Do you really know how much money you’re wasting by applying excess lubricant during stamping processes? Here’s where to look for those hidden and soft costs, to help justify investing in a better application process.
For example, hidden costs associated with excess lube include those for
floor cleaner, absorbents, rags and towels for shop cleanup, and excess
washing fluid used to remove lubricant from parts. Not to mention
repairing damage done to sensors and other press-line equipment when hit
with excess lubricant.
Industrial Automation Tool Changers allow for quick and easy changing
of press tooling and transfer equipment. ATI offers a wide selection of
Tool Changer models to cover a variety of applications. Key features
include: Excellent repeatability, high rigidity, and a lightweight and
If we’ve conquered the general ‘how it works’ and ‘what it does’ phases of learning servo technology, we now find ourselves in the ‘it depends’ phase, where servo technology can be leveraged to meet the challenges of specific applications.
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 8mm high.
have 40 years of experience in providing line-side and plant-wide
lubrication solutions. Using a comprehensive approach, we assess your
operations to ensure that you get the right combination of equipment and
services for your needs. We will improve your tooling performance and
help create a cleaner safer workspace.
Simpac America and Elm Park Labs have partnered to create an extended-reality (XR) tool, with the kick-off project an augmented reality (AR) sales and marketing software tool to showcase Simpac’s CX-200 press, from the manufacturer’s new CX series of C-frame mechanical presses. The CX series and its IIoT technology was designed specifically to accelerate small-part production of stamped parts for the appliance, automotive and other industries.
SmartFlow™ enables metal formers to get smart with fluid application. With an intuitive interface, SmartFlow™ allows for simple, guided setup, advanced integration, fluid usage tracking, monitoring, and enhanced diagnostic/maintenance tools. Pair SmartFlow™ with Unist’s precision applicators for lubrication systems that eliminate wasted fluid and mess, reduce scrap, and maximize profit.
fully automated wastewater-treatment systems makes complying with EPA
and local wastewater regulations much easier. Such systems not only
reliably meet regulatory wastewater requirements, but when using the
proper separating agents, also significantly reduce the cost of
treatment, labor and disposal.
We understand this and will work closely with you to determine what equipment will best suit your needs. With the broadest range of mechanical and servo presses in the market today, at very competitive prices, Stamtec can certainly provide a viable solution and first-class equipment for you, or point you in the right direction if we are not a good fit. Give us a call today at 931-393-5050, and let’s work together to find your best solution.
Fifteen years is nothing when it comes to the life of a stamping press—at least for most of the press. Much of its structural components can last two to three times that long. But when it comes to drives and controls, 15 years is about it.
Such is the theme of this story, from automotive parts manufacturer
Ernst Metal Technologies and its U.S. facility in Moraine,
OH. Refurbishment of a 2006-vintage 630-ton Mueller Weingarten transfer
press, along with its servo transfer system and zig-zag feeder, included
a complete press rewire and new electrical enclosures, replacement of
the aging press control with an Allen-Bradley GuardLogix Safety PLC, the
upgrade of 14 servo axes, and the addition of signature-based tonnage
& Die Racks reduce downtime and damage to costly manufacturing
equipment by providing vertical storage capacity with high-strength
shelves engineered to handle loads exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your
operations by maximizing floor space, enhancing safety and increasing
through-put with Dexco racks.
manufacturer thinking about purchasing a hydraulic press or perhaps
with one or several already in the fold likely has views of how the
overall process should flow through the press or presses. This vision
might include unfulfilled simple automation or a highly developed
automated robotic turnkey cell, but the need to produce more
high-quality parts repeatably is all too real.
But where to start? A press manufacturer with system-integration
capabilities can meet and exceed expectations by providing the press or
presses with the right robust, fully integrated automation solution.
Missed the webinar? Watch SIMPAC’s “3 Ways Extended Reality (XR) Will Drastically Reconstruct Metal Forming Practices” online here.
Follow SIMPAC across all social channels for updates about its new XR
tool and upcoming live demo this September at FABTECH Chicago (Hall D |
Auburn Hills, MI, received the 2020 Robotics Industry Promotion Award
at the recent 2021 Digital Marketing Innovation Summit, which was hosted
by International Industrial Application News. The award
committee determined that Destaco continued to provide high-quality
products in accordance with their high standards of service despite the
challenges that COVID-19 presented.
sections, end-of-arm transfer tooling and pneumatic manifolds are just a
few of the applications for the new metal 3D printer in use at the
Canadian die-build and stamping facility of Egar Tool and Die.
Work Hardening is Your Friend Work hardening is characterized by the n-value—related to the slope of stress-strain curve. More formable material grades have higher n-values, meaning that for the same amount of strain created by the part design, more formable grades strengthen to a greater extent.
Exploiting this phenomenon, it may be possible to create
a lighter-weight high-strength steel from mild steel. While this may
sound too good to be true, achieving this may require a change in
forming methods from draw forming to stretch forming.