Company profile

Fontijne Holland
Fontijne Holland is a strong company and considered the world leader in production equipment and processes within the wheel production line business. To retain this position, Fontijne Holland has the confidence to invest in improving its employees’ level of knowledge, but also in increasing its capacity and developing new products.

Mission
Fontijne Holland is a strong and globally oriented partner and considered the world leader in production equipment and processes within the wheel production line business and related services. We combine our customers hands-on knowledge of the production processes with our in-depth experience in machine building., leading to the best possible solutions in the market.

Vision
To keep the position of world leader in the supply of wheel production line equipment, Fontijne Holland has the confidence to invest in improving its employees “level of knowledge”, but also in increasing its capacity and developing of new products. Everybody at Fontijne Holland is experienced in their field and passionate about our mission, which is based on customer intimacy. The goal is to cooperate with our customers to develop the best possible solutions. We accomplish this by developing a solid working knowledge of our customer’s products and services, thus building long-term relationships. This cooperative relationship with our customers and the industries they serve, assures that the product range offered by Fontijne Holland remains on the cutting edge of customer needs.

Strategy
Everybody at Fontijne Holland is experienced in their field and passionate about our mission strategy, which is based on customer intimacy. The goal is to cooperate with our customers to develop the best possible solutions. We accomplish this by developing a solid working knowledge of our customer’s products and services, thus building long-term relationships. This cooperative relationship with our customers and the industries they serve, assures that the product range offered by Fontijne Holland remains on the cutting edge of customer needs.

Company profile

Our products

Cut to length line

Cut to length line
The cut-to-length line transforms coiled slit material into straight sheets with a desired length. The line is designed for use in conjunction with a fully automatic productionlines or as a standalone machine.
FEATURES:
  • Design is rigid and easy to maintain
  • Coil storage car can be selected optionally
  • Edge conditioning units are easily swapped out to accommodate different material thickness
  • Separate length measuring device uses a measuring wheel with length fault detection in combination with encoder of servo motor
  • Shear blades are easy to change and very accessible

Stacker / Destacker

Stacker / Destacker
The stacker/de-stacker has been designed to serve as a buffer between the cut-to-length line and the preparation line. Herewith the preparation line can produce continuously during the changing of coils at the cut-to-length line.

FEATURES:

  • Continuous production during coil change of cut-to-length line.
  • Pick-up of stacked strip by an anti-stick system.
  • Scratch preventing stack/de-stacking of strips.

Coiler / Flattener / Marker

Coiler / Flattener / Marker

The marker/coiler/flattener has been designed to mark and coil the strip into a ring and to press the ends of the ring into flat ends in order to ensure positive clamping of the ring at the DC-welding machine.

FEATURES:

  • Modular and open design: compared to other various coiler designs where marking, coiling and flattening are combined in one compact machine.
  • Good accessibility for adjustments and maintenance.
  • It also results in a splitting up of the cycle time; not all movements are compressed into one cycle, which leads to a machine which has the potency for very high output.
  • Flexibility in design and upgrading: modules are available in different versions, which also gives the opportunity to upgrade an existing machine, for example by replacing a medium speed module by a high-speed version.
  • In the coiler the strip is bend downwards; after coiling the coiled strip is hanging over the lower roll with the opening upwards. This results in less vibration, less noise and easier sliding into the flattening press.

Welder loader

Welder loader
The welder loader has been designed to transfer the coiled ring from the flattener to the DC-welding machine. The flat ends will be aligned in axial and tangential direction to secure a perfect loading of the ring at the DC-welding machine.

FEATURES:

  • Flexibility in design and upgrading: modules are available in different versions, which also gives the opportunity to upgrade an existing machine.
  • A continuous gap-control between both ends of the ring guarantees a constant weld quality.
  • Good accessibility of the DC-welding machine.

DC-welder

DC-welder

The DC-welder has been designed to weld the coiled ring into a ring. The design is made to eliminates most of the disadvantages inherent in conventional types of welding-machines presently in use in the industry.

FEATURES:

  • No mechanical adjustments necessary for material-thickness, blank width or diameter within the range of rims specified.
  • Automatic compensation for possible taper shape section of blank material.
  • Height of each of the two electrodes is automatically adjusted to compensate for re-machining, independent from each other.
  • Weld centre-line always in same position between electrodes.
  • Left-hand and right-hand versions of welder are identical.
  • Upper electrodes have parallel movements, resulting in equal pressure distribution/current on coil.
  • Both lower electrodes independently adjustable.
  • Lower machine weight, resulting in less necessary power and faster movements
  • Service friendliness by placing of the clamping cylinders to the outside of the machine-frame
  • All rotating bearings are of the self-lubricating type.

