Special profiles bending and laser cutting

Cab sections and repeatability: a forced choice


Initial situation

Yaris Kabin is the Turkish leader in the production of cabs for agricultural and earth-moving equipment. They have experienced constant growth and success since 2001: Yaris Kabin holds 70% of the market in this sector. Today, they employ some 1000 people in three plants. Major customers, which account for 60% of production, include CNH (FIAT Group) in Italy and Tube Tractor (in Turkey).

Effect

Yaris Kabin has always focused on technological innovation, reliability and extreme automation to support competitiveness worldwide. Today they produce 30,000 tractor cabs per year using a line up of machines that is unmatched anywhere in Turkey. These include BLM tube bending and laser cutting machines. Yaris Kabin is now processing special profiles for tractor cabs, while significantly improving quality standards and resolving major production issues.

 

 

The solution

The BLM E-TURN and ELECT130 tube bending systems were chosen for their All-Electric technology, which practically eliminates the need for manual adjustments and combines many processing steps. For example, cab support tubes used to be made by welding three different parts together. Now, using the ELECT130 tube bender machine and a special designed tool set, they can now be made from just one piece. This considerably improved part quality and, above all, repeatability. The benders’ touchscreen operator panel, that incorporates all of the machines operating functions, is a greatly appreciated feature. 
After incorporating the ELECT130 bender the technological innovation process continued with the addition of the highly productive Lasertube LT722D. How to exploit the full potential of the machine but material saving is already significant: simply by reducing scrap length and optimizing the initial tube length according to the parts to be cut, Yaris can save approximately 50,000 Euro a year.

 

The benefits

The investment in the bender and laser cutting system was returned increases in agricoltural cab productivitypart accuracy and reduction in scrap (or optimized material consumption).

Technical aspects

The All-Electric technology of the bending systems has practically eliminated manual adjustments. The result is a considerable improvement in quality and, above all, repeatability.