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MetalForming/May 2019
• 10-500 Metric Tons
• Adjustable Stroke
• In-Stock Presses
• Fully Safeguarded, CE • Industry 4.0 ready
improvement for
shaping metallic
plate products that
can replace more
expensive tech-
niques, such as die
forgings and extru-
sions,” Matthies
explains. “Imple-
menting this new
technology will
allow advanced
production for parts such as those for propulsion systems.”
Headquartered in Wichita, KS, Spirit designs and builds aerostructures for commercial and defense customers. It operates sites in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Malaysia.
Beckwood Press Co.:
Kansas Oklahoma Machine Tools:
Modular Die Cushion Extends Deep-Draw Die Life, Improves Accuracy
Moog has launched a new modular die cushion system to extend the life of deep- drawing dies, improve system reliability and reduce commissioning time for manufacturers. The new system includes a main cylinder with integrated position-measuring technology, accumulators, a hydraulic power unit and a number of manifolds. It features software libraries, and the control unit’s hardware components provide a compact, robust hydraulic arrangement that enables highly dynamic control, according to company officials.
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1 Alloy sheet
2 Lower tool
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Tech Update
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4 Die-cushion cylinder
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Cylinder bearing seat
Moog’s design team integrated the manifold flange of the new system directly to the cylinder, where it connects to the main hydraulic accumulators via a separate adaptor manifold. The system reduces force overshoots, which can damage a press, and uses customer-specific force profiles to ensure high accuracy during drawing operations.
Maintenance professionals can easily access the system due to the unique mounting of its main components. And, flexible layout options for integrating the manifold, reportedly requiring comparatively little piping, helps users lower maintenance and piping costs.
Clamping pins
5 Die-cushion plate

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