Vertical flow forming machines / spinning machines

An innovative vertical flow forming center with individually programmable roller axles for warm and cold forming of car and truck aluminum wheels. All roller axles are driven by a ball screw, low backlash gear and feed servo drive and controlled by a Siemens control Sinumerik CNC 840 D sl.

Customer benefits

  • Wheel weight reduction by flow forming technology
  • Less material consumption
  • Stronger wheel for high demands in the premium sector
  • For aluminum wheels for cars, trucks or motorcycles
  • Forming of cast or forged aluminum wheels
  • Free programmable roller axes
  • Vertical spindle arrangement
  • All spindle bearings and roller head bearings with oil lubrication
  • Oil lubrication unit with oil cooling
  • Roller head bearings for both forming directions
  • Turnkey-Solution with robot handling and safety cell

Schematic diagram – FlowForming

The spinning rollers form the wheel downwards. With this technology, the premium wheel achieves a higher strength than a conventional aluminum wheel and has less weight as well.

Machine examples

Model 3VDZ20-11 - with 3 free programmable roller axes

Interior view of the 3VDZ20-11 - for forming car wheels

Model 3VDZ30-15 - as turnkey solution with robot handling and safety cell for forming of truck wheels