Safe mains supply
NEMA sockets are a common type of mains power receptacle used in the United States, Canada and parts of Asia. NEMA receptacles are designed for voltages of 125-600 volts and currents of 15-50 amps. It goes without saying that safe and simple use is the number-one priority. A key part in these receptacles is the connecting piece that carries the mains current to an attached electrical appliance or other load.
In the USA, this connecting piece is made on a GRM 80 mechanical stamping and forming machine and a BZ/2 processing center. Together, they carry out all the necessary steps, from punching and bending to thread cutting, screw insertion and assembly. These two Bihler systems, working in three lines, produce roughly 300 of these receptacle parts. There are around 80 variants of the final product. The Bihler machines, running 24/7, excel in terms of their reliability. They also operate as smart network, which allows them to buffer production – a valuable capability.