Energy-Efficient Fineblanking Press with Compact FootprintMarch 1, 2019
The FB one, a new fineblanking press from Feintool, features significant advancements in the hydraulic direct drive, overall design, intuitive control and digital connectivity, according to company officials. Together, the advancements promise to enable enhanced manufacturing efficiency, seamless integration with other systems and the opportunity for entirely new applications.
Strengths of the FB one include greater energy efficiency, higher throughput and precision, according to Feintool officials. The press enables use of larger and more complex tools to form stainless and high-strength steels, and its modular, compact design provides for deployment and modification flexibility, improved access for operation and maintenance, and installation without the need for a foundation pit.
The new hydraulic direct drive, optimized for blanking, reportedly delivers reduced cycle times, higher speed and lower power consumption. It requires 50 percent less hydraulic oil than previous models, as well as reduced oil aging.
Feintool’s control-platform software, developed inhouse, can be integrated into existing corporate networks and will support IoT objectives. A configurable user interface enables intuitive control and production tracking. Other interface and control features include expanded, richer functionality for condition monitoring, clearly expressed error messages in plain text, and support for entry of error-specific help texts.
See also: Feintool US Operations, Inc.
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