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This article quotes liberally from the book, High-Speed Stamping, by Dayton progress Corp., which address slug-control techniques and other tool-design criteria aimed specifically at improving quality and productivity of high-speed stamping operations.
As stampers add components to press lines, controlling all of them can become quite a chore, testing the ability to maintain part production and conduct proper troubleshooting. Thats when a controls assessment and upgrade are in order.
The 5-yr. plan for Apex Skypark, a manufacturer of robotic automobile-parking structures, calls for a 10-fold increase in sales. To keep pace, its metal-fabrication business leans heavily on an ERP system to effectively manage such skyrocketing expansion.
Both have advantages in particular applications. Manifold systems are hardier and provide low pressure rise, and stand-alone or drop-in gas springs are ideal when pressure rise and environmental conditions are not concerns.
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