transfluid develops an efficient bending system for short and long pipes
When the requirements are complex, a solution is required that provides dynamic and diverse results, like in the case of transfluid’s current project. In this case, the special developed automation system bends 6 m long pipes with small diameters at a consistently high speed. Simultaneously, the transfluid production unit is capable of producing shorter pipelines of 500 mm featuring diverse bending geometry in large quantities. Handling the coated pipes during the process is also a demand. Because of the sensitive surfaces, special care and treatment are required during processing.
To ensure that production can be implemented safely, quickly, and thoroughly, transfluid has equipped two robots that are used as bending machines with different magazines. One magazine is a so-called “chain conveyor”. It guides long pipes to the bending robot. According to the markings placed on the pipes by the encoding beforehand, the robots are able to detect which geometries need to be produced.
Exhibitor: transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH