Transfer systems


// Quality Products

Transfer systems for cutting and forming presses

Our transfer systems have been speci­ally deve­loped for use in cutting and forming presses and offer reliable and precise hand­ling of work­pieces. The range of appli­ca­tions extends from the produc­tion of small parts to the manu­fac­ture of car body parts or refrigerators.


Transfer systems are used in a wide range of appli­ca­tions in the auto­mo­tive industry and in the produc­tion of white goods. They are charac­te­rised by their high perfor­mance and relia­bi­lity, making them an important part of our custo­mers’ produc­tion processes.


The systems are manu­fac­tured exclu­si­vely in Germany. Our employees have many years of expe­ri­ence in the deve­lo­p­ment and manu­fac­ture of transfer systems.


We have been a reliable partner for our custo­mers for decades. We offer not only high-quality products, but also excel­lent service and compre­hen­sive advice to ensure that our custo­mers receive the best solu­tions for their produc­tion processes. We work closely with our custo­mers to develop indi­vi­dual solu­tions and deliver custo­mised transfer systems that meet the specific requi­re­ments of each customer.










// Product features

Transfer systems from Hagel Automation

We offer a wide range of tooling options for our transfer systems, inclu­ding quick-release clamps for top rails, tooling recei­vers such as master mounts or custo­mised solutions.


Gripper rails
The gripper rails are available in several options
(steel, alumi­nium or carbon).
For the elec­trical instal­la­tion, we offer bus solu­tions or “hard-wired” systems.
For pneu­matic control of func­tions, we offer custo­mised valve solu­tions with inte­grated air reservoirs.


Addi­tional servo axles
Our addi­tional servo axes on the gripper rail offer you the option of adding addi­tional func­tions and move­ments to your transfer system. By using servo motors, you can achieve greater flexi­bi­lity, accu­racy and output when hand­ling your workpieces.


Compen­sa­tion of inclined posi­tions of the gripper rail
Skew compen­sa­tion is an inno­va­tive tech­no­logy that is used in our transfer systems.
We offer a reliable solu­tion in the event of misa­lignments caused by unfo­re­seen events. This increases opera­tional safety and extends the service life of the system.


Ease of maintenance
The main­ten­ance-friendly design and optimum acces­si­bi­lity of our transfer systems ensure that main­ten­ance work can be carried out quickly and easily. This mini­mises down­time and ensures that our custo­mers can achieve their produc­tion targets.


Auto­matic tool change
We use auto­matic gripper rail couplings from Berg Spann­technik. These ensure a secure and precise coupling of the gripper rail.
Our robust storage posts with sliding device enable a stable auto­matic tool change in the shor­test possible time.


Centra­lised lubrication
Our transfer systems are equipped with a moni­tored centra­lised lubri­ca­tion system that ensures auto­matic lubri­ca­tion of the system to reduce wear and extend the service life of your transfer system.


Elec­trical control
Our inte­grated system control from Siemens enables precise and reliable long-term control and commu­ni­ca­tion of all components.
Conti­nuous further deve­lo­p­ment of our control system ensures very high system availability.


The user inter­face is desi­gned to be intui­tive and user-friendly, so that even inex­pe­ri­enced opera­tors can quickly fami­lia­rise them­selves with the controls.
Our extended service func­tions support the rapid recti­fi­ca­tion of any faults.
Martin Hagel 
Head of Transfer 
+49 751 56082 – 0 

// Refe­rences

Customised solutions

double-boiler presses

Double ram presses

The 3‑axis transfer with three clam­ping boxes mounted verti­cally between the press uprights connects two press tables. The move­ments of all axes are freely programmable. Maximum dyna­mics can be called up.

The 6‑axis feed system is realised by an intel­li­gent torque control system deve­loped by Hagel Auto­ma­tion. This allows the maximum power to be called up in the feed.

Transfer front-to-back


The “front-to-back” transfer system is suitable for both new and retro­fitted presses with small side upright openings or other systems with limited space.
Varying the arran­ge­ment of the locking boxes “front-to-back” provides the freedom to operate the system in transfer mode. Based on the basic design of the system with direct drive, the best possible adapt­a­tion to the customer’s requi­re­ments can be realised.
The entire transfer unit can be moved to any parking posi­tion. This makes this system univer­sally appli­cable. This system is ther­e­fore parti­cu­larly useful for custo­mers who mainly operate presses in a progres­sive system and are conside­ring the possi­bi­lity of using a transfer unit.

transfer rails

Standing/hanging transfer


Depen­ding on the press envi­ron­ment, the transfer system can be desi­gned as suspended, upright or a combi­na­tion of upright and suspended.
In this parti­cular case, the blanks are fed via a suspended magnetic belt conveyor so that the infeed-side part of the transfer is mounted upright on the press table.
On the outlet side, however, there is a discharge belt in the lower area. For this reason, the outlet side of the transfer is mounted suspended between the uprights.

