EuroBLECH Bulletin
Issue 29
October 2014

News from the Organisers

Exhibitor record for EuroBLECH 2014

For Visitors

Only one week to go – buy or activate your ticket now!

“Champions in Sheet Metal Working“: Visit the awards ceremony!

Exhibitor Search by Products & Services and Smartphone App now live

Seminar on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview available

Career day at EuroBLECH 2014

Travel packages and special offers by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa

Industry and technology news

Victor’s Versatile VCM 200 Portable Cutting Machine improves straight line and circle cutting performance

Schuler: First linear hammer with Servo Technology

transfluid technology allows energy savings of up to 70% compared to conventional hydraulic systems

Fraunhofer IWU: Focus on composite materials

Hypertherm unveils a NEW special application torch for HPRXD systems, demonstrates latest technologies and more at EuroBLECH 2014

SSAB

Forming

EuroBLECH

BLECH events

News from the Organisers

Exhibitor record for EuroBLECH 2014


From 21-25 October 2014 the international sheet metal working industry will meet again for its leading industry fair, EuroBLECH 2014, in Hanover, Germany. In our latest video we present the trends and focus in advance of this year’s show.
Read more »


For Visitors

Only one week to go – buy or activate your ticket now!


Visitors who buy their tickets in advance from the online ticket shop at www.euroblech.com will save money and time on-site. The day ticket entry price on-site is €35; visitors who buy online pay €28. The season ticket price on-site is €55, online it is €48.
Read more »


“Champions in Sheet Metal Working“: Visit the awards ceremony!


You would like to know the winners of the EuroBLECH Competition “Champions in Sheet Metal Working”? Visit our official awards ceremony of the EuroBLECH Competition! The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 15.00 hrs up in the gallery in Hall 13.
Read more »


Exhibitor Search by Products & Services and Smartphone App now live


By simply accessing the EuroBLECH 2014 Product Search, visitors can search for exhibitors by their products and services and compile tailored exhibitor lists. It is also possible to save the results of the searches using the free Fair Planner. Registered visitors can organise and process the data and lists they have compiled in order to plan their visit.
Read more »


Seminar on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel


The 3rd International Seminar on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel organised by Grundig Akademie Group will take place on 22nd October 2014 in the Convention Centre at EuroBLECH 2014.
Read more »


EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview available


The official online EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview with detailed information on many exhibitors and their products is available. With this user-friendly online version visitors will be able to create and print their personalised Show Preview, with company and product descriptions sorted by hall or category. The official EuroBLECH 2014 Online Show Preview will provide detailed information about the exhibits, new technologies and sophisticated solutions which will be displayed in Hanover.
Read more »


Career day at EuroBLECH 2014


For students, young engineers or individuals looking for employment, EuroBLECH 2014 will host a Job Board for the sheet metal working industry on-site. More than 170 vacancies from exhibiting companies will be displayed in hall 14, stand K48. On Saturday, 25th October 2014, students will receive free entry to EuroBLECH when showing their students’ card.
Read more »


Travel packages and special offers by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa


On the exhibition website, visitors can find a choice of travel agencies from different countries that can conveniently make all travel arrangements for a visit to EuroBLECH 2014 and often include the transfer and admission into the exhibition. Special rail and flight offers for visitors attending EuroBLECH 2014 are offered by Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, and Lufthansa.
Read more »


Industry and technology news

Victor’s Versatile VCM 200 Portable Cutting Machine improves straight line and circle cutting performance


Victor® is pleased to announce the release of the VCM 200 Portable Cutting Machine that is CE approved for the European market. This tractor-type machine offers constant speed (from 2.5 to 150 cm per minute) across a wide range of temperatures. When even faster speeds are required, a high-speed version is available up to 300 cm per minute.
Read more »


Schuler: First linear hammer with Servo Technology


Schuler unveiled the first linear hammer with Servo Technology at the RUD-Schöttler forge shop in Hagen, Germany, last Friday. A large audience of experts from the forging industry was in attendance as the line was officially put into operation. Forging hammers were previously driven either hydraulically, pneumatically or by a flat belt. Schuler’s new development, however, features a linear motor – as used, for example, by the Transrapid maglev train.
Read more »


transfluid technology allows energy savings of up to 70% compared to conventional hydraulic systems


