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The latest news and information from Bilsing Automation.

New EOAT Schuler PXL Press Installation at Automotive OEM

We recently supplied all the tooling and storage carts for a new Schuler PXL stamping press installation at an automotive OEM facility in South America. The multi-station stamping line features 18 dies and nine crossbar robots, with Bilsing supplying the tooling for transferring parts between stamping stations; this included more than 324 grippers and over...
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Aerospace Composites Capability Expanded with 3D Tape Laying Equipment

Newly acquired, Conbility Pre-Pro 3D automated tape placement and applicator machine for Advanced Fiber Placement (AFP) and Advanced Tape Laying (ATL)  applications, expanding its footprint in the aviation industry. As manufacturers strive to reduce aircraft weight through production of composite structures, Bilsing plans to use this new machine for producing interior parts including galley, seat,...
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New Vacuum Cup Suited for High Speed Applications

New, silicone-free, treaded vacuum cups, developed in the company’s unique bright yellow color, are its newest iteration in cup design. The 80° Shore cups offer a larger gripping area, higher gripping forces and the flexibility to adjust to uneven formed parts or parts with edges in steel, aluminum or plastic materials. 
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Vacuum Cup Gripping and Transporting Reference Poster

Now available, a 25” x 16.5” two-sided, laminated, Vacuum Cup Reference Chart for use on the shop floor. Designed as a quick reference tool, the guide enables users to quickly access information regarding selection of the most appropriate Bilsing traction cup for various pressroom applications. It features vacuum cup images along with an accompanying chart...
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EHLA Laser Cladding Service: Extremely High-Speed Laser Metal Deposition For Wear and Corrosion Resistance

We have implemented an EHLA laser cladding process using high-speed Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) that helps protect components from corrosion and wear. As compared to hard chrome plating, thermal spraying and traditional LMD,  EHLA provides an economically feasible and environmentally friendly alternative for coating surfaces in less time. This technology has already shown reliability in...
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New Servo-Driven Carbon Fiber T-Beam for High-Speed Tandem Presses: Flexibility to Meet Varying Production Requirements

We are pleased to announce the availability of our servo-controlled Carbon Fiber (CF) T-Beams designed for high speed tandem presses. Offering interchangeable tooling, the T-beams deliver speed and flexibility to the automotive stamping industry, where there is an increasing need to handle multiple parts produced from a single stamping die. The T-beams meet the dimensional...
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North American Subsidiary adds Visionary Manufacturing Solutions as a Distributor

Bilsing Automation North America, a leading supplier of automated tooling and material handling solutions, has announced the addition of Visionary Manufacturing Solutions (VMS), headed by Hunter Coe, to its dealer network for the Eastern United States and Canadian territories.
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Laser Metal Deposition Repair Services Offered for Aero Components and Automotive Dies

We recently expanded our offering to include the addition of laser metal deposition (LMD), an additive manufacturing process also known as laser cladding, to our service offerings for the repair of aviation components such as landing gear bearing rings and automotive stamping or casting dies. As compared to traditional cladding processes, such as thermal spray...
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Project Partner in the EKPLO Research Project

As part of this four-year program, Bilsing Werkzeugbau’s organizational structure and production processes, along with those of other participating partners, is being analyzed and documented through defined statistical procedures, and then incorporated into an APS system in an agile and iterative approach.
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New Adjustable Tooling Unit for the Pressroom

We now offer a new swivel unit tooling for use in the pressroom, a flexible solution to address the trend of reducing the number of operations in a press line by producing more parts via a single stamping.  Whereas most products can only be used at a specific tilting angle, our swivel tooling is a...
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Shortens Tooling Launch Time with Process Digitalization

Experience our Digital Transformation strategy across our design and build processes. This helps our customers achieve error-free launches in a shorter time frame and improving the overall customer experience. To achieve this, we have leveraged the power of automated Product Knowledge Templates (PKT), 3D visualization and AR/VR technologies.
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New Laser Hardening Service for Automotive Dies

Laser heat treating enables precise application of the laser beam to the work spot with minimal heating of adjoining areas, as well as millisecond speed control for near zero distortion and consistent hardness depth. This dimensional control means that post-hardening material removal can be limited to polishing and abrasion, totally eliminating the need for hard...
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New Compact Shifting Gripper for the Pressroom

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new feed gripper with extension capability for use in 2- and 3-axis transfer press lines as well as destacking applications.  These new aluminum grippers weigh only 2.27 lbs. (1.013 Kilos), making them about 13 lbs. (6 Kilos) lighter than competitive products. This enables faster transfer movement...
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New Spring Suction Cup Holder for Automated Racking

Latest in automated stacking in the pressroom through a new spring suction cup holders the offer high precision during high speed lateral operations. These spring assemblies are used with gripping systems and robot arms, helping adjust to variation in height by providing consistent cup pressure when picking up each panel. They provide a softer touch,...
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Lightweight, Compact Single Pipe Robotic Tooling

We now offer a new single pipe tooling for robotic applications featuring quick release connect and disconnect couplings and bayonets. Appropriate for cold and hot stamping, as well as other automation applications, this tooling is easy to configure, has a compact design to minimize collisions and has many Industry 4.0 features including numerous electric signals,...
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Part-Handling Choices for Advancing Automation

When talking of automation advancements in manufacturing circles, software, controls and robotics often take center stage. However, how about the tooling necessary for transferring parts to and from forming presses? "The material from which such tooling is made can be a game-changer when it comes to automating part flow", says Tom Garant, general manager of...
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Enhanced Carbon Fiber T-Booms at FABTECH

In booth #A1307 at FABTECH 2019, Bilsing will display its enhanced carbon fiber T-boom tooling, which includes a 15% increase in carbon fiber (CF) stiffness as well as modifications to the profile for easier joining via the company’s special fastening technology. By improving the stiffness of the tool, there is less vibration and deflection for...
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New Website

At FABTECH 2019, Bilsing unveils its newly designed website at bilsing-automation.com to promote its tooling systems and services. The new site reflects Bilsing’s brand colors and look as well as featuring a larger product gallery and more videos as compared to its last site. Additionally, the site is available in German and English.
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Next Generation Carbon Fiber Tooling

Introducing the next generation ultra-high modulus pitch carbon fiber composite tooling featuring 15% stiffer fibers for increased strength and less deflection. Potential composite tooling applications include crossbar beams, loading and unloading beams, destacking beams, panel loading t-booms, and tooling supports for the body shop pressroom, injection molding and other applications.
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Transporting and Gripping Solutions for Hot Forming

At FABTECH 2019 in booth #A1307, Bilsing Automation is highlighting its line of beams, grippers (clamps), vacuum cups and couplings designed to withstand the high temperature environment of hot forming, which is being increasingly used to process today’s lightweight, advanced steels.
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Expanded Capability through the Bilsing Werkzeugbau

Bilsing Werkzeugbau’s services for component development include the design, manufacture and incorporation of tools into the forming process, which is accomplished by testing the manufacturability and optimal tool sequence for forming the part. Upon request, the company can manufacture prototype tools and individual parts in advance.
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