Automation of Veener crimp forming machine

The project deals with the complete delivery of automated device for forming endings of aluminium tubes. The line consists of entrance container, three independent handling portals, deburring station and outlet container of the completed tubes. The entrance container serves for insertion of up to 300 pcs of aluminium tubes of length 90 – 1200 mm. Automatic serving takes place in the feeder as well as greasing the inner diameter with the oil mist and aluminium tube centering into the starting position.

On the upper fixed frame are moving three independent handling portals that pass the formed tubes between the operations. Portals adjustment is secured with servo-drive with absolute encoder and for holding the tubes are used pneumatic grippers.

The concluding operation of this line is the automatic deburring of the inner diameter and the head of the tube. After this follows the inspection of tolerated dimensions with the help of digital profilometer.

After filling up the feeder and choosing the final product, the line works automatically in the production cycle of 12 seconds and the operator comes only at times to check the status, alternatively refill the entrance feeder or empty the output one.

The line is controlled with PLC system SIMATIC and all the sensors, valves and control elements are connected with digital communication I/O link.

The customer of this project is company Hanon Systems Autopal s.r.o.

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