Press release CNC Tube Bending Machines Time-optimized and precise control Today, processes in the producing industry must be faster, more cost-effective and more individualized. Saving even a few seconds has a noticeable effect on production efficiency. The new machine control from Schwarze-Robitec reduces auxiliary process time to a minimum. The bending machine manufacturer has broken down the original sequence of the bending process and arranged the individual steps synchronously. The new, effort-saving control software is supplemented by an integrated diagnostic and maintenance tool which minimizes downtimes. Schwarze-Robitec will be presenting the new development for the first time at the Tube 2014 in Düsseldorf at Booth E27 in Hall 5. “There are already a range of systems on the market, which allow individual processes to run simultaneously where possible”, explains Bert Zorn, Managing Director at Schwarze-Robitec. “Our control goes a crucial step further. It already prepares the respectively next working step during execution of the current process. Just-in-time, so to speak“. An example: While the tube is being fed to the tool, the clamping functions close almost fully. This means that the tool is immediately ready for the next bending step when the tube reaches its target position. For Schwarze-Robitec it was also very important to develop a simple, intuitive and effort-saving control. “In the past years, the number of machine functions has increased strongly”, reports Hartmut Stöhr, also Managing Director. “Before, the operator had to select and configure more and more parameters and functions. Now, our control takes over this time-intensive work as a standard feature. “The software finds the optimal parameters for the respective bending order thus reducing cycle times considerably. 1 Digital text and image material for your article can be found on the enclosed USB-Stick. Press release Menu navigation and structure are also designed in a clear manner which simplifies workflow additionally. The integrated diagnostic and maintenance tool guides the operator through all setting and optimizing steps and checks all data reliably for validity. If the machine operator forgets to define a parameter, the tool will remind him of this. “Fitted with such aids, our control software clearly contributes to faster and more economical production processes”, supplements Stöhr in conclusion. At the fair booth E27 in Hall 5 of the Tube in Düsseldorf the Schwarze-Robitec specialists will personally provide information about the advantages of the new machine control in person. Status: Volume: Photos: April 7th, 2014 2,428 characters (including spaces) 1 Photo caption The new, easy-to-operate machine control from Schwarze-Robitec clocks the individual working steps synchronous for time-optimized production. Schwarze-Robitec GmbH – The Company Having been founded in 1903, Schwarze-Robitec is among the international leading experts in the area of tube bending machines. Since 2011, the company has been run by Managing Directors Bert Zorn and Hartmut Stöhr. At the head office in Cologne, the cold-bending machine specialist currently employs 130 staff. The company is represented worldwide through long-standing partners. As early as in 1977, Schwarze-Robitec produced the world’s first CNC tube bending machine. Over 2,400 machines have been sold to date, many of which have been in unrestricted use in production for over 35 years. In addition to tube bending machines and bending tools, the range supplied by Schwarze-Robitec also includes tube perforating machines, measuring systems and solutions in special engineering. Without exception, the Schwarze-Robitec list of references includes all of the prestigious manufacturers from the automotive industry, energy sector and shipbuilding. Furthermore, the company’s solutions are used in aerospace and many other industries. More information about Schwarze-Robitec can be found online at www.schwarze-robitec.com. 2 Digital text and image material for your article can be found on the enclosed USB-Stick. Press release Company Contact Schwarze-Robitec GmbH Dipl.-Betr.-Wirt (FH) Hartmut Stöhr • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bert Zorn Schwarze-Robitec GmbH Olpener Straße 460–474 • 51109 Cologne • Germany Phone: +49 (0)221 89008-0 • Fax: +49 (0)221 89008-9920 E-Mail: email@example.com • Internet: www.schwarze-robitec.com Advertisements Corinna Hellwig • Schwarze-Robitec GmbH Olpener Straße 460–474 • 51109 Cologne • Germany Phone: +49 221 89008-0 • Fax: +49 221 89008-9920 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Internet: www.schwarze-robitec.com Press Contact Rebecca Brisbois • additiv pr GmbH & Co. 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