many new tools, which offer operations that were not at all or barely possible up to now. The newly expanded tool supply and the integrated fully automated tool changer reduce the setting-up time to an absolute minimum. The bending robot ASTRO-100 NT PLUS is one of the most successful automation systems on the market und will be shown at an advanced stage of extension once more. An enlarged loading and unloading area as well as universal input and output options are two features of the comprehensive enhancement. www.amada.de

CALYPSO WATERJET SYSTEMS, INC., USA, 12-A11

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Separation technology, Flexible sheet metal working technology, Machine elements, Process control & quality assurance, Data processing (hardware and software), Safety at work/Environment protection, Services, information & communication II-VI DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, D, 12-C09

II-VI Deutschland has been a leading company in highpower optics for industrial CO2- and YAG-Lasers for more than 30 years now. Under industrial conditions Zinkselenide (ZnSe), Zinksulfide (ZnS), Cadmiumtelluride (CdTe), Yttrium-Aluminium-Granat (YAG), Ceramic YAG and Siliciumcarbide (SiC) are produced. Other laser optical materials - for example Germanium (Ge), Gallium-Arsenide (GaAs), Silicium (Si), Aluminium (Al) and Copper (Cu) - are machined. From these, high precision laser optics and optical components are developed and produced for serial application. We produce highly precise laser optics - for example laser resonator optics, focusing lenses and focusing mirrors - with miscellaneous geometries and coatings. Anti reflections coatings (with very low absorption) as well as high reflecting and phase-shifting coatings are manufactured at all locations world wide in unique quality and tested accordingly before they are sent to our customers. For laser scanner systems F-Theta lenses (-systems) as well as tilted mirrors and beam expanders are produced. Metal optics (with sometimes very complex surface geometries) are produced up to a fraction of micrometres by computer controlled diamond machining. www.ii-vi.de

AQUATEC GMBH, D, 12-H34

Sophisticated and comprehensive waterjet cutting service. AQUAtec is a specialised water jet cutting subcontractor, excelling by its capability to produce parts with the exceptional length of up to 16 metres. Furthermore, in line with its 'one stop shop' philosophy, the company offers a full range of additional machining operations, thus providing its customers with parts that are ready for the intended purpose. Its high competence with respect to the machining of delicate or 'difficult' materials has won recognition among leading international engineering and construction specialists. AQUAtec has thus been able to contribute parts for a number of very ambitious building projects, including Luxembourg Airport and one of the royal palaces in Saudi Arabia. www.aquatec-ndrh.de

Calypso WaterJet presents itself for the first time at EuroBLECH with most advanced waterjets. The European subsidiary of one of the leading manufacturers, Calypso WaterJet Systems, Dallas, Texas, now shows its new designed waterjets to the European market place. Calypso's waterjets increase the standard in profitability and flexibility. Machine sizes from 1,250 x 1,250 up to 3,000x12,000 mm are available as standard machines. Configurations from 1 to 4 abrasive cutting heads enable to adapt to specific needs. The design concept and efficient manufacturing opens up opportunities for a profitable investment. The heavy duty precise construction with high dynamic digital servo technology is automatically programmed and controlled by Calypso's software GeoMate and Console. Waterjet users developed GeoMate and Console for waterjet users. Thus this software is easy to learn and use but all the same extremely flexible. The engineers and the founders of Calypso have years of experience running waterjet equipment and understand how to maximise productivity in the work place. Calypso shows how fabricators, job shops and manufacturers can implement waterjet to their performance profile. Experienced experts from Calypso advise and support the users.

www.calypsowaterjet.de

CAM CONCEPT BLECHVERARBEITUNGSSYSTEME GMBH, D, 12-A01

CAM Concept presents the new FINEST PPS-System revision 1.0. This system was developed together with two companies under special consideration of the tasks in job shops. All relevant tasks are covered: customer management, offer management with pre-calculation, order management, supplier management, CNCprogramme management, product costing analysis, statistics, PDA, staff work time logging. The programming of all cutting machines is done with FINEST CUT. The integration of FINEST CUT into the PPSsystem makes it possible to assume and to manage all customer offers easily. On schedule production is warranted. The optional modules: - Order system, production planning, controlling and supervision and - material and stock management can be developed for client-specific needs. The current revision 6.3 of the CAD/CAM-system will be shown as well. www.cam-concept.de

BALLIU MTC NV, B, 12-C68

WEIL ENGINEERING GMBH, D, 11-E29

The production of short tubes with high productivity, flexibility and quality is the focus of Weil Engineering. The company, founded in 1988, has perfected the design and build of rollforming and welding machines to produce finished tubes starting from blanks. A wide variety of laser, TIG or plasma weld sources can be applied for welding. The WE product range covers tube dimensions from 25 to 1000mm in diameter, up to 2000mm in length and 0.2 to 3.0mm in wall thickness. The WE rollforming machines are NC-controlled to allow a high shape flexibility. The welding machines incorporate a fully automatic, flexible and accurate clamping system for high product quality and constant repeatability. Automation components are available for all machines allowing a lean production. At EuroBLECH Weil Engineering will present their latest development, the 'ECOMASTER', a manufacturing cell combining a rollforming and welding unit in one compact design. The scope of operation for the 'ECOMASTER' covers diameters from 80 to 200mm, tube lengths from 80 to 500mm and wall thicknesses from 0.8 to 2.0mm.

ALME GERIMA GMBH, D, 12-F47

Gerima - development, production and distribution of bevelling machines for the optimum welding preparation. Gerima presents a tailor-made programme of varied applications in the sector of welding preparation, production of bevels. For this purpose Gerima offers a complete range of mobile and stationary machines for edge processing on sheet metal, pipes and pipe-elbows. Facts: treatment of carbon steel, stainless steel and fine-grained material (hardox). - bevels up to 20mm, radii 8mm with mobile milling machines - bevels up to 40mm with mobile edge grinding machines - bevels on pipes and pipe-elbows - machining of metal up to 100mm thickness with stationary machines. With a vast distribution network national and international, Gerima offers quality, efficiency, competence and service - all from one single source. Experience the topical programme in mobile machines

More and more manufacturers discover the advantages of laser equipped machines. Laser cutting is the most popular application: The more complex the contours, the higher the gain in time and the more economical compared to conventional methods like sawing and punching. Laser welding and cladding are less known but have equally interesting advantages. Why Balliu? Balliu designs and manufactures laser cutting machines, laser welding machines and laser cladding machines for a wide range of applications. First we analyse our customer's production process and then we adapt our standard machines to seamlessly integrate them into the client's production workflow. The adaptations go from the integration of automatic feeding- and unloading systems to complex 3Dgeometry processing. Our goal is to make highly automated and robust machines. Design, manufacturing and testing of the laser machines is done at our modern facility in Lokeren, Belgium. Balliu has an extensive international service team not only to rapidly react to your service needs but also to help you in attacking new production challenges. www.balliu.be

CHIN MINN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD, TW, 12-B84

BEHRINGER GMBH MASCHINENFABRIK UND EISENGIESSEREI, D, 12-B14

The specialist for small blocks With its new LPS60T vertical plate saw, Behringer has produced another option that is absolutely indispensable, particularly in tool-making and for test cuts. With its compact, longitudinal-cutting LPS60T plate saw, Behringer has created a true specialist that is guaranteed to be a winner. It is particularly suitable for cutting small and compact parts and for short sections like those which are, for example, common in the field of tool-making. The LPS60T also makes sample cuts quickly and cleanly in material that is difficult to cut. This is made possible

www.weil-engineering.de

Manufacturing equipment for the automotive industry. In its 20-year history the company has supplied over 1,500 specialised machines, predominantly for the automotive industry but also for the manufacturers of electrical appliances and many other industries. The product range

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has recently been extended to include sophisticated specialist equipment with NC and servo control. Chin Min's equipment is mainly used in volume production, for instance in the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders for vehicle production. The 20ton hydraulic press offered by the company is particularly suited for sheet metal forming. www.chinmin.com adjustments; Profilpress working centres make completely processed profiles and integrate the shaping of the strip with stamping, punching and blanking operations; Duplex rollformers with double headstocks rollform the two sides of the profiles having variable width. The combi technology used in Dallan rollformers for the quick changing and setting of the rollforming groups makes it easy to change profiles in a very short time. This ease allows the system high flexibility on rollforming lines. We can also integrate our rollforming lines with additional systems for processes such as the foaming and the welding of the profiles. create parts such as transitions, Y- and T-pieces, eccentric cones, elbows and similar. It simplifies the design process by allowing all parts to be created automatically from dialogue boxes by entering the model dimensions. AutoPOL Designer for Windows is a parametric design tool for the sheet metal industry that creates 3D CAD models of sheet metal parts such as brackets, boxes, holders and racks. Its part modelling is fully parametric. All dimensions can be edited at any time and the model is updated instantly. AutoPOL Bend Simulator for Windows. Bend Simulator includes functionality for complete process from draft to NC code for press brake. The simulator provides bend sequencing, collision detection, advanced back gauge and front support positioning, real time visualisation, tool definition interface, automatic tool set-up, NC code for press brakes and bend process documentation in PDF format. model which has two new features: it includes a permanent bending station for flats up to 100x10mm and in addition it also has all the standard working stations: punching, flat shearing, angle shearing bar cropping and notching. This machine also has a new shearing system with minimum distortion of flats. C2PL - automatic solution for punching and shearing angles, from L-40 up to L-80mm. It has a material tracking system, 2 punching units (1 for each leg of the angle) with a fixed back mark (manually adjustable on an easy way) and a shearing unit, all of them controlled by CNC via a touch screen. www.geka.es

CMS 3 GMBH, D, 12-C08

Plasma Cutting Table 'Plasma-wasp': The basic version of the Plasma Cutting machine is designed to cut metal sheets up to 12mm thickness and has a working area of 3m length and 1.5m width. In addition to the plasma torch, an ink pen is included as an additional tool for writing part numbers and other assembly information on the sheet. A moving venting system positioned directly below the plasma cutting torch allows for optimal venting of gases and dust during cutting. High speed cutting gives this system a good performance for manufacturing ducts and fittings. The Plasma Cutting and Marking Table incorporates a modern CNC controller with networking capabilities (Win/NT/XP) allowing it to be easily integrated into an existing manufacturing scheme. viaDuct 3D - Software for computer integrated sheet metal working: Our viaDuct 3D - software for sheet metal works suite for processing all transactions in sheet metal working from acquiring customer orders, through job scheduling, computer-aided part design, part production and customer invoicing. All our machines, and many competing products as well, can be automatically controlled from one convenient, easy-to-use software system. Standard features: emailorders and email-updates. www.cms3.com

www.dallan.com

GMA GARNET (EUROPE) GMBH, D, 12-A02

GMA Garnet (Europe) is the European market leader of abrasive garnet. Based in Hamburg, with branch offices and dedicated distribution partners in most European Countries, we have been selling the high efficiency natural mineral abrasive for water jet cutting and sandblasting purposes, GMA Garnet, since 1991. The processing up to packing and transportation are certified according to ISO 9001-2001. GMA Garnet ­ Granatsand: GMA Garnet's unique grain hardness and toughness guarantee highest production rates and perfect cutting edge quality from the first cut. Highly accurate sizing ensures the product is 100% effective without dust and oversize grains, thereby always providing optimum cutting conditions and steady abrasive flow without blockages of the focusing tube. Thus at constant optimum operating conditions the use of GMA Garnet will reduce production time and lowest production costs will be reached. GMA Garnet - Focusing tubes / Orifices: Since early 1999 GMA Garnet (Europe) has been selling spare parts and is the exclusive distributor for Boride Products in Europe. The products cover a range of Abrasive Water Jet Focusing Tubes made from both Roctec 100 and Roctec 500 composite carbide material systems. Our water jets with sapphire, ruby or diamond inserts are manufactured in accordance with the highest quality standards. www.gma-garnet.de

ERICHSEN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 12-H22

www.autopol.com, www.bechtle.com

FIESSLER ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 12-C14

New safety systems for press brakes. The specialist for safety on press brakes presents the third generation of the well-established user-friendly safety system AKAS®-3 at EuroBLECH. Additionally, more new solutions for safeguarding these highly versatile machines will be presented. All applicable standards and accidentprevention regulations stipulate the use of safety measures or accident-prevention measures on press brakes. In order to prevent accidents, Fiessler developed the patented press brake protection system AKAS®-3. The aim and object of this innovative finger protection for press brakes is to prevent any body part being squeezed between the tool and the inserted sheet metal, i.e. the matrix. This is achieved by the following optical safety light grid AKAS® which safeguards the area beneath or in front of the tool. The dangerous movement is stopped as soon as a part of the body reaches into the safety light grid. The AKAS®-3 consists of one transmitter and one receiver. Transmitter and receiver are joined securely to the ram of the machine and form a laser-optical safety light grid which is located in front of the bending punch and which moves simultaneously with the ram. When a certain clearance between the tip of the tool and the metal sheet is reached, the machine control issues a muting command to the AKAS®-3 receiver and enables the sequential muting (=blanking) of every single receiver element. At his point, the closing speed is reduced. The bending process is continued, even if the first receiver elements are covered. For effective protection of the operators even during slow speed, still more receiver elements are active. Only when there can be no reaching into the gap between tool tip and metal sheet is the protective function of the AKAS®-3 no longer required. The bending procedure is then completed despite all beams being interrupted. With the laser-optical safety light grid AKAS®-3 hands remain free for handling the sheet metal during the operation under continuous protection of the extremities during the whole bending process. www.fiessler.de

COLGAR SPA, I, 12-A36

Synchronised hydraulic press brake model PIS 160.61/81-C TAC: - Maximum working tonnage (adjustable): 16,000kN - Distance between housings: 6,100mm - Maximum bending length: 8,100mm - Depth of throat: 1,010mm - Maximum distance between table and ram: 900mm - Table width: 600mm - Nominal pressure: 260bar - Approximate net weight: 190,000kg. The press brake structure was designed with the aid of the finite element system and knowledge of the machine deformation under load and of its critical points. The hydraulic system is composed of two separate variable displacement pumps: the two pumps directly manage the two cylinders, calibrating oil flow during the bending cycle. In view of the considerable table width (600mm), to ensure stability of the system of tables and of the bottom tools, two pairs of centring profiles have been used, positioned symmetrically in relation to the centre of the table. The back gauge is provided with two separate turrets with 3 X/Z/R axes each. The variable opening die system consists of a die support made of high strength steel, and of a series of blocks and spacers to be fitted to vary the die opening dimension from 50 to 410mm. The machine is also equipped with an on-line support system which, upon request by the customer, allows Colgar engineers remote access to the numeric control to view programmes, parameters, alarm messages or any machine malfunctions present.

Materials Testing conforming to standards. The use of high tensile steel qualities with tensile strengths up to 1,500N/m5 (e.g. TWIP and TRIP steel) and the steadily thinner materials requires a precise and reliable test method of material characterisation. The determination of forming limit curves (FLC) is such a test method and is described, together with the corresponding deformation test according to Nakazima and Marciniak, in the standard draft ISO 12004. At EuroBLECH the manufacturer of testing machines Erichsen shows an efficient test system for determination of FLC conforming to standard. With the combination of a modern sheet metal testing machine and a 3D-camera system incl. image evaluation, you can determine the FLC in a reproducible, inexpensive way, and in conformity to standards. The efficient sheet metal testing machine offers withdrawing forces and sheet holder forces of each up to 600kN. Equipped with the corresponding tools the material can be deformed according to Nakazima or Marciniak. With the hydraulic BULGE/FLC Tester Erichsen offers a further innovative test method of high tensile materials. Here, the maximal withdrawing force reaches 1,000kN; it is developed also for bigger specimens. In addition to hydraulic deformation this sheet metal machine allows the use of ball punches with a diameter up to 195mm. The simple operation and the attractive design of all sheet metal testing machines complete the range. www.erichsen.de

BOHNACKER AG, GWF MENGELE WERKZEUGMASCHINEN, D, 12-D01

NEW Line Press brake. GWF Mengele offers a stamping and bending press of the HB NEW Line production series of different standard sizes. The stamping and bending press has a pressing capacity of 60 and 400 tons and table length of 1,550mm to 6,250mm. Pressing capacity of the H series (table length 12.000mm) is up to 3,000 tons. The stamping and bending press HB 175-30/35 is an example of the NEW Line series. The press has a working length of 3.50m and a very high operation speed. It offers a pressing capacity of 1,750kN, and modern tool lock mechanism, and four axes. Safety and comfort are ensured by optional bending press safeguarding device AKAS, DNC control Mod Eva 10 and low noise level.

www.gwf-mengele.de

HAEGER EUROPE BV, NL, 12-D48

Haeger is a world leading manufacturer of insertion machines. From the standard product, to the build-toorder products, to the custom engineered insertion solutions, Haeger has an unmatched ability to provide a total, unified solution to virtually any insertion challenge. New at Haeger: The Multi-Shuttle-Platform for nuts, studs, standoffs provides universal quick and easy tool change-over between nuts, studs, and standoffs - enabling 2 minute total tool changes without realignment. The MultiShuttle platform, available on the WindowTouch exclusively, shares tooling modules with the OneTouch, providing higher consistency, less training, and broader use of tooling for both machines. The Turret-Insertion-System (TIS) enables up to four different fasteners to be inserted in one part handling. The NEW TIS-2 provides tool position feedback and positive locking station to ensure the operator is in the correct tool-station. Tool position feedback helps eliminate missing fasteners by preventing the operator from moving to the next fastener until all the current fasteners are inserted. The networking feature provides simple communication between the WindowTouch and a PC or network. The offline programming software allows creation of programmes on a PC, eliminating the need to stop the machine. www.haeger.com

ESA/GV S.R.L., I, 12-B69

Esa/GV provides complete solutions for processing sheet metal, control shearing machines, bending presses, folding machines, rolling presses, plasma, water-jet, laser, combined machines, etc.. The range includes a vast variety of numeric controls that can be equipped with the more common fieldbus connections, such as CANOPEN, Mechatrolink, Sercos, etc.: thus, a full-digital numeric control. The programming support environment includes the most advanced software tools, amongst which are the compiler and debugger of the integrated PLC, the oscilloscope and channel status monitor (the numeric control is multichannel and multitasking). All the resources of the system are made virtual by the basic firmware, meaning that software can be developed to suit different hardware structures. Since it is a completely open system and possesses powerful development tools, the adaptations (customising) to both the operator interface and machine cycle are simple and easy to make using standard programming languages such as 'VisualC', 'Visual Basic', standard and extended ISO, IEC61131-IL. Standardising the hardware and software reduces running costs when it comes to stocks and spares, as well as simplifying the work of the after-sales service. Last but not least, besides allowing the actual hardware to be sized correctly, the modular structure of the numeric controls allows easy migration from one CNC to another of a higher bracket without changing the previously developed software.

FRESAN MAKINA SANAYI, TR, 12-C19

Fresan, based in Bursa, has been manufacturing eccentric and hydraulic presses for more than 30 years and is a specialist in standard as well as in specially designed press solutions. Manufacturing presses with various tonnages, Fresan takes customer satisfaction as basis for its production and quality. The recent developments in engineering materials and production methods are followed closely by Fresan and such developments are applied to production lines according to customer needs, such as daily operation time and operating condition of presses. The company exports its products both to Europe and the Middle East.

www.colgar.it

DALCOS S.P.A., I, 12-A46

www.fresan.com.tr

MAQUINARIA GEKA S.A., E, 12-D34

Dalcos presents the new coil punching machine PXN 305G-1T at EuroBLECH. Dalcos coil punching machines are suitable for processing rectangular components originating from coil: as the material is fully used the scrap can be reduced by 10 to 15%. These systems are very productive and can operate unmanned which results in dramatically reduced hourly costs. In addition, DALCOS coil punching machines assure the highest precision with any kind of strip, even processing sensitive and plastic coated materials in a width range from 20 to 1,500mm. The Dalcos coil punching machine presented at the exhibition is the PXN 305X-1T model, complete with rotating multitools 'MG TOOL' and with a hydraulic in-line press station for special multiple tools. The first option increases machine flexibility and hole pattern possibilities, while the second device will increase the productivity of the line performing multiple operations in a single hit. www.dalcos.com

HILALSAN LTD. STI., TR, 12-H52

www.esagv.it

FCC SOFTWARE AB, S, 12-C76

GEKA is a world leader manufacturing punching and shearing machines. We have been in the market for more than 30 years and we export our products to more than 80 countries worldwide. As innovations we are going to present at EuroBLECH three new machine models: The universal punching and shearing machine model BENDICROP, automatic line for flats and angles ALFA-500 MC and automatic line for angles C2PL. SEMI-PAXY - a semi-automatic solution to solve the problem of material positioning before punching flats and profiles. The positioning of the stops is completely automatic and it is programmed from the control. ALFA 500 - automatic line for flats and angles with a modular concept, where the customer can customise the machine according to his specific working needs. The following working stations can be combined: Marking; Punching the vertical leg of the angle; Horizontal punching of flats and angles; Punching of U channels; Mitre shearing (±45°). BENDICROP 50 - new universal punching and shearing

DALLAN S.P.A., I, 12-A60

Dallan has been manufacturing rollformers and automatic rollforming lines for more than twenty-five years, supplying already to more than 64 countries. Dallan machines are designed to offer the maximum flexibility, reliability, easy setting, and are particularly suitable for use by unskilled workers. Dallan Rollformers incorporate all rollforming, straightening, measuring and cutting tooling with simple and friendly setting AutoPOL Unfolder for Windows is an application to unfold 3D models. Based on technology developed by FCC Software, AutoPOL allows all kinds of single curved solid or surface models to be unfolded. AutoPOL Unfolder generates a flat pattern from even the most complex geometry. AutoPOL Piper for Windows is a 3D design tool used to

The product range: · Hydraulic ironworkers · Guillotine shears with reducer · Manual folding machines · Armed guillotine shears

www.hilalsan.com

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IMEX TECHNIK AG, CH, 12-A15

performance and utility in a remarkable array of laser materials processing. More than 20,000 fibre lasers have been successfully installed in the field. IPG is a global company with major manufacturing facilities in Burbach, Germany and Oxford, USA. Our customers include the world's leading companies, universities and government research labs. IPG´s vertically-integrated manufacturing capabilities place the company in the position of being in full control of every step needed to achieve the mission: deliver innovative, reliable, high quality and high-performance laser products at cost-effective prices. IPG manufactures CW fibre lasers, pulsed fibre lasers and Direct Diode Lasers for the complete range of laser materials processing. The portfolio covers few watts up to 50kW used for cutting, welding, drilling, brazing and marking. The performance of our fibre lasers and our commitment to the market brings us to a position to replace 20th century laser technologies. Revenues and applications are based on the costeffectiveness performance, reliability and efficiency that represent a leap in laser performance per footprint, power and cost of ownership. the production planner ideally in dispatching the orders, as the resource planning is already integrated. Thus, the availability of tools, machines, material, gauges, NCprogrammes and other resources can be considered already in the detailed scheduling. This is especially important for expensive tools. Therefore, the detailed scheduling calls back on the module HYDRA-WRM for the tool and resource management which controls the maintenance and service of the tools. Another highlight is mobile data collection that provides the user with many data collection and information functions of the MES HYDRA anywhere and thus offers a high degree of flexibility and mobility. The transparency thereby gained on the current production situation enables the users to plan and react in time to take corrective actions to prevent potential problems and avoid bottlenecks.

PASS STANZTECHNIK AG, D, 12-H07

Imex Technik manufactures hydraulic guillotine shears in all common sizes and performance ranges. The company also offers a large range of accessories for increased efficiency of the material flow in front of and behind the hydraulic shears. The improved multi-functional conveyor and plate support unit for shears comprises all operational units necessary for a fully automated and safe handling of sheet metal on shears. Starting with the sturdy support for the sheets in front of the back stop, continuing with the specific operating mode 'Tact' for the organised single- or multi-purpose conveying of plates from the machine, up to the quick back-conveying of raw- and finish cuts on to the machine table for further work. Upon request an optimised system is available to safely convey from the shears narrow strips which are susceptible to twisting, or to use it in combination with a stacking unit for exact stacking of cuts with scratchsensitive surface. Everything is supplied in high quality and long-lasting construction. Shears from Imex are an excellent way to cut sheet metal efficiently and precisely! Non-Imex shears may also easily be enhanced with the modular, multi-function conveyor and plate support unit, thereby considerably improving the price/profit ratio. New: NC-controlled, infinitely adjustable cutting clearance unit with automatic blade gap opening device for pull-back of the cutting ram, as an addition to the well-proven system with 4 fixed cutting clearance steps. New: NC-controlled, tilting precision front stop with up to 2,100mm stop depth, integrated into manually easy movable supports, adjustable to the plate width.

www.mpdv.de

METALLBAU MÜLLER GMBH, D, 12-H14

The MBM-ASAS was developed by Metallbau Müller as a system for sludge extraction and settling for waterjet cutting machines. The abrasive sludge is removed from the cutting tank whilst the cutting system is operating, pumping it through a special pipework system into one of two big bags. There the sludge is deposited whilst the filtered water is returned to the cutting tank. The MBMASAS is connected to the waterjet cutting machine by a flexible tube, which enables a free choice of its position. It is possible to install the system on existing cutting machines by means of a few modifications. The system can be adapted to all sizes of cutting tanks and can also extract the sludge from two machines.

www.ipgphotonics.com

KMT GMBH - WATERJET SYSTEMS, D, 12-A40

KMT Waterjet Systems is the leading worldwide supplier of waterjet cutting technology. Many years' experience and significant research work, as well as an innovative company structure are reflected in the high quality and reputation of brand names such as STREAMLINETM, ACTIVE AUTOLINETM, AQUALINETM, ABRALINETM and FEEDLINETM etc. The complete product range of high quality system components make KMT Waterjet Systems an ideal partner for everybody interested in cold cutting methods. Further Development of Intensifier Concept: At the heart of the development of the new STREAMLINETM SLV Series is the newly redesigned Intensifier concept featuring the Hard Seal End Cap Design 'HSEC'. This construction replaces traditional seals in the seal head area with a metal to metal connection, making two of the complete seal assemblies unnecessary. This reduces the number of wearing parts as well as the running costs; production uptime is also increased substantially. The design of the HP Cylinder cap has been modified so that the pressure of 500 to 4,100 bar is controlled with a torque of only 48Nm. This is equivalent to that of the common M10-8.8 bolt. Complete dismantling of the intensifier is no longer necessary for maintenance. The replacement of HP seals and check valve components is a one step operation requiring only 5 to 10 minutes.

www.metallbau-mueller.de

MURATA MACHINERY, LTD., J, 12-B05

Pass Stanztechnik with its 24 years of experience was able to set its position as a specialist in the production of CNC punching tools for the Trumpf, Amada and Salvagnini tooling systems. Our special strength can be seen in the development and production of special tools. Of course, a wide programme of standard tools and standardised special tools is offered as well. Pass will show - among other things - the newly developed PassBETA System which is compatible with all manufacturers' tooling systems for thick-turret punching machines. The advantage of the system can be seen in the very short set-up time, the easy operation and the robust design. The Pass-BETA System consists of a tightened HeadSpring-Unit, one guide independent of the form and the wear and tear parts 'punch body and stripper plate'. This means that the tool can be modified to other contours within a very short time by changing only the punch and the cost-efficient stripper plate. Additionally the system has the advantage of the length adjustment of sharp grinded punches. This length adjustment can be made by hand without any auxiliary tool. The Pass-BETA System is also available for machines with grinding device. (PassBETA-ABS). This is the same Head-Spring-Unit as the Pass-BETA System, however, with an additional hole channel for the oil mist. As we place particular emphasis on special tooling, we will present special tools which were exclusively developed and produced in cooperation with and for our customers.

www.pass-ag.com

www.imextechnik.ch

PRIMES GMBH, D, 12-C09

Murata Machinery (Muratec) was established in the year 1935 and has become one of the leading sheet metal working machine manufacturers in the world with factories in Japan and sales office Worldwide. Muratec will be exhibiting the CNC punch press turret changer NPS-01. This is a totally new concept in turret punch press design and technology, born out of an extensive market survey conducted in the Japanese sheet metal working industry. The revolutionary new features of this model are: - 8 turrets mounted within the main magazine on the main machine - The widest range of tool settings for a variety of jobs including long parting tools, forming tools, tapping tools, overcoming the limitations of fixed turrets on the existing turret punch presses - All tools are auto index compatible further improving the flexibility. Newly designed modern retractable work holders provided as standard reduce the complexity of programming and increase the sheet yield - Optionally, the machine can be integrated with cell type load and unload systems to give total automation with maximised flexibility with minimum idle time to achieve highest efficiency and cost-performance to meet the ever changing demands of the customers.

INSPECVISION LTD., GB, 12-H08

www.kmt-waterjet.com

METALIX CAD/CAM LTD, IL, 12-H12

The cncKad Software System offers the full range of CAD/CAM capabilities for CNC Punch, Laser, Plasma, Flame and Combination machines. cncKad provides an integrated system covering the complete production cycle: - Drafting: Powerful, easy to use 2D drafting with a full set of drafting tools as well as special sheet metal aids. - Importing and Exporting files: Real-time integration with Solid Edge® SolidWorks® Inventor® and , , Pro/ENGINEER® and import/export for standard formats - DXF, IGES, DWG and others. - Processing: Automatic and interactive graphic processing for all technologies. Jobs can be ported to a different machine with a few clicks of the mouse. - Post Processing: Advanced post-processors produce efficient code, including macros, Optimised Tool Path, Minimal Turret Rotation, and support for machine operations. - Simulation: Graphic simulation for any NC programme. Easy editing of NC codes, with automatic checks for errors. - Nesting: Advanced manual nesting, with the option of adding AutoNest - 'True Shape' automatic nesting for optimal material utilisation. - DNC options: Uploading/downloading of NC files to machines, and support for batch loading and extracting NC files from the machine controller. cncKad also offers parametric programming, advanced processing technologies, multi-language support and support for a wide range of machines. www.metalix.net

InspecVision introduce their range of Planar sheetmetal/flat-sheet measurement systems at EuroBLECH. Speed, accuracy and reliability are key features of our product. Inspection and reverse engineering of parts will become more cost and time efficient using the Planar machines. With a single click the InspecVision Planar can measure a component's height and shape millions of times at an accuracy of up to ±0.025mm. Measurements can then be used to inspect, reverse engineer and measure a component's thickness, convert printed CAD drawings into DXF drawings, create 3D models, measure bent tubes, and many other tasks. Measuring table sizes range from 0.35m2 to 2.85m2. The patented Planar system is unique. Unlike expensive competing systems the Planar systems have no moving parts to recalibrate or wear out. The system measures components in less than 1/8th of a second, it is almost impervious to vibrations and can be installed right next to your production machine. The newest addition to our range is the P35.25 desktop model. Designed to be compact and easy to use, it provides a cost efficient way to inspect and reverse engineer.

www.muratec.co.jp

MW HYDRAULIK MASCHINENWERKE FRANKFURT GMBH, D, 12-B20

Hydraulic motors: Small sized motors, standard motors, slow rotation motors, motors with mechanical gears, adjustable motors. Also in the product range: - Hydraulic control pumps and power packages. - Mounting panels for servo valves suitable for all motors HMV. - Complete hydraulic units and circuits. Hydraulic flow divider systems: In case of varying load it is almost impossible to synchronise hydraulic drive units without a mechanical connection, whether they are linear motors (working cylinders) or rotation motors. Solutions using expensive electronic control circuits and servo controls are often too costly and susceptible to malfunctions. Problems with synchronisation, in particular of drive units with varying load, can be easily solved with axial piston flow dividers. Using axial piston motors of high precision with low leakage losses, hydraulic flow dividers are combined in such a way that a motor is allocated to each partial flow. Depending on the number of delivering capacities, the motors are installed into a joint housing and the journals of the shafts are mechanically connected to each other. Conditional on the large range of axial piston motors with absorption capacities between 1.7cm3 and 200cm3, the flow dividers can be so selected that delivery capacities of up to 100l/min are feasible. The flow dividers are suitable for working pressures up to 150bar and can be adjusted to any pressure medium. It is possible to achieve a quantitative deviation of less than 0.5% with different working pressures. The manufacturer selects the appropriate combinations according to detailed data on the number of delivery capacities, the partial flows, working pressure and pressure medium.

MPDV MIKROLAB GMBH, D, 12-H10

CPM Compact PowerMonitor More and more laser material processing systems will be equipped with laser beam sources which do not include a precise display of the emitted laser power. Master controllers are sending analogue or digital signals to activate the required power. Sometimes the efficient power will be undefined and sometimes not remotely controlled. The beam guiding and focusing system often includes a lot of absorbing optical components. A total number of 3 to more than 15 optical elements, like lenses or mirrors, are most common in use. Cumulated power losses typically reduce efficient laser power at the workpiece. Especially after a few years of operation the available process power will be just a guess, due to increased unknown losses. Alongside its big brother, the PowerMonitor, a 1% - class instrument, the Compact PowerMonitor is an ideal diagnostics system to determine optical laser power up to 12kW. Similar versions will be available for lower power ranges up to 1kW or up to 3kW. Primes will verify and calibrate your already existing power meter in line with current ISO standards. Primes supports laser systems manufacturers and laser users with systems integration.

www.primes.de

www.inspecvision.com

IPG LASER GMBH, D, 12-A42

PROFIRST GROUP - TOL COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH, D, 12-B10

Innovative software for sheet metal parts. The newest version of LogiTRACE unfolding software for vessel construction, piping and ventilation will be shown with the following new features: new module to make a rectangle profile with inclined surface, interface to AutoCAD©, PROfirst CAD and other 3D-CAD programmes greatly improved, improvement in converting lines to arcs important parts can be found quicker with the improved layout, treatment of inches. Also to be shown is the new version of PROfirst CAM programming system for CNC cutting machines. The following new features have been added to improve PROfirst CAM: automatic nesting saving even more material when nesting parts, data access 10 times faster when working with a database on the network and 3 times faster on local hard disk, various improvements in nesting, automatic common to save cutting time now possible, intelligent part spacing to save more material, easier usage with improved user interface, improved

IPG Photonics is a leading supplier of fibre laser technologies that are quickly revolutionising

Increase your efficiency with MES in your sheet metal forming. Despite the high level of automation, the integrated MES solution (Manufacturing Execution System) HYDRA uncovers hidden process potential in sheet metal forming companies and thus enables them to safeguard their production sites in Germany. The HYDRA Process Communication Controller (HYDRA-PCC) offers interfaces to the MES from all established sheet metal forming and NC-machines. Quantities, machine conditions and process values of machines and equipment are available in real-time in the MES. Besides machine data, NC setting data can be transferred online via HYDRA-DNC from the machines to the MES and back. The detailed scheduling with HYDRA-HLS supports

www.mw-hydraulik.de

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cutting quality with automatic rounding of sharp corners, technology assistant for small holes, improved set-up of lead-in and lead-outs, interface to read in list of parts to be cut from MRP ERP systems or from Excel® direct , access to the technology module whilst nesting or setting the cutting path, improved statistics, exact calculation of cutting time. A completely new tool to calculate quotations for sheet metal parts will be also shown in detail fort he first time. Both LogiTRACE unfolding software for vessel construction, piping and ventilation and PROfirst CAM programming system for CNC cutting machines have built-in fast access to expert support via the internet using our remote support module. high-tech lines: - Automated bending cell - FLEXA 50.20 press brake - VULCANO S 12.20 X punch press - QUASAR 4020 Plasma Cutting System - LS 15.30 SHT Laser Cutting System The above plant (made by SHT - Schiavi High Technology) features: - working dimension area 1,500 x 3,000mm - maximum X/Y speed 170m/min - repositioning accuracy +/-0.02 mm - Siemens 840D CNC - Precitec Lasermatic HP 1.5' M cutting head with automatic focusing distance - Beam source El.En. 5kW - Fumes suction system with multiple independent chambers. bending cycle extremely fast, getting rid of all the speed changes and of the slackening times. Example: total time for one bending with stroke 20mm = 3 seconds, giving an exceptional machine productivity. SCS 16.5cnc has two axes (X,Y) driven by TEDA NC, the R is manual. SCM 16.5 has three manual axes driven by hand-wheels.

AUTOPULIT - MAQUINARIA PARA EL PULIDO AUTOMÁTICO S.A., E, 13-C36

www.teda.it

VOGEL INDUSTRIE MEDIEN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 12-H01

www.profirst-group.com

ANGELO ROMANI S.P.A. (ROMANI GROUP), I, 12-H53

With the production programme of the company Angelo Romani, the Romani Group is one of the internationally recognised manufacturers of shear blades for cold and hot cutting, as well as complete equipment for slitting lines (circular blades, rubber and metal spacers, etc.). In addition special tools and equipments for press-brake machines, like stamps with automaticradius change, standard or patented Variable `V' die, are used in the production of light-poles (cylindrical, conical, polygonal etc.). Special guide rails, wear plates for steel industry, as well as linear systems, complete the production programme.

www.schiavimacchine.it

SIDEROS ENGINEERING S.R.L., I, 12-D66

autopulit - Maquinaria Para el Pulido Automatico, a leading manufacturer of abrasive belt grinding, polishing and deburring machines for metallic parts, will take part in EuroBLECH with a machine which incorporates the latest CNC technologies from a wide production programme. CNC polishing machine with 5/6 interpolated axes Model HD-II/2UT-CNC with 2 workpiece spindles and 2 universal working heads to finish a great variety of complex parts working with different tools for polishing, abrasive belt grinding and deburring. The working head has double tool holder to alternate between two different types of polishing buffs and abrasive compounds. The programming is carried out by means of AUTOTEACH-IN with AUTOPULIT developed software, allowing quick and easy programming of a polishing process without requiring any specific training. This is a heavy duty machine, highly flexible in the sense that it allows work on a great variety of parts, ideal for short series of parts due to the quick and easy regulation. The automatic buff wear compensation, keeping constant work pressure and cutting speed, guarantees a consistent level of quality not requiring any manual adjustments. Some options available are the possibility of installing one to four workpiece spindles and a number of working heads according to the production level required, automatic loading and unloading system and wet dust extraction equipment. www.autopulit.com

www.romani.it

RSA ENTGRAT- U. TRENN-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG, D, 12-H68

Deburring technology: Assuring a competitive position by efficient production. A great information demand exists as to the questions which deburring method in combination with which tool will be really suitable for different part spectra. A second important point to increase efficiency is how processing times and personnel costs can possibly be reduced by intelligent interlinking systems. The most recent example for this is the requirement of a tube processor with regard to achieving greater efficiency in the de-burring of short tubes of a dimensional range from 40mm up to 150mm length and 10mm up to 60mm diameter. RSA has integrated deburring into the manufacturing process of the customer. A singling bowl serves as an interface to the automatic deburring machine. The fully automatic deburring is effected by two roller brushes which simultaneously process both end faces. In that factory grinding was replaced by the brush deburring machine called RASAPLAN. The increase in efficiency has its roots in saving manual labour, a significant increase of output and the reduction of overheads. According to the operating company, especially the disposal of sludge which is left during grinding is a significant cost factor. Being a direct supplier to the automotive industry, the company was at the same time able to increase quality, because - due to the new deburring method - defined and reproducible edge conditions of the tube ends are guaranteed now. RSA as a developer and manufacturer of deburring machines and deburring brushes will display at the EuroBLECH five different systems as well as numerous tools. www.rsa.de

Suction tables: Thanks to close and constant cooperation with the main international manufacturers in this field, Sideros Engineering has developed an updated range of sheet metal holding tables with a built-in regulated suction system, capable of combining the latest models of thermal cutting machines and generators. The tables consist of a heavy metal frame; they feature a variable length and a width ranging from 1.6 to 6.4m. Depending on the application, customers can choose from four carrying capacities (500 - 1,000 - 2,000 - 3,000kg/m2), three suction sections (500 - 750 - 1,000mm) and several table models, whose suction system has been developed to satisfy multiple needs. To complete the range of production the company has successfully developed two projects: - RAPID CLEAN, a system which allows removal of slag and production scrap from the cutting table - SPRINTER, an automatic pallet-exchange system, which transports the sheet from the working area to the loading/unloading bay. Top-efficiency cartridges dust collectors: The new cartridge filters of the line ECO FILTER, proposed by Sideros Engineering remove, by suction and filtration, smoke and dust from thermal cutting processes (laser, plasma and oxycutting) effectively and continuously. The structure of the dust remover is extremely compact: an antispark trap acts as a pre-separator preventing the medium-fine particles from reaching the filter elements. The fan motor is incorporated directly on to the filter body: the suction group is completely enclosed within a sound-proof box which reduces, when necessary, the sound pressure. The perfectly filtered air can be released straight into the workshop or to the outside, through a standard chimney. www.siderosonline.com

MM Maschinenmarkt in powerful global position. In over 20 European and Asian countries the Vogel Media Group is active with more than 40 subsidiaries and partnerships. The Group's industrial 'flagship' is MM Maschinenmarkt, a trade magazine which is published in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Turkey and China, boasting a monthly total circulation of over 400,000 copies. MM Maschinenmarkt focuses on industrial manufacturing technology and business economics, with sheet metal working being one of the main aspects for the weekly German issue in particular. A highlight at EuroBLECH will once again be the ceremony of the 'MM Award' for innovations and economically promising developments and improvements in sheet metal working. Working together with the event's organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions, Vogel Media Group also publishes the exhibition magazine MesseDaily and its three issues will be distributed free of charge to visitors at EuroBLECH, both within and outside the exhibition grounds. Exhibitors at EuroBLECH are invited to submit their innovations for consideration for the MM Award, and also to use the MesseDaily magazine to communicate their messages. www.maschinenmarkt.de

AWL-TECHNIEK BV, NL, 13-E55 HANS WEBER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH, D, 12-H66

At EuroBLECH Weber will introduce machines for deburring and surface finishing/grinding of sheets. The most innovative process is the Weber DR System for deburring and edge rounding of mechanically and thermally made parts. The process is based on the principle of planetary rotation with the smaller rotating tools turning in a larger circle. This causes the tools to always turn from the outside edge of the part toward the inside of the part. This gives a constant quality edge around the entire part (no matter how it is shaped) and is consistent from one part to another. For other finishes, more removal, or stubborn burrs, the planetary treatment can be preceded by abrasive belts. The belt station is especially helpful for thin sheets. Thicker sheets (plate) can utilise the planetary system preceded by the Weber STC Bolt Beam Grinding system. The STC technology is used on thicker materials that normally have higher thickness tolerances and distortion. The Weber STC Grinding Technology has been the leading solution for deburring (deslagging) thermally cut sheet based on quality, efficiency, and cost for 20 years. Weber produces grinding, polishing and brushing machines to achieve the surface finish required by each customer. These machines are of modular design and available as integrated top and bottom side machines, individual machines, and narrow to wide widths. Depending on the customer requirement Weber can use all sizes, hardness, and types of abrasive media/brushes. Integration of these machines into fully automated lines is possible. Standard solutions from AWL-Techniek - standard welding cells and special machines for the automotive, steel furniture, packaging, prefab construction systems and white goods industry. As a system integrator and joining specialist, resistance, arc, laser welding and coldformed joints like gluing, AWL-Techniek introduces its Basic modules. These Basic modules offer many possibilities concerning the automation degree, robot brand and type, dimensions, programming and jigs. Other characteristics are: flexibility, easy to transport and applicable for several products - solid base, many expansion possibilities - compact design - short lead time - ergonomic. AWL-Techniek offers several Basic modules which can be divided into Arc and Spot welding concepts: Arc welding: Basic Arc, Compact Arc, Shuttle Arc, Small Arc, Delta Arc, Quattro Arc Spot welding: Mono Spot, Duo Spot, Multi Spot The most important difference between these modules is the number of robots, welding positions and additional axes. All concepts are adaptable to your specific wishes and requirements. www.awl.nl

TEDA SRL, I, 12-H48

A.W. PRECISION LTD, GB, 13-C69

New mechanical punch stripper advances production technology. AW Precision, manufacturer of press tool punches and die inserts, will be introducing a new precision machined mechanical stripper called True Strip. True Strip is a stripper which is self-contained, die spring activated, compact and fits directly on to standard ball lock punch retainers. A bronze stripper plunger is inserted through a precision hole in the front part of the stripper body, the plunger has an I/D that matches the punch pierce point. There is dual guiding on the bronze stripper and a die spring provides the stripping force. True strip can be mounted up to a 15 degree angle for cam action applications, resulting in a 30% improvement over other devices. True strip is currently available in seven metric heavy duty ball lock diameters.

