Segment forming machine SF25

The pressure grouting machine SF25 - segment forming machine - is used for:

  • grouting / pressing of shells with cables or sleeves

  • grouting / pressing of cases with plugs

  • grouting / pressing of sleeves and pipes

  • grouting / pressing of sensors with cables


The motorised press guarantees a form-fit connection which helps achieve, among other things, better strain-relief, anti-twist protection or shielding.

For workers of rotationally symmetric components the segment forming machine SF25 represents a consistent enhancement of existing systems for the pressing of pipes, pipe ends, sleeves, shells, armatures and many other applications.

A typical example is the implementation of sensor sleeves which mechanically protect connection leads from being pulled out and seal them at the same time. This procedure also allows crimping of plugs into sensor sleeves. Wall thicknesses of 0.2 mm up to approx. 1.0 mm with a diameter of 3 – 25 mm are possible.

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Machine setup

The handling of the pressure grouting machine SF25 is very simple. The work piece is inserted into the opening, usually positioned with the help of a stopper, which assures that it does not move while the jaws move axially towards the work piece. The corresponding working parameters can be stored and managed in the machine control system. The user interface allows easy and logical operation. All essential processes are electronically monitored and the data is stored in the control system. This ensures high process safety and reproducibility.

Basic machine

  • basic module with fastening holes for the reception of all functional components consists of: base panel with carrier for servomotor, gearing and encoder
  • setup consisting of connecting member, lever and jaw guide conduct
  • jaws (forming tools), flat or circular press, possible number of jaws: 8

Protection measures

  • basic module with fastening holes for the reception of all functional components
  • consists of: base panel with carrier for servomotor with gearing and encoder
  • setup available in 2 versions:
  • option 1 – narrow model for wall thickness ≤ 1mm
  • option 2 – reinforced model for wall thickness from 1mm up to 2mm
  • jaws (forming tools), flat or circular press, possible number: 6, 8, 12 or 16

Protection measures

  • covering of drive mechanism
  • forming head protected on both sides by cover or protective tube
  • also available with light grid, insertion area only or complete
  • emergency stop immediately stops all movements

Control system / Software

  • VIPA Speed7 SPS with user panel Siemens TP700 comfort; S7 and TIA portal V13
  • data sets selectable via user panel (by means of bar code scanner if desired)
  • data bank for product specific parameters
  • three access levels for machine control (user, service and administrator)
  • language can be chosen as requested (default German and English, other languages with extra charge)
  • control cabinet installed into frame


  • holds all machine components
  • welded and coated steel frame with 4 rotatable wheels, 2 with locking brake
  • aluminium section optional

Machine documents

• documentation, hazard analysis, CE mark

Optional components – additions

The standard segment forming machine SF25 can be equipped with different optional additions and functions to upgrade it, for example, to a semiautomatic press with process monitoring.

  • stopper is set into position manually
  • one position per data set possible
  • position reading via encoder and display on OP
  • component position is registered by a sensor at the stopper
  • machine is started automatically or via pedal switch

Load-displacement monitoring

  • load cell in toggle lever calculates load in lever
  • graphic display of loads on separate measuring device
  • OK and NOK evaluation

Height adjustable frame

  • desktop mounted on height adjustable legs
  • height adjustable up to 300 mm
  • 4 rotatable wheels, 2 with locking brake

Light curtain

  • Protection of free access for loading of segment forming machine
  • obstacle recognition
  • initial inspection


Nonstandard models

  • machine can be adjusted according to requirements
  • integration of machine into entire machine complex possible
  • further alternatives possible

Pressure Grouting Machine SF25

Measurements Standard 1.000 x 1.000 x 1.400 mm (length x width x height)
Die data number of jaws 6 / 8 / 12 / 16
jaws hardened
possible press diameter 3 – 25 mm
possible wall thickness 0,2 - 2 mm, depending on material
max. crimp length up to 20 mm
Power supply net 3 x L / PE 400V / 50Hz
Output 3 kVA
Current 8,2 A
Pre-fuse 8,2 A
Cable cross section 5 x 2,5mm²
Compressed air not required
Weight Ca. 250 kg
Repeat accuracy ±0,05mm
Cycle time Ca. 3 – 8 sec