Bihler 4 Slide-NC®

The Future of Manufacturing

Bihler 4 SLIDE-NC machines take four slide manufacturing and metal forming & stamping technology to a new level of efficiency, reliability, performance and productivity.

Bihler 4Slide-NC delivers the advanced solutions to manage your metal forming and stamping operations in a way that will best match your work processes to your production needs. Our industry experts understand that advanced equipment is essential to maintaining both a high level of efficiency, and a high quality standard, during all of your stamping, forming, and manufacturing processes. By using Bihler equipment solutions – with their powerful machine performance – in conjunction with our advanced support services, you will realize increased efficiency and increased Return on Investment (ROI).

Who We Are

Bihler 4 Slide-NC, Inc. is a joint venture of Bihler of America, Inc. and Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik, Germany, providers of custom automation, contract manufacturing, and machine solutions that feature Bihler advanced servo-controlled systems.

Bihler 4 Slide-NC is a leading producer of multi-piece assemblies, with decades of expertise in stamping, tapping and welding. By now integrating IoT and Instant Setup, Bihler 4 Slide-NC has brought about a vast improvement in the four-slide manufacturing sector. Our multi slide forming machines offer high volume metal forming capabilities with rapid tool and die changeover, making them the best choice for a wide variety of simple and complex operations.

In addition to servo automation integration, Bihler 4 Slide-NC technology is compatible with mechanical four-slides, thereby bridging what would otherwise be a 30-year gap in the market. Bihler 4 Slide-NC technology is also compliant with IATF16949 and ISO 9001 quality standards.

Our Machines

Our machines yield an exceptional ROI, with long-lasting value and consistent levels of increased productivity. Our four-slide engineering technology offers many wide-ranging features that benefit your operations:

Flexibility:  Additional forming and stamping modules can be integrated into our four-slide system, allowing you to adapt to whatever production challenges may arise.

Compatibility:  Our high-tech control system integrates with any current Bihler machine process module, providing options ranging from tapping and screw insertion, to welding and inspection capabilities.

Convenience:  A touchscreen operating panel provides intuitive operation, programmable control of each servo module.

Efficiency and Capability:  Our fully integrated solutions offer the ability to get higher machine output in less time, thereby increasing overall productivity for your day-to-day operations. The Bihler 4 Slide-NC system typically yields higher Cpk values (the Process Capability Index) for all of the industrial processes that are run on it.  Click here to learn how the Bihler 4Slide-NC system can help you to consistently and easily produce output within the customer’s specification limits: Cpk values.

Technology

Bihler 4 Slide-NC gives you two very important ways to accelerate your four slide manufacturing success. You’ll experience all around Return on Efficiency (ROE) and long-term Return on Investment (ROI) thanks to productivity increases as high as 50% and conversion time reduction as much as 80%. And because 4 Slide-NC is also compatible with non-servo systems you’ll also experience immediate ROI by incorporating 4 Slide-NC into your current operations.

The Bihler 4 Slide-NC standardized control system integrates with any process module integration offered by Bihler. Available options include tapping, screw inserting, welding, inspection and more. With its integrated “Internet of Things” capabilities and “Instant Setup” technology, your four slide manufacturing will be well prepared to handle whatever the future holds.

The Bihler 4 Slide-NC is designed with an innovative modular concept, making it both forward-thinking efficient and non-servo conformable. That means with only minor replacement of parts, it can easily adapt to a wide range of non-servo four slide machines, making your investment immediately profitable by running existing tools on it.

Bihler 4-Slide-NC

Bihler 4 Slide-NC is the only manufacturing solution providing advanced four slide servo technology backed by Bihler’s years of global expertise and experience.

Our next-generation servo-driven four slide machines will elevate your manufacturing success to unmatched levels of productivity and operational efficiency with features and benefits that include:

  • Highly efficient production of strip, spring and wire parts in large or small batch sizes
  • Extremely short set-up times
  • 15″ TFT touch screen for user-friendly operation, enabling virtually instant cam changes
  • Reduced tool costs and debugging time
  • Full tool compatibility to select mechanical four slide machines
  • Multiple storage areas for easy access to tool setups
    Integrated process and production monitoring
  • Faster production speeds
  • Rapid response to short-term customer requests
  • Lot sizes processed in half the time
  • Production Speed (per minute) Variable/0–250
  • Forming Slide 2 Tons/4.7″ Stroke
  • Cutoff Slide 2 Tons/1.0″ Stroke
  • Mandrel 2 Tons/4.7″ Stroke
  • Auxiliary (optional) 0.5 Tons/4.7″ Stroke
  • 7 Ton Press 7 Tons/0.5″ Stroke
  • 21 Ton Press 21 Tons/0.5″ Stroke
  • Servo Gripper Feed Maximum 4.7″
  • Caterpillar Feed No End Termination

The Bihler 4 Slide-NC is equipped with the VariControl VC1. Installed in a stand-alone control cabinet, it offers simple operation and programming of the individual control and servo modules via an operating panel with 15” TFT touch screen. This highly intuitive control can support all the automation tasks needed to accelerate your manufacturing success.

Compare next generation Bihler 4Slide-NC servo technology with traditional four Slide manufacturing equipment and discover how to dramatically reduce lot run time, get better process control and increase productivity as much as 200%.

Why Choose Bihler of America?

Bihler of America offers a wide range of expertise, services, and technologies that have been proven to be the right solutions for automated manufacturing applications. Partner with us, and get all of the advantages you will need to run an efficient and seamless operation. To learn more about what Bihler of America can provide, contact us online, or call us at 908.213.9001.

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