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.
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The stroke rate of progressive and transfer presses can be significantly increased by the optimal adjustment of the process parameters. The success of such a process optimization is usually expressed by the increase in stroke rate.
But how much additional output must be achieved so that the costs of this effort can be economically justified?
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We also encounter these challenges in our everyday lives, even beyond the above-mentioned trendy and visionary directions.
State-of-the-art and high-performance stamping equipment in the press shop and yet the desired production volume is far from being achieved? ... or do you think a specific sheet metal component / tool should in principle achieve a higher output rate, even though it is much slower in real terms?
With the following easy-to-use tips, you can identify potential optimization potential for more stroke rate and ask your setup staff the right questions.
Identify the stroke rate potential of a tool design at a glance. Making the right decisions and actions when reviewing a tool design does not always take a lot of time.
Your significant benefit out of that is, you can set the course right in the early and initial stages of tool design!