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Production technologies

Staff training and expertise is at the core of RIMA’s commitment to quality. RIMA has an ongoing training program involving all positions and levels of staff.

We have industrialised bespoke manufacturing machinery tailored to the specific engineering requirements of our products. The investment in our production facilities has allowed us to build complex components which we can adapt to various market needs.

Raw materials

Cut

Turning

Washing

Weldings

Assembly

Quality control

Testing

Painting

Packing

Raw materials

The raw materials and components we use are carefully selected and purchased from suppliers that share our quality production methods.

We perform quality checks on all our raw materials to ensure they comply with our quality requirements

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Cutting and folding

For many years we have been investing in cutting systems that guarantee speed and precision. Today our cutting facility is fully automated.

Tubes and plates cutting is carried out with fiber-laser and 3D technology to ensure maximum precision of each cutting phase.

Robotic bending machines are used to shape handles and tubes, each operation is designed to be application specific by our technical department.

Turning and machining

Due to the continuous investments made over the years in equipment and training, today all the turning and rolling phases are carried out in a fully robotic and automated department, equipped with CNC lathes and latest generation machining centers.

Washing hydraulic cylinders

We consider cleanliness of components and finished hydraulic cylinders to be extremely important to ensure product quality, functionality and reliability over time.

Over the years we have in fact developed an increasingly structured washing department, where all hydraulic cylinders undergo at least two separate washing cycles during the production process: before welding and before assembly. On request or where the project or application requires it, the washing steps are increased and intensified along the process.

Finished and semi-finished cylinders are washed in-house, in state-of-the-art industrial washing machines using solvents and environmentally friendly water-based solutions.

In addition to this, much attention is paid to the level of oil contamination (ISO 4406 18/15/12 standard, but cylinders can be supplied with other contamination classes on customer request).

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Components washing

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Turned tube washing

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Welded tube washing

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Finished washing

Weldings

Welding is the heart of our production process and is organized in four distinct departments, each specialised in the processes managed internally, both for plants and for the skills of the welders.

90% of the welding processes are performed on latest generation robotic islands, which guarantee very high machining precision. We also have a team dedicated to MAG welding and TIG welding for the most delicate and complex processes, which require experience and special attention.

All weldings are performed by qualified operators UNI EN ISO 9606 and 14732 strictly following the UNI EN 15607 and 15614 standards.

Processes certification

UNI EN ISO 9001

Qualification of welding processes according to

ISO15613 / ISO15614 / ISO15620

Qualification of welding operators according to

ISO9606 / ISO14732

NDT operators qualification according to

VT / PT

Assembly

Each individual product is assembled by specialised operators who carry out a visual and functional test of the products and each of their internal components.

The assembly phase is the focal point of our production process: it is the moment when each stage is carefully inspected, checked and tested, on each individual part, by the experience and expertise we have gained over the years.

Quality control

Functional and dimensional in-process tests are carried out at the end of each processing stage.

The manual assembly of each product gives our process the certainty of an additional visual inspection and final function check on 100 per cent of the production batches.

Testing

A strict protocol of in-process tests and trials is carried out on Rima products:

  • In-process tests and measurements;
  • Functional testing and vertical and transverse load tests of support feet
  • Air or oil testing of hydraulic cylinders (up to 300 bar);
  • Specific tests for durability and resistance;
  • Specific painting tests;
  • Salt mist resistant tests on materials;
  • Contamination level according to ISO 4406 certified up to NAS 7 (ISO 18/15/12)
  • Customised tests on request for specific approvals or compliance with industry safety standards

Painting

Painting is carried out in our factory, on a robotised plant that includes a 7-stage product pre-treatment with degreasing and washing, application of primer and enamel according to RAL, thickness, gloss and customisable details according to specifications.

Packing

The attention devoted to the product throughout the process has its highest expression in the packaging department, where each product is carefully protected to ensure perfect product integrity during transport and storage.

Internal Logistics

Product customisation requires great flexibility in production and logistics.

This, combined with the continuous expansion of production over the years, has prompted us to structure an internal logistics system to ensure maximum organisation and efficiency in the management of space and the flow of goods and information.

Traditional racking has been replaced by mobile warehouses and interconnected vertical warehouses and the flow of goods and information within the company has been reorganised and updated.

Customisation

Design and production flexibility is the guiding key with which we work alongside customers in the sector to identify innovative and effective solutions.

Every day we collaborate with our customers, give them advice and learn more about their needs in order to create customised products and tailor services for each of them.

We are happy to participate in the early stages of product development or to pick up and expand on customer projects. We adapt to you and your needs.

Quality management

Design and production flexibility is the guiding key with which we work alongside customers in the sector to identify innovative and effective solutions.

Every day we work together with our customers, give them advice and investigate their needs in order to create customised hydraulic cylinders and tailor services for each of them.

We can participate in the design of the cylinder from the beginning, or develop it from your own design. We adapt to you and your needs.

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Design and production flexibility is the guiding key with which we work alongside customers in the sector to identify innovative and effective solutions.

Every day we work together with our customers, give them advice and investigate their needs in order to create customised hydraulic cylinders and tailor services for each of them.

We can participate in the design of the cylinder from the beginning, or develop it from your own design. We adapt to you and your needs.