SCHÄFER WERKZEUGBAU GMBH, D, 12-B12

For more than 35 years, we have been one of the leading German manufacturers of - all kind of press brake tools - special solutions for bending of stainless steel and aluminium - shear blades - goatsfoot tools and folding beam tools for folding machines - reconditioning of press brake tools for any type of machine brand. Schäfer Werkzeugbau, brand name 'Schäfer Tools', is one of the leading German manufacturers of press brake tools, bending tools, shear blades for guillotine shears and all kind of special solutions for bending of sheet metal. Tools can be designed and produced up to a length of 9.100mm in one piece. Optional we can offer you laser hardening to increase the wear resistance and to extend the lifetime of the tool. Many of our tools are used in plants which produce steel, aluminium and stainless steel products.

www.hansweber.de

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With SPEEDY COMPACT a new family of press brakes has been created. This small machine is equipped with three controlled axes (X, Y and R). The special shape of the upper mobile part allows the execution of U profiles extremely close without any edge restriction width. The machine does not need any foundation and completely fulfils the current EC safety norms. SC165 does not need lateral protection: the manipulation of the pieces is easier because their lateral shifting does not meet any obstacle. TEDA manufacture two other Speedy models, able to fulfil all the customer's needs in terms of technology, ergonomics and prices. The new models' features (bending length, strength, special shape) are the same as the SC 16.5cnc, the main difference consists in the upstroke and in the approaching and working speed which is always 10mm/sec. A deeper study of the hydraulic circuit has made the

Joining & fastening technology, Surface technology for sheet metal/plate (process-related), Tool technology for sheet metal/plate working, Factory & warehouse equipment, Safety at work/Environment protection, Services, information & communication ARNOLD & SHINJO GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-C14

Punch nut and clinch screw fastener systems: The company supplies a comprehensive range of PIAS® and STRUX® fastener systems, including all punching and setting equipment, tools and feeders. The latest technological advances bring further improvements in operating speed, reliability and customisation, bringing considerable benefits in terms of economical operation. Setting punch nuts in tubes: An innovative concept involving tools and equipment now permits fitting the fasteners to the inside of tubes and similar components.

www.awprecision.co.uk

BIANCHIN E POLI SRL, I, 13-A63

www.schaefertools.de

SCHIAVI MACCHINE INDUSTRIALI SPA, I, 12-D56

Schiavi Macchine Industriali, one of the leading suppliers of the Italian sheet metal working industry, will exhibit high-tech products and solutions at EuroBLECH. This will be a very good opportunity to introduce the activities of the company and to promote the Schiavi brand on the international market. The company will demonstrate machines and processing units, including 8 top quality

www.arnold-shinjo.de

The company was founded in 1959 and operates in the subcontracting field. Our main production plant occupies a total surface of 10,000m2, 4,600m2 inside; the second plant of about 2,300m2 is used only for moulding of sheet metal. At present we have 40 employees. There are three divisions within the company: Construction of dies and special tools:

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In the first division we produce injection moulds, plate blanking and drawing dies, tools for die-casting. All dies are tested with a pre-production and at customer's request we can also do the whole production of parts in our plant. This division is supported by the in-house design department which is equipped with the systems CAD, CAM (PRO Engineering, Unigraphics, Worknc) to carry out any kind of project and to enable the programming of the CNC machines. Plate blanking and drawing: In the second division we manufacture blanking and drawing parts out of normal steel like FeP02G (ST02Z), FeP04 (DC04), Stainless Steel and aluminium. In this division there are mechanical CNC-presses from 15 up to 1,200 tons and hydraulic presses from 30 up to 200 tons. The maximum width of the coils is 1,000mm. Precision mechanical work: In the third division we manufacture and machine lots of series parts from 200 up to 3,000 parts. In 2000 we obtained UNI EN ISO 9001;1994 certification and in 2003 we obtained UNI EN ISO 9001;2000 certification. www.bianchinepoli.it small dimensions, mimimal air consumption, transportation: downhill, flat, uphill (max 2°), strong against non-uniform loads, low noise, low purchase cost, reliable and long life, no maintenance, lubrication not necessary, no electrical power needed, no replacement of the belt as with conveyor belts, easy assembly and use, easy set up of the frequency in reduced spaces, it also works upside down or in different inclinations, option to fit several scrap shooters on the same scrap remover, no limits to the maximum load with the assembly in tandem with more scrap removers, 100% made in Italy, in compliance with RoHS directive, environment friendly, available from stock.

CARL CLOOS SCHWEISSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-D33

at EuroBLECH is solutions for double-sided deburring with simultaneous exact edge rounding for very fine, filigree metals, particularly those with sensitive surfaces. Dilg machines also achieve outstanding results in this area. Even materials in a very thin range (up to 0.2mm) and very small parts (from 96mm) can be machined easily, without risk of damage. Above all, this can be credited to the precision positioning, the extremely precise transport and correspondingly designed drives, in combination with specially developed brush cylinders. Dilg has more than 35 years of experience in sheet metal working, and offers both standard products and production of customised brush grinders.

www.bordignon.com

www.otto-dilg.de

BÜTTNER FORM GMBH, HU, 13-G78

Precision flat-bar steels, norm plates, tool sets. The company was founded in 1992 and now employs some 210 staff. The production area is 4,500sqm and the production equipment includes 26 CNC milling machines. The working dimensions are: milling 1,500x3,000mm; CNC milling: 7,000x1,500x1,800mm, flat grinding 1,500x3,600mm; deep hole drilling 40x1,500 mm; max. weight of work piece: 10 tons. www.buttner.hu

DÖRRENBERG EDELSTAHL GMBH, D, 13-F39

Full service concept for tool shops. The group of specialists in the sector of tool steel, tool steel casting and surface technology/heat treatment presents selected highlights to illustrate their full service concept. Highlights 2006: Tool steel: powder metallurgical steels, extended range of high capacity materials in stock. Storage service centre: new logistics centre in WiehlWeiershagen, global presence thanks to regional warehouse bases. Tool steel casting: forming ultra high strength steel plates, hot forming with subsequent quench hardening, production of complex tool parts, e.g. rotary cams Surface technology/heat treatment: induction hardening, a wide range offering a wealth of possibilities, PA-CVD surface coating combines the advantages of CVD and PVD technologies. Centre of Materials technology/quality department: this interdisciplinary division is focused on innovative developments and research projects: material, product and process design and technical customer service.

BOEHLERIT GMBH & CO. KG, A, 13-C17

Hardmetal manufacturer since 1932. Optimum Hardmetal means optimum tool life. Boehlerit have developed, with our own Doctors of metallurgy and the University of Leoben, corrosion resistant Hardmetal. Boehlerit MB 20 EDM Hardmetal, containing a special mixed binder, maintains its surface integrity for days in dielectric during the wire erosion process. This property, mixed with the toughness and wear resistance required for the blanking industry, enables the precision toolmaker to increase the possibilities of wire eroding in one set up. With assurance of the Hardmetal surface being uniform, without micro pores, cracks or co-leaching, the tool life is enhanced. www.boehlerit.com

BWZ SCHWINGUNGSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-C40

BOLZENSCHWEISSTECHNIK BSK + BTV GMBH, D, 13-D14

Levelling elements for loads up to 24 tonnes: 'Precision wedge mount with a spheric calotte'. Precision wedge supports with calottes allow heavy equipment to be levelled while compensating for unevenness in the ground or floor. The units are fitted with suitable nitrile rubber boards for vibration insulation and antisliding protection. Precision wedge supports are used for insulation, antislip protection and levelling of heavy plant and equipment weighing up to 24 tonnes per load point. They come from bwz-Schwingungstechnik in Ostfildern, Germany, and are available in several different versions. For freestanding units the wedge shoes can simply placed under the machine. Alternatively they can be provided with a thread for bolting on to the unit. A fim connection via through bolts to the factory floor (using an insulating disk) is another option. bwz precision wedge supports are particularly suited to presses, stamping machinery, bending machines, machine tools, plastic injection machines and measuring equipment. Especially convenient for machine tools are bwzprecision wedge mounts for presses, shears, punching and measuring machines, with the appropriate elements and antiskid-plate linings.

Carl Cloos Schweißtechnik are presenting a variety of product innovations for welding machine technology and robotics as well as in the field of highly efficient process technologies at EuroBLECH. The new CP process (Cold Process) developed by Cloos is presented in a turnkey robot system. A special feature of the new HighEnd pulsed arc welding machine GLC 353 QUINTO CP is the very low heat input in the weld seam. Thus the CP process reduces component distortion and the burn off of the coating is significantly reduced when processing coated plates. In another robot station the MSG laser hybrid highcapacity process will be demonstrated, an efficient combination of laser beam and arc welding. The newly developed laser hybrid welding head with integrated 7th robot axis ensures optimum torch orientation. The integrated process monitoring sensors offer excellent possibilities for realisation of the most varied seam forms in universal application. At this exhibition a fully digitised HighEnd pulsed arc welding machine which has been specially designed for the requirements of the automotive industry will be presented for the first time. At a favourable price/performance ratio the welding machine type GLC 353 QUINTO 'Automotive' offers many technical features which guarantee high process reliability and excellent welding results. For high flexibility during welding the machine is adjusted by a remote control. The stackable housing allows a space-saving location and is suitable for integration into all production systems. The newly developed robot torch system FlexTorch is unique world-wide and has two additional axes in the welding torch bracket which allows optimum adaptation of the torch geometry to the requirements of the component. www.cloos.de

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EIFELER WERKZEUGE GMBH, D, 13-C07

Optimisation of forming tools, especially of hydroforming tools by applications of CVD and PVD hard coatings in combination with lubricating coatings also on specially prepared surfaces. Highlights 2006: - PVD Duplex coating systems for forming high-tensile sheet metals - Direct Metal Deposition (DMD), Powder Laser Cladding for repairing and optimising tools - Multilayer CVD coatings (Titanium Nitride / Titanium Carbide) for highest forming demands - PVD/DLC coating systems specially for forming aluminum and zinc-plated metal sheets.

www.eifeler.com

EJOT GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-C72

EJOT FDS® screw fastener - a high tensile connection between different materials, suitable for aluminium up to 4mm and steel up to 2mm thick. The fastener is designed for one-sided assembly and is self-drilling, forming a standard metric thread. EJOT® SHEETtracs - self piercing and extruding screw for high-strength sheet joints. The flow drilling EJOT FDS® screw opens up new possibilities for high strength screw joints, due to the increase of thread engagement in the formed through draught. The female metric thread, formed without chips during insertion process, is to DIN and therefore enables a standard machine bolt to be used for repair purposes. The EJOT® SHEETtracs is a self tapping screw designed for a safe joint in thin sheet metals with a pre-formed pilot hole. The reduced flank angle of 45° creates a more stable female thread compared to common 60° threads. This feature increases the torque level and enables a safe assembly in thin sheet metal. www.ejot.de

DADCO DIEBOLT GMBH, D, 13-D22

DADCO is a global leader in nitrogen gas spring technology, offering a complete line of nitrogen gas springs and accessories. DADCO's 11,600 m2 world headquarters is located in Plymouth, Michigan USA. The German division DADCO Diebolt provides product, engineering and technical support for the European market. DADCO was the first company to produce top quality self-contained nitrogen gas springs at a competitive price and with superior customer service. Founded in 1958, DADCO is now the highest volume producer of gas springs for press tools. DADCO manufactures a variety of gas springs in force models from 10 lb. to 20 tons of force on contact. Sizes range from 12mm to 195mm in diameter. DADCO gas springs may be operated as self-contained or linked. When operated as a linked system, adjustment, monitoring, draining and refilling can be performed from outside the die. DADCO complements the gas spring product line with Nitrogen Gas Spring Stock Lifters, ISO HP Series Air Cylinders and DK Series Hydraulic Core Pin Cylinders and accessories. DADCO's products are widely approved and used in global stamping operations for many industries including metal stamping, automotive and plastic injection moulding. www.dadco.de

www.bwz-schwingungstechnik.de

Microprocessor controlled units from bsk + BTV set new standards in stud welding in terms of operating convenience, performance and compact design. In drawn-arc welding applications, the DA-1000 and DA1500 convince with an adequate power reserve. With fully digital current control realised for the first time, welding elements from M3 to M20 can be efficiently welded. Patented, highly dynamic current control coupled with a new rectifier circuit ensures very high control rates and maximum current smoothing, which compared with more expensive and susceptible inverter technology, leaves nothing to be desired, but still consistently builds on tried and tested transformer technology. With efficient capacitor discharge technology, the graphic inverters CDP-66, CDP-99 and CDP-133 with total capacities of 66mF to 132mF are second to none. These innovative units employing the latest microprocessor control, single-control operation and graphic display are state of the art. Diameters from 3mm to 10mm can be efficiently welded. Interactive operator guidance enables all important parameters to be directly viewed and set. The charging voltages are clearly displayed using bar graphs, enabling precise adjustment to the respective welding task based on the displayed diameter range. The welding circuit is electronically monitored. Error codes and software expansion options with submenus support ease of servicing. Both equipment classes can be operated on our CNC machines partially mechanised with our welding guns and automatic welding heads. www.stud-welding.de

CB CHEMIE UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE GMBH, D, 13-D07/G71

Final Touch Coating: A new product for low VOC degreasing prior to paint finishing. In line with the EU directive (1999/13/EC) covering VOC emissions offers Final Touch Coating a solvent content of less than 15 percent. The cleaning agent is waterbased, contains tensides and offers very short drying times. The system is suitable for the preparation of conventional, water-based and powder coating finishes. The company is certified to DIN ISO 14.001.

ELEKTRO-SCHWEISSTECHNIK-DRESDEN GMBH, D, 13-D21

Elektro-Schweißtechnik-Dresden expands service portfolio with micro/precision welding. A growing demand for micro welding has arisen due to the increasing utilisation of electronic components in automobile manufacturing. As of 2005, we have expanded our service portfolio with this technology in order to keep up with this trend. As a known supplier of systems, we now offer complete solutions in the area of micro welding depending on our client needs. The service portfolio covers e.g. handling of components, the automatic supply of individual parts, quality assurance systems, cooling technology and much more. The planning, construction and assembly of the systems is conducted at our location in close collaboration with the company KombiTec located in Betzigau, the manufacturer of the micro welding heads.

www.cb-chemie.de

CEMSA SPA, I, 13-E63

A new series of resistance welding machines, belonging to the ROOF family, has recently been introduced by CEMSA. The machines in this series consist essentially of a large table, varying from min. 1,000x1,200mm to max.1,500x4,000mm in standard models. The table is totally made of hard copper and forms one of the machine electrodes. The other electrode is located in a balanced welding head, whose movement covers the entire table. In the series Roboroof the welding head movement can be either manual or robotised. However, the manual version has also great advantages, as, instead of moving the workpiece, the operator only guides the balanced welding head which has very limited inertia. The advantages are therefore mostly felt when welding comparatively flat items with large dimensions, such as doors, cabinets, panels. Furthermore, the new series permits the use of a Medium Frequency inverter generator providing very high power. The output from the DC generator drastically reduces the losses caused by the magnetic field and it is practically not influenced by the masses of any tooling or by those of the workpieces themselves. The possibility of concentrating the current necessary for welding into a very short time helps solve important problems: - the elimination of deep witness marks - the possibility of welding very thick materials - the excellent projection welding of components such as squares, brackets, hinges, stud bolts on to panels - the welding of thick aluminium components. Obviously all this with limited power consumption from the mains supply.

OTTO DILG GMBH FEINMECHANIK, D, 13-G48

www.est-schweisstechnik.de

ESAB CUTTING SYSTEMS GMBH, D, 13-D85

BORDIGNON TRADING S.P.A., I, 13-C86

Air scrap remover BRE50 (patent pending) Height: 27mm, max load: 50kg, minimal air consumption, easy use. The BRE50 is only powered by compressed air. The scrap shooter, by moving quickly ahead and slowly back, causes the forward movement of the scrap. Made to remove the scrap from blanking or cutting and to transport metal components, it has a wide range of applications: metal stamping, plastic stamping, mechanical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, packaging, assembly... Advantages: high maximal load, reduced height (27mm),

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Dilg brushing and handling systems for economical production and first-class results in sheet metal working. The quality supplier of machines for brushing technology and handling in the metal and plastic processing industry will be presenting top technology for cleaning, deburring and further treatment of metal surfaces. In particular, Dilg is offering brush grinders that allow double-sided brush cleaning and degreasing of work pieces in one operation. Even abrasive machining and decoration cuts are possible at the same time. This results in considerable time and cost savings in production. One example of what Dilg will be showing

Plasma power for more efficiency and productivity. The cutting specialists present themselves with a great

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variety of new technical solutions for thermal metal cutting processes. M3 Plasma is the name of the latest development of ESAB Cutting Systems which is to close the gap between plasma and laser cutting. With M3 Plasma, high-precision and production cuts up to a thickness of 160mm can be realised. Particular emphasis was placed on the cutting of carbon steel where the user can produce nearly rectangular cuts. The cutting range is between 2 and 50mm (plate thickness). Even alloyed steels and aluminium up to a thickness of 160mm can be cut. Switching over between the cutting and the marking process is just a matter of seconds without having to replace the wearing parts. The new M3 Plasma technology will be demonstrated on the compact EAGLE portal machine which now features numerous improvements. With a path speed of up to 35m/min, the EAGLE has become much faster and, in combination with the VISION 52 controller, it is now a true highperformance plant. The real-time operating system Windows CE.net controls a high number of parallel machined processes, avoids idle times and coordinates the individual cutting steps perfectly. The new tactile height setting device ensures a higher efficiency of the cutting process and features a positioning accuracy and repeatability of 0.1mm. M3 Plasma is a further development of proven and widely used ESAB-Precison plasma technology. Aluminium, CrNi, and structural steel sheets and plates with a thickness of 2 to 50mm can be punctured and cut safely. In addition to the higher cutting speed, the quality of the cutting flank has been improved significantly. In the case of a low sheet thickness, the wedged shape of the cutting edge which is typical for plasma cutting now is almost rectangular, with a sharp-edged flank. www.esab-cutting.de

FLADDER DANMARK A/S, DK, 13-A36

GMT GLOBAL INC., TW, 13-G22

Die sets and guide elements. The company is well known for its high quality, competitively priced products. Included in the product range are a full line of punches, guide posts, ball bearing cages, and bushings. In particular, their full line of bronze plated bushings including an extensive selection of self-lubricated bushings, are manufactured in a proprietary process which fuses the bronze to the steel. This method ensures that the bronze cannot separate from the steel bushing. The bronze plated bushings are characterised by their high load capacity and resistance to wear. In addition to the tool & die components, GMT Global Inc. can produce a range of stamping and MIM (metal injected mould) parts which are used in the telecommunications, semiconductor, consumer electronics, aviation, automotive and medical industries. OEM/ODM enquiries are welcome. www.gmtglobalinc.com

HIE SCHWEISS-SYSTEME GMBH, D, 13-B35

GSI - GESELLSCHAFT FÜR SCHWEISSTECHNIK INTERNATIONAL MBH, D, 13-G19

Fladder AUT-1000 VAC is an automatic machine for deburring of even work pieces, cut work pieces and shaped workpieces. The flexible abrasive cylinders process the work pieces with 4 different movements so that the work pieces are deburred from different directions - several times. The result is well done edges and a limited impact on surfaces. In fact, it is possible to deburr inox without damaging the protection foil or deburr galvanised work pieces without removing zinc. Owing to the flexibility of the abrasive tools, work pieces with contours or grooves may be deburred as deeply as 30mm in some cases. Operation of machine is in a class of its own: Control panel is designed with symbols made easy and all machine operations are adjustable during operation. Furthermore, the operator has full view of deburring process. www.fladder.com

EYEREX AG, CH, 13-G25

Eyerex develops, manufactures and distributes safety eyewear products for industry, sports and leisure. The company was founded in the year 2000 in Schindellegi. However, management and engineering have more than 20 years' experience in active eyewear technologies. This young, dynamic and innovative company specialises in personal safety eyewear. Eyerex manufactures all products with modern equipment in Switzerland. The motivated staff guarantees best quality products and services. Eyerex products protect eyes and skin from dangerous rays and solid particles. They comply with the most stringent safety standards, e.g. EN, CE, DIN, ANSI, CSA etc. www.eyerex.com

FORSTNER MASCHINENBAU GMBH, A, 13-D56

The company will display an outstanding coil line at EuroBLECH. The line will include two decoilers, an automatic coil-selector, an automatic straightener, a programmable slitter, an electromechanical guillotine and an automatic stacker for sheet and strip. This line will produce sheets for truck bodies in a very high volume as automated as possible. At the beginning of the line we will show two cantilever decoilers for max. 7,000kg with hydraulic expansion, electric drive motor and a pneumatic pressing arm. A hydraulic scissored coil lift will make loading of coils easier. The coils are max. 1,500mm wide and 0.40-1.50mm thick. The two coils will be manually fed over sheet guide-lanes into the coil selector. As soon as the two coils are hold from the coil selector, the machine is ready for production. According to the coil number selected, the straightener will be adjusted automatically. The programmable slitter can produce max. 4 strips using all 3 knives in any width required. An electro-mechanical guillotine ensures a burrless and economic cut. With a conveyor and a manipulator with servo motor and vacuum the blanks or strips will be stacked onto a pallet trailer automatically. With using heavy coils our customers will reduce material cost to minimum. Using coil instead of sheet also reduces material stock, sheet storage is not necessary any more, and there will be between 5 to 20% less material waste. Level and non-marked sheets can be expected. With a knife cut there are no problems in subsequent production stages, compared to a laser or plasma cut. The stacking system is a new Forstner development and can be adapted to any demand. The GSI with its Welding Training and Research Institutes in Berlin, Duisburg, Fellbach, Halle, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Rostock and Saarbruecken presents the complete spectrum of services in joining and testing technology. The highlights at the stand are: friction stir welding of different material combinations, using of flat wire welding in steel construction, MSG laser hybrid welding in ship building, MSG laser hybrid welding of frame components in rail vehicles construction, new possibilities for resistance glue-spot-joining of thin plates, computer based weld trainer for practical training.

HIE Schweiss-Systeme develops and produces welding controllers, measuring equipment and power electronic modules for resistance welding applications. The welding controller Akzent SC-5000 is the best choice, when adaptive process control and 100% process monitoring is needed. The new measuring features offer the possibility of individual configuration of the five measuring input channels. This way, the current distribution of simultaneous projection welding of up to 4 welding nuts can be measured and surveyed in one cycle. This is a strong benefit for more process reliability, saving costs and saving cycle time. The software products SPV-5000 and SPV-9000 are powerful tools for the visualisation and monitoring of the welding process. The new operating terminal Akzent T-9000 and the 2channel measuring module Q-MOD are brand new products and will be presented at EuroBLECH. The new operating terminal Akzent T-9000 is impressive, because of its easily understandable intuitive operating screens and the various possibilities of process and fault analysis. The graphic possibilities of the T-9000 provide optimal transparency and process understanding for the operator. The new 2-channel measuring module Q-MOD has been developed specially for welding machines which have no features for process control or process monitoring. This kind of welding machines can be upgraded cost efficiently by the Q-MOD. The Q-MOD is specified for measuring of welding currents from 500A up to 130kA. Additionally analogue voltage signals of 0-10V or digital TTL signals with a signal level of 5V can be measured. The measuring module is equipped with an ethernet interface and is fully networkable. www.hie-gmbh.de

FCPK-BYTÓW SP. Z O.O., PL, 13-F10

HKS-PROZESSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-E38

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GULLCO INTERNATIONAL (UK) LTD, GB, 13-A65

Gullco International will be exhibiting their range of equipment for mechanisation and automation of welding. Included in this range and on show will be the full range of the well known 'KAT'® carriage family, including models for welding, cutting, indexing and oscillation, running on both rigid and flexible track. All models will feature the new generation of 'GSP' controls. Positioners and Pipe Turning Rolls will also be on display. Gullco manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of ceramic weld backings and will be showing a large selection from that range. A working display of KBM plate edge bevellers will run throughout the show. The KBM-18 plate edge beveller is capable of bevelling plate at a rate of 3 metres/minute, silently and with no heat affected zone. A full range of bevel angles are available, ranging from 22.5° through to 55°. www.gullco.com

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FCPK-Bytów offers Bronze RiteTM Bushings - unique steel guide bushings with bronze lining for mould and die set applications. This bronze lining is obtained by casting in specific atmosphere and temperature conditions. As a result a very strong and durable 0.1-0.2mm thick microalloy between steel and bronze is formed - no separation between steel and bronze can occur due to the strength of this alloy. www.fcpk.pl

FÜCHTENKÖTTER GMBH, D, 13-G16

HARMS & WENDE GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-C81

Welding systems. The latest innovation is the PQS weld system for analysis, optimisation, in-line monitoring and full documentation of welding processes. At EuroBLECH the Genius Inverter will be presented together with the IQR controller and the PQSweld monitoring system.

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FINOBA AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, D, 13-G20

Since October 2005 FINOBA in Kassel has operated one of the most modern degreasing and scour-passivation plants for aluminium and other light metals. This has expanded the non-affiliated company's own value-added chain from stamping, planishing, welding, processing and finishing to include washing, degreasing and scouring passivation. For the automotive industry, for example, structural aluminium body parts and other components with difficult geometric shapes such as bonnets, car doors and chassis components are processed, that is stamped, cleaned, planished and subsequently scourpassivated. The plant operates 8 immersion tanks each with a capacity of 10 m2 and process bins with the impressive dimensions of 1.4 m x 1.9 m x 2 m and 5.5 m2 capacity. With a cycle time of 300 seconds the plant has a throughput of approx. 1,700 process bins with total contents of approx. 9,000 m2 per shift and month. The FINOBA Range of Services: In addition to the degreasing and scour-passivation of aluminium components FINOBA customers can avail themselves of a broad range of services such stamping, processing on CNC machining centres, welding of modules by certified welders or manual deburring and cleaning of cast aluminium and press-machine parts. In manual product working, planishing and finishing of structural aluminium parts certainly stand out, with dimensional accuracy being assured in magnitudes of a tenth of a millimetre on shape-specific measuring devices. If necessary, the safely packaged components can also be placed in intermediate storage and then delivered when drawn down.

HBS BOLZENSCHWEISS-SYSTEME GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-D35

Pad welding with rotating ARC: - MARC 3 (pad welding machine with inverter power unit): Outstanding welding quality through very high arc stability even at weak welding currents, high clock frequency (30kHz) of power unit allows highly dynamic regulation of welding process (good reproducibility). - MARC 1 (manual pad welding machines with hand guns): HBS presents three new machine series: From a low-cost starter model (air cooled, uncontrolled field former - 2 welds/min.) up to extremely highperformance sleeve welding unit with inverter technology (water cooled, controlled field former up to 20 welds/min.) Stud welding: - MPW Multi Production Welder: servo driven axis (series), increased linear path, identical for all welding heads (up to three units), time and linear path optimisation by freely programmable Z hub, stud feeding during movement. - SCD 3201 Capacitor Discharge and Short Cycle stud welding (within one unit!): Especially suited for studs M10 and problematic surface (e.g. galvanised sheets), capacity change over 66.000µF or 132.000µF. Short Cycle: 230 Volt, one phase 85 to 265V wide range power supply only (no 400V 3 phase connection required), specially designed for short cycle studs, very accurate and reproducible welding results which are achieved by storing welding energy in capacitors for each individual welding process, welding current adjustable from 900 to 3000 Amps by adjusting the capacitor voltage. www.hbs-info.de

Our active laser guards are used in fully automatic laser applications in the high-power range. Critical irradiation of the laser guard elements is detected by means of visual measuring methods, and the safety control ensures that the laser radiation is isolated by the beam dump (shutter) or that the laser is deactivated. The laser guard corresponds to the specifications for active guards in accordance with DIN EN 60825-4: Safety of Laser Products. Advantages of the active laser guard are: Detector: visual measuring method, redundant detectors, self-monitoring through test routines (test impulses), cost-effective. Safety control: use of certified safety components, data transfer via AS-I Bus System, connection to existing controls (e.g. SPS, safety relay) and integration e.g. into the emergency stop circuit, alarm evaluation (sensor function faulty/real laser irradiation), localisation of the alarm (wall element/sensor), modular construction. Optionally expandable.

Monitoring systems for welding. The WeldScanner is a professional measuring device for the daily measuring, recording and analysis of all welding parameters. The mobile, robust and handy device permits optimisation of welding processes, a reduction in the reject rate as well as a durable documentation of the production quality. The WeldScanner can easily be attached to any power source - independent of manufacturer or welding method. The data are shown on colour display and transferred to the PC or printer via USB connection. The WeldScanner is usable in the entire arc welding technology, e.g. for the documentation of the manufacturing parameters, for the optimisation of the welding technology regarding quality, speed as well as gas, wire and energy consumption, to identify the cause of errors or for maintenance, evaluation and calibration of arc welding power sources. In the oscilloscope mode, data with a detailed, high sampling rate can be recorded, measured and analysed. WeldQAS Monitoring system for industrial welding: As a brand-new product we show the small, compact and robust µ-QAS equipment. It was particularly developed for the tasks of industrial welding in daily practice. The new, patented PFD (Pioniering Fault Detection) technology can also be integrated. It detects even the smallest quality variations in the arc. With that it is possible to locate faults that could not even be proven so far, and there is a chance for immediate action (e.g. weld seams besides the joint, pores, holes, lack of adhesion). www.hks-prozesstechnik.de

HYPERTHERM EUROPE BV, NL, 13-D54

With a focus on demonstrating the versatility and value that all Hypertherm products offer, the company's stand at EuroBLECH will include a live demonstration of standard-setting HyPerformance® mechanised plasma cutting. Attendees will be able to experience how the new HyPerformance Plasma HPR260 cuts fine-feature parts with superior quality and consistency at speeds up to 38% faster than conventional solutions. Hypertherm will officially launch its new 30 amp manual plasma cutting system. The unveiling of this brand new, revolutionary system will take place at the EuroBLECH show. The system is smaller and lighter than any

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Hypertherm manual plasma system ever before, and moves performance standards to a new level. Also planned at EuroBLECH are live cutting demonstrations of the powerful Powermax® line of manual plasma, giving special attention to unique G3 seriesTM features. The full range of Powermax systems from the Powermax380 to the Powermax1650 - will focus on its many benefits, especially when applied out in the field in the toughest metal cutting situations. Powermax G3 systems will be shown with patented FineCutTM consumables that are especially effective when cutting thin-gauge metals and HVAC applications. Attendees will see how Powermax technology - coupled with innovative new retrofit torches - can reduce rework time and often eliminate the need for costly secondary operations. www.hypertherm.com

KAKUTA EUROPE GMBH, D, 13-G63

Kakuta represents the Japanese leading toggle clamp. Both Kakuta manual and air clamps have been technically designed and recognised not only among all Japanese automobile assembly plants since 1938. Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi etc., but also various industries such as aircraft, ship, railroad and tracks, electronic, mining, food, oil and woodworking use our widely applicable products. Our headquarters for the European market were opened in 2005 to serve our customers throughout whole Europe promptly. Along with Japanese overseas investment, Kakuta clamp has also grown worldwide. There are representatives, distributors and dealers throughout the world to serve North America, the European Union and Asia. www.kakuta.de,

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horizontal and swivelled by 90°. For heavy or plate-like workpieces a scissor lift table can be add to the machine. Heavy, bulky parts can be moved by a manipulator and can be ground without the difficult re-clamping process - the risk of injury is eliminated, too. A precise seam preparation prior welding - by bevelling is more and more important especially in view of high alloy steels and laser welding processes. Beside the already introduced Universal-Edge-Beveller type UKF, with the technical attributes: working length 3, 6, 9 and 12m, clamping claws - pressure bar, oscillating high performance grinding aggregate, bevel angels from -45° to +85°, removal rate up to 120cm;/min., automated working process - we have designed a smaller Edge and Bevel Grinding machine with the name Bevel-Belter type FF. This machine is available in a rigid - table or in a through feed version. www.kuhlmeyer.de

dies and automated machinery for the whole production process. EuroBLECH is the opportunity for us to present our newest products and strategies. Visiting our stand and talking with our specialists you will get a detailed idea about the construction of complete systems of production made by the combination of stamping technologies and assembly technologies.

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MERKLE SCHWEISSANLAGEN-TECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-F52

Merkle presents its newest Generation of Pulse-Arc welding machines - the HighPULSE series. Based on the newest inverter technology various models are available up to a maximum welding current of 550 A. MIG/MAG welding, electrode welding, interpulse welding, MIG brazing, and the brand new DeepArc process. The most important new innovation is the new machine controller which also serves as the operator control panel. The parameter controls are mounted on the front of the machine, are clear and easy to read and are guaranteed to offer simple use and management. For every single process there is a tried and tested welding programme available. The new DeepArc process also offers a 30% increase in welding speed. With the series standard TEDAC torch system, Merkle shows yet again its operator orientated product philosophy. The Merkle TEDAC system enables the continuous control of energy regulation and the retrieval of welding programmes direct from the MIG/MAG welding torch. The advantages of this system are a much better working procedure and a saving in both time and costs.

IHT AUTOMATION GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-B70

Cutting with higher performance and precision. The new automatic clearance control, IHT 3000, makes plasma cutting machines achieve a higher performance. Equipped with a high performance microprocessor and requiring only a fraction of the wiring of conventional control systems, it reduces costs and installation time. With its new technology, it also works faster and with higher precision. The CUTBUS® is fully integrated and the IHT 3000 system can be operated by its own terminal as well as centrally managed from the CNC. It is also suitable for oxyfuel cutting, for underwater cutting, or cutting of thin metal sheets. IHT also features new clearance control systems for especially heavy loads such as multiple torch aggregates. Like all IHT products they are built to meet the highest standards in exact finding of the initial nozzle position, speed and precision of cutting, and the highest economic utilisation of the work piece. IHT Automation is the leading independent producer of clearance control systems for both plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines world-wide. For more than thirty years we have been concentrating on this technology. Our specialised know-how is the result of constant innovation and close co-operation with our customers. Our systems work efficiently in the most diverse production processes all over the world. They are compatible with all well-established cutting machines.

KJELLBERG FINSTERWALDE ELEKTRODEN UND MASCHINEN GMBH, D, 13-A22/E39

LAYANA COMPANY, TW, 13-F76

Layana is a manufacturer of progressive stamping tooling and production in Taiwan. We support your demand for precision stamped parts for electronics, computer and communication industries, heavy stamping and insert moulding parts for the automotive market with high capacity and a CPK value better than 1.67. Working to the TS16949 quality system, we are able to meet your requirements. We mostly use copper alloys, stainless steel or aluminium and we offer various surface treatments. www.layana.com/moulding

MABI AG, CH, 13-B55

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MESSER CUTTING & WELDING GMBH, D, 13-C43

Kjellberg Finsterwalde makes a name for itself as technology supplier. A central topic of the presentation of the company is the successful plasma cutting technology HiFocus. The machine series was extended by HiFocus 280i and HiFocus 360i this year. That way, two products are at the user's disposal ensuring a high flexibility in use by enabling an excellent cutting quality in the dimensions of 0.5 to 70mm or 80mm metal thickness as well as bevel cuts up to 45° and plasma marking, notching and punch marking. All these items are achieved not least by the optimal adjustment of the gas parameters with the aid of a considerable process data base, as well as by the use of quick-change torches with optimised torch geometry. Special torches were developed by the company in cooperation with research partners for the use of the HiFocus technology in cutting robots in the automotive industry and other branches of industry. Therewith the application has been improved decisively with regard to inside contours cutting and cutting of complex sections. Furthermore opportunities for the new cutting technology Hot-Wire Plasma are shown. Kjellberg Finsterwalde is opening new applications for plasma beam, like the separation of concrete, clinker, grid structures made of mild steel, of stainless steel and aluminium as well as of the combination of all these materials with that process. The plasma cutting process is excellently suitable for mechanised gouging of electrically conductive materials and permits the cutting of fibre-glass reinforced synthetic material.

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IMEAS S.P.A., I, 13-B47

Reducing set-up times with a MABI coil robot. The new system will offer coils of up to 2,500kg automatically up to the manufacturing centre. Due to the high operational speed of sheet metal processing units, sheet metal coils need to be powered and this drive is an integral part of the coil robot. To further expand the capabilities of the system, MABI are also offering high-level storage units.

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MATUSCHEK MESSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-G56

Resistance Welding simplified. We have something against varying weld spot quality: the AutoSPATZ power source with the MASTER Control Mode! With fixed settings of the weld parameters (current, time, force) a constant weld spot quality is scarcely to be guaranteed. Here the adaptive MASTER control method helps you. When using the MASTER even spot welding of HSS materials (TRIP- and DP - steels), used increasingly in automobile production, is no longer a problem. This is proved in an industrial environment. Once adjusted with some CCC-weldings, the AutoSPATZ power source with the MASTER Control eliminates disturbances like: shunt effects, fluctuation in electrode force, electrode wear, changes in sheet thickness, changes in kind and thickness of coating, switch between 2- and 3-sheet operations, adhesive between the sheets through adaptation of the weld parameters, independent of whether you use manual guns or robot guns. The quality variations of the welded joints in the production are minimised by this. Please test the MASTER control method - also with your own test sheets. In addition we will show the SPATZMulti04 weld recorder. At last only one manual measuring device for electrode force, weld current, voltage drop, welding time and displacement. Sensors for these measuring tasks can easily be connected to the mains-independent SPATZMulti04. The measured values and curves can be presented on the graphic LCD display. This enables accurate analysis of current rise time, electrode penetration behaviour, force build up times etc. The measured values of 10,000 weldings and 25 complete set of curves can be stored and for further evaluation (with Excel or SPATZQS) be transmitted to a personal computer. This makes the SPATZMulti04 the universal multimeter instrument for optimisation of resistance welding tasks, quality control and complete process data recording. www.matuschek.com

The company offers wide-belt grinding machines for stainless metals and special alloys for hot and cold rolled sheets and coils processing. Low tolerance values (±0,02mm) are possible for vacuum or magnetic table grinding processes as well. Furthermore, IMEAS offers polishing, brushing and buffing machines and also high gloss mirror surface finishing obtained through the 'Pflock' system. All IMEAS products are available with working width ranges from 350mm to 3,600mm. IMEAS supplies customers with a full service of machine engineering, customised solutions, automatic loading and unloading stations, complete lines for sheets and coils processing, production flow analysis, and world class customer service. www.imeas.it

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KÜBLER GMBH, D, 13-C19

Oldest European steel plant relies on infrared heating. Annahütte, the oldest existing European steel plant, has been producing steel for 466 years, and when the division producing reinforcement steel had to be enlarged by a new hall (60,200m2), the heating chosen was an infrared system supplied by Kübler, comprising 14 high power units, fitted at a height of 12m. The results were convincing, in that a similar hall with a warm air heating system used 38% more energy than the new complex. Apart from the staff not being cold any more, both machines and materials are at a consistent temperature, whilst the energy costs remain lower despite a better heating performance. Two more halls have been equipped with infrared heaters in the meantime, including the critical sector for bright steel.

