…with a clear eye on ROI. Compared to a conventional mechanical press, in a direct-drive servo press, ROI comes from higher throughput, improved dimensional repeatability, reduced die-debug time, particularly on takeover tools; and reduced time and cost for die build and maintenance.
Link Systems engineers controls that increase the performance of every machine in a unique, integrated stamping press configuration. Intelligent press and automation controls give manufacturers a real-time window into their press production systems. These controls are increasingly important with automation, robotics, IOT connectivity, and shop floor data collection. Read the whitepaper on how intelligent press and automation controls can increase production, extend product life, reduce stress in operations, and provide room to grow.
...via increased memory and processing capabilities, in addition to new levels of connectivity and much more. Today’s PLC-based press controls provide end users with scalable controls that can evolve with their changing needs.
"With dedicated remanufacturing facilities and trained personnel on three continents, Nidec Press & Automation can provide new life for used machinery. Whether it’s a major component or an entire press, NPA can update you machinery to meet current needs at a fraction of the price and delivery time of a new press. Upgrade options include: change shutheight; increase speed; reduce stopping time; new controls; change stroke; increase energy; and much more."
designing die components, considerable knowledge is required about the
forces acting on each of the individual components. The designer should
analyze the vertical forces to determine if horizontal forces or side
thrusts, also called force vectors, are created during the cutting and
forming processes. Horizontal forces inside of the die often cause many
“This year is a defining one for PMA,” says 2020 PMA board chairman Troy Turnbull. “PMA should be a think tank, a source of new ideas for metalforming companies as they evolve and look to compete moving forward.”
Inline and Near-Line Precision-Part Inspection …provides confirmation of intricate part details, and minimizes scrap and rejected lots thanks to powerful vision-system resolution, complementary measurement capabilities and processing power.
Pressroom Automation, Sensors, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage,
Loading and Unloading, Resistance Welding, Safety, Preview: Internet of
Things for Manufacturers Conference
June/July (combined issue): Mechanical Presses, Press Feeds, Press Controls, CNC Punching, Arc Welding, Preview of MetalForming’s July online Internet of Things (IoT) Experience for Manufacturers (This issue will be mailed on June 12, and, like all MetalForming issues, will be available at www.metalformingmagazine.com)
Special July Digital Issue—Automation and Software for the New Era of Manufacturing:
MRP/ERP software, IoT and other Industry 4.0 initiatives (This issue
will be emailed on July 9 and again on July 23, and will be available at