Opinions are usually divided when it comes to which drive is better for tube processing. Electrical drives demonstrate their strengths through precision and especially energy efficiency. Conventional hydraulic drives with their high level of robustness and unique power density have been missing precisely this energy efficiency up to now. Now that has changed with a crucial development by transfluid. This solution-finding company, based in Schmallenberg, has substantially improved the efficiency of hydraulic drives. The high level of energy efficiency is impressive with energy savings of up to 70%.
Read more »


Fraunhofer IWU: Focus on composite materials

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU will be exhibiting recent research findings in the field of sheet metal working at EuroBLECH from 21-25 October, 2014 (Hall 11/Booth C05). The focus will be on two world firsts: A new technology for thermoforming organic sheets will eventually allow fibre-reinforced components to be produced in a way that is significantly quicker and more energy-efficient. Researchers at the IWU have also achieved an additional breakthrough in the production of metal-plastic hybrid components: process combining makes it possible for deep drawing, injection moulding, and active media-based shaping processes to take place in a single production facility.
Read more »


Hypertherm unveils a NEW special application torch for HPRXD systems, demonstrates latest technologies and more at EuroBLECH 2014

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, is pleased to announce its participation at the upcoming EuroBLECH 2014 exhibition featuring the latest cutting technologies and introducing a new special application torch for HPRXD® systems. There will be live demonstrations at Hypertherm’s stand in Hall 13, Stand D50.
Read more »


SSAB

Forming

EuroBLECH

BLECH events

News from the Organisers

Exhibitor record for EuroBLECH 2014

From 21-25 October 2014 the international sheet metal working industry will meet again for its leading industry fair, EuroBLECH 2014, in Hanover, Germany. In our latest video we present the trends and focus in advance of this year’s show.

A record number of 1,600 exhibitors from 38 countries will put their innovative products and services on display in eight exhibition halls, on a total net floor space of 86,500 sqm. This represents a 5% increase in exhibitor numbers and a 3% increase in floor space compared to the previous show.
The proportion of international exhibitors at EuroBLECH is, once again, very high (50%). At this year’s exhibition, major exhibitor countries next to Germany are Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, the USA and Great Britain.

EuroBLECH offers its audience a comprehensive overview of the prevailing technological trends in sheet metal working. Companies looking to find suitable machinery and smart solutions for modern production can find an extensive product range, from conventional systems through to advanced, high-tech processes.

http://www.euroblech.com
http://www.euroblech.com/english/euroblech/live/videos-2014/


For Visitors

Only one week to go – buy or activate your ticket now!

Visitors who buy their tickets in advance from the online ticket shop at www.euroblech.com will save money and time on-site. The day ticket entry price on-site is €35; visitors who buy online pay €28. The season ticket price on-site is €55, online it is €48.

Visitors, who have received an invitation from an exhibitor or a complimentary admission ticket, can now activate their tickets via the show website.

The opening hours of the exhibition are from Tuesday 21st October until Friday 24th October 2014 from 9.00 to 18.00 and on Saturday 25th October from 9.00 to 15.00.

https://www.messe-ticket.de/DMAG/EuroBLECH2014
http://globis.euroblech.de/ticketregistration


“Champions in Sheet Metal Working“: Visit the awards ceremony!

You would like to know the winners of the EuroBLECH Competition “Champions in Sheet Metal Working”? Visit our official awards ceremony of the EuroBLECH Competition! The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 15.00 hrs up in the gallery in Hall 13.
Here the winners of the following three categories will be announced:
1. Production in a record time
2. Solution for a complex problem
3. Production of an unusual product made of sheet metal
All submitted entries can still be viewed on the Competition website.

http://www.euroblech.com/english/competition/vote/


Exhibitor Search by Products & Services and Smartphone App now live

By simply accessing the EuroBLECH 2014 Product Search, visitors can search for exhibitors by their products and services and compile tailored exhibitor lists. It is also possible to save the results of the searches using the free Fair Planner. Registered visitors can organise and process the data and lists they have compiled in order to plan their visit.

Smartphone users can now use the Smartphone Show Guide at www.eb2go.de. Free iPhone and Android Apps are also available.

http://globis.euroblech.de/exhibitorsproducts
http://www.eb2go.de


Seminar on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

The 3rd International Seminar on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel organised by Grundig Akademie Group will take place on 22nd October 2014 in the Convention Centre at EuroBLECH 2014.

The seminar will be held in English. For further information about the seminar, please visit the Grundig Akademie Group website, where you are now able to register as a participant.