ISOLOC SCHWINGUNGSTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-C80

The new, patented ISOLOC Multidam machine mounting system is an isolator for the isolation of forces coming from a machine and for the isolation as well as damping of vibrations and impacts in all directions in space at the same time and with the same degree of efficiency. This isolator can absorb both vertical and horizontal loads. For this machine mounting system, the static and dynamic rigidities and damping coefficients can be adjusted according to the conditions so that the dynamic behaviour of the machine in question can be optimised regarding vibration isolation, productivity and quality. The new ISOLOC Multidam machine mounting systems that were developed for this scope act globally on a system able to vibrate. The dynamic behaviour of the machine can be calmed by the parameters adjusted to the conditions of the machine in question. Although the resonance positions of a machine are at higher frequencies than the mounting natural frequency, the amplitudes can be considerably reduced by the correctly chosen ISOLOC Multidam machine mounting systems. On these new, patented elements, broaching machines, sensitive scales and scanning electron microscopes etc. have been successfully installed so far. Advantages: adjustable dynamic characteristics, adaptation to machine requirements, same vertical and horizontal rigidity possible, very high damping (up to 25%), excellent vibration, structure-borne sound and impact isolation, free-standing or bolt-on installation, also levelling possible. Benefits: better surface quality, higher productivity, better dimensional accuracy, less wear of machine and tools, better dynamic behaviour of machines, quiet machine standing. www.isoloc.com

Messer Cutting & Welding will be presenting the newest developments for all aspects of thermal cutting at EuroBLECH. This year the emphasis is on 'Complete Solutions' from programming through cutting applications right up to after-sales. The cutting machine from the MultiTherm® range, with new features which are unique Messer developments, is one of the highlights on this year's exhibition stand. Multi-function system MultiTherm®: The all-purpose machine MultiTherm® presented by Messer has been further developed and extended with many extras. The cutting system can be used for plasma, oxyfuel, for square or bevelled cuts. Even labelling and marking of parts is possible. The MultiTherm® has outstanding dynamic characteristics and high precision. The special design permits high speeds and acceleration. The integration of linear guide and rack for the transverse drive ensures a smooth, reliable drive. MultiTherm® is a basic machine which can be equipped with various functions to meet customer requirements. The classical world of oxyfuel equipment: The various torches for welding, brazing, heating and flame straightening are organised according to their capacity into the ranges MINITHERM, STARLET, STARLIGHT, STAR and SUPERTHERM. The torches meet the various demands for precision, performance or combination possibilities, according to the requirements of the task. The application spectrum stretches from the jewellery, dental or electronic industries up to the automobile industry or shipbuilding. Messer Service rounds off the scope of supply: As well as the equipment itself, Messer Cutting & Welding also presents its customers with a complete service spectrum - from retrofits for old machines through spare parts and consumable service right up to training courses.

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MESSER GROUP GMBH, D, 13-B46

Messer is setting gas standards - gases and application know-how from the industrial gas specialist. With its world-wide unified range of welding shielding and laser gases Messer presents itself at EuroBLECH together with its affiliated company Messer Cutting & Welding, the experts for cutting systems. Internationally unified standards for easy handling: With its various ranges of gases Messer is able to offer from its programme the right gas for every application. Names such as Ferromix, Inoxmix or Alumix already indicate which group of materials the gas is suitable for. And this is done on a unified global basis - a great advantage for internationally operating customers. Accordingly, Ferromix is best suited for unalloyed and low alloyed steels, Inoxmix for high alloyed steels. Forming gas is used for root protection for high alloyed and in some cases also for low alloyed steels, and Megalas® is the right range of shielding gases for laser welding and brazing. Shielding gases for improved quality and efficiency in the welding process: Quality and efficiency in the welding process can be improved significantly with shielding gases. For example, Alumix is a special range of shielding gases for welding of aluminum, which enhances process reliability and resistance to porosity considerably and therefore reduces rework to a minimum. In addition, the arc is much more stable with Alumix and the weld pool flows better. Moreover, the helium contained in Alumix improves the welding performance on thicker plates. In

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MD METALL DESIGN GMBH, D, 13-G38

MD Metall Design is a manufacturer of heavy duty automatic cutting tables for plasma, laser and oxyfuel operations and of fume extractors. www.sato.de

MECCANOTECNICA CENTRO SRL, I, 13-G68

Belt grinding machines. The Twin-Belt Grinding Machine type ZBS is designed for the efficient grinding of welded components. The two parallel running grinding belts in addition to the flexible pneumatic tensioning are the requirements to reach with a grinding and finishing step a superb surface quality. Optionally the ZBS can be equipped with Handling-Devices, Table and Tool automatic as well as with a PLC. To fabricate larger, bulky or voluminous workpieces the machine is available as a Portal-Twin-Belt Grinding Machine type PZM. The PZM grinding head can be driven 1500mm vertical, 650mm

Meccanotecnica Centro has been working for more than 30 years in the sector of sheet metal working, realising

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particular the automobile industry and the construction sector for railway vehicles appreciate these advantages and increasingly employ Alumix for their production. Within the Ferromix product range the trend towards shielding gases containing inert gases continues. payloads of 10 and 20 kg and the seven-axis MOTOMAN-IA20 with a payload of 20 kg are ideal for automating assembly and handling operations. The dualarm robots MOTOMAN-DA10 and -DA20 each feature 13 axes and can execute coordinated motions with their arms almost as if they were human! The seven-axis MOTOMAN-IA20 has an overall height of just 158 cm and with its compact design allows an immense freedom of movement in the tightest of spaces. www.motoman.de be realised by the fusion of power source and robot controller. By combining all controlling devices on one circuit board a communication speed up to 150 times faster can be reached. The result is an increase in welding speed and productivity along with consistently optimum arc characteristics. The spatter generation as well as the heat input to the workpiece are reduced drastically and downtime is lessened. All this leads to a noticeable quality increase in the workpiece. Due to quick data capturing a novelty in robot welding technology was created - the integrated optional weld data monitor system. With its help the welding process can be displayed and dynamic weld parameters are held within very tight range. The monitoring system offers two levels of process control to the operator. The basic solution logs parameters such as current, voltage and wire feed speed and compares them with the preselected values. Additionally the system is able to set off an optical and/or acoustical alarm if any deviation to the preselected values appears and if necessary will stop the system. In addition to that all welding parameters will be stored in a log file to retain them for future analysis. Up to now for this kind of welding data monitoring additional equipment was needed, but due to TAWERS sophisticated weld data monitor system this becomes unnecessary. www.panasonic-industrial.com extra costs as well as the need for welded or crimped nuts. Pronic tapping solutions answer every tapping need: close/large centre-distances, multiple-tapping of various pitches simultaneously, blind holes, small/large diameters, single tapping, fine pitch, double lead tapping. Pronic advantages: - Reliability, with exceptional tapping quality and long life. - Adaptability, with a customised answer to technical requirements. - User-friendliness, Pronic is quick to install and can work up and down, horizontally or at any angle.

www.messergroup.com

MIGATRONIC AUTOMATION A/S, DK, 13-D63

Since 1985 Migatronic Automation has improved competitive power of the European metal-working industry through automation of all kinds of welding processes. Migatronic Automation constructs, produces and services robot solutions for all kinds of welding processes. Robots may be used in standard welding cells, in large system solutions, and installed with a complete control system corresponding to the chosen application. Robot welding is characterised by a high level of flexibility and a uniform quality of the welded workpieces. Migatronic Automation also automates complete production lines with handling of materials and products before and after welding. With 20 years' experience in welding technology and robots, Migatronic Automation is qualified to create optimum solutions for individual enterprises. With its own workshop and experienced fitters, Migatronic Automation is also an expert on fixture construction. www.migatronic-automation.dk

MSC MESS-, SENSOR- UND COMPUTERTECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-E40

www.pronic.com

PWO UNITOOLS CZ A.S., CZ, 13-B34

In 2005 we became a subsidiary of the German company Progress-Werk Oberkirch; we have the know-how from our parent company at our disposal. With 207 employees, we rank among the largest tool construction companies in the Czech Republic and one of our objectives is to continue satisfying our customers' needs in the areas of development, design and production of stamping tools, tool kits and transfer tools. In early 2006 we introduced the stamping of parts. The hall for stamping was completed and commissioned in December 2005. The total area of the hall is to 1,500m2 and two 400t Schuler presses have been purchased, stamping parts for Wabco and Faurecia. What speaks for our experience is that our export share is approx. 87%, with Germany, Sweden, Norway and Poland ranking among the most significant export countries.

MIGATRONIC SCHWEISSMASCHINEN GMBH, D, 13-D63

MIG/MAG, WIG and manual arc welding equipment, plus plasma cutting and welding units. The company also supplies a wide range of welding accessories and consumables, together with seam preparation and finishing equipment. Main feature at EuroBLECH will be the three machines which received the prestigious 'iF Product Design award 2006'. www.migatronic.de

Surveying welds. Powerful image processing systems allow automation of monotonous weld checks. The weld seam cross section can be recorded by using a laser-line lightening. Under observance of the immediate area of components the size of a welded joint, seam asymmetries, excessively thick welds, uncompletely filled seams, undercut welds and welded joint interrupts can be recognised and valued out of the weld seam cross sections. The image processing rate of the camera and the relative speed between welded joint and camera determine the measuring grid. If the geometry of the part allows, several seams can be checked simultaneously. In this case the component has to be moved in front of an arrangement of fix placed cameras and lasers. One computer only controls the movement and realises the image processing. This solution allows the exact determination of the position of each measuring scan and therefore to measure the length of seams precisely. Particular segments of seams such as the seam beginning or the sinkhole at the end of the seam can be valued by different models. The simultaneous control of several seams leads to advantages concerning measuring times. The results of evaluation can be used flexibly for the recognition of defective parts or for the control of following processes. www.msc-technik.de

P.E.I.-POINT SNC, I, 13-G24

The PEI trademark is known for the quality and reliability of the products it represents. The quality of the workmanship, the engineering and the range of power of each series of welders fulfil the requirement of the manufacturers of sheet steel assemblies, particularly in the automotive and household appliance industries as well as in car body repair shops. Our wide range includes: - Pedestal and pneumatic rocker arm spot welders - Bench spot welders; - Linear action spot welders - Projection welders - Linear action welders for overlapped spots - Seam welders - 3 phase d.c. spot-projection welders - Suspended guns with built-in control unit - Single side welding units - Twin spot portable spot welders - Movable spot welders for auto body repair works Of great interest is the medium frequency technology that is always the answer to greater demands of quality, quantity and speed in resistance welding. The superiority of this technology in comparison with traditional systems is evident, considering some advantages for the welding: - greater range of applications in resistance welding (NF-materials, aluminium alloys, welding of different materials, coated steel) - long life of the electrodes - lower energy consumption.

www.unitools.cz

REGULA SYSTEMS AB, S, 13-G52

OBO BETTERMANN GMBH & CO., D, 13-F72 MIG-O-MAT MIKROFÜGETECHNIK GMBH, D, 13-A23

Explosive ideas in stud welding: - Complete weld stud programme for all applications - Complies with DIN EN ISO 13918 - Certified development and production - Customer-specific lengths and dimensions available on request - Special fixing elements, e.g. flat connectors - First article inspection reports

www.pei-point.com

PERKUTE MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 13-C38

www.obo.de

GEORG OEST MINERALÖLWERK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-G09

Oest is a well-established supplier of forming lubricants, including evaporating media, oils for punching and deep drawing, pastes, drylubes, prelubes, hotmelts. Soft lubricants to VDA 230-201 and hydroforming lubricants are also available. www.oest.de

Correct gas quantities guarantee your economy! Using Regula as the regulator on your welding robots allows you to achieve an optimum gas supply throughout your welding process. The solution is aimed at anyone using automatic arc welding techniques in their production processes. Regula's process control ensures that your robot is always fed with exactly the right gas quantity. This system's unique solution cuts your gas consumption radically, resulting in improved all-round economy for your production and a more environmentally-sound process. www.regulasystems.com

RIVIT SRL, I, 13-F69

OMCR SRL, I, 13-G82

OMCR, over 20 years' experience in the market of mechanics of tooling precision, considers itself a leader in the market for standard die components for cold forming of sheet metal in the automotive sector. Standard components for dies, sliding elements, aerial cam units and lifting elements - about 1,200 articles in accordance with the norms of every European car manufacturer are available. By using an automated warehouse and computerising the business process we can give our customers answers and fast deliveries. For over two years now, the aerial cam units are valued by many important press tool makers. They are very high quality products with very short deilvery times, priced at an attractive level. In 2005 we launched our new general catalogue, with attractive graphics, much technical/commercial information plus a number of new items. A website is also available from which the above mentioned products can be downloaded in several 2D and 3D and in several formats. www.omcr.it New standards in cleaning technology. Perkute Maschinenbau is one of the leading manufacturers of machines for degreasing and cleaning of metal. Single and multiple chamber splash cleaning systems on a water basis are the fully automatic, economic and environmentally harmless solution. The fields of application of the part cleaning machines lie in the production and manufacturing industry, engineering and plant construction as well as in the repair and maintenance sector. Perkute presents its newest product, the cleaning machine Clean-o-mat PF at EuroBLECH. The cleaning centre is available with a chamber volume of 1,000x1,000x800mm up to 2,000x2,000x1,250mm and a loading weight from 750 up to 1,250kg. This machine has been designed according to most modern criteria. The motor components are noise isolated and protected in the enclosed housing and accessible easily through side doors. The machine is robust and simple to service. The comprehensive power spectrum of this solid production series in combination with optimum standard equipment sets new standards in cleaning technology. The broad choice of bath processing systems plus the modern design of the easy-care housing completes the innovative machine concept. www.perkute.de

Plasma keyhole welding with MIG-O-MAT plasmaJET 350 SPS-K. Plasma keyhole welding provides highest productivity and quality by single pass butt joint welding of stainless steel sheet up to 8mm gauge without any edge preparation. This procedure allows spatter-free and high speed welding at highest repro-ducibility and continuity of the welding process. For every plasma keyhole welding application the right programme: - Programme control for longitudinal and circumferential welding - Distance-based control through incremental transmitter - 60 storable welding programmes - Cold wire feeder control (0-10V) - Start- and end crater filling program - Integrated plasma gas control Apart from the Plasma Keyhole Welding Unit MIG-OMAT plasmaJET 350SPS-K, the product range also includes Microplasma and Plasma Welding units with 50 to 250 amps for manual and automated plasma welding applications and plasma welding torches.

PANASONIC INDUSTRIAL EUROPE GMBH, PANASONIC FACTORY SOLUTIONS EUROPE, D, 13-C21

www.mig-o-mat.com

MOTOMAN ROBOTEC GMBH, D, 13-E21

Experience a quantum leap in robotic technology. MOTOMAN® will present its seven-axis IA20 and 13-axis dual-arm robot DA20 at this year's EuroBLECH. We will also show high-performance manufacturing concepts for fields such as assembly, handling as well as shielded arc and spot welding. Discover dynamic robot and positioning technology and innovative concepts. Robot technology perfected: YASKAWA Electric Corporation has developed one- and two-arm robots based on a completely new technological concept. This revolutionary development has made YASKAWA the trendsetter for a new generation of industrial robots. The dual-arm MOTOMAN-DA10 and -DA20 with respective

PRONIC S.A., F, 13-B20

Pronic® is a leader in tapping solutions for progressive die, transfer presses, multi-slide, fine blanking. Pronic (ISO 9001: 2000 certified) offers, for every tapping need, the appropriate complete tapping solution including: a tapping unit, a mounting system, before, during and after sales advice, verification of the device's suitability to the tool, training of teams on the use of the device, after sales/technical support, spare parts. In addition to its mechanical and electro-mechanical tapping units, Pronic offers accessories such as micro-lubrication units and taps, and for a short time some new products: tapping stations, tapping machines, tap detectors. Pronic eliminates any secondary operation and its attendant

Panasonic TAWERS - the revolution in arc welding. Panasonic presents the welding system TAWERS with its versatile possibilities of quality improvement which can

Rivit produces and distributes a range of installation tools, which is every year enriched by new models to improve the whole line of rivet and insert placing tools. Recently Rivit has also developed some special product lines, like for example the one dedicated to the tools for blind bolts. At EuroBLECH Rivit will launch the brand new RIV912, a hydro-pneumatic tool for inserts, suitable for placing inserts from M3 to M12. This new model has been designed to meet the requirements of the market, which needed a tool with a one-position trigger mechanism: the insert is automatically screwed on to the rod by means of a little pressure, while the deformation and the unscrewing of the insert itself takes place when pressing the trigger, in one cycle only. The stroke can be adjusted by rotating the gear on the back of the starting engine back and forth. This innovative technical device makes your work quicker, easier and surely less tiring. Handle casing has been replaced with a plastic one, and both piston and cylinder are made of aluminium, making a lighter and handy tool. Finally, in order to avoid the use of a special rod, a system has been designed to lodge an allen bolt (hardness class 12.9), easy to find on the market and to replace. The tool is supplied without rod kit and it is equipped according to the customer's request. Technical data: nominal air pressure 6bar; min/max air pressure 5/7bar; air consumption per cycle (6bar) 7,5lt; stroke 0-6.5mm; max. power 6bar/2,200kg; weight 2.3kg.

www.rivit.it

HALL 13

16 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

ROBOLUTION GMBH, D, 13-A70 SATO SCHNEIDSYSTEME ANTON HUBERT E.K., D, 13-A62

SATO Cutting Systems: We believe in the future of our ideas and our products. Why? Because our company has the following goals: Customer-orientated innovation, top quality along with optimum price/performance ratio and a reliable, cost-effective service. Our strategy also helps you to move forward because our chief goal is customer satisfaction. We aim to understand you and work out the best solutions for you. Our company's vigorous growth so far is underpinned by these goals. SATO Cutting Systems manufactures CNC gantry and cantilever type flame cutting machinery. Our SATRONIK range covers the entire range of oxyfuel/ plasma/ laser and water-jet cutting machines. Our standard gantry machines are designed to cut material up to 300mm thick and heavy-duty cutting machines can cut material up to 1,200mm thick. We also build gantry cutting machines with various cooling options for the even larger cutting ranges (slabs) of the smelting and continuous casting industries. The straightforward, userfriendly CNC 802 and CNC 3000 CNC path controllers complete our range of future-oriented flame cutting machinery. All our drive systems are digitally controlled. Repairs, maintenance and refits of your existing flame cutting machinery (including from other manufactures) can be carried out extremely quickly by our highly experienced technicians. Finally, check out our extremely attractive price/performance ratio if you are considering purchasing a new machine. www.sato.de

ARNOLD SCHRÖDER INDUSTRIEÖFEN GMBH, D, 13-C41

Heat Treatment and Hardening Technology. Many visitors at EuroBLECH have ties with the tool and mould industry as well as surface and coating technology. At the show these visitors will have the opportunity to inform themselves in detail about hardening equipment for tools, moulds and other heat treatment applications. All displayed furnaces and accessories will certainly appeal to toolmakers who still give all their hardenings jobs to commercial hardening shops. We already supply a small compact hardening system, to be placed on only 6m2, for all common heat treatments. Apart from hardening, tempering and annealing, you can think of carburising, nitriding and working with protective gas as well. We not only deliver the `hardware', but offer complete solutions from hardening furnace to hardness tester, from steel choice to heat treatment advice. Our Hardening Guide offers you a lot of practical information which will be of great help when starting with `Self Hardening'. Even an `old fox' will be amazed about the versatility and practical value of this book. Many pieces of equipment and accessories are displayed on our booth during EuroBLECH. Complete hardening shop for in-house tool making: annealing/hardening furnace, quenching and cleaning bath, fan-assisted tempering furnace, warm bath.

SOB (SHINKANG OILLESS BEARING) CO., LTD, ROK, 13-F44

Since the year 2000 Robolution has been building welding cells, jigs and specialised equipment. From an initial staff of four the company has grown to 20 employees. These highly motivated specislist include experts in the fields of electrics and welding technology, industrial design, software development, simulation programming, machine-setup and service.

www.schroeder-industrieoefen.de

SINOTEC SICHERHEITSSYSTEME GMBH, D, 13-F82

www.robolution.de

SBI PRODUKTION TECHN. ANLAGEN GMBH, A, 13-G34

The plasma specialists. In addition to plasma standard products the Austrian company also offers customised solutions involving plasma welding and/or soldering, plasma spot welding and specialist equipment for the production of industrial housings. www.sbi.at

RSB RATIONELLE STAHLBEARBEITUNG GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-D42

A powerful supplier for die- and mouldmakers and machine tool businesses. Within shortest delivery periods we produce mould plates, die plates, precision flat steel and special machining according to drawings. Our capacities: - CNC-flame-cutting up to 20,000x3,000x300mm - CNC-band-saws up to 4,200x1,600x800mm - Annealing, straightening, sand blasting, welding - Rough grinding up to 7,000x1,200mm - Fine grinding up to 3,000x1,500mm - 25 CNC-milling/drilling-machines incl. five-axis-CNCmachining up to 4,000x2,700x1,500mm - Stock of tool-steel and carbon steel: appr. 5,000 t - 24-hour-delivery-service for RSB-webshop orders.

SBS Bearing - steel-backed, sintered bearing for moulds and die sets. SBS Bearing is low-density, porous sintered bearing reinforced with steel-backing for heavy load and harsh environmental applications with shock and vibration. SBS Bearing always operates in a combined self-lubricated condition in which lubricant oil in the pores functions in conjunction with finely-dispersed solid lubricants (esp. graphite and molybdenum disulfide) which adhere strongly to the heat-treated iron-base matrix. SBS Bearing is an easy-maintenance or maintenance-free bushing, because the prolonged grease-refilling (or oil-refilling) period is extended up to above 1,000 hours, the maximum 3,000 hours for heavy load and low/mid-sliding speed. It is also an eco-friendly bushing, because it prevents environmental pollution and contamination sources caused by the frequent refilling of grease or oil. SBS Bearings have a higher loadcarrying capacity and easy-fitting characteristic as well as low-frictional lubrication and excellent wear resistance.

www.shinkang.co.kr

SCHNELLDORFER MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 13-G67

HEINZ SOYER GMBH, D, 13-E08

For more than 30 years Heinz Soyer has been one of the major suppliers in the field of high-quality stud welding technology. Soyer quality products have been awarded several prizes for technology, quality, design and safety. Soyer offers the full range of state-of-the-art stud welding products as well as high-quality welding fasteners. The radial-symmetric magnetic field stud welding with magnetically impelled arc is a trend-setting innovation of our company. This process is patent pending under the patent number 10 2004 051 389.9. For the first time it is possible to generate high-quality welds suitable for demands that are relevant to safety regulations when welding studs up to M16 on thin sheet metal. The ratio between minimum sheet thickness and stud diameter is 1:10. This welding technique for delicate, homogenous, inseparable and absolutely tight joining operations can be easily automated and is extremely cost-effective.

www.rsb-stahl.de

SAIP S.R.L., I, 13-G54

www.soyer.com

SINOtec produces and distributes products in the field of welding and working protection as well as working place equipment and fume extraction. Our products have passed high-quality tests like DINplus or DIN-GS and fulfil the standard requirements of the CE certificate. Quality and safety come first and are permanently monitored. The inspections are carried out in one or two year intervals by authorised bodies. Not only wellproven and fully developed products feature in our product range, but also innovations which have constantly enlarged SINOtec's sales programme. SINOtec, the specialist for safe and innovative technology, already offers the welding helmet 'profiweld' with the new auto-darkening welding filter 'ADC'. This filter fulfils the requirements of the modified standard EN 379. Besides the general requirements like homogeneity, light scattering and other optical characteristics the filter also meets the new requirement of luminous transmittance. The new ADC technology (Angular Dependence Compensation) provides undisturbed view through the filter at any angle and increases welding comfort for the welder. The DIN Certco test is in the final stages. According to internal measurements the ADC technology is also within class 1.

SPALECK OBERFLÄCHENTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-D39

At EuroBLECH, besides the consolidated range of PUR panel lamination lines, SAIP will present the ROLL DEC technology, a new system for the industrial decoration of steel and aluminium prepainted sheets. The ROLL DEC plant is available both for continuous and discontinuous production methods. By means of a dry print system, the ROLL-DEC equipment transfers the decorative pattern from a polyester film to the pre-painted metal surface. Temperature and pressure will allow the deep absorption of the pattern pigments by the painted surface of the metal sheet. The decorating performance is excellent, with low energy consumption and fast production cycles. Several decorative patterns are available: woods, burls, marble, granite, flower fancies, geometric drawings, graffito designs, optical effects, camouflage and so on. It is also possible to reproduce logos and trade marks, advertising headlines, photographs as well as to create personalised patterns based on the customer's specific requirements. www.saipequipment.it

SAM WO POLISHING MATERIALS (H.K.) CO LTD, HK, 13-G59

Sam Wo Polishing Materials are one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of all kinds of polishing materials in China and Hongkong. Our products include sisal buffs, cloth buffs, non-woven web buffs, abrasive belts, wool felt buff, flap wheels, liquid and solid polishing compounds and so on. In recent years, we have successfully introduced some new formulae and advanced technologies and machines into our buff and compound production through our cooperation and communication with our business partners in Europe. In this way, we improve our products quality greatly. At the same time, with the advantage of low production costs in China, we can offer our customers high quality polishing materials at very competitive prices. Furthermore, our products can be tailor-made to satisfy our customers' different requirements. We will always be pleased to serve our customers to their greatest satifaction regarding various surface finishing applications. www.samwopolish.com

Standard products: - Longitudinal welding machines, 600-3100mm welding length (more than 250 systems delivered worldwide) 'SYSTEM ELENA' - Corner seam welding machines 'SYSTEM CORNERWELD' - Foil welding machines - Automatic contour welding machines for tube-through-tube penetration (MIG/MAG/Pulsarc) 'System CONWELD' - Automatic circular seam welding machines 'SYSTEM ROTAWELD' - Roller fixtures/supports/Container welding machines - Control systems - Welding technical instructions and training, welding tests Special welding machines made to customer specifications: - Automatic plasma welding machines for valve body housings - Welding machines for capacitor housings - Automatic micro plasma sinter-box opening machine - Automatic CNC coordinate welding machine for Pt-Rh 10 glass fibre spinning frames - Carriage welding equipment for heating boilers, longitudinal and circular seam welding machines for large storage tanks - Automatic 8-axes CNC build-up welding machine 'SYSTEM HELIWELD' - MAG welding machine for compensators - Automatic tandem twin-head welding machines for enamelled pipe-line systems - Automatic glow plug welding machines - Automatic twin-head welding machines for exhaust catalysts - Production line to the automatic plasma welding of high pressure cylinders (600bar) - Tandem-corner welding automat for welding on both sides of covers of dishwashers. - Double Circumferential Seamer ROTAWELD for Automatic TIG Welding of Cool Kegs - TIG-special welding appliance with open mandrel, welding of kitchen accessory - Automatic Circular seam welding machine ROTAWELD SIMPLEX for welding of pipes, flanges, pipe corners (DN 25 - DN 500) and many more systems.

www.sinotec-gmbh.de

SKS WELDING SYSTEMS GMBH, D, 13-D15

RWDE (Robot Welder Data Exchange): Robot and welding machine functioning as an entity during the welding process. RWDE denotes an interface between welding system and robot control which allows a continuous exchange of given values and actual values. The specially developed communication protocol provides the real-time capability of the data transfer. This data exchange allows the use of further functions in the welding sector, which would not be possible with a conventional signal transfer by digital and analogue inand outputs. Further functions of RWDE are: Synchroweld, RWDEMonitor, I/O Extension, Tracking Signal. During the welding process, Synchroweld enables the welding system to react to a potential reduction of the welding speed of the robot by reducing the power to maintain a constant heat input per unit length. The RWDE-Monitor is a display on the teach-in panel of the robot. It visualises the welding process on the teach-in panel. I/O Extension: because of the direct communication between robot and welding machine, the digital and analogue in- and outputs of the UNI5C interface are available to the robot as an I/O extension. Tracking Signal: the SKS system provides a signal which allows seam tracking during oscillating motions of the robot.

www.schnelldorfer-maschinenbau.de

www.sks-welding.com

Introducing the DL2000: A new prototype based on the Throughfeed Vibrator DL1000. The machine DL1000 is a surface treatment machine, allowing throughfeed processing in minimum space and it has been optimised for use in fully automated finishing lines. New was above all the idea to build a working tub in a spiral shape going upwards. The DL2000 is the larger version of the DL1000. The bigger DL2000 not only allows a much higher output of parts, but can also process parts up to a diameter of 350mm on a continuous production basis. For production calculations, a previous process with an output of 1 part every 5 seconds could be fed directly into the throughfeed vibrator DL2000 for the surface treatment process. Therefore 17,000 parts a day could be treated and passed on to the following production process on a continuous basis for the next production step. The spiral shaped construction means, compared with conventional throughfeed systems, not only an enormous saving of space, but also a considerably improved movement of the parts and media inside the working tub. 'Throughfeed treatment', this meant up to now treatment in very long-dimensioned troughs or in spiral-shaped working tubs with wide dimensions, since in most cases you need a minimum processing time to reach the requested treatment degree on the surface of the parts. The DL2000 system works with a separate vibratory conveyor for undersize screening in order to increase the efficiency of the screening and to keep the consistency of the abrasive media mass at a uniformly high level. www.spaleck.biz

HALL 13

EXHIBITOR PROFILES 17

SPECIAL SPRINGS SRL, I, 13-C42

Established in 1978 to produce wire die springs, Special Springs became one of the first companies to offer 3 different standards: ISO 10243, JIS B5012 and US Oval Wire. At the end of the '80s the company started nitrogen gas spring production, as a natural complement to wire springs. Wire die springs: - Raw material: CrSi alloy spring steel made on exclusive Special Springs specifications - Heat treatment: fully automatic furnace for the best and highest quality level - Shot peening: made on exclusive specifications for the best reliability and performances of the springs - Surface treatment: phosphate coating and epoxy powder painting for the best surface protection Nitrogen cylinders - full range for any application from dia 16mm (2.8 daN initial force) to dia 195mm (18500 daN initial force). New products: - M90 - M 200 series: Large seals, twin self-lube synthetic rod guide, large scraper rod to protect from contaminants, micro linkable system, force-adjustable, unprecedented performance standards - Manifold system: Piston sealed cylinders, double self lubricating guiding elements and scraper rod, nitrided and lapped body (hardness ~ Hv 700, Ra = 0,05µ), nitrided and lapped rod (hardness ~ Hv 700, Ra = 0,05µ) - Delay system: Hydraulic system, fully adjustable rod return speed, rod return independent from the press cycle, constant force in compression, NO heat = MAX realiability

TIMSON INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD, TW, 13-F76

working places, or press stations integrated into production-/assembly lines, a quick and cost-saving realisation of press and press systems is assured, due to compatible modules and drive techniques of your choice and several additional options. www.tox-de.com

brush, type BIP 46 and BIF 46, with the linear quadro brush for cleaning applications such as cleaning after sanding, before foil coating, for cleaning of conveyor belts, rollers or pressed screens. Wandres will also present its new Adabrush (diamond-coated linear brush) that combines cleaning and abrasive processes.

UDDEHOLM, BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, D, 13-C76

Three grades for all sheets: With Uddeholm Vancron 40, Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra, Uddeholm Caldie - three cold work tools steels - the Swedish tool steel manufacturer has come up with a package of tooling materials for the sheet metal working industry. Blanking and forming stainless austenitic steel sheets usually leads to adhesive wear and galling. For this application the newly developed tool steel Vancron 40 is the ultimate choice. This powder metallurgical tool steel is the first steel that shows excellent resistance to galling and adhesive wear. It helps to save time and money because it is normally no longer necessary to coat the tool. The powder metallurgical tool steel Vanadis 4 Extra represents the latest addition to the Uddeholm Vanadis family. Due to its excellent properties it can be used for almost all applications. Vanadis 4 Extra is characterised not only by extremely good edge stability and very high fatigue strength but also very good wear resistance. This makes it an ideal steel for the blanking and forming of ultra high strength steel sheet materials. The blanking of very thick steel sheets, however, demands a high resistance to cracking and chipping at hardness levels of 60 HRC or more. In this case the conventional cold work steel Caldie is the right solution. Its high ductility is due to the well-balanced chemical composition and a special manufacturing step called ESR. It can also be used as a substrate for different kind of coatings, especially if good wear resistance is required.

www.wandres.com

WEIGHPACK - WPI SYSTEMS B.V., NL, 13-C55

www.specialsprings.com

SPIRO S.A., CH, 13-D70

SPIRO is celebrating its 50 year anniversary of technology and market leadership in HVAC machines. Since the start in 1956 the focus has always been, and still is, on quality and customer satisfaction. Also this year we shall introduce new, improved machines on to the market in order to meet the growing requests for quality and efficiency even better. - New Delta 2 gore-cutting machine. - Rollformer ARP 800 with Palette loading. - Stitchwelder 1000 with wagon for fast workflow - Fittingshaper to add on rubber gasket for tight connection - New Gorelocker ST for special patented seam for air-tightness class C without additional sealing - Tubeformer 1602, the most reliable machine on the market. www.spiro.ch

Established in 1980, Timson Industrial is a flexible sheet metal fabrication manufacturer from Taiwan. Timson is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. Timson provides a total sheet metal fabrication service including laser cutting, NC punching, NC bending, NC tapping, forming, stamping, welding, tooling making and hardware manufacturing, etc. In addition, Timson also offers a variety of surface treatments, and production assembly to meet your needs. Timson is equipped with these advanced machines: - Laser cutting (7 sets, up to 4,000W.) - NC Punching (7 sets) - NC Press Brake (51 sets) - Press Stamping (50 sets, up to 600 tons) - 3D measuring equipment and Laser QC - Others (CNC machine centre, CNC Tapping, CNC wire cutting, EDM drilling, milling, etc.) Fully computerised, advanced fabrication techniques and high-quality, with 22,000 square metres of manufacturing space, Timson provides the sheet metal components for a variety of fields that include computers, electronics, telecommunications, servers, TFT displays, mobile phones, PDAs, networks, IPCs and medical equipment manufacturing. www.timson.com.tw

High speed fasteners inspection and packaging solutions (Automatic weighing and counting, fastener packing, filling equipment, weighing and packing machines). On display will be a 14-head high performance set of scales with microprocessor control.

www.weighpackinternational.com

WILKE GMBH, KÜHLSCHMIERTECHNIK, D, 13-G33

The company manufactures special machining oils for the metal-working industry. In the course of time the production area has been extended to the production of water-miscible cooling lubricants and fluids for minimalquantity lubrication. In order to complete the production range, the company also makes cleaners and corrosion preventives, as well as synthetic punching and metal-forming fluids. The products are manufactured according to the QA regulations of DIN ISO 9001. According to customers' individual demands, also special products are manufactured in case of different material resp. working conditions, also in the field of minimal quantities. Therefore it is possible to apply a suitable product for every individual requirement due to the adaptable EP-additives, the viscosities as well as the pressure absorbing and adhesive characteristics of the WICOCUT-products. The production range includes high-performance tubebending sliding oils, equipped with highly effective additives, suitable for the normal to the arduous tubebending as well as for automatic mandrel lubrication. According to the individual requirements, the tubebending lubrication fluids are removable with cold water or burn without residues. The WICODRAW products represent a new development. They were produced on a synthetic base and were developed for cooling and lubrication while sawing, stamping, deep drawing, thread moulding, bending and profiling. The characteristics of these products are that the exhaust and lubricating effect can be changed at any time. These products are preferably used with MMKS-spraying systems.

www.uddeholm.de

UNIVER S.P.A., I, 13-F47

GEBR. TITGEMEYER GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-B16

Various improved developments - more and more industrial users are relying on structural fasteners. At EuroBLECH the systems manufacturer and specialist in fixing technology Titgemeyer will be presenting a series of new and improved developments in the field of fixing systems and tools. There is a definite trend towards complete-range fixing systems, which not only guarantee secure fixing connections, but also make it easier to keep corresponding written records. Locking-ring bolt systems gain ground: Reliable, highstrength connection joints are a constant requirement in the automotive, rolling stock and aerospace sectors. High-strength locking-ring bolt systems (SRB) provide a long-term safe option in such cases, and are made even more reliable when handled and monitored using TIOS® control, the process monitoring system from Titgemeyer. Press-in fixing elements for hard and soft materials: In order to allow load-bearing female or male threads to be made in thin components, Titgemeyer offers its Captive® press-in fixing system. Captive® uses cold forming to guarantee a snug fit and a long-term joint, even between different materials. Standard blind rivets and high-strength blind rivets used in conjunction with TIOS® control: The use of riveting technology in the industrial manufacturing of products for the automotive and aerospace sectors and other key areas of industry is increasingly displacing conventional joining techniques, which have become unable to meet the requirements of lightweight and hybrid construction methods. STARLOCK® for greater speed and precision: Axles, shafts and pins made of metal or plastic can be securely and reliably fitted with all manner of components thanks to easy-to-use STARLOCK® locking washers, which have earned their tried-and-tested reputation over many years.

TECFAST VERBINDUNGSSYSTEME GMBH, D, 13-A18

The TECTOOLpremium TF N12A is a pneumatic-hydraulic setting tool for rational processing of TECNUT blind rivet nuts and TECBOLT blind rivet screws and/or all household blind rivet nuts from M3 to M12 and blind rivet screws from M5 to M8 made of all materials. - Semi-automatic threading on and threading off of the processed threaded part - The setting process is performed in an axial hydraulic manner via a stroke control system - Thanks to the stroke control system even aluminium blind rivet nuts with small thread diameters can be set without damaging the thread - Simple stroke setting using controls and a scale - The threaded mandrels can be exchanged without tools - rapid exchange system - Tool in a case with all exchange parts for blind rivet nuts M3. www.tecfast.de

www.titgemeyer.de

Univer was established in 1971 in Milan and has since grown to become one of the major Italian companies in the production of industrial automation equipment, including pneumatic cylinders, valves, electro-valves and accessories. Innovation, research and development are Univer's key-words. This company has always experimented with new technologies and has always designed innovative products to satisfy the customers' requirements and to compete in the rapid market evolution. Univer products are projected, tested and manufactured in Italy to the highest of quality standards and according to the strictest directives. Univer's headquarters are located in Italy and through the commercial company Univer Service the national market is serviced. The reliability and the quality level of Univer products are guaranteed from the beginning as the company uses highly qualified engineers and incorporates a research and development division. In recent years Univer technology has provided the automotive industry with outstanding support by developing a complete and comprehensive series of pneumatic and electric toggle lever clamps for welding lines. This is the reason why Univer is able to offer a range of innovative and technologically advanced products with an optimum price-performance ratio. www.univer-group.com

www.kuehlschmierstoffe.de; www.cooling-lubricants.com

WMA SCHMIDT & BITTNER GMBH, D, 13-B35

TOX®PRESSOTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-B88

TOX®-FinePress - the innovation for small presses. With the introduction of the press programme TOX®FinePress, the technology enterprise TOX® Pressotechnik enlarges its delivery spectrum of universal precision presses. The increased market for intelligent presses and press building blocks of flexible application for production and assembly work was the reason for the production of a complete construction kit for pressforces from 2 to 2,000kN. The new segment TOX® FinePress comprises not only manually operated toggle joint presses and rack presses of high precision, but also pneumatic presses with manual approach and pneumatic presses offering press forces from 2 to 57kN. Due to their modular construction, the engineer of assembly fixtures or special machines will be able to build from just a few standardised components specially configured and thus optimally designed presses and press systems. For the precision presses TOX® Fine Press, a completely new ram guiding principle is applied which is based on the highcapacity linear guides used in machine tool building industries. Whether stand-alone presses as individual

VST KELLER GMBH & CO. KG, D, 13-D44

Coating centre for high performance press tools - Pulse-Plasma-Diffusion (PPD) - New Dimensions in Plasma technology! Maximum dia. 3,7x9,8m / 60 Tons - Advanced PVD: PVD coating systems for high strength metal sheet forming - Laser Hardening - VST 12-24 hrs service with minimal distortion - Software project with Autoform (Autoform 4.1:VSTInside). VST Services include: CVD coating of segmented press tools (single steels 3-5 days, complete tools 4-6 days), PVD Coatings (24 hrs service), qualified technical advice on tools, PPD Pulse-Plasma-Diffusion for cast iron tools, hard chrome, vacuum hardening, surface hardening of tooling by laser/induction, surface preparation and micro finishing, highly developed analysis techniques (REM-EDX), technical project consultancy throughout Europe, quality management DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 & 14001:2005

THERMADYNE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, GB, 13-E44

Thermal Dynamics introduces a brand new family of high quality plasma units for mechanised cutting at EuroBLECH. The new AutoCut and UltraCut plasma units will be on display and demonstrated at the stand. UltraCut is the latest family of high precision plasma cutting systems which set new standards for cut quality, ease of operation and cost of ownership. Available with 100, 150 and 300 Ampere cutting power, the UltraCut system combines a state-of-the-art inverter power supply, a new gas flow management system and the XT300® torch to achieve the best cutting quality in the market. The MaximumLife® technology designed into the UltraCut torch offers exceptional parts life and cutting speed to make this system the best choice for the high quality fabrication industry. All of the UltraCut systems use the same torch, leads and external components thus making easy and convenient upgrading to higher power when needed. AutoCut is the new conventional plasma family which brings flexibility, cutting quality and low operation costs to the market. Available with 100, 200 and 300 Ampere cutting power, the AutoCut systems use the XTTM-301 torch technology and an inverter-based power supply to ensure best productivity and profitability in all the range of materials and thicknesses. Sharing the same torch, leads and components makes it possible to increase the cutting plant capacity just by upgrading the power supply. www.thermadyne.com

For the past 35 years the company has been a reliable supplier in the field of resistance welding, producing and upgrading spot welding equipment, including electrodes. By taking over the Friedrich Wenz company in 2005, WMA extended its range of products and services in the field of insulation technology. As the German agents for Dengensha, WMA also supplies fastener feeding equipment. www.widerstandsschweisstechnik.de

PETER WOLTERS AG, D, 13-C71

Machine tools for high precision fine-grinding, lapping and polishing of flat workpieces. The machines are in service worldwide with well known companies in the metal industries, semi-conductor, ceramics, plastics or glass industries. They are used wherever workpieces demand the highest quality of surface finish, parallelism, flatness and accuracy at an economical cost. The product range is completed by combined grinding and brush deburring systems which have been developed for the final surface optimisation of fine ground, fine blanked and stamped workpieces, as well as special precision parts with defined edge radiusing. Peter Wolters also established itself in the business segment of CMP (chemical mechanical planarisation) for processing on structured wafers for chip-makers and prime-wafers.

www.vst-keller.de

WANDRES GMBH MICRO-CLEANING, D, 13-F08

Wandres micro-cleaning specialises in the micro-cleaning of surfaces. Even the tiniest particles will be removed effectively by a system of special linear brushes and a self-cleaning system. Oil/grease will be distributed evenly across the surface. Wandres sells its Evomat Cleaners in the sheet metal industry both for cleaning coil applications as well as for cleaning sheet metal and blanks. Before reshaping the material, the surfaces have to be free from particles. The Evomat Cleaners will reduce the need to refinish galvanised surfaces from 15% to less than 2%. We will also present our new sword

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The new DDG450: Double-disk-grinding in perfection. Highly competitive, space saving, very precise and extremely cost effective: the double-disk surface grinding machines in the new DDG product range from Peter Wolters offer economic effectiveness at its best. Everywhere where it concerns the simultaneous grinding of surfaces lying parallel to one another in the most varied kinds of workpieces. The FE 700 L: Technology at its highest level. The linear grinding and deburring system FE 700 L is a development of Peter Wolters with trend-setting innovations for most flexible applications. With this new standard-setting model, Peter Wolters demonstrates their leadership in precision surface machining. The FE 700 L is the perfect system for fully automatic mechanical machining of fine blanked and stamped workpieces, metal fittings, cutting tools, gear box components, sintered parts, valve plates und other precision workpieces. and agriculture. Compared to batch galvanisation and Galfan® coating, Agozal DoubleDip® has proven to be the most effective solution for protecting surfaces. The superior corrosion resistance achieved by Agozal DoubleDip® has been demonstrated in many compar-ative tests. Agozal DoubleDip® boasts some convincing features: Corrosion resistance at least twice as good as with pure zinc plating, top-quality bending properties, excellent coating adhesion, lead-free galvanisation, optimum dimensional stability, cost efficiency, galvanisation of steels for cold bending, deep drawing, structural steels and high-strength steels with yield strengths up to 1,200 N/mm2. Steel strip with Agozal DoubleDip® coating is available in a thickness range from 0.8 to 6.0mm and in widths from 200 to 695mm with zinc-plated longitudinal edges. www.agozal.de

BELMA ACCESSORIES SYSTEMS SP. Z O.O., PL, 14-E34

Complex sheet metal processing. Production focuses on the following materials: sheet steel (black and coated), stainless steel, aluminium. Production facilities: CNCcutting, CNC-laser cutting, CNC-punching-nibbling, CNCbolts welding, hydraulic punching, deep drawing, mechanical punching, deep drawing, resistance spot welding, MIG-MAG-WIG-welding, laser-beam fusion welding, blind riveting (tox), powder coating, silk screenprinting, PU-gaskets (CNC machinery). Also available: complete assemblies, complete assemby and sales packaging, very good logistics. We have for many years supplied some of the most important companies from the following industries (export rate 80%): HVAC, IT-network technology, electrical appliances, steel furniture, medical equipment. On the basis of drafts, samples or ready design - with the help of our highly qualified engineers, we can support you in the development and realisation of your products or assemblies. www.bas.pol.pl

C.R. CUSCINETTI A RULLI SRL, I, 14-F34

www.peter-wolters.com

AIRCOM, I, 14-H28

Aircom was established in 2002. This company specialises in the production of vertical and horizontal air compressor vessels up to 5,000 litres, oil separators and air compressor vessels for trucks.

