Global Business Support Committed to Highest Quality Standards

Posted on 25, Feb | Posted by birgit

GBS and its Technology Providers committed to continued improvement of highest quality standards.

Together with our long-term partner Schleifstein Maschinentechnik GmbH (SMT) we are fully committed to help our customers with the improvement of surface quality issues with our industry leading technologies. SMT and GBS continue to provide surface treatment equipment with a specific focus on automotive ‘class A’ press shops. Recently installed coil- and blank washers at Chrysler facilities in Mexico are generating highest levels of surface cleanliness in the industry. Recent surface particle measurements at these facilities confirm that each and every blank entering the transfer press is super clean. These super clean surfaces combined with SMT’s re-oiler (spray lubrication system) deliver the optimum conditions for consistent stamping quality yielding highest productivity. Original Equipment Manufacturers and Tier One Suppliers in Europe, the Americas, and Asia today are using SMT washers or brush cleaners in combination with re-oilers.

In partnership with Oligo Surface Controls we continue our mission to improve surface inspection reliability for automotive (surface) production from press shops to final vehicle inspection facilities. Oligo Surface Controls has set the industry’s standards for maximizing the detection of surface failures on stamped, primed and finish polish surfaces. Expensive repairs later are avoided and the root cause of surface imperfections can be analyzed and eliminated. Oligo Surface Controls capabilities have been studied and implemented at Volkswagen facilities, where the companies inspection lighting systems are the designated ‘standard’ for Volkswagen facilities worldwide. Ford 6 Sigma Team have analyzed and compared our systems with competitors and Ford in-house systems. These comparative studies and their results came to prove significant surface quality improvements and generated large cost savings for our customers.

Together with our Technology Providers we are committed to highest quality standards!

 

 

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New Volkswagen Plant in Dresden, Germany

Posted on 25, Feb | Posted by birgit

New Volkswagen plant in Dresden, Germany: VW manufactures its premier VW Phaeton Series cars in this factory. uwe braun GmbH is Volkswagen’s worldwide provider of surface inspection lighting and color-matching booths. The new plant is equipped with uwe braun GmbH products, including end of line tunnel, color matching booth and buy-off stations in some areas. If you have not seen pictures or videos of this new plant yet, we encourage you to view the video below. This plant is very different from any other automotive plant.

Enjoy this ‘YouTube’ presentation:

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Schleifstein Press Retrofits

Posted on 13, Sep | Posted by birgit

Schleifstein Press Retrofits at Your Facility

To this day Schleifstein Maschinentechnik GmbH (SMT) has implemented a significant number of bumper presses, manipulators and flangers at customer sites all across North America over many years. With many of these machines being 20 years or older SMT together with GBS have proposed and implemented a significant number of press retrofits at our customers’ plant sites. After thorough inspection of your equipment we will submit a complete proposal to strip down the press to where the frame(s) remain. With frames repaired and repainted SMT will then add a new high efficiency hydraulic system, which includes new pipe installation and a new Siemens S7 control system with new wires and a control cabinet. Cylinders will be replaced adding absolute measuring systems. This new feature enables the addition of automatic set-up and playback to the system. The retrofitted press is now almost new and provides you with increased productivity running at more than twice the speed. Up-time increases due to faster set-up times and better production quality is achieved. Call us if a press retrofit is something you would like to consider!

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TTEngineering Newsletter — January 2017

Posted on 12, Sep | Posted by birgit

TTEngineering Newsletter January 2017 – TTEngineering, Italy Tube rolling-welding-end forming Full factory for chimney pipe systems

Thanks to TTE patented Flex-former Technology it is possible to CNC roll form tubes between 75 and 500 mm diameter with only 2 rollers. Preprogrammed products of different size and shape can be roll formed in any required sequence without tool change or set up. Multiple blank pick and place stations provide the required sheet for this pro-cess. The 2-roller technology guarantees that there is now flat area around the weld seam area.

The machine can be supplied as a standalone roll forming cell (manual or automatic blank feed-ing from up to 4 sheet stacks). The finished roll formed tubing will auto-matically unload and fed to an exit chute. More than 30 machines are already working world wide. Visit TTE or cus-tomer sides to see it yourself!

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