New production cell for processing of premium coupling blanks and cutting of
tempered tubes is taking customers on the fast lane
Facts and figures are crucial in a decision making process. For the final assessment, however, a personal presentation can be the contributing factor.
When Braun, CEO of Reika, introduced the advanced RingSaw® to a large audience of international decision makers of the tube industry during the ITA conference back in November 2017, he had little to hardly any expectations of what will be the follow up.
For sure every company maintains to deliver the highest quality ever, but Braun has proven it. The RingSaw® concept is based on a special saw head rotating around the fixed workpiece and is, above all, convincing due to the high-precision cutting quality in terms of squareness, length tolerance and even cutting surface. Thanks to the RingSaw®, the cut is right-angled and almost burr-free within a pipe diameter range of 100-610 mm. Therefore, facing on the lathes is no longer necessary, the coupling blanks will be machined externally and, if necessary, also internally on heavy duty turning machines. The positioning of the blanks is perpendicular to the center line of the lathe chuck and therefore the machining depth can be reduced.
Thus the RingSaw® Technology delivered by German based equipment manufacturer Reika offers a high efficient production cell for premium coupling blanks. This completely flexible and powerful production cell consisting of RingSaw®, lathes and robots has been developed in recent years with the focus on using low cost standard turning machines for the premium couplings. The fully automated production cell, its modular design giving it a high level of adaptability, performs outside and inside turning and potentially also thread cutting. Marking units, measuring stations and material tracking are also provided in the automatic process. Minimum workforce for multi-machine operation increases the profits of production. Automatic palletizing with an integrated automatic pallet changer is also provided.
This unique technology has meanwhile captured a widespread high-profile awareness across Europe and leading nations of the pipe industry. A leading Russian steel pipe manufacturer, a well-known global player, has ordered last year a fully automatic RingSaw® production line with robots and turning machines. Meanwhile the facility approval has been completed successfully. Now the Russian manufacturer is able to produce up to 300 coupling blanks per hour according to API Standards on an single machine. Based on his satisfaction with the new RingSaw® technology the Russian manufacturer has now ordered again two production lines for his premium coupling production.
Success is and has always been the best promotion. Following the lead of the Russian company another large international pipe manufacturer ordered the new RingSaw® technology. And this is just the beginning of the story.
Since the personal presentation of the RingSaw® technology during the ITA conference in November 2017, manufacturers from all over the world are interested in taking advantage of the latest developments at Reika and order constantly. „They are beating a path to our door“, tells Hans-Jörg Braun and he delivers another reason for the success of the RingSaw®. „Customers feedback from the past six years consistently prove that tool cost savings of up to 80 percent with a 40 to 60 percent increase in productivity can be achieved with the RingSaw® compared to conventional carbide saws. Long tool life and short changing times also ensure high availability for our customers. The return on investment is therefore secured within a very short time.“
Good to know: Each RingSaw® is an individual solution, tailormade to the requirements of the customer. „We are looking forward to delivering the perfect solution for every client“, underlines Hans-Jörg Braun, „with all our passion for highest individual and industrial requests, we all make it happen.“
You can learn more at Reika.de or contact Joseph Kemple at jkemple@HeikoMachine.com for direct North Amerian support.