Innovative tools ensure optimum fineblanking production
Faster, more complex, cheaper: Automotive suppliers have to manage this balancing act – Feintool makes it possible with its tools. One big topic is increasing cost pressure spanning the entire supply chain from OEMs to parts suppliers. In this situation, the faster companies can produce, the better. Feintool has already broken speed records with its presses, which run up to 200 press strokes per minute – but only with the right tool.
For this purpose, Feintool has developed the Speed tool concept. Here, the part is not cut completely; a few places are left connected to the strip. It is then transported with the strip, pressed out in the next step and removed from the tool with a conveyor belt. This ensures that the parts do not land in the tool space and have to be blown or cleared out. This saves customers one thing in particular: time.
To guarantee fast and low-cost production nonetheless, Feintool has developed innovative rotary and lateral transfer tools. These are characterized by the fact that as many process steps as possible – for example, deburring and forming – are integrated into the tool. This happens “out of strip,” that is, outside of the strip. Two exactly identical parts are cut out on a strip, which are transferred to the left and right to the next process step. There, the exact same operation takes place simultaneously on both sides. Due to the symmetry and the synchronism of the actions, the forces are lifted and tilting moments are avoided.
Feintool’s nearly 60 years of experience ensure that the right tool can be found for every part and every press. The fineblanking experts can attend to their customers throughout the entire part development process, including with simulations, 3D-printed sample parts and prototyping. The customers receive a part that meets their requirements and can be produced as cost-effectively as possible. Feintool then develops and builds the right tool.
Feintool is present for the entire process: Feintool tests the tool, assists with setting it into operation and starting up production on site. It is also glad to help with maintenance.