A metal forming company executive once told me, “We’re looking for more employees to work on the system, not just in the system.” Emphasis on the words “on” and “in.” Take a moment to reflect on this, and then think about the employees at your company who are motivated to more than just do their jobs, but also seek to contribute to improving your operations.
The decision to replace or upgrade from an outdated ERP system can often be a difficult one, because employees grow comfortable with it. However, it’s probably weighing you down. With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers can no longer afford to continue using outdated ERP systems. Read on to learn why a modern ERP system built for manufacturing business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
The 2021 Metal Stamping and Tool & Die Conference, including Lubrication Technology, is taking place virtually. For four afternoons across two weeks—January 26 and 28, and February 2 and 4—participants will receive the same content and learn from the same insightful industry leaders as had been scheduled for the in-person event. The conference, produced by PMA and MetalForming magazine, in
partnership with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers,
will include presentations on virtual stamping, tool and die, and
lubrication technology, as well as inspiring keynotes. In addition, the
sessions that take place throughout the event will be available
on-demand following the conference.
An online survey of more than 160 manufacturers conducted in October finds that 72 percent of respondents use automation in their manufacturing facilities, and 27 percent employ automation “extensively.” Nearly 30 percent of respondents plan to add to or expand their automation capabilities within the next few months. The main reason, among others offered by respondents, for adding or expanding the use of automation: the need for increased productivity while reducing costs in order to stay competitive.
Pile Driver™ inductive sensor housings are machined from stainless steel stock, making it the best choice for mechanically abusive environments like metalforming. Cylindrical models are available from 8 to 30 mm diameter, in standard and extended-range versions. Surface-mount models offer 6mm of sensing range from a compact package only 8 mm high.
Press Co., St. Louis, MO, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic and
servo-electric presses and automation systems, as well as the Triform
line of precision forming equipment, has completed a comprehensive video
tour of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility,
including spotlights on several recently built presses.
Wintriss Controls Group is now offering a Virtual Webinar Version of its popular Die Protection Clinic. For over 25 years, the Wintriss Die Protection Clinic has been the metal forming industry’s premier source for die protection and in-die sensing information and training. Designed for flexibility, the online curriculum has been organized into three 2-hour sessions which can be presented to accommodate attendees’ schedules.
submissions for FABTECH 2021 are being accepted through January 15,
2021. Program managers seek speakers who excite, engage, inspire and
implement practices that will enhance the attendee experience and
learning opportunity. FABTECH technologies include stamping, additive
manufacturing, automation, cutting, finishing, lean principles and lean
tools, management, marketing, robotics, smart manufacturing, welding,
and workforce development.
Progressive Blank Companion helps the user create the intermediate
stages of a complex shaped stamped part by doing only partial
"unforming" of select areas of the complex shaped part in minutes instead of hours or days.
Spray Control technology, from Spraying Systems Co., ensures the proper
volume of lubricant is applied, even when line/press speeds or dies
change. Precision application eliminates waste of costly lubricants and
quality problems caused by inconsistent coverage. Maintenance downtime
due to oil mist is eliminated, worker safety is improved and operating
costs are decreased.
servo presses offer the latest in direct drive motor and control
technology, combined with unique frame designs and features. The slide
motion programmability gives stampers the ability to optimize
production, work with advanced materials, reduce secondary operations,
and extend tooling maintenance intervals. Multiple servo presses are
always in stock for quick delivery.
three stamping presses and three robots along with a feed line at USA
Pan in Crescent, PA, a control package ensures efficient movement.
Hidden Squares and Invisible Gorillas Metal forming professionals, tradespersons, technicians and operators routinely make decisions that affect machines costing tens of thousands―or sometimes millions―of dollars, or tooling that costs more than the cars and houses that we own. As a result, it is imperative that we slow our thinking process and consider other alternatives before jumping to quick decisions or solutions.
Coil racks create vertical storage capacity for metal stampers, formers
and fabricators to improve plant safety and increase product
selectivity. High strength shelves and custom cradles safely store coils
exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your operations by maximizing floor
space, reducing material damage, and increasing through-put with Dexco racks.
the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Association on Monday, December 14
during its first-ever Virtual Career Fair. Connect with qualified job
seekers from across the country while gaining a competitive edge over
other companies seeking similar candidates. Learn more and register as a hiring company or job seeker.
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