XIERTEK IND. CO., LTD, TW, 13-F76

The field of steel industry identifies C.R. trade mark. C.R. development in technology, production and quality allowed the manufacturing of more and more sophisticated bearings, suitable to the improvement of the challenging operating conditions of straightening and sheet flattening machines, shears, rolling mills and conveyor belts. www.crsrl.com

BIEBI S.R.L., I, 14-H34

www.baglionispa.com

DIRAK DIETER RAMSAUER KONSTRUKTIONSELEMENTE GMBH & CO KG, D, 14-F46

We are a global company, dedicated to customerorientated designs and the production of mechanical and electronic hardware, particularly hinges, handles, profiles, and locks and latches. Our main focus is hardware for industrial enclosures in the following industries: enclosure manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, hvac, automotive, environment, mechanical engineering, electrical industry, instrumentation and small machines. With our modular system, which has proven successful for 40 years, we are able to provide you with countless efficient applications to improve your competitiveness. We developed our SNAP-LINE series with the new D·SNAP Technology. This innovation puts DIRAK and our customers far ahead of all other comparable technologies. With manufacturing facilities in Germany, the United States and in Asia, plus our worldwide distribution network, our own operations and partner organisations, we are able to ensure the reliable supply of DIRAK products, and can provide service all over the world. www.dirak.de

ALUMINAL OBERFLÄCHENTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E06

M.M.S. (Mechanical Manufacturing Service). Xiertek can help you develop your products ideas from start to finish. We provide engineering design services, quick-turn prototyping, packing design and cost estimates. We can tailor our services to fit your specific needs for all industrial hardware products. www.xiertek.com.tw

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Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous), Handling technology, Separation technology, Factory & warehouse equipment, Services, information & communication ACCIAIERIA ARVEDI S.P.A., I, 14-G11

Acciaieria Arvedi is situated in northern Italy and produces flat rolled carbon steel. Its manufacturing process, based on the innovative Arvedi Steel Technology - AST® - of which Arvedi is the patent owner, allows the liquid steel to be transformed into hot rolled coils in a single cycle and to obtain ultra-thin gauges normally reached only with cold rolling. The production mix is mainly orientated towards steel grades for cold forming, HSS high yield point microalloyed steels, which currently are produced down to a gauge of 1mm and with which it is possible -thanks to their very close tolerances- to replace the same grade cold rolled products. Besides the range of highly elastic limit steel grades, all steel grades are produced as determined by international standards for the automotive, structural, construction, re-rolling and pressure vessel sectors and recently new generation multi-phase steels, a key product for the automotive sector. The finishing lines installed allow production of pickled, hot-dip galvanised and skinpassed products as well as strips, sheet and blanks. www.arvedi.it

We go one better than the best. With its groundbreaking coating system using pure aluminium, a worldwide innovation in the surface finishing sector, Aluminal satisfies the enormous requirements for consistent lightweight construction. The result is maximum corrosion protection even under extreme application conditions, for example in the automotive industry, off-shore technology, aerospace, with simultaneous environmental protection by completely eliminating chromium. Coating metallic components with pure aluminium provides a multitude of benefits for customers: - Heavy duct corrosion protection (approx. 1.000 h salt spray test) - No change to substrate - Process eliminates hydrogen embrittlement of high strength steels - High ductility, i.e. blanks can be coated before shaping Aluminal is one of the five companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group, whose services have been bundled to a value added chain which is unique on the market. Together with Stahlo, Starcon, Neef and LKH, Aluminal provides continuous competence in the production field. The process chain ranges from metal processing and finishing all the way to plastic processing. www.aluminal.de

The BIEBI Group has been working in the automotive market since 1970 and specialises in the manufacture of tools and cold stamping of sheet metal parts. The target of the Group's companies is to become, in their market areas of competence, partners of their customers in order to offer best quality, service and costs. The Group can follow the development of the product from its 'mathematic surface' up to the delivery of the assembled part granting and certifying the whole production process. Companies of the Group: - Biebi Engineering srl: analysis, design, simulation, method plan. - Biebi Stampi srl: tool manufacture: progressive; block; transfer; prototypes; gauges - Biebi srl: stamping, assembling and surface treatment of the automotive components Quality and Service: The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified. The ISO/TS 16949 Certification was in July 2006. Biebi's Group Quality Department is working with high-technology machines for measurements and is in continuous improvement. The efforts in this direction are aimed to assure competitiveness to the Group's companies and complete customer satisfaction in terms of flexibility, price, quality and service. www.biebi.com

EDV-SERVICE, BERBÜSSE, D, 14-G02

Stahl-Control is an ERP, production planning and control system for the steel industry. It addresses steel traders, steel service centres and subcontractors and focuses on coils and plate. Besides the generally common features the following ones have to be mentioned: Quality assurance: traceability of materials to their origin, family tree of materials, logging of processing steps, stock movements and inventory changes, administration of certificates and analysis defaults. Complaints module: causers, defects and measures keys, reports. Production order: multistage chaining of internal and external production orders, splitting/rolling/cutting/ refining/job driving order, processing of multiple customer orders in one production order, input of several coils in one production step, capstan weighing, bar code label printing. www.stahl-control.de

BROCKHAUS STAHL GMBH, D, 14-G06

The company is a certified manufacturer of split coil made from hot and cold rolled steel, providing a comprehensive range of services. The materials available include: soft non-alloy steel, low alloy carbon steel, high tensile steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. As a subcontractor Brockhaus can supply high grade blanks from 1.5 to 16mm thickness, available are also materials of exceptional width-to-gauge ratios, including 8x25mm, 10x35mm and 13x45mm. Brockhaus is a supplier to renowned manufacturers in the automotive and construction industries. www.brockhaus-stahl.de

IB ANDRESEN INDUSTRI A/S, DK, 14-E44

Ib Andresen Industri is an international subcontractor that specialises in the processing of coils and sheets and plates. Since our foundation in 1967, the company's strategy has remained the same: to act as a valuecreating business partner with the primary goal of contributing positively to our customers' competitiveness. Innovation and investment in advanced technology, staff development and knowledge of modern business needs have made us one of Europe's leading subcontractors in the steel-processing field. Our main business areas are: - Steel service centre - Roll forming - Sheet and plate working - Powder coating Depending on the nature of the assignment, we can participate in every phase of the product from concept and product development to production and delivery of the finished items. The combination of our knowhow, our extensive in-house machinery resources and the introduction of new technology guarantees you a capable and reliable subcontractor for targeted solutions. www.iai.dk

EMARC, I, 14-H28

BUTECH BLISS, USA, 14-F54

Emarc is a leading supplier to the automotive sector, with main activities in two areas: - Manufacturing of bending machines, tools and special equipment. - Car body engineering, styling, forming and assembly of body parts. www.emarc.it

EMW EISEN- UND METALLHANDEL GMBH, D, 14-E36

EMW is one of the most efficient, independent steel service centres in Europe. By continually investing in improving efficiency, the company creates the potential for its customers to improve their competitiveness. EMW is currently installing a new slitting line capable of processing material thicknesses of up to 4mm and grades with a tensile strength of up to 1,400N/mm2 in response to the trend towards high-tensile steels in car manufacturing. Precision and cutting quality is being further improved by the integration of a slitter set-up robot. EMW's goal is to achieve benefits and value for its customers in the added value chain from raw materials to finished product. This begins with the consulting service and covers everything from the development of customer-specific solutions to short-notice deliveries. As the steel industry's 'emergency rescue service', EMW can guarantee the shortest possible delivery times. With an extensive vehicle fleet geared to transporting the largest possible volumes, just-in-time deliveries of coils, slit strips, cut-to-size sheets and formats can be made. Through uncompromising quality with flawless surfaces, cleanly cut edges and the adherence to minimum tolerances, EMW creates the basis for finished products of the highest quality. In addition, the company can rely on a 30,000m2 storage depot, in which up to 60,000t of fine steel sheet in all standard market grades are permanently in stock. This creates cost benefits that contribute to maintaining the competitiveness of the metal working and processing industry.

AGOZAL OBERFLÄCHENVEREDELUNG GMBH, D, 14-F14

ASTOR-WERK OTTO BERNING & CO. GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-G46

Stamping is our business! Astor is an up-to-date, qualityconscious, and efficient partner for all questions concerning stamping technology. Astor was founded in 1919 and is a family-owned enterprise. During many years we designed and built not only many production tools for our own range of products (buckle and button moulds for ladies' wear) but also for other companies and large quantities of small stamped parts have been made in mass production. We mainly produce with highspeed Bruderer stamping presses and metal strips of 0.15 - 1.5mm thickness and up to 200mm width. Today Astor has approximately 55 employees and an annual material consumption of around 800 tons steel strips of different qualities. We are in possession of an own tool making department with all necessary equipment. Beyond that we are able to galvanise our products (zinc plating). Examples of our wide product range: razor blades, fittings for rulers, supports for shelving systems, metal rosettes for door fittings, badge buttons for advertising, washers for window fittings, casings for pressure gauges and thermometers.

Agozal DoubleDip® - Steel strip coated twice for maximum corrosion resistance. Agozal Oberflächenveredelung, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Steel, operates a unique hot dip finishing line. Steel strip fed through the unit can be plated in either one zinc bath (SingleDip) or two in succession (DoubleDip). This enables the manufacturer to choose between a conventional pure zinc coating and the extremely durable surface protection provided by Agozal DoubleDip® With this high-performance finish Agozal . Oberflächenveredelung GmbH is above all targeting makers of commercial vehicles, the construction trade

www.astor-berning.de

Coil edge-trim scrap choppers. Our patented knife configuration combines smooth, quiet cutting action of a helical knife with easy-to-maintain flat knives, featuring four cutting edges per knife. This knife arrangement allows processing of a wide range of thicknesses without adjusting the knife gap. Self-threading quick-release entry chutes, high-production models with guaranteed knife life and our new Shimless Knife design allow Butech to provide the most effective scrap choppers available. Butech also routinely designs and manufactures other types of coil processing equipment, including side trimmers, levellers, and shears (crop, flying and drumtype). Butech's engineering staff designs state-of-the-art hydraulic levellers with better shape correction and less work hardening than conventional levellers, using significantly less horsepower! Its newly patented drum shears utilise helical cutting action yet provide straight cuts, for high-speed cut-to-length applications. Butech's heavy-gauge high-speed flying shears precisely cut up to 1' thick steel coil at 250 FPM; drum shears to 3000 feet per minute on lighter gauges. Butech's product line includes various designs of extrusion presses in capacities from 100 U.S.T. to over 14,000 U.S.T., hydraulic roller levellers, 2 and 4 high reversing, skin pass and tandem mill. Butech Bliss can provide mill upgrades with computerised automatic gauge control systems and roll force cylinders. www.butech.com

www.emw-stahlservice.de

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FASPAR S.P.A., I, 14-F33

- Baroper Federn u. Stanzteil: Technical springs, pressed, stamp-bent and bent components, assembly components. www.baroper-federn.de - Ebmeyer Werkzeugbau: Prototype tools, automated transfer tool sets, pincer or robot automation. www.ebmeyer-werkzeugbau.de - Enders Colsman: full-service-supplier of metal forming; deep drawing, metal spinning, stamping, assembly of complex groups of components. www.enders-colsman.de - Otto Huss: High precision plates, pillar die sets, 2D and 3D CNC works, wire eroding operations in commission, tool repairs. www.otto-huss.de - Gebr. Knipprath: Pressed, stamped and drawn components, bent and press bent parts, assemblies. www.knipprath.de - KODA Stanz- und Biegetechnik: Pressed, stamped and drawn components, bent and press bent parts, assemblies. www.koda-gmbh.de - Kortenbach: Pressed, stamped and deep drawn components, hydroforming formed parts, assemblies. www.kortenbach.de - Lang + Menke: High precision stamped parts, bearing and contact elements, securing and fixing devices. www.langmenke.de - Metaalwarenfabriek Latenstein: Pressed, stamped, press bent, bent components, hydroforming formed parts, assemblies. www.latenstein.com - Martin Metallverarbeitung: Pressed and formed parts, assemblies, systems, tool making, production of prototypes. www.martin-metall.de - Metalax Eisele: Pressed, stamped and drawn components, bent and press bent parts and assemblies. www.metalax-eisele.de - Raziol Zibulla & Sohn: System solutions, forming material and lubricants, contact lubrication, contactless lubrication. www.raziol.de - Karl-A. Sass: Deep drawn parts, joining and welding assemblies, form cutting, pressed and stamped parts. www.sass-metall.de - Umformtechnik Stendal UTS: Pressed, stamped and drawn components, bent and press bent parts and assemblies. www.umformtechnik-stendal.de

KRONENBERG PROFIL GMBH, D, 14-E30

Cold-formed sections with varying dimensions. The company will be presenting a section for the automotive industry, which has been formed by a process developed by Kronenberg in-house. The height of the section starts at 120mm, is then reduced to 85mm only to return to 120mm. From this year these sections are being used in volume light van production.

www.kronenbergprofil.de

LENNETAL STAHLHANDEL GMBH, D, 14-G06

The Lennetal steel service centre caters for the highest demands in terms of quality and logistics. Modern equipment is used to produce hot and cold rolled or hot-dip galvanised blanks and slit coil. Electroplated, plastic coated or enamel finished sheet metal is also available. Dimensions for blanks are: thickness 0.46.0mm, width 20-2,020mm, length 50-6,500mm.

flexibly at any time. Neef has over 20 years of experience as an innovative production partner with consistent use of state-of-the-art simulation and design technologies, high performance robots and high tech production process for shaping and joining. Stamped, pressed and drawn parts as well as ready-toinstall, steel, aluminium, stainless steel and high strength steel components are produced at the production facilities in Wilnsdorf and Gera. Neef is one of the five companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group, whose services have been bundled to a value added chain which is unique on the market. Together with Stahlo, Starcon, Aluminal and LKH, Neef provides continuous competence in the production field. The process chain ranges from metal processing and finishing all the way to plastic processing. www.neef-automotive.de

www.lennetal.de

MESSERFABRIK NEUENKAMP GMBH, D, 14-H27

Neuenkamp specialises in high precision tooling for slitting lines. Our product range of high quality tooling caters for the entire world market. Special expertise is involved in the manufacturing of the tightest tolerances (accuracies down to ±0.5µm/±0.000020 inch) and the best possible surface finishes. As a standard feature, roll shear knives and spacers have a thickness tolerance of ±1µm (±0.000040inch) and parallelism and flatness are within 2µm (±0.000080inch). In co-operation with leading steel producers, we are developing special knife alloys to obtain highest wear resistance and prolonged service life. Product range: Rotary shear knives, bonded or steel stripper rings, spacers, separator tooling, complete knife, sets, camb 2000 software, polishing machines. www.neuenkamp.de

P. W. LENZEN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-H03

Automatically operated strapping systems for steel. VS32L-HD and VS12L-LD strapping heads with approved and low cost welding system TITANARG® Patented one. spot and double-spot inert gas welding for high seal efficiency. Automatic and semi-automatic strapping tools for manual operation with seal-less notch type joint and seals for circumferential application. Strapping tools for use with non metallic straps. Our highly experienced staff are available to give help and advice.

The company will display circular shears (slitter) and a press (high speed) for linear scroll of tin plate. These kinds of machines are supplied together with respective production lines. Other lines made by Faspar are: - Surfacing Finishing Lines for coils - Longitudinal Cutting Lines - Slitter - Levelling and Cut to length Lines - Stamping Lines with Presses - Mechanical Presses up to 300 Tons - Oleodynamic Presses up to 300 Tons - Special Machines with capacity from 5 to 30 Tons - Decoilers and Recoilers Faspar is certified to UNI EN ISO 9001/2000.

www.lenzen.de

LKH KUNSTSTOFFWERK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E06

NLT NORDER LAGERTECHNIK GMBH & CO. MASCHINENBAU KG, D, 14-G44/H27

www.faspar.it

FRATELLI RINALDI, I, 14-H28

Fratelli Rinaldi produces and assemblies small and medium sized parts, made from cold forming sheet. In its plant the company produces components for motor vehicles and for household appliances, including- soundproofing heat shields for cars, trucks and motorbikes, back plates for brakes and household appliances.

www.ibu.wsm-net.de

KOETJE ENGINEERING GMBH, D, 14-E66

Koetje Engineering has been manufacturing space-saving unwinding and straightener combinations for coil processing for over 20 years. The machines have proven their merits in a wide variety of sectors. Essential advantages are: - Space saving design - Only one drive motor, hence energy saving - Reduction in stoppage times for the downstream processing machines (presses etc.) if using the version with double winder - Loop regulation without start-stop thanks to laser scanning of the loops - Conveyor feeding to the press can be carried out by one operator through radio remote control.

www.rinaldi-srl.it

HAGEN & GOEBEL WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH, D, 14-G36

Hagen & Goebel is known world-wide for the very substantial, fast and long-lived components of its drilling and milling machines for a wide range of materials. These include: - Compact spindle unit type BF3, high-speed, powered by a 4kW motor featuring a maximum 20,000rpm (at 100Hz). - Compact high speed tapping unit type GE6/7 for threads to M6 with max. 140 strokes per minute and a max. spindle speed of 5600rpm. - Tapping machine type HG-8E with 'Artis ' in-process measuring system permitting product verification in accordance with the automotive industry's standards.

KONTINEX STAAL B.V./KS PROFIEL, NL, 14-H12

KS-Profiel produces cold rolled sections in special and standard qualities at two locations. Range: 0.2/8mm thickness, lengths up to 20,000mm cut to size. To round off our programme and enlarge the core business, we offer our know-how for punching (before, during or after rollforming), notching, tapering, staking and toxing. Our product range falls into three main categories: special profiles (in terms of form and perforation standard sections, e.g. U-C-L-Z-omega sections), special qualities (e.g. stainless steel, aluminium, copper, pregalvanised Z800, pre-coated) as well as combinations of any of the above. www.ksprofiel.com

www.hagengoebel.de

HPM TECHNOLOGY GMBH, D, 14-G36

KORTENBACH GMBH, D, 14-E46

LKH provides innovative plastic solutions for a wide range of customers with a rare combination of hot pressing and injection moulding technologies. Moreover, LKH designs and constructs tools weighing up to 20 tons. LKH is one of Germany's leading companies for processing SMC using the hot pressing process. LKH customers include companies from all areas. In the injection moulding process LKH uses state-of-theart machines and equipment and offers automated production ranging from material drying, material transport, injection moulding, automatic removal, handling equipment and robots. Developments in hydride plastic/metal technology are decisive for LKH. Here the properties of two different materials are combined optimally with one another, providing synergy effects, which cannot be realised with either of the materials alone. Further processing of plastic parts as well as assembly work are a matter of course for LKH. LKH is one of the five companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group, whose services have been bundled to a value added chain which is unique on the market. Together with Stahlo, Starcon, Neef and Aluminal, LKH provides continuous competence in the production field. The process chain ranges from metal processing and finishing all the way to plastic processing. www.lkh-online.de

NLT is the leader in building tool assembly robots and automatic separating devices for slitting lines. The automatic systems of NLT Norder Lagertechnik build tool set-ups and separator discs exactly and fast. The tool set-up is finished within 20 minutes, the setting of all separator discs within 2 minutes. www.glave.de/nlt

NOVASTILMEC SPA, I, 14-G29

METAL DEPLOYE STRECKMETALL, F, 14-F65

Micro-spray technology - accurate, modular and customised systems from Münsingen are used whenever there are liquids to be applied in tiny but accurate quantities. HPM Technologie devotes its expertise to building state-of-the-art facilities using minimum-volume spray equipment. There are many possible applications with an equally large range of requirements. Customers from both industry and workshops often have problems that cannot be solved satisfactorily with conventional, standardised systems. HPM specialists bring all their experience to the problem, and this has helped the company to establish a leading market position worldwide. The products' strength lies in their modular structure, which gives them excellent flexibility for all solutions, whether large or small. Anything that cannot be implemented using existing modules will be developed specifically for the individual customer. HPM Technologie also has a variable range of standard devices that provide excellent coverage for almost all fields of application. Versatile liquids available in 10, 25 or 200 litre tins and products to supplement systems complete the range. www.hpmtechnologie.de Expanded mesh made of any type of metal (steel, stainless steel, aluminium...). Leading European metal manufacturer since 1902. Customised industrial solution specific to each customer. Numerous applications: filtration, protection, isolation. Range of meshes from 0.5 to 200mm. Metal thickness processed from 0.05 to 5mm. ISO 9001 quality certified company since 1994.

www.metaldeploye.net

NEEF GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E06

We are one of the world's most important manufacturers of coil processing equipment. We have built more than 400 plants in 20 different countries. With over 30 years of experience we guarantee top solutions for all types of material. We build either complete equipment or single machines for metal coil working: hot rolled, cold rolled, carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper and high resistance material. Our production range consists of slitting lines, cut to length lines, combined lines and coil to coil processing lines including levellers, rotary shear, flying shear, stackers also for orthogonal, trapezoidal, parallelograms. We provide solutions for big steel mills but also special packages for medium service centres. The engineering process and the assembling procedure are totally made in our company where we create the machine to fit customers' needs. www.novastilmec.com

INDUSTRIEVERBAND BLECHUMFORMUNG E.V. (IBU), D, 14-E46

The Industrial Association for Sheet Metal Forming (IBU) is actively engaged in looking after the interests and objectives of the sheet metal working industry. Industryrelated exchange of information about relevant subjects in law, economics and technology, combined with a strong representation of interests versus politics and the media, are core functions of the association. Co-exhibitors at EuroBLECH and their products:

Kortenbach is the specialist in the automotive sector for deep-drawn pump, damper or motor housings with exceptionally large material reductions. Reduction rates of more than 300% and complex shapes are everyday business, thus eliminating often needed additional material removing operations. These complicated production processes run on presses with up to 22 tool steps and a maximum force of 2,500kN. A second major field beside the deep-drawn parts for housings, adjustors, sieves, caps etc. is the production of complex stamping parts and their assemblies.

NUOVA FAST, I, 14-H28

The company is a leader in the manufacturing of medium and large tools. The company also specialises in forming of steel and aluminium sheet plus assembly by spot welding (frames, cross beams, posts). www.fibro.it

OMV VENTURA, I, 14-H28

Neef is a high performance system supplier and specialist for metal processing and a significant partner for the automotive industry, among others. With stateof-the-art machine pools in Wilnsdorf and Gera, Neef has sufficient capacity to always react quickly and OMV Ventura has been producing high frequency electro welded steel tubes from cold rolled coils since 1961. The company is considered Italy's quality leader in the production of welded tubes used in the automotive and furniture industry. www.omvventura.it

www.kortenbach.de

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ORTMANN - METAL TUBING MACHINES, D, 14-E68

Manufacturer of machines for the production of rigid and flexible tubes. www.ortmann-machinery.com environmental and industrial safety management, connected with the highest knowledge, especially within the range of high carbon and hardened steel strips, make the company prominent among suppliers. The employees are in demand as experts for materials technology and process engineering, because R+W customers demand the most diverse characteristics and specifications for 'their' steel. For example mild steel, where the material can be deep drawn, or cold rolled strip with highest tensile strength, which can only be processed with laser cutting technology. The final products, whose material properties were modified by R+W, can be found in almost all areas of the daily life. For instance in the automotive and electrical industry, in mechanical engineering or in steel and metal forming companies - they all work with cold rolled steel, they all have their special material requirements. Germany. The complete sheet steel range includes: blanks, formats, slit strips, ultra-slim band and coils in all conventional qualities and special qualities. Stahlo works in compliance with quality standard ISO/TS 16949:2002. The steel service centre also relies on SAP R/3 at all levels of planning and in communication with customers, ensuring quick access to the latest information. The company offers a comprehensive steel service, which starts right from the point of competent advice for selecting the correct material during the design phase. The product range is complemented by the Stahlo logistics service. This includes permanent stocking of tested primary materials and individual customer products, as well as packaging according to customer wishes. Punctual just-in-time delivery direct to the customer's production process saves time and costs. Stahlo is one of five companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group, the services of which combine to form a value added chain that is unique to the market. Together Starcon, Neef, Aluminal, LKH and Stahlo constitute a continuous production power: the process chain stretches from metalworking and refinement through to polymer processing. www.stahlo.de

UMFORMTECHNIK STADE GMBH, D, 14-F30

Umformtechnik Stade was founded in 1984. Since then numerous innovative forming processes have been developed, e.g. for the production of corrugated sheets with several closed corrugations, corrugated sheets with plane-parallel outer edge surfaces, spherically curved sheets, special shapes of closed and open round and trapezoid corrugations, special corrugation shapes and pressing shapes and membranes for vacuum insulation. Presently, 40 people are employed by our company, working on a production area of approx. 2500 sqm. Each year approx. 3500 tons of sheets of different material qualities are worked up. Umformtechnik Stade is a supplier to the national and international car body industry, railway car industry, container industry as well as all those industries which are using corrugated sheets of all kinds and shapes. Product examples: spherically curved sheet for nuclear fusion reactors, pressed stainless steel sidewall panel for railway cars, roof and sidewall panels with extremely deep pressed, closed corrugations.

OVEREEM BV, NL, 14-H44

Overeem specialises in the production of custom made cold roll-formed sections which are manufactured in all types of metals, e.g. stainless steel, PVC-coated or prepainted steel. Intended for automotive, office furniture, air conditioning, building and construction etc. In-line perforation and other additional operations are possible. NEN-ISO 9001:2000 certified. www.overeembv.nl

RAVNE KNIVES - NOZI RAVNE D.O.O., SLO, 14-H14

www.risse-wilke.de

RIZZATO NASTRI ACCIAIO, I, 14-H28

The company has been operating since 1946 in the sector of cold rolled steel strips, and progressively diversified and specialised its production to include steels with high and low carbon content, alloyed steels, hardened and hardenable steels. Since 1980 the company has been utilising the Sendzimir cold rolling mill process, further increasing its productive capacity and improving the quality level of its products in accordance with the demands of the market. Rizzato is very dynamic and aims to satisfy the future requirements of the home and foreign market for special steels.

www.umformtechnik-stade.de

WICKEDER WESTFALENSTAHL GMBH, D, 14-H18 STARCON GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E06

We bring steel into shape. Starcon, the state-of-the-art steel service centre, offers unique service competence: alongside the classic product range, Starcon specialises in processing high to ultra high sheet metal qualities with coil weights of up to 40t, as well as producing profiled blanks, trapeziums, parallelograms, curved cuts and boards - even large boards suitable for external bodywork, and slit coil. The latest production technology and the outline cut length with its 1.000 MPa press represent an innovation in the steel service sector. Starcon works to the quality standard of ISO/TS 16949:2002. The steel service centre relies on SAP R/3 including automotive module - at all levels of planning and in communication with customers. The holistic steel service starts with competent advice and is complemented by a logistics service package. This includes permanent stocking of tested primary materials and customer products, individual packaging and punctual delivery direct to the customer's production process. Starcon one of five companies in the Friedhelm Loh Group, the services of which combine to form a value added chain that is unique to the market. Together Stahlo, Neef, Aluminal, LKH and Starcon constitute a continuous production power: the process chain stretches from metalworking and refinement through to polymer processing. www.starcon-gera.de

www.rizzatonastriacciaio.it

SCHÄFER LOCHBLECHE GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E36

Ravne is known worldwide as a very high quality producer of industrial knives for the metalworking industry, supplying products and full service for metal producing, metal processing and metal recycling industries. Our knives, blades and wearing parts are used at every step of production, from the mill, to the service centre, to the manufacturer. Our major customers are: Steel mills, non-ferrous mills, pipe and tube mills, service centres, machine builders (oem), processing lines, scrap, demolition and waste recycling. Out of the wide range of different Ravne products the main product groups are: Shear blades for cold and hot cutting, scrap choppers, profile shear blades, circular slitter knives, stripper rings, separator discs, side trimmers, slide ways and wear parts, bending tools, saw blades. The woodworking industry, the pulp and paper processing industry and the Plastics and recycling industry are also our customers. We can finish up to 6,000mm long straight knives or circular knives in a max. diameter of 1,400mm. If the raw material for our products is in stock, we can usually deliver within 8-10 weeks. For 2006 we are planning an investment in a new and one of the biggest vacuum furnaces in Europe with a total value of 1.5m EUR. In this furnace we will be able to carry out heat treatment on knives up to 3,6m long. Perforated plate can be a design highlight or a functional element. That is why it is used today in countless different applications. With its expertise and state-ofthe-art production facilities, Schäfer Lochbleche creates solutions that convincingly reflect the increasing fusion of form and function. The best example is the company's latest innovation: hexagonal perforation, an impressive achievement both technically and optically, in which a honeycomb pattern is created with an open screening area of 80.31%! In design terms, the high proportion of perforation creates a modern, transparent lightness. In technical terms, hexagonal perforations have proved totally convincing in applications where light, air streams or sound need to travel unhindered. Perforated plate production profits from the synergies within the globally operating Schäfer Group. The most important benefit is the constant access to one of the best stocked steel storage facilities in Germany, in which over 60,000 t of fine steel sheet in all standard market grades are permanently available. Besides, steel, stainless steel and aluminium, the company also processes copper, zinc, brass and plastic. In addition to this, a highly qualified tool making division combined with the latest all-across perforating presses, straightening and edging machines enable us to realise of the most sophisticated customer wishes - we can offer now over 500 different perforation patterns. Production is rounded off by additional processing services, such as laser cutting, notching, punching, bending, de-greasing, lacquering or powder coating.

THYSSENKRUPP DAVEX GMBH, D, 14-F14

www.ravne.com

RED BUD INDUSTRIES, USA, 14-F60

Red Bud Industries is introducing a 15mm (.59') heavy gauge pure stretcher Leveller to be used in conjunction with their cut-to-length, blanking, and multi-blanking systems. By applying up to 1,800,000 kilograms (3,968,321 pounds) of stretching force, this powerfully redesigned Stretcher Leveller equalises the stress in a strip by elongating the material lengthways, enough to exceed the yield point in all the fibres top to bottom and edge to edge. This produces the flattest, most stable material possible - perfect for laser cutting, notching, punching, or shearing and virtually independent of incoming strip shape and severity. In comparison with other types of levellers, the Stretcher Leveller is much easier to learn and to operate. The operator simply stretches the material until it is flat. It can also function as a significantly more economical replacement for a temper mill. Red Bud Industries is a manufacturer of coil processing equipment specialising in cut-to-length, blanking, multiblanking, and slitting lines along with scs sheet and coil systems. These product lines can process ferrous and nonferrous material from .3mm (.011') to 15mm (.59') in thickness. www.redbudindustries.com

Wickeder Westfalenstahl is an internationally operating, leading cladding and cold rolling mill. We are represented worldwide in all important industrial regions with our own plants or agencies. We are certified to ISO/TS 16949:2000. In our advanced technology mill we produce cold rolled products up to 0.05mm thick and 1000mm wide for applications for tv screens and monitors. Primarily we use iron or iron nickel materials, from which our customers produce shadow masks, shields, frame strip and diaphragm parts. In the area of conventional cold rolled strip we focus on C-steel qualities and we are able to produce in thicknesses of 0.1mm - 5mm and widths 20 - 800mm. Our customers in the automobile, mechanical engineering and electronic industry use our raw materials to manufacture stamped, pressed, drawn or formed parts. We produce clad materials in thicknesses of 0.08 5mm, in widths of 20 - 800mm. We clad non-ferrous metals (as for example aluminium, copper, bronze, tombac, nickel) on to steel or stainless steel. We can also combine various non-ferrous metals to form inseparable composite materials with a number of metallic layers. At EuroBLECH we will be presenting cold rolled strip applications as well as our innovative titanium cladding, which has been especially developed for the automobile industry, architecture and chemical industry.

www.schaefer-lochbleche.de

www.wickeder.de

REINHOLD SCHMITT GMBH, D, 14-G02

Reinhold Schmitt is a trading company for second hand machinery and plant. Since 1969 we have been dealing with the domestic and world-wide market of second hand machines for production and processing of coils, sheet metals, pipes and profiles made of high-grade steel, steel, copper, brass and aluminium. At our location in Hagen-Hohenlimburg we have a warehouse and display area of 3,200 square metres. We can present in our stock cold-rolling plants, slitting lines, cut to length lines, decoiler, recoiler, straightening machines, forming plants, pipe welding systems as well as further equipment. www.reinhold-schmitt.de

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DAVEX® Leightweight Beams. Our products stand out thanks to their optimum use of materials and their loadbearing capacity. ThyssenKrupp DAVEX offers weightoptimised and therefore cost-effective I-beams for all those types of application where so far hot-milled or cold-moulded profiles have been used, especially for cantilever and pallet racks. In addition to standardised DAVEX® Leightweight Beams we also offer customerspecific beams which are individually developed and produced to meet our customer requirements and application. According to your specifications it is possible to vary the profile height and width, as well as the thickness of the flange. www.davex.de

Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous), Handling technology, Separation technology, Factory & warehouse equipment, Services, information & communication AERO-LIFT VAKUUMTECHNIK GMBH, D, 15-A19

SGL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, D, 14-E64

SGL Technologies is a business unit of the SGL Carbon Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of products made from carbon, graphite and composite materials. Our SIGRAFIL® CFRP components have been used successfully for many years. Due to their outstanding properties our carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) products are widely used in machine construction and the chemical industry, as well as in automation, measurement and X-ray technologies. We base our work on our own added-value chain, which extends from the carbon fibre to the finished carbon composite component. This guarantees ongoing quality control and reliable supplies from a single source.

RISSE + WILKE KALTBAND GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-G30

THYSSENKRUPP STAHL-SERVICE-CENTER GMBH, D, 14-F14

Steel needs a concept. ThyssenKrupp Stahl-ServiceCenter is able to rise to this challenge as an experienced service provider and recognised customer partner. The steel service centres stand for first-class steel technology and consulting expertise in material and processing issues, perfect service and many years of processing competence. Their solutions are tailor-made to very special requirements: from material selection in the development phase, to flexible production including individual customising, to the storage of starting materials with sophisticated logistics concepts. Customers are supported throughout the material production process with technological know-how and genuine full-service. The presence of ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center is unique with branches and shareholdings in Germany, France, UK, Spain and projected locations in Poland and Russia. The extensive product range includes hot rolled strip, cold rolled strip, coated sheet, tinplate and stainless steel. Slit strip is produced in thicknesses 0.25 up to 16.0mm and blanks in thicknesses from 0.3-4.0mm, widths from 200-2,000mm and lengths up to 6,000mm in various grades.

www.sglcarbon.de

STAHLO STAHLHANDELS GMBH & CO. KG, D, 14-E06

By involving the entire value creation chain, i.e. end user, steel processing plants and steel suppliers, R+W individually develops the ideal material specification for the respective application of cold rolled steel. The family-run company offers various grades in sizes between 0.20 and 6.00mm thickness and 4.00 and 810mm width, in a wide range of different conditions. State of the art production facilities, a certified quality,

We process steel straight off the line. Stahlo is one of the most modern and successful steel service centres in

www.thyssenkrupp-stahl-service-center.de

The all-round AERO-LIFT vacuum components.It becomes rapidly clear that numerous tailored solutions from AERO-LIFT have come of age when one considers the increase in productivity and reduction in processing times achieved, along with effects such as careful handling, humanisation of workplaces or the optimisation of production processes. The handling of sheet material in particular when charging processing machines has become a core speciality of AERO-LIFT, offering decisive advantages, particularly with regard to rational, humane working practices and care when handling materials. AERO-LIFT are exhibiting several complete appliances in the 'manual handling' product line, some in combination with intelligent warehouse technology.

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At EuroBLECH these vacuum lifting appliances can be operated and tested on the stand under authentic conditions. An advantageous modular system means that individual components can be combined easily without any adaptation difficulties, enabling the creation of an individually-tailored vacuum engineering handling solution at any desired safety level of safety. AERO-LIFT presents special exhibits, particularly with regard to the appearance of transverse offsetting forces in 'feeder applications', or sliding forces in a 90° pivoted state. One can also marvel at the display of special soft corrugated rubber supports developed for very thin sheet material. door impact beams; automotive chassis, bodywork and reinforcement parts (cross and floor members, pedal, and radiator assemblies, brackets, fuel tank holder, bumpers); tubular parts (assembly bars, cabin support bars, fuel filler tubes); engine parts (oil pan, engine top and side covers, air filter cases, engine suspension systems); exhaust systems (silencers, pipes, manifolds, emissions equipments); tools, dies, fixtures and special machines. Quality awards: ISO TS 16949:2002 (TUV), ISO-14001 (TUV). Processes and Machines: Metal forming technology, production with high capacity mechanical and hydraulic presses (presses up to 800t), CNC tube bending and end forming machines, various types of welding, production with progressive tools, deep drawing.

FARO INDUSTRIALE SPA, I, 15-A30

FARO is a group of companies specialising in manufacturing radial, axial (or combination of) cylindrical and needle roller bearings. Thanks to our technological expertise acquired in over 30 years, we are the ideal partner for those OEM or end users who cannot find a suitable standard product to solve their design problems. From a specific customer application project to our technical engineered solution, FARO group is then able to execute the final product with our highly sophisticated manufacturing capabilities. Great care is given in selecting the highest quality of bearing steel or components: with our quality assurance system in place, our bearings are 100% traceable and certified. Due to our size, we offer the production flexibility needed in the marketplace when standard products are scarce or are quoted with long lead-times. Our production range comprises radial and axial roller bearings between a 20mm inner (0,80inches) to a 1500mm (60 inches) outer diameter. www.faro-spa.it

KASTO MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO. KG, D, 15-D60

www.aero-lift.de

BILSTEIN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 15-D27

High-precision cold rolled steel strip based on innovative material concepts is the core strength of the BILSTEIN Group. With approx. 1,300 employees, the Bilstein Group consists of Bilstein, Hugo Vogelsang, C. Vogelsang, Zinn Engels and KWW (Czech Republic) who support their customers with modern material solutions, excellent service and market-orientated pricing. Optimum homogeneity of technological characteristics, close tolerances on dimensions and shape, and the highest demands on surface quality are guaranteed. Based on a 4 stand tandem-, and 20 roll- and reversing mill the Group produces cold rolled steel strip from 0.04 - 5.5mm in the following qualities: - low carbon steel qualities for forming applications up to and including DC06LC EN10139 - high strength, micro-alloyed qualities to ZE 1400 - hardened and tempered strip with tensile strengths up to 2,500MPa. - high grade steel strip Solution-orientated materials development, constant development of process and measuring technology, and investment in automation guarantees the company's success. Developments in the area of multi-phase steels, profile-controlled thickness measurement, continuous cross bow measurement and robots for assembly of the rolling knives at the slitting lines are examples of cutting edge materials concepts with increased productivity and cost savings. An important technological advance in the field of hardening and tempering is the vertical curing oven commissioned in 2006.

www.bosal-mimaysan.com

COILTEC MASCHINENVERTRIEBS GMBH, D, 15-D46

COILTEC specialises in selling and buying of new and second-hand equipment for manufacturing and processing of strips, sheets, tubes and sections in the field of ferrous and non-ferrous metals: steel, aluminium, copper/brass and other materials. We sell auxiliary equipment for rolling mills, optimise and modernise existing lines in this field. Second-hand: rolling mills cold/hot, roll grinding machines, casters, slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, levellers/straighteners etc. New machinery includes: slitting lines, cut-to-length lines as well as strip joining presses. Our warehouse of approx. 7,000m2 guarantees immediate availability. Dismantling is carried out by our own staff. www.coiltec.de

FIMI SPA, I, 15-B34

COLZANI INGRANAGGI S.R.L., I, 15-B33

www.bilstein-kaltband.de

BOHNACKER GMBH, D, 15-A18

The new CNC-controlled laser cutting plant LaserMat 6000 has positioning speeds of 60m/min. Process controlling and a 5000Watt phase machine provide for safety during operation. The working surface of the plant is 4000x15000x25mm and its track width is 6000mm. The 5-axis laser head enables highly precise cutting of ±45° bevels. High-precision linear guides, both lengthwise and transverse, combined with maintenancefree AC-motors ensure fast and exact cutting. The CNC-controlled plasma cutting plant OmniMat L 6000 has a working surface of 4000x15.000x30/50mm and bridge width of up to 7800mm. The double-phase plant ensures positioning speeds of up to 35m/min, high cutting accuracy and shape fidelity. The plasma cutting plant equipped with Kellberg 320i provides for the most diverse operation modes and options, such as automatic hole piercing and automatic tool positioning. Its stable design ensures flawless and exact guidance even when working with heaviest units. Bohnacker can chamfer sheet metal by means of up-todate CNC-bending press after cutting. The sheets can be chamfered for lengths of up to 15.000mm and thicknesses of 1.5mm to 50mm.

