Today, we all know that servo presses are the best in terms of stroke rate and output. But what can be done when the production time is plenty to cover the demand of parts and at the same time the cost of materials and energy make any previous calculation obsolete?
A slide curve adapted to current requirements significantly reduces variable costs. Instead of aiming for a high stroke rate, it is currently worthwhile to optimize the re-set-up in terms of reduced energy costs and fewer rejects.
AI and machine learning are considered to be ultimate weapons in the handling of large and small challenges. Algorithms process incredible amounts of data and, despite monotonous and repetitive routines, neither feel bored nor lose concentration. Away from the discussion about the possibilities and limits of this, however, humans gain two things. A different way of looking at problems, as well as time for creative solutions. This is the breeding ground for innovation and competitive advantage.
The use of kinematic simulation in the metal forming creates a better understanding of the processes in and on press through visualization. The great advantage is that the entire process can be tested offline and in advance of the existence of real machine or die.
To increase productivity on hot forming equipment, it is not enough to optimize the part transportation within the die clamping area. The entire part transfer process including the heating and feeding process must be simulated.
One of the principles that drives me is "Simplicity is the soul of efficiency".
This sums up what kinematic virtual simulation of press and die movements is for. This 3D CAD data-based methodology is the key to accelerate die design times and minimize machine downtime. But best of all, the combined view of die design in the context of machine movements makes the potential output rate predictable and thus the design optimizable.
Whether you want to prepare yourself for the challenges that industry 4.0 / IoT or e.g. as a reaction to electromobility brings, there are many reasons why you want to recruit experts for your company. Providing know-how and expertise in new business fields or niche areas is always a challenge.
We also encounter these challenges in our everyday lives, even beyond the above-mentioned trendy and visionary directions.
Blechexpo and Fabtech trades are just around the corner, and for me this is heralding the final phase of the working year. This is the time to regularly spend time planning and designing the new year. Residual budgets can be of great help in implementing corporate goals and promoting your own employees. To think about the new year in time offers a personal advantage in the new year and increases the anticipation of a merry Christmas.
Increased productivity and efficiency in the press shop are largely dependent on the knowledge & experience of the setter personnel.
The experience of setting up perfect conditions on your forming equipement can be ordered as a service enabling you for:
- higher stroke rates
- optimum tool durability
- higher profit