Profiling machine QUADRO-XL

The QUADRO-XL profiling machine is a versatile and multi-functional profiling system. Similar to the proven system of the QUADRO profiling machine, the extended version QUADRO-XL can also produce high quality sheet metal profiles for many different applications in user-friendly operating cycles with very short retooling times.,

In contrast to the QUADRO, the QUADRO-XL version also accepts cassettes with 12 stations that are equipped with profiling rollers on both sides. This swiveling system with exchangeable cassettes provides very short retooling times when it is necessary to change profiles. This means that the QUADRO-XL is suitable for the effective and economical production of a variety of complex profile shapes.

Due to the clever design, the customer is able to determine the equipment, i.e. the applications of machine on an individual basis. The machine may be extended with additional cassettes or with the vast range of available accessories at any time.

The QUADRO-XL machine is supported by a robust base frame that is equipped with four wheels. Two of the wheels are equipped with brakes to stop the machine from moving unintentionally. The scope of delivery also includes lifting eyes as well as forklift pockets that are installed on the frame for the safe transportation of the machine on site. This ensures that the machine provides outmost flexibility, both operationally and on the construction site. Hinged covers secured by safety devices protect the machine and the operator and facilitate adjustments.

The infeed width is continuously adjustable from 300 mm to 800 mm with the well proven system employing a spindle and a hand wheel. The right and left side of the QUADRO-XL machines infeed area are equipped with robust infeed guides on ball-bearings that feed the strip material safely and securely. These are separately adjustable to adapt to the outer edges of each profile. As a result, the strip will run smoothly and without backlash.

The reinforced cross-cutting disc shear in the infeed area consists of a cutting head with hardened roller blades that may be sharpened or even replaced with little effort if necessary. The cutting head is mounted on a maintenance-free linear guide and it is driven by a toothed belt. This guarantees a clean, burr-free cut. The shortest panel length that can be produced with this separation process is about 700 mm. Additional dividing devices are available for installation in the outlet area of ​​the QUADRO-XL machine where shorter panels from approximately 100 mm must be produced. Depending on the material and the profile type, the cuts may be executed by the QA60 (only for non-ferrous metals).

The exchangeable cassette system is arranged in the profiling area. Depending on the type of profile, it may accommodate cassettes with 12 profiling stations. Retooling for different profiles is accomplished in no time by rotating or replacing the cassette. Swiveling is accomplished with little effort by means of a hand wheel via a reduction gear. The retooling process requires only a few minutes and it is quickly and easily completed without tools. The replacement of the cassette requires tools such as a forklift, a table-mounted crane or an overhead crane. Even in this case, the maximum time required is less than 20 minutes. The hardened and surface treated profile rollers of the cassettes are pre-set to material gauges of between 0.5 - 0.7 mm in the factory (except for special or facade profiles they may be set to either 0.6 - 0.8 mm or 0.8 - 1.0 mm). As with all Schlebach profile shaping machines, narrow panels, oblique panels and conical panels may easily be produced in just 2 operations and without additional tools.

The machine is equipped with a PLC to automatically process material in various lengths and quantities. Control inputs are entered via a menu-driven touch panel that is located in the infeed area of ​​the machine or that may be arranged on a rail between the infeed and outlet areas where it can be moved. The program with the profile shaping runs may be executed automatically or in single cycle mode.

Profiling from a coil requires that the desired length and the item count are entered first via the touch panel. In the machine, manually fed strip material is transported by driven transport rollers. When the programmed length is reached, the frequency converter controlled drive is stopped and the crosscut shear executes an automatic cut. The overshoot, i.e. the tolerance in length is about 1 - 2 mm. In automatic mode, the next strip is started automatically. In single cycle mode, the operator is responsible for the restart. When the last profile has been cut from the strip, the material feed may be stopped by means of the clutch lever before the strip is removed manually from the infeed area.