- Power transmission via gears and shafts. - External tooth formations. - Swell gearing tooth formation up to a max. diameter of 1,500 - mod. 24. - Spur gear tooth formation and spiral gear up to a max. diameter of 2,000 - mod. 24 Platband 400 hollow plate wheel - from mod. 0.5 to mod. 24 - max. diameter 1,500. - Internal tooth formations, up to a max. diameter of 1,500 - Mod. 12 - Platband 300. - Extension pieces and swell joints. - Extension-piece tooth formation and swell hubs from model 1 to model 24, max. diameter 1,500. - Milling of splined shafts up to a max. floor space length of max. 7,000 floor space, standardised and nonstandardised, UNI, DIN and ASA profiles. - Endless screws. - Threaded rods. - Evolvent grinding by generation and shape on: Höfler CNC, Niles, Reishauer. - Straight and spiral spur gears up to a max. diameter of 1500 - Mod. 24 - Platband 650mm. - Straight internal tooth formation evolvent grinding on Höfler CNC, up to a max. diameter of 1000 - Mod.14. - Evolving grinding wheel shape with limited unloading (grinding wheel floor space - diam. 80). - Grinding. UNI, DIN and ASA profiles. We are able to supply complete components or carry our specific processes only. www.colzaniingranaggi.it

Company Profile: Company established in 1963, located 30km north of Milan. Workshop facilities 8,000m2, 150 members of staff, of which 30 are engineers. Export 70/80% to Europe, Asia and South America. Production per year: 12 to 14 slitting lines and 10 cut-to-length lines. Certified to ISO 9001. About 60% of the parts of the machines are manufactured at our workshop. Lines manufactured up to January 2006: 770. All the lines are still in production. Products include: - Cut to length and slitting lines for coils of ferrous and non-ferrous material. - Heavy gauge cutting to length and multi blanking for up to 3mm thickness. - Cut to length lines for trapezoidal sheet. - Slitting lines, packing lines and slit-coils automatic strapping. www.fimi-italia.com

THOMAS GREBE GMBH, D, 15-A01

Optimising work flows for duct fabricating industries. From online ordering system with eKlimax to controlling CNC machines and invoicing, the duct fabricator is able to cover the whole administration, job preparation with one programme. Thomas Grebe is also prepared to deliver and install plasma cutting systems and duct forming machinery. The specialised software is based on the experience of 15 years. www.t-grebe.de

KABELSCHLEPP GMBH, D, 15-E13

KASTOvericut - two sided mitre cutting vertical bandsaw: With only 2,820x1,860mm floor space, this machine offers quite a large cutting range. Work range is 600x460mm (hxw) for straight cuts and 425x460mm for mitre cuts. With the maximum mitre angle of 60°, 300x460mm (hxw) is still possible. The band speed is infinitely variable from 12 to 120 m/min. The KASTOUniversal hydraulic regulates the saw blade feed. The saw blade is tilted by 3° towards the cutting level for burr-free cuts. Optionally, a two speed machine (30 or 60 m/min band speed) is available. Additionally, a continuous roller conveyor, hydraulic long stroke clamping cylinders or an automatic material feed unit are offered. The KASTOvericut offers an excellent cost/benefit ratio when cutting beams, tubes and profiles in machine manufacturing, steel construction and steel distribution. Unitower for sheet storage: To manage the storage of sheet metal and plate stock, any company starts with fork lifts and cantilever systems. A disadvantage is the time-intensive handling to get to the material. KASTO offers a solution for an application like this to store smaller quantities of sheet metal and plates much more economically. Storing and removal is automatic with the new KASTO-Tower Storage System - reducing personnel and stacking times. The robust Unitower system was designed as a single or double tower and is designed to hold slave pallets which are used to store plates and sheets up to a height of 25 m. Depending on the application, each pallet can carry 1 to 5 tons. To bring the pallet to the desired storage location or to the stations, KASTO utilises the proven pull and push technology. Loading and unloading is done using longitudinally or laterally mounted in/out stations. Travel movements and material management are controlled via standard controls and computers. Depending on the requirements, the Unitower can be installed within existing buildings, or - to save valuable production space - outside as a rack supported building. www.kasto.de

KLIMAWENT C.T.W., PL, 15-A66

DISPA CASTING MACHINE PETROLEUM IND. TRA. LTD, TR, 15-A36

Dispa was established in 1990 in Bursa as a manufacturer of circular cold saws. The company is certified according to ISO 9001:2000 and CE. The Dispa team has 15 years of experience in casting and manufacturing circular and band saws, foot pedals and hand control panels for machines. Circular saws: manual (7 models) - semiautomatic (4 models) - fully automatic (2 models). Cost-effective steel link apron covers. Kabelschlepp is offering a fully new development in the form of a link apron cover made from sheet steel. It is just as light as an aluminium cover, but significantly more robust. BAY-WIPE: Wiping perfectly clean - even in corners. The inner and outer corners of a guideway are often problem areas for conventional wiper systems. This is because of the bevelled corners of the guideway, which the wiper lips cannot follow closely enough. The new BAY-WIPE system compensates for the bevelled edges by following them exactly. Lightweight steel cable carriers: In addition to the robust steel cable carriers which have been successfully established for decades, Kabelschlepp now also offers a particularly lightweight steel chain for precisely this type of application. New, lightweight covers for the MASTER series: The new series of plastic cover systems has been specially developed for the lightweight and robust MASTER series from Kabelschlepp, offering the required level of protection for cable carriers with minimal weight. Gate elements for machine housings: As their latest innovations, Kabelschlepp has now added newly developed gate and door elements available in unusually large sizes to their PROTECT PANEL range of machine housings. ROBOTRAX channel system: The cost-effective alternative to classic rotating devices Kabelschlepp is introducing a new and simple channel system. This system for rotating applications is constructed from stainless steel sheets and can be adapted very easily to individual inner diameters. Light, quiet, capable: UNIFLEX 1555 - The newly developed integrated damping elements also make the new plastic cable carrier even quieter.

www.dispadokum.com/eng

DURLAST SRL, I, 15-B69

www.bohnacker-umformtechnik.de

BOSAL MIMAYSAN A.S., TR, 15-A05

Looking for an experienced company to outsource your sheet metal and tubular assemblies? Here we are in Turkey to serve you with quality at international level and local costs. Product range: automotive seat frames; bicycle carriers and roofrack/roofbar systems; pressurised air vessels; heavy welded construction parts;

Durlast has been on the market of polyurethane coatings for rollers and cylinders since 1964. It has always been at the leading edge of research and development of new technologies and in recent years it has gathered extensive experience. Information will be available at our stand on coating with special EV mixture for 'continuous painting' of coils, - coating with PBD mixture with high resistance to abrasion and cutting and highly dynamic under load and excellent resistance to oils. We also have a wide range of customised mixtures to fully meet the specific needs of various sectors of application (steel, metal-working, paper, cableways, textiles and transport).

One of the leading Polish producers of fans, filtering units and extraction arms, Klimawent - Centre of Ventilation Engineering will be presenting its product range at EuroBLECH. The company's policy is to concentrate on modern solutions to supply its customers with silent and efficient extraction devices. Our range includes over 300 products carefully designed in-house by our team of engineers, using our own technical solutions and all units successfully passed the tests in the Klimawent Research and Development Laboratory. The majority of products are destined for export, including to the most demanding American market. During EuroBLECH we will be presenting, among other products, the filtering unit UFO-1-V, which is ideal for cleaning the air of dust and gas pollutants arising during the manufacturing processes. We would also like to attract your attention to ERGO-STW-R, an ergonomic and perfectly ventilated welding post. The dust is captured directly at the source of emissions and guided either upwards into the hood of a self-supporting extraction arm or downwards through the suction grate.

www.durlastitalia.it

www.kabelschlepp.de

www.klimawent.com.pl

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LANKHORST MOULDINGS, NL, 15-E33

With a team of 18 engineers, 500 skilled workers and an excellent infrastructure with in-house facilities for stamping, deep drawing, spinning, fabrication, welding (complete sheet metal workshop) we are able to maintain the finest quality and short delivery schedules. We have our own tooling room, which enables us to develop faster and accurate tooling. We can develop aluminium, stainless steel or any sheet metal spun, fabricated or stamped components or parts as per your drawing or sample. www.kingmetal.com

MYRIAD S.A., F, 15-A31

SIEMAG-PKM GMBH, D, 15-A04

MARCEGAGLIA S.P.A., I, 15-D29

Lankhorst Mouldings develop and produce plastic storage and transport products for coils. The quality of the plastic products is high and they have major load bearing capacity. KLP® the brand name of the high , quality products, is the best material there is for storage in the steel industry. The material is strong and reduces damage to the coils, as it flexes slightly when loading. KLP® storage systems are suitable for storing coils up to two or three layers. The products do not absorb any liquids, so there will be no corrosion. Many warehouses worldwide work with our products because they have experienced that storage on KLP® guarantees efficiency in their warehouse. Some of our most famous products are: KLP® Rollblocks, KLP® Rollcradles and KLP® Storageblocks. Lankhorst also produces products to transport coils. They are called KLP® Sheetcarriers and KLP® Rollpallets. KLP® systems are frequently used inside as well as outside warehouses. The products are available in many different dimensions. To many customers, safety is the most important issue for their warehouse. Lankhorst guarantees that their products will not let you down on safety matters. Lankhorst products are tested constantly by the inhouse quality department. The products are approved by TÜV, and Lankhorst Mouldings is certified to ISO 90012000 standards and OSHAS 18001. At EuroBLECH Lankhorst will show its complete range of storage systems. www.lankhorst-mouldings.com

Painted and coated steel sheet. Myriad offers a comprehensive product range, short lead times, possibilities to order small quantities and - in more generally - a proven willingness to constantly adapt as closely as possible to the need of its customers. This commitment to providing outstanding service to its customers starts with being a reliable supplier, which is the top priority for Myriad. Because of the way the company operates - highly integrated and efficient processes - it is possible for Myriad to provide its customers with a level of flexibility that is not available elsewhere. For instance, customised products or colours can be supplied even when they are involved in very small runs. Not only does the company offer limitless coatings and colours - over 5000 - as well as a comprehensive range of steel grades, but it also offers products that can be pre-cut to any desired length or width. Technical advice and support provides built-in added value for its customers and Myriad works closely with them to develop new types of products and finishes. All Myriad's coatings are created to match the precise specification of the final user. It is a tailor-made service in every sense of the word and is available on a huge scale. www.myriad.fr Certified steel coils, higher pickling capacity, more hotdip galvanised coils. This is the new picture of Marcegaglia Ravenna, the group's largest steel metallurgy plant, also working as the nerve-centre for integrated logistics to supply all the manufacturing facilities of Marcegaglia and end-users. Within the corporate investment strategy aimed to secure top-quality raw materials and to sustain increases of volumes and product range improvement, Marcegaglia has entered the consortium currently managing the Teesside, UK, steel works in addition to the long lasting agreement with B.R.E.M.A. Warmwalz (Bremen, Germany). Furthermore, it has started a whole new chemical pickling line capable of 1,800,000 ton/year, and has doubled the capacity of its hot-dip galvanising plants. What is more, Ravenna's steel service centre dedicated to the roll flattening, cutting and finishing of flat products has been equipped with new machinery and technologies. The Ravenna production complex, spreading over a 550,000-sqm surface (200,000 covered), also hosts cold-rolling, annealing, skinpass and prepainting lines, and includes a harbour dock with an internal double-track railway for unloading, storage and shipping of raw materials and finished products.

OFFICINE MONTORFANO S.R.L., I, 15-B33

STANZ- UND PRESSWERK LINDNER GMBH & CO. KG, D, 15-A44

Lindner is a family enterprise focusing on sheet metal fabrication. The company is a supplier to the automotive and machine building industry and supports its customers in quality oriented cooperation. The range of services covers the following: Fabrication shop, laser cutting, sheet metal fabrication, CNC-punching, toolmaking. A modern, IT-supported quality security system, which is in accordance with quality standard VDA 6.1, Bd. 2 supports settling orders economically and in time. With its machines, 160t Bruderer-high-capacity high-speed-press up to 600 strokes/minute, Kaiser presses from 20 to 400 tons pressure and 630t Mossini presses, Lindner can bring metal sheets up to a thickness of 8mm into the desired shape. The sheet metal fabrication plant processes all types of sheet metal on CNC turret presses with 58 tool stations each and 40t pressure, laser cutting machines with 2,000W and a fully automatic bending robot. Further processing includes boltfiring, welding and coating of every kind. Tools needed in production are produced in-house. To ensure a maximum of precision, Lindner uses CNC milling and wire eroding machines. www.lindner-werke.de

Siemag-PKM packaging equipment adds value to your products. Whether for coils, sheets or long products, steel or nonferrous products: We offer the solution to satisfy your specific requirements. You are invited to benefit from our experience of more than 30 years in plant construction, based on more than 150 reference lines supplied worldwide. Products: - Packaging lines and components for slit coils and large coils, - Packaging lines and components for sheet and sheet stacks, - Transport systems, e. g. roller conveyors, belt and chain conveyors, coil lifting cars, coil cars with ram and different take over systems, - Handling devices, e. g. intermediate spacer or pallet applying devices, edge protection applying devices, stretch wrapper and applying devices for additional packaging means, - Strapping technology for strapping of slit coils and large coils through the eye and at the circumference, longitudinal and crosswise strapping machines for sheet stacks as well as cross strapping machine for long products in bundles, - System solutions for transportation, packaging and storage. www.siemag-pkm.com

STAHL-INFORMATIONS-ZENTRUM, D, 15-E11

Flat steel products are the basis for high quality products in numerous applications. Particularly the use of highstrength and ultra-high-strength steels has increased over the last years. The Steel-Information-Centre (StahlInformations-Zentrum) advises on these steel grades as well as their application and processing techniques. The Steel-Information-Centre also gives an overview of the wide range of galvanised and coated steel sheets, beginning with zinc coated steel sheets, via Zn-alloycoated products (Zn-Al, Al-Zn,..) up to coil coated steel strips or sheets. It informs about the particular properties of these flat products and their various applications. For planners, designers and steel users, the brochures of the Steel-Information-Centre, a German organisation of the steel producing and processing industry, are useful professional tools. These publications provide information about processing and application of steel. A collection of current publications is available at the stand free of charge. www.stahl-info.de

www.marcegaglia.com

MING CHIANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., TW, 15-A38

Ming Chiang has been developing precision tools and producing electronic parts since 1994. Our product range includes traditional camera parts as well as digital camera, digital video, cell phone, and laptop inner parts. The material options vary from steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, brass, to non-metal material like Mylar, in thicknesses from 0.10 to 3.00mm. Last year, we successfully achieved three certifications, ISO 9001:2000, ISO14001:1996 and Certificate of Green Activity. Our renowned customers include Canon, LG, BenQ, Nikon, IBM and Nokia. We deeply believe that the key to success is continuous quality improvement, competitive prices, and total customer satisfaction.

Officine Montorfano is a well-respected company in the steel working industry and has served its customers for more than 40 years. The following goods are manufactured by us: rolls and counter rolls for hot and cold sheet flattening machines, cylinders for use in steel working, slitter shafts for slitting lines and eccentric shafts for presses. However, our speciality is of course the manufacture of levelling rolls for sheet flattening machines, in particular quench tempered steel, and precisely abrasion resistant, highly elastic, induction hardened up to the limit of hardness, thickness as well as chromium plating and polishing, if required. Our fields of action are sheet steel industry, stainless steel industry and galvanised sheet industry. Officine Montorfano is also able to carry out subcontracting work and produce components to customers' drawings.

www.montorfano.it

STEINBACH & VOLLMANN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 15-E57

STUV pressure lock Mammut: resists vibration and levels out tolerances. This is a most versatile lock for many applications in engineering, aerospace and rail vehicles. The stainless steel version can be used in exposed outdoor locations. The lock is IP65 / NEMA 4 rated.

LTI-METALLTECHNIK GMBH, D, 15-E05

Sheet metal - for every need For over 35 years the activities of LTI-Metalltechnik have been focused on all aspects of processing sheet metal. During that time the company has grown to approx. 500 employees and has three production sites in the south as well as one subsidiary in the east of Germany and one subsidiary in England. Today, LTI is one of the largest sheet metal processing companies in Germany. LTI is an expert in the design, manufacture and assembly of complex sheet metal parts, components, mechanical and electromechanical systems. The products are used in electrical and communication technology, automotive and printing technology, medical and clean-room technology as well as in HVAC technology.

POLYWOOD PRODUCTS/EURORECYCLING B.V., NL, 15-A20

www.stuv.de

SUND BIRSTA AB, S, 15-A32

www.mjtw.com.tw

MULTICAM GMBH, D, 15-A51

MultiCam, the manufacturer of CNC cutting machines with world-wide experience, is pleased to present the latest edition of their CNC Cutting Solutions family, the 7000 Series Cantilever. Because of the innovative Cantilever design, this WaterJet can be loaded from three sides and is optimal for machining large, bulky work pieces. The MultiCam series can be equipped with different high-performance abrasive or pure-water cutting systems from KMT as well as different model sizes. Therefore it is possible to satisfy nearly all individual user requirements. This WaterJet is designed for manufacturers who need to cut heavy stone, metal, glass or like materials or need a large processing area without sacrificing accuracy or cut quality. In addition to the new WaterJet edition, MultiCam presents the optimised and proven CNC Plasma 3000 series. This series is equipped with the new cncCUT Software from IBE for easiest programming (including nesting processes) and the powerful Hypertherm Plama Unit HPR 130 for a capacity up to 38mm of mild steel. The MultiCam series are the optimal choice for customers who are looking for a reliable, rigid and high accurate CNC cutting machine at an affordable price. Successful companies around the world rely on MultiCam WaterJets and Plasma machines to automate production in countless different industries. Continuous machine presentations at the stand.

www.lti-metalltechnik.de

M/S. MADAN METALS, IND, 15-A08

Since the establishment of Eurorecycling in 1998, we have experienced a steady growth in sales. As of 2006, products are sold under the Polywood® Products trading name. Roll blocks and roll cradles are used worldwide by major steel producers. Due to the growth of the number of customers, we needed a new site - an industrial property prepared for the future, where we can work on improving of our products and extending our innovative solutions in the area of storage issues. We found this in the Nijverheidstraat in Nijkerk, a location which allows us to provide our customers with high-quality products and with sufficient space for our administration, production, and distribution. In short, a place from which we can serve you even better. www.polywood.nl

PTV, SPOL. S R.O., CZ, 15-B70

Complete waterjet cutting centres. We offer: deliveries of complete centres, guarantee as well as post-guarantee service, deliveries of spare parts, abrasive materials, marketing and consultancy services. Certified to ISO 9001. www.ptv.cz

Madan Metal is part of the King Metal Works Group of companies, which was established in 1970 and is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of OEM parts for leading manufacturers of kitchen equipment, dispensers, white goods, consumer durables, etc.

www.multicam.de

Sund Birsta is a supplier of handling systems for the steel industry. Our solutions are built upon genuine know-how and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs, demands and expectations. Our product categories include single machines and complete systems for rod, bar and strip mills. The new division, SB-AKV, operates in the flat processing field and delivers creative and rational solutions for slitting, packaging, coil winding and steel strapping. Main stations in the SB-AKV slitting line are: recoilers and uncoilers, entry and exit coil cars, entry and exit coil magazines, peeler and guiding equipment, tension units, scrap coilers, scrap bailers or scrap choppers. Main stations in the SB-AKV coil packaging system are: a four arm capstan, tilting table, strapping table, automatic strapping machine, stacker, intermediate storage carousel, unloading conveyor. The main functions of the SB-AKV coil winding line are: uncoiling, welding, ribbon

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coil winding and traverse coil winding. The product range includes rewinding lines, traverse winders (also jumbo winder), and the special programme for strip control RCWS - Rational Coil Winding System. The main functions of the SB-AKV steel strapping line are: uncoiling, welding, slitting, deburring, heat treatment and coil winding. The steel strapping line is highly efficient. In the line the material will be slit, heat-treated, painted, wound to coil or wound on cakes and packed, so the end product will be finished steel strips. cooperation from the beginning of the development phase. CDW produces strip steel in soft condition up to highest tensile strengths with carbon contents up to 1.25% and numerous alloys. Special products are continuously hardened and tempered and texture rolled spring steel strips with tensile strengths up to 2500 MPA and good formability as well as continuously hardened and tempered materials with highest possible wear resistance. The product line 'narrow width strip and profiles' made from wire or strip steel provides tailormade products to a wide variety of different industries, from profiles for skis and snowboards to high precision flat wires for timing chains in modern combustion engines. Non-grain oriented electrical steel in insulated and non-insulated versions is another highlight in the CDW product portfolio. Manufacturers of electrical motors, generators and small transformers from all over the world have relied on innovative electrical steel strip from CDW production for many years. Most modern equipment with highly sophisticated measuring equipment in conjunction with focused material development, service as well as an optimum cost structure form the columns for the company's success.

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Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous), Handling technology, Separation technology, Factory & warehouse equipment, Services, information & communication BLZ BAYERISCHES LASERZENTRUM GGMBH, D, 16-J05

www.sundbirsta.com

VAI SEUTHE GMBH, D, 15-B14

internal sources, easy application of special atmospheres. There are even important advantages compared with the induction longitudinal heating: higher efficiency, no limitations on heating thin strips, as well as effortlessly achieving temperatures over 1000ºC. Essentially the industry requires highly flexible, compact and robust installations with high availability. This is given by the simple design of the patented VABID-system. Hereby it is possible to react to the needs of modern production lines with small lots, for example. Different strip thickness, variable strip width and several materials can be heated with the same induction coil. Furthermore the innovative concept means the temperature profile in the strip can be varied according to the requirements of the heating task. www.etp.uni-hannover.de

H.G. FALKENRICH GMBH, SCHLEIF- UND POLIERMITTEL, D, 16-G17

www.cdw.de

WIMO-HEBETECHNIK GMBH, D, 15-A33

WIMO-Hebetechnik activities include the design, engineering and manufacture of equipment that is suitable for lifting, turning, transporting and storing sheet metal, coils and other products. Many of the products are specially designed and tailored to the individual requirements of the customers. WIMO help plan the material handling operations so that they are both safe and efficient. New: Coil turning tong: Two tasks solved in one go! Transporting and turning via one load suspension device only. Coil turning tong with bob weight for handling loads that need particularly safe and gentle handling. The load is gripped by positive locking. Hydraulics are used for the turning operation and rotation of the coil supports.

VAI SEUTHE is a 100% subsidiary of VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau (VAI) which belongs to the SIEMENS Group. In the field of the Tube and Pipe Mill Division, VAI SEUTHE is leading in the development and manufacture of tube welding mills for the diameter range between 4.7 and 168.3 mm, as well as roll forming lines, finishing equipment and special machinery. The tailor-made line conceptions cover a wide range of dimensions and all line components, i.e. from the strip preparation up to the cutting units including the subsequent finishing equipment, and are supplied from one source. On a joint stand SIEMENS VAI will present VAI SEUTHE tube and roll forming technology together with VAI COSIM strip finishing technology. VAI SEUTHE has put special emphasis on the continual improvement of forming and sizing systems to allow quickest tool changing times in order to increase productivity in the field of tube and profile production. At the exhibition, VAI SEUTHE will introduce their forming/sizing stands in cantilevered design for the production of high-precision tubes by using a hydraulic roll clamping system. Thanks to the easy-to-handle hydraulic roll clamping and the cantilevered stand design, the dimensional changing process is very fast as no front stands have to be moved away to make the rolls accessible. Using motorised shaft positioning with reproducible parameters and visualisation by the WIN CC data management system, changing times can be reduced even further. In addition to this, VAI SEUTHE will present the universal FCF® forming and sizing technology enabling dimensional changes to be made without changing any tools.

www.wimo-ht.de

WOLF SIGNIERTECHNIK STEMPEL-WOLF GMBH, D, 15-B23

Inkjet printers, colour marking equipment and laser systems for contact-free marking of virtually any industrial products. The Leibinger-JET inkjet printer on display relies on the continuous inkjet system, offering character heights from 0.8mm to 20mm. The REA-JET uses the multi-jet drop-on-demand system for character heights from 10mm to 134mm.

www.wolf-signiertechnik.de

WUPPERMANN STAHL GMBH, D, 15-E35

Laser Beam Welding and Cutting: System and Process Technology Solutions for Challenging Applications. The Bavarian Laser Centre (blz) develops customised solutions for the monitoring, control and stabilisation of novel and complex laser manufacturing processes. The development of a process control for error-free welding of contaminated sheet metal is one current topic, for example. In the future, it can guarantee high process reliability for welding of contaminated and complex joining partners with tolerances. System technology development is another field of activity of the blz. The objective is again to stabilise the laser processes. In cooperation with the Chair of Manufacturing Technology (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) the blz is developing a novel shielding gas nozzle with integrated optical fibres, which provides robust distance sensitivity. Utilising this intelligent nozzle in laser welding the intrinsic process radiation suffices to determine and readjust the distance between laser head and work piece. It is thus possible to avoid laser processing defects during 3D processes. Remote welding is a particularly upto-date topic. The Bavarian Laser Centre possesses an adequate laser system with a 4 kW beam source and applies this novel technology for process examinations. From its own ideas and developments with regard to remote processing, the blz presents a galvanometer scanner with an integrated piezo-based adaptive mirror, which can be applied for fast focus adjustment.

Falkenrich Grinding and Polishing Materials presents grinding and polishing brushes for deburring, satin finish, cleaning and descaling of steel, stainless steel and other metals. Brush dimensions for the treatment of coil and sheet metal up to a total width of 4.000mm can be produced. In addition to a wide product range of standard items, Falkenrich manufactures customised tools according to specific requirements for mechanical and manual abrasive surface treatment for all kind of industries. www.falkenrich.de

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT WERKZEUGMASCHINEN UND UMFORMTECHNIK (IWU), D, 16-J05

Economical manufacturing process of distributor bars for sanitary and pipeline construction. Presently, the creation of sheet metal rim holes on tubes and profiles is realised by punch and die. Positioning the die for components like tubes and profiles is very complex and takes great effort due to poor accessibility. Especially in the case of complex components as there was demand to find a method which can discard the die in the inner part of the component at flange forming. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz succeeded in developing a method representing the combination of Flange Forming and Hydroforming. This means that high pressure in the inner part of the component takes the function of a conventional die. In addition, the main forming and the moulding of the flange can be realised. Benefits: reduction of weight by 30%, reduction of production time by 30%, reduction of cost with the semi product, more variety in components, production of curved distributor bars as well as components with unfavourable l/d-relation. www.iwu.fraunhofer.de

www.blz.org

www.vaiseuthe.com

CONFEDERATION OF CHINESE METALFORMING INDUSTRY, PRC, 16-G31

CCMI is the national metal forming industry association in China, whose membership consists of forging and sheet metal forming enterprises, research and project planning institutes, universities, equipment manufacturers, material suppliers and other companies or organisations related to the metal forming and fabricating field. CCMI aims to assist its members in renovating technologies and equipment, improving quality, updating management, providing project consultation and export forgings and stampings overseas. Every year, CCMI organises many events such as exhibitions, conferences, plant visits, magazine and website services, etc. to help increase the communication within this industry. CCMI will make a report on the status quo and future development of the Chinese metal forming and fabricating industry at the BLECHbusiness Conference. www.chinaforge.org.cn

VENETA STAMPI DI VITTORIO FURLAN & C. S.A.S., I, 15-D54

HANNOVERIMPULS GMBH, D, 16-J05

Hannoverimpuls is a business development organisation for production technology, optical technologies and automotive industries, focusing on the business location of Hanover with its 40 relevant university institutes and research organisations, plus 400 local companies in these industries. The 'Plug & Work' scheme provides free infrastructure for start-up companies for one year, together with contacts to the research and industrial community. Financial support can also be provided for young technology companies.

You have ideas about sheet metal working - we can realise them! Specialists in the development and production of highquality tools and parts for over 30 years. The custommade programme for various applications in the technique of transformation covers in detail: - Tools: Deep-drawing, bending, cutting, punching - in single, progressive and transfer function, up to a size of 6000mm. - Sheet metal processing: Tool-falling parts in sheet metal in accordance with customer drawings, made with sheets of all quality categories on mechanical and/or hydraulic presses of 80t-800t. - Laser cutting: Material processing with 3D-Laser in dimensions up to 3000x1500x600mm. - Treatments: Surface treatments, welding, assembly of parts. - Applications: Automobile industry, mechanical engineering, textile machines, electronics and air condition technology, garden devices, entertainment industry, major installations - Benefits: from development to production and distribution - all from one single source.

www.venetastampi.net

UNTERNEHMENSGRUPPE C.D. WÄLZHOLZ, D, 15-D35

Demanding users of cold rolled steel strip find solutions for their complex material requirements at CDW. A wide variety of different materials and the support of experienced technicians form the basis for a successful

Wgalweld ­ longitudinally welded tubes with full zinc protection. The Wgalweld tubes excel by their highquality zinc corrosion protection, which includes the area of the longitudinal weld seam. Thanks to a worldwide patented process developed by the US company IDOD, the tubes exhibit a continuous hot dip galvanized coating both inside and outside. This guarantees excellent adhesion of the zinc coating and highly efficient, unperturbated corrosion protection. In contrast to coatings produced by conventional hot dip galvanizing, chipping or flaking does not occur. This reduces the risk of obstruction of nozzles in fluid conveying systems. In addition, the tubes have superior forming qualities. Key application areas include posts for traffic signs, aerials and fences etc., tubes for vehicle and trailer construction, shuttering and scaffolding as well as pipes for sprinkler and compressor systems. Wuppermann, the first company in Europe to acquire a license for this innovative process, will take up the production of such tubes using the materials DX 51 to S 460 MC (in some cases S500 MC and also DX 51 to S 355 MC for wall thicknesses from 3 mm upwards) at its plant in Judenburg (Austria) in the first half of 2007. The product range will include circular tubes in accordance with EN 10.255, EN 10.217 Part 1 and EN 10.305 Part 3 with wall thicknesses of 1-4 mm and diameters ranging from 33-115 mm as well as shaped tubes in accordance with EN 10.305 / Part 5 in a dimensional range of 10-130 mm (width and height). The production lengths lie between 2,500 and 8,000 mm with very tight length tolerances (± 1 mm). The zinc deposits vary between 50-1200 g/m2 on both sides. Cold rolling the steel strip at an earlier production stage makes it possible to achieve extremely narrow wall thickness tolerances.

EFB - EUROPÄISCHE FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT FÜR BLECHVERARBEITUNG E.V., D, 16-J05

Warm forming of steel sheet sets new standards in the automotive industry: The European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working (EFB) encourages companies and research institutes to participate in research projects prior to the market launch of new technologies. At EuroBLECH, EFB and 12 co-exhibitors will be presenting a wide range of the entire technology chain. www.efb.de

www.hannoverimpuls.de

HINDUSTAN HYDRAULICS PVT LTD., IND, 16-H18

Hindustan Hydraulics specialises in the manufacturing of high performance hydraulic sheet metal machines: CNC hydraulic press brakes, CNC hydraulic punch presses, NC hydraulic shearing machines, NC hydraulic press brakes, CNC plasma cutting machines. We started production in 1968 and since then have grown by leaps and bounds because of strong belief in our values, system and most importantly a customer centric work culture. Our high quality range of machines, backed by top class professional and experienced customer service support, are just some of the reasons why Hindustan Hydraulics is an acknowledged leader in the field of NC/CNC hydraulic sheet metal machines. These machines not only sell well at home but are also exported to advanced countries like Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia, to Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Dubai and to Far Eastern countries such as Malayasia, Taiwan, Singapore. Our focus is on providing reliable, affordable and technologically advanced machines and systems. Our in-house R&D team provides technology, experience and innovation to meet every requirement. - NC/ CNC Hydraulic shearing m/c- 3.1 to 4.3m, 4-25mm thickness - Hydraulic large size shearing machine - 5m to 6m length, 6-16mm with respective working length

EWH INSTITUT FÜR ELEKTROTHERMISCHE PROZESSTECHNIK, UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER, D, 16-J05

A flexible concept for the induction transverse flux heating (TFH) of strips has been developed at the ETP. By a simple design a variable adjustment of the installation according to the heating task is given. While processing metal sheets, strips and thin slabs heating is needed for many technologies, such as: heat treatment (annealing), drying after coating/lacquering, galvanising and galvanealing, hot rolling. An advanced method to heat thin metal products is induction heating in traverse magnetic flux. Contrary to conventional heating techniques it has considerable advantages: high efficiency, high power densities, compact and robust design, no emission thanks to flameless heating, contactless heating process, good automation, exact temperature control by means of non-delayed heating by

www.wuppermann.com

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- Hydraulic press brake - 50/80/120/160t, optional NC Backgauge, NC Beam Control - CNC Hydraulic press brake - capacity 50 to 1,000t, working length 1,500-8,000mm - CNC Hydraulic punch press - 20y for 1,250mm x 1,250mm sheet size, 9 station linear magazine with auto tool change, indexable head, max. 76mm diam. tool, multi tool optional. - Single station punch press - table size 1,250mm x 1,250 mm During EuroBLECH we also expect to be able to appoint dealers/agents to represent our products in various export markets. www.hindustanhydraulics.com automobile industry various trends are emerging. Apart from technical developments within the field of body construction, further requirements are developing within production control. Car manufacturers offer ever more varieties of vehicle models as well as special models. More and more small and medium-size series are realised which need adapted production control in order to keep body manufacturing economical. This requires machine and/or tool technologies which deliver the requested parts quality at low cost directly to the assembly line. Furthermore it is the goal of automobile manufacturers to use final coated sheet metal and to modularise body production. Once this is achieved it will become possible and necessary to manufacture body parts only just in time for assembly and close to the assembly line. This increased demand for flexibility in the manufacturing processes is met by the modularised cutting and transforming unit which combines hydraulic drive and tools. A pressed part can be manufactured by the concatenated cutting and transforming units from blank to shaped part in one machine. It can also process final coated plates. This economical and flexible unit makes it possible to produce high quality at low unit cost body parts, for example, and to respond quickly to changing requirements.

LFT LEHRSTUHL FÜR FERTIGUNGSTECHNOLOGIE, UNIVERSITÄT ERLANGEN-WÜRZBURG, D, 16-J05

The Chair of Manufacturing Technology is engaged in innovative forming processes which take advantage of the lightweight potential of modern materials and also contribute to a shortening of process chains. In this context current research work focuses on sheet metal hydroforming. The outstanding potential of this forming process becomes evident in the case of production of hollow bodies, consisting of two separate shells. While in a conventional deep-drawing process both halves have to be formed separately, double sheet hydroforming permits simultaneous forming in a single tool. For this, a pressurised fluid is introduced between the two blanks, and thus the filling of the tool cavity is achieved. Consequently, tooling costs may be reduced and process chains may be shortened. At the same time hydroformed components exhibit improved properties in terms of stiffness, dimensional accuracy and surface quality. However, forming of magnesium sheet still represents a challenge due to the limited formability at room temperature. Therefore, the production of a complex demonstrator part through double sheet hydroforming at elevated temperatures was developed at the LFT. Using a heatable forming tool magnesium sheets, which appear predestined for lightweight constructions due to their low density, can successfully be brought into shape at temperatures around 250ºC. On the one hand, forming at elevated temperatures requires additional expenses for system technology. However, due to enhanced forming limits the complexity of the components can be extended, while at the same time the required fluid pressure and press forces may be lowered. www.lft.uni-erlangen.de

RIZZATO S.R.L., I, 16-F23

Slitting lines for thicknesses from 0.2mm to 12mm (0.008'-1/2'); widths from 400 to 2050mm (16'-80'). Cut-to length line for thicknesses from 0.2mm to 14mm (0.008'-0.550'); widths from 400mm to 2,550 (16'-100'). 35 ton uncoilers and recoilers, flying shears, precision levellers, roll forming lines, tension levelling lines.

www.rizzatofratelli.com

RMIG, DK, 16-F18

RMIG is the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of perforated metal. With manufacturing units and sales offices throughout Europe and several thousand sheets in stock, RMIG can offer a unique service in the production and delivery of perforated sheets. At EuroBLECH RMIG will introduce to you some of the many thousand patterns within perforation and expanded metal that we can produce. Perforated sheets can be used to advantage in many situations, for instance when requiring sound reduction, weight saving, air control, filtering, a decorative surface, or perhaps a nonskid effect. Based on their many qualities, perforated sheets are well-suited for facades, ceilings, lamps, shelves, steps, sorting, shielding, and of course many other purposes as well. At our stand you will find a large selection of products, showing some of the many possibilities and advantages obtained by using perforated sheets. www.rmig.com

HITACHI EUROPE GMBH, D, 16-E11

www.mciron.mw.tu-dresden.de

IRAN KHODRO ADVANCED DIES CO. (GPI), IR, 16-F03

HITACHI Europe is presenting their automation division and the focus at EuroBLECH will be on inkjet printers for industrial marking and AC servo drives - but all automation products such as Inverter, PLC will also be shown. The new high-speed printer PXR-H450W will be presented the first time during EuroBLECH. With over 700m/min and the highest number of cycles at peak performance, a Hitachi printing system is now available for special tasks. www.hitachi-ds.com

ROSS EUROPA GMBH, D, 16-F07

LWF LABORATORIUM FÜR WERKSTOFF- UND FÜGETECHNIK, UNIVERSITÄT PADERBORN, D, 16-J05

The Institute for Materials and Joining Technology at Paderborn University will be presenting results of research projects on the suitability of self-drilling and thread-forming screws used to connect thin sheets of high tensile steel materials. Determining the influence of crash loads on the bearing strength of bonded aluminium joints is another subject covered. The institute will also be informing about combined joining processes (hybrid joining) which include mechanical processes as well as bonding and adhesive systems.

HSIN YANG TECHNOLOGY CORP., TW, 16-F32

Special factory automation equipment: Quick Picker stamping press end material collector. It can replace human work and provide and form an effective component in systems automation. The Quick Picker produces results, is environmentally friendly, prevents damage to the components and considerably increases production-line efficiency. It collects stamped parts at 120 pieces per minute. The unit is also suited for the collection of tiny parts, such as mobile phone components. www.hsinyang.com.tw

IFUM INSTITUT FÜR UMFORMTECHNIK + UMFORMMASCHINEN, UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER, D, 16-J05

Material characterisation: The aim of material characterisation is to analyse new sheet metals with regards to their deep drawing behaviour, the investigation of process limits and handling characteristics. Testing methods are investigated and characteristic values are determined for sheet metals. Additionally, the tribology and the wear behaviour of the surfaces of alternative tool materials are analysed. Tool and process development: The main research topic in tool and method development is the investigation of alternative tooling materials, rapid tooling, hydromechanical deep drawing, design of stiffness optimised tools, deep drawing of coated sheet, incremental deep drawing, geometric flexible deep drawing, heated deep drawing and draw bending. Process control: In order to achieve a reliable process as well as error-free and flexible production, continuous monitoring and firm control of the forming process is necessary. To monitor the process, a new optical sensor principle has been developed for the contact-free recording of the material flow. The sensor recognises special patterns on the sheet surface. The measured material flow can be used for the determination of local strain. Furthermore, the material flow as the controlled variable for the closed loop control of deep drawing processes can be applied to compensate for the undesirable deviation of the forming parameters.

As one of the largest mould and die manufacturers in Iran, GPI develops and manufactures dies for car body parts and for plastics processing. In addition to conventional tools, GPI supplies progressive tools, moulds for metal and plastic casting as well as panel gauges and special tools to international quality standards. www.gpi-co.com

www.lwf.uni-paderborn.de

MECCANICA CGA S.R.L., I, 16-E08

Cold sheet metal working for over 30 years - laser, punching, blanking and bending for the following sectors: automotive, textile, agricultural, motors, motorcycles, handling - production of prototypes - assembly groups ISO9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16.949:2002.

