Customer-specific machine for processing of brake pipes

Customer-specific Machine - with intelligent software concept for assembly of fabric-reinforced brake pipes.

Customer-specific Machine

with intelligent software concept for assembly of fabric-reinforced brake pipes.

For technical reasons, brake pipes can be only be made in fixed lengths of for example 6 metres. For assembly into vehicles, however, lengths of between 70mm and 800mm are required. With a machinery installation from Metzner, the pipes are cut into the required tube lengths at lightning speed (1.2 seconds per pipe) and with high precision (± 0.25mm).

But the demands go further: Because the woven reinforcement can contain defects, the machine has to recognise faults in the material layers that lie below the surface, reliably cut them out and automatically separate them.
As the defects can appear in random locations, Metzner is presented with the additional task of evaluating the remaining good product after the defect location and to cut a selection of different set lengths, in order to minimise the number of reject parts. Subsequently, parts of the same length are sorted into different storage containers.

Another new feature is the integral energy-saving concept: If there is a pause in the automatic feeding of the brake pipes of more than 60 seconds, then the machine switches to an energy-saving standby mode and is immediately ready to produce on receipt of the next part. 

Key Features

  • Customer-specific machine for processing of  fabric-reinforced brake hoses
  • Outstanding length accuracy and high production speeds
  • Automatic Sorting into good-bad parts
  • Cutting out defects and cutting to marking

Examples

Metzner special cutting machine for processing of fabric-reinforced brake hoses

  • Feeding and quality control
  • Sorting and storing
  • PLC control

Peripherals & Accessories

 


 

 

Illustration: Metzner special machine for the processing of fabric-reinforced brake hoses

Metzner special cutting machine for processing of fabric-reinforced brake hoses