With the integration of servo modules, enhanced material feed, and processing tools, Bihler 4 Slide-NC Inc. (Phillipsburg, NJ) offers customizable solutions for various applications and tooling requirements. Its high-performance processing modules and controller enable process monitoring and sensors to synchronize operation for ensured accuracy. The configurable VC1 touchscreen controller facilitates programmable cam changes and fast machine setup.
In addition to enabling productivity of up to 250 parts per minute, the Bihler 4 Slide-NC offers:
- Setup times of five to 30 minutes
- Rapid prototyping using 3D-printed tools in less than two weeks
- Full tool compatibility with select mechanical 4 Slide machines
- Programmable cam change.
Users can test early-stage concepts on a live machine within hours as opposed to feeding abstract finite element modeling and analysis (FEMA) models.
The central VC1 machine controller integrates data measurement and recording to support operator performance and ensure production reliability. By providing the tools to automate the process, Bihler 4 Slide-NC elevates safety measures within the fabrication industry. In addition to process reliability and high production rate, Bihler 4 Slide-NC implements machine safety standards by adding door safety switches to prevent exposure to shafts.
Bihler of America, 85 Industrial Drive, Bldg. B, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, 908-213-9001, www.bihler.com.
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