Pure efficiency with TBL technology
Unique vacuum laminating process
Kiefel has developed a unique vacuum lamination process as an alternative to the classic vacuum lamination process:
The Tailored Blank Lamination technology (TBL): Logical further development of classic vacuum lamination with a highly innovative procedure.
The TBL vacuum laminating system operates fully automatically, without any operating staff. The unique feature: The system uses tailored blanks for each component, from which the name is derived.
The degree of film draw-off has two-fold benefits - significantly improved quality of interior parts as well as tremendous film consumption savings due to the tailored blanks (= precision cut film blanks). Savings up to 45 % depending on component geometry allow rapid amortization of this novel technology.
The accompanying series machine concept makes operating personnel almost superfluous thanks to the use of robots. Furthermore, the new machine concept has an up to 50% smaller footprint than conventional vacuum laminating systems with the same output rate.
Innovation and high levels of automation
The film savings are due to the use of precision film blanks.
3D servo grippers that can move freely in every direction precisely position the film on the component before the lamination is carried out using vacuum technology. This results in a high-quality surface with extremely low graining separation.
Your Kiefel Benefits
Significantly improved quality
Tremendous film savings
Significant production surface savings of up to 50 %
High degree of automation
Available tools for vacuum forming and laminating systems
from Kiefel Automotive
- Vacuum forming tools
- Laminating tools
- Molding tools