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.
Finally there is a ray of hope - after day in, day out for months only one topic dominated our thinking. The pandemic not only dominates our private lives, we have also been fooled by the prevailing uncertainty in our business environment. At the latest now, with yesterday's news and the prospect of a vaccine, it is time to look ahead, define goals and prepare the stamping plants & forming machines for the post-COVID era.
We are receiving dramatic pictures and messages these days.
But isolated glimmers of hope - as is currently the case at the petrol pumps - delight the consumer. And I am sure that just as the sun rises again after every night, we will overcome this crisis together.
Would you like to know how you can save on training in sheet metal forming?
Webinars for press setters provide basic knowledge for the optimal parameters of servo presses and/or for 3D / 3axis transfers.
Social distancing? Low order volumes? What about the health of the loved ones? …?
A resource that is very rare in normal times - time - has been made available in the production environment.
Webinars offer an ideal opportunity to increase the knowledge of your employees while respecting the present ban on human contact. Use the time that has become free during these days without further interruptions in production, without affecting shift schedules to increase future productivity.
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?
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!
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