Live Demo: Near-Fine-Blanking Via Servo Presses

October 1, 2018

Aida America direct-direct servo pressAida-America Corp.
Booth A2009

Aida-America Corp. will display two DSF-series direct-drive servo presses, powered up and blanking parts.

The first, a DSF-C1-1100 110-ton, gap-frame servo press, will be blanking high-strength low-alloy parts using the company’s optimized silent-blanking-stroke motion profile. This demonstration will highlight the versatility of this line of servo presses and show how the technology can improve virtually any stamping operation, according to company officials. Improvements include increased productivity, higher part quality, extended die life and reduced maintenance.

The second press on display, a DSF-N2-3000 300-ton, two-point straightside servo press (pictured), will anchor a progressive-die production line blanking near-fine parts. It will demonstrate how servo near-fine blanking via this technology can produce a 90-plus-percent burnished surface with a straight edge, exceeding the typical 70 to 80-percent burnished-edge requirement of many applications. The combination of this press’ accuracy and programmability can transition near-fine parts from a high-cost, labor-intensive machine process to a much more efficient, economical stamping process, presenting the opportunity to dramatically reduce the per piece cost, according to Aida officials. The production line is made possible through the cooperation of Portland Products, Inc., Portland, MI, which will take delivery of the press following FABTECH. Aida-America also is coordinating with Dallas Industries and Pax Products for this demonstration.

Additionally, Aida will be exhibiting its exclusive Allen-Bradley based servo-press control, for servo presses in capacities from 315 to 3500 tons. The fully operational and interactive control will demonstrate several servo-press-stroke motion profiles in real-time on a virtual press.

Industry-Related Terms: Blanking, Die, Edge, Surface
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms

Technologies: Stamping Presses


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