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Speedmax The revolution in bending technology

Metal parts manufacturing usually involves a series of processes to size, shape and build the desired final product. For example, a simple piece metal wire taken from the metal wire coil can be transformed into a seat headrest frame by means of different processes such as bending, notching, broaching, stamping and chamfering. Depending on the manufacturer requirements, the fabrication cycle may have more or less processes.

Traditionally, in any metal part fabrication cycle, each process is performed independently requiring specific tooling (such as presses and dies) and operators for each of them. Of course, these requirements result in higher costs and reduced efficiency, which in turn means less productivity, a longer time to market and lower profitability.

To avoid negative aspects from traditional metal parts manufacturing, the SPEEDMAX of Schmale Machinery provides a fully automated solution that combines the advantages of 3D-CNC wire bending and wire bending by slides. It also integrates different processes such as bending, embossing, notching, flattening, joining, punching, swaging of tubes and wire in a comprehensive 20-station processing cycle.

New video: Impressions of our SPEEDMAX “S” wire processing

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A video on our Youtube channel shows the revolutionary technical innovation of the SPEEDMAX

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For more information (USA and Canada) please contact Daniel Schmale, 2825 Cobb International Boulevard, Suite 110, Kennesaw, GA 30152 USA, Phone: +1 678-365-1015 

Another video (voice over only in German) shows the first SPEEDMAX presentation in November 2016

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This machine, which has been fully developed by an in-house dedicated design department, is available in three variants: small (S), medium (M) and large (L).

The main difference between the variants is that they can work with metal wire and tubes within a different diameter range as described below:

Variant Diameter Length
S 1/20″ to 1/4″ up to 12″
M 1/4″ to 1/3″ up to 20″
L 1/3″ to 1/2″ up to 20″

The set-up time for a product change with 3D bends takes only a few minutes if the wire has the same diameter. If necessary, tools are changed in less than 2 minutes.

Talking about capabilities, finger benders bend wire from 1mm to 25mm (1″), press units go from 10 tons to 200 tons and swage presses go from 24 tons to 100 tons.

As an example, the SPEEDMAX S is capable of producing up to 200 parts per minute by processing metal wire or tubes along its 20 processing stations.

Why Schmale Machinery

As it is the case with all other production technologies, Schmale places the highest standards on the productivity and future viability of the machines created.

The majority of the pneumatic components used in our machines come from our partner Festo, while many electric components and automation, are provided by our partner Siemens. The great relationship with these outstanding partners allows us to also offer original spare parts even at short notice with a stock of more than 1 Million USD around the world.

Schmale Machinery has delivered hundreds of integrated and automated machines to serve a wide range of industries including the automotive industry, the household industry, the building industry, the public transportation industry and others, resulting in a large list of happy customers.

Our customers can rely on a dedicated customer service department with remote service and on-site service, mostly provided within 24 hours.

To have a better view of the machine in operation please refer to the pictures and videos.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you.