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    Whether local or global - we have systematically tailored our range of products and services to the needs of our customers, and offer assistance with our many years of experience in everything from planning to production.

    Whether small or large - we offer standardized single systems and individual solutions, which combine a variety of different technologies with a high level of automation in order to simplify and automate your processes. Solving problems is good, but creating additional value is better.

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  • PU Processing


  • For the right mix

    FRIMO PURe Mix metering technology for polyurethane part manufacturing is just as versatile as the material itself. We offer individual solutions for processing soft, semi-hard, hard, and integral foams, pouring systems, composite systems, and spray systems.

    Our PURe Mix machine line has an impressive, extensive base configuration and is available in both standard and customized versions. The compact and modular design saves space and increases flexibility. Excellent accessibility combined with state-of-the-art controls and visualization create an ideal environment for the operator and guarantee consistent high quality products.

    For a wide range of applications
    Our PURe tool and system technology is used for many different components in numerous industries. We supply highly-specialized solutions used to produce instrument panels, door panels, seats, headrests, and insulation and structural components.

    Innovative solutions begin with modeling technologies, such as 3-D printing. When it comes to tools, we supply everything from simple to complex, including trial tools, prototype tools, pre-production tools, and complex series production tools. We are the market's leading technology supplier of foam-in-place solutions for premium decorative materials, as well as cost-effective production of surface variations (PURe Skin) and release agent-free foaming (PURe Liner).

    Our standard tool carrier meets all kinematic, clamping force, and clamping area needs. Even electric foam-in-place solutions for carpeting are possible with FRIMO. A swiveling lid option offers ideal ergonomics and is particularly popular for RTM processes. Stationary or mobile system layouts designed to meet your specific needs are equally versatile. At the same time, our focus is on the highest levels of availability and process safety.

    A quick look at the benefits:
    • Process-neutral consulting for optimal technical and economic solutions
    • Tools, machinery and equipment from a single source
    • Reduction of interfaces with integrated service
    • Component models/simulations for optimal manufacturability and reduction of material use
    • In-house production of samples, prototypes and spare parts with state-of-the-art equipment
    • Reconstruction, relocation, retrofitting and maintenance of existing tools, machines and equipment
      • FRIMO Model Technology

      • PU Processing
        Form and appearance ideas first become tangible through the help of models. We produce models for all stages of the design and development processes, from the smallest models up to cubing models (e.g. complete automotive interiors).

        All products are customized and can be designed according to customer requirements.

        FRIMO's Product Portfolio:
        • Cubing models
        • Data control models
        • Leathering models
        • Coating models
        • Casting models
        • Work models
        • Coating models (Galvano)
      • FRIMO Tooling

      • Successful for decades and constantly evolving
        FRIMO supplies foam tools, casting tools and spray tools. With the experience of more than 10,000 produced foam tools, FRIMO offers a complete range of PU products. From simple tools for prototypes and pre-production tools to the most sophisticated production tools, FRIMO has it all.

        Based on component geometry and quantity and specific customer demands, FRIMO's solutions are always the most technical and economic.

        A quick look at the benefits:
        • Long service life
        • Optimal ergonomics
        • Easy maintenance
        • Seamless process data recording from the tool right through the production plant
        • Can be easily integrated into existing production concepts
        • Innovative concepts for material saving
        • Extensive simulation possibilities for optimized design
      • PU Processing: PURe Mix Peripheral Equipment

      • It's all about the right mix
        From basic to high-tech, FRIMO offers peripheral equipment for all PU processing technologies.

        A quick look at the benefits:
        • Common control concepts
        • Integral part of FRIMO plant concepts
        • Reduction of interfaces
      • PURe Mix ECO

      • The FRIMO PURe Mix ECO is a well-equipped, reliable and cost-efficient high pressure PU mix and metering machine for processing all standard, unfilled, 2-component PU systems. The PURe Mix ECO is the ideal machine for low to medium production volumes. With highly accurate output metering and comfortable manual or automatic operation, this machine is suited for a wide range of PU products.

        A quick look at the benefits:
        • Cost-efficient 2-component, high pressure PU mix and metering machine
        • Compact design and easy access to all components
        • Manual or automatic operation
        • State-of-the-art PLC, easy to operate
        • System allows the combination of different pump sizes
        • Low-maintenance
        • Fast start-up due to "plug & produce" concept
    • FRIMO Tool Carriers for PU Processing


    • Successful for decades and constantly evolving

      Regardless of the desired kinematics, clamping force or clamping area, FRIMO customized tool carriers can be integrated into single-station or multi-station units, rotary table systems or PURe Track overhead conveyors. FRIMO's more than 1,000 manufactured and delivered tool carriers serve as proof of superior quality and reliability.

      Special Types: FRIMO is your specialist when it comes to optimal tooling concepts based on customer demands. Our product portfolio covers a broad spectrum of possible special designs, such as window frames, damping units, cast skins, skis, acoustic components, boilers, glass roofs, steering wheels, seat cushions and head rests.

      A quick look at the benefits:
      • Compact and modular design
      • Short closing time (< 3 seconds)
      • Flexible use for open and closed foaming from both sides
      • Versatile rotation and exact, continuous positioning
      • Optimal ergonomics
      • Short set-up time and easy mold change with rapid clamping system
      • Can be integrated into all established system concepts without modification
        • PU Processing: Type 6 PLUS

        • The universal tool carrier for instrument panel back foaming
          Type 6 Plus standard tool carrier is modular in design. It includes extensive basic equipment and can be configured and expanded according to customer requirements due to their modular design.

          Type 6 PLUS: Electrically driven model with additional features
          • All pivoting movements by gear drive
          • All pivoting positions can be reached without prior retrofit work; the upper part can pivot backwards, too.
          • Can handle higher tool weights
          • Lower position of bottom carrier piece during part positioning

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Four driven axes, which can be moved simultaneously on demand
          • Standardized tool and e-control interface
          • Can be integrated into different production line systems
          • The foam injection can occur from the operator's side or from the rear, and into an open or closed mold
          • Compact and modular design, suitable for most of the production line systems available on the market
          • Very quick movements, very short closing times
          • Versatile pivoting movements and precise, continuous positioning
          • Optimal ergonomics programmable
          • Due to the modular design, many options can be individually configured, such as automatic mold clamping, integrated wheels and tool change trolley, adjustment of the foam injection position/direction, etc.
        • PU Processing: Type 7

        • The high-end tool carrier for back foaming instrument panels in stationary stands

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • The drive kinematics create a balance of mass between the upper and lower parts as well as a sinusoidal force and speed path during opening and closing
          • Very high energy efficiency
          • Standardized tools and control interface
          • Shortest closing times with higher tool weights and lower drive power
          • Higher opening and closing power, improved joining precision,
          • Low impact on foam when closing due to the sinusoidal closing movement
          • More precise process control with expanded options through venting lift operated by a lift drive (omission of the air buffer lift, this function is taken over by the drive kinematics)
          • Increase of process impact using larger swivel angle and precise continuous positioning
          • Optimal ergonomics programmable
        • PU Processing: Type 10

        • The tool carrier for back foaming instrument panels on rotary tables or for foaming closed tools
          • Type 10: Tool carriers with the tool interface of types 6 and 7
          • Type 10 Compact: Tool carriers for smaller instrument panels or topper pads

          - Tool block height = 800 mm, can be adjusted by up to 1000 mm with interchangeable parts
          - Tool block depth = 800 mm

