Modell- und Formenbau Schmidgall - Wüstenrot
Modell- und Formenbau Schmidgall, Wüstenrot

More speed and more accuracy with laser tool setters

For years, model and mould construction has been measuring using probes and software by m&h. Now tools are also measured in the machine using m&h laser tool setters – with significant improvements in manufacturing.

This is where structural change becomes visible: Wüstenrot in the middle of the Swabian-Franconian Forest nature reserve: The Schmidgall company, a modern model and mould manufacturer with 16 employees and innovative machinery, operates at the former location of a cigar factory.

In this location, precision vacuum forming moulds, foam moulds and rotational moulds as well as milling fixtures and gauges are manufactured. These are primarily made of aluminium, but also from Ureol, cast iron, steel or a great variety of plastics and sometimes even from wood. Workpieces of up to 4,000 x 3,000 x 1,250 mm edge length are machined here. Its customers are primarily the automotive industry and its suppliers, racing sports, but also other areas, including even scientific institutions.

Along with the machines, Schmidgall also used probes and tool setters from different manufacturers, resulting in a wide variety of application experiences. Together with a large five-axis machining centre from Zimmermann, the company invested in an m&h probe in 2008. Because of the large travel distances and the five-axis machine, signal transmission by radio signal was selected. The m&h radio wave touch probe operates with 64 freely selectable channels in the protected industrial radio bandwidth around 433 MHz. During the entire duty cycle of the machine, the receiver scans the radio channels and signals when external interference signals are received on a channel. This channel will then be locked for use with the probe to prevent false signals or unwanted machine downtimes. The signal strength of the m&h radio communication ensures secure and fast transmission to the control, even under unfavourable conditions, such as long distances in the machining area or from deep cavities in the workpieces. “Sometimes we have to plunge into deep forms. The m&h probe works even in the farthest corner,” Manfred Schmidgall confirms...

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Am Langholz 11
DE-88289 Waldburg
Germany

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