Selected articles from November/December 2001 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
A review of the basic components of a coil handling system which covers servo drive roll feeds, cradles and reels, straighteners and combination units.
The author relates his experience as preventive maintenance (PM) coordinator at a Big 3 automaker. The purpose of preventative maintenance is to gain control of the processes. This begins with data collection on die sets, die failure and material handling damage that will identify weak areas in the stamping process. The author's team began with one set of dies and eventually its PM program was so successful that it was implemented throughout the entire plant.
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