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Standardized tool and control interfaces
          • Low investment and operation costs thanks to drive combinations and simple construction
          • Open/close and top part swivel through drive mechanism
          • Foaming setting and positioning for skin removal/insertion occur through drive mechanism
          • High efficiency due to the elimination of time spent on swivel movements
          • Very fast movements, very short closing times
          • Light weight and small overall width
          • Skimming entry occurs from the operator side (rotary table mode) or into the closed mold
        • PU Processing: Types 11 and 12

        • The tool carriers for front foaming arm supports and door panels
          • Type 11: “Butterfly” configuration for two door panel tools
          • Type 12: “Crocodile” configuration for four arm rest tools with individually controlled tool uppers

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Standardized tool and control interfaces
          • Universally applicable and can be integrated into various system concepts
          • Both have an identical infrastructure and are directly interchangeable in foaming systems
          • Foam can be applied from the operator's side, back side, or into a closed mold
          • Compact, modular construction suitable for most systems available on the market
          • Very fast movements, very short closing times
          • Swivel movements, very short closing times
          • Swivel movements driven electrically and can be continuously repositioned
          • Optimal ergonomic programmable
          • Other variations (e.g. two double top parts, 6 cavities, etc.) can be easily configured
        • PU Processing: Type 13

        • Type 13 is a manually operated tool carrier without electric control for front foaming arm rests or for foaming foam pads (sealing elements, acoustic components, etc.)
          "Type 13" refers to the entire family of manually operated tool carriers. Many configurations are already in use. Please request a specific Type 13 tool carrier and indicate how you will be using it.

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Low investment, operation, and logistics costs
          • The weight of the upper component is balanced using a counterweight, which can also be combined with a gas-filled shock absorber if necessary
          • Pneumatic timing for the air cushion with pneumatic safety function
          • Can be operated without an electrically monitored security system, thus making further cost savings possible in regards to the system technology (with manual mix head control as well)
          • Horizontal and vertical counterweight configuration with a screw spindle, ensuring the lowest operating forces
          • Foaming system configuration in one or two axes using the jack screw
          • We adjust tool sizes and quantities in order to ensure the optimal ergonomics for your unit
        • PU Processing: Type 15

        • The tool carrier for back foaming flooring and acoustic elements

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Standardized controlling interface
          • High product quality due to ideal response position and prevention of release agent carryover on A-side
          • Simultaneous, two-way operation possible (install flooring/remove part and apply release agent)
          • Upper component can be positioned in a vacuum frame for “clean” release agent collection
          • The foam is applied into the closed tool
          • Compact, modular construction
          • Very fast movements
          • Versatile swivel angles and precise, continuous positioning
          • Optimal ergonomic programming possible
          • Construction kit available with many configuration options: automatic tool clamping, integrated hoisting swivel arm mechanism and tool change cart, foaming system settings, etc.
        • PU Processing: Type 16

        • The cost-effective, pneumatically operated tool carrier for sealing element and acoustic component foaming
          “Type 16” refers to the entire family of pneumatically operated toggle lever tool carriers.

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Simple construction and controlling technology
          • Low investment and operation costs
          • Combined drive for the pivoting upper component and locking mechanism using the toggle lever
          • Configuration of the foaming system in one or two axes using the jack screw
        • PU Processing: Type 17

        • The tool carrier for composite component manufacturing

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Four powered axes that can be operated at the same time if necessary
          • Locking force (press force) - 1,200 kN (120 ton)
          • Configured for high tool weights (steel tools)
          • Standardized tool and control interface
          • Can be integrated into various different system concepts
          • Material input occurs in the closed mold
          • Compact, modular construction suitable for most systems available on the market
          • Very short closing times
          • Versatile swivel angles and precise, continuous positioning
          • Optimal ergonomic programming
        • PU Processing: PURe Track Tool Carriers

        • With traction drive and complete aggregate equipment, for various applications in overhead conveyor systems

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • The advantages of overhead conveyor systems can be optimally utilized with the appropriate tool holder
          • All aggregate and electronic controls are integrated into the tool holder
          • Data transfer via Wi-Fi
          • Typical applications are: back foaming flooring, steering wheel production, LFI-RIM roof manufacture
        • PU Processing: PURe Floor Tool Carriers

        • For seat cushion production in oval conveyor systems

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Simple and cost-effective configuration
          • Carriage drive as well as aggregates and electronic controlling are integrated into the carriage and/or track, not the tool holder elements
          • Fast and simple tool holder changes in the system using the suspension device
          • The tool holder generally only contains mechanical construction elements
          • Opening and swivel movements are cam-controlled, driven by the carriage or track drive
      • PU Processing: FRIMO PURe Plant Technology


      • Flexible and individual solutions

        FRIMO offers the widest variety of solutions in terms of combining tool carriers, mix and metering units, and the peripheral equipment necessary to complete production systems. Individual and turnkey production solutions are therefore readily available.

        FRIMO's Product Portfolio:
        • PURe Track Overhead Conveyor Systems
          • Flexible plant concept
          • Minimizes space requirements by avoiding obstacles on the floor
          • High productivity, e.g. fully automatic on-line tool change without loss of cycle
          • Broad product mix and parallel processing in one system
        • PURe Floor Conveyor Systems
        • Rotary Tables
          • Stationary rotary tables with segmented or fixed platforms
          • Broad standard product range (4-15 m diameter)
          • Variable configuration with floor-mounted rollers or self-supporting centralized bearing
          • Variety of drive types via wrap chain (external or internal gear teeth) or friction wheel
        • Stationary plants
          • Single and multiple station units
          • Wide range of layouts, e. g. insular, linear or cluster solutions

        A quick look at the benefits:
        • High advisory competence
        • All possible concepts from one hand
        • Layout and logistic planning
        • Digital production simulation
        • Greatest possible productivity and operational availability
        • Low wear and tear and long lifespan
        • Optimized manufacturing logistics, e. g. one piece flow
          • PURe Track Overhead Conveyor System

          • The highest possible production flexibility is offered through FRIMO's modular overhead conveyor system PURe Track. Mold carriers with clamping forces of up to 1800 kN and weighing up to 30 tons have been produced. They are suspended and guided in a double rail system, which is fastened to the floor through a beam structure.

            A quick look at the benefits:
            • High flexibility for high product mix on one system
            • Parallel execution of different processes and handling times through parallel rails
            • Fully automatic production change through On-Line tool / mold carrier change without loss of cycle time
            • Modular structure enabling expandability without early capital commitment
            • Possible involvement of the inner space of the system in the production plan, very good accessibility to the system
            • Avoids obstacles on the floor, therefore free access to the entire production plant and much easier cleaning
            • Optimized space requirement
            • All common tool carrier functions are viable
            • The tool carriers can be operated from all sides
            • Tool carriers can be driven individually or linked together
            • Energy is on the tool carriers or transferred to them at defined stations
            • Ergonomic positioning of tools
            • Optimal use of production times
          • "PURe Floor" Floor Conveyor System

          • FRIMO's PURe Floor System offers another possibility to transport molds and/or mold carriers to different processing stations. These are used, for example, in automotive seat cushion production.

            A quick look at the benefits:
            • Continuous operation
            • For large quantities
            • Firm but expandable layout in oval shape
            • Short cycle times
            • Fixed production quantity in different individual process times
            • Friction drive, self-supporting without rollers on the floor
            • Fixed operator areas
            • Low wear and tear, long service life due to coupling rod connections between the tool carriers
            • Repeatable production cycles
            • Easy integration in production logistics
          • Stationary Systems

          • Stationary PU processing systems from FRIMO can be designed as single-station or multi-station units. This style of tool carrier is mounted to the floor. Different tool carrier concepts are designed to maximize user productivity levels. Each concept is tailor-made, based on customer and project demands, to ensure that optimal usability, serviceability and logistics can be reached.