Please note that registration for this seminar is only valid in conjunction with the purchase of an admission ticket to EuroBLECH 2014. Tickets are available to purchase via the EuroBLECH Online Shop or on-site during the exhibition.

http://hotforming-academy.com/index.php?page=euroblech-2014


EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview available

The official online EuroBLECH 2014 Show Preview with detailed information on many exhibitors and their products is available. With this user-friendly online version visitors will be able to create and print their personalised Show Preview, with company and product descriptions sorted by hall or category.

The official EuroBLECH 2014 Online Show Preview will provide detailed information about the exhibits, new technologies and sophisticated solutions which will be displayed in Hanover.
We hope you enjoy browsing the Show Preview and look forward to welcoming you to EuroBLECH 2014.

http://www.euroblech.com/preview/english/


Career day at EuroBLECH 2014

For students, young engineers or individuals looking for employment, EuroBLECH 2014 will host a Job Board for the sheet metal working industry on-site. More than 170 vacancies from exhibiting companies will be displayed in hall 14, stand K48. On Saturday, 25th October 2014, students will receive free entry to EuroBLECH when showing their students’ card.

http://www.euroblech.com/english/job-market/


Travel packages and special offers by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa

On the exhibition website, visitors can find a choice of travel agencies from different countries that can conveniently make all travel arrangements for a visit to EuroBLECH 2014 and often include the transfer and admission into the exhibition.

Special rail and flight offers for visitors attending EuroBLECH 2014 are offered by Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, and Lufthansa.

Deutsche Bahn offers discounted rail travel with 100% green energy to EuroBLECH 2014. Visitors from Brussels, Zurich or Copenhagen benefit from a discounted price for a return trip to EuroBLECH 2014 in Hanover. 1st class tickets vary between €275 and €321, and 2nd class tickets between €188 and €215. Tickets are valid from 19-27 October 2014 and are available to book. To book a ticket, call +49 (0)1806 31 11 53 and quote ‘EuroBLECH’ as the reference.

Discounted Lufthansa flights to Hanover International Airport (HAJ) are available from many international airports. The special rates apply to flights between the 14th October and 1st November 2014. With the access code "GBZANKN" visitors can take advantage of the special offer through a special online booking platform or an IATA/ARC travel agent.

More information about the special offers from Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn as well as other travel packages is available in the travel section of the exhibition website.

http://www.euroblech.com/english/travel/travel-packages


Industry and technology news

Victor’s Versatile VCM 200 Portable Cutting Machine improves straight line and circle cutting performance

Victor® is pleased to announce the release of the VCM 200 Portable Cutting Machine that is CE approved for the European market.

This tractor-type machine offers constant speed (from 2.5 to 150 cm per minute) across a wide range of temperatures. When even faster speeds are required, a high-speed version is available up to 300 cm per minute. A cone disc drive and AC induction motor provide excellent cutting results, while dual drive controls and a direct speed readout allow the operator to quickly and easily adjust parameters.

When used with an optional radius rod, the VCM 200 can cut accurate circles from 10 to 240 cm diameter, allowing even inexperienced operators to produce high quality circle cuts.

The VCM 200 is supplied with a Victor MT210A machine torch, capable of cutting up to 175 mm mild steel. This two hose torch features a high performance “straight through” design that minimizes turbulence and improves cut quality.

An optional adaptor provides compatibility with the Victor® Thermal Dynamics® SL100 plasma torch, supplied with Cutmaster® systems and also supplied as a retrofit torch for many other plasma systems, allowing fabricators to produce high quality cuts on stainless steel and aluminium.

Picture: VCM 200 Portable Cutting machine improves cutting performance
Photo: Victor Technologies Limited

http://www.victortechnologies.eu


Schuler: First linear hammer with Servo Technology

Schuler unveiled the first linear hammer with Servo Technology at the RUD-Schöttler forge shop in Hagen, Germany, last Friday. A large audience of experts from the forging industry was in attendance as the line was officially put into operation. Forging hammers were previously driven either hydraulically, pneumatically or by a flat belt. Schuler’s new development, however, features a linear motor – as used, for example, by the Transrapid maglev train.

Schuler’s Managing Director Jochen Früh said that thanks to the new drive system, the hammer was not only regulated absolutely accurately, but also used in controlled operation more precisely than ever before. The ability to precisely position and flexibly control the slide opened up completely new possibilities – not only for precision forging, but also in terms of energy efficiency, he continued. A pilot project on the topic is currently being run at RUD-Schöttler, sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment.