// Picture gallery

Transfer in use

Here you will find pictures and videos from instal­la­tion to use by the end customer.

Let us inspire you and convince you of our exper­tise and experience.

// Custo­mised solutions

Latest news

Transfer system in press

Transfer system for a 5 metre press table

DEZ 2023 | We have built a transfer for a customer in the Czech Repu­blic. The transfer system was inte­grated into a press which has a 5m press table. The control of the transfer was planned, installed and commis­sioned by us 

Rendering Tandem slot cutter

Slotting centre 1400mm

DEZ 2023 | For a customer in Germany, we are curr­ently manu­fac­tu­ring a slot­ting centre that includes two single slot­ting machines connected in series. The system is equipped with two 200KN groo­ving centres. The entire project includes two comple­tely inde­pen­dent slot punching auto­ma­tions Centre 1 can punch a sheet diameter of 1400mm Centre 2 can punch a sheet diameter of 1000mm 

Feeder in press line

Feeder between C‑frame presses

JAN 2022 | Teles­copic feeder successfully installed between C‑frame presses in the auto­mo­tive sector in Germany. 

Tandem grooving machine installed at a customer's premises

Tandem grooving machine installed

DEC 2021 | We have installed a tandem groo­ving press for a customer in the Czech Repu­blic, which can be used in single or tandem opera­tion. Two 160KN groo­ving punches are installed in the system.

Press system with automation

Press system with automation

NOV 2021 | We have installed a 300 tonne press for a customer in the auto­mo­tive sector in Germany. The auto­ma­tion sequence of the system includes: Blank loader, gripper feed & transfer. 



Hagel Transfer Systems in figures



Employees at the Grün­kraut site


Transfer systems installed


Years of experience
location map

// FAQ

Questions and answers

How long does a transfer rail change take?

Normally, an auto­matic transfer rail change takes place within 20 to 30 seconds.
The entire process with press and peri­pherals curr­ently takes approx. 3 minutes.

What is a transfer?

A transfer is a specia­lised auto­mated hand­ling device that moves work­pieces from tool stage to tool stage within a multi-stage forming process.

What does a transfer do?

A transfer moves work­pieces from tool stage to tool stage within a multi-stage forming process.
This cycle is repeated continuously.

Which parts are produced with transfer?

Work­pieces produced with transfer are sheet metal formed parts that are manu­fac­tured in a multi-stage forming process using a forming press.

How does a transfer work?

Along a multi-stage mould in a forming press, there is a gripper rail on the left and right with corre­spon­ding tooling to be able to grip the compon­ents.
The transfer mecha­nism performs a mostly three-axis move­ment to grip, lift and advance the work­pieces. The work­pieces are then placed in the next mould stages, the rails are opened and moved back again.
The cycle now starts again.

What are the advantages of a transfer?

A press equipped with transfer can produce finished formed parts at a high cycle rate. In a three-shift opera­tion, this amounts to approx. 25,000 parts per day.

How fast is a transfer like this?

In stan­dard appli­ca­tions in the auto­mo­tive industry, the stroke rate is usually between 20 and 30 strokes/min.
Depen­ding on the appli­ca­tion, however, a stroke rate of up to 120 strokes/min is also possible.

Why a transfer from Hagel Automation?

A transfer auto­ma­tion system from Hagel Auto­ma­tion is a good choice, as the company has many years of expe­ri­ence and exper­tise in the deve­lo­p­ment and manu­fac­ture of auto­ma­tion solutions.

Can an old transfer be replaced?

Presses that were already equipped with a transfer can usually be retro­fitted with a new transfer without any problems.

What weight can be moved with a transfer?

Depen­ding on the size of the system, a transfer can move between 200 and 400 kg with maximum acceleration.

Where are transfers used?

Transfer are used in the series produc­tion of sheet metal and formed parts. This includes the auto­mo­tive industry as well as white goods.

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