Pure Automation!

The individual work steps such as cutting, deburring, forming and fastening of sheet metal, pipe and profiles are already automated to a great extent – namely as of material feed directly from the automatic storage system to the respective machine(s) and robot welding, right on up to quality control with documentation. Furthermore, there’s a trend towards complete processing in a single machine or tool system. For example, combining individual bending, forming, embossing and fastening processes at a single bending centre which includes a laser welding station and robot-assisted workpiece handling results in high quality, reproducible and extremely economic components manufacturing. This benefit is by no means reserved only for mass production, it can also be taken advantage of for short-run production and variable manufacturing lots with numerous variants.