02/19/2010

Reika GmbH & Co. KG

REIKA EXTENDS THEIR RANGE OF FINISHING MACHINES/LINES

After the successful introduction of the precision multi roll straightening machines over the recent
years, the Reika product range has been extended, again. The consequent development of the
new multi-roll straightening machines for the tube industry has encouraged REIKA to also develop
a new machine-tool for the parting operation of tubes and bars. The positive customer feedback of
the various straightening line installations at well reputed tube mills worldwide pushed the Reika
R&D activities forward. Reika, being member of the Graebener Group, which employs 320 people
with app. 80 mechanical and electrical engineers, took over the assets of the German competitor
“Procon” in 2009. Based on the already existing Procon machines in the market and with the
engineering capacity of the whole group, Reika developed a new machine line for parting tubes,
profiles and bars. The “RING SAW” will be available in the tube diameter range from 10mm – 610
mm and wall thickness from 1mm – 150 mm. The machine has been successfully tested in multishift
operation at a well reputed bearing manufacturer and an international group, producing tubes
and tubular parts. The customers reported, that the tool cost of the new “RING SAW” will be 50% -
70% less than conventional carbide saws and the performance of the “RING SAW” is 20% - 50%
faster than the conventional carbide saws. The “RING SAW” can be equipped with an automatic
tool changer to reduce manual interference and to improve run time efficiency. The cut is
perpendicular and almost burr-free due to the tool design and the special cutting process. The
machine concept is purely electro mechanical, driven by servo motors without any hydraulics and
therefore oil-free. The cutting process is dry but can be optimized either with a mini coolant system
or full emulsion system. As the machine bed is totally oil-free and designed as a closed water
draining and reservoir area, there is no need for additional foundations apart from the basic
machine fixings. The chip conveyor can be directly slid into the machine bed. The machine is totally
enclosed with a safety and protection cover according to a state of the art machine-tool style. This
offers full operator safety and environmental protection. Reika will exhibit the “RING SAW” during
the “Tube 2010” in Duesseldorf - hall 6, stand D 30.
For more information, please contact:
REIKA GmbH & Co. KG
Tiegelstrasse 3
D - 58093 Hagen
Tel: +49/2331/9690-0...................................Fax: +49/2331/969036
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