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Technology Focus: Stamping Presses
MetalForming brings you the August installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Stamping Presses.



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Pneumatic Conveyors Serving Two High-Production Presses
Stamping scrap—unsightly, expensive and often time-consuming to remove —can limit productivity in stamping plants. Solutions often lie in carefully engineered material-handling systems designed to quickly move scrap to a central location and ultimately reduce the number of vehicles and employees needed to move smaller loads of scrap. That’s the case at the manufacturing plants of Morrison Products, a producer of air-handling components such as fans, blower wheels, impellers and propellers.



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Precise Lubricant Application with Rugged Design and Great Flexibility
The LSP MiniCoater is a unique way to roller-apply lubricant to metal coil stock. You can precisely control application with the LSP Controller or any existing PLC.  Job changes are easy with ability to change or replace rollers in less than a minute, and multiple roller materials are available for accurate coverage in any situation.  You can coat the entire stock or partial zone and apply light or heavy viscosity lubricants.
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What's New in Press-Line Part Transfer?
 
 
The transfer-system evolution includes Industry 4.0 for preventive maintenance, seamless integration including full line control, and automatic racking and bin picking, with all of these technologies making their way into pressrooms.


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New Life for an Old Press
"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, NP&A 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."





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FABTECH in Chicago Next Month
For the first time in two years, take the opportunity to walk the floors at FABTECH, meeting suppliers, colleagues and industry experts, and partaking of a robust educational program. FABTECH 2021 is live, September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, and will be Chicago’s largest indoor, in-person tradeshow/convention since reopening post-COVID.



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Get Smart with Stock Lubrication!
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.





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Servo vs. Mechanical Presses: Press Maintenance
Bob Southwell, vice president of domestic sales for Aida-America Corp., answers five questions comparing maintenance needs and tasks for servo-driven and mechanical stamping presses.



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Proven AHSS-Capable Straighteners
Lightweighting strategies continue to push the growth of advanced materials. COE straighteners are designed to effectively address both coil set and crossbow issues. achieving the flatness required to process high strength, high yield materials, all backed by FEA and software utilities that prove out the performance capabilities.
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Annual Automotive Suppliers Conference Returns to Detroit in October
After being held virtually in 2020, PMA’s Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference returns to Detroit on October 20-21, 2021, providing two days of educational sessions, networking and group discussions on the latest advancements, and an outlook for the automotive industry.


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SIMPAC America Hosts Live Press Conference at FABTECH 2021
Experience the live demonstration of SIMPAC’s new extended reality (XR) tool at FABTECH 2021! SIMPAC’s press conference will be held on Thursday, September 16th, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at Hall D, Booth #D46323. Insights pertaining to EV stamping solutions will also be made available during the conference. To RSVP, please contact jaime@simpac.com.




Hot Off the Press
Destaco to Host Automotive Manufacturing Digital Event
Purchase Tool-Steel Off-Cuts Online
Bosch Rexroth Conducting Connected-Hydraulics Roadshow
Precision Fabricating Event Coming to Atlanta


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Larger, Complex Hydraulic Presses?
At Greenerd, we’re always up to your pressing challenges, especially the bigger, complicated ones. Our design, engineering, manufacturing, automation and integration expertise has produced huge successes in all major industry segments. And we’re ready to bring you our 140 years of experience today.
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August 2021
From the August Issue of MetalForming
Technology Advances in Metal Stamping
Technologies in metal stamping continue to advance and mature —as they have always done—but today this occurs more rapidly than in the past, and these technologies are profoundly more complex, resulting in an ever-widening knowledge gap. If you plan to attend FABTECH (September 13-16 in Chicago, IL), the technical conferences offer solutions for narrowing the knowledge gap. Readers of this column should find the following stamping-track topics particularly helpful.

Punch Press Programming of Complex Parts
Today’s sheet metal fabrication software systems pack powerful automated processing capabilities, including punch-sequencing macros and automatic tool selection. As a result, many shops lean heavily on the software, relying on built-in capabilities to provide optimum production solutions. But, when it comes to punching, especially the punching of complex sheet metal parts, to truly optimize programming requires more than just a touch of a button.





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Dexco Racks Create Vertical Storage Capacity for Metal Stampers, Formers and Fabricators
Dexco Tool & 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.




New Products
Cobot-Tended Servo Press
Custom Transfer and Prog.-Die Presses
Seyi Debuts New Control Platform and Industry 4.0 Package
Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses for Forming and Assembly

Upcoming Issues
September
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Press Controls/Sensing
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • E-Newsletter Focus: Pressroom Automation
October
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Hot Stamping
  • Laser Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Enewsletter Focus: Software


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Industry-Related Terms: Case, Coat, Die, Forming, LASER, Scrap, Stroke, Transfer, Viscosity
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