Application: Automotive Rocker Arm Tubular Component
Solution: This automotive application utilized a Haven Model 620 KleenCut™ Supported Shear cutoff with automatic transfer to a Model 939 Double End Finisher. The tube could have been processed on a Haven dual-blade shear cutoff, but the customer was able to justify going with the Haven KleenCut™ Supported Shear cutoff, because of its scrap free cut. By not producing a kerf from every cut, the KleenCut™ yielded at least one extra part per mill length. One extra part over thousands of sticks per year adds up to a sizable material savings.
In combination with the KleenCut™ cutoff and double end finisher, this application introduced a unique challenge to Haven. One end of the mill stick had to be de-burred due to a severe I.D. burr left on one end by a disc style cutting process at the supplier. Haven designed a single end finisher that was integrated within the bundle loading system. Tubes segregated out of the bundle are indexed into a pinch roll drive that transfers the tube in to and out of the de-burring machine. The tube is then indexed into a station that blows out the chips and adds a light micro-mist lubrication to the I.D. From there, the tube is automatically sequenced into the KleenCut™ servo hitch feed cutoff.
Results: The design flexibility of Haven provided this customer with solutions needed to meet their specific production requirements, while solving a supplier’s process issue. Between standard products and special designed machines, Haven offers our customers solutions for almost any production challenge. Contact Haven to discuss your application. Either we have a solution for you or we will help you find one.
Line of Business
Automotive Ride Control
Rocker Arm Tubular Component and other precision double end finishing applications
Haven Products in Use
• KleenCut™ Model 620 Cutoff
• End Finisher Model 939