Vibrators for the automotive industry
Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers rely on vibration drives from NetterVibration, which are used in assessing the quality of component parts. Settings on these vibrators can be precisely adjusted, allowing their testing engineers to expose parts to specific, repeatable frequencies, amplitudes and accelerations. This yields data on a wide range of characteristics, such as their fatigue strength. Improvements can therefore be made based on the outcome of the tests. Depending on your specific needs, we can help you determine which product is best for you, including custom adaptations as needed.
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Plus, we offer several vibrational conveyor systems that can move your parts and products with higher accuracy and lower energy use than conventional conveyors, and are effective with small parts, such as screws, pins and brackets, as well as larger assembly parts. Depending on your plant’s configuration, we offer solutions that can be installed in confined areas with relatively little space, such as under presses. NetterVibration also offers highly effective compaction solutions that can maximize the number of parts that fit into shipping containers, reducing your shipping costs.
Our experienced application experts here to help you determine which solution is right for your application and make sure that meets your needs once it’s up and running. Just contact us and let us know how we can make your operation more efficient and more profitable.
Efficient Conveying of Production Waste
A major supplier of the automotive industry is replacing his pneumatic thrust cylinders for conveying the waste parts of the punching tools by Netter conveyor system series LineDrive. With the new conveyor system it will be possible to significantly reduce the operating costs, which means that the investment costs will have paid off within 6 months.
The user is the world’s leading supplier in the field of acoustic and thermal management for motor vehicles. He provides innovative and cost-efficient solutions for acoustic and thermal management to increase vehicle comfort and value. During the manufacturing process of vehicle parts there are also waste parts produced in the punching tools. These waste parts fall down into troughs, from where they have to be removed to avoid clogging of the tools. Up to now long pneumatic cylinders have been used for this task. These cylinders have high air consumption, high maintenance requirement and lead to hundreds of thousands in maintenance and repair costs.
After extensive consultation with the local application technician from NetterVibration a punching tool was equipped with the Netter conveyor system of the series LineDrive. Continuous accurate measurements of air consumption, maintenance works and handling prove significant benefits such as:
- Constant conveying
- Distinctly reduced air consumption
- Considerably less maintenance requirement
- Quicker and easier tool change
- Adjustable conveying rate
- Lower investment costs
Due to the positive results all punching tools are now being retrofitted with the Netter conveyor system of the series LineDrive.
A research institute required our service to help develop an active suspension for the automobile field. The target was to simulate the movement produced from the engine in order to compare the results acquired by calculation. To ensure the success of the project the test had to be carried out under ideal conditions. That means, simulation of the oscillations could be produced on different axes or uniquely on one axis.
By applying the VectorDrive multiple-shaft vibration system, also known as PowerCube, this simulation could be reached. The PowerCube is able to generate oscillations exclusively on one axis, whereby the forces on the other directions remains null. In this case, the PowerCube produces forces of up to 20 kN with an adjustable frequency of up to 200 Hz. Furthermore, the PowerCube is able to produce a specified amplitude. This flexibility allows engineers to closely match a wide range of actual driving conditions, allowing accurate prediction of the equipment’s performance in use.