Press-Feed Control Automatically Generates a Smooth, Sinusoidal Motion Profile

January 1, 2011
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Dallas Industries, Troy, MI, introduced Fabtech attendees to its exclusive, new ProfileSelect Feed Control that automatically matches the speed of feed advance to the available feed window and press-speed requirement. Users can select from three settings:

• Smooth profile uses a softer accel/ decel (sinusoidal) motion profile;

• Standard profile automatically matches standard (trapezoidal) accel/decel

press speed strokes/min

With the ProfileSelect system, stampers input press speed (strokes/min.), feed-angle window and feed length. ProfileSelect then utilizes the full feed window of the press to automatically generate a smooth feed-motion profile to complete the length requirement in the allotted feed window.

Previous feed controls use a trapezoidal motion profile, which can create quick, sudden motions that increase the chance of slipping, strain the die and material and damaging the part surface. The ProfileSelect’s sinusoidal profile provides a smooth motion and material feed while utilizing 100 percent of the press-feed window.

The system is available on the company’s new units, as well as a retrofit package for Dallas controls produced since 2005; add a control update package to retrofit it to older Dallas controls.

Dallas Industries: 248/583-9400; www.dallasindustries.com

Industry-Related Terms: Die, Surface
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See also: Dallas Industries

Technologies: Coil and Sheet Handling

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