„Variable value added“
Efficient sub-assembly production with the BIMERIC Modular
Anyone who uses the Bihler LEANTOOL L250 system for linear bending tools benefits from minimum development times, cost savings of more than half, and an extremely short time-to-market. One the new BIMERIC Modular the linear toolings can be used in combination with value-added machining and assembly processes – for more efficiency in sub-assembly production.
In the past, whenever users wanted to create linear tools, they had to make do with dedicated tools that had to be developed for each individual project. Recently, Bihler introduced the LEANTOOL L250 system for this task. This is a standardized toolkit based on the proven LEANTOOL system, which makes the production of tools for linear bending operations significantly simpler, faster and more economical. In this way, all users can benefit from an end-to-end standard system with a defined structure and a high proportion of standard parts and blanks. A corresponding LEANTOOL L250 bending tool consists of up to 70 percent standard parts, irrespective of the production task in question. As a result, the manufacturing costs are up to 50 percent lower than for conventional bending tools.
Full LEANTOOL compatibility
On the BIMERIC servo production and assembly system the linear bending tools can be used in the form of an independent BM-L250 bending module. The BIMERIC Modular represents the next BIMERIC generation, which uses standardized process modules instead of individual modules. These bring together all the necessary individual components, interfaces and functions in a process-specific console. The process modules are pre-mounted as complete units on the BM platform. In addition to the BM-L250 bending module, two further modules for the feeding (EMR) and stamping (PM400) processes are also available at the BIMERIC Modular. Within this system, each individual module is standardized on the basis of the same principle and designed for a strip width of 80 mm.
Freely scalable for future tasks
The BIMERIC Modular also possesses so-called PLUS - empty locations. These are used to accommodate custom-built units for individual customer processes - in particular for assembly operations that (cannot yet) be standardized due to their exacting requirements. The advantage is that all the modules are optionally available for use depending on the task in question. In this way, the machine can be operated with a minimum hardware configuration, for example in the form of a single bending module. And if new processes have to be integrated some time in the future then the machine can subsequently be extended without difficulty. In practice, the increased level of standardization available with the new BIMERIC Modular permits shorter delivery times, simpler retrofitting, improved planning capabilities and therefore also greater production security.
The BIMERIC Modular
Standardized Process Modules