LANBI offers high production transfer solutions for ball joint housings and control arms. Combining turning, facing, milling, drilling and tapping operations on multiple station indexing tables, LANBI provides finished parts in cycle times of less than 9 seconds, depending on the product.
LANBI production cells include automatic part feeding, complete part machining and dimensional inspection, with automatic CNC tool offset correction. LANBI has developed several solutions for automatic tooling adjustment, in order to produce several references in the same machine, minimising the changeover time.
Cells are completed with a tool monitoring system to detect tool breakages and wear and the option of connecting to the LANBI Industry 4.0 platform.
Dedicated machines are available for products like suspension ball joint socket (head & paddle holes), steering tie rod end housing (head & tail), ball joint cannisters, inner ball joint housings and aluminium and steel control arms.
Generating head for internal surfaces
Generating head units are the best solution for combining quality and flexibility. Thanks to this system, accurate spherical shapes are achieved by interpolating the cutter movement in two axes and the changeover time is minimised as the tool position is controlled by CNC.
Tool monitoring system
The tool monitoring system is available in order to detect tool breakages, predict tool wear and definitively extend the tool service life. Certain anomalies such as the presence of chips are also brought to light, avoiding scrap parts. This device generates cost savings for customers and reduces the need for further operator part inspections.
The production processes proposed by LANBI include part measuring. Part control after machining enables automatic CNC machine offsets, avoiding parts that are not in tolerance and machine stops, reducing operator manpower, and thanks to this, it increases productivity.