AFPM – Automatic Flagpole Machine
7th July 2016
The hybrid AFPM technology (Automatic Flagpole Machine) offers considerable savings in manufacturing poles for flags and lamps using sophisticated, market-ready necking-in and flow-forming technologies. The combination of processes with the necking-in on movable inner mandrel, sets new standards for the production of long, cylindrical, conical or even stepped profiles. The new chipless metal forming technology will be protected worldwide by patent.One major enhancement of the new combined technology is its high level of versatility due to flexible handling of nearly any diameter courses which can even be achieved with long pipes. The adaptation of wall thicknesses in masts fosters the natural material strength properties and drastic weight savings. Compared to conventional procedures weight savings of up to 35% are possible. The result is a stable, light-weight and durable product.