            A quick look at the benefits:
            • Suitable for manufacturing products of different quantities
            • Various system layouts, such as island-type, linear, or cluster can be applied
            • Combination with stationary or mobile robots
            • Maintenance work is possible without interrupting production (depending on the system layout)
            • Different cycle times are possible
          • Turn Tables

          • Turn tables are used for projects with predictable, constant quantities with few product variants. They consist of several tool carriers mounted to a rotating table, where they are moved from one work station to the next. For specific applications, such as manufacturing right-hand and left-hand control levers in the automotive industry, it is also possible to combine turn table and stationary systems, which then provide the advantages of both systems in one unit.

            A quick look at the benefits:
            • Fixed operator stations and production cycles
            • Low construction height
            • Fastened to the floor
            • Cycling or continuous operation possible
            • Standard rotational speeds from 100 to 800 mm/s (4 – 12 inch/s)
            • Standard diameters from 4 to 15 m (13 – 50 ft)
            • Load capacities up to 80 tons
            • Centralized bearing
            • Energy supplies via media interfaces in the center of the turn table or aggregates fastened to the turn table
            • Loop wiring systems for media distribution on the turn table
        • Flexible Trimming


        • Perfected technology - for your safety

          FRIMO FlexTrim systems make it possible to complete trimming jobs within the production process in a particularly flexible manner. As a result, you can easily process a variety of components with different designs, made of different materials, and with complex geometries with the required level of precision.

          To achieve this, we include all common cutting methods nneded for the Project, such as milling, ultrasonic cutting, blade cutting, and water Jet cutting. This can be added onto or conbined with punching processes. At our TechCenters, we offer a wide range of trial opportunities as early as the planning and development stage, and therefore can help etermine the ideal solution for your Needs from both a technical and conomical perspective.

          FRIMO FlexTrim scoring systems have an unparalleled Level of process reliability, which is especially important when working in safety-related fields with tight tolerances, for example the process known as airbag weakening. This is proven each and every day by FRIMO systems used for series production located around the world.

          A quick look at the benefits:
          • Relatively low investment costs
          • Optimal technical and economic solution based on project specific requirements
          • Product modification possible at any time
          • Manufacturing of multiple products with one machine
          • Cutting parts with complex geometries
          • Optimization possibilities through offline-programming and simulation tools
          • Ideal for small volume production as well as for prototype and service part manufacturing
          • Variation manufacturing in combination with punching
            • Flexible Trimming: FlexTrim Milling Machines

            • Good ergonomics and optimal component accessibility
              Milling can be used to not only create highly complex component geometries, but also to achieve precise cutting depths. It is often used in combination with punching operations to produce component variations or small quantities, such as of instrument panels, center consoles or door panels. FRIMO FlexTrim milling machines have been specially developed to process complex 3-D plastic components.

              The newest generation of FlexTrim milling machines offers an attractive price/performance ratio. The new rotary table and product fixture concept ensures excellent ergonomic conditions for the operator and optimal component access for the milling robots. The use of multiple product fixtures per station reduces the number of necessary changes, thereby increasing productivity.

              Through the use of new milling technology with optimized chips, an effectiveness ratio of up to 95 % is possible with appropriate material combinations.

              A quick look at the benefits:
              • Attractive price/performance ratio
              • High productivity, good ergonomics and optimal component accessibility
              • Use of multiple product fixtures per workstation possible
              • Use of one, two or three robots possible (can be added later)
              • High process reliability
              • Excellent cut quality through optimally matched machine-fixture combination
              • Defined cutting depth, e.g. for substrate/foam weakening
              • Use of several milling cutters - cutter magazines can be fitted from outside
              • High flexibility through fast tool and fixture change
              • Compatible with all standard milling spindles
              • "Flexible fixture" principle feasible
              • Optimal milling span applicable
              • Sound-proofed machine housing attainable depending on the process (max. 75 dB)
              • Easy start-up, operation, maintenance and cleaning
            • Flexible Trimming: FlexTrim Blade Cutting Machines

            • Ideal for skin and film trimming or scoring
              Blade cutting is a very fast, precise and clean process. In the automotive industry, it is particularly well suited for kiss cutting, edge cutting and for cutting notches in foils and leather skins to prepare for edge folding processes.

              A special form of blade cutting is scoring, i.e. the intentional weakening of leather, plastic foils and form skins to create specific tear lines, such as to allow the release of airbags.

              Ultrasonic cutting technology allows for even more possibilities in die and kiss cutting for foamed components with appropriate material combinations. This technology allows parts to be cut dust and chip free with a very low noise level.

              A quick look at the benefits:
              • Efficient, safe, high-precision machines with one or more robots per cell
              • Compact, easy to operate units
              • Ultrasonic, scalpel, circular or VOCKS blades (for scoring with application of release agent)
              • Nearly all surface materials can be processed in 3-D geometries, e.g. TPO, TPU, PVC, PU and leather
              • High feed rates (up to 200 mm/sec.) possible
              • No sound insulation of the machine necessary
              • No dust or chip formation - No suction necessary
              • Combination of FRIMO trimming and scoring technology for thermoformed skins into one component fixture possible
            • Flexible Trimming: FlexTrim Scoring Machines

            • Ideal for skin and film trimming or scoring
              FRIMO's scoring process technology was developed for producing hidden airbags in instrument panels. In contrast to composite component weakening in which the substrate, foam and skin are all weakened in one step, FRIMO prefers material-specific single steps.

              The foil or skin is weakened by blade before foaming. The substrate and foam are separately weakened at the end, which can easily be integrated into the necessary component cutting process. Depending on the customer-specific requirements, this is where FRIMO punching machines or milling machines come into play. Compared to weakening entire composite components (for example, with a laser), a lower investment is required.

              FRIMO offers a patented process for airbag weakening on leather parts in which the skin is weakened by a rotating circular blade. This process guarantees high precision and odorless results with the shortest possible cycle times.

              A quick look at the benefits:
              • Efficient, safe, and highly precise machines with one or more robots per cell
              • Relatively low investment volume required
              • Compact, easy-to-use machines
              • Use of ultrasonic, scalpel, circular, or VOCKS blades with release agent application
              • Almost all surface materials can be processed, such as TPO, TPU, PVC, PU, and leather, even in 3D geometries
              • Possibility to combine trimming and weakening of the thermoformed skins through a shared product intake in a FRIMO Combined Trimming and Scoring Machine
          • Punching


          • Highly productive and reliable - perfect cuts for high volumes

            FRIMO offers comprehensive and optimally customized punching solutions for a wide variety of applications. We are the leading specialist when it comes to high-volume, complex punching projects. Our systems are used across the globe in the automotive industry for punching instrument panels, center consoles, door panels and columns, and bumpers.

            We assist early in the development stage to help achieve the most efficient production possible. We help determine the best possible punching method based on your individual project specifications, and conduct tests to ensure our determination is correct. This approach ultimately cuts investment and production costs and gives you the necessary availability and security during production.

            The punching methods we use encompass all principles of die cutting and kiss cutting, as well additional special types of punching that are combined with each other or with other processes, such as edge folding. For these special situations, we have automated and connected systems.

