Total solution for mission critical production
We customize our proven process and automation modules to an integrated total solution for mission critical production.
We develop standardized serial systems for the tire and automotive industry as well as customized laser machinery. Whenever existing solutions from our serial standards can not be used as a basis, machines need to be developed from “scratch” rather than off-the-shelf.
We start with a feasibility study based on sample parts. In our well-equipped laboratory, we analyze the process and determine the optimal parameters, such as wavelength, pulse duration, repetition rate, etc. For this purpose we utilize a wide range of different laser sources. Based on the results and the customer requirements in terms of processing time and throughput, we select the ideal laser source.
The next step is defining work piece handling and beam guidance. Usually a stationary work piece (e.g. a tire mold or a coated surface) is scanned by the laser beam. For some applications moving the workpiece past the laser source is easier (e.g. continous processing of profile rails for bonding preparation)
One rule applies to all applications: If the light does not directly reach the work piece surface, the application is hardly feasible. Thus, cleaning of particularly complex parts with many undercuts is just as impossible as internal cleaning of long pipes or very inhomogeneous surface structures.
For careful work piece handling with the lowest possible non-productive times, we make use of our modular system with numerous proven solutions. Highest safety and serviceability find consideration alongside good operability.
Depending on these design requirements we can establish a cost estimation to allow a reasonable evaluation of the economics.