There are more than 130 LEIFELD machines for wheel manufacturing in the field, smoothly running in full time production over years. Which highlights the high quality and longevity of our machines. To support our customers even better in reacting to market trends such as increasing wheel size and variety or just-in-time production with a high level of flexibility, we revolutionized the well-known flow forming process. The result: The patented LEIFELD WSC Flex Technology that works flexibly without tools.
Our innovative process enables users to be as flexible as it gets and produce different rim diameters, profiles, wall thicknesses, and rim widths. Whereas classic flow forming uses one tool per rim type, the new LEIFELD WSC Flex uses no tools whatsoever and comes with a multi-functional clamping chuck. That means: No setup times and no product-specific tooling costs during operation. Tooling procurement costs, storage, and repair are eliminated completely. As a result, production factors are used economically and efficiently, so lean production can be realized. The user can carry out product changes seamlessly without having to perform disruptive setup activities.