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Here's advice on how to select the right automation solutionshuttle table, load/unload system or flexible manufacturing systemfor your laser-cutting machines, and what to expect from your choice. Want to boost beam-on time to 92 percent? Try an FMS.
...help this welding-equipment manufacturer effectively move parts and scrap away from a new progressive-die mechanical press, helping to avoid bottlenecks as press speed increases by more than 300 percent compared to running production on aging hydraulic presses.
In part one of this series (January 2012 issue) on coil-processing equipment, we covered unwinding the coil. Here we focus on material straightening, to allow the sheet to pass freely through the die.
As die designers continue the transfer from 2D to 3D design while implementing integrated tool manufacture, software suppliers have delivered products with easier-to-use interfaces and robust simulation packages.
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