Welddresser

Welddresser
The Fontijne Holland weld dresser is designed to automatically trim, roll and side trim the weld rim blanks. The installation is designed as a modular construction, in which a number of sequential processing units are mounted on a common frame at a fixed distance from each other.

THE TRANSPORT OF THE RIM BLANK IS PERFOMED BY:
  • Swing arm: removes the blank from the welder and presents it to the first processing unit, which is the trimmer
  • Conveyor: a common automatic conveyor shuttle mechanism loads and unloads the various processing units in such a way that the weld is always in exactly the correct position
FEATURES:
  • A minimum of machine adjustments necessary for material thickness, blank width or diameter
  • Modular and rigid design
  • Additional processing units can be selected on requests by the customer
  • Option for integration of flaexpander, for re-rounding the flat part of the ring and forming the flare
  • Rigid design of weld trimmer movement, resulting in an excellent trim result

Flaexpander

Flaexpander

The flaexpander is a hydraulically operated expander and has been designed to combine two functions:

  • Reround of the flat part of the ring
  • Forming of the flares at the ring
FEATURES:
  • Combination of two machine operations in one machine which results in less investment costs.
  • Good accessibility and maintenance.
  • Crack detection on the ring edges to prevent damaging of tooling further on in the production line.

Roll formers

Roll formers

The heavy duty open-end roll former has been designed for cold forming of a profile in a rim blank. By mounting three of these machines together and adding a loader, a fully automatic three-stage profiling unit is created, to be used in modern high-speed rim production lines. A loader beam with four grippers, in front of the roll formers, transfers the four rim blanks simultaneously to the next operation step.

FEATURES:

  • Less energy consumption, due to the electric spindle drives.
  • The main frame is a rigid welded construction, which results in a minimum of deflection of the two spindles.
  • Low maintenance costs due to the application of closed bearing housings for the spindles and good accessibility.
  • Tool change can be realized easily and in a very short time.
  • Re-adjustment of the various settings is reduced to a minimum.
  • No grease lubrication by using a closed-circuit lubricating oil system.
  • Adjustment of the parallel position of the lower spindle to correct possible deviations in tooling.

Final expander

Final expander
The purpose of the final expander is to calibrate rims coming from a preceding roll forming process. This calibrating operation is realized by overloading the material beyond the elasticity limits, in order to obtain a permanent deformation.

FEATURES:

  • Accurate tolerances of expanded rim blank.
  • High production rate of the final expander.
  • Easy tool change outside the machine by an additional set of expander heads.
  • Less energy consumption.
  • Automatic grease system.

Rim edge conditioner

Rim edge conditioner
The purpose of the Fontijne Holland rim edge conditioner is to reduce or eliminate burrs around the inboard and outboard circumferential of rollformed rims. The burrs are generated as an undesirable result of traditional rollforming of the requested rim profiles.

These burrs are undesirable for a number of reasons:

  • Cosmetic concerns: the paint does not adhere well, leading to premature corrosion
  • Operator safety: sharp edges can cause injuries
  • Product safety: in more severe cases, the edge can actually cut the new tire when wheel and tire are assembled together

FEATURES:

  • Effective operation: simply de-burr the edge or generate a specific shape
  • Automatic operation means that no dedicated operator is required, lowering operating costs
  • The machine has a compact, space-saving design; it can therefore also be installed in existing lines without the need to relocate major equipment
  • Modern concepts have been incorporated into the design, such as quick die change
  • A wide range of products can be processed, allowing for varying diameters and widths
  • The machine is suitable for both drop centre and semi-full face types of wheels.

Leak detector

Leak detector

The leak detector is developed to check the quality of rims by checking the presence of any leaks. The leak detector has been designed as a self-standing unit, for automatic operation in a rim production line. The principle of detecting brings a very reliable indication about any leakages in the rim. The test principle is based on the detection of extreme small air flows at the total weld area surface.

FEATURES:

  • Very reliable measuring system.
  • Not sensitive for shocks and chemical influences.
  • Compact design, so less floor space required.
  • No additional costs (like helium).
  • Clean process.
  • No high air pressure necessary, max. 3 - 4 bar is sufficient.

