Production Resources Summer 2021 News

PRI Swift Pages HeaderNew Servo Wire Feed by Rapid Air

MEET OUR NEW, MECHANICALLY SUPERIOR WIRE SERVO FEED…
a tough unit that was manufactured with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship and is ready to deliver you the highest, most accurate production times. Choose from our WS250 with two feed rolls that maximize traction and minimize markings, or our WS500 which doubles up by featuring four feed rolls.

The WS250 handles a maximum wire diameter of .250” with a minimum of .020”, while the WS500 modeloffers from a .080” wire diameter up to .500” diameter. Both of these robust models have a minimum feedlength of .001” up to the maximum feed length of 999.999”.

Paired with our ½” round stock cutter on our machine base makes for a complete round stock cut-to-length solution. Rapid Air takes pride in offering you a comprehensive range of reliable air feeds, servos, straighteners,cut-to-length machines and reels.


Press Room Equipment Co. Heavy Duty Coil Handling and Feeding Equipment

Havy-Duty Coil Cradle Straightener combinations handle coil widths to 60” and material thickness to .300”. Standard coil weight capacities are 6,000, 10,000, and 20,000 pounds .Powered/Pull through straighteners, and stock reels also available.

Servo feeds
Stock thickness capacity to .375 in, Stock widths up to 72 in.
Available in 3.25”, 4.50”, or 5.50” roll diameters
Pull-thru straighteners available
Custom rolls for feeding shapes and extrusions
Waddington hight speed high accuracy servo feeds

Air Feeds
Press Room Equipment Double Gripper Air Feeds are designed with the material grippers on a common carriage for accurate and controlled material feeding, proving especially effective with thin and/or flexible materials that require gripping on both sides for fast smooth and accurate feeding.

Fastest, most precise, most compact, and easiest to adjust air feed
Standard feed widths 24 to 48 in.
Standard feed lengths 6 to 48 in.
Pull-Thru Straighteners available
Crank operated stroke length adjustment with digital read-out
Pilot release circuit
Dual Hydraulic shock cushion for accuracy and long life
Both grippers on common feed block for precise control and easy width adjustment


 

Major Tier 1 Automotive installs our new MPI underground scrap system

Conveyor specs:
3 different conveyor section; 175’ long, 185’ long and 83’ long. All 24 inches wide. Located in a pit approximately 6 feet below floor level.
Conveyor system rated for 15,000 pounds of scrap per hour.

What did it replace:
We replaced an aging “steel belt” conveyance system with a shaker system. Customer had over 450 feet of underground steel belts that conveyed scrap out of the
building and into a scrap distribution system. This system was being fed from 13 presses.
They were plagued with consistent weekly downtime due to failing steel belts jams.
Whenever one does break down, the ones feeding it typically keep feeding onto the broken
one until someone notices.
The situation needed a better solution.

Solution/Benefits:
The shaker system eliminates the issue of scrap getting caught in between the steel cleats and depositing the scrap underneath the conveyor and causing a massive build up of scrap in the pit. This also caused long term damage to the conveyor frames. All scrap that landed on the shaker pan was distributed to the large incline conveyor to deposit the scrap into scrap trailers.

see video here


 

We’re ready to help you with all your pressroom equipment needs.

 

We handle:

Straightside mechanical and servo presss 80-1200 tons
servo driven transfer systems
servo feeds, straighteners, reels, and compact coil lines
low profile belted conveyors for part and scrap handling
shaker & slug removal conveyors – in die lubrication systems
light & medium duty air/servo feeds, pallet decoilers, & straighteners
high speed & specialty servo feeds, precision stock straighteners
Press automation & safety controls

Call Steve Connolly 216 559-1464 or email sconnolly@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

Production Resources Winter News

PRI Swift Pages HeaderNew Die Protection Features for Wintriss SmartPAC PRO

SmartPAC PRO AdvancedDie Protection Features
SmartPAC PRO Firmware Versions 7.80 and higher include a sweeping set of additions and
improvements for the SmartPAC PRO DiProPAC. We have streamlined the way we handle
sensor names, expanded the enable mode selection, added new capabilities to the Yellow, Red, and Green sensor types, and added a new customizable Green Sensor type called the Green Flex. (sensor screen shown below)

PDF explaining details of new features

Call or email Chris Jones for more information on how to upgrade to new features:
615-714-1000 or sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com


Coil  handling and feeding equipment available for quick delivery

Coil handling and feeding equipment available for quick delivery

COE Press Equipment ServoMaster roll feeds:
Series 1 – 6” wide servo roll feed
Series 1 – 12” wide servo roll feed
Series 2 – 12” wide servo roll feed
Series 2 – 18” wide servo roll feed
Series 3 – 24” wide servo roll feed

COE Press Equipment Pull-off stock reels:
4,000 pound capacity x 18” width
6,000 pound capacity x 18” width

COE Press Equipment Powered Straightener
2.50” x 12”
2.5” x 18”

Call or email Chris Jones for complete specifications and pricing
615-714-1000 – sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com

 


Linear Transfer Automation provides new life to legacy press lines, upgrading them to current industrial leading performance, flexibility, safety standards and functionality.

