Major automotive aluminum parts supplier requires an integrated multi-function machine for pre-hydroform tube
machining, inspection, and identification.
Solution: Haven’s ability to adapt to similar applications has been demonstrated through the creative design and
manufacture of a custom machine that meets the customer’s stringent automotive industry specifications. This
multi-attribute machine has seven (7) stations working simultaneously to complete a finished tube every five (5)
seconds. The sequence of operation is: double end-finishing (I.D., O.D. chamfer and end face), chip removal, overall
length measuring, diameter confirmation, wall thickness verification, straightness inspection, and full length laser
stenciling. A complex program monitors the results of each operation and accepts or rejects a part based on extremely
tight tolerance specifications. A walking beam style transfer system ensures a smooth and complete progression of
parts through the machine. Precision ground linear support and servo motion control allows for minimal setup time and
a statistically repeatable performance. Laser sensor technology gives this machine the highest level of accuracy and
repeatability to ensure zero defects reach the final product. And finally, the Ethernet operating system allows for
integration with the existing plant data collection system. The Haven system will download part recipes and part
identification and upload measurement data and part identification to the customer’s data concentrator.
Results: This machine meets the high expectations of this automotive supplier. Haven understands the stringent
requirements that the automotive industry demands and has the knowledge and flexibility to design and manufacture the
Line of Business
Major automotive aluminum parts supplier requires an integrated multi-function machine for pre-hydroform tube machining, inspection and identification.
Automotive aluminum frame components
Haven Products in Use
• End Finishing
• Inline Inspection Machine