IRAN KHODRO INDUSTRIAL DIES CO. (I.K.I.D), IR, 16-F31

The company was established in 1986 and has been designing and manufacturing stamping dies and panel gauges since 1997. This process includes design, modelling, simulation with the latest software, CNC machining with 5 and 3 axis high speed milling machines. The company also has a large capacity in die spot and try out machines, ranging from 50 tons up to 2,300 tons. Iran Khodro has the capacity and capabilities to manufacture various sizes of dies, ranging from G1-G3 etc., and this is evident in the Peugeot 206 project and also in the G1 dies for the L90 (Renault-Logan) project. Other activities include production of car body parts in various sizes (G1, G2, and G3) with fully automated press lines (robotic). The factory has an area of 53,000sqm, with a capacity of 1,500 tons of stamping dies and the production of seven million components per year. The company is certified to ISO ISO/TS 16949:2000 for the scope: production of all automotive body metal press parts (G1-G5); ISO 9001:2000 for the scope: design and manufacturing of dies and panel gauges; ISO 9001:2000 for the scope: Production of all automotive body metal press parts (G1-G5). www.ikidcom.net

www.meccanicacga.it

METREL MEHANIKA D.O.O., SLO, 16-G23

Your reliable partner for production of high quality metal parts: Sheet metal processing, milling/turning, surface protection, assembly, manufacturing of tools. 45 years' experience: High product quality, CAD-system ''PROEngineer'', CAD-CAM manufacturing technology, well qualified and motivated staff.

www.metrel-mehanika.si, www.metrel.si

OSIF GMBH, D, 16-J05

Pneumatic valves for total press control: At EuroBLECH the highly reputed pneumatics manufacturer Ross Europa will highlight an all-new valve concept which combines the design features of well-proven ROSS double valves with the benefits of a newly developed monitoring system. Designed for base-mounting, these compact DM2TM CrossflowTM SERPAR® 3/2-way double , valves are available in four sizes (G 1/2 to G 2). The heart of these products is the innovative, patented DM2TM package featuring TOTAL dynamic monitoring and complete memory capabilities. Memory, monitoring, as well as air-flow control functions are integrated into two identical valve assemblies. DM2TM valves lock out due to asynchronous movement of valve elements during actuation or de-actuation. Residual outlet pressure of less than 1% of supply is not enough to initiate a new, potentially hazardous press cycle. Reset can only be accomplished by applying a pneumatic or electrical signal. A status indicator is optional. For more piping flexibility, inlet and outlet ports are located on both sides of the base. Designed for clutch/brake applications on mechanical presses, the new ROSS DM2TM valves fully comply with safety standards as specified in DIN EN 692 as well as DIN EN 954.1, Cat. 3 & 4., and they have been approved by the competent accident prevention authorities.

www.rosseuropa.com

SY TOOL, D, 16-J05

Web-based material characteristics and simulation benchmarks. Sytool determines and evaluates flow curves and forming-limit curves of sheet metal materials. Results are provided in a neutral format on a web database. Material cards can be configured online according to the specifications of any simulation system, and can be downloaded by mouse click afterwards. We offer already existent sets of data, some of them free of charge. We also carry out test series in our partner laboratories according to your specifications. In addition, we offer solutions for structured storage of simulation and test data in the field of metal forming. sytool also operates an internet portal for work groups dealing with simulations for tool making in the automotive and steel industry. Here it is possible to exchange and store findings in industry and research. www.sytool.de OSIF develops, produces and distributes optical measuring systems for industrial inspection and form recognition. Apart from the development of systems for 2D image processing and automation, OSIF focuses on optical high-speed 3D quality control of endless materials such as metal coils. With 'Bulge3D', OSIF provides an online 3D inspection system for the identification of smallest form deviations like dents and waves in metal coils. The advantages of the system are its scalable width and resolution, high measuring speed as well as resistance to vibrations of the measuring object. Sensing a width of 1m, the system can provide up to 1300 cross sections per second. Hence, using a clearance of 2mm between the sections a measuring speed of 156m2/min can be reached. In the field of consultancy, in respect to optical measurement and inspection tasks, OSIF provides analysis of optimisation potential, compilation of requirement specifications, feasibility investigations, determination of most suitable measuring procedures as well as market analyses. www.osif.de

KARTIK CAD CAM CONSULTANTS, IND, 16-E01

www.ifum.uni-hannover.de

INSTITUT FÜR PRODUKTIONSTECHNIK, TU DRESDEN, D, 16-J05

TIM FORMES SAS, F, 16-E22

Technical University Dresden and Anchor Lamina develop innovative machine and tool concepts. In the

MOST 2D is a nesting software for generating layouts and CNC codes for oxyfuel, plasma, laser and waterjet cutting machines. It is a simple, yet extensible solution for sheet metal operations as well as heavy fabrication. The Lite edition is meant for users who need a simple solution which can fit 2D part drawings on a sheet and generate G-M codes with minimum effort and cost. The Professional edition is intended for advanced users who would like to use features like common line cutting, collision avoidance, corner loops, multiple torch cutting and bevelling. The Standard edition is balanced between the two, offering an ideal combination of price and features to CNC machine manufacturers who can offer it as an OEM component to their customers. For volume orders and OEM applications, we also offer customisation services.

www.most2d.com

Tim Formes develops products in the field of spraying nozzles and accessories made by Spraying Systems, the American experts, and oils and grease made by the lubricating specialist Castrol. The advantage of this type

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of application is to ensure a constant pressure on all the nozzles, which means a very fine layer is applied everywhere on the metal width. The technique is based on three principles: Firstly, you will not have to change anything on the spray rails, even if you want to change the kind of oil and production. We use a stainless steel manifold from 150 to 2000mm, and spray nozzles with the smallest diameter ever made with external low compressed air mix. Secondly, a fine stainless steel needle automatically cleans each nozzle after each cycle. Its role also ensures a pause and instantaneous restart of the spraying without dripping. Thirdly, the oil is pushed by a stainless steel low pressurised tank, with level sensors, capable of gently pushing the lubricant, as opposed to micro-pumps. There is a high precision control panel for the regulation of the low pressure nozzle common rails. Several sensors choose the width to be sprayed depending on the presence of the metal band. Every oil used on the equipment is controlled by an anti-fog system. Result: on many applications, Tim Formes has attained a record level of more than 80% in savings in terms of oil consumption and degreasing agent. This application gives benefits during all stamping stages in the subsequent processing. New: an automatic purge allows you to guarantee your customer that each product, from the first to the last stamping part, is made with the oil they need, without any mixing of two oils. its total turnover to R&D. In 2005, Germany was the most important export market for the Spanish machinetool manufacturers for the fifteenth consecutive year and even increased the gap to the directly following countries (France and Italy), so that Spain sees itself confirmed as an important supplier. www.afm.es

ANCHOR LAMINA GMBH, D, 27-F09

In addition to the new products, AP&T is also presenting its complete line of automation products, presses, tools and complete production lines, our 'One Responsible Partner®' concept, a number of interesting customer installations from around the world, and much more. Welcome! www.apt.se

AIDA S.R.L., I, 27-E21

ARISA S.A., E, 27-B32

ARISA has been developing new solutions in the mechanical presses market since 1940. At EuroBLECH ARISA will be presenting a new 4000kN progressive dies press that includes its latest kinematic development: 'Link-drive system with adjustable stroke'. This new linkdrive design allows the best performance with a very reasonable price. This machine is designed to improve the productivity of progressive die presses. The current trend of using link-drive systems in this kind of machines is increasing and we think that it will become common in the near future. Using link-drive system, slide velocity is reduced near the bottom dead centre, where the work is performed. This press also has a fast die change device, consisting of a double bed plate and loading car. With this system the change of die is carried out in a few minutes. Advantages: - Better productivity: Less velocity during the work makes it possible to manufacture more pieces per minute compared with a press with a standard eccentric drive system. - Tools life improvement and maintenance costs reduction: Reduced slide velocity means less heat build up, which extends die and tooling life. - Better part quality. www.arisa.com

www.timformes.com

TU BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG, D, 16-J05

On display are newly developed stainless and weatherresistant austenitic steels with a TRIP (transformation induced plasticity) and TWIP (twinning induced plasticity) effect, respectively, which are used mainly for the fabrication of strips and sheets. These lightweight steels clearly show higher strength and toughness than conventional cold workable austenitic steels, and therefore have excellent deep drawing and stretch forming properties. In addition to the outstanding cold workability, the new CrNiMn lightweight steels even show excellent crash behaviour due to their high energy absorptivity. These steels are stainless and/or weatherresistant in accordance with the content of chromium, aluminium and silicon, i.e. the steels passivate and form a firmly adhering oxide layer. The new lightweight steels are different from the previous austenitic TRIP steels in terms of their aluminium and silicon content and, moreover, they differ from the high-manganese TWIP steels with regard to the chromium content. A considerable advantage of the new TRIP/TWIP lightweight steels is shown by the lower cost of alloying compared with conventional austenitic steels. Especially the reduced nickel content allows a cost-effective production. The new lightweight steels are used mainly in the automotive and chemical industries, construction and medical engineering and architecture.

AIDA is committed to advancing metalforming technology and equipping stampers with competitive products. AIDA's continuing five per cent investment of annual revenue to R&D enables the mechanical press manufacturer to be the industry leader in new press and system solutions. AIDA's newest press design will be unveiled at EuroBLECH. The AIDA ULX provides the ultimate in precision metalforming, resulting in the elimination of post-stamping processes. Tandem lines feature the Manzoni and Rovetta brands as well as AIDA's SMX which can be run individually or in a two or more press system. During the last five years, AIDA has introduced four high speed presses: EXIO for diversified parts production, LINX for more accurate restriking results, DEL-300 for very high operating speeds and MSP for production of motor laminations in interlocking stacks from very thin materials. AIDA's diverse product line features gap, straightside, progressive die, high-speed, transfer and cold forming 30 to 4000 tons. In addition to a new product introduction at EuroBLECH, AIDA will showcase its press products using filmed documentation from customers' manufacturing facilities. www.aida-europe.com

Engineering, design and manufacturing services for special applications in tool and die making, mould making, mechanical engineering and the automotive industry. Our range of activities comprises engineering and manufacturing as well as sales/marketing of components, whole assemblies, welded steel constructions, standard parts, dies and machines and similar items to be used for mechanical engineering, tool and die-making and the automotive industry. Anchor Lamina has established itself as a supplier of auxiliary press equipment with a wide range of products, including spacer plates and ram extensions, blanking dies as well as coil cutting units and stackers. In addition to guide elements, the comprehensive component assortment also includes in-die tapping units and rotary benders, as well as cams. The blanking and forming unit, a hydraulically driven die, was engineered for flexible blanking and deep drawing of car body parts, in particular for small and medium sized batch production. Products are designed and manufactured in close cooperation with our customers. These projects are carried out and managed by our engineering personnel. For design, we use CATIA V5 and other systems. Solutions encompassing the whole process chain from CNC flame cutting through welding, straightening and stress relief heat treatment to the complete machining of parts weighing up to 50t on CNC machining centres with travels of 6,000(11,000)x3,500x800mm.

ARKU MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 27-G42

www.anchorlamina.de

AJV-MACHINE OY, FIN, 27-A53

ANDRITZ KAISER GMBH, D, 27-G54

With the aim of achieving suitable improvements, the basic concept of the mechanical eccentric press was totally revised against the backdrop of Andritz Kaiser's decades of experience in building punching and metal forming equipment. In finding such an innovative solution, all design-supportive tools such as FEM calculations and FEMA analysis were used, so as to secure highest quality standards. The new generation of punching and metal-forming machines for the capacity range of up to 8,000kN are now being introduced on the market step by step. A special feature of these machines is their modular design, qualifying them for the most varied applications and customer specifications. The new generation of punching and metal-forming machines will further consolidate/expand Andritz Kaiser's position as a reliable partner for high machine quality with a high availability. Offered at an attractive cost/benefit ratio, the new press generation is likely to be met with great interest from customers. Mechanical presses in the press force range 8,000kN 20,000kN are individually designed and manufactured by Andritz Kaiser from standard components, fully taking into account the relevant application and customer needs. www.andritz.com/rmsp

www.tu-freiberg.de

UNIVERSITÄT ROSTOCK, LEHRSTUHL FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK / FRAUNHOFER ANWENDUNGSZENTRUM, D, 16-J05

The institute of manufacturing technology at Rostock University will be presenting research results in the field of industrial fasteners and test processes which help to determine the long-term performance of rivets and other fasteners. www.hro.ipa.fraunhofer.de AJV-Machine is a Finnish company that designs and manufactures high-quality roll forming machinery and handling equipment for the sheet metal industry. The company has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing roll-forming machinery. This year has seen AJV launch a faster tile sheet machine, bringing production speeds to 11m/min, as well as new, more efficient handling equipment for wool cassettes and flashings. The AJV product range covers machines for all kinds of cladding and roofing profiles, including load-bearing profiles, tile sheet profiles, purlin profiles, flashings profiles, insulation panel profiles, and other special profiles. All machines have hardened rollers and easy-touse touch-screen operation panels. The AJV PC Control system can be connected to the company's network to obtain real time order information. Efficient and easy!

VMT VISION MACHINE TECHNIC, BILDVERARBEITUNGSSYSTEME GMBH, D, 16-E21

Image processing in conjunction with automated press lines is becoming increasingly popular in the automotive industry. Whilst so far image processing was mainly used to monitor the feeding of blanks, these systems are now being utilised together with robots and automated stacking equipment at the end of the press line. VMT is able to offer the entire image processing package, including installation, calibration, set-up and optimisation. The company is certified to DIN ISO EN 9001-2000. www.vmt-gmbh.com

AP&T AB, AUTOMATION, PRESS AND TOOLING, S, 27-D53

www.ajv-machine.com

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Forming technology, Tool technology for sheet metal/ plate working AFM VERBAND SPANISCHER WERKZEUGMASCHINENFABRIKEN, E, 27-B59

Due to the large number of exhibitors and the exhibition surface, the Spanish machine-tool manufacturers represent one of the most important countries at EuroBLECH once more. Spain is the 3rd biggest machine tool manufacturer in the European Union, 9th in the world and 10th biggest exporter. In 2005, the production in our sector reached 918 million, exports representing 54.6%. Spain exports machines to over 120 countries, with Germany, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and the United States as our main markets, coming to a total of almost 55.3% of our foreign trade. With over 2000 different models produced with firms' own technology, the 95 members of AFM can supply a wide range of machines from metal forming and metal cutting to special purpose applications. This is helped by the fact that each company devotes an average of 5% of

ALLMAC INDUSTRIES CO. LTD, PRC, 27-B02

The company specialises in supplying the whole range of quality sheet metal forming machinery such as CNC hydraulic press brakes, CNC hydraulic shearing machines, CNC turret punches, roll forming machines, polyurethane sandwich panel lines, rock wool sandwich panel lines.

www.allmacindustries.com

AMS CONTROLS, INC., USA, 27-D62

AMS Controls has been dedicated to the metal roll forming industry for over 29 years. Their control products are considered to be the state of the art with over 7,000 systems in service, operating in over 2,000 locations. AMS technology is utilised in roll forming tube mills, punching, cut-to-length machinery as well as extrusion lines. AMS controls can be retro fitted into existing machinery with very little down time. AMS products are also frequently specified in original equipment. An exclusive AMS software platform known as the Eclipse Production Management System pioneered by the engineers at AMS Controls - fully integrates with roll form manufacturers' ERP programmes creating a link to the production line. This unique technology was designed to not only reduce costly manual input errors, but to also provide critical information regarding production line inefficiencies that need to be addressed. The Eclipse System features mistake-proof order downloading, production scheduling and tracking, inventory management and productivity analysis. All of which delivers vital information and the opportunity to reduce costs and enhance profitability. www.amscontrols.com At its stand, AP&T will be presenting an entirely new hydraulic press, ODEN, plus a new generation of automation products based on the SpeedFeeder concept. ODEN offers shorter installation times, greater flexibility, higher availability and is more service-friendly than before. ODEN marks the start of AP&T's total renewal of the company's hydraulic presses product line. The changeover to a new generation also brings with it a new naming system, which draws its inspiration from Nordic mythology. In the area of automation we will be exhibiting SpeedFeeder, which, in its basic version, is a three axis line feeder that works quietly, quickly and safely. SpeedFeeder has a modular design, so that it can be used in many different solutions, such as monobar transfer, as a shuttle or as multiple cooperating press robot. SpeedFeeder will also be exhibited mounted on a mechanical press (Invernizzi, hall 27, stand F41). When it comes to tools, AP&T's interesting finished concept tools for niches such as pressed spiral air duct fittings, heat exchanger plates and deep drawn parts will be on show.

The increasing use of high tensile material in the sheet metal industry leads to new requirements in levelling technology. This year, ARKU presents the new hydraulic parts leveller FlatMaster® The leveller is ready to take on high tensile . parts or those which vary in shape. The integrated servohydraulic gap control guarantees steady levelling results under high and especially variable forces. The FlatMaster® offers a quick changing system of the levelling rollers. Therefore the changing and cleaning of the levelling rollers takes only a few minutes. For high flatness requirements, especially on wide and thin material, high capacity levellers are used. With selective bending of the levelling rollers, defects like center buckles and wavy edges can be eliminated. ARKU high capacity levellers are equipped with the unique drive system EcoPlan® It avoids the sliding of the levelling . rollers on the material, reduces the wear of the rollers and leaves no marks on the material. Levellers and straighteners with EcoPlan® reach up to 30%more levelling power. ARKU Maschinenbau has been building levellers and straighteners for more than 40 years. The levellers are integrated in press-feeding-lines, coilpreparation-lines for roll former or in cut-to-length-lines. ARKU offers a large variety of levellers for every possible application. www.arku.de

ASSERVIMENTIPRESSE S.R.L., I, 27-H71

Specialists for press automation and production of feeding-lines for presses. These feeding-lines can have decoilers up to 20t with a straightener width of up to 1,800mm for thickness to 12mm. Two types of plants are available: Traditional lines made up of three machines (decoiler, straightener and feeder) that can be used for quick presses (100-300 strokes) and that need big spaces and compact lines. Compact lines are made up of simple or double decoilers and of combined straightenerelectronic feeder with thicknesses up to 12mm and widths from 200 up to 1,800mm; they are complete with an automatic introduction system for the band, and they can feed presses in confined spaces. Looking to the future, we have created a machine that: - cuts down the opening-time and closing-time of the head compared with traditional systems. - cuts down the rolls impact on the material - saves energy - cuts down the use of lubricants.

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The utilisation of ever-faster electronic systems, combined with a mechanical part constantly being refined, allows you to realise compact lines for more than 150 strokes and with 50mm pitch.

BALCONI PRESSE, I, 27-G16

BERGS ENGINEERING AB, S, 27-E06

Coiling thin material can create dents and marks on the first layers on the coiler mandrel in many applications. Bergs Engineering has developed a new system with a new efficient simple strip wrapper without motor drives or driven belts. Only cylinders are used to operate the wrapper. The concept also includes expended coiler mandrels with a flat surface, plus rubber sleeves for extremely sensitive material. The strip wrapper is available for strip width up to 2m. The maximum material thickness is 1.5-2.0mm depending on material stiffness. The system has been used in production since the beginning of the year. The complete function of system will be demonstrated at EuroBLECH. A unique Segment S-bridle for multi-strip lines is also available. This equipment can allow full control of the tension in each strip in for example a slitting line or lines for heat treatment and surface treatment. The tension can be controlled at high or low levels in different section in the line. Edge trimming systems for continues operation in tube lines will be demonstrated. Strip thickness can be 810mm or more if necessary. Double tool stations are available for fully automatic change of tools within the required tolerances and with the line running at full speed. Automatic swarf-cutting is included. The material can be carbon steel, stainless steel, copper or any other metal or alloy. www.bergs.se

www.asservimentipresse.it

ATTREZZERIA UNIVERSAL S.R.L., I, 27-F52

uncharacteristic for Bruderer. On our unique exhibition stand we present two complete stamping-lines consisting of a BSTA 800-145B with a single servo feeder and a BSTA 500-110B with a double servo feeder. On the BSTA 800-145B we present the production of industrial parts where 4 threads are cut during the stampingprocess to our visitors. The BSTA 500-110B with the double servo feeder BSV 75T demonstrates an application for the cosmetics industry. Both applications prove that a BSTA also guarantees an exceptional ROI because of its precision and process safety in low speed applications. Together with our experienced partners and co-exhibitors we present an information platform for the world of stamping. We complete our programme by providing detailed information about the latest trends in control techniques.

www.bruderer-presses.com

Attrezzeria Universal is a company with 30 employees and has specialised in the design and production of dies and die-splitters for more than 30 years. We produce dies for cold processing of all kinds of sheet steel: dies for impact extrusion, bending, shape cutting and hole punching. Our modern tooling allows the production of small, medium and large dies which provide effective solutions to processing requirements. We also produce die-splitters which are the ideal solution for testing and spotting dies. These machines allow an easy mounting of the equipment with the possibility of rotation of the upper cross-member, carrying out operations on both sides of the die in total safety. We are now in our brandnew factory with a covered surface of more than 4,000m2. www.attrezzeriauniversal.com

Balconi 400 ton high-speed blanking press model 2DMHS, designed for the production of laminations for electric motors. The machine on show has a force of 400 tons, a large table of 2,800x1,200mm, a variable speed up to 400spm and a dynamic balancing system. It is also equipped with an automatic quick tool change. The bolster with the tool is introduced and removed by means of motorised system and it is automatically centred and clamped on to the press bed, thus allowing changing the tool in just a few minutes. A quick lift system lifts the ram by 75mm enabling instant access to the tool without changing shut height, thus allowing inspection of the tool and if necessary release of tool jams. Once the system is reset, the ram is repositioned to its exact working position. All press functions, adjustments of all working parameters, production monitoring and diagnostics are managed by a PLC S7-300, with a touch screen display. Like all the Balconi presses, this machine is featured with the special Balconi Plunger system for precision ram guiding and better parallelism between bed and ram. The machine is also equipped with an electronic feeder, a lamination packing system, a decoiler and a straightening unit.

M.E. BRUDERER + CO. GMBH, D, 27-J24

Synchropress is available for use as a workshop try-out press, as a combined workshop try-out and production press and as a series production press as well. Using synergies: Hieger will be concentrating in future on making the product available and on the further development of synchropress technology. M.E. Bruderer will operate as the customer interface. Experts from the industry will explain the new technology and the advantages of synchropress that are an integral part of it and which are shared with our customers for their individual requirements. Currently our presses have an accessible performance range from 800kN up to 6,300kN press capacity. The standard press bed sizes range from 600x600mm up to 4,000x2,400mm. In addition, our presses are dimensioned according to individual customer requirements. Upon request, we will even dimension synchropress for use in an existing process or for one that is jointly planned with us. Further to the pure use of this new technology in press construction, we also enable the benefits of this technology to be exploited in further applications. From this, it is clear that the principle upon which synchropress is based is highly versatile in its possible uses. In particular, the relationship between the power requirement and the space requirement is extremely advantageous owing to the exceptionally compact design. Since March 2006, the marketing of synchropress has been handled by our own sales and marketing company. www.bruderer-synchropress.com

BERTORELLO SRL, I, 27-A64

www.balconi.it

AUTOMATIZACIÓN DE PRENSAS, S.L., E, 27-D66

BAUST GMBH WERKZEUGTECHNIK, D, 27-F44

Great Solutions for Innovative Ideas. Baust is an innovative manufacturer of high quality nonstop rotary punching machines. At EuroBLECH Baust will present a newly developed rotary punching machine, which offers powerful possibilities in small spaces. With the dimensions 3600x1600x200mm (lxhxw), this high power machine can punch, emboss and cut at a speed of up to 150 m/min. In future this machine will be used for the production of corner angle bars. Baust's newly developed rotary technology offers better economy, a fully automatic working process, highest compatibility with peripheral equipment and excellent quality. Baust can develop a technical, economical and excellent solution according to customers' special requirements. Sound discussions, individual planning and innovative know-how are guarantees of our quality and customer satisfaction. This year our stand at EuroBLECH will appear in a new design and provide an insight into our technical know-how. www.baust.de

The current production programme: - Feeding and straightening lines in compact execution, with several accessories such as loading saddle, tables and pressure arm; for medium to wide strips (500 1,500mm) with variable carrying capacity, from 4,000 up to 15,000kg - Strip feeding units for fine blanking presses, generally equipped with loading cradle or with reels for up to 12mm thick strips - Reels/decoilers for any application: paper board production, gaskets, for forming and marking machines etc. - Electronic feeders - Electronic feeders with straightener. Looking for contact with possible sales and commission agents. www.bertorello.com

BSA GMBH, D, 27-G62

BEBECO TECHNOLOGIE GMBH, D, 27-G22

Since 1999, LARA has provided a wide range of solutions that cover all market requirements in the metal forming sector, specialising in automatic lines for decoiling, straightening and feeding of sheet metal to the metal stamping presses. At EuroBLECH, LARA will be exhibiting its newly developed `Low Cost' machine series specially designed for emerging markets: The new electronic roll-feeder series incorporates a control unit with a touch screen and has been designed to feed light strips with a feeding cross-section up to 210mm5. The initial series comprises three models AE0/110-LC (110x1.9mm), AE-0/210-LC (210x1mm) and AE0/310-LC (310x0.7mm). The `Low Cost' electronic rollfeeders series equal their predecessors in terms of high performance and feeding accuracy and succeed in differentiating themselves from conventional feeders in the market because of their manageability and their low market price which permits them to be written off at once. Easy to install and simple to programme, set-up and commissioning can be carried out quickly and safely by the user company itself. At EuroBLECH a `Low Cost' small capacity decoiler for a coil weight up to 1,000kg and maximum coil outer dia. of 1,200mm, as well as the new `Low Cost' compact straightener-feeder, suitable for strips up to 900mm2 (300x3mm) cross-section, will be shown. www.lara-spain.com At EuroBLECH BEBECO gives customers and partners the opportunity to discuss matters of stamping, bending, forming, and automation technologies. The radial and linear systems, extended by key technologies such as welding, tapping, screwing, and assembling, lead to integrated production sequences. Process monitoring for process reliability and quality control (e.g. opto-electrical systems) round off the integrated processes. With the manufacturing systems on display, the separation of stamping and bending processes is kept up, in order to allow for a maximum of space for the bending tools. The BEBECO quick-change system and the possibility to mount the bending slides in any angle, as well as the compatibility with existing BEBECO-tools, remain fully compatible with the new models, regardless of direction of rotation or further connecting dimensions. The exhibited range of products shows various possibilities, extended by these key technologies and manufacturing samples. www.bebeco.de

OTTO BIHLER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-D34

Highlights at the Bihler stand: - Bihler process modules: flexible welding, tapping, screw insertion and feeding - Minster Hummingbird HB 80 along with follow-on composite tool for the manufacture of contact parts including welding and tapping - Bihler Easytec EC 1 along with B 5000 welding system and tooling for the production of contact parts (stand of Bihler Weißenbach) - Bihler feeding technology: flexible feeding system - Attention: Relaunch of an absolute classic Bihler machine system in a completely revised version

www.bihler.de

BRUDERER AG, CH, 27-F24

As a competent partner, we have the right solution for all of our customers when it comes to take-up and payoff coils and to straightening and feeding metal. We look after the complete material handling at the press, from the coil to the blanks. Our compact design of coilerstraightener-combinations on a base frame enables our customers to optimise their production processes. Different decoiler and straightener combinations are possible. Frequency drive, with ground contact circuit, ultrasound sensor and adjustable narrow coil guide provide for a smooth material handling. With our new mechanical or automated band-loop-optimisation, the customer has the opportunity to utilise his production area even more efficiently. Coil-weight from 100 to 12,000kg, stock width from 50 to 1500mm and stock gauge of 0.1mm up to 6.0mm are possible. A multiplicity of options enables our customers to find the perfect combination.

www.bsa-maschinen.de

ERICH BEISELE STANZTECHNIK, D, 27-J31

BURKHARDT GMBH, D, 27-D23

Burkhardt will show their completely modernised automatic punching machine line ebu STA-G. This machine line is available in sizes from 630 up to 10,000kN of press force and with useful table dimensions up to 5 m. The advantage of the modernised machine type is an optimised construction of cast iron columns. The extremely rigid design permits high precision punching and forming. Apart from the reinforcement of the press body, the reduction of table and ram deflection with no change in material input as well the increase of the tool life have been important factors. The Burkhardt production range covers the complete process chain of the forming technology and ebu automatic punching machines are offered in three types for different applications: heavy welded steel construction mainly for mono-bloc version, mediumscale version for use with lower press forces at high working capacity and the construction of pre-stressed cast iron columns covering the greatest range of application. The design is based on a modular structure to achieve quick and economic assembly, commissioning as well as service performances. The ebu strip feeding systems incl. electronic roll feed, precision straightening machine and coiler are the ideal supplementary equipment for the automatic punching machines of sizes from 63 t to 1,000 t. Furthermore C-frame eccentric presses of 400kN to 4,000kN of cast iron or welded

AWA ADVANCED WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION OY, FIN, 27-A52

AWA is an internationally known supplier of fully automated warehousing systems for the paper and steel industries. AWA also designs and supplies turn-key systems for the beverage and food industries but also for special applications in other industries. The extensive experience in the steel and paper industries provides a good basis for operations. There are practically no limitations for the systems: 30 ton coils, 10 ton paper rolls. AWA prescribes to the principle that all necessary functions in the systems should be available from one source. The deliveries include racks, stacker cranes, computer control systems, erection and start-up services by in-house specialists. Whenever conveyor or packaging systems are needed, the scope of the delivery can be widened with the parent company Pesmel's products. AWA references can be presented e.g. in Scandinavia, Central Europe, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, China, and the USA. www.awaoy.fi

Punching machine 630kN overhauled: Erich Beisele Stanztechnik specialises in modernisation and overhaul of punching machines and eccentric presses. The business partners of the company founded in 1988 include well-known companies in Germany and other parts of Europe, who have their reliable punching machines updated both mechanically and electrically. We also carry out repairs, maintenance and safety checks, as well as selling reconditioned punching machines. www.beisele.de

Welcome to the world of Bruderer. At EuroBLECH Bruderer emphasises its innovative strengths as a leading manufacturer of high precision stamping machines and has several surprises in store in Hanover for all visitors. Bruderer has made itself a name particularly in the connector and electronic industries. The fact that not only speed, but above all precision, repetitive accuracy and process safety, are decisive criteria for high performance will be demonstrated on two applications which seem to be rather

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steel frame are produced for different applications. Table presses of nominal press forces of 6 to 12 tons round off the ebu programme. www.burkhardt-bayreuth.de

DIEFFENBACHER GMBH + CO. KG, D, 27-D16

During EuroBLECH Dieffenbacher, together with the subsidiaries ASA Anlagen- und System-Automation and Karle + Jung Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau, will present a comprehensive range of products and services for the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as for any other fields of metal forming. As a leading manufacturer of press systems and completely automated production lines, Dieffenbacher offers overall concepts including flexible and time-saving die change systems. As a special highlight during this exhibition, Dieffenbacher invites you on a virtual tour of the inside of the press. This will be a vivid interactive experience of the world of presses and production processes using in 3D technology as well as dynamic motion sequences. ASA will inform you about innovative solutions developed for the automation of hydraulic and mechanical presses as well as for production and assembly lines. With these systems, the motions of transfer and press slide are synchronised, leading to an increased output. The ASA range of products includes press automation by industrial robots, 2-axial and 3-axial transfer systems, walking beams, linear robots as well as innovations in the field of drive and control technique. Karle + Jung will present innovative die technology for a wide range of applications, e.g. for household goods and gastronomy (stainless steel sinks, steam ovens, stove plates), the automotive industry (aluminium trims, running-board embellishers, silencers, fuel tanks) as well as for industrial equipment (heat exchangers, gas tanks, machined parts). www.dieffenbacher.de

DINOSAURIER WERKZEUGE GMBH, D, 27-C37

ECKARDT UMFORMTECHNIK GMBH, D, 27-E55

CAPMAC S.R.L., I, 27-G02

Thanks to the research work carried out in collaboration with Politecnico of Milan and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, the integration of optical systems based on cameras, robots and machine tools could be developed in a very original and advanced way. There are many fields of application of these technologies: general parts assembly, parts loading on operating machines, etc. Thanks to the flexibility of the Capmac system, different components are not required, any templates or positioning equipment in the assembly process. The entire geometry of the parts is automatically recognised by cameras which pass all the information on to operate the handling robot. An interesting application of these technologies has been realised within the field of joining handles to frying pans. A robot brings a pan from a conveyor and places it on to a riveting machine. The handles are put randomly on a conveyor belt, a camera recognises their geometry, drives the robot picking up each handle and positions it on the frying pan on the riveting machine. The riveting cycle starts, joining the parts with rivets being set in sequence. The advantages of this application are: fast changeover, excellent riveting quality, fast cycle.

DI.GI.EMME S.R.L., I, 27-E65

www.capmac.it

CATTANEO S.R.L., I, 27-B20

Cattaneo will exhibit a new compact coil line CDSF4800, with decoiler 5 Tons and straightener/feeder 800x4mm. It was designed to obtain the maximum flexibility and the best performances for our Swedish customer in the motor vehicles sector. The compact coil line is engineered according with the most modern technologies; it will use a Siemens control system of the latest generation. www.lccattaneo.com

COPREN SRL, I, 27-J14

Since 1992 Copren has specialised in the automation of press shops in sheet metal forming. We have focused in particular on the loading and unloading of mechanical and hydraulic presses by feeders and robots. Furthermore, the transfer of stamping in transfer presses and press lines is part of our traditional expertise. Our company provides substantial experience in designing presses and related equipment, such as edge forming and trimming machines. All equipment is designed to meet the individual requirements of our customers. Copren robots, feeder and transfers are integrated into our clients' machinery in compliance with current safety legislation. Thus even older lines can be upgraded to meet latest industrial standards in safety and productivity. Our knowledge of presses, controls, automation and dies make us an ideal project partner for press users as well as press manufacturers all over the world. www.copren.com

For 30 years Digiemme has been a leader in the manufacture of transfer tooling of medium and small size. The extensive experience in this field of mechanics soon led to the design and construction of tools, transfer machines and complete turnkey systems. After the first transfer plant built in 1974, the evolution of mechanics and technological progress made possible the birth of other new transfer machine models, mechanical and later electro-mechanical. Today Digiemme introduces the new range of electronic transfer units for the transport of small to medium size parts to transfer dies with high performance (number of strokes similar to mechanical transfer). These transfer units are provided with continuous electronic setup of bar opening and pitch. The bars are moved through brushless motors and are totally controlled by electronics without any mechanical connection with the press. This guarantees great compatibility with mechanical and hydraulic presses: thanks to the absence of mechanical connections these machines can be mounted on most presses on the market, without the need of custom changes with a remarkable saving in economic terms. Moreover, the small dimensions offer the possibility of integration on small presses without particular modifications. The equipment is completed with a fully customisable computerised control, provided with touch screen for an easy setup and, where possible, saving up to 100 operating programmes. The 'closed-ring' control ensures precision of operation and safety: bar positions are constantly monitored to ensure the intervention of the alarm in every emergency guaranteeing safety for the operators and for the moulding plant.

Cleaning Made Easy. With the new pneumatic cleaning gun, Z-010, Dinosaurier-Werkzeuge offers a perfect and cheap alternative to the existing cleaning systems. Added to that the impuls-Cleaning-Pistol can clean places which are otherwise difficult to reach. It can be used in many fields where a better optical result is required, for example in the vehicle industry for cleaning the inside of doors, vehicle upholstery, car roofs, claddings, rims, etc. Due to micro-atomisation, the amount of cleaning fluid that is used and the cost incurred are minimal. The Z-010 works with air pressure. It only requires a pressure of 90L/min at 5bar or 150L/min at 8bar, which is very low, thus nearly every type of compressor can be used. The light new High-Tech Dinosaurier-Shrinker Stretcher The DINO Light Weight Champion. The new Dinosaurier Shrinker-Stretcher SG 1000 ZGN (also available as a combination model) is a revolution in the shrinker-stretcher field. The pliers are a special production from Dur-Aluminium, which is primarily used in the aircraft industry. This ensures that the pliers are not only highly robust but also have a low weight of only 2.8kg instead of the previous 5.2 kg. The pliers are therefore not only extremely flexible but can be operated over long time-stretches. These are delivered with the durable shrinker and stretcher tools in industrial quality for steel up to 2.0mm. The Universal Cutting Wonder from DINO: The new Dinosaurier universal shears TSU 200 UN will surprise you with their universal and flexible handy shape. With these manual shears you can cut metal up to 1.5mm in straight and rounded forms effortlessly without deforming the material. Above all, the cutting of inside or outside radius or contour shapes is performed in an unparalleled fashion.

Systems for metal forming technology. Lubrication- and dosing systems: Eckardt offers a wide range of lubrication-systems, including: - Felt-roller lubricators: they are the standard model for nearly every planned use, allowing application widths up to approx. 1,700mm. - The new ROTOL squeeze-on lubricators: They reach a tool life up to 100 times higher than that of felt-rollers. This technology with a new medium-feed-system can be considered for the use of high viscous lubricants that were out of question for any roller lubrication to date. They allow a very low application quantity for less consumption and a more environmentally friendly handling. Both lubrication systems can be installed in coil manufacturing plants as well as blanks if a drive unit is set in. - Spray chambers: They cover up a lubrication width up to 4500mm and can be combined with different control-units up to a Windows based PC-unit. Different spray nozzles offer a demand-orientated use. Beginning with the miniature spray-valve SD-17 for the use in very confined spaces there are the standard spray-valves SD20 and SD-25 that cover a wide range of spray applications and the patented automatic spray-valve SDA-30. It offers the possibility to spray different amounts of lubricant within one spraying stripe for economical use. - Automation: Manufactured are blank-loaders, conveyor belts and centring-units.

www.eckardt-gmbh.de

EFD INTERNATIONAL INC., GB, 27-B36

Modular sheet lubrication system - uniform wetting with 90% oil savings. The MicroCoat® MC800 lubrication system relies on the 'Low volume - low pressure' technology which creates a delicate film of oil without the formation of mist or loss of lubricant. The system has been specifically designed for high speed presses.

www.dinosaurier-werkzeuge.de

DME NORMALIEN GMBH, D, 27-E07

D-M-E die sets and standard tool components: Steel die sets with/without stripper plate; structured frameworks, welded constructions; precision ground flat steel; prefabricated progressive die sets with stripper plate; guide systems; punches and piercing die bushes; components for tool manufacture; die springs made of steel, rubber and elastomer; nitrogen die systems; gas spring systems; casting resins and chemical auxiliaries; guide elements. www.dme.net

www.efd-inc.com

EMG PRESSEN - LONG SA, F, 27-J54

AUTOMATIC-SYSTEME DREHER GMBH, D, 27-H52

www.digiemme.it

DIMECO ALIPRESSE, F, 27-H54

When discovering the new Flexipunch, you will reduce your production cost from 10 to 30%. The latest member of the Dimeco range, Flexipunch is the new flexible punching line with a 6-axis numerical control unit for coils up to 4mm thickness. A real improvement on the famous Flexipress already produced more than 100 times and sold in 20 different countries, Flexipunch is the ideal solution for the production of part families of 1,250mm max. width and without any length limit. Operating with steel but also aluminium and pre-coated steel, it widens your range of manufactured products in unparalleled economical conditions. With the new Flexipunch you can combine the NC punching flexibility together with the advantages of sheet metal coils. Combined straightener-feeder 'Micropro': up to 50% floor saving. For steel stock up to 800 MPa, 4.3mm max. wall thickness, 1325mm coil width. Micropro straightener-feeders combine two machines in one. Their straightening capacities are identical to the regular straighteners from which their mechanical design comes. The associated Siemens Simo-Star control system enables to reach speeds up to 150SPM. Micropro and relevant uncoiler are combined in short line, space saver or rear loop arrangements. 3 Top straightening rolls (dia. 100mm) are independently adjustable and as standard, the 4 pinch rolls (2 inlet and 2 outlet) have a sand-blasted and chrome-plating surface finish and are equipped with 'POR' device including pneumatic release of both top pinch rolls and motor torque shut-down for die-piloting.

CORNO MARCO ITALIA S.P.A., I, 27-F06

Corno Marco will present its most recent production lines and dies for cold forming of sheet metal and assembly, intended for the automotive, home appliances, HVAC, sanitary and electronics industries, etc. Photographs and videos of completely automated lines for the production and the full assembly of different products such as baskets, tubs and cabinets of washing machines, doors, cabinets and chassis of refrigerators and deep freezers as well as kitchen ovens will be shown. These lines offer great flexibility, producing different models per product with automated, real-time set-up and with high productivity, achieving outputs of up to six or seven finished products per minute. Different assembly systems are shown, e.g. welding, points seaming, linear seaming, circular seaming, both standard and reinforced, to take very severe stress. Such applications are possible even on complex shapes and different types of material like pre-painted, pre-coated and co-laminated steel, stainless and galvanised steel or aluminium. The automation and handling systems integrated into these lines are also the result of sophisticated technology and continuous improvements.

The modernisation of existing production lines offers the possibility to optimise manufacturing with reasonable economic investments. Compared to a retrofit, which only brings back the 'old' characteristics as they were at the time of the acquisition of the equipment to be repaired, modernisation will achieve increased productivity and/or a quality increase of the existing equipment. At the same time the risk of longer down time and loss of production is also minimised by a quicker availability of the 'new' spare parts. With a complete delivery programme Automatic-Systeme Dreher offers the modernisation of existing production lines in the field of metal forming. Depending upon the condition of individual components such as decoiler, straightening machine, roll feeder, etc., these can be kept in the modernised production line. In a recent case of the modernisation of an existing production line, a 15% reduction of the change-over times was achieved. The production rate was increased by 25-30% by the new features of the modernised production line. Beyond that, the production line is now in technically up-to-date condition and the up-time was improved substantially. To achieve this, the press and the decoiler were rebuilt, the straightening machine and the roll feeder were replaced, the mechanical transfer unit was replaced by a freely programmable CNC servo transfer.

