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                   Press, Control
     Strong metal forming
for the future
Four 50-ton mechanical presses use proprietary die technology to coin millions of split rings annually for automotive and fishing-industry use.
5100 automation and monitoring con- trol (AMC) system from Link Systems, Nashville, TN. Featuring die protec- tion, programmable limit switches (PLSs) and tonnage monitor with sig- nature analysis, the press and con- trol combination
quickly proved an improvement
over the current
press lineup.
From there,
Worth has purchased additional Aida mechan- ical presses, some equipped with the AMCs.
Today, Worth carries
four 50-ton Aida
mechanical presses to coin split rings using proprietary die technology and standard controls. Three 88-ton Aidas complete with coil-feed equipment from Coe Press Equipment Corp., Ster-
         Raziol® CEP series
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chlorine-free, zinc- free, solvent-free, 
Raziol® Fluid
100 % mineral oil-free
good biodegreadability according to OECD- DIN EN 9888 (L25)
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follow-up processes often possible without any additional degreasing
Zibulla & Sohn GmbH
                             Booth: C18105 Nov 16-18, 2016 Las Vegas, NV
Part runs to 500,000 on Worth’s 88-ton- press lines produce a variety of angling components, including various blades for fishing lures. For more than 70 years the company has supplied fishing-lure mak- ers with components.
ling Heights, MI, as well as OmniLink controls, stamp blades and other fish- ing-tackle components in four- to 10- station progressive dies. Part material includes brass, copper, stainless and regular cold-rolled steel, and more.
The purchase of that first press and control package two years back launched Worth into the world of die sensoring, which now is practiced on all tooling across the 88-tonners.
The focus on die protection, cour- tesy of the new press controls and sen- sors, has all but eliminated die crashes at Worth, reports Ostricki.
“The OmniLink die-protection sys- tem provides specific feedback showing when each sensor turns on and off, even if it is multiple times per stroke,” adds Todd Wenzel, TCR president. “It has a history that allows the operator to review previous strokes made and see the variation or consistency of the inputs being monitored. This allows the operator to set control limits very precisely and very quickly without guess work. The system handles NPN and PNP sensors, and has custom logic capability in addition to the many stock logic choices. These attributes have allowed Worth to monitor many events
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