Streamline processes Process optimization in toolmaking with standard parts

Editor: M.A. Frauke Finus

“We are the system partner for your tools.” Under this motto, standard parts specialist Fibro focused on a bundle of services for process optimization in addition to numerous product innovations at this year's Blechexpo.

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Custom sliders in the mould.
Custom sliders in the mould.
(Source: Fibro)

Fibro’s services help streamline processes in mould-making companies along with the entire handling and value chain. “We think in terms of our customers’ processes and consistently align our offering with them,” explained Dr. Mark Eikötter, Managing Director of Fibro, in the run-up to this year’s Blechexpo.

Three examples:

1. E-commerce — efficiency from inquiry to billing:

Fibro offers EDI solutions and a standard parts web store with around 200,000 standard products for efficient order processing. Almost all articles can be individually modified via a product configurator. For example, the dimensions can be varied. Customers can use the web store to call up availability and delivery times for all products, recode standard products, track shipments via Track & Trace and submit product inquiries directly via the store system. Standard parts ordered regularly can be entered particularly efficiently using fast article entry, and data from previous orders can also be uploaded with a single click. Orders received before 2 p.m. are shipped the same day if available.

2. Tool-related pre-picking:

With tool-related pre-picking, Fibro supports toolmaking companies in their process optimization in manufacturing and logistics. They receive all the parts needed for a tool (including components from other suppliers) in a single delivery. At FIbro, all parts are checked beforehand, marked with a tool-specific commission number and item number, and pre-assembled if required. If desired, delivery can be made at the customer's pace.

3. Customization of gate valves:

FIbro offers a comprehensive standard range of technically sophisticated gate valves. For customer-specific requirements, the standard parts specialist develops unique solutions, for example, more compact designs or special functions such as gate valves. The range also includes gate valves with customized machining. Fibro machines, the working surfaces realize the required hole pattern and equips the slides with the desired active components, such as cutting punches. This service enables mould-making companies to save capacities in engineering and production.