Energy-free grip rail coupling for transfer presses in sheet metal working wins in the category of “Automation & Handling”.
At this year’s Euroblech exhibition, the clamping system specialist Roemheld won the award of the same name in the category of “Automation & Handling”. At the trade fair in Hannover, the award was won by a newly developed grip rail coupling which was being presented for the first time at this exhibition for the European sheet metal working industry. The quick die clamping system is not only particularly compact and lightweight, but it also works without its own drive. With this product, Roemheld was able to convince the jury and fight off numerous competitors.
The innovation: the automated clamping element couples, uncouples and clamps grip rails used in presses without the need for an additional external source of hydraulic, electric or pneumatic energy. Instead, the innovative product uses the movement of the transfer rail for coupling and uncoupling. Clamping takes place by means of an interlocking connection and spring force.
The particularly compact and lightweight coupling system is made up of one active part, which is mounted on the transfer rail drive, and a matching passive part on the grip rail. As the components do not have to be fitted with tubes or pipes, they are particularly simple to install and retrofit.
Innovative solution from the technology leader for the optimisation of set-up times
“The award confirms Roemheld, through innovative and customer-oriented solutions, as the technology leader for the optimisation of set-up times in forming technology”, commented Andreas Reich, head of quick die clamping and changing systems at the Roemheld plant in Hilchenbach. “Furthermore, the award represents a satisfying acknowledgement of the great work performed by our committed team of engineers led by Frank Grosche.”
In 2016, it was the eighth time that the “Euroblech award” was presented by a jury comprising editors from the specialist journals ”MM Maschinenmarkt” and “blechnet”. Awards were handed out for innovations in the categories of “forming technology”, “punching technology”, “automation & handling”, “joining technology”, “separation technology", “surface technology” and “measurement and testing technology”.
To find out more about Roemheld’s full range of workholding and materials handling solutions, go to www.roemheld.co.uk or telephone 01462 459052.