Is there a better way to produce exhaust hangers?
A cycle time of 2 seconds for the shown parts is state of the art. Even though they have head and collar forming, bends, flattening, holes punched and visual inspection on it. Compare with our competitors´ cycle times… is there a machine that is capable of the process, not even asked about the production speed?
The shown parts come off our machines already finished. The forces needed for flattening a 1/2″ wire doesn´t bother us. Up to 700 ton servo electric presses in line with swaging, bending and so more are standard for us. No secondary operations required! Other solutions require multiple machines and processes: one machine to make the head, another for the bends and a third for flattening and punching. Not with us.
Work with an experienced machine manufacturer
Schmale machines are used by Ford, VW, Mercedes, BMW and other OEM parts. You, too, can benefit from our experience and gain a reliable partner for your machining needs. Did you notice? The part to the right is made of tube. Nevertheless the formed head is closed. The other end has a notch. Some decades ago this would have been an operation on a separate machine. Today it is all in line. And fast.
What if it comes to bigger diameters?
No worries. We have been swaging for 20+ years. Doing head and collar forms up to 2″ is our business. Get in touch with us and tell us your challenges!