With its dosage of impact energy and in its slide control, the patented hammer drive enables an exceptionally high degree of precision in forging: the repeat accuracy of the forging blows has a divergence of less than one percent. Thomas Hüttenhein, general manager of RUD-Schöttler said that the new drive technology even offered the possibility of precision forging without impact areas. This eliminated the previously standard hard-on-hard blows for balancing temperature and material fluctuations, Thomas Hüttenhein continued.

The electronic control system automatically adjusts the energy input and number of necessary forging blows to the actual forging result after each blow – until the preselected part thickness is achieved. The influence of engraving wear on part accuracy can therefore be compensated by regulating the energy dosage. This improves product quality and makes it possible to continually document the process data.

Schuler’s new drive technology therefore offers maximum flexibility in adapting to increasingly specialized application areas and processes in forging. The elimination of die-to-die hard-on-hard blows means a reduction in the total number of forging blows – thus reducing cycle times and the energy needed for forming. Together with the non-contact and maintenance-free linear drive, which directly converts electrical energy into the mechanical movement of the hammer slide, the potential energy savings are up to 20 percent. Thus, energy efficiency reaches a value of more than 90 percent.

Precise control of the upper slide also enables the integration of stretching and rolling blows, as well as bending operations, into the actual forging process under the hammer. In the case of low impact energies, the linear motor can be started from any position and thus also reduces cycle times by eliminating unnecessarily long slide strokes. This greatly increases the potential areas of application. The ability to precisely control the linear drive means that the new linear hammer is ideal for automation with robots.

In addition, there is no more need for all previous components used to generate compressed air or hydraulic storage energy. As a result, the hammer is also virtually maintenance-free. By avoiding hard-on-hard blows on the impact surfaces, the load on die and hammer was also drastically reduced. Thomas Hüttenhein concluded that this lead to a reduction in noise emissions and thus opened up the possibility – in combination with conventional soundproofing – of three-shift operation.

Picture: Schuler unveiled the first linear hammer with Servo Technology at the RUD-Schöttler forge shop in Hagen, Germany.
Photo: Schuler

http://www.schulergroup.com


transfluid technology allows energy savings of up to 70% compared to conventional hydraulic systems

Opinions are usually divided when it comes to which drive is better for tube processing. Electrical drives demonstrate their strengths through precision and especially energy efficiency. Conventional hydraulic drives with their high level of robustness and unique power density have been missing precisely this energy efficiency up to now. Now that has changed with a crucial development by transfluid. This solution-finding company, based in Schmallenberg, has substantially improved the efficiency of hydraulic drives. The high level of energy efficiency is impressive with energy savings of up to 70%.

Stefanie Flaeper, Managing Director of transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH says that they implemented the controls on the hydraulic pumps using servo motors. It was primarily the effective interaction of different technical details that allowed the sustainable optimisation. This made tube processing even more economical, she explained. The speed and thus the volume flow of the pump is adapted exactly to the required pressure in the new hydraulic drives from transfluid. The energy losses that are otherwise caused by oil on the pressure valve are thus avoided completely. The speed and thus the volume flow of the pump are also adjusted exactly to the required volume flows. This thus eliminates the flow loss from pressure regulation that is usually the case.

The motor is still as soon as no hydraulic function is active. No heat is produced in the system at this moment. This state is achieved several times, even during an automatic cycle. For example the servo pump is stationary if the mechanical axes, longitudinal feed or rotation on a bending machine are active. This reduces the overall duty cycle of the pump and thus saves energy.

The size is substantially reduced in comparison to normal three-phase motors because servo motors can be overloaded for a short period with a multiple of the nominal power. This results in lower inertia and improved dynamics. Comparably small pumps are also installed because the servo motor has a wide speed range. These pumps can be driven with up to 3,000 rpm. This keeps the inertia of the pump low.

The high level of energy efficiency means that refrigeration is not normally necessary. This reduces the energy consumption of the cooler and also eliminates the dust that is otherwise raised by a fan propeller. There is no noise from a fan and also no cooling fins that need cleaning.

transfluid uses quiet internal gear pumps for noise reduction. There is no flow-generated noise from throttle valves and delivery valves and there is absolute silence in stand-by operation because the pump is stopped and there is no noise from the cooler. transfluid can realise a hydraulic system with an output of approx. 55 l/min and a high operating cycle of different volume flows with a noise level of less than 75 dBA.

