in Vol. 15 - November Issue - Year 2014
TBM Automation AG, Switzerland introduces its technology at the ICSP-12
The TBM Automation AG fostered lively interest in a delighted audience at ICSP-12, the most important international conference on shot peening from 15th to 18th September 2014 in Goslar, Germany. Especially, the new media dosing with high-precision control of the shot peening medium was a real crowd-magnet. The system was jointly developed with Roxor Maschinen AG.
The newly developed TBM 901.x controller can control up to four nozzles simultaneously, and manage up to four different blasting media per nozzle. The dosage is designed for a wide flow range. Thus, for example, amounts of 0.5 to 14 kg/min or 0.1 to 1.4 kg/min can be controlled with an accuracy of less than +/- 3% over the entire range. The device meets the automotive and aerospace-standard SAE AMS2432c. The conference participants were able to see the accuracy "live" on the test bench.
The controller is also suitable as a replacement (retrofit) of existing, obsolete media flow controllers such as ASCON AC20 or Relamatik. This means that up to four units of Relamatik controllers or two units of Ascon AC20 can be replaced by one TBM 901.4 unit.
The visitors were equally interested in the fully automatic Roxor media calibration with TBM control. Here, the professional visitors were amazed by the innovative unmanned calibration of the shot peening media, so the downtime of shot peening and blasting machines could be substantially reduced.
The concept, presenting latest shot peening technology to high-caliber professionals together with the long-term partner company Roxor Maschinen AG, was a great success. Therefore, TBM was able to welcome participants from leading universities and companies from the aerospace and automotive industry to their booth.
After the guests could get a picture from the state of the art in shot peening, TU Clausthal offered a well-organized social program as a good opportunity for refreshments and small talk.
The ICSP-12 was a great success in general. More than 200 conference participants could experience exciting scientific lectures and learn about the latest developments in shot peening practice as well.