            A quick look at the benefits:
            • High economic efficiency
            • Short cycle times
            • High tool/machine availability
            • High level of process safety and reliability
            • High cut quality and precision
            • No product impurities
              • Punching: EcoCut

              • An efficient, high-performance punching machine for high volume production
                FRIMO's EcoCut punching machine is ideally suited for trimming very complex and large plastic components such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests. Its high capacity makes it the optimal choice for large-scale production.

                The EcoCut has been specifically developed for trimming towards the ram and in many additional punching directions. The product fixture is integrated directly into the lower table. The vertically driven upper tool replaces the press ram.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Suitable for all punching processes
                • High productivity and process reliability
                • Excellent cutting results
                • Compact construction and low total weight
                • Ergonomically optimized loading and operation
                • Optional: integration of waste removal system
              • Punching: EcoCut COMPACT

              • An efficient, high-performance punching machine for high volume production
                The FRIMO EcoCut COMPACT punching machine is particularly well-suited for trimming very complex and large plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels, and armrests. Its high capacity makes it the optimal choice for large-scale production.

                The EcoCut has been specifically developed for trimming in ram direction and in many additional punching directions. The part loading fixture is integrated directly into the lower table. The vertically driven upper tool replaces the press ram.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Very compact construction, low height
                • Ergonomic part loading
                • Combination of ram and slider trimming
                • Automatic waste removal on right side, left side, or in back (flexible)
                • Energy-efficient drive system
              • Punching: ErgoCut

              • A compact and ergonomic punching machine for high volume production
                The FRIMO ErgoCut is an extremely compact and ergonomically designed punching machine very well suited for trimming complex and large components in high volume. This includes instrument panels, door panels, center consoles and armrests.

                The ErgoCut is just under 2.5m tall, which makes it ideal for confined spaces. The components are positioned on the product intake of the lower table, which swings up when the cycle starts. Once locked in place, the punching units located in the fixed upper component begin trimming.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Suitable for all punching processes
                • High productivity and process reliability
                • Excellent cutting results
                • Extremely compact construction and low total weight
                • Ergonomically optimized loading and operation
                • Optional: integration of waste removal system
              • Punching: CombiCut

              • A single machine with punching, embossing and joining capabilities for exterior components
                The FRIMO CombiCut machine is a specially developed single unit for punching, embossing and joining bumpers and other grained, painted or unpainted exterior plastic components.

                The CombiCut is very well suited for large-scale production, especially with many variations. This means optional punching and mounting elements such as parking assistants, headlight wipers, fog lamps, side-markers and trailer hitches can be added just prior to final assembly, reducing inventories and simplifying storage.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Multiple operations such as punching, embossing and gluing or ultrasonic welding in a single unit
                • Radius embossing for painted components possible
                • High productivity and process reliability
                • Compact and low maintenance design
                • Ergonomically optimized loading and operation
                • Integrated waste removal system
              • Punching: Combination and specialty tools

              • Tailor-made combination and specialty tools for almost any application
                Combi tools allow different technologies to be combined in a single step (in one tool) for more efficient plastic component production. Typical technologies applied in combined processes (depending on the requirements) are foaming, forming, laminating, edge folding, punching and joining. These processes allow different materials and material combinations to be used. "Combi" tools enable a very fast and cost-effective production process with minimized space requirements.

                Based on their longtime expertise and completion of numerous serial projects, FRIMO is able to supply optimized tooling solutions that perfectly meet the product and customer requirements. These range from small tools to special tools for large components for a nearly unlimited range of plastic applications. Our tools are available in steel or cast steel, as well as in aluminum, cast aluminum or nickel shells. For special applications, FRIMO also offers tools with interchangeable inserts, allowing the most efficient production of multiple parts in a single unit.
              • Punching: HyPress Hydraulic Presses

              • For a variety of pressing, foaming, punching and forming applications
                FRIMO HyPress standard machines can be adapted to fit table size, stroke, clearance, and press force requirements. Numerous options are available including safety packages, pivoting rams and tables, tool change systems, automation solutions, and complete customizations.

                The standard presses are designed as bolted, welded structures. The machine feet, head and sides are manufactured with high precision and fastened with fitting keys. The ram is guided via prisms and can be easily readjusted. It can alternatively be column-guided.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Versatile utilization, such as pressing, foaming, punching, forming
                • High flexibility due to tool changes
                • Modular design for perfect adaptation to specific needs
                • Comprehensive basic configuration and a broad variety of options
                • Compact machine design, high geometric precision and rigidity
            • Pressing/Forming


            • A powerful combination - efficient composite processing


              With FRIMO, you can rely on many years of extensive experience in efficiently processing composites in high volumes. We supply production equipment that is perfectly tailored to the manufacturing process. This includes both thermoplastic processes (NFPP, LFT, GMT, LWRT, Organo sheets) and thermosetting processes (RRIM, SRIM, SMC, BMC, LFI, RTM).

              Typical applications include structural or hybrid components or as the substitution of steel or aluminum. Our technologies are already successfully used in the automotive industry for manufacturing monocoques, paneling components, floor structures, seat cushions, door panels, ceiling panels, wheel rims, and springs made of fiber-reinforced composites.

              By integrating features and combining technologies, we accelerate processes with the goal of increasing the competitiveness of our products and, in turn, your production. With us, you get everything from one source - component design, material selection, tool and machine design and production, and prototype and pre-series parts production in our TechCenters.

              A quick look at the benefits:
              • Compact and solid design
              • Highly flexible modular design and various options
              • Wide range of applications
              • User-oriented basic configuration
              • Extensive safety features
                • Pressing/Forming: Composites

                • Tailor-made systems and tools for composites
                  Composites are engineered materials made from two or more materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. Their mechanical and physical properties depend on the type and proportion of the base materials and the parameters of the manufacturing process. Due to composites, very light and durable plastic parts can be produced. Composites may be prepared as layers, fibers, particles or penetrating composites, but the actual composite material usually only arises during the shaping process in the tool.

                  FRIMO has extensive technical expertise and many years of experience in developing and manufacturing plants and tools to process composite materials such as CFK, GFK, NFPP, HFPP, LFT, GMT and BMC and supplies for the production processes such as RRIM, SRIM / GMPU, Long Fiber Technologies, NFI, or RTM tailor-made manufacturing equipment.

                  FRIMO's Product Portfolio:
                  • Pre-forming plants and tools
                  • Forming plants and tools
                  • RTM plants and tools
                  • Hydraulic presses and pressing tools complemented by mixing/metering, trimming, assembly and automation equipment.
                • Pressing/Forming: OneShot

                • Tailor-made machines and tools for OneShot technology
                  The combination of multiple technologies/procedures in one step is called OneShot technology. Semi-finished products (e.g. renewable raw materials such as natural fibers) and decorative materials (e.g. textiles) have to be handled in one production step to finish a component, such as a door panel.

                  FRIMO has developed a modular system that allows for simple and customized configuration of a OneShot plant with all necessary tools. The following units can be integrated into such a plant: feeding station, heating station, calibrating station, material assembly station, press with OneShot tool, part-removal station.

                  Possible process combinations with OneShot technology:
                  • Forming - Trimming - Back injection molding
                  • Forming - Laminating
                  • Forming - Laminating - Punching
                  • Forming - Laminating - Joining
                  • Forming - Laminating - Punching - Joining
                  • Forming - Joining
                  • Forming - Joining - Punching
                • Pressing/Forming: Insulation/Acoustics

                • Tailor-made systems and tools for producing insulation and acoustic components
                  Processing sound-absorbing materials such as textiles, carpets or foamed materials requires efficient and high quality system technology. FRIMO supplies tailor-made solutions for insulation and acoustic component manufacturing for vehicles or other applications which require noise-cancellation.

