In this new publication, on the Italian trade magazine, Lamiera, we discuss about our Sagomax system. A product that merge the flexibility of the most basic spray system, Promax, with the technology of the Sagoma’s system
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Technology and flexibility: these were the prerequisites for the design by the DieTronic R&D Team of the Sagomax lubrication system
For over 20 years, DieTronic has been active in the metal forming and stamping industry, designing and developing advanced lubrication systems in line with the latest production trends and market requirements. For this reason, the company decided to use the showcase offered by the Blech Expo trade fair in Stuttgart to present its innovative Sagomax lubrication system. For DieTronic, it is in fact a well-established tradition to present its innovations during trade fairs, and especially during the autumn events in Stuttgart. This is thanks to the constant work of the Research & Development team, expanded in 2023, which aims to make ever more significant improvements to its lubrication systems; innovations that enable the company to meet the new demands emerging from the market.
Targeted and correct pattern lubrication
To those who are already familiar with DieTronic and its technology, the name of the new system, Sagomax, will undoubtedly remind them of Sagoma®, one of the most popular products in the entire range of spray lubrication systems.The Sagomax makes it possible to combine the possibility of pattern lubrication with the need for a low price level – a concern that affects both small and large manufacturers.
With a technical level of a certain importance, the Sagomax system is mainly intended for manufacturers of components for household appliances and car manufacturers. DieTronic combined the flexibility of the more basic Promax spraying system – which was presented at last year’s EuroBlech trade fair – with the technology of the Sagoma® system (sector lubrication system). This new system has been created for those customers who only need to select specific areas of the sheet metal to be lubricated, thus allowing the selection of square-shaped patterns, each measuring 100×100 mm. This makes it possible, on the one side, to achieve a more targeted and correct application of the lubricating oil in the places where it is really needed and, on the other side, to use only the necessary lubricant without wasting product.
Flexibility, the heart of the system
The peculiarity, and thus the distinguishing feature of the Sagomax compared to other DieTronic systems in the same price range, is the use of technology patented in 2017 and used effectively so far only in the Sagoma® system: each of the nozzles used, which are exceptionally equipped with an electric oil quantity modulation valve, can be controlled independently of the others and can be activated in different working modes.
Flexibility – another important connotation of the system – lies in the fact that the nozzles can be placed in a frame in the most standard configuration, but in the case of special customer requirements the valves are placed on a bar or mobile brackets. The design of the frame and the spray box is specifically designed to prevent the drops of nebulised oil that are sprayed – and some of which remain as residue inside the spray box – from falling onto the sheet metal being processed. In this way, it is not necessary to equip the Sagomax with a suction system; instead, it is sufficient to connect a small tank to collect excess oil, to keep the working environment clean and safe.
The Sagomax can also work with two or more different oils, in which case it is equipped with a special flushing unit for cleaning the circuits (to be carried out at oil change), so that the valves and tubes are not contaminated: this ensures better quality lubrication. Thanks to these features, the economical Sagomax sector lubrication solution manages to retain the patented ‘Premium’ technology of the Sagoma system, but with a simpler and more flexible structure like that of the Promax system.
The solution even for coil processing
Next to the Sagomax, DieTronic will once again bring the Promax system to the German trade fair (after its success in 2022), but with the addition of the Lubo Die, a system that was initially conceived as an accessory to the Promax, but – following customer requests – has now also been made available separately in a new, upgraded version.
The Promax is aimed at progressive die feed lines and thus at coil processing. It is one of DieTronic’s best-selling and most popular controlled lubrication systems, which enables automatic spray lubrication, allowing only certain areas (in this case striped) to be selected for lubricating oil application. The configuration is very easy and flexible: the standard system is composed of a spray box available in various sizes (from 200 to 800 mm depending on the parts to be processed), and a 24-litre pressurised tank, which can be easily interchanged, in case more than one oil is used. The closed design of the spray heads and the reduced distance from the sheet metal ensure greater application precision and containment of overspray.
Up to sixteen attachable nozzles
Up to four nozzles in the basic version, and up to sixteen in the advanced version, can be connected to the Lubo-die, which is ideal for the lubrication of small, precise and specific points on the mould, thanks to special multipliers. For positioning the nozzles, DieTronic has devised magnetic holders (for attaching the nozzles to the press, so that they can also be moved as required) and extensions (so that more critical points can be reached). When combined with a Promax, the Lubo-die system allows re-lubrication of only specific points of the mould.
Just like the Promax, the Lubo-die stands out for its versatility and practicality: when changing the mould, for example, you can leave the valves positioned on it, disconnect them and set up the new mould with the spray valves already in place and then connect the new valves to the main unit. The connection phase is very quick thanks to a quick coupling.
A challenge to new markets
DieTronic sees great potential for the diffusion of these new systems, products that have succeeded in meeting the needs of its customers, who have chosen to rely on the company in finding solutions that reduce consumption and improve the entire production process. Thanks to the spread of new installations, DieTronic aims to improve his presence in the automotive and household appliances sector, in Italy, and also in Europe and overseas, in his 20th activity anniversary.
As was the case at last May’s Lamiera trade fair in Milan, Blech Expo will also be an opportunity to mark this milestone and to demonstrate the developments and innovations of the Spray Lubricator Line. For discover more about the Sagomax system, DieTronic invites you to Stand 8222 in Hall 8, 7-10 November.