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In our news and media section, you will find current information about our company, our products and services as well as trade show and event dates. In addition, you will learn about the successful production processes of our customers using Bihler technology. Technology in Motion can be found on the Bihler YouTube Channel. Our customer magazine “b on top” offers a comprehensive overview of the World of Bihler. And in our download center you find all flyers and brochures of our products.

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NEWS

Save time and money

Halblech, 01.07.2020 – With the new Bihler Augmented Reality Remote Service, we now support you even more efficiently in the operation of your Bihler systems. Together, we solve potential issues in the form of a video call much easier and faster. We are using the latest AR technology compatible with smartphones, tablets, and AR headsets.

In real-time streaming, our service expert virtually looks over the shoulder of your machine operator and guides him step by step. Graphic highlighting of real objects in the operator’s field of vision facilitates handling. Your advantages: You benefit from precise remote diagnosis, save time and money and can continue production immediately in most cases.

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Bihler supports mask production

Halblech, June 22th, 2020 – Bihler is breaking new ground during the Covid-19 crisis: Every day, the expert for stamped and formed parts produces up to 40,000 wires for certified mouth and nose masks for the automotive supplier Zettl.

The request of the Bavarian company Zettl barely reached Halblech when the Bihler team had already developed an automation solution for the wires based on the highly standardized LEANTOOL tool system. Implemented on a GRM-NC servo stamping and forming machine, the lean production process delivers 120 ready-to-install mask wires per minute. The wire is bent in four steps in the circular bending tool and cut off by means of a separating module. Between 30,000 and 40,000 finished wires are then sent to Zettl for further processing every day.

Image: Mathias Bihler (Managing Partner)

 

The new BZ2-S8 processing center

Halblech, May 19, 2020 - With the BZ2-S8, Bihler presents the latest generation of its BZ machining centers. Innovative features now make the production of more complex components with cam technology even more efficient – with increased production speeds and reduced maintenance costs. This means the BZ2-S8 impresses with cycle rates of up to 700 1/min. The reason: The completely redeveloped drive system. The machine is driven exclusively by servo motors.

Increased speeds and reduced maintenance costs

The newly designed circulation lubrication system with oil recirculation replaces the previous loss lubrication using the central lubrication system on the slide units and presses. The units connected to the circulation lubrication system are now lubricated as part of a circuit. The oil is then collected and returned to the tank. This drastically reduces oil consumption. Another benefit of the BZ2-S8: Existing BZ 2 tools can be used with minor modifications.

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The world keeps turning

Halblech, March 10, 2020 – Even in a highly technological world you do not have everything under control. This is shown by the current crisis. At the WIRE, we wanted to present you our latest developments. But security and protection comes first!

The WIRE is now postponed to 07. - 11.12.2020. Nevertheless, here is one of our highlights: the efficient manufacturing solution for hairpins based on Bihler servo Technology. The BIMERIC production system with standardized machining processes combines all required process steps: starting with the highly dynamic, slip-free feeding of the wire, NC-controlled mechanical stripping of the coating, simultaneous chamfering of the pin ends, pre-bending and 3D die bending, all the way to the final measurement of the component geometry and inline readjustment.

Designed for industrial production

Variant changes take place “on the fly”. The output on the servo system is between 60 and 120 hairpins per minute, depending on variant, wire cross-section and pin length. The cycle speed is therefore around three times higher than with sequential systems, making the BIMERIC ideal for industrial production. Another advantage: Additional bending machines, cost-intensive peripheral equipment as well as space requirements can be reduced by using this complete system.

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Martin Lehmann
Key Account Manager E-Mobility

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Successful cooperation

Halblech, 14.11.2019 – Armin Chiesola (Member of the Board of Managers / Head of Sales at Meusburger) and Mathias Bihler (Managing Partner) are proud of the successful cooperation of their companies. Bihler and Meusburger developed the first standardized stamping and forming die sets with Meusburger standard parts for Bihler NC presses. The new die sets in types 'tunnel cut' or 'spring-loaded guiding plate' are significantly more cost-effective and available from stock.

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A passion for Bihler technology

On September 21-22th Swedish and Danish Bihler technicians met for a reunion in Denmark. The eight men are managers, tool designers and tool makers with an overall experience of more than 300 years in Bihler technology. They have come together regularly every year since 2003, one year after their mentor Fini Malmros so tragically passed away. All of them have a background at Lesjöfors Fjäder AB. Today some of the members are at Lesjöfors and others are in other businesses, but still, with connections to Bihler. The team thanks Roland Nielsen for hosting them in Denmark.

Front row: Guiseppe Campora Denmark, Mr. Finn Rasmussen Denmark and Mr. Jonny Andersson Sweden.
Rear row: Mr. Roland Nielsen Denmark, Mr. Bjarne Petersen Denmark, Mr. Stig Nord Sweden, Mr. John Sörensen Denmark, Mr. Bengt Persson Sweden.

