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...and sets them down like snowflakes." That's how one engineer describes his company's recent retrofit of a three-axis servo transfer system to a 2600-ton press. Results are impressivepress speed and OEE have doubled.
...leads this Ontario Tier Two automotive metalformer to make the move to transfer stamping, to provide tight-tolerance transmission components.
In the fast-paced mass-production environment of the automotive industry, development of fixtures for automated welding depends upon repeatability, proper welding-gun access and dependable spatter protection.
What follows represents a small sampling of hundreds of new products displayed at the giant tradeshow held last November in Chicago; we'll present more product introductions in future issues of MetalForming. Note: This issue also includes an article describing new sensors and control technology debuted at FABTECH.
Sensor and control expert George Keremedjiev perused the halls of FABTECH 2013 to develop this hit list of new state-of-the-art product developments aimed at helping metalformers error-proof their operations.