Press-Brake Manipulator System for Heavy PlateSeptember 1, 2011
Serapid, Inc., Sterling Heights, MI, provided a dual LinearBeam push-pull positioning system to Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL, for manipulating heavy plate in press-brake forming operations. The system moves plate weighing as much as 5000 lb. It travels at 15 ft./min. and cycles once every 10 min. It replaced manual positioning, an operation requiring two operators, cutting manual labor in half and increasing productivity by four times.
The Serapid LinearBeam is a mechanical actuator used for load transfer and is rated to 400-ton capacity.Serapid, Inc.: 586/274-0774; www.serapid.com
See also: Serapid, Inc.
Technologies: Pressroom Automation