Pre Hydro-form Automation

Wayne Trail automation components frequently play an important role in pre-processing materials prior to hydro-forming. Types of equipment used in pre hydro-form automation include debundlers, material handling devices, weld seam detectors and stand-alone CNC benders.

Stand-alone CNC benders, or complete systems, and the supporting automation for the pre-bend, or pre hydro-form, are valuable in a production line. Automation components typically include:

  • Debundlers — hopper-conveyor type, strap type or overhead magnetic pick-and-place
  • Weld seam detection — camera-based vision, magnetic, eddy current or fiber optic systems
  • Material transfer and loading/unloading systems — transfer or robot