Since the days of Henry Ford and his Model T - the famous "Tin Lizzie" - automotive engineering has meant mass production. Key components such as steering pinions, drive shafts, drive wheels, camshafts, links and PTO shafts are manufactured in their millions, all in a perfectly sequenced and carefully constructed process. The next stage in the sequence - hardening - is where EMAG eldec comes in, a subsidiary of the EMAG Group that has built up decades of experience in this field as it strives to set new standards. This global company develops, manufactures and markets highly efficient modular induction hardening systems.
The new MIND-L 1000, which the company is unveiling at EMO Hannover 2019, is another major milestone in its history, as Andreas Endmann, who is responsible for worldwide sales of hardening systems at EMAG eldec, explains: "The machine replaces our tried and proven MIND-750/1500 series. We've overhauled the previous technology in every detail, and among other things we've made it easier to integrate it into EMAG production lines. For instance, integrated gantry automation is available as an option for easy interlinking. Another important aspect is that the machine's structural design has been fundamentally rethought - with a decisive effect: The price of the machine is lower than its predecessor without having to make any compromises on quality." Furthermore, the MIND-L 1000 promises even better precision and rigidity in its machine structure which, according to Erdmann, delivers better repeatability for component quality and makes the system easier to maintain. What's more, thanks to the excellent access to the working area for set-up purposes, tools and clamping devices can be changed in next to no time.