Work Cells, Systems & Special Machines
Criterion specializes in creating the BEST solution for your tube forming and tube fabrication applications.
In order to provide our customers with the optimum Work Cell, Special Machine, or Automated System, we must take the following requirements into consideration:
- Part tolerances
- Volume and Production Rates
- Direct Labor Costs vs. Economic Payback
- Feasibility of using Standard Criterion Tube Fabricating Modules
Tube Forming and Tube Fabrication Processes
Criterion provides Work Cells or Systems that integrate 1 or more of the following Tube Forming and Tube Fabrication Processes:
- Bending of all types
- Hole Punching of all types
- Swaging of all types [expand, reduce, bead, etc.]
- Spin Forming
- Press Forming of all types [flatten, trim, etc.]
- Shear Cutting
- Cold Saw Cutting
- Flow Drilling
- Minor Mechanical Assembly
- Minor Welding Assembly
The following section shows many different, but typical, Criterion Work Cells, Systems, or Special Machines. Each machine shown offered our customer an effective solution to his tube forming and tube fabrication application.
We invite you to contact Criterion with your tube fabricating application for our review and recommendation.
CNC Punching and CNC Bending are combined in the same automatic system. Hole locations as well as the bend profile are CNC programmable.
This 5-Station Automatic Transfer Machine fabricates stainless steel automotive fuel rails which are automatically unscrambled, seam oriented and conveyed through 5 process stations.
This flexible 1-operator semi-automatic Work Cell fabricates tubular parts through the following processes: Flattened Tube Ends, Groove Press Formed Over a Mandrel, and Bends.
This automatic system combines punching, notching, bending, and robotic welding with a production rate of 500/hr.
This 9-Station Automatic Transfer Machine performs the following operations on 2.625" diameter tubing: Weld Seam Orient, Notch, Bellmouth, 2 CNC Mandrel Bends, Form Tube End, and Punch Holes.
This flexible Automatic Bending and Press Forming System includes: Auto Tube Unscrambling and Loading, Auto Tube Length Measurement, CNC Bending 2-Tool Stack, Robot Unload & Transfer, Vision Inspection, and Press Forming.
This automotive application integrates Automatic Tube Transfers with CNC Punching, CNC Tube Bending, and Press Forming on a 2.625" diameter tube.
Flexible 7-Station Automatic End Forming Machine can create several end forms on both ends of aluminum automotive HVAC tubing.
This machine show 5 different Work Stations mounted on a common frame, and using a common Hydraulic Power Unit and Control.
This machine shows the integration of a Criterion Twin Head Bender and an Assembly TOX Clinching Process.
An automotive "Towel Bar" is flattened on both ends and bent in one continuous operation.
An automotive headrest tube is automatically fabricated with End Notch/Cope and Mandrel Slot Punching operations.
A Hopper Fed, Double End Tube Cope/Notch Machine simultaneously copes both tube ends during automotive seat frame component fabrication.
This 3-Station machine performs the following operations on 1.75" diameter tube: Weld Seam Detection, Pierce 6-7 Slots, Swage Both Tube Ends, and Press Bend.
Each station is tooled for a different part configuration. Tubes are simultaneously cold saw trim cut on both ends, and 2-4 holes are drilled.
A combination Modular Bend Head and 2 Mandrel Style Pierce Units create a 2-bend, 4-hole tubular part.
The tubular part is trim cut on one end, and flattened and re-sized on the opposite tube end in one continuous machine operation.
Performs 4 tube fabricating operations in one machine sequence: Swage Tube End, Pierce 2 Holes, Flatten End, Pierce And Trim End.
This machine drills multiple holes in an aluminum automotive frame component.
This automatic hopper fed machine press forms a crush in the center of a part and pierces several holes.
Automatic Hopper Fed Transfer Machine is adjustable to produce a 15-20 different visor tube configurations.
Flexible, precision Twin Head Cold Saw trim cuts both ends of a hydro-formed stainless steel appliance handle.