The hydraulic bending machine DB 2076 3A-CNC by transfluid has a hydraulic aggregate with an output of approx. 60 l/min and an operating pressure of a maximum of 200 bar. This requires a 15 kW drive with a conventional design. Approximately 80 % of the drive power is demanded on average because normal motors also have a high power requirement when idle. With six hours of daily use this results in annual power consumption of 15,840 kWh. In a typical bend cycle with interval times of 5 s to remove and load the tubes a servo pump has an average power consumption of less than 4 kW, which corresponds to annual consumption of 5,280 kWh. If one kilowatt hour costs 0.25 Euros then this application of the technology already saves power costs of 2,640 Euros per year.

A reduction in maintenance and repair costs can be added to this total because of the simplified fan technology. It is usually possible to completely forego throttle and pressure valves. Pressure switches to poll the axes are also no longer necessary and are replaced by a central pressure sensor.

The pressure on all axes can be regulated and the speed of all hydraulic axes easily set using a touch panel. The positioning of the axis is possible with an accuracy of 0.05 mm as long as a position sensor is integrated (optional). It is sometimes even possible to forego control with an expensive control valve and all the control electronics. The price of the HNC axis is thus reduced. The prices of the conventional hydraulics and the servo pump are almost identical. Thus the sustainable efficiency pays off from the very first use.

Picture: Energy is saved thanks to the substantially higher energy efficiency.
Photo: transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH

http://www.transfluid.de


Fraunhofer IWU: Focus on composite materials

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU will be exhibiting recent research findings in the field of sheet metal working at EuroBLECH from 21-25 October, 2014 (Hall 11/Booth C05). The focus will be on two world firsts: A new technology for thermoforming organic sheets will eventually allow fibre-reinforced components to be produced in a way that is significantly quicker and more energy-efficient. Researchers at the IWU have also achieved an additional breakthrough in the production of metal-plastic hybrid components: process combining makes it possible for deep drawing, injection moulding, and active media-based shaping processes to take place in a single production facility.

In addition, projects such as thick-sheet clinching, Magnesium sheet forming, internal high-pressure sheet forming, hydroforming and machine tools and automation will be on display with the help of exhibits and demonstration components. An additional theme of the show is the ”E³-Research Factory Resource-Efficient Production”, which Fraunhofer IWU launched in May, 2014.

Fibre-reinforced plastics such as GFRP have excellent material properties: low density and high strength combined with good corrosion properties and excellent design freedom in construction and processing. This makes them the perfect starting point for a wide range of applications and in particular for tapping into potential for lightweight construction. Mutual interactions make it possible for functional benefits or desired material properties to be combined in a single material. Nevertheless, it takes much more energy and time to produce fibre-reinforced plastics than metals.

The composite materials are made up of a bed-forming matrix and reinforcing fibres. Duroplast has been a popular matrix material in the past, but its processing is quite energy-intensive, the material is not very suitable for recycling and only some of the process steps can be automated. As a result, thermoplastics have recently gained popularity because they are more recyclable, can be stored almost indefinitely and can be processed in shorter cycle times. Nevertheless, the high melting viscosity does not allow processing with established injection processes such as resin transfer moulding (RTM). Thus, fully impregnated and consolidated flat organic sheets with continuous fibre reinforcement are increasingly used. The advantage is that these can be processed with established mass production systems used in sheet metal forming. Typical areas of application include energy-absorbing components, structural or safety-related components in automotive engineering or aerospace, as well as in high-performance sports and safety engineering. The high energy demands required for heating and the complex handling process have stood in the way of their suitability for mass production to date.

At Fraunhofer IWU, a new technology for thermoforming organic sheets has been developed in conjunction with WESOM Textil GmbH as part of a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony. This technology significantly shortens the process chain and considerably reduces the total energy required for production. In the past, organic sheets were first heated and then transported to forming stations, where they were then reshaped and, after a cooling period, finally de-moulded. The process optimization for the research project addresses the necessary step of heating the organic sheet and the complex handling requirements of the unstable semi-finished product. The electrically conductive metal fibres in the composite material can make the heating and forming processes more energy-efficient, allowing the material to be formed in a single process step and a single production facility. This development renders intermediate transport no longer necessary. Danilo Mattheß, Research Assistant at Fraunhofer IWU explained that before the forming process, the organic sheet has already been exposed to electrical current in the press. Because of resistance losses, the heating of the material could be initiated and controlled.

