From shavers to washing machines
Since the very outset, Bihler technology and household equipment have been linked inseparably. Components produced on Bihler production systems can be found in many areas of our daily life. In electric shavers, the oscillating head ensures shaving without injury.
In washing machines, damping elements guarantee that the washing machine does not start to bounce during the spin cycle. Energy-saving lamps illuminate our living space and outlets provide power for all electrical appliances.
Even safety razors, particularly the blades, contain a wealth of Bihler technology. For their production, individual magazines with 4,000 pre-ground, flat blades each are fed to the RM 40K mechanical stamping and forming machine. The machine then isolates the separate blades and cuts the side contours, creates the bend and sharpens the blades.
The highly efficient machine and tool concept ensures optimal handling of the individual blades. At the same time, the smallest possible bending angle for the extremely hard material can be achieved.
Modern buildings often come with prefabricated facade elements that have especially high insulating properties or are even capable of generating electricity themselves via integrated solar panels. Heavy-duty expanding-wedge anchors are used to fix the elements in place. The expanding wedge secures the anchor and its load (the element) into the building wall – a system that is as simple as it is efficient. The same applies to the production of anchors on the Bihler Multicenter MC 82. The stamping and forming multi-slide machine supports a wide variety of process technologies on a single system and, at 150 segment anchors per minute, guarantees optimum productivity.
Windows and doors create open spaces and offer protection at the same time. The fittings and hinges as the interface between inside and outside are especially important. They ensure that windows and doors open and close properly even after many years of use. Today, every window contains a healthy portion of Bihler technology. Material-efficient manufacturing solutions for window fittings are our specialty. For instance, for corner guides, belt rollers, spring tapes or window locks.
In the case of a control plate for adjusting the window lock mechanism, the customer saves 75% material with the Bihler manufacturing solution on a Multicenter MC 120 compared to using progressive equipment, and tool life is five times longer. By compressing the material during the Bihler production process, the final assembly also offers significantly better mechanical properties.
Taking the weight
Snow guards make sure that snow and ice stay on the roof rather than causing snow slides. The snow guards are rather like hooks, which are fitted over the entire surface of the roof, and can be attached to virtually any type of roof tile. All the snow guards have an identical triangular element that restrains the snow, but their length, the drilling pattern and bending will vary depending on how they are secured and on the construction of the roof.
The COMBITEC CC1 Forming Center is ideal for manufacturing the sizable stamped and formed metal parts, as its high press and bending forces were specially conceived to produce long, large precision parts. As well as the high production speed of up to 60 parts per minute, the Forming Center also scores through short setup times when changing the variant being manufactured.