A premium finish for your appliance doors & panels

Drawing on decades of experience working with stainless and pre-painted steel, Facteon offers product-specific solutions which provide high quality panel faces for your products. These systems are flexible and integrate easily with a range of production technologies, handling material supplied from either rolls or blanks. In addition, our systems are able to work with pre-painted, CRS and stainless steel material while preserving the cosmetic quality of your product.

Key Technologies & Processes

Notching

Our solutions bundle custom notcher units with servo-driven launcher transfer into a flexible machine module capable of automatic size changes for various product dimensions. The system allows for on-demand, selectable punch configuration and quick change tools. It can also utilise automatic tool recognition to optimise this change.

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 and self-adjusting folding angles as well as stretch forming. We also specialise in automatic model size and radius change systems.  

Corner Flanging

The unique Facteon flanging system resolves common pain points regarding geometry and quality of corners. This system allows for the creation of balled corners from a pre-painted or stainless steel sheet without bulging. The flexibility of a shape and style quick change system is maintained while also allowing for automatic model change, based on width and height. Another benefit is the ability to cope with varying material finish types and thicknesses utilising a single set up.

Hatch Piercing & Forming

Our systems offer integrated hatch piercing and flange forming technologies for efficient model change. This allows for the manufacture of products with a range of features and of various sizes. Preparation for the next model run can take place in advance to minimise changeover time. 

 

Assembly & Clinching

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 assembly stations. The clinching methods are typically proprietary, self-riveting systems or a flange seam lock. Panels can be manually or automatically loaded onto fixtures and fastened.

Loading & Transfer

We offer a range of loading systems from manual pre-load to vision-assisted part selection and automatic load. All transfer systems are optimised for accuracy, delicacy and cycle time.  

 

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