Servo Press Technology Experience
MetalForming magazine is offering executives, engineers and metalforming professionals an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in servo press technology. Participate in the entire experience, which includes a live event at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, IL, and a series of 3 free webinars, or sign up just for the individual webinars. It’s your choice—the full package or a la carte.
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 North River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
An in-depth look at servo-press technology with case study presentations and breakout sessions with press builders/sponsors in private conference rooms.
Webinar I: Why Pay more for a Servo Press? When is it Worth it?
Thursday, August 8, 2:00-3:00 EST
Todd Wenzel, President, TCR Inc, Metalforming Solutions
We will review the characteristics, capabilities and inherent restrictions of a standard mechanical press that we have come to understand over the years. Then we will review the new capabilities inherent in the design of servo presses, and see what restrictions have been removed.
Once we understand the differences in capabilities, we will then review the applications that will benefit from these new-found freedoms. We will review the types of work that allow servo presses to produce more income than if we were forced into the bounds of the old technology and the inherent restrictions of mechanical presses. In some instances, we will see that a servo press will allow us to make parts or use processes that are not just more profitable, but actually would not even be possible with a mechanical press.
Webinar II: The Structure of Servo Presses, Available Drive Types and Their Applications
Thursday, August 15, 2:00-3:00 EST
Jim Landowski, Komatsu North America
Case Study: Acro Metal Stamping/Acro Building Systems, Milwaukee, WI, which reportedly operates the greatest number of servo presses in the Midwest, explains how it employs the technology to drive productivity and quality, and optimize versatility.
Jim Wolfenberg, President, Acro Metal Stamping
Thursday, August 22, 2:00-3:00 EST
“I found the basic information on how the Servo Press Technology works and the benefits it provides to be most useful. The speakers did a great job at explaining the pros and cons of the technology, which made the content very informative.”
– Bridget Darby, Hyson Products
“The Servo-Press Applications were most useful. I would definitely recommend this event to others in the future. You can never get enough case studies!”
– Adam Groseclose, OSU