Stamping scrap—unsightly, expensive and often time-consuming to remove —can limit productivity in stamping plants. Solutions often lie in carefully engineered material-handling systems designed to quickly move scrap to a central location and ultimately reduce the number of vehicles and employees needed to move smaller loads of scrap. That’s the case at the manufacturing plants of Morrison Products, a producer of air-handling components such as fans, blower wheels, impellers and propellers.
LSP MiniCoater is a unique way to roller-apply lubricant to metal coil
stock. You can precisely control application with the LSP Controller or
any existing PLC. Job changes are easy with ability to change or
replace rollers in less than a minute, and multiple roller materials are
available for accurate coverage in any situation. You can coat the
entire stock or partial zone and apply light or heavy viscosity
transfer-system evolution includes Industry 4.0 for preventive
maintenance, seamless integration including full line control, and
automatic racking and bin picking, with all of these technologies making
their way into pressrooms.
"With dedicated remanufacturing facilities and trained personnel on three continents, Nidec Press & Automation can provide new life for used machinery. Whether it’s a major component or an entire press, NP&A can update you machinery to meet current needs at a fraction of the price and delivery time of a new press. Upgrade options include: change shutheight; increase speed; reduce stopping time; new controls; change stroke; increase energy; and much more."
For the first time in two years, take the opportunity to walk the floors at FABTECH, meeting suppliers, colleagues and industry experts, and partaking of a robust educational program. FABTECH 2021 is live, September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, and will be Chicago’s largest indoor, in-person tradeshow/convention since reopening post-COVID.
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.
strategies continue to push the growth of advanced materials. COE
straighteners are designed to effectively address both coil set and
crossbow issues. achieving the flatness required to process high
strength, high yield materials, all backed by FEA and software utilities
that prove out the performance capabilities.
After being held virtually in 2020, PMA’s Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference returns to Detroit on October 20-21, 2021, providing two days of educational sessions, networking and group discussions on the latest advancements, and an outlook for the automotive industry.
Experience the live demonstration of SIMPAC’s new extended reality (XR) tool at FABTECH 2021! SIMPAC’s press conference will be held on Thursday, September 16th, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at Hall D, Booth #D46323. Insights pertaining to EV stamping solutions will also be made available during the conference. To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Greenerd, we’re always up to your pressing challenges, especially the bigger, complicated ones. Our design, engineering, manufacturing, automation and integration expertise has produced huge successes in all major industry segments. And we’re ready to bring you our 140 years of experience today.
Technologies in metal stamping continue to advance and mature —as they have always done—but today this occurs more rapidly than in the past, and these technologies are profoundly more complex, resulting in an ever-widening knowledge gap. If you plan to attend FABTECH (September 13-16 in Chicago, IL), the technical conferences offer solutions for narrowing the knowledge gap. Readers of this column should find the following stamping-track topics particularly helpful.
Punch Press Programming of Complex Parts Today’s sheet metal fabrication software systems pack powerful automated processing capabilities, including punch-sequencing macros and automatic tool selection. As a result, many shops lean heavily on the software, relying on built-in capabilities to provide optimum production solutions. But, when it comes to punching, especially the punching of complex sheet metal parts, to truly optimize programming requires more than just a touch of a button.
& Die Racks reduce downtime and damage to costly manufacturing
equipment by providing vertical storage capacity with high-strength
shelves engineered to handle loads exceeding 80,000 lbs. Optimize your
operations by maximizing floor space, enhancing safety and increasing
through-put with Dexco racks.