Logo
Menu Open Menu Close Menu

Our series for aluminium rings

Vertical rim machines

VFM: The all-rounder for one-piece aluminium wheels: these vertical rim-making machines produce – with extreme speed – aluminium hubs 20% lighter (compared to wheels manufactured using other processes). Using the rim-making machine, these are the results:

  • the end-product possesses 15% greater tensile strength for the hub
  • an increase of 200% in elongation at fracture
  • reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions with an increased payload
  • minimized production time due to single-robot feeding.

We currently offer four machine types for cold or hot forming with workpiece diameters up to max. 800mm.

VFM 600-1 W
VFM 600-2 W
VFM 800-2 K
VFM 800-2 W
icon

Vertical rim-ring machine (VFM) 600-1 W

for hot forming of cast aluminium car wheels up to 24″

 

Workpiece diameter
min.
300 mm (12")
Workpiece diameter
max.
600 mm (24")
Workpiece length
max.
300 mm (12")
Tool mounting
Size 11
DIN 55027
Number of forming rollers
standard/optional
1/2
Drive rating, main spindle
approx.
71 kW
Main-spindle speed
approx.
1000 rpm
Slide stroke
axial
1 x 400 mm
Slide stroke
radial
1 x 300 mm
Slide force
axial max.
1 x 70 kN
Slide force
radial max.
1 x 70 kN
Tailstock thrust force
max.
120 kN
icon hot forming

A VFM for hot forming is used for cast preforms and is always equipped with:

  • Increased heat protection in the working area (spindle cooling coat, tailstock cooling coat)
  • Boosted cooling rate for the circulation oil lubrication of the spindle and tailstock bearings
  • Spray systems for rollers and tools (integrated into the automatic sequence)
  • Heating system for spindle tools (manual, gas-fired, temperature-monitored)
icon

Vertical rim-ring machine (VFM) 600-2 W

for hot forming of cast aluminium car wheels up to 24″ for series production with short cycle times

Workpiece diameter
min.
300 mm (12")
Workpiece diameter
max.
600 mm (24")
Workpiece length
max.
300 mm (12")
Tool mounting
Size 11
DIN 55027
Number of forming rollers
standard/optional
2/4
Drive rating, main spindle
approx.
120 kW
Main-spindle speed
approx.
1000 rpm
Slide stroke
axial
2 x 400 mm
Slide stroke
radial
2 x 350 mm
Slide force
axial max.
2 x 150 kN
Slide force
radial max.
2 x 150 kN
Tailstock thrust force
max.
300 kN
icon hot forming

A VFM for hot forming is used for cast preforms and is always equipped with:

  • Increased heat protection in the working area (spindle cooling coat, tailstock cooling coat)
  • Boosted cooling rate for the circulation oil lubrication of the spindle and tailstock bearings
  • Spray systems for rollers and tools (integrated into the automatic sequence)
  • Heating system for spindle tools (manual, gas-fired, temperature-monitored)
icon

Vertical rim-ring machine (VFM) 800-2 K

for cold forming of forged aluminium wheels up to 32″

Workpiece diameter
min.
300 mm (12")
Workpiece diameter
max.
800 mm (32")
Workpiece length
max.
450 mm (18")
Tool mounting
Size 15
DIN 55027
Number of forming rollers
standard/optional
2/4
Drive rating, main spindle
approx.
265 kW
Main-spindle speed
approx.
800 rpm
Slide stroke
axial
2 x 550 mm
Slide stroke
radial
2 x 500 mm
Slide force
axial max.
2 x 400 kN
Slide force
radial max.
2 x 500 kN
Tailstock thrust force
max.
500 kN
icon cold forming

A VFM for cold forming is used with forged preforms and is always equipped with:

  • Coolant system for product cooling with flow-rate control and monitoring, integrated into the automatic sequence
  • Expanded spray protection mounted on the machine cladding
  • Optional accessories: paper band filter, self-cleaning continuous filter, oil-separator mounted on coolant tank
icon

Vertical rim-ring machine (VFM) 800-2 W

for hot forming of cast aluminium truck wheels up to 32″

Workpiece diameter
min.
300 mm (12")
Workpiece diameter
max.
800 mm (32")
Workpiece length
max.
450 mm (18")
Tool mounting
Size 15
DIN 55027
Number of forming rollers
standard/optional
2/4
Drive rating, main spindle
approx.
200 kW
Main-spindle speed
approx.
800 rpm
Slide stroke
axial
2 x 550 mm
Slide stroke
radial
2 x 500 mm
Slide force
axial max.
2 x 275 kN
Slide force
radial max.
2 x 275 kN
Tailstock thrust force
max.
500 kN
icon hot forming

A VFM for hot forming is used for cast preforms and is always equipped with:

  • Increased heat protection in the working area (spindle cooling coat, tailstock cooling coat)
  • Boosted cooling rate for the circulation oil lubrication of the spindle and tailstock bearings
  • Spray systems for rollers and tools (integrated into the automatic sequence)
  • Heating system for spindle tools (manual, gas-fired, temperature-monitored)
VFM 600-1 W
VFM 600-2 W
VFM 800-2 K
VFM 800-2 W

Endproducts of VFM series

VFM-600-2 W

Unsere VFM-Baureihe wurde speziell für die Herstellung von einteiligen Aluminiumrädern konzipiert.

  • Felgen für PKW

    für Warmumformung von gegossenen PKW-Aluminiumrädern bis 24“ für Serienproduktion in kurzer Taktzeit

  • Felgen für PKW

    für Warmumformung von gegossenen PKW-Aluminiumrädern bis 24“ für Serienproduktion in kurzer Taktzeit

  • Felgen für PKW

    für Warmumformung von gegossenen PKW-Aluminiumrädern bis 24“ für Serienproduktion in kurzer Taktzeit

VFM-800-2 K

Unsere VFM-Baureihe wurde speziell für die Herstellung von einteiligen Aluminiumrädern konzipiert.

  • Felgen für LKW

    für die Kaltumformung von geschmiedeten Aluminiumrädern bis 32″

  • Felgen für LKW

    für die Kaltumformung von geschmiedeten Aluminiumrädern bis 32″

VFM-800-2 W

Unsere VFM-Baureihe wurde speziell für die Herstellung von einteiligen Aluminiumrädern konzipiert.

  • Felgen für LKW

    für Warmumformung von gegossenen LKW-Aluminiumrädern bis 32“

  • Felgen für LKW

    für Warmumformung von gegossenen LKW-Aluminiumrädern bis 32“

3D-view

Vertical rim machines

VFM 600-2 W: 3D-view in Full HD