Tech Update



Press-Brake Manipulator System for Heavy Plate

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Serapid, Inc., Sterling Heights, MI, provided a dual LinearBeam push-pull positioning system to Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL, for manipulating heavy plate in press-brake forming operations. The system moves plate weighing as much as 5000 lb. It travels at 15 ft./min. and cycles once every 10 min. It replaced manual positioning, an operation requiring two operators, cutting manual labor in half and increasing productivity by four times.

The Serapid LinearBeam is a mechanical actuator used for load transfer and is rated to 400-ton capacity.

Serapid, Inc.: 586/274-0774;


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