Valve hole press

Valve hole press
The Fontijne Holland pneumatic/hydraulic-actuated punching installation is designed to make the valve holes in rims by performing the following sequential operations:

  • Coining of the valve hole area
  • Punching of the valve hole
  • De-burring of the valve hole on both sides
FEATURES:
  • Compact design and easy to maintain
  • The precision indexing table with clamping devices assures the correct position of the valve hole during transport to the various processing units
  • The pneumatic/hydraulic cylinders are maintenance- friendly and energy saving, since there is no hydraulic system
  • Easy to integrate optional leak detection installation before valve hole punching

Assembly line

Assembly line

The assembly line has been designed to load the disc and the rim correctly to an assembly press which presses the disc at the correct position into the rim. The preassembled wheel will be welded at assembly welders. Transfers and robots are integrated for the correct loading and unloading of the equipment.

FEATURES:

  • Automatic disc and rim orientation.
  • Disc attached in the well and the bead seat possible.
  • Modular and open maintenance friendly design.
  • Tool change can be realized easily.
  • Reduction of spatters on assembled wheel by special tooling.

Measuring machine

The measuring machine has been designed to measure accurately the physical run out characteristics of finished wheels. The measuring machine is a self-standing unit, for single use operation or automatic operation in a production line.

FEATURES:

  • Measuring of axial run out bead seat in- and outboard.
  • Measuring of radial run out bead seat in- and outboard.
  • Calculation of 1st to 4th harmonic of each measured features.
  • Averages and standard deviations for all measurements.
  • Match point via vectorial addition of 1st harmonic of the radial run out outboard side and inboard side.
  • Tolerance check of “good” and “bad” wheel.
  • Marking of low or high point of the average 1st harmonic of radial run out by means of a dimple at the flange of the short bead seat.

Single machine equipment

Single machine equipment
Fontijne Holland is able to supply single machines of wheel production line equipment. As a result, customers are able to expand their existing equipment by adding a separate process unit if necessary. For example, loading and unloading could be handled by a robot.

Flowformer for passenger car rings

Flowformer for passenger car rings
The Fontijne Holland flowformer is developed to locally reduce thickness of the material on sheet metal rings, with the purpose of manufacturing weight-optimised rims.

The machine is suitable for use in new rim profiling lines and can be added to existing lines. For existing lines, tooling must be adapted. In addition, the flare operation must be checked whether it is capable forming the required flare shapes. The flowformer is capable of reducing the material thickness of a flared ring in places where the rim does not require the original metal sheet thickness.

The flowformer is located between the preparation line and the profiling line.
FEATURES:
  • Newly developed user interface
  • Flexible recipe control
  • Online support and user interface
  • Different user levels available for operation and maintenance

Run out reducer

Run out reducer
The run out reducer has been designed as a hydraulically operated four column vertical press with a basic toolset for press mounting that can be easily adapted to the typical requirements for the run out reducer operation. The run out reducer is a self-standing machine and will be used normally off line a production line.

FEATURES:

  • The basic toolset can be integrated easily at a common four column press.
  • Improvement of the radial and axial run out.
  • The run out reducer is suitable for drop center wheels only.

Special machinery

Fontijne Holland is able to think along with their customers about requests regarding the development of special machinery, especially in relation to metalforming. Our team of well experienced engineers capable of translating a product into an associated equipment.

Our Service




Service and spare parts are a responsibility that we take very seriously at Fontijne Holland. Our worldwide Services Department based in the Netherlands offers all essential services and spare parts during the equipment’s lifetime. We can provide suitable solutions to our customers through our own experience, supplemented by a large network of suppliers offering expert capabilities.

Features of the Services Department
  • Modems are used extensively to remotely monitor, adjust and troubleshoot equipment at the customer’s site
  • Multi-lingual technical professionals are fully available to support our customers at any place in the world
  • Our locations near harbour and airport facilities ensure easy transport to our customer base worldwide Process and Equipment Improvement
  • Upgrade of old motion controls
  • Welding control system for resistance butt welding machines: Weld2000 and Weld2009
  • Replacing control systems
  • Exchanging hydraulic spindles for electric spindles
  • Optimisation of trimmer motion
  • Etc. etc.
Our Service




Consultancy

Fontijne Holland has extensive experience as a builder of wheel production lines. Our experience enables us to advise our customers on optimising production processes.

