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Servo Press Cuts Cycle Time, Electricity Usage

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Plasmet Czechowicz, a Polish metalformer specializing in steel and aluminum components for a variety of applications, performed a thorough analysis prior to deciding to purchase a new servo-mechanical press. Ultimately, the company chose a 630-ton-capacity model from Schuler (with U.S. headquarters in Canton, MI) to produce automotive stampings. Use of that press has shortened the part production cycle by 30 percent, according to Plasmet officials.

The new press, a MSD 630 model, produces parts from sheetmetal in thicknesses from 0.5 to 6 mm. Press-line automation ensures that operators need not intervene in the process until a finished part exits the line, according to Jan Czechowicz, Plasmet general manager.

“The operator's work consists mainly of setting parameters and observing the process,” he says.

The variable nature of the slide has enabled the shorter cycle time, Czechowicz reports, while improving part quality.

“This is particularly noticeable with deep-drawn parts,” he offers.

The press brings other savings as well. For example, a third motor, as opposed to capacitors, collects excess electricity, resulting in a 50-percent decrease in power consumption while reportedly increasing the power system’s durability.

“Also noteworthy is the timely and high level of technical service at the assembly, training, commissioning and production stages,” Czechowicz adds.



See also: Schuler Incorporated

Related Enterprise Zones: Presses

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