Long-EMG Presses displays its latest 80t mechanical press. More powerful, more reliable, this new press is equipped with many innovations as standard, including: pneumatic unblocking for the stroke adjustment, hydraulic rod adjustment, bottom dead centre slider hydraulic unblocking, balancing cylinders, automatic and centralised lubrication. Technical details: variable travel from 8 to 120mm, swan-neck depth 300mm, clear height 400mm, table size 850x600x70mm, weight: 5,200kg, CE certificate. The range of EMG presses includes: manual, impactor, pneumatic, hydraulic workshop, hydropneumatic presses. www.emgpresses.com

MASCHINENFABRIK EXNER GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-H01

We have been manufacturing hydraulic presses for 50 years and are the reliable partner for the automotive industry, its suppliers and other metalworking industries. Exner presses are used for production as well as tool making. We work on individual projects based on the customers' requirements. High operational availability and precision, fast drives as well as most modern hydraulic and electronic equipment are characteristics of Exner presses. Feel the quality! Let our exhibited machines convince you. A production and tool-testing machine will be demonstrated.

www.cornomarcoitalia.com

www.dimeco-alipresse.com

www.dreher.de

www.exner-pressen.com

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FAGOR ARRASATE S. COOP., E, 27-J41

of entire constructions enables fast product planning and structure analysis, easy coordination and management of information transferable straight to production. Usability - Customised usability-plans remove bottlenecks and ensure maximum usability of production facilities, while new line and production management systems (AMS and Eclipse) improve followup/analysis and productivity. Framing - An integrated system for constructing sheet metal frame buildings, from design software to storage with optional Individual Framing Machines. Profiling - Roofing and cladding roll forming lines with outstanding quality and functionality, in particular in tile roofing and load-bearing profiles. Automatic Insulation Panel lines with rock wool and polyurethane cores increase product supply and are realized as partnership projects with reliable partners. Coil Processing - Customised, separate cutting and slitting lines or flexible combined lines reduce dependence on steel service centres. Custom Materials Raw material expertise and training services with material technology experience (steel metallurgy, corrosion and coatings - HDG, Galfan, Pural, Hiarc, new mattpolyester). www.formiatech.com - Logistics: racking systems, cabinets, metallic containers - Energy: armour-bars, cable trays, tray-supports, ceiling lamps... - Transport: guard-rails, truck chassis, truck frame, mud guards... A year ago we decided to develop a smaller kind of rollforming line, called 'Compact', constituted by a single frame supporting the whole punching, rollforming and cutting devices. For this purpose we founded GASEM (Gasparini Euro Machinery), our subsidiary, which is developing these smaller and cheaper lines for thicknesses from 0.15 to 2.00mm - following the same criteria of quality that have inspired Gasparini since the beginning. This way we have now achieved effective competitiveness in this part of the market. The continuous research and development in innovative ideas enables us to guarantee quality (we are ISO 9001:00 certified) and to develop fully automated systems utilising the latest technologies. Since we supply special lines, our design is based on customer's needs, with the aim of finding case by case the most costeffective solution. If you have any requirement concerning rollforming, we invite you to send us details about your projects (drawings and/or technical details of the profile to be realised, type and details of the material to be processed, etc.) so that we can suggest the best solution possible. www.gasparini-spa.com

HAULICK + ROOS GMBH, STANZ- UND UMFORMAUTOMATEN, D, 27-F15

Fagor Arrasate will present its latest technology in Electronic Crossbar Transfer. The new transfer system has been developed for stamping parts in tandem press lines, for example typical parts such as side panels, roofs, hoods, doors (one, two or four per stroke). A development aimed at improving productivity and thus reduce part cost. The concept of the Electronic Crossbar is based on a totally modular design with rails travelling on fixed guides which are mounted on the press structures. It provides the system with greater reliability, accuracy and requires less maintenance. Moreover, changeover time is greatly reduced. Another benefit is its adaptability to any press line, regardless of the distances between presses. The presses making up the line are electronically synchronised by means of a system that controls their position in relation to each other and with respect to the electronic crossbar's arms. This enables the press line to operate continuously with the resulting advantages in terms of maintenance and energy savings. Key facts: achieves rates of 17spm with a pitch of 4,200mm, eliminates idle stations, thereby reducing costs and the space required between presses, includes any type of movement and positioning. 6 degrees of freedom, Fagor's 'Path Study' software enables the end user to determine travel of the blank to optimise and verify motions, and prevent collisions with the die components. Additionally, the software reduces commissioning time for new parts, and determines individual and total line rates, changing of the integrated vacuum-cup-holder bar together with the moving bolster. www.fagorarrasate.com

FRECH GMBH, D, 27-A61

Buying second-hand machines is a matter of trust Founded in 1945 by Karl Frech and with Ms Nicole Frech as its 3rd generation manager, the company can look back on over 50 years of business tradition in the town of Sinsheim near Heidelberg in the German Baden region, quickly and easily accessible from all directions. Sinsheim is located on the A6 motorway, one hour's drive from the airports of Frankfurt/Main and Stuttgart. Frech specialises in dealing with used machines (rolling mills, roller levellers, cut-to-length and slitting lines, roll forming lines, coilers and decoilers, roll grinding machines, tube straightening machines and presses). In an area of more than 6,000m2 of halls and retail floor space we display a range of over 300 second-hand machines which are in full working order and, for the most part, fit for demonstration. So Frech are the people to see when you want to reduce your capital costs and increase your machinery's economic efficiency. Repair and distribution of machinery is implemented in an expert manner, sometimes with the help of mechanics provided by the original equipment manufacturers. Our experienced team has acquired an excellent reputation in the sector of second-hand machines. We are and shall remain committed to make every effort to live up to this reputation also in the future.

GPA-JAKOB GMBH & CO. PRESSEN AUTOMATION KG, D, 27-H21

Precision stamping presses providing a press force from 250 up to 4,000kN including the requisite peripheral devices. The product range includes mechanically driven precision stamping and forming presses in a four post design with double connecting rod: Precision high speed stamping presses with press forces from 250 up to 1,600kN, tool areas from 760 up to 2,000mm and strokes per minute up to 1,300 1/min. Precision stamping and forming presses with press forces from 250 up to 4,000kN, tool areas from 760 up to 2,500mm and strokes per minute up to 400 1/min. At EuroBLECH we present two precision stamping presses of the new generation with impressive technical innovations and an excellent price/efficiency ratio. With these new products we give you an insight into how you can step up the precision of your stamping process with the premium technology of the Haulick + Roos precision stamping and forming presses. www.haulick-roos.de

HEDIN LAGAN AB, S, 27-C35

The Hedin Lagan die splitter/die separator enables one person to safely split and service a die set in a safe, controlled and repeatable manner. The die splitter is manufactured with capacity of tool weight and dimension from 2,000 up to 60,000kg, and with left/right table sizes of 1 up to 6m. We customise the die splitter to your needs. Other products in the Hedin Lagan range include coil carts, die lifters and various quick die change systems. www.hedin.se

FEINTOOL TECHNOLOGIE AG, CH, 27-H33

Feintool Fineblanking Technology, working in close cooperation with long-standing clients, has developed a new fineblanking press that breaks fresh ground in terms of operating costs and tool technology. This press - the HFAplus LT with extended tool table - is being unveiled at EuroBLECH. The HFAplus LT concept has been designed with a broad range of applications in mind. To ensure that this range corresponds to actual requirements, close contact with leading fineblanking firms was maintained throughout the development period. Hence the positive verdict when the first LT press was rolled out in front of a number of key clients at the beginning of this year. A key feature of the new HFAplus LT fineblanking presses is the extended tool table: its length has been almost doubled. This increases the number of parts produced per stroke and the number of cutting orders per tool. As a result, production costs per part can be reduced and the range of fineblanking applications expanded. The die space has been designed in such as way as to permit customisation - thus also enhancing flexibility. The main benefit is the significantly greater area of the vee-ring and counterforce rams. Depending on the overall plan, these can even be freely positioned - a quantum leap in toolbuilding flexibility. Thanks to this innovation, Feintool has again demonstrated its leadership in fineblanking and forming. www.feintool.com

www.frech-maschinen.de

CESARE GALDABINI S.P.A., I, 27-G07

HERION SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH, D, 27-F08

FLEX AP GMBH, D, 27-E05

flexControl is a control system for punching and forming processes which helps to reduce cycle times and material costs. The introduction of the control system is straightforward and a very economical solution for integrated production management. Online interfaces to existing ERP systems (e.g. SAP/R3, BAAN, etc.) are standard. flexAP is a single source supplier, providing planning, hard- and software plus programming and commissioning. www.flexap.com

The company was founded in 1890 and has for many years been a world leader in the manufacture of hydraulic presses for deep drawing operations. Press production started in 1930 and from then on more than 3,000 machines were supplied to Italian and European customers and many others all over the world. According to our customers they are very reliable and long-lived. In fact, we have 40-year-old machines still in operation. The production range comprises 30 models and 90 versions, all equipped with fully interactive numerical control units: - 4 column presses from 120 to 1,200t that, thanks to the use of FEM calculation systems, are designed with columns outside the table and grant 100% exploitation of working plan. - C-frame double and triple action presses from 40 to 250t, in normal, long, and extra-long version. Latest news: Automatic stamping line for the production of fire extinguishers controlled by remote workstation: Very high productivity: 400 half-shells per hour, extreme flexibility: the line is equipped for the production of 9 different sizes of fire extinguishers, from 1 to 12kg, electronic process control: dedicated software allows real time process control from a remote working station, working in extreme conditions: all the machines of the line and the dies have been designed and manufactured to work in conditions of very high humidity and temperatures of up to 55ºC, programmable alternate production: in order to avoid storage of great batches of half-shells after the process, the line is able to produce alternately one upper and one lower shell.

Automation Feeders - Fast and Flexible. For more than 35 years GPA-Jakob has specialised in automation systems for sheet-metal forming and solid-stock forming. The product range includes blank loaders, electronic transfers for transporting blanks through the press, stackers for finished parts, billet loaders, die removal arms and feeders. Automation feeders are used for feeding blanks and pre-formed parts to the press, interlinking presses and stacking blanks and finished parts. Thanks to their modular design, feeders can easily be customised. Additional axes, such as turning the parts during transport, can be integrated. The travels and the sequences of motions are freely programmable. In comparison with robots feeders they are above all characterised by higher speeds, which can even be increased by override drives. Accelerations of up to 30m/s are possible. The feeder shown above has a performance of 35 SPM with a feed travel of 1,400mm, a lift travel of 80mm and 90º turning. Feeders are compact automation systems requiring little space. GPA-Jakob feeders are equipped with stiff and solid guide and drive elements, automatic grease lubrication, a user-friendly and clear visualisation as well as optimised toolings. Feeders are being used successfully for the transport of different materials, where they often can replace expensive magnetic vacuum conveyors. The feeder shown at EuroBLECH is used for the gradual transport of parts within a press as an economically attractive alternative to the classic two-bar transfer system. www.gpa-jakob.de

GROSSMANN MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 27-G61

Product range: press upgrading, software controlled tools, development of tools, press feeders, conveyors/de-stackers, shears (standard shears, pivoting shears, high speed shears, shears for special purposes), multiple winders, handling systems. Exhibition news: Pivoting shears: The upper cutter bar is driven hydraulically as a rule, an electric servo drive pivots the shears. Examples for the operating efficiency: Pivoting angle: ±30°, exact positioning of pivoting angle: ±0.01°, max. pivoting time from 0° up to 30°: 0.6sec, cycle time for one cut: 0.7sec. High speed shears: We build these shears with a kinematics patented by our own with servo-hydraulic drive. Due to the sinusoidal movement it is guaranteed that the movement is equally and smooth. Time of cycle for a shear of a width of 1,250mm for a metal plate of 3mm is 0.05sec. Shears for special purposes: These shears are also designed and built according to our customer's requirements. For example: highly dynamic travelling rod shears, shears with an installed roller feed. www.grossmann.de

For decades we have designed and produced hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems as equipment for mechanical presses and similar machines. Electronic controlling systems complete our product range. With our know-how we provide our customers with a high level of competence in consulting, service and maintenance. Our delivery programme combines economics and safety on the highest level. All over the world press manufacturers and press operators appreciate our experience. Our image is built on troublefree, quick performance. A team of experienced specialists will be ready to assist you. Profibus module: 2 inputs separate for strain gains sensors, 1 input for SSI-incremental encoder, interface for profibus. Air actuated clutch/brake combination in multidisc design, wet running system: no hydraulic power station necessary, wear free. Hydraulic clutch/brake combination: synchronous torque transmission in special design: torque already exists during engagement of the clutch, no uncontrolled slide movement during engagement, good positioning of the slide during set-up. Quick control unit for roller feed: number of cycles up to 1000 strokes/min, excellent system stability, safe repetition of the settings.

www.herion-systemtechnik.de

HIDROTAM MACHINERY CO. LTD, TR, 27-J22

Hidrotam mainly produces hydraulically, pneumatically, mechanically operated and PLC controlled production lines, machines, apparatus and technical support systems. The product range includes cut-to-length lines, decoilers, straighteners, servo feeders, sheet material transfer units, automatic threading and drilling machines, special hydraulic presses, bending machines, transfer lifting machines, punching machines, fitting machines, assembly lines, sheet and metal forming machines, etc. which are used by international companies in the automotive, household appliances, automation and metal working industries. Hidrotam works to ISO9001 standards.

www.galdabini.it

FORMIA TECHNOLOGY GROUP OY, FIN, 27-B52

Smart sheet metal solutions. Formia aims to increase profitability, mainly in the construction-related sheet metal industry, using high technology to improve quality, production efficiency and usability and for designing new products. High technology is also used in product modelling and to enhance logistics and material knowledge. We provide competitive solutions through global outsourced manufacturing and efficient networking. Formia Solutions: Building Design - Powerful modelling

GASPARINI S.P.A., I, 27-B14

Gasparini is well known all over the world for being a leader in the field of highly flexible roll-forming and special lines. The company has experience in manufacturing a wide variety of roll-forming lines for thickness up to 10mm. Our machines, characterised by high productivity, automation and flexibility, have many different applications, including: - Construction: purlins, beams for metallic structures, metallic forms, false ceilings, gutters, pipes, corrugated profiles, sandwich panels

www.hidrotam.com.tr

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HILMA-RÖMHELD GMBH, D, 27-B40

system of the press was realised in the 'FLEXILINE' press. This press allows the user either to select low strokes at high speeds to cut and deform or high strokes at low speeds to do drawing operations, approaching and optimising the slow-down motion, if needed, with all resulting advantages in terms of quality and quantity of produced parts, life of dies and productivity of the automation. Press DM160: 1,600t; table dimensions 4,000x2,200mm; stroke 940mm; speed 4-25/min.

JULIUS MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 27-F13

www.imvpresse.it

ING YU PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO. LTD, TW, 27-E01

The company recently launched its Apex series, 'Straight Side Two-Plunger High-Speed Precision Press' and Saga series, 'Straight Side Dual-Guide-Post Press'. The Apex series features two-piece casting frames. The guide post holes are part of the bottom piece of the frame to ensure high vertical accuracy. For the 30-60ton, bearings are applied both at supporting and the connection rod to ensure smaller clearances and maintain high reciprocating accuracy of bottom dead centre. Four guide posts symmetrically absorb deflection during stamping. The posts, in combination with the static hydraulic bushing design, maintain the slide in the centre and make the clearance smaller. The quick access device, another Apex feature, allows the slide to be raised 70mm to help users quickly access tooling for tool or material troubleshooting and correction, such as material sticking, scrap jamming and so on. Users can then return the slide quickly to its original height. The Saga series features one plunger and two guide-posts for assuring slide parallel and vertical motion alignment to JIS special grade accuracy. Lubrication circulation of all parts runs mechanically, no lubrication pump is needed to lower the risk of breakdown. With the design of straight-side welding frame, frame deflection during stamping is eliminated (comparable with gap frame press).

The following new products and systems will be presented by HILMA-Römheld at EuroBLECH: Low cost clamping technology without misgivings. On the basis of the well-known robust hollow piston cylinder, the sliding clamp and the swing clamp, new clamping elements will be presented which are up to 25% lower in price without affecting the long service life and high quality. Swing sink clamp of the latest generation. For the first time the company will present a swing sink clamp at EuroBLECH, which, according to the manufacturer's statement, cannot be destroyed. A newly developed patented polygon swing mechanism guarantees maximum process safety. By means of a model prepared for the exhibition, all the benefits will be demonstrated. Newly developed die changing system, directly adapted to the press: This low-cost, space-saving drive system, developed on the basis of standard carrying consoles, can be easily fitted and is therefore well suited for retrofitting to existing presses and for new presses. Standard carrying consoles with a special pull-push drive mean accident-free, power and time-saving changing of dies of up to 10 tons. Completely new line of ball bars with variable spacing of balls. This is a low-cost alternative to the well-known standard bars. Innovation: Magnetic clamping technology for punching machines and presses. Hydraulic, mechanical and electro-mechanical clamping is well-known. We have identified and further developed another option; the magnetic plate with its full metallic surface makes costly standardisation of dies and clamping edge heights superfluous. A true benefit to the user! The complete line of the well-proven Wedge Clamp will also be shown. www.hilma.de

www.ingyu.com

INVERNIZZI PRESSE, I, 27-F41

HYWEMA-HEBEBÜHNEN GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-E70

Fully automated tool-change system for servicing two presses. HYWEMA® has developed a tool-change system for changing two tools or dies from a blanking press and an embossing press. To this end, it was necessary to develop a tool-change trolley which is capable of accepting up to three tools or dies and then to deliver these to the corresponding presses, located opposite each other, from both sides simultaneously. The system also takes into account the fact that the customer's standard tools and dies are collected from a fully automated tool or die store and are returned to it. In order to achieve the shortest possible tool-change times, the system is fitted with three tool locations. Each of these locations is equipped with a satellite carriage which is capable of accepting a tool weighing up to 16t. The satellite carriages are inserted into the press and retracted from it by means of push/pull beams. All the functions are PLC-controlled and normally run in automatic mode. They can, however, be manually operated. As one would expect, the installation and commissioning of the tool-change system at the customer's facility are included in the scope of supply.

From slitted edge to finished edge - machines to optimise the strip edge. Increasingly the users of metal strip are calling for greater precision in regard to the edges of the strip supplied. Only a 1/3 of the strips are cut - the rest is broken. The strip width is not precise and the edges are not clean. Julius strip edge trimming machines treat the edges of the strip by means of machining. Thanks to their compact size the machines can easily be integrated into existing lines. The quality of the strip edge is an important element to transform the strip into a finished product. When the edge has to be at the outside of a finished product (e.g. for curtain rails, gutters, shelves) the quality of the slitted strip edge does not correspond to the users' needs. Often, the users try to solve this problem by rolling the edge. This method presents the disadvantage that the burr is only rolled and can be detached during further production processes. In addition to that, the surface of the material will be changed and the strip width still is not precise. The strip edge trimming machine presented by Julius at EuroBLECH will treat the edges of wound strips by machining them. With this method, the burr will be cut off keeping the structure of the material. Even the closest tolerances of strip width will be respected. Thanks to its high flexibility concerning the use of the tools, the machine can achieve almost any kind of contour at the strip edge. Due to its modular construction the UNO strip edge trimming machine can easily be retrofitted to a DUO or even a TRIO strip edge trimming machine, so that the number of tools increase from 3 to 9. Recently, Julius developed the TRI-STEP System. This module makes it possible to adjust the back tools by motor. The touch screen is at the front side of the machines which facilitates the operator's job. This is of great importance when the strips are so large that a manual adjustment of the back tools becomes even harder. www.julius.de

distribution and easy absorption of fluids. At the same time, particles and residual dirt are also easily absorbed, resulting in perfect, scratch-free surfaces of the work pieces. JVM Rolls are available with outer diameters between 40 to 1,500mm, and in up to 8,000mm coating length. Using CNC-controlled machines, cylindrical, convex or concave grinding of the JVM Roll's covering surface is possible, depending on its application. JVM Squeegee/Wringer Rolls® for the Automotive Industry: The 3M special fibre covering of JVM Rolls ensures a highly even fluid distribution, enabling good control and very low film thickness of the residual oil film with the help of the JVM squeegee/wringer rolls. This assures consistent quality of the component, while extending the cleaning intervals of the deep draw dies. The film's thickness can be varied by adjusting the contact (nip) pressure of the JVM squeegee rolls. At the same time, the fibres absorb residual dirt easily, thus preventing scratching or marking of the blank or strip surfaces. JVM Squeegee/Wringer Rolls and JVM Entry Feed Rolls for the automotive industry are available with outer diameters between 150 and 600mm, and in up to 6,000mm coating length. Using CNC-controlled machines, cylindrical, convex or concave grinding of the JVM Roll's covering surface is possible, depending on its application. www.jvm-industries.de

KLEINER GMBH, D, 27-F15

Precision punched parts - high performance punching tools. The company was founded in 1985 and today employs some 140 qualified staff. Main products are strip punched parts, free-falling parts and 'Needle Eye' laser welding during the die-cutting process.

www.kleiner-gmbh.de

KOHLER MASCHINENBAU GMBH, D, 27-D10

JUNIOR S.N.C. DI CESCON L & C, I, 27-D71

150 ton transfer press type DGVL T2: The press is equipped with a link-lever system and reduced speed prior to reaching the work piece, with an automatic stroke speed change from 120 to 220mm, a special reduction gear permitting 10 to 150 strokes/min. The feeder has full electronic control and can be set to 120 or 240mm, resulting in either 18 stages and 120mm advance or 9 stages at 240mm advance. Coil width is 300mm max. and thickness is up to 3mm.

www.invernizzi.com

Our creativity is your advantage - we offer economical solutions and machines built to the customer's needs this is 'Kohler tradition' you can rely on. As a specialist for levelling and feeding technology we do the complete material handling at the press - from the coil to the finished part. Benefit from our experience of more than 5000 levellers and strip-feeding lines and more than 50 transfer units designed and built. The latest development of Kohler Maschinenbau comes from the field of feeding technology: the new 2-roller strip takeoff Muscle Feeder has a new pneumatic pilot release and two feed rollers, which are driven by a torque motor. The Muscle Feeder has the following advantages: - maintenance free and non-wearing pneumatic pilot release up to 600 strokes/min by dispensing with conventional cylinders - no mechanical transmission elements e.g. toothed wheels, gears, toothed belts etc. - automatic setting of strip thickness - large service stroke for fast cleaning of the feed rollers - adjustment of the pilot release stroke on the control cabinet.

JIER MACHINE-TOOL GROUP CO. LTD, PRC, 27-H42

With over 50 years' experience specialising in developing and producing metalforming equipment, JIER is now one of the largest press manufacturers in China. JIER's production line of metalforming equipment: tandem press lines, transfer presses, progressive presses, cold extrusion presses, toggle leveller presses, obi presses, press brakes, blanking lines, cut-to-length lines, slitting lines, tandem line automation systems (feeder and robot type), blank washers. JIER has supplied thousands of presses to the automotive industries and other users. Thanks to the trust of customers from North and South America, South East Asia and other areas, like General Motors, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Dana, etc, JIER supplied a large number of presses from 60 ton to 5000 ton to those customers. JIER Machine-Tool Group works together with its European sales and design partner, Schäfer-Control to supply customers with advanced technology and high quality at competitive prices. www.jiermt.com

www.kohler-germany.com

KOMATSU INDUSTRIES EUROPE GMBH, D, 27-D43

Since 1981 Junior has designed, manufactured and tested progressive, transfer and block dies for cold forming of sheet metal. It is well established in different sectors, such as the automotive and electrical household appliances. The technical office is completely automated and equipped with computers using CAD-2D and CAD3D softwares (Catia and Unigraphics), connected by cable to its CNC machine park. The metrologic room is equipped with an extremely modern system of 3D piece check, which allows the measurement of pre-series off-tool parts with the relative dimensional report. The pressing department (equipped with straightener coiling/uncoiling sets and mechanical/hydraulic presses up to 800 tons) enables the testing of dies (whose maximum dimensions are 3.300x1.500mm) and the production of pre-series samples. Junior is considered a dynamic and competitive company thanks to the experience and the competence gained in the years together with the highly qualified personnel. The continuous technological updating enables the firm to solve problems which are often at the limit of feasibility in order to meet the needs of national and international customers. www.juniorstampi.com New: Komatsu Hybrid AC Servo Presses: KIE (Komatsu Industries Europe) will distribute 5 versions in Europe, ranging from H1F 60 (60 tonnes) up to H1F 200. In a class by itself, the H1F provides unequalled accuracy and ever expanding uses. The machines offer a major increase in forming performance and productivity due to the free motion mechanism, and this extremely advanced press provides the optimal slide motion for any application. With repeatable accuracy in microns, the patented closed-loop NC system maintains height, regardless of running time. Provides outstanding performance in blanking and precision forming of sheet metal (Pat. pending). As clutch and brake are not used, maintenance costs are drastically reduced. Thanks to newly developed hybrid drive mechanism (Pat. pending), the H1F offers large capacity output with small motor and very low power costs. Running and set-up are nearly the same as with a mechanical press. The fear that 'NC is difficult to operate' is eliminated by the truly 'beginner-friendly' control. www.komatsu-industries.de

www.hywema.de

I.M.V. PRESSE S.R.L., I, 27-G55

ZHEJIANG JINGGONG SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD, PRC, 27-B52

Zhejiang Jinggong Science & Technology is a public company manufacturing steel structure machinery, such as h-beam welding lines, C&Z purlin machines, folders and slitters, slitting and cut-to-length machines, etc., building material machinery (such as PU line, roll forming machinery, tile forming machinery, etc.), textile machinery, machine tools, special trucks, cranes and axles. We have aligned ourselves with: Finland - Formia Technology Group, USA - Bradbury Group, Germany Gengen and Italy - SAIP. Our cooperative field includes steel structure machinery, building material machinery and engineering machinery. The company is also involved in industry management and continues to expand its global activities. Major products have been supplied all over the world, including Europe, U.S.A., Middle East, Asia and Africa. www.jgtec.com.cn

KUKA SCHWEISSANLAGEN GMBH, D, 27-E22

World Champion in Press Automation. KUKA has set new records for speed and load capability with the new generation of Transpressor, a robotic system specially designed for interlinking press lines. The most remarkable element is the carbon fibre boom arm which allows the robot's 6th axis to reach outwards as far as 1.75m. A rotational axis centred above the part being handled enables even large-sized pressed parts to be picked up and transferred from one press die to the next on a straight path. Clearly, the direct path is the shortest, and therefore fastest, connection between two points but this is not the only benefit the Transpressor offers. Acceleration of the 6-axis system to great motion speed by means of

I.M.V. Presse introduces a new mechanical press model with a performance that can match any user's requirement. The press is equipped with an innovative variable slowing-down system. It means that the 'Super Slow Motion' allows the user to choose the slowingdown point and length of time to slow down during the whole press cycle - or not to slow down at all. This is different from the traditional Link-Drive or toggle systems, which are rigidly connected to their slowingdown curve. The combination of the 'Super Slow Motion' solution with the electronic management and control

JVM INDUSTRIES GMBH, D, 27-D51

The 3M coverings of JVM rolls are made of thin, special non-woven synthetic fibres bonded with a flexible binding resin, specifically developed for this application. JVM rolls are porous, unlike rubber or polyurethane coated rolls. Therefore, the rolls remain resilient and resistant, also against cuts. On oiled strips, their frictional value is up to 40 times higher than that of rubber coated rolls. The covering ensures highly uniform squeeging/wringing performance and a uniform

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specially configured machine data and software modules makes rapid cycle times possible - an output of 12 parts per minute can be achieved with ease. The load-carrying capability of this new generation is also impressive. With a rated payload of up to 100kg, the Transpressor has sufficient reserve capacity to handle exceptionally large pressed parts such as side panels for vans.

LOCATELLI MECCANICA S.R.L., I, 27-E15

www.kuka.de

LAZER SAFE PTY LTD, AUS, 27-J62

At EuroBLECH Lazer Safe will be launching their latest press brake safety technology. The LZS-005 system combines operator guarding with the latest in imaging technology. A laser transmitter projects a block laser below the punch and a camera receiver captures and processes the images taken along the tools. The system then checks for an operator's fingers or hands entering the hazardous area between the tools. Images of the work piece can be taken and compared with the bend programme in the CNC to enable the system to safely bend different shape work pieces at high speed. The system can also process real time images to provide functions such as tool recognition and angle measurement. Bend correction information can be sent to the CNC and also display messages to the operator if a bend cycle needs to be repeated. The tool recognition function can compare the tools in the machine with the tools selected in the CNC and notify the operator if an incorrect tool set-up has been chosen. Coupled with the PCSS (Press Control Safety System), Laser Safe provides the World's only complete press brake technology package including programmable safety control, operator guarding, CNC communications and imaging system. www.lazersafe.com.au

- Drawing/stamping/production: from 1,000kN to 30,000kN - Hot forming automatic lines. - Die spotting: from 250kN to 5,000kN. - Forging (hot and cold calibrating, coining, preforming, trimming, etc.): from 1,000kN to 20,000kN - Plastic moulding/compression: from 2,000kN to 25,000kN In recent years, Loire Safe has also become a specialist in the production of lines of hydraulic presses for toolmakers ('try out'). www.loiresafe.com

MALUCHA, AXEL, MASCHINENBAU + STANZAUTOMATEN-SERVICE, D, 27-H15

We are your specialist for Raster-, Jelsingrad- and Essa automatic stamping presses. All from one supplier: - maintenance and repair of any type of automatic stamping presses - technical advice, sale and service of complete stamping units - modernisation and automation. - spare parts service - second hand machines and new machines ith accessories - service, UVV examination and after sales service. - new control units.

MABU-PRESSEN AG, D, 27-H24

www.stanzautomaten-malucha.de

MAWI GMBH, D, 27-F07

LEIFELD METAL SPINNING GMBH, D, 27-J21

Leifeld Metal Spinning is a global leader and trusted company in the development and manufacture of metal spinning machines. The customer-driven technology development results in the most advanced metal spinning machine tools and software, ensuring the highest degree of machine flexibility. Consequently the current '100' series of metal spinning machines comprising 10 standard models has been developed. There is a standard technologically highly advanced spinning machine available for every application, supported by state of the art spinning software and the offline programming software Leifeld-OPUS. During EuroBLECH the smallest and most economical PNC 106 heavy-duty spinning machine with combined PNC/CNC control will be demonstrated. PNC 106 - the perfect 'starter' model - is equipped with a four-station tool turret. With this tool turret forming jobs can be carried out in an even more universal way and also complicated work-pieces can be produced in one set-up. The complete machine is mounted on a central steel plate, ready-connected. No special installation or foundation work is required. The very solid machine design enables dimensionally true thin-walled workpieces to be produced without vibrations at high forming speeds. The PNC 106 machine is used for forming pewter, copper, brass, aluminium, sheet steel and high-grade steel.

Hydraulic presses - operating flexibility and low cost-per-part. The new Locatelli press maximises versatility. Based on an all-welded box section, versions with either 150 to 6,500kN ram force are available. The modular concept allows the basic version to be converted to a latest technology, full-CNC press. Advanced technology, optimised performance/price ratio, modern design - the result of many years of solid experience in press manufacture, and close collaboration with demanding, standard-setting users. - High flexibility - Freedom to use large, complex tools: the roomy tool space and wide setting ranges for the ram stroke and feed steps remove all tooling constraints. - Stamping, bending, deep-drawing - all operations on the same machine. - Speed control: to push output right to the limit. - Feed-units to maximise productivity: unwinders, strengtheners, loaders, etc. - Longer life for both the tools and the entire machine, due to the cooler running resulting from the lowfriction roller pads guiding the ram accurately along its full length. - Minimised maintenance time, due to the built-in, loaddependent lubrication system. - Fast feed-step adjustment to suit the new tool. - Push-button controlled, forward/backward tool positioning. - CNC for fully automatic tool setting. More comfort, less stress, bring better efficiency - Table height and leg room optimised for standing and sitting. - Tools are protected against damage by the steplessly adjustable hydraulic overload system.

www.locatellimeccanica.com

LOESER GMBH, D, 27-A47

Machines for grinding, polishing, brushing and deburring. Superfinishing technology, including automatic equipment - up to Ra = 0.004µm. www.loeser.com

mabu, one of the most inventive press manufacturers in the world will present at EuroBLECH a new further development of the CNC-Automatic-Precision-Press. As the pathfinder of proven knee-lever-technology with patented stroke setting mabu-pressen has the widest experience. On the basis of this experience mabu pressen have created a new design engineering of their CNC-Automatic-Precision-Press called VS501 XL (Pressing force 500 kN). The outstanding features are: - A completely new, functional and user-friendly design - Modular concept - several customer specifications can be realised in a short time without problems and very cost-efficient - Much extended tool area of nearly 1,200mm(!!) distance between the columns - Optimised mass balancing through 'horizontal-slidertechnology' - Adjustment of stroke and ram with a new clutchsystem - hydraulic pump no longer required - As a result of further mechanical development, the stroke-adjustment for all stroke lengths ensures a constant BDC without the need for additional adjusting; this also applies to the feeding time of a mechanical feeder. All existing advantages of 'VS-Technology' are included in the new further development such as: - No need for a recirculation oil lubrication system, so the work area is absolutely clean and dry - Eccentric shaft completely supported in roller bearings, with the ram running in backlash-free pre-loaded linear roller bearing guides - mabu CNC-Automatic-Precision-Presses satisfy customer's needs with the advantages of quick, precise and reproducible change-overs afforded by the modern industrial PC-control system used. The outcome: fast production + speedy tool changes.

MAWI specialises in overhauling, automation and trading of second hand presses. In the range `new machines' MAWI is the official sales and service base of KOMATSU servo presses as well as INGYU high-speed automatic punching machines. MAWI services about 1,500 presses worldwide in terms of accessories, maintenance and spare parts. Overhauling and modernisation offers the possibility to adapt and modify the press to user requirements. Reconditioned presses have a convincing cost-performance ratio and are available on short call. That means that professional overhauling and upgrading makes a second hand press the commendable alternative to new equipment. A team of experienced engineers, foremen and service technicians are at hand for MAWI's international customers to solve their individual pressing, blanking and automation tasks. Due to our in-house spare part production and our specialised stock for mechanical presses, the spare parts for defect presses can be produced and delivered unbureaucratically and quickly. Having a selected pool of used presses and technically high-quality new machines MAWI can even offer overhauled presses as a substitute for worn out ones. MAWI service has a good reputation. Our technicians solve customers' mechanical or electrical tasks, deliver and assemble spare parts for press lines and design individual automation systems for customer applications. Of course, we also do standard field service and safety inspections. www.mawi-gmbh.de

MF PRESSES GMBH, D, 27-F07

www.mabu.de

LOIRE SAFE, E, 27-D39

MÄRKISCHE STANZ-PARTNER NORMALIEN GMBH, D, 27-D03

www.leifeldms.com

CHRISTOPH LIEBERS GMBH + CO. KG, D, 27-C19

For the past 34 years Christoph Liebers has been supplying specialised tool and die sets mainly to customers in southern Germany. The company is known for its short delivery times, great reliability and fair prices. The production of tools for Bihler equipment has been expanded to supply the international markets, with exports to the USA, France and Switzerland. Christoph Liebers has been certified to DIN/ISO 9001:2000.

www.liebers.de

Since 1962 Loire Safe has manufactured hydraulic presses and fitted the latest technology both in hydraulics and electronics. Loire Safe offers the complete manufacturing process: design, heavy machining, assembly, having specialists in all the fields as well as after sales support for servicing customer needs all over the world. Loire Safe has become a specialist in hydraulic presses for the following processes: - Try-out/prototypes: from 1,000kN to 30,000kN

Märkische Stanz-Partner develop and distribute a whole range of die sets and related components, including: - Die sets in standard and special sizes from 125x125mm up to 3,000x6,000mm. - Guiding elements in various designs for different applications. - Punches with an extensive line of various geometries, standard or per customer requirements. - Nitrogen springs - huge range of different sizes and designs for almost unlimited applications, System NitroCyl, listed in the German automotive industry. - Gas-spring-systems by Hyson (Cleveland, USA), one of the world market leaders in the field. - Mechanical springs in ISO und US measurements and colour codes. - Supporting technical components like pneumatic part transporters, sling- and lifting gear and similar.

MF Presses is the official agent and service partner for Chin Fong mechanical presses. Based on some 40 years of experience in operating, trading, modernisation, spare part production, service and automation of mechanical second hand presses of any kind, MF Presses is a qualified and experienced partner for metal forming projects. Customers benefit from the cooperation with Chin Fong, a world-wide leader in press manufacturing. Chin Fong is a prosperous company with a fine tradition going back to 1948. Chin Fong presses in particular offer outstanding cost effectiveness, excellent quality and exemplary after sales service. Chin Fong presses have outstanding technical features and can also be delivered customised, for instance with Siemens S7 or Pilz control. Feeders, coilers and straighteners or transfer feeders are of course also available. By choosing MF Presses customers opt for quality, cost effectiveness, competence and service from one single source.

www.mfpresses.de

MÜLLER WEINGARTEN AG, D, 27-F23

Müller Weingarten presents intelligent optimisation tools for the entire press spectrum. As well as showcasing various new press models, Müller Weingarten will focus on two main topics at this year's EuroBLECH: PressTuning made by Müller Weingarten and virtual worlds.

www.maerkische-stanz-partner.de, www.msp-n.de

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PressTuning is derived directly from the successful SynTEC technology and offers customers attractive options for integrating existing installations into highperformance production networks. Müller Weingarten has drawn on all of its automation and control knowhow gained through its SynTEC activities and made the necessary adaptations, the aim being to offer customers a complete retrofitting package. Whether it be front-ofline modules, end-of-line modules or the required automation and control systems, each component is technologically sophisticated and has proven itself time and time again in tough real-world applications. Together with the tools for digital simulation and virtual press start-up, customers receive intelligent optimisation solutions which offer them greater reliability, enhanced performance and a faster means of adding value. Informative presentations focusing on the new technologies and successful real-world examples round off the metalforming technology leader's programme for this year's EuroBLECH. Müller Weingarten is the only plant and machinery manufacturer in the world to combine the three key areas of expertise at the heart of metalforming - metalworking, forging and diecasting technology - under one roof, the main beneficiary being the automotive industry. With its vast portfolio, the company is a hub of production technology for vehicle powertrain, chassis and body components. In addition to its German sites in Weingarten, Esslingen, Erfurt and Remscheid, the Müller Weingarten Group has subsidiaries in China, the US, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, France, Spain and the Czech Republic, as well as service outlets all over the world.

OEMB S.A., CH, 27-D42

easily interchangeable for quick modifications. Coated, profiled, and collared feed rolls are available as options. MINI: The existing Mini Servo Roll Feed Product Line has been modified significantly. Strip thicknesses up to 2mm are now available. A new and stronger motor generation is now included. As before, a low-cost control is standard, but the multi-purpose controls of the larger feeder product lines are optional. MEDIUM: The new Medium Product Line has three different drive variations with different corresponding performances to match exactly the customer's requirements. The three variations 'Basic', 'Standard' and 'Heavy-Duty' can cover a wide range of strip widths and thicknesses. MAGNUM: The Heavy-Duty Servo Roll Feeder is available for thicker material up to 10mm and for strip widths up to 1,200mm. This feeder is robust and rugged in mechanical design and size. Extra large feed rolls are installed. www.pa.com

acceleration ramps can all be programmed. Of course, all the servo-axes can be operated manually, either individually or in groups, which may be necessary, for example, when setting up tooling.

www.post-maschinen.de

PRESSE ROSS SPA, I, 27-C22

www.mueller-weingarten.de

NEFF-PRESSEN WALTER NEFF GMBH, D, 27-F51

At EuroBLECH Neff-presses presents, among other things, details of a 1000 ton production-presses for pressure hardening. The new Neff press is notable for its specially developed high-dynamic speed control system dynamisV® and is also suitable for cold forming thanks to , an integrated die cushion. The Neff press is integrated into a complete warm transforming line, where several robots serve the furnace as well as the press and/or the sliding table. Walter Neff GmbH is based in Karlsruhe and was founded in 1948. Over 6,000 of its presses from 25 to 25,000kN - are in successful service in various countries throughout the world. The company's product range comprises hydraulic presses for sheet and massive metal forming, pulsating blank holder (PBH®) technology, plastic forming and monitored and documented assembly processes. In addition to the design and development of new machines and systems with accompanying technical support, it also offers services such as official safety inspections, preventive maintenance, assembly and repair work and upgrades and modifications to all hydraulic presses.

Its desire to explore new paths led OEMB to invest in the creativity of designers able to reinterpret all the recognised qualities of TENSOL/OEMB bending machines, resulting in ORIGAMI, a new benchmark in the sector. OEMB engineers planned ORIGAMI to very strict project criteria, respecting the aesthetic and functional aspects of a design that emphasises its great robustness and ease of use. These same criteria are also guaranteed to characterise any work place that installs ORIGAMI. OEMB's experience and Nexus Design's creativity combined result in a new generation of bending machines: reliability and an exclusive formal aspect in line with the consolidated tradition of TENSOL® bending-machines. OEMB's willingness to explore new grounds led them to commit the research and development of new functional and aesthetic solutions to the Swiss Nexus Design with the aim of consolidating a new point of reference in the sector. ORIGAMI bending machines are manufactured using advanced technologies that respect EC regulations and stand out for their ease of installation, unmatched flexibility and reduced maintenance costs. Available in versions from 4 to 12 metres in length, with a bending capacity for sheet steel from 1.25 to 4mm and an infeed depth of 1,100, 1,250 and 1,500mm. www.oemb.ch

PBK-AUTOMATION GMBH & CO., D, 27-B42

A full range of automation equipment for punching and blanking: Camera controlled parts alignment, including dimension checking and surface inspection. PBK also supplies automation equipment for key areas of sheet metal working, including coil processing, transfer units and accessories. A complete production line will be introduced at EuroBLECH. www.pbk-automation.de

PESMEL OY, FIN, 27-A52 OPTIMA SPANNTECHNIK, D, 27-H21

For 30 years Optima Spanntechnik has specialised in the development and the production of clamping systems for forming presses and special machines in the cutting and particularly in the non-cutting industry. The product range covers mechanical and hydraulic, as well as electromechanical and hydromechanical clamping systems. Optima also offers slide lock systems and hydraulic accessories, as for example hydraulic units or electrical controls. At EuroBLECH Optima will present the Electro-Mechanical Clamping Nut Type ESM and the Mechanically Locked T-Bolt Clamp Type MHKZ, both with Positioning Unit type HFS. Various products will be presented on a simulated machine bed with T-slots, such as the hydraulic clamp unit HEE, the T-bolt clamp HKZ, the hydraulic clamping strip HSL and also the hydromechanical block clamp unit PDV. Innovations for the steel industry. For the past ten years, Pesmel has been doing pioneering work on the development and automation of the finishing end of the production chain in steel mills e.g. the through-the-eye wrapping system with automated film roll changing, a body-wrapping technique for coils and a packaging system for sheet bundles. In addition, many smaller devices and modifications have been developed for various stages of the system. In Pesmel systems, product weight can vary from a thousand kilos to 36 tons. When delivering customer-tailored systems, flexible solutions are an important issue. With Pesmel packaging systems several different packaging films or paper can be used to wrap the same product at the same wrapping station. In addition to packaging films or paper, different kinds of extra protection, e.g. board headers, corner protection, lids, ground timbers and pallets, can also be applied automatically to the product, if required. Common to all development projects at Pesmel is the desire to design and manufacture automated systems for heavy duty and high capacity operations. Pesmel conveyor systems like packaging systems are made for steel plates and coils. They are easy to maintain and the life-time cycle is from 20 to 30 years. We aim to offer you the whole solution from one reliable supplier, Pesmel Material Flow-How.

