Two Servo-Press Lines from Schuler to Mercedes-BenzSeptember 1, 2016
Press-system supplier Schuler has received an order for two 91,000-kN servo-driven press lines and two servo-driven tryout presses from Mercedes-Benz. The lines and presses, to be commissioned by the end of 2018, are destined for the automaker’s sites in Bremen and Sindelfingen, Germany. The lines will produce vehicle body parts from steel and aluminum while the tryout presses will be tasked with optimizing and maintaining the lines‘ dies.
The latest-generation six-station Schuler press lines feature automatic quality inspection systems and automatic racking systems. In each of these lines, after the final forming station two robots equipped with special sensors monitor specific spots on trunk covers, engine hoods and door panels for any faults. If all quality requirements are fulfilled subsequent to surface inspection, the last working step is performed without a break in production, then eight end-of-line robots stack the parts.
“This ensures the reproducibility of high-quality parts, even at maximum stroke rates,“ explains Klaus Linnig, managing director of Schuler‘s Automotive division. “Not only does the ServoDirect technology enable a high output rate, it also offers the required flexibility to form steel and aluminum reliably.”
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