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Orchid to Supply In-Press Transfer System

Tuesday, April 09, 2002
 
The Meridian Automotive Systems plant in Ionia, MI, will, in December 2002, install an in-press transfer system from Orchid Automation, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The transfer system will service a double-ram press (2500 and 1500 tons) with bolsters measuring 200 by 132 in. Total transfer length is 400 in. Transfer load capacity is 650 lb. per ram and per side of transfer. To minimize wear and tear on the system, Orchid designed it with a dual lift drive--one for the tooling rails during operation and the other for the entire unit during maintenance and die change. The Meridian facility manufactures car and truck bumpers

Moeller Mfg. Earns ISO 9001

Tuesday, April 09, 2002
 
Moeller Manufacturing Company, Plymouth, MI, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, becoming the first full-line punch manufacturer to do so, says president David Moellering. Moeller manufactures punches, die buttons, retainers and custom tooling. For more information, log on to www.moellerpunch.com.

Die Maker Installs Servo-Feed Unit for Die Tryout

Monday, April 08, 2002
 
Automotive diemaker Ronart Industries, Inc., Detroit, MI, has installed a new servo-feed unit and a motorized centering reel to enhance its die-tryout capabilities. The system, engineered and built by Dallas Industries, Inc., Troy, MI, includes a pull-thru straightener mounted on the feed unit, and can handle coils to 20,000 lb and 60-in. diameter. The servo feed, a Model DRFS-878, features a cluster gear drive and 20hp variable-speed motor. The Model PTS-789 straightener houses seven 4-in.-diameter straightening rolls and a 4-in. entry pinch roll. For more information about Dallas press-feeding and coil-handling equipment, log on to www.dallasindustries.com.

 

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