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Field report . Connecting Vaillant prototyping for greater energy efficiency

Vaillant develops energy-saving and environmentally friendly heating technology


So that the home is pleasantly warm on cold days, the experts at Vaillant develop energy-saving and environmentally friendly heating technology. The family-run company from Remscheid is a full-service provider and offers everything from heat pumps through heating units with condensing technology up to solar plants, ventilation systems, storage facilities and mini co-generation units.

Under the internationally recognised logo with the rabbit, the products from Vaillant contribute to further lowering the energy consumption, heating costs and emissions in the home as well as increasing living comfort.

The source of all this is the idea-rich technological development of the heating technology specialists. Here, new products are developed, which are, of course, carefully tested before going into production.

As part of its prototyping, Vaillant relies on a CNC-controlled bending machine and an axial forming system in the tube sector in order to test new geometries.

Together with the transfluid® software t project, our t bend DB 630-3A-CNC bending machine is in professional use. This enables CAD data to be imported and a collision test, in relation to the tube geometry, to be carried out. Via the CNC control, the system creates reproducible data and also provides data for later series production. With an optimum price/performance ratio, our t bend machine provides a processing speed in the middle segment. Its precision as well as the option for linking with external systems, it is on a par with a high-performance CNC bending machine.

Compatible with the DB 630-3A-CNC, appropriate connection geometries can be attached to the tube with the axial forming machine REB 632. The collaborative use of the two machines opens up excellent opportunities for developers to put endforming and bending geometry into operation under controlled process conditions.

We are very pleased that our so-lutions are convincing, and the experts from Vaillant are already intensively working together with us in a variety of production areas. Therefore, we would like to express our sincere thanks once again for their long fair cooperation and the excellent partnership.

Vaillant GmbH
Berghauser Straße 40
42859 Remscheid