Handling heavy tools
11 February 2019
Hubtex is helping a manufacturer with the changing of an injection moulding tool.
Hubtex develops client-specific solutions based on its heavy-duty range for the transport and changing of heavy and bulky tools. The special-purpose vehicle manufacturer fulfils the major requirements in terms of safety, precision and speed when changing tools.
In addition to the large weights of up to 50 tonnes, having to deal with the high load centres of the tools represents a particular challenge. Many users therefore rely on Hubtex's mobile and flexible multidirectional tool changer. The heavy-duty transport systems are designed to accommodate various docking situations, for instance at production plants, pre-heating stations and storage locations. The special-purpose vehicles are able to offset potential height differences through a mechanical levelling function. The vehicle is usually controlled either remotely or via a driver's platform.