If it has to be really accurate
Creative, inventive, innovative: these are the words that lie behind VINTIV. The machine builder from Beringen has made it his mission to help keep the manufacturing industry in Belgium. How? By supplying tailor-made machines over which the customer retains intellectual property and thereby maximizing his competitive advantage. For each machine, the machine builder weighs up the best available technology. When precision is crucial, he relies on APEX Dynamics gearboxes.
‘In no time, the transmission for the machine was on point,
perfectly within the desired tolerances’
VINTIV celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. An anniversary that the machine builder does not want to pass unnoticed. The festivities are scheduled in the fall. Sales director Joris Ceyssens sheds some light on the success story: “We actually convert our customer’s process knowledge into physical form, with the aim of increasing its competitiveness.
Co-creation is therefore the key word, because we link his experience with his products and processes with our knowledge of how machines can work best. But the customer does retain intellectual property over the machine.”
VINTIV not only takes care of the design, but also the complete development: mechanics, control technology and software. So everything under one roof. “We have just started the groundworks for an extension of 3,000 m². That should give us the space to continue to grow.”
The demand for customized machines is clearly increasing. VINTIV works on both heavy mechatronics and precision mechanical work. Something that will be split up in the new workshop from now on. Ceyssens: “Because they are two different worlds. From the material that is needed, to our employees who work on it.”
The transmissions are an important link in the whole of every machine. “The motor has to control a mechanical movement. The better that transfer can happen, the more accurate the process becomes.”
Especially when it comes to applications in fine mechanics, low-backlash gearboxes are the standard. VINTIV knows where to get them: at APEX Dynamics. “Because the components are of good quality and have a correct price for the added value they offer. In addition, availability plays an important role. Even in times of corona, their products remained readily available. Finally, we are very satisfied with the support. Also on a human level there is a click to always achieve the right solution”, Ceyssens summarizes the strengths of APEX Dynamics as a partner.
Accurate and compact
A great example of the power of APEX Dynamics gearboxes was noticeable in a recent project for a customer in the graphics industry. “A large project, where everything depends on how closely the processes in the machine can follow each other. A deviation in the accuracy, however small, would have disastrous consequences,” says Ceyssens. For the low-backlash gearboxes, APEX Dynamics therefore consulted. “Because we already had a lot of confidence in the components and in the way of working of APEX Dynamics in previous projects. We knew they would be able to supply the gearboxes we needed to meet customer requirements. When it comes to transmission issues, we know we need to be with them when accuracy is at stake. But the compactness of their gearboxes is also an important asset when it comes to customization in machines.”
In no time, the transmission for this machine was on point, perfectly within the desired tolerances. Up to the next success story.
Text : Valérie Couplez
Images : VINTIV
Publisher : ia-online.be