                  FRIMO's Product Portfolio:
                  FRIMO's product portfolio includes systems and tools for the following processes to produce insulation and acoustic components:
                  • Press-pinching
                  • Carpet forming
                  • Back foaming of carpets and textiles
                  • Forming of heavy layer materials
                  • Back foaming of heavy layer materials
                  • Thermoforming
                  • Back injection and back pressing
                  • Punching
                  • Flexible trimming (milling, water jet cutting and laser cutting)
                • Pressing/Forming: Combination and specialty tools

                • Tailor-made combination and specialty tools for almost any application
                  "Combi" tools allow different technologies to be combined in a single step (in one tool) for more efficient plastic component production. Typical technologies applied in combined processes (depending on the requirements) are foaming, forming, laminating, edge folding, punching and joining. These processes allow different materials and material combinations to be used. "Combi" tools enable a very fast and cost-effective production process with minimized space requirements.

                  Based on their longtime expertise and completion of numerous serial projects, FRIMO is able to supply optimized tooling solutions that perfectly meet the product and customer requirements. These range from small tools to special tools for large components for a nearly unlimited range of plastic applications. Our tools are available in steel or cast steel, as well as in aluminum, cast aluminum or nickel shells. For special applications, FRIMO also offers tools with interchangeable inserts, allowing the most efficient production of multiple parts in a single unit.
                • Pressing/Forming: HyPress Hydraulic Presses

                • Hydraulic presses for a variety of pressing, foaming, punching and forming applications
                  FRIMO HyPress standard machines can be adapted to fit table size, stroke, clearance, and press force requirements. Numerous options are available including safety packages, pivoting rams and tables, tool change systems, automation solutions, and complete customizations.

                  The standard presses are designed as bolted, welded structures. The machine feet, head and sides are manufactured with high precision and fastened with fitting keys. The ram is guided via prisms and can be easily readjusted. It can alternatively be column-guided.

                  A quick look at the benefits:
                  • Versatile utilization, e.g. for pressing, foaming, punching, forming
                  • High flexibility due to tool changes
                  • Modular design for perfect adaptation to specific needs
                  • Comprehensive basic configuration and a broad variety of options
                  • Compact machine design, high geometric precision and rigidity
              • Thermoforming


              • Thermoforming and vacuum laminating - innovative solutions for small batch and high-volume production

                At FRIMO, there are a variety of options for cost-effectively manufacturing thermoformed surfaces. Film and sheet materials can be used to efficiently and reliably produce all types of decorative paneling, such as for vehicle interiors. This makes it possible to meet high demands for durability and functionality, as well as for appearance and feel.

                To achieve this, we provide customized equipment and tool technology for thermoforming and vacuum laminating, even with IMG (in-mold graining) quality. It is even possible to combine more than one of these methods in one system. Through the use of 3-D simulation and visualization technologies, we optimize the process as early as during the development stage, based on your process specifications. Results are then verified on the systems at our TechCenter.

                Our systems are equipped with innovative and patented features for material savings, high availability, the ideal heating concept, controls, monitoring process data, and ergonomically ideal operation.

                A quick look at the benefits:
                • Process neutral consultation due to a widespread technology competence
                • High-quality and comprehensive basic configuration
                • Various options
                • Sophisticated, tested and economically efficient conceptions
                • Short cycle times
                • Proven, solid, safe design
                • High process reliability and safety
                  • Thermoforming: EcoForm Thermoforming Machines

                  • A single concept for many applications
                    FRIMO EcoForm machines are designed as standardized single-station machines for vacuum forming and vacuum laminating films and sheet materials. They can also be used in the IMG (In-Mould Graining) process.

                    A quick look at the benefits:
                    • Plant concept for medium production quantities or laboratory operations
                    • Thermoforming and laminating possible on the same machine
                    • Common market-standard format sizes or special sizes available
                    • High process reliability through individual adjustment of heating elements and electromotor-driven table
                    • Highly secure due to film sag monitoring, upper table and upper clamp frame slamming protection, light curtain
                    • Ergonomically optimized operation and maintenance
                    • Quick and easy tool change
                    • Operator control via Panel PC
                    • Compact and modular system design for easy installation or relocation
                  • Thermoforming: VarioForm Thermoforming Machines

                  • A concept for higher productivity
                    FRIMO VarioForm thermoforming machines are primarily used in the automotive industry and are ideally suited for forming a wide range of films and sheet materials.

                    A quick look at the benefits:
                    • Tailor-made concepts
                    • Open forming station, i.e. no pre-blowing box on sliding/swiveling table and turn table units
                    • Separate forming and punching processes
                    • Pre-blowing and pre-suction possible
                    • Improved vacuum power due to pre-suction bell
                    • Window in the machine and in the pre-suction bell
                    • Ergonomic, constant insertion height for the operator
                    • Continuously variable clamping frame stroke from 0 - 300 mm
                    • Quick tool change systems
                    • Minimum waste of foil
                    • Versatile foil fault detection feature with an optional color sensor
                    • Additional safety for the operator with step-back protection
                    • Panel PC for process documentation / analysis
                    • Remote maintenance for secure VPN-connection or modem
                  • Thermoforming: IMG (In Mold Graining)

                  • The efficient way to optimally grained surfaces
                    The In-Mold-Graining (IMG) process has all the advantages of thermoforming while also meeting optimal surface requirements - and without stretching the grain.

                    The IMG process transfers the grain structure onto the foil during the thermoforming process. The mold's upper shell, which carries the grain being embossed onto the molded part, has an air-permeable design for thermoforming. Grain-embossed skins produced in this way can be finished by directly laminating the substrate within the same operation or through back foaming, back injection molding, or back pressing.

                    The economic benefits of classic thermoforming technology are combined with the optical advantages of modern molded skin and laminating technologies.

                    A quick look at the benefits:
                    • Forming or laminating without grain stretching
                    • Economic alternative to slush skin, spray skin or RIM skin
                    • Grain adjustment between different components
                    • Logo embossing
                    • Incorporation of decorative elements
                    • Different grain zones on the same component
                    • Suitable for compact and foam foils
                    • Small undercuts can be implemented
                    • Multiple uses for and modifications of existing plants possible
                  • Laminating: FRIMO Vacuum Lamination Technology

                  • Ideal for high volumes
                    In vacuum laminating, plastic films such as TPO, TEPEO2 ® and PVC are heated and vacuumed to plastic substrate components, resulting in lamination. The adhesive applied to the substrate or decor material is activated, causing the two parts to bond.

                    Vacuum laminating's special feature is that is can be combined with IMG (In-Mold Graining) in a single process. FRIMO offers this innovative and attractive technology with extensive market references.

                    A quick look at the benefits:
                    • Process and system technology suitable for large-volume production
                    • Economical alternative to slush, spray or RIM skin
                    • Ideal laminating and thermoforming results by use of new materials, e.g. TEPEO2®
                    • Minimal film consumption through optimized process
                • Laminating

                    • Press Lamination

                    • For high output and availability - precisely automated and combined
                      Increasing demands in the design and quality of surfaces, particularly in the automotive industry, require high-performance systems and tool technology. Such systems make it possible to turn structural components into top-quality interior panels using decorative materials such as films, leather, artificial leather, and textile materials, all while saving as much material as possible.

                      We supply highly specialized laminating solutions that give you the ability to process even most delicate materials in a high output process with reproducible quality. In our FRIMO robot cells, the individual surface finishing processes, the adhesive application, and the actual leather-laminating operations is carried out automatically and perfectly adapted in one continuous process.

