Through the use of downstream material handling robots and a forming press
, Dieffenbacher says that as many as one-million composite components can be produced each year.
When the Wheelon process was first employed, the forming press
fluid cells and forming pads were made of polychloroprene rubber.
A forming press
can be disassembled, moved, reassembled, and back in production within a couple of weeks, Schut says.
Exhibition of the newest technologies and machines by local companies is one of the show's biggest attractions, which will include fully automatic electric plastic injection molding machines, energy-saving plastic injection molding machines incorporated with variable pumps and servo motors, micrometer injection machines, automatic in-mold labeling systems, smart production management systems, vacuum and hot forming press
machines, automatic plastic cycling and pelletizing machines, swing-arm robots, and precision molds.
The hot forging is placed in the final forming press
and the press cycle begins followed by removal on completion.
The new system is mounted on a stationary stand positioned directly adjacent to the forming press
. When a sand core is completed, an existing material handling robot removes the core from the forming press
and passes it directly in front of the SICK IVC-3D vision system.
If the dimensions of the work piece are too large, or in case the construction of the tool is not properly done, the pressure necessary for bending might be in exceed and the forming press
might not be able to do it (Hancu & Achimas, 2005).
This has included a reduced furnace pull and shutdowns of panel forming press
machines and panel finishing lines.
The new cells (one for the left side and one for the right side bracket) include the secondary forming press
, an intracell material handling robot, two 7-axis servo robots equipped with resistance welding guns, a six station, 89.20" diameter indexing table, a fourth robot that unloads and packs the assemblies into their dedicated shipping containers, plus a feed and positioning mechanism for the tap plates.
The Gralex Hydraulic Forming Press
utilises an optimal combination of heat, hydraulic pressure and dwell time to convert die-cut corrugated or solid paperboard blanks into packaging products in a vast array of three-dimensional shapes and sizes.
The new cells--one for the left bracket and one for the right--include a secondary forming press
; an intracell materials-handling robot; two seven-axis servo robots equipped with resistance welding guns; a six-station, 89.2-inch-diameter table; a fourth robot that unloads and packs the assemblies into their shipping containers, and a feed and positioning table for the tap plates.
This centering station serves as a gravity load table that accepts blanks from a washer and positions them for automatic loading into a forming press
. The table's adjustments can be manual, powered, or programmable.