Day One—Tuesday, October 3, 2017—Servo Press Experience

8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Keynote
Servo-Press Technology: A State of the Industry Report, and a Look Ahead
Brian Landry, TCR Metalforming Solutions
9:45 a.m. Servo-Press Technology, from the Engineering R&D Perspective
Dr. Taylan Altan, Director, Center for Precision Forming, The Ohio State University
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Driving Efficiency with Servo-Press Technology
  • Maximum production flexibility due to user-programmable stroke height and motion sequences
  • Case studies show significant output gain compared to conventional mechanical presses

Barry Lewalski, Sales & Product Manager—Servo Press Systems, Schuler

11:15 a.m. Optimizing your Servo-Press Investment
This presentation will provide some success strategies for getting the most benefit out of a servo-press investment, including setup considerations to optimize part quality, productivity and equipment reliability. Specific examples will be presented related to common metalforming processes, including blanking, drawing and forming, to demonstrate how to achieve superior results.
Jim Schulte, General Manager–Servo and Contract Products, Nidec Minster Corporation
11:45 a.m. Energy Management with Servo Presses; the Application of Servo Technology for Hot Forming
Victor Esteban, Director of Business Development, Fagor Arrasate USA, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Applications for Servo Presses in Automotive-OEM Plants
  1. Features and benefit of servo presses
  2. The structure and performance comparison between servo-driven and conventional mechanical presses
  3. Motion profiles of servo presses
  4. Energy management of servo press--advantages and disadvantages
  5. Automotive applications for large servo presses--tandem line, blanking and transfer

Shishun Zhang, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, JIER Machine-Tool Group

2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions with Press Builders
Attendees meet in small working groups (30-45 min. each) with Simpac, Komatsu, Schuler, Jier Machine-Tool Group and Nidec Minster
4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Day Two—Wednesday, October 4, 2017—Servo Technology for the Pressroom

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. Servo Feed Systems
Willie Chacko, Dallas Industries
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Servo Transfer Systems
  • Advantages of Servo Transfers vs Mechanical Systems
  • Through the Window
  • Front to Back
  • Impact of Coil/Blank Width
  • Integration with Servo Presses - Things to Consider

Rodney Naseman, Wayne Trail

10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Servo Motion Optimization Software
Mark Hansen, T-Sim Solutions
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Exhibits Open
1:00 p.m.
In-Die Servo Actuators
  • All forms of tooling, including progressive, transfer & hand-fed dies, slide forming tooling & assembly operations are currently being run, worldwide - with servomotor adjustments, on-the-fly.
  • This presentation will offer all of the current popular options in controls and software, at all price points - to help the beginner with servo controlled tooling to implement their first such technology.
  • A clear and easy-to-understand presentation on analog sensors for in-tool part quality measurements will shown to help decide how much of an adjustment (if any) a servomotor should make to a running set of tooling.
  • This presentation is primarily for tooling experts including designers, engineers and toolmakers with little or no electronics experience.
  • Servo adjustable metalforming tooling has been around for approximately 30 years and currently operates at speeds of up to 600 strokes per minute and beyond.
  • All types of metalformed parts are currently being made with servo controlled tooling including automotive, appliance, furniture, hardware, medical, electronic/electrical interconnections among others.

George Keremedjiev, Tecknow Education Services

2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Servo-Hydraulic Force Control Systems
Darrell Quander, Hyson
3:15 p.m. Adjourn