Superior pre-paint material processing
Our experience over a number of years makes us experts when it comes to designing factory solutions to manufacture your cabinets and cases for a variety of products. Whether your product is a water heater, refrigerator, washer or dishwasher, Facteon has solutions and technologies to cater to all. We can also provide automatic assembly systems for the coupling of appliance sub-systems on the production line.
Key Technologies & Processes
Destacking & Material Loading
Facteon cabinet and case lines utilise flat pre-cut blanks of pre-paint or galvanised material. Our destackers efficiently load stacks of blanks with minimal line interruption. These also operate at multiple stations allowing for effective model change and uninterrupted material supply. Our destackers feature blank eject, accumulation, multiple sheet detection and accurate datuming.
Notching & Piercing
Our systems bundle custom notcher and piercing units into flexible machines capable of automatic size changes, selectable notch change and quick-change tools. Model and size variation is managed with servo-control for accuracy.
Facteon's cabinet wrapper and panel forming processes are available as stand-alone systems or integrated traditional hydraulic press and tool systems. These form the wrapper emboss and special connection features. If required, side flanges are formed in the same process. Quick change tooling and automatic model change transfers reduce downtime.
Blank cut-to-length sheets can be roll formed to create a wide range of complex shapes. Predictive software is used to develop roll forming stands and roller shapes to produce repeatable forms while minimising marking and flare. Roll forming is often utilised to produce cost effective case connections or pre-formed flanges.
Folding & Bending
Specialised folding and bending methods ensure critical product features and cosmetic faces remain undamaged during manufacture. Our highly accurate processes also ensure the product is produced to the correct geometry and quality level. Facteon offers a variety of methods including servo-controlled, self-adjusting folding angles and stretch forming. We also specialise in automatic model size and radius change systems.
U-folding & End Folding
Cabinet and case wrapper folding utilises true tangent folding technology for two or four folds of both small and large radii. To suit your cycle time requirements, folders can perform dual functions such as front and rear folds. Alternatively, additional folders can be populated to produce specific product features.
Welding & Clinching
Our team are experts in a variety of welding methods and clinching solutions. The welding systems available include spot, laser and plasma. Clinching methods can be proprietary, self-riveting systems or a flange seam lock. Panels can be manually or automatically loaded onto fixtures and fastened.
We have various options designed to suit your component assembly sequence, product and production line. These range from manual component loading and semi-automatic assembly to on-line component production combined with automatic and robotic assembly stations.