Press-operator efficiency and job satisfaction are on the rise at automotive-parts supplier Ernst Metal Technologies, resulting from a press-line rehab that saw the replacement of aging motors, drives and other electronic components with new state-of-the-art components. And, the huge, new 19-in. HMI display screen on the press control doesn’t hurt either.
“The ongoing issues with the outdated control on this press were impacting overall equipment effectiveness,” shares company vice president and sales manager Tuncay Onursal. “Lack of available spare electronic components for the press and control system became a significant issue, and we wanted to provide our operators and maintenance team with an updated press line that would enable them to be as productive as possible.”
Founded in 1896, Nidec Minster Corporation is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. Minster transformed its early clutch technology into the machine tool business, and in 1926 produced its first mechanical stamping press. During the 95 years that followed, Minster established itself as a leader in metal stamping technology with numerous industry “firsts” and more than 160 U.S. Patents.
forming companies forecast a dip in business conditions during the next
three months amid continued supply challenges and increased lead times
for steel and other materials, according to the May 2021 Precision
Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report. After two months of
increased optimism, only 41 percent of metal forming companies,
according to the May report, forecast an improvement in economic
activity in the next three months (compared to 56 percent in April), and
10 percent anticipate a decline in activity (up from 7 percent in
simple automation to a highly developed robotic turnkey cell,
automating hydraulic presses can boost productivity and promote employee
safety. Partnering with a knowledgeable press manufacturer that has
system integration capabilities can provide you with expert guidance
through design and implementation. Read how automating hydraulic presses
can work for you and get tips on how to get started.
Spring and Stamping, Chicago, IL, a supplier of custom metal parts and
springs, has acquired Precision Forming and Stamping, also in Chicago, a
supplier of four-slide, multi-slide and other small stampings and flat
springs to the automotive, electrical, HVAC and medical industries
Since 1969, Heyco Metalshas rolled out high-precision, light-gauge coil and strip. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary,
the company excels in copper, copper alloys and stainless steel as it
continues a proven commitment to pristine surface quality, short lead
times, exact specifications and unparalleled value for customers.
do you expand capacity without increasing the number of presses or
floorspace in your pressroom? At Jireh Metal Products, the answer lies
in a new press line, anchored by a 330-ton servo press and a
state-of-the-art robust feed line, that has taken the place of two
conventional mechanical presses.
axisymmetric cup drawing, uniform forces act around the perimeter of
the blank edge. In contrast, square and rectangular shape draws, also
called box draws, experience varying metal flow rates at different
locations around the blank perimeter. To prevent wrinkling and tearing,
the rate of metal flow into the die cavity must be controlled.
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