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  adding two cylinders with 25-in. stroke to achieve speed requirements, reinforcing the press’ structure to accommodate the new cylinders, and developing a cus- tom HMI with recipe handling and data acquisition.
Beckwood service technicians will per- form all work onsite at Branch Manufac- turing’s 66,000-sq.-ft. facility. Once com- plete, the rebuilt press will reach speeds to 410 in./min., up significantly from the original 198 in./min, and include an intu- itive operator control station.
Beckwood Press Co.:
New Tooling System
for Optimized
Material Handling
Norgren Automation Solutions, part of IMI Precision Engineering, Saline, MI, has launched a complete tooling system designed to optimize material handling applications, including in and around
to elimination of manual tooling storage
• Optimized safety on the shop floor When the arms are actuated to the
desired location, pneumatic clutches lock them in place, providing a robust and rigid setup similar to conventional end- of-arm robotic tooling solutions. When the application requires a change in han- dling material, the arms automatically
transform the end-effector system to suit the needs for the new application, and lock in place.
The system comes with a full range of IMI Norgren consumables including vacuum cups and grippers that can be swapped on the fly.
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  press cells. The innovative system, called Transforming Tooling, combines a series of arms driven by electric motion, and offers a number of significant benefits over con- ventional tooling solutions, including:
• Reduced recurring tooling costs
• Elimination of manual tool change • Instant tool changeover between
• Reduced floor space requirements due
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