Water heater case equipment
Industrial machinery for premium water heater case manufacturing.
The challenges in manufacturing water heater cases are pre-paint cosmetics, roundness flanges and lock seam strength. Facteon combines extensive experience and knowledge to solve these challenges with size and model change technologies. Our systems are designed to be run by a single operator. We can also provide automatic assembly systems for the coupling of appliance sub-systems on the production line.
Water heater casing machinery systems
Our destackers utilise fanner magnets for pre-separation. Vacuum cup and peel mechanisms are used to pick and place each individual sheet for line in-feed. Our destackers feature servo-positioning, blank eject, accumulation, multiple sheet detection, as well as accurate datuming. The cosmetic face of the material remains in an upwards facing position to prevent damage during the manufacturing process.
We produce flexible machines capable of providing automatic size changes. Selectable notch change and quick-change tools are created with a combination of custom notchers and piercing units. Model and size change is managed with servo-control for changes that are both fast and precise.
End Forming Machines
Specialised metal folding and bending methods are used to accurately form the water heater case flanges in preparation for lock seaming. Our end forming methods are highly accurate in size and are essential for achieving accurate product dimensions and sufficient strength.
Roll-up & Lock Seaming Machines
Facteon produce a variety of roll-up and lock seam options to suit your requirements. End forms are accurately joined while the lock seam is formed through hydraulic actuation. We also offer systems capable of automatic model change to manufacture products of varying widths and heights.
Spin Forming Machines
A variety of spin former technologies can be applied to create water heater top and bottom flange features. Facteon's machinery addresses the common concern of paint retention and accurate forming geometry.