                      For laminating and edge folding in one system, we offer FRIMO Accurate Blank Laminating (FABL), an innovative option that also allows preformed blanks to be processed with edge folding directly afterwards.

                      The advantages at one glance:
                      • Technically mature and practically tested tooling and machinery
                      • Compact and modular construction with minimum space requirement
                      • Possibility of automatically combination with further processing steps like punching, edge folding or trimming
                      • High degree of flexibility with regard to design, 3D geometry
                      • Multitude of decorative materials possible
                      • Concepts for material savings
                      • Optimal efficiency of the plants by the help of different fast tool Change systems.
                    • Leather Lamination

                    • Leading the market
                      Leather laminating is found mainly in the automotive industry. High quality vehicle interiors are characterized by a sophisticated design made of perfectly processed and adapted materials. Leather surfaces are no longer exclusively reserved for premium vehicles; they are also becoming increasingly used in high volume and mid-priced vehicle interiors.

                      As a natural material, leather presents tough processing challenges. Variations, quality/quantity requirements and numerous project-specific parameters demand smart manufacturing solutions that can only be produced with extensive experience and in-depth technology and process expertise.

                      FRIMO's tooling and equipment technology in leather processing leads the market. Along with leather laminating come leather back-foaming (pu processing) and leather scoring for hidden airbags.

                      A quick look at the benefits:
                      • Functional and decorative seams of sewn 3-D coverings are repeatedly precisely positioned
                      • Materials gently handled in terms of temperature and strain
                      • Reliable prevention of pressure marks in leather covers
                      • Reproducible, reliable, long lasting bonds ensured
                      • Multi-functional tools
                      • Cost-effective combination tools
                      • A large number of application-specific system and tool concept options
                  • Edge Folding


                  • A reliable process that doesn't require rework - intricate technology for clean edges

                    Our edge folding equipment offers a customized follow-up and finishing process for laminated, back injection-molded, or back compression-molded automotive interior components. During this process, decorative materials such as film, textiles, carpeting, and leather are affixed to the back of structural component.

                    We recommend various methods depending on the project that are either adhesive-based with dispersion or hot-melt adhesives, or adhesive-free using hot air or heated edge folding sliders.

                    We have continuously improved our edge folding technology, making the process increasingly reliable, since all process parameters, including temperature, pressure, and locking times are permanently monitored, and self-adjusting hot air blower technology is used. FRIMO edge folding sliders close seamlessly with zero gap and move independently of each other both horizontally and vertically. This is how we solve highly complex tasks and combine edge folding with other technologies.

                    A quick look at the benefits:
                    • Central drive system or individual drive of edge folding slider units
                    • Different pressure range for edge folding movement and bonding pressure phases
                    • Adjustable mounted edge folding sliders to compensate for material tolerances
                    • Standard edge folding slider units for modular configuration
                    • Reduction of manual finishing work
                    • Edge folding with or without adhesives
                      • Adhesive-free tooling technology

                      • Bonding with the substrate component is carried out without adhesive. These processes are particularly useful for back-injected or back-pressed components, where the decorative material needs to cover component edges.

                        A quick look at the benefits:
                        • Technology neutral consulting
                        • Tailor-made, efficient solution
                        • Minimum space requirement due to compact modular system design
                        • High process reliability
                        • Durable edge folding adhesion due to optimal process selection options
                      • Adhesive-based tooling technology

                      • The adhesive-based edge folding process differs depending on which adhesive is used. Some adhesives need to be activated and others do not.

                        A quick look at the benefits:
                        • Technology neutral consulting
                        • Tailor-made, efficient solution
                        • Minimum space requirement due to compact modular system design
                        • High process reliability
                        • Durable edge folding adhesion due to optimal process selection options
                    • Joining/Gluing


                    • We create bonds- with the ideal design and controls


                      Joining applications are becoming more complex and diverse, and quality requirements are increasing. Different processes are used depending on the field of application and the material combination, part geometry, and volume requirements.

                      Considering weldability during the design stage creates advantages later on. This is because the only way to compensate for tolerances and guarantee reliable welds is with perfectly designed weld-seam geometries. Our special FRIMO controls technology also plays a considerable role in the efficiency of the processes.

                      When it comes to infrared welding, FRIMO JoinLine Systems are a technological leader in the market. In addition to the substantial benefits of completely particle-free joining and the weld seams extremely high rigidity, the process is perfect and particularly sustainable for welding high-performance plastics.

                      The FRIMO Plastics Joining Configurator app, which can be found in both the Apple and Android app stores, will show you which joining method is right for you.

                      A quick look at the benefits:
                      • Technologically neutral consulting, based on an extensive range of joining technologies
                      • Technically and economically advanced, project/component-specific joining solutions
                      • Bundled competence for fewer interfaces
                      • Standard components (always available and can be integrated into common systems, e.g. for ultrasonic welding, hot plate welding units or heat staking)
                      • In-house application center with a wide range of testing units for developing and verifying equipment and processes
                      • Relocation, retrofitting and maintenance of existing tools, machines and equipment
                        • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Riveting Machines


                        • On Point

                          Riveting processes take place, for example, when individual parts need to be attached to a larger module. There are a variety of riveting methods, and the material determines which method is used.

                          For bonds between thermoplastic materials, such as polypropylene, polyamide 6, ABS or POM, and other metal or plastic composite components, a variety of methods can be used.

                          Although basically all thermoplastic materials can be processed with hot air riveting, heat staking is especially well-suited for welding sheet plastics, and it is also a more cost-effective alternative to ultrasonic riveting.

                          FRIMO does not favor one single technology, but rather offers the customer comprehensive advice in advance in order to determine the most technically and economically-suitable solution based on individual requirements.

                          A quick look at the benefits:
                          • Technology-neutral consultations
                          • Technically and economically-perfected, project and part-specific riveting solutions
                          • Combined expertise for fewer interfaces and shorter paths
                          • Readily-available standard riveting units
                          • "In-house" technical center for the widest variety of application testing and method-trial testing and development.
                          • Existing tool, machine, and system rebuilds, storage, refurbishing, and service.
                            • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Ultrasonic Riveting

                            • Riveting can be useful in situations where, for example, small components must be joined to form one large component. Many different riveting methods are used, depending on which materials must be processed.

                              In ultrasonic riveting, the plastic is plasticised at the contact point with the sonotrode by selectively converting sound energy into heat. The plastic is then formed under pressure and pressed down. It is cooled through both the sonotrode and cooling air.

                              Applications:
                              • Door trim panels
                              • Instrument panels
                              • Center consoles
                              • Trunk trim panels
                              • Airbags
                              • Bumpers
                              • All types of housing

                              A quick look at the benefits:
                              • Highly productive process with very short cycle times
                              • Secure, backlash-free, and low-tension connections
                              • Low energy consumption
                              • Quickly available standard riveting sonotrodes
                              • Good accessibility of the joining points
                              • Very different material connections possible
                              • TechCenter with testing systems for process/further development testing and trials.
                            • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Heat Stake Riveting

                            • Riveting can be useful in situations where, for example, small components must be joined to form one large component. Many different riveting methods are used, depending on which materials must be processed.

                              In heat stake riveting of thermoplastic materials, the plastic is plasticized with the electrically heated riveting punch at the point of contact. It is then formed and pressed together under pressure. Switching off of the electricity begins the air cooling. The punch is heated by a heating cartridge and monitored using a temperature sensor.

