Bihler 4 Slide-NC to showcase Automation Integration in Metal Stamping using servo technology at Fabtech
With the integration of servo modules, enhanced material feed, and processing tools, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® offers customizable solutions for various applications and tooling requirements.
[Phillipsburg, NJ]: Bihler 4 Slide-NC, Inc. - the machine-building division of Bihler of America, Inc. - will show the latest servo-enabled technological implementations at booth #D45864 at Fabtech in Chicago, Illinois.
The Bihler 4 Slide-NC® boasts high productivity rates of up to 250 parts per minute, and offers the following attributes in operational excellence:
• Set-up times of as little as 5 to 30 minutes
• Rapid prototyping using 3D printed tools in less than two weeks
• Full tool compatibility with select mechanical 4 Slide machines
• Programmable cam change
"Imagine having the ability to try out early-stage concepts on a live machine," says Max Linder, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bihler of America. "That capability is changing how we train our new employees, and how we transfer our know-how to the next generation of tool designers. Instead of feeding abstract FEMA models, we now can prove strategies on a live production machine within hours."
The central machine controller - VC1 - provides an integrated recording and measurement of data to support operator performance and to ensure production reliability. By providing the tools to automate the process, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® elevates safety measures within the metal fabrication industry. In addition to process reliability and high production rate, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® implements machine safety standards by adding door safety switches to prevent exposure to shafts.
Bihler 4 Slide-NC will conduct at Fabtech a demo of the latest version of the Bihler 4 Slide-NC® machine with optimized features and upgraded safety enclosures, and will showcase the latest 3D-printed tooling on a live machine set-up.
About Bihler 4 Slide-NC
Bihler 4 Slide-NC, Inc. is a joint venture of Bihler of America, Inc. and Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik, Germany, providers of custom automation, contract manufacturing, and machine solutions that feature Bihler advanced servo-controlled systems. Bihler 4 Slide-NC is a leading producer of multi-piece assemblies, with decades of expertise in stamping, tapping, and welding. By integrating IoT and Instant Setup, Bihler 4 Slide-NC has brought about a vast improvement in the four-slide manufacturing sector. In addition to servo automation integration, Bihler 4 Slide-NC® technology is compatible with mechanical four-slides, thereby bridging what would otherwise be a 30-year gap in the market. Bihler 4 Slide-NC® technology is also compliant with IATF16949 and ISO 9001 quality standards.