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Orchid to Supply In-Press Transfer System

Orchid to Supply In-Press Transfer System

Tuesday, April 9, 2002
 
The Meridian Automotive Systems plant in Ionia, MI, will, in December 2002, install an in-press transfer system from Orchid Automation, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The transfer system will service a double-ram press (2500 and 1500 tons) with bolsters measuring 200 by 132 in. Total transfer length is 400 in. Transfer load capacity is 650 lb. per ram and per side of transfer. To minimize wear and tear on the system, Orchid designed it with a dual lift drive--one for the tooling rails during operation and the other for the entire unit during maintenance and die change. The Meridian facility manufactures car and truck bumpers

 

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