                              Heat stake riveting is suitable not only for thermoplastics, but also for steel-plastic connections. This is also particularly relevant for safety applications in the automobile industry, such as in the airbag segment. The high strength of the rivets and gentle processing also make this method ideal for surfaces with high quality finishes.

                              In addition, heat stake riveting is a cost-effective alternative to ultrasonic riveting.

                              Applications:
                              • Door trim panels
                              • Instrument panels
                              • Decorative covers
                              • Center consoles
                              • Trunk trim panels
                              • Airbags

                              A quick look at the benefits:

                              • Simple and cost-effective process
                              • Low energy consumption
                              • Various material connections possible
                              • Different substances, such as fixing metal into plastic, possible
                              • Suitable for high production volumes
                              • Quickly available standard rivet unit sizes
                              • TechCenter with testing systems for process/further development testing and trials.
                            • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Hot Air Riveting

                            • We establish connections - with optimal design and controls
                              Joining applications are becoming more complex and diverse, and quality requirements are increasing. Different processes are used depending on the field of application and the material combination, part geometry, and volume requirements.

                              Considering weldability during the design stage creates advantages later on. This is because the only way to compensate for tolerances and guarantee reliable welds is with perfectly designed weld-seam geometries. Our special FRIMO controls technology also plays a considerable role in the efficiency of the processes.

                              When it comes to infrared welding, FRIMO JoinLine Systems are a technological leader in the market. In addition to the substantial benefits of completely particle-free joining and the weld seams extremely high rigidity, the process is perfect and particularly sustainable for welding high-performance plastics.

                              The FRIMO Plastics Joining Configurator app, which can be found in both the Apple and Android app stores, will show you which joining method is right for you.

                              A quick look at the benefits:
                              • Simple and cost-effective method
                              • Low energy consumption
                              • Various material connections possible
                              • Different substances, such as fixing metal into plastic, possible
                              • Suitable for high production volumes
                              • Quickly available standard rivet unit sizes
                              • TechCenter with testing systems for process/further development testing and trials.
                          • Joining/Gluing: Infrared Welding Systems


                          • Super strong welds for large plastic components with 3D joining contours

                            Thermoplastics can be welded together using INFRARED radiation. Some of the radiation in infrared welding is absorbed by the material and transformed into heat. As a result, the surface layer is melted and the plastic components can be joined by being pressed together. Infrared heat is transferred without contact. The heat input is fast, specific and energy-efficient.

                            Power-controlled and time-controlled INFRARED emitters allow for precise and controlled welding processes. Typical applications are instrument panels, door trims and center consoles with complex, 2D or 3D welding contours. Particle-free welding is particularly used for joining air-duct pipes, fluid containers, tank systems and filters or filter housings.

                            A quick look at the benefits:
                            • Contactless process
                            • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                            • Higher strengths
                            • Particle purity
                            • Absolutely air and gas impermeable
                            • Joining of different materials, e. g. TPE with PP GF 30
                            • Simple machine technology, large parameter window
                            • Wide range of IR machines
                            • All types of tooling and emitters
                            • Numerous references
                            • Extensive know-how for all joining processes
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-V-RPS-Maxi

                              • "The Big One"
                                Do you have large components to weld? FRIMO's Maxi-design infrared welding unit is the only standard infrared welding machine on the market that can handle components as big as truck instrument panels.

                                Applications:
                                • Large components, such as commercial vehicle instrument panels
                                • Multi-use tools
                                   
                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-V-RPS-1800

                              • "The Runner"
                                This best-selling standard FRIMO design has proved its worth in numerous production projects. Its robust and effective design is suitable for many process applications.

                                Applications
                                • Instrument panels (airbags and air ducts) with lateral component movements
                                • Center consoles (multiple welding)
                                • Large containers
                                   
                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-V-ECO-1600

                              • "The Most Economic"
                                The Eco-series is the optimal choice for many applications. The advantages: compact machinery design and significantly reduced weight with high performance for numerous joining requirements.

                                Applications
                                • Instrument panels (airbag and air duct) with lateral component movements
                                • Center consoles (multiple welding stations)
                                • Large containers
                                   
                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-H-Highspeed

                              • "Quick and Precise"
                                FRIMO's JoinLine Highspeed is the fastest welding unit on the market. The welding process occurs without gas, high temperature or dirt. By using a high-speed magnetic drive, cycle times are significantly reduced. This makes infrared technology a competitive alternative to classical joining techniques used in high quantity manufacturing processes.

                                Applications:
                                • All high performance plastics
                                • Air ducts
                                • Containers / Filters
                                • Air duct systems / cylinders

                                Advantages of linear driven motors:
                                • Fast (up to 3.5 m/sec)
                                • Drives without any mechanics
                                • Reduced noise
                                • Accuracy in repetition
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-V-ECO-800

                              • "The Affordable All-Arounder"
                                This new development offers all the advantages of the infrared welding technique with a comparatively low investment. It is an optimal starting unit for welding small quantities or for laboratory use. The IR-V-ECO-800 offers customers an affordable possibility to integrate infrared technology into their production environment.

                                Applications:
                                • Containers or perimeter welding
                                • Glovebox lids
                                • Big speaker boxes
                                • Intake pipes

                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-V-ECO-1200

                              • "The Affordable All-Arounder"
                                This new development offers all the advantages of the infrared welding technique with a comparatively low investment. It is the optimal starting unit for welding small quantities or for laboratory use. It is aimed at users who would like to integrate infrared technology into their manufacturing process as a new technology.

                                Applications:
                                • All types of containers (2D or 3D weld contour)
                                • Glovebox lids
                                • Larger speaker boxes
                                • Intake pipes

                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED JoinLine IR-H-500

                              • "Small but Precise"
                                FRIMO offers a special unit designed for small component welding. Small and extra small parts can be handled with the same process reliability.

                                Applications:
                                • 2D welding
                                • Exhaust filters
                                • Speakers
                                • Containers for brake fluid
                                • Small filters

                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Contactless process
                                • Plastification of complex, three-dimensional contours
                                • Elevated strengths
                                • Particle purity
                                • Absolute air and gas impermeability
                                • Connection of various materials, e.g., TPE with PP GF 30
                                • Simple system technology; big parameter window
                              • Joining/Gluing: Various Tooling Concepts

                              • FRIMO offers innovative tooling concepts for quick tool changes, optimum handling and increased productivity.

                                Modular cartridge system
                                • Sandwich construction for optimal protection of emitter field
                                • Quick tool change (within 5 minutes)
                                • Several cartridges applicable for one machine
                                • Tool change trolley available
                                • Tool change can be operated from the front or back side of the machine, according to the production conditions
                              • Joining/Gluing: INFRARED Emitter Systems

                              • In INFRARED joining, different types of IR-emitters (quartz glass bulb emitters or metal foil emitters) are used, depending on the project requirements. FRIMO offers tailor-made solutions for both systems.

