Electrical solenoid assembly
Roll forming application with limited access through interferences are a welcome alternative to crimping. In this example it is about roller forming a canister with interruption.
Closures of solenoids and sensors typically need to be watertight. Additionally access to the area that needs to be closed is limited or difficult. Roller forming is a well suited process, but overcoming the interference is a challenge.
Combining a customized roll forming head with the servo controlled ELECTRIC roll forming machine is a perfect solution.
This setup allows for the roll forming head to be oriented in a defined position while advancing to a position where the interference is no longer an obstical. Rotation and forming at this point can commense. After forming, roll forming head stops again in a defined position, from where it can return to its home position.
Facts & Figures
|Forming Process||Roller forming|
|Material||Aluminum, steel, stainless steel;|
|Shank type||Hollow, canister / can – like body|
|Rivet head geometry||Can Ø typical: 16-45mm|
|Forming Tool||Customized roll forming tool|
|Interface||Interface to external PLC for auxiliary functions|
|Performance Data||Complete machine cycle, including slide table: approx. 4 sec|
|Equipment||Workcell, manually operated|
|Application Area||Industrie, manufacturing, automotive, solenoid housing, sensor housing, cans, tubes, watertight canister|
|Devices||EB15 – ELECTRIC roll forming station|
|User Benefits: Process||Fast process, full-around, uniformly roll formed edge, completely watertight. Compact station, including various in-process quality assurance monitoring.|
|User Benefits: Economic||Substantial savings by keeping station very simple. No costly, additional mechanism & part handling was necessary.|