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Tube manufacturing with system One-of-a-kind products from a continuous assembly line

The first pipe must be suitable

Perfect cooperation: Bending, measuring, software

Independently of food, beverage or pharmaceutical industries, chemicals, bio-technique or air conditioning, at the shipyard or on a power plant construction site: for many applications tubes and pipes – at a high standard of quality, exactly formed and machined – are key products for successful market presence. Manufacturing of sophisticated customer-specific pipework in large quantities at competitive prizes on the quality level of standard products represents a serious challenge. Thus, for a superior and economic fabrication of complex tube and pipe geometries intelligent manufacturing solutions are required: the modular extensible manufacturing system from the PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS (PBS) division TRACTO-TECHNIK supports the workflow of tubes and pipes in an efficient and flexible manner. The modules of the system – bending machine, measuring technique and software – cooperate in a unique way.

Sophisticated economic production: One-of-a-kind parts for special machines assembly – the first tube segment must be suitable. Photo: PIPE BENDING SYSTEMSSophisticated economic production: One-of-a-kind parts for special machines assembly – the first tube segment must be suitable. Photo: PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS

Dr. Christan Gerlach, head of business area of PBS, explains: „Numerous excellent examples of the implantation of our efficient system can be seen in the field of high-prized, high quality tube production for machines for special applications. Rarely a tube geometry appears twice, most of them are unique – finally one-of-a-kind products. Today one of the most important manufacturers of food processing lines worldwide produces the tubes for the daily assembly of his apparatuses nearly just in time (during the year, in one single plant several hundred kilometres of tubes are installed). Of course each bend or elbow must be suitable.”

The workflow of the system is managed by a software module named PIPEFAB: beginning at the supply of the pipe from the high-rack, followed by the machining operations – marking, sawing, bending, deburring, welding – up to the finished part. „If the customer owns several plants, PIPEFAB is able to propose the actually most efficient site for the production of each part on the whole globe. Already now we of TRACTO-TECHNIK create the basis for global applications of digital engineering and manufacturing of piping network within the meaning of Industry 4.0. Our system applies independently of installing connecting pipes or manufacturing manually or automatically in the workshop” resumes Dr. Gerlach.

Dr.-Ing. Christian Gerlach, Head of business area TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG, PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS: „Our system modules assist the workflow in a unique way.” Photo: PIPE BENDING SYSTEMSDr.-Ing. Christian Gerlach, Head of business area TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG, PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS: „Our system modules assist the workflow in a unique way.” Photo: PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS

TRACTO-TECHNIK | PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS

Since more than 50 years we develop and manufacture sustainable and innovative machines, precise measuring systems and intelligent software solutions for the manufacturing of tubes and pipes. Thus, in the course of time a unique system for efficient tube production has been created. PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS offers the best solution if it comes to individual parts and small series production with high product variance. Here you can also figure out our core competence: Thinking about solutions in the area of tube manufacturing.

Contact:

TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG

PIPE BENDING SYSTEMS

Hunold-Rump-Str. 76-80

D-57368 Lennestadt

Phone: +49 (0) 2725 / 9540-0

Website: http://pipe-bending-systems.de

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