                                Quartz glass bulb emitters:
                                • Radiation temperature approx. 1.800 - 2.400°C
                                • Reach operating temperature within 1s
                                • Power up to 200 KW/m²
                                • Short cycle times, typical heating period about 12s
                                • Greater distance to material possible, low risk of fire
                                • Flexible heating via individual control of single radiator units
                                • Fixed contour, standard or special design, e.g. 3D contours
                                • Different wave lengths (0,78 μm to 2 μm)
                                • Energy direction transmitters can be used for tolerance adjustments

                                Metal foil emitters:
                                • Radiation temperature approx. 700 °C
                                • Reach operating temperature within 8-10s
                                • Power up to 32 KW/m²
                                • Longer cycle times necessary
                                • Lower power and temperature requires short distance between emitters and material, higher fire risk
                                • Only constant energy emission along length / width of the metal foils
                                • Flexible contour, easy to adjust
                                • Mid-wave system (2,1 μm to 3,6 μm)
                                • No adjustment of tolerances by energy direction transmitters possible
                              • Joining/Gluing: Controls Technology

                              • Controlling/Monitoring/Documenting IR Applications
                                In the field of electrical control systems, the range of component contours and materials produce numerous parameters:
                                • Narrow and broad joining zones
                                • Different materials
                                • Visible edges
                                • Stacked emitters
                                • Different material thicknesses

                                Control Technology
                                The operation and parameter entry is managed by a comfortable touch panel located either in the control cabinet or in a remote operating housing, depending on the version.

                                Comprehensive and new test methods - For higher quality and safety
                                The following parameters can be monitored in our systems:
                                • Current of the IR radiators
                                • Welding depth (by automated registration of material height)
                                • Joining path
                                • Welding pressure
                                • Inspection of INFRARED heater field during OFF mode via cameras
                                • Heat input into welding seam can be recorded with INFRARED cameras and evaluated with image comparison

                                Testing technique with INFRARED camera

                            • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Hot Plate Welding Systems


                            • FRIMO JoinLine - The Hot Plate Welding Machine

                              This line of standard machines includes multiple sizes for welding components with various measurements. One of the most common applications is glove boxes. All machines come with the option of adding a standard tool change system.

                              These standard machines are multi-functional for repeated use.

                              Cycle times can be shortened through perfected programming.

                              FRIMO also offers a variety of automated solutions.

                              Tooling Technology
                              FRIMO offers innovative concepts for quick tool changes to improve operation and increase productivity.
                              • Cassette-style modular form
                              • Optimal protection of heating element through cassette structure
                              • Quicker tool changes in under 3 minutes
                              • Multiple cassettes can be used in a single machine
                              • Optional tool change cart
                              • Easy tool change on operator side

                              A quick look at the benefits:
                              • Long-proven in the market and in many applications
                              • Simple system technology
                              • High value serial machines and tools
                              • Multi-cavity molds possible
                              • Tool changing systems
                              • Balance of article tolerances possible through the matching process
                                • Joining/Gluing: Hot Plate Welding JoinLine HE-V-ECO-800

                                • The oldest plastics welding procedure with modern servo motor technology
                                  The FRIMO HE-V-ECO-800 is a quick, vertical joining system. Joining occurs without gas. Cycle times can be shortened considerably with the unique vertical technology.

                                  Hot plate welding is a competitive alternative to classic joining technologies used for high volumes.

                                  Applications:
                                  • Glove boxes
                                  • Pipe systems
                                  • Compensating water reservoirs
                                  • Covers for side parts of instrument panels or center consoles
                                  • Washing machine lower bodies
                                     
                                  A quick look at the benefits:
                                  • Standard system with tool change
                                  • Slow, gentle melting
                                  • High welding quality possible
                                  • Pressure tight welding seams
                                • Joining/Gluing: Hot Plate Welding JoinLine HE-V-ECO-1200

                                • The oldest plastics welding procedure with modern servo motor technology
                                  The FRIMO HE-V-ECO-1200 is a quick, vertical joining system. Joining occurs without gas. Cycle times can be shortened considerably with the unique vertical technology.

                                  Hot plate welding is a competitive alternative to classic joining technologies used for high volumes.

                                  Applications:
                                  • Door panels
                                  • Instrument panels
                                  • Compensating water reservoirs
                                  • Covers for side parts of instrument panels or center consoles
                                  • Washing machine lower bodies
                                     
                                  A quick look at the benefits:
                                  • Standard system with tool change
                                  • Slow, gentle melting
                                  • High welding quality possible
                                  • Pressure tight welding seams
                                • Joining/Gluing: Hot Plate Welding JoinLine HE-H-Highspeed

                                • Quick and Precise
                                  The FRIMO JoinLine Highspeed is the quickest joining machine on the market. Joining occurs without gas. Cycle times can be shortened considerably with the unique vertical technology.

                                  Hot plate welding is a competitive alternative to classic joining technologies used for high volumes.

                                  Applications:
                                  • Glove boxes
                                  • Instrument panels
                                  • Compensating water reservoirs
                                  • Covers for side parts of instrument panels or center consoles
                                  • Washing machine lower bodies
                                     
                                  The quick look at the benefits:
                                  • Standard system with tool change
                                  • Slow, gentle melting
                                  • High welding quality possible
                                  • Pressure tight welding seams
                              • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Ultrasonic Welding Systems


                              • High-quality and technically perfected

                                Ultrasonic welding is a quick, energy-efficient process, suitable for large quantities. Typical automotive industry applications include door panels, add-on parts for instrument consoles and other vehicle interior trim pieces.

                                Ultrasonic welding/riveting is performed by generating ultrasonic vibrations (20-30-40 kHz) in the joining surfaces of the thermoplastic components. FRIMO's ultrasonic standard components enable very quick welding (lasts only seconds) and are suited for cold-surface welding and riveting. The processes can be monitored electronically. The hand welding option provides a simple solution for emergencies.

                                FRIMO offers everything from simple equipment to complex robotic welding systems capable of processing different parts in a single system.

                                A quick look at the benefits:
                                • Compact, modular machine structure
                                • Flexible and multi-faceted application options
                                • High process assurance
                                • Component-specific design and configuration
                                • Equipped with original standard components from FRIMO
                                • Quick tool changing systems
                                  • FRIMO Ultrasonic Welding Systems

                                  • Joining
                                    FRIMO offers everything from simple equipment to complex robotic welding systems capable of processing different parts in a single system.

                                    A quick look at the benefits:
                                    • Compact, modular machine structure
                                    • Flexible and multi-faceted application options
                                    • High process assurance
                                    • Component-specific design and configuration
                                    • Equipment with original standard components from FRIMO
                                    • Quick tool exchange systems
                                  • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Hand Welding Kit

                                  • Compact, high technology for prototypes, repairs, small series and more
                                    The FRIMO mobile ultrasonic welding kit consists of highly developed components which are optimally coordinated and designed for mobile use.

                                    A quick look at the benefits:
                                    • Technically perfected ultrasonic welding unit for mobile use
                                    • Practically evidenced complete equipment in sturdy service case
                                    • Flexible and multifunctional in use
                                    • Including state of the art Digital Generator FG 441 B (400W, 40kHz) or FG 841 B (800W, 40kHz) with standardly offered complete menu guidance
                                    • Complete, proven equipment in a robust transport case
                                    • Highly developed components adapted optimally to each other
                                    • Simple operating concept
                                    • Easy maintenance
                                    • Convincing price / performance ratio
                                    • Quick amortization
                                  • Joining/Gluing: FRIMO Ultrasonic Standard Components

                                  • Always on hand for flexible any use
                                    FRIMO's ultrasonic standard components can ship quickly and be used in all common system types or integrated into complex manufacturing lines. During ultrasonic welding/riveting, ultrasonic vibrations (20-30-40 kHz) are generated in the joining surfaces of the thermoplastic components. FRIMO generators, converters, and sonotrodes allow a particularly quick weld (within seconds). The processes can be monitored electronically, and the hand welding option provides a simple solution for emergencies.

                                    A quick look at the benefits:
                                    • "Plug and play" principle
                                    • Technologically advanced products with a higher-than-average lifetime
                                    • Simple component design
                                    • Persuasive price/performance ratio