Presses equipped with rolling bolsters usually have two bolsters which are moved in and out of the press by means of tracks. While one bolster is in the press running one die, the second bolster is available for setup outside the press, effectively reducing the time lost due to setup to minutes (less than an hour) rather than hours.
Automating Success: Weisgram Metal Fab and the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser
Weisgram Metal Fab replaces multiple stand alone lasers with the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser. Weisgrams’ River system includes 8 lasers with 322 shelves that can hold two million pounds of raw material. It is the second largest Mitsubishi automation system in North America.
Keeping an eye on Mexico - by Dan Davis No matter what happens with Congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority, Mexico is moving forward with its plan to be the manufacturing hub to not only the U.S., but the world.
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