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Gas springs suitable for die storage

February 5, 2015

DADCO’s new 90.10 DS series gas springs are designed with a reduced rate of return, making them suitable for die storage. These models are a direct replacement for traditional die storage components and do not need to be removed from the die before installation into the press. The three...

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Hydraulic roller bars assist die change process

February 3, 2015

Hilma offers hydraulic roller bars in pairs or sets to lift the die and provide a roller surface to roll the die in and out during the die change process. For use in standard 1.0625-in. or ASA T-slots, the bars’ hydraulically operated supporting rollers allow simplified movement in line with the...

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Stretch-forming machines designed for aerospace industry

December 3, 2014

Beckwood Press Co. has expanded its product line with the addition of stretch-forming machines. Engineered for extrusion and sheet stretch forming, the machines can be configured to the user’s needs — for instance, heat can be integrated to facilitate forming of high-strength materials. The...

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Transition notch press handles blank widths to 44 in.

December 2, 2014

Marion Die & Fixture, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has introduced a transition notch press designed for a 44-in. maximum blank width. The press and die produce a lead/trail industry-standard notch pattern. Dedicated die sets for specific profiles are available. A hydraulic power...

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Automatic blanking press has two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points

November 5, 2014

Schuler Beutler has developed the MSC-2000 automatic blanking press with ServoDirect technology. It features two electrically coupled, freely programmable pressure points without gear transmission. The machine’s rigidity has been significantly increased by linking the pressure points in the press...

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Hydraulic ring expanders can be customized

November 4, 2014

Beckwood Press Co. has introduced a line of hydraulic ring expanders. The systems, which are used to form strong, symmetrical, ring-shaped parts, are employed in the aerospace industry for turbine engine manufacture. According to the company, the ring expansion process helps minimize material...

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Pneumatic press provides high punch velocity through steel

September 25, 2014

Airam Press Co. Ltd. has engineered its B-series pneumatic press line with a stroke velocity of 6.56 to 9.84 FPS and a flying die able to move in and out of the material in less than 0.10 sec. The press design provides a high punch velocity through steel. If the material moving through the...

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Electric press delivers servo-like performance in automated workcells

September 23, 2014

Schmidt Technology has introduced the ElectricPress 43, designed for integration into automated workcells. The all-electric, modular press works with the user’s control system and safety devices. The press is driven by a DC servomotor coupled to a rack-and-pinion drive. A standard PLC and...

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Servo feed control features three operation modes

September 18, 2014

Dallas Industries offers the DRF-308 servo feed equipped with control technology that features three modes of operation. The control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly increase in press speed. It also features ProfileSelect™ technology, which...

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Press feed system reaches 656 FPM feed velocity

September 16, 2014

Arku Coil Systems has introduced the Hi-Speed ServoMaster® press feed system. The roll-feed system provides fast, smooth acceleration; high accuracy; and simplified synchronization with presses and other inline equipment, the manufacturer states. The press feed system handles strip cross...

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Biobased metal forming lubricant can be welded through

September 16, 2014

Metalloid Corp. offers Addvance 5430, a multifunctional metal forming lubricant for soft metals. The oil-free lubricant is manufactured with natural ingredients that are both biodegradable and biorenewable. The lubricant can be used as received or diluted with water to form metal parts....

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Universal compact cams covers light- to heavy-duty applications

September 10, 2014

DaytonLamina will unveil its LamCam™ line of universal compact cams at FABTECH. The company offers 13 series of aerial and die mount universal cams for applications from low volume/light duty to high volume/heavy duty. Cam widths are available from 1.97 to 23.62 in., each with a common footprint...

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Synthetic lubricant designed for use on galvanized steel

September 2, 2014

IRMCO has developed the first oil-free lubricant for use on automotive electrogalvanized and galvannealed metals. The synthetic stamping lubricant is designed for use on zinc-coated sheet metal. During development, the company performed a twist compression test, which measures the coefficient of...

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Drive system for hydraulic presses reduces energy consumption

August 25, 2014

Schuler has developed a drive system for hydraulic presses that can reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent compared to conventional lines. According to the company, the technology, called Efficient Hydraulic Forming (EHF), offers energy savings and optimizations in all operating phases...

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Coil-fed laser blanking helps reduce setup time

August 7, 2014

Schuler Inc. has introduced laser blanking lines featuring DynamicFlow Technology. The machines combine coil-fed conventional press blanking with laser cutting. For operations that process a variety of blanks, the technology offers flexibility that helps minimize setup time and maximize material...

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