Kevin Enos

Contributing Writer



Shop Management | Articles

Interrelated coil processing reduces cost, enhances control

November 11, 2015 | By Kevin Enos

More stampers are using multiple coil processing methods, including feeding, multiblanking/slitting, recoiling, and blanking, on the same line to achieve flexible fabrication. Benefits of doing so include better control and savings.

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Stamping | Articles

Analyzing coil handling equipment purchases

April 11, 2005 | By Kevin Enos

Refurbishing can be a cost-effective way to breathe new life into an old piece of equipment. This cam feed was originally built in 1974.Recent economic growth finally has spilled over to the manufacturing sector, so this might be a good time to upgrade your stamping process. While orders may be...

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Stamping | Articles

Keep on stamping

September 14, 2004 | By Kevin Enos

To be competitive in a global economy, U.S. stampers must provide defect-free parts, reduce waste, and eliminate downtime while contending with increasing raw material costs and limited availability of some metals. Because stampers have no control over the supply side of the market, they must focus...

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Coil feed line machine

Stamping | Articles

Maintaining a coil feed line for optimum production

March 14, 2002 | By Kevin Enos

Looking for maintenance guidelines for coil feed lines? Find them here, in checklist terms, for coil cars, reels, straighteners, threading tables, and feeds.

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