The Omera-Presse Ross Group (founded 1998) is able to satisfy almost all requests from the blanking, stamping and drawing world. Presse Ross offers a wide range of products: rear column presses from 200 to 3,150kN and lateral column presses with 1, 2 and 4 connecting rods, from 630 to 10,000kN. Besides traditional machines, Presse Ross offers its presses with - automatic stroke change, - slower motion of the slide at BDC, 'Soft Blanking' type, suitable for blanking, stamping and small drawing work - slower motion of the slide, 'Link Drive' type, suitable for stamping and medium drawing work All presses in the Presse Ross range can be equipped with pneumatic, mechanical and electronic feeders, with automatic feeding lines, mechanical and electronic transfers, robots and manipulators of each type. At EuroBLECH Presse Ross will present a lateral column mechanical press type '250 R1M1S8/SB', with Soft Blanking with slow motion of the slide near the BDC and equipped with electronic transfer.

www.presseross.com

www.neff-pressen.com

PSN, D.O.O., SLO, 27-G62

As a competent partner, we have the right solution for our customers - for take-up and pay-off strips and for straightening and feeding. We handle the complete materials handling process at the press, from the coil to the blanking. Customers' wishes are included through creative transposition, for an economical and userfriendly complete solution which is in line with the local requirements. Our compact construction of coilerstraightener-combinations on a base frame makes it possible for our customers to optimise their production processes. Different coiler- and straightenercombinations are possible. Frequency-drive, with groundcontact-circuit and ultrasound-sensor, with adjustable narrow coil guide provide for a smooth material flow. With our new mechanical or automated coil-loopoptimisation the customer can use his production area even more efficiently. Coil weights from 100kg to 12,000kg, stock widths from 50 to 1,500mm and stock gauges of 0.1mm up to 6.0mm are possible. Our customers can order a wide range of options to use all their possibilities. www.psn.si

NORDA S.P.A., I, 27-H61

www.optima-spanntechnik.de

VAN OTTERLOO B.V., NL, 27-B22

www.pesmel.com

F. POST GMBH, D, 27-F33

Automation for presses, automatic equipment for metal forming. The product range: - systems to load sheet, stainless steel and aluminium blanks, equipped with blank separating devices, double blank checking devices, lubricating and centring stations. A large range of models for blanks with min. 200x200 and max. 3,500x2,000mm dimensions. - Single-bar transfers for lines of small presses - Double-bar transfers for large presses and large productions - Feeders for the press loading and unloading. The simplest way of automating metal forming. Solutions on 2 or 3 axes, large range of models for the transport of up to 100kg blanks. At EuroBLECH: New line of Manipulators: Twist - 4 axis manipulator. Axis check with SIMOTION Siemens control, sequential axis programming with autolearning function, programmes stored on CF card, 10' colour touch screen monitor, diagnostics in clear, modem for TELESERVICE. Pick up unit system with suction pick up units, grippers, magnets, locking with rapid automatic system.

P&S VORSPANNSYSTEME AG, CH, 27-E51

www.nordaspa.com

NSM MAGNETTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-E41

Automatic Racking Systems. Innovation: The NSM answer to increasing demand for higher automation. NSM has installed a fully automatic stacker for finished parts for a leading automotive manufacturer. The system consists of different conveyors, camera aided position detection as well as four robots for stacking into racks. Removing and stacking using the NSM system with integrated industrial robots offers a great increase in transfer press automation. Due to the dimensions and weight of the parts, moving them manually does not make ergonomic sense. Technology: 4 robots (6 axis); camera aided positioning; speed: max. 18 parts/min.; parts weight: max. 45 kg; automatic gripper change by lift.

Van Otterloo has more than 35 years experience in designing and building roll-forming machines. New technology and innovation are the reason that these roll-forming machines are more advanced then ever. Van Otterloo will be showing some examples of the possibilities of roll-forming. We show you reliable and innovative solutions, combined with existing technologies such as rotating punching, laser welding or laser cutting! The fact that not every project requires the newest technology speaks for itself. We think it is very important to look for the most efficient and affordable solutions together with our customers.

www.vanotterloo.nl

P/A GMBH, D, 27-C31

P/A will be promoting their new Servo Roll Feed Product Lines for the first time at EuroBLECH. This wide product range now includes servo roll feeders for very thin and very small strip and even for wire on one side, and servo roll feeder for strip thicknesses up to 10mm and widths up to 1,200mm on the other side. These affordable feeders are specifically designed to be installed at existing presses to replace old feeders, or on new presses. MICRO: The new Micro Servo Roll Feeder is ideal for feeding small, thin, and delicate strip material. Just right for pre-stamped or profiled strip applications as well as for tubes, wire, and special strips. The feed rolls are

www.nsm-magnettechnik.com

Where cam-operated machines are at their limit, we really get going: Post presents its range of servohydraulic CNC machines as comprehensive production solutions. Concepts for highly productive stamping and bending of strip and bar materials up to 7.0mm thick with the integration of additional operations, such as tapping, embossing, clinching and welding, will be demonstrated to visitors. With examples of the production of: bushes, clamps, straps, hooks and brackets; we will show how efficient and cost-effective production can be, even in high-wage economies. For many applications, which today are produced with multi-stage tooling or by deep-drawing on presses, there is a significantly more productive alternative offering greater flexibility: CNC stamping and bending with servo-hydraulic drives. It offers enormous force potential combined with the highest precision and speed. At EuroBLECH a newly-developed precision bushing centre 'PBC-L' will be presented; it can produce bushes as large as 160mm diameter with wall thicknesses up to 5.0mm with the highest precision and productivity. Four forming slides with 120kN each and a press with a force of 1,800kN are the main elements of this automatic machine. The CNC gripper feed operates with an accuracy of ±0.01mm on feed lengths of up to 550mm. All elements of the machine, including the press, are freely programmable; stroke, stroke position, speed and

The innovative solution - a simple concept SUPERBOLT tensioners are designed as direct

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replacements for hex nuts. These devices can be threaded on to a new or existing bolt, stud, threaded rod or shaft. The main thread serves to position the tensioner on the bolt or stud against the hardened washer and the load bearing surface. Once it is positioned, actual tensioning of the bolt or stud is accomplished with simple hand tools by torquing the jackbolts which encircle the main thread. All SUPERBOLT products utilise this same principle. Up to 10,000 tons of force can be generated using simple hand tools. An ordinary torque wrench or impact wrench is all that is needed. Economical: SUPERBOLT tensioning elements are simple devices with a low manufacturing cost. By comparison, hydraulic tensioning devices are expensive and cannot generate enough force to achieve proper stress levels. The relative ease of mounting and removal can reduce application time and simplify maintenance procedures. When properly torqued SUPERBOLT tensioning elements will not come loose. Pre-stressed nuts and bolts remain tight on vibrating or pulsating equipment and on constantly reversing loads. The risk of fatigue failure is clearly reduced. Tests carried out by independent institutes have shown that the tension did not yield even after one million load cycles, and also that by using SUPERBOLT tensioning elements, preload conditions in short stubby bolts (L/D=2) can be achieved which have so far only been possible with long tension bolts.

SABILA SRL, I, 27-B55

All presses have variable speed, hydraulic overload safety device (adjustable). Automatic (or CNC) change of stroke is available as an option on all models, except those with double gear reduction. A large variety of options is available: quick die change system, strain gauge measuring system, complete feeding lines.

SCHNEIDER GMBH, D, 27-E05

www.sangiacomopresse.it

SARONNI S.P.A., I, 27-D13

Since 1950 Saronni has produced feeding lines for presses. The experience gained from the production of approximately 3.500 installations makes Saronni one of the most important suppliers in this field. The firm, with a covered surface of 8,000m2, has 55 employees. Design, manufacture, assembly and engineering are handled entirely within the company itself. The product range: - Traditional blanking lines - Lines for thick materials and fine blanking - Lines for vehicle body and chassis components - Lines for magnetic strips - Cut to length lines - Punching tables Example of an automatic feeding line with loop control: coil cradle, moveable decoiler 15t, introduction devices, straightner 650x6, hydraulic-powered loop support, electronic feeder with shearing machine.

www.p-s.ch

REPKON MACHINE AND TOOL INDUSTRY AND TRADE LTD, TR, 27-D52

Repkon designs and manufactures machines for metal forming. The capabilities include: hydraulic presses, scrap processing equipment, parabolic leaf spring production machines as well as flow-forming and necking-in machines and turn-key solutions. The new RFM 120-400 flow-forming machine is exhibited on our stand producing an inside-splined high precision part. This machine offers absolute perfection in the flow-forming process and performance with many innovative features. Hence, the design and application range for flow-formed parts has been raised significantly. This new concept ensures high precision parts while reducing cycle-time to a minimum, thereby boosting productivity significantly. The automatic loading/ unloading system and one-piece design of the whole machine as well as the special work-piece cooling device encompass a cutting-edge concept, leading Repkon into the future. www.repkon.com.tr

For 30 years the company has specialised in the manufacturing of complete line for steel coils processing operations such as roll-forming, slitting and cut-tolength, automatic lines. Now Sabila is presenting the new production plants for sandwich panels. A complete double belt line allows the continuous production of sandwich panels with a core of both polyurethane or mineral wool. Sabila, as a complete system supplier, delivers the whole equipment such as: decoiling and rollforming section, profiling section, metering and foaming section for PUR-panels, double belt system-tunnel, cutting section and stacking section, packing section, electric control system, computer control system. One important advantage of sandwich panels with polyurethane or mineral wool core is the excellent thermal insulation and quick assembly, also the variable design of the facing layers, for the following applications: industrial and storage halls, cold storage building, prefabricated houses, roof insulation, sectional doors.

Rollforming machines - 5 product lines for up to 8mm strip thickness and 1500mm strip width. On show will be components of a flexible 'Multi-Axis-Roll-Forming plant' for the production of U-, C-, C-Plus- and Sigma profiles up to 5mm thickness. Without changing the rolls, each profile size can be produced in less than two minutes. Based on this fact even a just-in-time-production with a batch size of one single piece is possible.

www.profiliertechnik.com

www.saronni.it

SCHWER + KOPKA GMBH, D, 27-C24

The process monitoring specialist Schwer + Kopka will demonstrate at EuroBLECH their new combi sensor which is capable to measure simultaneously force as well as acoustic emission signals. This new sensing technology provides an in-depth protection of stamping tools against various types of process errors while reducing installation efforts at the same time. By simply fitting it to the outside of the tool holder plate or stripper plate, the sensor registers the mechanical loads inside the stamping tool as well as the 'impact noise' when the tool closes. This enables the monitoring system to detect typical stamping faults such as overloads, double strip, punch breakages, slug returns or rising scrap. The sensor signals are processed and analysed through the proven process monitoring systems of Schwer + Kopka. New algorithms such as the fully dynamic enveloping technique ensure that the monitoring limits are always perfectly matched with the given process variation, while avoiding unnecessary machine stoppages at the same time. Further highlights will be the monitoring and quality assurance system for assembly operations such as pressfit or clinching applications. The SK-go!® data networking system enables users to link all machines to a central computer system to collect data such uptime, downtime, number of parts produced, and down codes.

SCHLEIFSTEIN MASCHINENTECHNIK GMBH, D, 27-E66

www.sabila.it

SAMESOR OY, FIN, 27-B41

Complete solution for manufacturing structures of residential and commercial buildings. Samesor® Flexible Steel Framing solution is a sheet metal technology based manufacturing system for producing frame structures of residential and commercial buildings. Samesor® technology improves speed and accuracy in building process and brings cost savings to you. Our solution integrates a CAD based 3D-modelling and flexible production line to a complete manufacturing system for creating ready-made components, steel frames and buildings. - Structure design and 3D-modelling in CAD system - Flexible manufacturing with Samesor® PreFab production line - Ready-made components, steel frames and steel buildings Key features of the Samesor® Steel Framing solution: Advanced and fully automated production of prefabricated C and U members for ready-made wall, truss and floor framings - innovative connection marking: no measuring work needed when assembling the frames Advanced fixing details: no additional adapters or jigs needed when assembling the frames; flexible and advanced Samesor® Prefab production line technology; no tool changes during production: C and U profiles in a wide range of dimensions with the same tooling; intelligent tooling for versatile perforations and detailing; efficent and accurate production: members can be produced in assembly order; CAD-CAM integration: intelligent data transmission from construction modelling to manufacturing line. www.samesor.fi

ROCLA OY, FIN, 27-A52

Rocla Oyj is a listed Finnish company that develops, manufactures and markets electric warehouse trucks and automated guided vehicles and provides related services throughout the vehicle's lifespan. The product range is rounded off by Cat®-counterbalance trucks. In 2005 the turnover of the company was 96.6m. www.rocla.com

ROLAND ELECTRONIC GMBH, D, 27-C23

In the stamping plants, steel is in an increasing number of cases substituted by aluminium and other non-ferrous materials. When loading blanks automatically into presses care has to be taken to avoid feeding double blanks into the dies, otherwise machines or dies may be damaged, resulting in expensive repairs and loss of production. At EuroBLECH we will present our double sheet control system type UDK20 (successor of the system type UDK10) for the first time; this system reliably prevents double sheet conditions by monitoring steel and aluminium blanks with only one sensor. The double sheet control system type UDK20 combines the electromagnetic and eddy current measurement principles. The new generation offers the following advantages in relation to its predecessor: Measurement time had been reduced, the air gap immunity has been extended, 2-canal-system available, sequencer included, also suitable for stainless steel with weak magnetic properties (e.g. type 1.4310).

SANGIACOMO PRESSE, I, 27-C15

www.roland-electronic.com

Schleifstein, the make for metal processing machines since 1896: metal forming and surface treatment. - Surface treatment: blank and coil washers. Thorough cleaning of blanks and coils made of metal in a rapid through-pass-procedure prior to the forming process, as precondition for: best surface qualities; longest die life times; highest availability of the production line; uniform, reproducible processes. - Spray lubrication systems: Freely programmable. oiling/lubricating of blanks and coils in a rapid through-pass-procedure prior to the forming process, as precondition for: minimum and very exact application of drawing compound; constant, reproducable processes. - Components for press automation, e.g. blank and parts conveyors; blank centring; stacking frames, stacking carts; cleaning and degreasing lines for blanks and coils made of metal in a rapid through-pass-procedure - Ultrasonic coil cleaning lines - Metal forming: machines and equipment for the production of tank heads; hydraulic dishing presses with manipulator, PLAYBACK-controlled; flanging machines, electronic gap control, PLAYBACKcontrolled. - Shipbuilding Presses with crane-automation and accessories. - Cutting Technology: Circular shears, coil cropping shears, cut-to-length shears, circular blade shears. On display will be a heavy-duty flanging machine, type KBoL 2010-200, with electronic gap control; for the production of tank heads with max. dia. 2,000mm; min./max. sheet thickness: boiler steel 2/10mm, stainless steel 2.5/8mm, aluminium 2.5/10mm. The machine is for sale at the exhibition. www.schleifstein.de

www.schwer-kopka.de

SEN FUNG ROLLFORM MACHINERY CORP., TW, 27-E49

ROLLSETT-MACHINE OY, FIN, 27-A46

As their latest innovation Rollsett-Machine will be presenting a new design for roll forming machines. In this design each roll forming station can be adjusted infinitely also in longitudinal direction. A unique aluminium guide bar between the machine frame and the station guarantees ample variability and flexibility and correct adjustment for the tooling to always achieve the best possible profiling result. Possible change or modification of existing roll forming stations will also be easier in the future. In addition, the company will be introducing Rollsett gutter and down pipe machinery for rainwater systems, packing machinery for roofing accessories and window profiles and a profiling line with reversible tooling sets for the production of numerous profiles on one machine. www.rollsett.com

HEINRICH SCHMID MASCHINEN- UND WERKZEUGBAU AG, CH, 27-J13

The Swiss company Heinrich Schmid is demonstrating its new generation of fineblanking presses at EuroBLECH. For the first time ever, a hydraulic servo-drive, which controls the cutting phase of the press cycle, is being used to power the all-new model X-TRA 160, X-TRA 320 and X-TRA 630 fineblanking presses. Significantly higher stroke rates of up to 90/min under full production conditions are now feasible. Also completely new is the design concept of the press frames that no longer need a foundation pit. In the new X-TRA class, currently available in 1,600, 3,200 and 6,300kN respectively, the ram is powered by a hydraulic drive based on a closed loop hydro-mechanical control circuit. This allows the ram to be positioned rapidly and with extreme accuracy. A fixed ram stop is no longer required. A servo-motor defines the set values for the control valve. The hydraulic ram accurately reproduces those set positions. This technology achieves accurately controlled, significantly higher cutting speeds. The ram advances at the programmed speed during the entire cutting phase, thereby eliminating undesirable breakthrough impact. Controlled cutting speeds substantially reduce the tendency of the cutting oil film to break down in production. Die life is increased noticeably. Heinrich Schmid is also showing its orbital forming technology. Components with complex geometries such as bevel gears and steering racks will be exhibited. These can be produced economically on orbital forming presses using an astonishingly simple and attractive manufacturing process. www.schmidpress.com

Fully automatic newly patented roof tile roll forming machine: The machine is capable of forming two different shapes of roof tiles by using the same tooling (traditional shape or 3D-shape). The surface of the finished product remains scratch-proof and permanently painted. Length of step: 150-400mm, length tolerance ±0.5mm, depth of each step: 10 to 30mm adjustable.

www.senfung.com

SERAPID DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, D, 27-J08

Die change according to programme: With its product and engineering programme 'QDX' (Quick Die Xchange), SERAPID tackles the entire process of changing dies on metal-forming presses. The change is made quicker by greater safety, better ergonomics and higher efficiency in all phases of the process: clamping, positioning and transporting. This way, set-up times will go down and become calculable. The QDX programme comprises products such as clamping systems, die carts and rolling devices plus services such as individual planning, engineering and maintenance. QDX solutions range from the simple die loader to fully automated die change systems serving entire press lines. At EuroBLECH SERAPID will be showing highlights from its comprehensive range of standard die-change products. Among the clamping systems presented, cost-effective and flexible types can be found along with types designed for special and demanding requirements, such as for example the 'banana swing' clamp TBHS, a shock-resistant type of wedge clamp especially suitable for forging applications. Apart from manually inserted clamps, there are a number of fixed types used in automatic clamping. Also on the stand are various rolling elements and consoles in various designs. Real installations of large-scale equipment can be watched on a video screen. And of course, transfer and positioning equipment driven by SERAPID's original Rigid Chain can also be studied live in action. www.serapid.de

KURT RÜPPEL E.K. MASCHINENBAU, D, 27-B16

A profiling plant for precision profiles will be demonstrated at EuroBLECH, designed for intermittent (stop&go) as well as continuous operation. The plant consists of a profiling machine with servo-drive and quick-changing profiling racks can be equipped with an automatic cross-cutting machine as an option. It is for instance possible to produce stamped profiles with maximum indexing accuracy during stop&go operation. The production of rounded profiles is also possible with this machine. High profiling rates at a remarkable cutting length precision can be achieved in continuous operation with an automatic cross-cutting machine. www.kr-maschinenbau.de

Sangiacomo Presse manufactures mechanical eccentric presses in the range of 10 to 400t, both in the C-frame and Straight-Side versions. The product range is as follows: - C-Frame presses 10 to 50t, direct flywheel drive - C-Frame presses 50 to 400t, double gear reduction drive - Straight-Side presses, single point, from 100 to 250t - Straight-Side presses, double point, single gear reduction, from 125 to 400t - Straight-Side presses, double point, double gear reduction, from 250 to 400t The C-Frame presses are provided with overload safety device (mechanical for 30 and 40t, hydraulic for 50 to 400t), 6-point ram guides and automatic lubrication. All models from 80 to 400t can be provided with automatic stroke change height adjustment, also in CNC version. The Straight-Side presses are front-to-back shaft type; the single point version includes models from 100 to 250t; the double point version includes models from 125 to 400t.

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SERVOPRESSE S.R.L., I, 27-B34

the welders can be attached to nearly all kind of presses and slide forming machines. - Double Contact welding units 600ED: With this patented welding unit it is possible to weld doublecontacts at one station at the same time for highest precision and less equipment requirements. Also on display: SMS (Short Message Service) controller for production machines and wire EDM machines - Cam operated high precision feeder 500.10.01 - Stamping and bending tools. www.stanzbiegetechnik.at 600 is a universal, independently working and camera based measuring system for the inspection and 100% control of parts manufactured in a continuous process. The system is mainly applied in stamping lines for the manufacturing of electronic contact parts and lead frames. Because of its very flexible structure, the system also is applied in other continuous production lines such as lamination lines, injection moulding lines and rewinding processes. The system has a modular structure and can be equipped with several cameras, according to the application requirements. In standard applications, individual sections with relevant dimensions of the respective parts are inspected. Additionally, inspection of the whole contour of the part, or for defects occurring sporadically is possible. www.vester.de weld seam connection between wheel disk and rim, no longitudinal weld seam in the area of rim/rim contour, no assembly line for pressing in and welding the wheel disk into the rim is required, no corrosion, no leakage (for this reason, there is no need for a leakage test during production), no pressure/air loss while using the vehicle wheel, minor imbalances, optimum design of wall thicknesses in the field of the complete wheel contour including wheel disk. The new WF process is suitable for manufacturing passenger car and truck wheels. In addition to this innovative development, WF Maschinenbau will present: - Workpieces with spun hubs for transmission and engine construction (WF patent) - Flow-formed and flow-turned parts - Workpieces with reinforced edge - Rim rings, wheels and wheel disks - Pulleys and shock absorber/vibration damper elements which can be manufactured on WF forming machines.

ServoPresse, one of Italy's leading companies in the field of factory automation for production equipment used to decoil and straighten steel from coils, will present its innovative self-adjustment system for coil feeding equipment. This new compact decoiling-feedingstraightening line has 6 adjustment axes able to automate the set-up phase of the machine. The line comprises a common base which includes a traverse decoiler, fixed loading coil car and a feeder straightener. The advantage of this solution is: it does not require any kind of foundations on the ground to ensure perfect alignment for a faster installing phase. The innovation in this system is the complete automation of the set-up. Once the operator chooses the stored working programme, the system enters automatic set-up: the decoiler, the pressures arms, the containing cones, the self-centring width guides automatically adjust the straightening rolls according to the thickness and the pass line. On the programme, the electronic cams and all the working parameters are also stored, so the PLC memorises and executes all the adjustments for each production or operator change. This system is the perfect solution for every company which has a highly varying production and which cannot allocate one special operator to control the function of the line or organise the production in more than one shift.

W. STROTHMANN GMBH MACHINES AND HANDLING, D, 27-H09

CompactTransfer system with multifunctional cross bar for tandem or transfer presses. A newly developed transfer and cross bar in conjunction with the double or triple time traversing feeder system provides all idle and transfer functions necessary for the metal forming process and part transfer inside or between presses. The system is applicable for new presses and retrofit. Example of functions: 3-axes tilt / rotate, Idle in Z- and X-axes, spreading of the tooling.

WALMAZ STAMPI SRL, I, 27-C32

www.wf-maschinenbau.com

YAMADA DOBBY EUROPE, F 27-E34

As a market leader in the high precision and high speed stamping press field, Yamada will again be presenting at EuroBLECH. This year we will exhibit an 80ton (NXT-80) and a large bolster 45ton (NXT-45XL) presses stamping in real operation with tooling. The NXT series are link drive and adjustable stroke length presses, Yamada having pioneered the adaptation of this technology in the high speed press industry. Both presses demonstrated will be equipped with Yamada's new compact LCD colour touch screen panel which integrates an auto-setting system for programming and memorising very easily the press and servo feeder parameters of 100 different tools. The range of Yamada's NXT, Omega and Alpha presses is broader now and they are available from 10 to 200tons with a large range of bolster dimensions.

www.strothmann.com

SUNDWIG GMBH, D, 27-G54

At EuroBLECH, Sundwig will be presenting the new design of a levelling machine which extends the levelling range to almost any material thickness. New technological design: pay for one, get three. The new design was developed in the course of handling a specific project. In this specific case, the rate to be covered was 0.5 to 16mm in thickness and various apparent yield points. In the patented system, between 9 to 23 rolls with a diameter between 50 and 200mm can be used. The machine is sized to the maximum expected levelling pressure, which means that it covers all variations below this. Successful in use: The newly developed levelling machine has been in practical operation for about 6 months in a cut-to-length line. Its levelling results are convincing over the entire thickness gauge (0.5-16mm) and the entire apparent yield point range. It therefore gives a maximum of flexibility for the whole system. A complete cassette change-over can be performed in a few minutes, and it does not tax the total standstill time of the plant, because the coil change is performed at the same time. Conclusive advantages: - the system is an 'open' system enabling future extensions at comparatively low cost - it requires considerably less space in comparison to solutions involving several individual machines - as only one machine is necessary a substantial portion of the capital investment cost can be saved - the cassette changing times are short, so time savings are achieved here.

www.servopresse.it

SIMA MAKINA SAN. VE TIC. LTD. STI., TR, 27-C21

Since 1975 Sima Makina has manufactured flexible production lines such as decoilers, straighteners, servo straighteners, cradle type decoilers, straighteners and servo feeders. Also, cut to length and slitting lines up to 3mm thickness. The machines and lines are exported worldwide and are also supplied with a CE certificate.

www.simamakina.com

SPERR & LECHNER GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-C39

Sperr & Lechner Maschinenbau has manufactured Biegemaster long folding machines for over 28 years. Biegemaster machines offers a working length from 3 to 12m and bending capabilities of up to 3mm for steel and 4mm for aluminium. All machines can be equipped with a rotary shear to trim the material to the desired width as well as modernise back gauge systems operated by BMS Touch screen controls. Time consuming measuring and marking of sheet metal prior to folding, becomes a thing of the past. At EuroBLECH Sperr & Lechner Maschinenbau will introduce further improvements with their machines as well as touch screen controls.

www.andritz.com/rmsp

Design and manufacture of tandem, progressive and transfer dies and tools for cutting, piercing, bending, forming and deep-drawing of all types of sheet metal. With almost 35 years of experience, and thanks to highly qualified personnel and advanced technologies, Walmaz Stampi is a specialised and reliable partner for highquantity and high-quality tools. Its collaboration with many national and international companies has allowed Walmaz Stampi to accumulate a wide-range of experience. This has turned the original engineering workshop into an efficient, technologically advanced company. Customers are companies in such fields as: automotive, household appliances, computers, video, textiles, heating and air-conditioning. A lot of attention is placed on renewing the equipment, all provided with numerical control systems and suitable for tools with the maximum dimensions of 3500x1500x1500mm and weight of 10 tons. The designers are able to offer several specialist services, such as an analysis of the customer's needs in order to give advice on possible technical solutions also by means of video conference, co-design with the help of internet data transmission, CAD-CAM design, engineering of all the phases of the production process and delivery of samples to the customer with the dimensional report for his approval.

www.yamadadobby.com

ZDAS, A.S., CZ, 27-G09

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www.walmaz.it

TECHNOLOGIE ZENTRUM DORTMUND GMBH, D, 27-E15

Robotic- and AutomationCenterDortmund (RACe): In the new RACe centre of competence, located in the TechnologyCenterDortmund, the know-how of companies and institutions belonging to the robotics and automation industry is clustered in order to support small and medium-sized companies in their growth. This process is supported by an active network management with the major aim to improve the know-how-transfer between science and economy. Therefore a set of machines has been installed in the TechnologyCenterDortmund, which are used by these companies and institutions. The TechologyCenterDortmund also offers support in the field of public relations, for example, by organising joint stands at technology exhibitions. The location TechnologyParkDortmund offers high-tech-companies perfect surroundings to build up their business in Germany and in Europe. www.tzdo.de

WEMO NEDERLAND B.V., NL, 27-D54

WEMO develops and builds special machines for punching, bending and joining of sheet and coil material. Since early 2006 Wemo has expanded its manufacturing programme for the sheet metal industry with the inclusion of automated welding applications. This automation is being developed internally with the help of a partner who is responsible for the specific welding expertise. In this way WEMO can meet customers' wishes even better, since buyers prefer to deal with one partner to commission total solutions. At EuroBLECH a fine example of the manufacture of a drawer cabinet from one blank is shown. By means of welding the different parts of a complete cabinet is assembled. The purpose of this automation is to keep the production of these cabinets in Western Europe. Furthermore, WEMO presents a machine that is able to punch and bend stainless steel products without protection foil, free from scratches. This is possible thanks to special processes in the field of punching, bending and materials handling technology. These are parts for a domestic appliance on which high demands are made with regard to the visual aspect. Since the removal of the protective foil is no longer necessary, a substantial saving in the cost per item has been realised. www.wemo.nl

www.sperr-lechner.com

STANZBIEGETECHNIK GMBH, A, 27-G06

ZDAS for the automotive industry: The combined dividing line processes an aluminium strip of 0.5 - 6mm thickness and a width between 600 and 1,350mm. Material can be cut to length or slitted with a capacity of over 25,000t of coils per year. Flying crank shears 2.5x1,500 are intended for cutting of sheet metal for the automotive and consumer industry. They achieve a high accuracy of ±0.25mm at a strip speed of above 150m/min and a cutting frequency up to 180 cuts/min. Sheet metal offcuts from car body pressing shops are processed in the baling line with the CPS 320 press. 1000 bales are compacted per day on average. The container scrap shears CNS 400 K have been designed for scrap yards with free-stored scrap. Car wheel discs for a number of international manufacturers are produced in a forming line with the automatic transfer press TP 2500. Tyre valves are manufactured in a forging line with the press LVE 400 in several countries of the world. 11 forgings of valves per minute can be produced in the unit. Modern pressing lines for car bodies have been V supplied to the automotive company Skoda Mladá Boleslav. www.zdas.cz

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ZEMAN BAUELEMENTE PRODUKTIONSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, A, 27-E69

Tomorrow's technology today Hans Zeman founded his steel construction company in 1965. Today the Zeman group consists of 20 companies, with a staff of more than 550. Steel construction plants, manufacturing facilities for any kind of trapezoidal panels, a project company and a engineering company are all part of the group. Range of products: - Design and construction of all imaginable kinds of rollforming machines for the production of trapezoidal and standing seam panels - both panels are available in straight and curved shape, the latter called LEGATOsystem (a Zeman patent for a buckle-free curving method). This systems excels with two major developments: TWIN-Task machine (job by job production of straight or buckle-free bent trapezoidal panels, arch lengths up to 20m), and the Roller curving machine (buckle-free bending of straight trapezoidal panels). For the production of straight and curved seam panel, Zeman developed the 'Roofer' for straight and curved panels - a standing seam panel twin function machine, suitable for on-site use on a special trailer. Tapered panels can also be produced. 'Arch Decker' mobile unit for the production of self-supporting seam lock arches for free spans of up to more than 30m. - Zeman was the first to achieve fully automatic production of 'corrugated web beams' worldwide. These machines are computer controlled and networked with special software for structural steel engineering. The development of the revolutionary and unique corrugated web beam production line resulted in the SIN BEAM offering extremely economical solutions, especially for steel supporting frameworks with larger spans. www.zebau.com

VESTER ELEKTRONIK GMBH, D, 27-D01

SBT Stanzbiegetechnik is a manufacturer of machinery, tools and contact welding equipment for the production of metal forming and assembly components for the electrics, electronics and automotive industries. Exhibition programme: - Stamping Bending and Assembling Machine SBTM-300-NC: The flexible Manufacturing Centre SBTM-300 with modular design is specially designed to manufacture high volume parts for the electric and the electronic industries. The open space between the modules is perfect for the attachment of contact welding units, tapping units, bowl-feeders. Depending on the stamping requirements, the machines can be equipped with pressmodules with up to 200kN per module. For quicker changing of the modules, a new drive system has been developed. Every module is driven by a separate servodrive and all modules are connected by an 'Electronic Shaft'. While the machine is producing one part, the next tooling set can be set up and tested on the spare modules. When production is finished the modules can be simply changed. With this method it is possible to reduce the set up times by up to 80%. The machine controller includes a safety device for the tooling and an auto-switch off mechanism. Further the whole controls and drives can be serviced via telephone. - Contact welding units HSG 500E and 600E: Both systems are equipped with the 'Quick change cassette' developed by SBT, the cam operated drive provides smooth operations also at high production speed. With the flexible drive, which includes also a safety device,

WF MASCHINENBAU UND BLECHFORMTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, D, 27-F61

Product range: Light barriers, process control, measuring systems, inspection equipment, sensor technology, laser marking, minimum quantity oil lubrication, image processing LASERmark VLM 600, Continuous marking by 'Marking On the Fly'. The laser marking device LASERmark VLM 600 is a universally applicable, independently working system for the marking of continuously manufactured stamped products. The main field of application is the continuous marking or coding of all parts produced for the purpose of traceability. In combination with the image processing device VIDEOcheck VVC 600, it provides an optimum solution for the 100% inspection and documentation of stamped parts. The marking of the parts is applied while the parts are transported in the so-called 'marking on the fly' mode. VIDEOcheck VVC 600 - 100% control of continuous stamping products: The testing cell VIDEOcheck VVC

For more than three decades, WF have developed processes and machines for non-cutting forming of workpieces. In this time, WF have manufactured and delivered machines and production lines for the forming of wheels, rims and wheel disks. The sensational progress in the field of the vehicle wheel production will be the central WF subject at EuroBLECH. WF have developed and produced a one-piece vehicle wheel starting from a round blank. The process, whose patent is pending, is not based on the well-known split procedure but on patented hub spinning technology developed over long years of experience. Benefits of this new technology: no

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34 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

This Exhibitor List is current as of 24 July 2006. For the very latest list, visit www.euroblech.com

ALGERIA MITTAL STEEL ANNABA ARGENTINA ARGENMETAL AUSTRALIA LAZER SAFE MACHINE DEVELOP. AUSTRIA BIHLER WEISSENBACH BOEHLERIT BÖHLER EDELSTAHL BÖHLER MILLER CERATIZIT FORSTNER ISH LANGZAUNER PERNDORFER PLASMO RM RADKERSBURGER SBI STANZBIEGETECHNIK STM STEIN-MOSER TECHNO-STAHL VOESTALPINE GIESSEREI VOESTALPINE KREMS VOGEL & NOOT WUPPERMANN AUSTRIA WUPPERMANN BANDSTAHL ZEMAN BELGIUM ARCELOR, ESP NV BALLIU CERDI CIBO FORMDRILL, UNIMEX HACO LASER MECHANISMS LVD MAZAK OPTONICS YAMAZAKI NITTO SADEF SOENEN STEEL24-7 VANGROENWEGHE BULGARIA KREMIKOVTZI CANADA ALCOS CHINA ALLMAC BAOSHENG CONFEDERATION OF CHINESE METALFORMING CSB JIASHAN NEW YONG CHENG JIAXING JIER JINGGONG ZHEJIANG CZECH REPUBLIC JESVA MITTAL STEEL OSTRAVA NOVA HUT VALCOVNA PTV PWO UNITOOLS CZ SIRIUS SWAH VALCOVNY PLECHU VKK ZDAS DENMARK ANDRESEN ARBOGA CIDAN FLADDER DANMARK HM MACHINERY JENSEN KEF-MOTOR MIGATRONIC AUTOMATION PETERSEN RMIG SCANTOOL GROUP STENHØJ SWANTEC TAMA APS THM-VÆRKTØJ TWIN SEAM FINLAND AJV-MACHINE ARVELIN AWA FINN-POWER FORMIA LSK-MACHINE PESMEL PIVATIC PROFIILIKESKUS ROCLA ROLLSETT SAMESOR FRANCE ALMA SCOP DIMECO DIMECO ALIPRESSE DIMECO PROFICAL EMS EMG ESI GROUP HAMILTON IMPHY ALLOYS IUP

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VISITOR INFORMATION

KEY DETAILS

Organisers

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd Romeland House Romeland Hill St Albans, Herts AL3 4ET United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1727 814 400 Fax: +44 (0)1727 814 401 Email: [email protected]

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products (ferrous/non-ferrous) Handling technology Separation technology Forming technology Flexible sheet metal working technology Machine elements Tube/Section working Joining & fastening technology Surface technology for sheet metal/plate (process-related) Tool technology for sheet metal/plate working Process control & quality assurance

HALL

14, 15, 16 14, 15, 16 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 27 11, 12 11, 12 11 13 13 13, 27 11, 12

SITE MAP

Venue

Hanover Exhibition Grounds, Germany Halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 27 Entrances: Süd 1, West 1, West 2, Ost 3

Dates and Opening Hours

Tuesday 24 ­ Friday 27 October 09.00 ­ 18.00h Saturday 28 October 2006 09.00 ­ 16.00h

Entrance Fees (incl VAT)

Day ticket 5-day season ticket Student day ticket Catalogue 22 42 10 20

Data processing (hardware and software) 11, 12 Factory & warehouse equipment Safety at work/ Environment protection Services, information & communication 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 11, 12, 13 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Advance Ticket Sales

Online at www.euroblech.com

TRAVEL INFO

Accommodation, Transfers, Tourist Services

Travel2Fairs GmbH Tel: +49 (0)511 33644 510 Fax: +49 (0)511 33644 512 Email: [email protected] Website: www.travel2fairs.com

ONSITE SERVICES

­ Electronic Visitor Information (EBi)

Terminals offering up-to-date exhibitor information are located at the entrances, inside the halls and in the Press Center.

Service Center

Internet terminals, email service, fax service, photocopier etc. located at Convention Center (CC), CC-Arkaden.

Bookings on Arrival in Hanover

· Exhibition grounds: Travel2Fairs, Service Center located in the Convention Center (CC) · Airport: Travel2Fairs, Messe Service Center, Arrivals Level A · Main railway station: HTS Hannover Tourismus Service, Ernst-August-Platz 8

Organisers' Office

Hall 13, Gallery (Entrance West 1)

Catalogue

Sold at entrances West 1, West 2, Süd 1 and Ost 3 and in the halls (at hall inspector's office).

Airport Bus

Shuttle bus (approx. 30 minutes) to entrance West 1

Taxis

Entrances: West 1, West 2 and Süd 1

Bank/EC-Cash Points

ReiseBank Cash Mobil located at Convention Center (CC), in front of entrance Süd 1. EC-Cash Points can be found outside of Hall 10 and in Hall 13.

Hanover Guide

Order your free `Hanover Guide' at www.euroblech.com (see travel/accommodation). Includes information on restaurants, entertainment etc.

Post Office

Convention Center (CC), CC-Arkaden, Room 242

Luggage Service/Pre-Check-in

BFM Incoming & Traveller Services GmbH · Exhibition grounds, entrance West 1, Hall 13 (Tue - Fri 08.30 - 18.30h, Sat 08.30 - 16.30h) · Airport, Arrivals Level C (24-hour service)

Restaurants

In Halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 27

Cloakroom/Luggage Store

Entrances: West 1, West 2 and Süd 1

TRAVEL, TICKETS & ACCOMMODATION

Travel offices from the following countries offer you at one convenient location all the necessary services to make your trip to the show a most pleasant one. These special package offers provide not only the travelling services and accommodation, but often include transfer service and admission to the show. AUSTRALIA PROFI TRAVEL

Tel: +61 (0)2 9438 2977 Fax: +61 (0)2 9436 2000 www.profitravel.com.au

ISRAEL OPHIR TOURS

Tel: +972 (0)3 526 9766 Email: [email protected] www.ophirtours.com

PORTUGAL TOP ATLÂNTICO, LDA.

Tel: +351 (0)22 532 0180 Email: [email protected]

ITALY KUONI GASTALDI TOURS

Tel: +39 02 668124 90 Email: [email protected] www.kuoni.it/fiere

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO TTI TRADE & TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL

Tel: +381 (0)11 361 8488 Email: [email protected]

ESTONIA KAROL TRAVEL AGENCY

Tel: +372 (0)6 143086 Email: [email protected] www.karol.ee

KOREA (SOUTH) MESSE TOUR CO., LTD

Tel: +82 (0)2 738 0088 Email: [email protected] www.messetour.co.kr

SINGAPORE EXPOTOUR

Tel: +65 (0)6333 0555 Email: [email protected] www.citystateholidays.com

FINLAND EU MATKAT OY

Tel: +358 (0)9 6940 267 Email: [email protected] www.eutravel.fi

LATVIA WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE

Tel: +371 (0)7 332 233 Email: [email protected] www.wts.lv

SLOVENIA KOMPAS SEJMI D.D.

Tel: +386 (0)1 200 6150 Email: [email protected]

FRANCE CARLSON WAGONLIT

Tel: +33 (0)4 72 83 45 45 Email: [email protected] www.carlsonwagonlit-salons.fr

SOUTH AFRICA TRADE FAIR TRAVEL

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MALAYSIA OREX TRAVEL & TOURS

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GERMANY TRAVEL2FAIRS GMBH

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NETHERLANDS GALATOURS B.V.

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SPAIN INTERVIAJES METRO VIAJES METRO, S.L.

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BELGIUM AMERICAN EXPRESS

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GREAT BRITAIN PRESSPLAN TRAVEL LTD.

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BRAZIL TT OPERADORA

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GREECE KANALE'S TRAVEL & TOURISM

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NEW ZEALAND MESSE REPS. & TRAVEL LTD.

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SWEDEN AMERICAN EXPRESS

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CANADA THE TRAVELDESK

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HUNGARY LOCOMOTIV TRAVEL

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NORWAY AIRTOUR

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SWITZERLAND BTI EVENT SOLUTIONS

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CHINA HANNOVER FAIRS CHINA

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INDIA ORBIT

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POLAND BUSINESS TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT

Tel: +48 (0)42 636 00 25, 636 78 36 Email: [email protected] www.business-travel.pl

TURKEY AGORA TURIZM

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CZECH REPUBLIC BVV FAIR TRAVEL, S.R.O

Tel: +42 (0)541 159190 Email: [email protected] www.bvv.cz/ft

IRAN IRAN DOOSTAN TOURS

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POLAND JOINTEX TRADE & TRAVEL S.C.

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USA HANNOVER FAIRS USA, INC.

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