The energy demands can be significantly reduced as compared to conventional heating processes with infrared radiators, hot-air ovens, or contact heating. The new technology removes the need for a complex handling process between the heating and forming stations, and overheating of the organic sheet can be avoided. Mattheß said that the shorter cycle times, lower energy demands and targeted control of heat distribution were clear advantages over traditional production methods and could lead to breakthroughs in thermoforming processes for three-dimensional fibre-reinforced components.

Today, more than ever the automotive industry is searching for lightweight solutions that guarantee the stability of body elements, yet can be produced inexpensively. In addition to Aluminium and Magnesium alloys, special emphasis is once again being placed on plastics in the form of composite structures with metals. The plastic structures in the component offer better torsional stiffness and bending strength, while metal provides the necessary strength. In addition to weight reduction, plastics processing allows for especially complex structures to be produced by means of an injection moulding process. In contrast to pure metal components, the degree of material utilization for plastics is moreover nearly 100 percent. Hybrid components also allow additional functionality to be integrated into parts and body components while providing for the division of functional tasks. This enables manufacturers to introduce specialized elements for the purposes of joining and assembly.

Traditionally, in a first production step the metal component will be produced separately. Then it will be inserted in a injection moulding machine and the injection moulding process takes place for producing the plastic part and for joining. This process chain requires numerous process steps in various production facilities. Fraunhofer IWU, working together with Technische Universität Chemnitz, has developed a process combination that allows manufacturers to produce metal-plastic hybrid parts in a single production step. The metal test component is deep-drawn in a first sub-step and the plastic is injected later in the same die. Researchers were able to use the high injection pressure to form secondary design elements in the test component. André Albert, Group leader at Fraunhofer IWU explained that a special challenge was the need to develop a suitable die. In order to achieve the best possible consistency in the injection process, the die must be heated. The die that was developed was fitted into a deep-drawing press and coupled with an injection moulding bolt on unit. The process was stabilized during the course of the tests, and first test components were produced. As a next step, the procedure is expected to be transferred to near serial parts for the automotive industry for application in body components such as engine hoods, B-pillars and cross members. The process combination not only allows manufacturers to explore further potential for lightweight construction and increase material utilization: Albert added that the new production process significantly shortened the process chain for producing these hybrid components, leading to considerable savings in both time and cost. This work was performed within the Federal Cluster of Excellence EXC 1075 ”MERGE Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures” and supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Financial support is gratefully acknowledged.

http://www.iwu.fraunhofer.de/


Hypertherm unveils a NEW special application torch for HPRXD systems, demonstrates latest technologies and more at EuroBLECH 2014

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, is pleased to announce its participation at the upcoming EuroBLECH 2014 exhibition featuring the latest cutting technologies and introducing a new special application torch for HPRXD® systems. There will be live demonstrations at Hypertherm’s stand in Hall 13, Stand D50.

Several cutting technologies will get demonstrated including Hypertherm’s HyPrecision™ Waterjet cutting products that include pumps ranging from 15 to 150 horsepower, precision cutting heads and abrasive delivery equipment. The systems feature Advanced Intensifier Technology to extend maintenance intervals, reduce maintenance time and maximize performance. Hypertherm HyPrecision Waterjet systems are part of Hypertherm’s Built for Business™ Integrated Cutting Solutions in which Hypertherm’s ProNest® nesting software, automation products (computer numeric controller (CNC), torch height control (THC)), and HyPrecision Waterjet work together to automatically apply the right cutting parameters and adjust the feed rate, abrasive flow rate, pump pressure and more.

In addition, Hypertherm will demonstrate several of the latest enhanced capabilities for its HyPerformance® HPRXD product line, giving end users more options and flexibility for multiple cutting applications including its advanced technologies True Bevel™, Rapid Part™ and True Hole™ that are part of Hypertherm’s Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solutions platform as well.

The complete Powermax® family will be displayed including the two newest members of the product family; the Powermax30® XP and the most powerful Powermax125®.
Besides all the new products and technologies, the company will feature their CAM nesting software line, automation products as well as torch and consumable technologies from Hypertherm and its Centricut® brand.

http://www.hypertherm.com