heavy-duty stamping division of Grant Industries enjoys a 35-percent
reduction in stamping-lubricant use, and a corresponding 30-percent
increase in die-run time between sharpenings, thanks to a continuous
stock-lubricator system installed on its new 700-ton-capacity
servomechanical press line.
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.
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), a technical
society serving the needs of the tribology and lubrication engineering
business sector, has released its 2020 Report on Emerging Issues and
Trends in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering. The 70-page report
summarizes key findings on trends in transportation, energy,
manufacturing and medical/health, while also touching on issues
including the workforce, research funding, material costs and
availability, safety, the environment and basic human needs, and
to the manageable and compact design, hollow-piston cylinders are
especially suitable where space is limited. They are available with
clamping forces ranging from 3-tons to 16-tons, and they offer optimum
adaptation to an unlevel clamping surface with an optional spherical
With a press capacity of 675-3,375 US tons, SIMPAC’s DTL series is an ideal link press series for the cutting, drawing, and forming of parts. Manufactured entirely in-house at SIMPAC’s South Korean headquarters, metal formers are guaranteed quality assurance, high precision, and a long service life! The DTL Series is available as standalone presses in progressive or transfer mode. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To address the concern about how to be productive working with metalworking fluids in production facilities and laboratories—yet remain safe from exposure to COVID-19--the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) presented a webinar on July 29. Topics included industrial hygiene and how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in dealing with metalworking fluids; and the role of disinfectants in deactivating COVID-19.
The decision to replace or upgrade from an outdated ERP system can often be a difficult one, because employees grow comfortable with it. However, it’s probably weighing you down. With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers can no longer afford to continue using outdated ERP systems. Read on to learn why a modern ERP system built for manufacturing business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
Mentor, OH, a manufacturer of custom tooling for the roll forming and
tube and pipe industries, appointed Matt LaVelle procurement manager.
LaVelle comes to Roll-Kraft from Materion Corporation where he was
responsible for purchasing materials for three manufacturing facilities.
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.
The virtual 2020 WiM SUMMIT, being held Sept 28 – Oct 1, will feature 4 days of content, 30+ sessions that will be available live streamed and on-demand, multiple virtual plant tours, and 20+ virtual exhibits.
forces are not distributed evenly across the press slide, the press
slide will tip and move laterally in the direction of the greatest
force. If this movement occurs while punches are engaged with other die
components, excessive wear or die damage may occur. Damage and wear
increases maintenance costs and compromises dimensional consistency of
the stampings being produced. When off-center loads exceed press
capacity, wear and damage to the press also can occur.
Big Press Line—A Big Investment in U.S. Manufacturing A new stamping line at the Eaton electrical-products facility in Cleveland, TN, anchored by an 880-ton eccentric-geared mechanical press, provides an inspirational lift to the firm’s employees and to the region. And, let’s not overlook the production benefits of the new line—improved part accuracy and repeatability key among them.
more than 200 tickets at $100 each will be sold, meaning you have a
chance to win up to $10,000. Tickets are on sale now and will be sold
through November 18. Buy your tickets online. For details, contact Nichol Lopriore, 216/901-8800 ext. 103.