Connectors, hydraulic valves
Agricultural and construction machines commonly use hydraulic systems to drive their work units. Electrically controlled hydraulic valves ensure that the pressures in these systems are regulated safely and reliably. Three- and four-point connectors for hydraulic valves are made on a BIMERIC BM 4500 servo production and assembly system. The contact part is made first. It is punched, stamped and drawn, then a thread is cut into it. Next, the connectors are assembled.
Flexible handling of variants
The BIMERIC BM 4500 inserts a screw, adds the casing, separates the contact part, and then fits out the assembly in a pick-and-place operation. The process is exceptionally reliable because the stamped and bended part is handled directly on the punch strip. Up to 80 connectors a minute in 16 variants can be made on this end-to-end system. Changeovers from one connector type to another are managed by a central control system and can be completed quickly and easily in under 30 minutes.