Standardised stamping and forming die sets for Bihler presses

Halblech, 15th July, 2019 - In a close cooperation Bihler and Meusburger developed the first standardised stamping and forming die sets with Meusburger standard parts for Bihler NC presses. The new die sets in types 'tunnel cut' or 'spring-loaded guiding plate' are available for stamping presses with forces up to 400kN.

The standardisation of stamping and forming die sets has great advantages: they are significantly more cost-effective, and they are available from stock. The die sets themselves also offer many product advantages – from precision alignment edges to practical anti-rotation protection, as well as helpful mounting threads in the plates for pull handles, eye bolts and spacer discs, and useful vent holes.

Stamped and formed part manufacturers who already own a Bihler NC press can obtain the exclusive stamping and forming die sets quickly and easily from Meusburger. Those considering the purchase of a new Bihler Servo stamping and forming machine type RM-NC or GRM-NC with die set will receive an offer from Bihler for the entire package, made up of the NC stamping and forming machine including the suitable standard stamping and forming die set from Meusburger.

 

Bihler part of the TOP 100

Halblech, July 1st, 2019 – Bihler has again been selected as one of the best at the 26th edition of the German TOP 100 Innovation Contest. On June 28th, 2019, the family-owned company was honored in Frankfurt's Jahrhunderthalle by the mentor of the contest, Ranga Yogeshwar – for the third time.

Bihler owes its top position in the innovation elite to its excellent internal innovation climate. Via the quality management platform “Q.wiki”, employees improve internal processes with suggestions and comments. “Our ‘Q.wiki’ integrates quality and process management much more into the everyday activities of our employees,” says managing director Manfred Grundner. “Thanks to this transparency, innovation is part of daily life in the entire company.”

A wealth of experience constantly available

The platform not only networks the Bihler team, it also preserves the knowledge from over six decades. Our wealth of experience is always up to date and available at any time to create valuable synergy effects between projects and to prevent the repetition of errors. Employees can also rely on a large pool of existing design solutions for new projects – a big plus if almost every project ends with a special system.

Image (from left): Pedro Gato López, Ranga Yogeshwar, Manfred Grundner (Managing Director)

 

Very successful forum in Göteborg

Halblech, 23.05.2019 – At the Forum Scandinavia in Göteborg the 31 participants from Sweden, Denmark and Finland were intensively informed on the current Bihler technology.

A main focus was on the standardized LEANTOOL progressive system for the servo stamping and forming machine GRM-NC. Together with the Bihler representatives Göran Bragd and Torben Theter, Stefan Krieg and Rudolf Anzenhofer presented how linear arranged tools can be realized much easier, faster and up to 50 percent less expensive by means of the standardized tool kit. Furthermore, the speakers presented the entire spectrum of Bihler machines - from mechanical to servo-controlled machines - for the economical production in all batch sizes.

Further focuses included the bNX software, the Bihler welding technology with the new welding control B 20K as well as the new services of the Customer Support. In addition, Mirko Miljevic from Axelent Industriteknik AB, new agent for Bihler from 2020, presented his company. And John Hansen from Meusburger presented in his lecture how tool components can be standardized efficiently.

Göran Bragd: "The Forum was very positive, both present and potential customers were very satisfied and impressed by the professional presentations."

Many thanks to all the participants for the intensive discussions we had.

Industry meets top-class sports

Halblech, May 23, 2019 – Yesterday, Wolfgang Maier (director of the alpine sports division of the German Ski Association) visited Bihler. Mathias Bihler and Maier talked about exciting parallels between industry and top-class sports. In both areas, it is important to reach the peak and retaining the top position. Wolfgang Maier and Mathias Bihler shared their knowledge and best practices concerning these topics.

The complete interview will be published in the new version of our customer magazine “b on top” in October 2019.

Supplier Innovation Award for Bihler and Schürholz

Halblech, April 29th, 2019 – At this year's Brose Technology Days in April, Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and Schürholz GmbH received the Brose Supplier Innovation Award.

The two companies received this award from the world's fourth-largest automotive supplier in recognition of their outstanding innovative achievements and excellent cooperation. Together with Brose, Bihler and Schürholz developed a pioneering production technology for manufacturing housings for actuation motors. Bihler's modular BIMERIC servo system served as the platform for a wide variety of machining and assembly processes such as stamping, bending, laser welding and the patented joining of covers and housings. The innovative combination of these processes has led to cost reduction, material saving and weight reduction.

Mathias Bihler, Managing Partner at Bihler, emphasizes: “The award highlights the great innovative strength of the Old Economy in mastering essential issues such as material efficiency”.

 

Contact

Vinzenz Hörmann
Press officer

Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik
GmbH & Co. KG
Lechbrucker Str. 15
87642 Halblech
Germany

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