Water Pump Housing
BalTec was asked to develop a process to retain a roller bearing in a newly designed water pump housing made of die-cast aluminum. Major criteria for this new product line were cycle-time, and the finished roll-form had to be flush to the bearing, plus of course, not jeopardize functionality.
Traditional pneumatic machines could not provide enough stroke or speed to meet the customer’s requirements. The burnishing application required a long approach stroke but a slow linear forming speed due to the die-cast aluminum, a difficult material to form.
For success of the new product line, cycle-time as well as finished roll-form was critical.
With the fully programmable ELECTRIC roll-former, both critical requirements from the customer were met. Since the 100 mm standard stroke offering provided adequate travel, plus offered linear speeds up to 140 mm/sec, the ELECTRIC roller forming machine was a perfect fit.
Facts & Figures
|Riveting Force||5.00 kN|
|Riveting Process||Roller forming, burnishing|
|Material||Die cast aluminium|
|Forming Time||appr. 1.2 sec / Rpm: 200 rpm|
|Forming Tool||Roller forming head|
|Process Mode||Time Mode|
|Area of Application||Automotive, water pump housings, robots|
|User Benefits. Process||Enough stroke or speed for production and optimum cycle time|
|User Benefits: Economic||Successful implementation of new product line|