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  • Blechexpo 2019

THE PRODUCTION OF THE FUTURE

Successful with standardization

With standardized, compatible Bihler technology you secure your competitive advantages. Manufacture stamped and formed parts flexibly in small and medium batch sizes on the GRM-NC with LEANTOOL progressive.

When quantities increase, you simply port the modular LEANTOOL one-to-one to a BZ high-speed machine. If the stamped and formed part grows into an assembly, you can transfer the progressive tool to the BIMERIC platform for additional assembly processes. You have free choice and profit from optimal utilization of your machinery.

 

Trend-setting automation solutions for e-mobility

Benefit from our wealth of experience in electric mobility. For many e-components, we offer trend-setting automation solutions – such as for shielding sleeves in HV charging plugs. These safety components are manufactured on the GRM-NC servo stamping and forming machine using the modular “LEANTOOL progressive system”: with very short “time to market”, excellent process stability and extremely high productivity.

The servo machine produces 170 shielding sleeves per minute with consistently high quality. Variant changes can be carried out in minutes and 100 percent reproduced. Bihler tool technology impresses with its straightforward design and its high degree of standardization. The “LEANTOOL progressive system” consists of three standardized modules with 250 mm each. 60 percent of the easily accessible bending tool are reusable standard parts. This significantly shortens implementation times and makes the tool particularly cost-effective.

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All-in-one manufacturing on one production system

In addition to shielding sleeves, Bihler servo technology also shows its strengths when producing battery cell connectors, ZSB circuits, busbars and hairpins. These hairpin-like components are responsible for the safe and efficient power transmission in electric car motors. They are manufactured on a BIMERIC production system with standardized machining processes – directly from coils of both round wire and flat wire.

The servo system combines all process steps such as highly dynamic feeding of the wire, cutting, NC-controlled mechanical stripping of the coating, simultaneous chamfering of the pin ends, pre-bending and 3D die bending as well as final measurement of the component geometry and inline readjustment. Variant changes take place “on the fly”, i.e. simply by calling up the stored data. Depending on the variant, the output is between 60 and 120 precision hairpins per minute.

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New, clean high-speed machine

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. The slide units are adapted to the high speeds and are designed to be much more robust.

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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Virtual planning and communication

With Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), Bihler heralds a new era in which support and service will be even faster, more transparent and more efficient. The Bihler VR solution opens up completely new possibilities even before the start of production. It allows the complete and detailed virtual representation of production systems and assembly lines. Everything that is subject to processes requiring explanation will be supported by VR technology in the future.

In the future, Bihler service will use AR solutions with the corresponding AR headsets to optimally support customers in operating their Bihler systems. In many cases, AR functionality can replace the traditional on-site visit of a service specialist. AR headsets and the wealth of experience of Bihler experts can often be used to solve problems much faster and more efficiently with a video call.

 

Standardized stamping and forming frames

In close cooperation with Meusburger, Bihler has developed standardized stamping and forming frames with Meusburger standard parts for Bihler NC presses. The new frames of the types “tunnel cut” and “spring-loaded guide plate” are available for NC presses with forces up to 400 kN. The standardization of stamping and forming frames comes with significant advantages: they are significantly more cost-effective, and they are also directly available from stock.

Producers of stamped and formed parts already using a Bihler NC press can obtain the exclusive stamping and forming frames quickly and easily from Meusburger. If you are considering the purchase of a new Bihler servo stamping and forming machine of the type RM-NC or GRM-NC including tool, you will receive an overall offer from Bihler consisting of the NC stamping and forming machine including the suitable standard stamping and forming frame from Meusburger.

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Bihler Lean Finance

When purchasing a new Bihler machine, we support you in close cooperation with our financing partner akf industriefinanz. Our goal is to ensure that your liquidity is maintained to a high degree. That is why we have developed lean financing solutions that are precisely tailored to your market and your company situation.

The advantage of our lean finance models “leasing”, “credit” and “lease-purchase” is that the machine finances itself through the monthly income generated. In addition, our models provide you with a fixed calculation basis and save you from using your credit lines. Another benefit: Bihler Lean Finance is completed by a comprehensive insurance package.

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