ADVANTAGES OF ROTARY SWAGING
ROTARY SWAGING: ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
Near-net-shape production, ready-to-install accuracy
Achievable tolerances are so close so that further machining is not required in most cases. Material savings can be made and process chains shortened, which results in lower unit prices. Wide range of possible forms, weight optimization: Rotary swaging can produce a diverse range of different forms on both the exterior and interior of the workpiece. Rotary swaging versus conventional production methods generally leads to weight savings ranging from 30% to 50%.
High component quality
Swaged workpieces have an uninterrupted grain structure. The cold work hardening of the workpiece increases component strength.The surface quality achieved by rotary swaging is comparable to ground surfaces.
High degree of forming, processing of brittle materials
Rotary swaging achieves a high degree of forming without the need for heat treatment and is suitable for the processing of brittle materials. This is thanks to low stress during forming and the uniform manner in which the workpiece is formed. Incremental die kinematics largely eliminate the friction effect between the die and the workpiece.
Cold and hot forming
Thanks to the radial application of force, the process is suitable for cold, warm and hot temperature ranges.
Unlike in many other forming processes, swaged workpieces do not require a lubricant layer. Cooling lubricant, if required, is in a closed circuit.
Rotary swaging machines can be quickly retooled. Changing dies and tools and modifying the machine for a new part is usually completed within minutes.
Short cycle times, high availability
Thanks to their horizontal arrangement and comparatively low space requirements, rotary swaging machines can be combined to create effective transfer lines on which large production runs can be performed in multiple shifts. Our robust and maintenance-friendly machine design guarantees maximum availability.