Flexible Cold Forming (FCF)
Anyone who would like to economically produce shaped tubes (square/rectangular) very fast and very flexible in the dimension change will find out that SEUTHE tube welding lines with a patented forming method are technologically far ahead.
• Already in 1993 VAI SEUTHE has developed the cage forming FCF technology (Flexible Cold Forming), a method to directly form tubes without a previous round tube - in different dimensions, small batches and intermediate sizes.
• The direct forming avoids a thickening of material in the corner radii and provides an optimal utilization of the strip material. Consequently between 2 to 5 % material can be saved by using the cage forming FCF technology. As a next step of development "retrofitting", barcode readers as well as the use of state-of-the-art communication protocols are planned.