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                                       Lighter Crossbar Tooling Saves Energy, Increases Robot Capacity
faster than the previous model offered by Schuler, according to company officials. With a notch accuracy of 0.01 mm, it pro- vides the necessary precision, especially for thin sheets with low blanking clearance. Assisting in precision is the notcher‘s rigid construction and its slide’s play-free, pre-stressed roller guidance.
and is operated with oil-free air. The use of wear-free seals ensures low maintenance costs and a high reliability, claim Schuler officials. And, thanks to a counterbal- ance, foundation forces are low and the compact notcher can be placed above a cellar.
Schuler: Drives_Generators
New IMI Norgren Featherweight tooling, from IMI Precision Engineering, Saline, MI, reportedly is 70-percent lighter than existing modular tooling, meaning that it can consume less energy, increase robot speed and carry more cups. It also has a ball clamp that allows the crossbar to be positioned closer to the panel, which also helps speed press automation.
The machine has virtually no hydraulics
Notcher Ideal for Laminations
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                         The lightweight tooling causes less wear and tear on crossbars and robots, help- ing reduce downtime and prolong equip- ment life. When maintenance is required, a simple-access bolt head on the bracket arms allows operators to make adjust- ments while the tooling is on the crossbar.
IMI Norgren Featherweight Tooling is a direct replacement for existing tooling, and is available in bracket-arm lengths from 100 to 800 mm in 25-mm increments. Additional size ranges will be introduced through the end of 2016.
IMI Precision Engineering:
        Schuler’s new Performer S produces laminations for electric motors and gener- ators with diameters of 80 to 1800 mm.
Schuler, with U.S. headquarters in Can- ton, MI, used the Coil Winding Expo in Berlin, Germany, to debut its newly devel- oped notcher. The Performer S is capable of producing laminations for electric motors and generators in a variety of sizes, notch- ing blanks with diameters from 80 to 1800 mm.
The notcher‘s large tooling area sim- plifies the use of a controlled die, while its modular construction enables rapid setups. The blankholder can be supplied as a retractable centering unit or blank ejector.
Operating at speeds to 1200 strokes/ min., the 200-kN notcher is 20-percent
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