Modern Press Controls Deliver Horsepower

March 25, 2020

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Technology Focus: Die Protection/Press Controls
MetalForming editors bring you the March installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletters as we highlight Die Protection/Press Controls.

Next Month: Mechanical Presses

A Live Event: A Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19
These are uncertain times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is impacting every aspect of our daily lives, especially in manufacturing. This webinar will discuss how metal forming and fabricating executives are leading during this crisis, managing their supply chains, overseeing cash flow and more.


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Modern Press Controls Deliver Horsepower
...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.




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Heyco Metals
Since 1969, Heyco Metals has 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.





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Better Process Monitoring via In-Press Detection
Technology that limits or prevents bad parts and damaged tooling through precise sensing and on-the-fly adjustment provides a powerful tool for metal formers.



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Stamping Simplified via Controls
Omni Manufacturing designs, builds and operates complicated machinery to ensure productivity in its part-making operations. But stamping need not be so complicated, thanks to new controls on the company’s 300- and 1500-ton mechanical presses.



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Longer Die Life, Longer Part Runs Via New Press Controls
As part of its data-collection initiatives, Marshalltown Co. upgraded controls on three presses. The resulting positives keep this construction-tools manufacturer on top in its field.


Link Systems Launches New Website
Link Systems, a Nashville, TN-based provider of automation controls and monitoring systems, has launched its new website.

Hot Off the Press


March 2020 issue
March 2020
Die-Design and Sim. Software: What's New
Plenty. From reverse engineering to die-component motion to NC programming, new versions of software enhance and introduce a multitude of features.

Robots + New-Collar Workers
Thanks to advances in technology, robotic welding solutions for welding—once only affordable to manufacturers with large capital-expenditure budgets such as automotive manufacturers and the Department of Defense—have become more cost-effective and easier to use. As one of the most versatile and demanding manufacturing trades, the metalworking industry is a particularly good candidate for robot-based welding-automation solutions, providing precision and performance.




Upcoming Issues
April: Mechanical Presses, Stamping High-Strength Steels, Laser Cutting, Press Brakes/Folding, Arc Welding, Software for Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, PMA Auto Parts Suppliers Conference and Industry Report

May: Pressroom Automation, Sensors, Waterjet Cutting, Automated Storage, Loading and Unloading, Resistance Welding, Safety, Preview: Internet of Things for Manufacturers Conference
Industry-Related Terms: Alloys, Die, Forming, LASER, NC, Stainless Steel, Surface, Transfer
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