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Blanking developments

September 11, 2007

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Editor's Note: This is Part IIIof a three-part series on blanking developments. Part I, which appeared in the July issue, focused on fineblanking and tool design. Part II, which ran in the August issue, covered fineblanking part and process design guidelines.This column was prepared by Serhat Kaya,...

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Blanking developments - Part III

September 11, 2007

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During high-speed blanking, press stroking rate and punch speeds, are higher than in conventional blanking. As a result, the shear zone has a higher strain rate, which affects a workpiece's sheared surface temperature and the tool surface.

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Ridin' the storm out Part II

September 11, 2007

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Automotive Tier II supplier of ride control parts Tennessee Stampings makes extensive use of sensors to mistake-proof its stamping, and clear the way for its 23 percent annual growth. Before the dies ever hit the presses, they are properly sensored so you don't incur downtime associated with troubleshooting the sensor in the press.

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Employee loyalty—An elusive goal?

September 11, 2007

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Today's employees likely will work for several companies throughout their careers. This does not mean that retention efforts on your part are ineffective or a waste of resources. The right strategies can help you achieve the most from your valuable employees and possibly extend the time they work for you.

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Springback

Clearing the springback hurdle

September 11, 2007

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Springback is a fact of life for stampers, but knowing what causes it and how to deal with it— through stabilization, compensation, and verification—can help them overcome the problem.

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Got burrs?

September 11, 2007

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Using a machine to remove burrs from and put a surface finish on sheet metal and plate, also known as deburring and graining, is more complicated than it seems. The factors that go into selecting and setting up a deburring and graining machine are almost as numerous as the factors that cause burrs in the first place. Some of the important factors you have to consider are machine type (wet or dry), setup (the arrangement of sanding belts and deburring brushes), sanding drum hardness and diameter, brush type, and feed rate.

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CNC tube bending machine uses computer controls for complex bending

September 11, 2007

A CNC tube bending machine from Nissin, offered by North American distributor KGK International Corp., uses computer controls to produce complex bending angles and radii. The computer controls are...

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All-mechanical part transfer system suitable for press or die mounting

September 11, 2007

The series 500 all-mechanical part transfer system from HMS Products Co. is suitable for press or die mounting. The system includes safety clutches to protect the drive train and tooling in X, Y, and...

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Servo-press workstations can be customized

September 11, 2007

Promess Inc. has introduced a line of customizable servo-press workstations, based on the company's electromechanical assembly press (EMAP), intelligent control, and sensor technologies integrated...

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Coil manipulator facilitates transfer to cart

September 11, 2007

Green Valley Mfg. Inc. has introduced the Titan 2327, a 12,000-lb.-capacity coil manipulator that allows the operator to safely transfer palletized steel coils to a coil cart. The load deck rotates 90...

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Hand-held air plasma cutting system designed for heavy fabrication

September 11, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Spectrum® 1251 air cutting and gouging system, designed for hand-held and automated cutting in heavy fabrication, manufacturing, demolition, and...

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Control upgrade kit for cutting systems offered

September 11, 2007

ProMotion® Controls Inc. has introduced an HS-862 upgrade kit for its older shape-cutting controls. The kit, designed to provide optimal Windows® operation, increases controller clock speed of...

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Energy-saving dust collector control panel introduced

September 11, 2007

Micro Air® Clean Air Systems has introduced an energy-saving control panel for its line of dust collectors.The Intelli-Touch® control panel reduces energy consumption with a built-in,...

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Data sheet details hydraulic press maintenance programs

September 11, 2007

A two-page data sheet from Schuler Inc. details the company's comprehensive maintenance programs for optimizing oil, power unit, and system component performance of hydraulic presses and systems.The...

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Console control displays welder's location in weld process

September 11, 2007

Thermatool Corp.'s HAZ Control Technology™ displays the combined effects of weld power, frequency, V length, impeder function, and wall thickness on the operator console. Designed to provide...

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