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A custom 450-ton machine aligns nicely with Empire Levels existing die-transfer system and squares away its forming challenges.
A Cleveland, OH, precision metalformer solves a unique in-die insertion challenge by working with its vendor to custom-design a sensor-laden die and special pin-feed system to avoid time-consuming and costly secondary operations.
New solutions to quicken equipment-maintenance response times and improve machine diagnostics promise to improve service efficiency and support lean manufacturing. An example with laser-cutting operations: integrated sensors within the slat cleaner to notify users when maintenance is required.
Responding to the needs of its automotive-OEM customer, progressive-die stamper and slideforming specialist Clips & Clamps Industries showcases its engineering excellence by adopting transfer technology to draw small parts that probably belong on an eyelet press.
We're seven years into the recovery of the U.S. automotive industrythat's good. Demographics are changing, trade deals are uncertain and world economies are fair at bestthats not so good.
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