Robotic Destacking and Press Tending a Huge Time and Labor Saver

March 23, 2022

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Technology Focus: Robotics/Automation
MetalForming brings you the March installment of our monthly Technology Focus newsletter, this month highlighting Robotics/Automation.


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Robotic Destacking and Press Tending a Huge Time and Labor Saver
…for Sukup Manufacturing, an Iowa-based agricultural supplier that adds automation to free shop-floor personnel for other duties.



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Switch to better End-Of-Arm Tooling
Transporter® Switch Series (TPS) Magnets are ideal for use where vacuum cups and grippers are used for lifting and moving steel sheets, blanks, parts, and assemblies in automated press-to-press transfer or robotic "pick and place" applications. They are perfect for clean room environments. NO dirty air exhausted to the atmosphere.




Best January Ever for Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders totaled $436.6 million in January 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology, decreasing nearly 27 percent from December 2021 but representing the best January total on record. The total represents a 33-percent gain year over year.

LAST CHANCE: Stamping and Lubrication Technology Conference, March 29-30 in Cincinnati, OH
Set for March 29-30 in Cincinnati, OH, PMA and MetalForming magazine’s popular stamping and lubrication conference dives deep into what metal formers need to know to productively stamp quality parts.


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Optimized and Then Some—Part-Transfer Success at BAE Industries
Melodious motion, combined with the advantages of front-and-back systems and the adaptability of universal tooling, allows for optimal transfer system performance.



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Automotive-Focused Great Designs in Steel Set for May in Detroit
Great Designs in Steel is set to return to a live format, May 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. From the American Iron and Steel Institute, GDIS celebrates its 20th year in 2022 as the signature North American event where automotive engineering, design, technology and academic leaders provide insight on the latest trends and material applications on new cars and trucks.



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2022 AMUG Conference – Join Us
The AMUG Conference brings a unique experience to additive manufacturing where attendees are eager to share insights. Designed to facilitate information exchange between AM users, the conference brings together individuals of all experience levels. Register now and save $400. Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 2022.





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New Controls + Sensors = Pressroom Profitability
For stampers dealing with the effects of the skilled-labor shortage, including brain drain and lost shop-floor productivity, advances in press controls and the expanded use of sensors promise to multiply the capabilities of staff already on the floor. In addition, the advances described here promise to extend the careers of older team members and help attract new hires.


FABTECH Mexico in Monterrey May 3-5
Make plans for FABTECH Mexico, in Monterrey, May 3-5. The event delivers more than 500 exhibitors presenting the latest in technology and solutions to more than 8000 attendees from Mexico and Latin America.

Hot Off the Press
Special Springs Debuts 2022 Nitrogen Catalog
John Lynch Joins Saf-T-Gard as Senior Director of Business Development
Aida Servo-Press Duo Helps to Reduce Scrap, Increase Die Life at Small Parts, Inc.
Okay Industries Promotes Mario Chaves, Jr. to Engineering Manager
Automation Alley Preparing to Host its Integr8 2022 Industry 4.0 Conference


March 2022
From the March Issue of MetalForming
Building Momentum, Strengthening the Metal Forming Community
PMA’s 2022 Board of Directors chair Doug Johnson seeks to generate momentum for the association and the industry, to enlarge the community and provide strength in numbers. A larger metal forming community pays off in many ways, including fortifying our lobbying influence in Washington, D.C., and helping PMA expand its menu of networking opportunities.

Effective Teamwork Via ERP
Design-to-manufacturing facilitates collaboration across metal forming and fabricating organizations and supply chains to improve resiliency, performance and efficiency.




New Products
Multidirectional Forklift Ideal for Tight Spaces
New-Generation Advanced Waterjet Cutting Machine

Upcoming Issues
April
  • Mechanical Presses
  • Stamping Tooling
  • Preview: FABTECH Mexico
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Arc Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Industry 4.0/IoT
May
  • Hydraulic Presses
  • Manufacturing Software
  • Preview: 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour (June 7-8, Hartford, CT)
  • Bending/Folding
  • Material Handling
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Software
June/July
  • PMA 80th Anniversary
  • Workforce Development
  • Preview: Mexico Metal Forming Technology Conference
  • Laser Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Technology and Enewsletter Focus: Presses


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