Leicht Stamping Automation

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Leicht Stanzautomation develops and manufactures stamping automation systems that perform tasks such as rewinding and decoiling strips and wires, for example, and sells them around the world. For the first time, SI6 series drive controllers from STOBER are installed in the newest generation of the manufacturer’s automated multiple winders in addition to mechanical drive solutions from STOBER.

The goal was not only to increase the system’s performance compared to the previous version, but also to make it more compact. “The customer wants the highest product quality. As we design our machines, we pay attention to factors such as durability and reliability. In the process, we always keep design and functionality in mind,” says Jürgen Leicht. Since Leicht Stanzautomation does not manufacture everything in-house, the market leader places very high value on selected suppliers – or better yet, partners.

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“We have installed gear units, motors and drive controllers from STOBER in nearly all our systems. STOBER has been there from the beginning and supports us in new projects from the first stroke of a pencil in the design phase until commissioning. Our years of cooperation are shaped by openness and honesty and emanate a rather special spirit. The technical consulting, the support – that is real, experienced partnership.”

Jürgen Leicht, Managing Partner, Leicht Stanzautomation GmbH

“Playing in the Champions League is much more fun than playing on an amateur team,” affirms Jürgen Leicht with a smile. Neither soccer player nor trainer, Leicht is the CEO of Leicht Stanzautomation GmbH in Ölbronn-Dürrn, barely 10 km away from Pforzheim. And he is not talking about any ball game, but about the increasing requirements of the market—his market. The company develops and manufactures strip welders as well as an entire range of winders and re-coilers for punching and shaping technology, which it sells around the world. Its customer base includes renowned suppliers from the automotive and electrical industries, aerospace and medical technology, as well as the furniture industry and manufacturers of household appliances.

The STOBER solution for stamping automation systems.

  • A helical bevel gear unit tilts the feed head.
  • A compact right-angle gear unit takes over the precise feed of the belt.
  • After punching, the machine automatically winds the components in a few minutes. Coaxial servo geared motors drive the coils.
  • Thanks to the planetary gear unit, it takes just under two seconds to switch from one coil to the other.
  • The highly dynamic SI6-series drive controllers operate unnoticed in the background even during demanding motion sequences. In terms of safety technology, the safety functions STO (Safe Torque Off) and SS1 (Safe Stop 1) are implemented. These are certified in accordance with EN 13849-1 and can be used without function tests that interrupt production. Thanks to the multi-axis drive design of the SI6 drive controllers, the number of axes to be controlled can be freely scaled.

Good Partnership

“The development of the entire machine is based on our experience; we collaborated with STOBER to integrate and design the drives,” says Leicht, nodding toward Stolowski. “STOBER was with us from the beginning and supported us from the first stroke of a pencil in the design phase until the machine was commissioned.”

Both are very satisfied with the cooperation. It is open and honest, Leicht says, and emanates a rather special spirit. “We are united by a similar demand for quality, a similar way of teasing out nuances so that, in the end, we can also be at the very top,” the STOBER sales representative adds.

There is also the very short distance from door to door. This makes it easier for employees of the two companies to quickly sit down at the same table. “The technical consulting, the support—that is real, experienced partnership,” the CEO describes. The goal of Leicht Stanzautomation is to reduce the number of suppliers in the interest of increasing cost potential and reducing expenses. Partners like STOBER are to remain.

How did this all begin? Leicht smiles. “It is hard to believe, but the connection goes back to August 2, 1982.” This was the day he began his commercial apprenticeship at STOBER. When he ventured into self-employment after completing an additional technical course of study in 1995, he took with him not only his knowledge, but also the team spirit and the way in which people at STOBER work together to achieve common goals. This spirit is still in the air today in Ölbronn-Dürrn. “Our partnership has grown and grown over the years,” the CEO says. This not only makes it possible for the two companies to interact pleasantly with each other as they also influence each other, such as in the development of the automated multiple winder. “STOBER’s support helps us continue to qualify for the Champions League,” Leicht says assuredly.

Success Factors.

  • STOBER as a competent and trustworthy partner.
  • More operational capacity with faster drives.
  • Multi-axis-capable drive controllers and a central supply module create space in the installation area.
  • Easy installation and mounting.
  • Geared motor nameplate for uncomplicated, reliable parameterization of the motor and gear unit data.

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