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Servo Technology
 Revenue Gains with Every Stroke
Nowadays, stampers in the market for a new press will find it difficult to justify NOT purchasing a servo-driven model. The process for justifying the relatively small premium for servo presses will play out at our upcoming servo-technology conference, October 5-6 in Nashville. Also on tap: how integration of related pressroom equipment enhances overall press efficiency.
The marriage of servo-based transfer sys- tems to servo presses became stronger when press builders introduced transfer interfaces that allow a transfer system (from any supplier) to obtain a continuous signal from the press. In this way, the transfer-system motion control can pre- cisely follow the motion of the press, completely synchronized. Linear Transfer’s Stirrett will address this technology, and more, at the upcoming Servo Technology Experience, October 5-6 in Nashville, TN.
this unfortunate situation?”
The answer for many is investing
in servo-driven presses, which provide for the most flexible press systems available, now and into the future. “Servo allows stampers to adapt, with- out limitations, to uncertainties in the market,” continues Lewalski. He notes that in many cases today, without servo technology inhouse stampers simply can’t get to the required target price specified for a project.
“What do you tell one of your best customers in such a case, when you can’t even bid on a job because your press systems are unfit? They’ll source it somewhere else,” Lewalski says. “What dynamic does that create?”
Simply, Lewalski says that stampers cannot afford to not invest in servo- press technology. He’ll hammer that
Metalformers know all-too-well that parts are becoming more difficult to form. Complexity, and new materials—steels, aluminum alloys and others—challenge processes, procedures and equipment like never before. Presses, dies, coil feeds and other machinery can take a beating if not properly specified.
“With all of the uncertainty of the direction of part complexity, material developments, etc.,” says Barry Lewal- ski, sales and product manager at Schuler, “stampers may soon face sit- uations where they may not have the right press and have to take a pass on new opportunities. When planning for the future, what are they doing to avoid
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