Component shaping and cutting equipment

Equipment for shaping and cutting components is essential so that they can be prepared for integration within electronic circuits. In most cases, manufacturers deliver them in rolls, strips or blister packs, or individually. In order for them to take the desired shape, depending on their application, a cut is necessary. Special equipment allowing for the shaping as well as the cutting of components is therefore necessary.

Equipment for shaping and cutting components

For companies wishing to use component shaping and cutting equipment, the Hall effect sensor preparation machine is the most suitable device. This is true as the machine not only allows users to develop new technical solutions but it also helps improve the production process.

Companies with an assembly line, whether semi-automatic or robotic, can integrate this piece of equipment in order to optimize their profitability. The Hall effect sensor preparation machine has a shaping and cutting line rate of 900 sensors per hour.

The quality of both the cutting and bending of the material carried out using this equipment is the best on the market. Creating Hall effect sensors, which are the most commonly used position detectors in an industrial setting, is the most noteworthy application of this piece of equipment.

The machine comes equipped with both automatic and manual settings. Its automatic version is the most suitable for large component demands, delivering much better precision. Its manual version, on the other hand, is more suitable for prototyping or testing as well as for training within institutes or schools.

Sensors used as position detectors in the industrial sector

On the machines, it is essential to use position detectors in order to guarantee the reliability of the detection of each position. Magnetic, capacitive and inductive sensors deliver almost perfect performance compared to mechanical switches as they operate without contact or wear, providing high switching frequencies as well as guaranteeing high-grade protection against vibrations, dust and humidity.

In automation, it is essential that the detection of the position of objects is carried out in a safe and precise manner without the need for any contact. This is why opto-electronic sensors are the most widely used detection system in the sector. In general, the material of the objects is not really taken into account while the range of detection of these types of sensors is greater than that of inductive, capacitive and magnetic sensors.

Valves are used to perform dosing and control tasks in industrial processes involving fluids, gasses and air. The detection of the positions of the flaps, the slides and one of the valves is very reliable with these types of detectors.

On the other hand, the most commonly used detectors in automated systems are mechanical position sensors or position switches. These are equipped with a control system or control head and are designed using microswitches inserted inside a protective body.

In most cases, these types of sensors are most often found in the food and chemical industry (conditioning, packaging, etc.), in mechanics and machine tools (machining, handling, lifting, etc.) as well as in applications relating to the detection of swings, wagons, trolleys, the detection of machine parts (pinions, thrust bearing, cams, etc.) and the direct detection of objects.

The specifics of component shaping and cutting equipment

This is a very compact, automated machine  (625 mm long, 600 mm deep and 640 mm high). Unloading and loading are carried out manually while the curvature obtained can range from 0° to 90° for a modular camber of up to 3 positions and a calibrated cut of the component. The machine’s hourly cutting and bending capacity is 900 components. Its advantage lies in the accompanying tools which are scalable, interchangeable and modular.

The machine is easily interconnectable with one or two existing devices. It can therefore be integrated within an automatic production line. The machine also offers various configurations such as continuous process manufacturing, batch process, in a simple conveyor belt system or in buckets. The multilingual interface of this component shaping and cutting equipment allows it to be used internationally.

MGA Technologies manufactures component shaping and cutting equipment

MGA Technologies specializes in the design and manufacture of various special machines. This Lyon-based company offers various solutions to professionals in the pharmaceutical, agri-food, precision mechanics and automotive industries. For example, MGA Technologies has integrated this sensor cutting and shaping equipment into an automatic electronic sensor manufacturing line.

You can find out more about this component forming and cutting equipment by filling out the contact form provided for this purpose or by contacting the company’s technical team by telephone.