Flanging & Curling

The Lucas VBH flanging and curling machines are the ideal machines for all manufacturers of axial fans.The Lucas Rotor 4 stands out with the efficiency to execute flanging, punching and stiffening re-flanging in a simple and fast fashion on duct.

The Lucas machines can perform roller flanging operations through two controlled axes units for flanges up to 150 mm radius. In a single piece fixing operation, it also performs the punching operation and a further beading operation to stiffen it on the flange. The latter can be straight or rounded (curled).

It can also be provided with a flanging system to form any radius (even multiple) up to about 300 mm with only two pairs of rollers. This system essentially allows replacing the rollers only for conventional 90° flanges with small radii (4 ÷ 6 mm). Any shape of the flange can be selected by the program.

Machine produced in various configurations and sizes according to customer requirements.

The main strong points of LUCAS flanging machines are:

Fast and simple to use, such as for example the quick tool change feature and its user friendly machine programming

Long tool life due to a sturdy construction of the working units with a particular attention to the sliding both for “hydraulic” or “electronic” control of stroke by “brushless” motor and guiding by recirculating balls screws
Ability to find and develop solutions with a high degree of customization

Other features of the machine:

Spindle driven by electric motor with gear motor reduction and inverter;

Any movement of the machine (working units and stopper) is driven by servo motor
The ferrule is clamped directly on the spindle through expansion equipment or through mechanical clamps for flanging sheet metal rings.
Electrical panel complete with PLC and “touch screen” service panel for work sequence management
Safety devices: two-handed control button on swiveling console, safety guards at the sides and at the rear of the machine, safety light guard at the front of the machine;

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