As an integrated company, Seifel designs and operates its own molds. Their customers know they are able to create new molds for their dedicated applications that meet their future needs while managing the existing stock. Mold changes are part of Seifel’s daily lives for small or large production runs.
QMC 122 magnetic clamping solutions meet performance and flexibility requirements. Beyond ensuring the operator safety, the use of magnetic clamping helps operations along, improves working conditions and saves time. Thus, on a 50-tonne press, we’ve been able to reduce mold change time by 60%. Ever since Seifel equipped its presses with the Stäubli magnetic clamping system, they’ve been able to carry out 4 to 5 mold changes per shift for their entire equipment stock (50 to 1,000 tonnes).
By Yves PINEL, Injection/Extrusion Workshop Manager - Seifel
“Thanks to Stäubli QMC 122 magnetic clamping solutions, we've been able to increase our production level, improve workshop responsiveness, reduce occupational health risks for our adjusters and optimize our inventory volumes.
Each of our Stäubli contacts is an expert ready to guide us and provide us with the solution that specifically meets our needs. This expertise is essential for boosting our productivity. When purchasing a new machine, we require in the specifications that the presses be equipped with Stäubli plates incorporating magnetic clamping force measurement with the IMAG system. Gradually we are harmonizing all our machinery to make this clamping system our standard to secure the operations of the adjusters, thus providing them with greater comfort of use thanks to its enhanced ergonomics and ease of handling. Remote advice and assistance are highlights of our relationship. In the event of a breakdown, we can count on the availability and responsiveness of the Stäubli team. In 95% of cases, our maintenance department can resolve the issues independently, guided by Stäubli assistance. Our machine downtimes are reduced and productivity is maintained. In addition, the IMAG system is easy to use and our adjusters are able to work autonomously on the machines quickly.”
Based in Saint-Malo, SEIFEL specializes in the manufacture of technical enclosures for the distribution, protection and metering of energies and fluids. For more than 40 years, it has been providing its customers with innovative solutions for energy and telecommunications networks. At our side since 1986, Stäubli is a privileged partner of this company.
Yves Pinel, Injection/Extrusion Workshop Manager - Seifel