Metal forming

Machine tools

Metal forming
Condition-based monitoring of drives
Hydraulics in press lines
Pneumatics
Cooling of machine parts
Scrap disposal in presses
Lubrication
Workpiece loading
Part seat monitoring
Workpiece transport
Tool changing system
Energy efficiency
Signal transmission

Metal forming

The forming of semi-finished products into finished products by means of pressing often is the most economic production method in high-volume production.
The example shows a press line for the production of body components for high-volume production in the automotive industry.
At several points in the process, oils and greases are used to lubricate the sheet metal for stamping and pressing operations. Cracks in the sheet metal result if the elastic limit of the material concerned is exceeded. This is avoided using multi-stage forming. Individual presses are linked together. This chain of presses is known as the press line.
Important components of a press shop are the hydraulics, as well as the lubrication and compressed air supply to the presses and grippers. The waste generated by the pressing and punching operation is processed in a scrap press for recycling in electric melting furnaces.
Press shops must work reliably, with very high availability of the plant components.
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