Fully Functional Stamping Lines—Three of ‘em
For a great look at state-of-the-art stamping lines in action, be sure to stop by the booths of Aida and Seyi. The Aida line (booth 1509) will feature a 110-ton gap-frame servo press along with a Coe SpaceMaster compact coil line that unwinds, straightens and feeds. Bachman Machine, St. Louis, MO, will provide tooling for the line while Wintriss will add a SmartPac 2 press automation control. Attendees interested in quick die change technology will be able to spy a magnetic quick-die clamping system supplied by Tecnomagnete, while Pax Products will provide the die-lubrication setup and conveying systems. Lastly, United Aluminum will supply material for the line.
Conference and Professional Event
Attendees can take advantage of a worldclass lineup of seminars, conferences, and professional programs offered during the show. Topics include stamping, finishing forming and fabricating, tube and pipe fabrication and welding, as well as operational/management issues. The programming is designed to provide valuable learning experiences for every member of your metalforming operation.View a detailed schedule of some of the key educational sessions beginning on page 24; to download the full educational program, visit www.fabtechexpo.com/e-brochure.cfm.
At the Seyi booth (#1604), visitors can eyeball a 16-station progressive die (from Great Lakes Metal Stamping) with ball-bearing insertion. The die will run on a low-deflection single-point straightside press also outfitted with a Wintriss SmartPac 2 press control and a Coe feed line. Check out the latest in die protection, as the die will be equipped with six sensors to monitor, among other actions, feed up, part ejection and ball-bearing presence. Also being demonstrated: remote press-line production monitoring.
Stamtec (booth 1633) also will have a fully operational line, anchored by a gap-frame press.
PMA Has More in Store
METALFORM organizer the Precision Metalforming Association also will hold additional events in conjunction with this year’s show, including programs for its Women in Metalforming and Next Gen Leaders groups.
PMA presents its annual Awards of Excellence in Metalforming program at the event as well, honoring innovators in the areas of productivity, design, quality, product development, process control, safety, and training and education. Please schedule some time to visit the large display on the show floor highlighting the winning companies’ accomplishments.
And, be sure to plan to attend future FABTECH shows, which will continue to include the METALFORM technology area: November 13-16, 2011, in Chicago, IL, and October 15-17, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV. MF
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