The Advantages of Pier Head Machines in Cold Pier and Shaping Processes


By equipping the pier head machine with our wire bending machine, you can achieve both the bending and Pier Head manufacturing processes on the same equipment, resulting in time and labor cost savings.

At the same time, this combination can also reduce material handling and transportation during the work process, and improve the continuity and efficiency of the production process.


There are six key advantages of pier head machines:


  1. Streamlined Processes with Computer Control: The machine integrates piercing and bending processes through computer control. With a single command, these machines can perform both tasks simultaneously, reducing production time and increasing efficiency.


  1. Enhanced Performance with High-Power Servo Motors: Pierhead machines utilize high-power servo motors from Japan, showcasing the perfect combination of intelligence and strength. This advanced technology enables one-step execution of cold pier and shaping operations, ensuring optimal precision and exceptional performance.


  1. Modular Design for Enhanced Performance: With high-speed cold heading capabilities, pier head machines deliver superior surface finish and consistent molding results, that enhance their overall performance.



  1. Robust Construction for Longevity: Pierhead machines are constructed with high-quality components, incorporating robust materials that ensure long-lasting performance. These durable and stable machines minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and guarantee long-term reliability.



  1. Versatility in Product Specifications: The machine can produce pier head products ranging from 5 to 13mm in diameter, with a focus on the frequently manufactured 7.5, 11, and 12mm variants. It is highly versatile, offering a wide range of working line diameters and accommodating multiple bending styles.



  1. Application in Various Wire Forming Products: Apart from its primary application in manufacturing automobile exhaust pipe hooks, the pier head machine's capabilities extend to the production of various wire-forming products after cold pier. Include wire brackets, wire clips, wire hooks, wire springs, wire rings, etc.



SIMCO's new EP tooling solution enhances production stability for customers


By providing a protective barrier against wear, friction, and chemical reactions, Tooling coatings have revolutionized machining operations in various industries, and become an indispensable part of modern machining processes. As they extend tool life from 100 thousand to 800 thousand times, significantly reduce downtime, and improve productivity.


These coatings offer benefits such as increased tool life, improved cutting speeds, enhanced surface finish, reduced cutting forces, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and enhanced tool versatility.


SIMCO develops special tooling called EP Tooling. It involves depositing a thin film onto the tool's surface through a vacuum process, creating a highly adherent and wear-resistant coating that enhances durability and performance.


The advantages of our EP tooling for spring machines are as follows:


Enhanced Wear Resistance: EP Tooling is highly resistant to abrasive wear, reduces wear, and prolongs the life of the knives. It makes it crucial for spring machine knives that have continuous contact with the workpiece.


Reduced Friction and Heat Generation: EP tooling has a low coefficient of friction, minimizing frictional forces between the tool and workpiece. This reduces heat generation, prevents chip accumulation, improves chip evacuation, and prevents premature tool failure.


Improved Surface Finish: Spring machine tools with EP tooling deliver precise and smooth cuts, ensuring exceptional surface finishes. This is vital for spring manufacturing, which requires high precision and consistency.


Chemical Resistance: EP tooling offers excellent resistance to chemicals and coolants used in machining operations, protecting the tools from corrosion and maintaining their performance in challenging environments.

Versatility and Cost-effectiveness: EP Tooling can be customized for specific applications and materials, making them highly versatile. The extended tooling life reduces tooling change frequency, minimizing downtime and cost for customers.


By integrating EP Tooling in the manufacturing of knives, SIMCO provides top-of-the-line tools for spring machine applications. Embracing EP Tooling ensures that SIMCO remains at the forefront of the industry, offering cutting-edge solutions for the evolving demands of spring manufacturing.


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