As a result, Fontijne Holland is fully competent to advise customers about:

  • Optimising the efficiency rate of the production equipment
  • Optimising the production rate of the production equipment
  • Reducing scrap rates
  • Production support
  • Maintenance programs
  • Etc. etc.


For example:
One of our specialists can pay a visit to your location. If possible, the specialist will help you optimise your processes immediately. Alternatively, he will prepare a report with on how improvements could be achieved.

Our Service



Retrofits and refurbishments of machinery:

Fontijne Holland has many well experienced employees with a lot of knowledge about metal forming equipment and corresponding processes. Because of this, Fontijne Holland is able to help you with retrofits and refurbishments of these equipment. If you have a request to optimize your processes, retrofit or refurbish your equipment to the latest technologies, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Our Service

Team

Kees Scholtes

Kees Scholtes

ManagIng Director
Bas Dullaart

Bas Dullaart

Project Engineer
Marlies Collantes

Marlies Collantes

Sales en Services Assistant
Chiel Groeneveld

Chiel Groeneveld

Warehouse worker / Mechanic
Rob Kramer

Rob Kramer

Senior Design Engineer
Erik Bolderheij

Erik Bolderheij

Technical / System Engineer
Arthur Stehouwer

Arthur Stehouwer

Project Engineer
John Veringmeier

John Veringmeier

Test Engineer
Jan de Koning

Jan de Koning

Project Engineer
Wietse van Leeuwen

Wietse van Leeuwen

Mechanic
Frans van Ditshuizen

Frans van Ditshuizen

System Service Engineer
Marcel van Rijn

Marcel van Rijn

Project Manager
Paula Barnas

Paula Barnas

Administration Employee
Turan Sari

Turan Sari

Test / Service Engineer
Wim van Vuuren

Wim van Vuuren

IT Manager
Erwin van Ingen

Erwin van Ingen

Buyer
Peter Sonneveld

Peter Sonneveld

Mechanic
Bart Vons

Bart Vons

Buyer
Wido van Beek

Wido van Beek

Part-time Chief Financial Officer
Richard van Noordenne

Richard van Noordenne

Sales Manager
Eric Aeijelts Averink

Eric Aeijelts Averink

Business Controller

Blog

New RIM production line for passenger cars endures FAT

New RIM production line for passenger cars endures FAT

8 april, 2019

Less than a year and a half after the start in November 2017, Fontijne Holland BV proudly reports that the first part of the innovative production line of passenger car rims, passed the FAT (Factory Acceptance Test).

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A piece of Fontijne history

A piece of Fontijne history

3 july, 2018

back to the fifties In the fifties orders from the rubber processing industry were the main focus of the engineering programme at Fontijne. Tyre presses, cutting machines and rollers were made in different sizes and shapes.

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Fontijne: more than 100 years of entrepreneurship, innovation and determination

Fontijne: more than 100 years of entrepreneurship, innovation and determination

29 june, 2018

From the start of Fontijne in September 1909 until today, entrepreneurial skills and technical know-how are in the dna of the machine factory. But these qualities alone do not build a company over a period of more than a 100 years. Determination is a decisive factor.

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Respect the past, challenge the future

Respect the past, challenge the future

8 june, 2018

In September 1909 Andries Fontijne started a repair shop for ship engines in Schiedam. His sons Jo and Bram further developed the company and focused on mechanical engineering. The factory moved to Vlaardingen and Fontijne Holland started doing business internationally. Now Fontijne Holland is a globally oriented partner for the supply of wheel production line equipment and related services.

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India
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Pune
+91 98 22 44 0973
rahulsghouse@gmail.com

China
Mr. Liu Fangjun
Beijing
+86 138 0131 3384
f.liu@fontijneholland.com

Italy
Soprani Engineering
Mr. F. Soprani
Milan
+39 348 071 2117
filippo.soprani@sopraniengineering.com

United States of America and Mexico
SizTech, LLC
Mr. Shane Zoglman
Itasca
+1 847 777 0270

Russia and CIS countries
Peja International
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Saint Petersburg
+7 921 930 7299
tarasenkolv@gmail.com

Brazil
Arbustec
Mr. Jose Marcio
Sao José dos Campos
+55 (12) 3019-8600
adm@arbustec.com.br

Turkey
Bemas Machine
Mr. Özgür Beyhan
Bayrakli / Izmir
+90 (535) 260 04 69
o.beyhan@bemasmachine.com
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