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Doing its level best

September 12, 2006

A precision roller leveler, installed between the coil payoff reel and the press equipment, allows an operator to stretch the edges when necessary to compensate for loose centers or stretch the center to compensate for loose edges before the blanking operation.

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in Mnchengladbach, Germany. The internationally experienced engineering graduate brings expertise in...

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Draw forming, Part III

August 8, 2006 | By Edmund Herman

The connections between product conditions and product input variables for draw forming must be made through the intermediary transformation characteristics: plastic strains and displacements. So all product requirements must be redefined as the changes (or transformations) required of those two characteristics.

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates like standard cylinders, but with a frame design that allows infinite positioning of the part; the...

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Feed system achieves nested pattern in small footprint

August 8, 2006

The WigWag™ feed from Dynamic Feeds Inc. achieves a zigzag (nested) pattern in a small footprint by pivoting motion.The system is controlled by a single software package and uses CAN bus communication protocol and a B&R Power Panel 251 as a visualization device with integrated control...

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Straight-side press available in up to 660-ton capacity

August 8, 2006

Stamtec Mechanical Presses has introduced the S2-ProgMax straight-side presses in 330-, 440-, and 660-ton capacities.The press features a variable-frequency drive, wide-spaced pitmans, and low overall height. Large windows help meet the demands of progressive-die...

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Hydraulic, mechanical presses designed for automotive parts

August 8, 2006

ISGEC manufactures mechanical and hydraulic presses for automotive parts.The presses' dedicated man-machine interface software are customized systems to enable interfaces in various European languages. The units comply with EN692, enabling CE marking.The presses can be provided with a link-drive...

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MegaFab names sales manager for Latin America

August 8, 2006

MegaFab, Hutchinson, Kan., has appointed Hugh D. Barron as sales manager for Latin America.Barron is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is working to establish additional representation in areas needed within Latin America, enhance sales efforts, and support the sales and service channels for...

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Kramski names rep firm

August 8, 2006

Kramski North America Inc., Largo, Fla., has signed a contract with The Campbell Company, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a manufacturer's representative agency.The firm will represent Kramski's manufacturing facilities to automotive OEM and Tier 1 companies in and around Detroit.Kramski North America is...

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Hayes adds to sales team

August 8, 2006

Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has added Sean Wiebe to its U.S. sales team. Wiebe is based at the company's facility in Moundridge, Kan., and assists customers with equipment selection and system design.Hayes Intl. produces coil handling, roll...

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Die Science: Unique forming short cuts

August 8, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

Die designers often are faced with how to make a part feature that is unique and possibly difficut to form. Short cuts are discussed for twisting a part, creating a return flange, and making a 90-degree bend.

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Meeting global challenges through employee rewards

August 8, 2006 | By A.A. Imberman

Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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Die basics 101 starts with eight basic components

August 8, 2006 | By Art Hedrick

A stamping die is a special, one-of-a-kind precision tool that cuts and forms sheet metal into a desired shape or profile. Most dies are constructed of several basic components, including die plates, shoes, die sets, guide pins, bushings, heel blocks, heel plates, screws, dowels, and keys. Dies also need stripper, pressure, and drawing pads, as well as the devices used to secure them—spools, shoulder bolts, keepers, and retainers; and gas, coil, or urethane springs.

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Feed to registration

August 8, 2006

For applications such as clutch disks, oil seals, oil filters, and other round stampings, feed to registration with scroll-slit material can reduce scrap rates and, in some cases eliminate the need to retool the job.

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Getting hydraulic press problems under control

August 8, 2006

Arco Industries Inc. bought a 15-year-old, 500-ton Tranemo hydraulic punching press with an antiquated control system. For about one-quarter the cost of a new press, Arco was able to rejuvenate an obsolete press by providing it with contemporary levels of control and productivity.

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