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With part orders demanding ever-greater press tonnage, this Lone Star metalformer met success with a Texas-tough 1000-ton hydraulic press.
On new presses or as retrofits, advanced-technology motion controls offer improved positioning and force control, paving the way for higher part quality and press productivity while cutting maintenance costs.
The revised voluntary ANSI B11.1-2008 standards for mechanical-power presses will be published in 2008. Heres whats new and what it will takeand costto comply.
A long-time supplier of porcelain-enameled and stamped appliance parts turns to sheetmetal fabricationand a new servo-electric turret punch pressto keep up with evolving demands for shorter part runs and frequent engineering changes.
Implementing in-die sensing helps stampers protect precious press time and avoid unplanned downtime, particularly as suppliers develop smaller sensors with longer ranges, sensors to detect color, and wireless technology.
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