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  generated by the new process dramatically boost the production capacity for Ti-6Al- 4V parts, increasing throughput by a factor of five over traditional hot-forming process- es, report Quintus officials.
Quintus Technologies:
Hydraulic-Press Line
to Be Showcased
Rugged PC Tablet Ideal for Shop-Floor Use
In showcasing its unique hydraulic- press applications at the upcoming IMTS in Chicago, September 10-15, Greenerd Press & Machine will highlight a new transfer line for an automotive company.
The XSlate B10 rugget tablet from Xplore, a fully featured tablet PC, is built to withstand harsh environments such as metalforming and fabricating shop floors. The IP65-rated tablet, weighing only 2.4 lb., features a unique set of eight sealed ports as well as options that include an HDMI-In port. It offers operation to 20 hr. with a swappable second-battery option, and enables 4G LTE broadband data access. That tablet also integrates easily into a manufacturer’s Windows IT infrastructure, according to company officials, and offers a variety of accessories also built to withstand harsh environments. Xplore:
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             The line (pictured) features three stations for drawing, redrawing and punching. Two 250-ton draw presses join a 150-ton punching press on the line, which will top out at speeds exceeding 2000 in./min.
“We are seeing substantial growth acceleration in the automotive, aerospace, appliance and HVAC equipment markets,” says Jerry Letendre, Greenerd Press & Machine CEO, noting that the company provides solutions for such applications via hydraulic presses in styles ranging from gap-frame and straightside to die- spotting and forging presses, with unlimited size and tonnage capabilities.
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