Linear Transfer Automation recently retrofitted a new servo transfer system, high-speed blank feeder, new press controls, line guarding, End-of-Line conveyor, all into a single control system using Allen-Bradley control platform, on an existing Aida (1500T, 5500 x 2300 mm) press at the Matcor-Matsu facility in Barrie, Ontario. Linear is also currently installing another system, as above, on another Aida press (1200T, 4600 x 2300 mm) at Matcor-Matsu’s Brampton, Ontario facility in the Toronto area. A third retrofit and upgrade will be installed in the spring of 2021 on an Aida (1320T, 5340 x 2300mm) press at the Matcor-Matsu’s facility Edgerton, Ohio.


We’re ready to help you with all your press automation, conveying, safety, and automation needs. We handle:

SEYI – straightside mechanical and servo presss 80-1200 tons

Linear Transfer Automation – servo driven transfer systems

Coe Press Equipment – servo feeds, straighteners, reels, and compact coil lines

Dorner Conveyors – low profile belted conveyors for part and scrap handling

Pax Products – shaker & slug removal conveyors – in die lubrication systems

Rapid Air – light & medium duty air/servo feeds, pallet decoilers, & straighteners

Waddington – high speed & specialty servo feeds, precision stock straighteners

Wintriss – Press automation & safety controls

Call Chris Jones or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:

In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

Production Resources Fall 2020 News

PRI Swift Pages HeaderWINTRISS Die Protection Clinic

Now available as a Webinar

Until we can do them in-person again, we’re offering our Die Protection Clinic
as an online webinar!

Learn the most effective methods tor sensing:

Non-ejected parts
Short and Long Feed problems
Part transfer
Stripper position
Slug ejection
Cam return
Ejection cylinders position
Double blanks
Material buckling
Pulled slugs

Learn more here:

Shop Floor Connect Version 6 released.

New look & New Features

ShopFloorConnect ® is the Complete Solution for automatic downtime tracking for
All Machines.

Intuitive control easily adapts to any machine
Unlimited users. Collects uptime, downtime, and production counts automatically with no operator involvement
Scalable system; designed for any size factory
Multi-Site capable;connect all your plants into one system
Provides production data in real time, and supports “visualfactory” displays


Get the full product brochure here:

Comparison of Version 6 to Version 5

Typical Shop Floor Connect Screen shown belowFactory ViewerClick for a larger view.


Linear Transfer Automation New Product

Linear has announced that it has forged a strategic alliance with Strothmann Automation of Germany. Strothmann and Linear have entered into an exclusive technology agreement for the North American market for the Compact Crossbar and the high-speed Tandem Press Line Automation products from Strothmann.

The Strothmann Innovative feeder for press lines lowers production costs.
This feeder can do more than simply load and unload presses: The FeederPlus 6neo can also center blanks and deposit workpieces in the correct orientation. This reduces the costs and space requirements of press lines significantly.

The starting point was the FeederPlus 6, which has been used with great success in a total of 11 press lines for 10 years. Through further development into the FeederPlus 6neo the feeder was adapted to the current demands of modern press plants. The feeder is designed for max. 16 strokes/min. A sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art mechanics and highly-developed software allows the feeder to perform functions in the FoL and EoL, which would otherwise require bulky, expensive additional components.


Call us for your press room, automation, safety, and conveying equipment needs

Accra Wire – pallet decoilers

Coe Press Equipment Corp. – coil feeding and handling

Dorner – low profile conveyors

Green Valley – die carts & die racks

Linear Transfer Automation – transfer and destacking

MPI – electric shaker conveyors

Pascal – quick die change

Pax Products – conveyors and lubrication systems

Rapid Air – coil feeding and handling

Seyi Press – servo and conventional power presses

Wintriss Controls – automation and safety controls

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
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Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources Summer 2020 News

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Other models available for quick shipment. Call or email Chris Jones to get a quote on a press to suit your exact needs. 615-714-1000 or sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com


New Wintriss Sensors

Distance Settable Reflective SensorProximity Sensor
Distance-Settable Reflective Sensor – Visible Light, 20 to 80 mm Sensing Distance – For detecting parts near a backgroundProximity Sensor for Non Ferrous Metals – Flat Package, 3 mm Range – Sensor Head Only
$195.00 $180.00

50 Tips for Better Die Protection


Tip #10 listed below as an example

Half feed for high speed

If the feed cycle is long enough, or the press runs fast enough, full feed won’t occur until after the critical angle.

If this happens, your full feed sensor needs to top stop the press to avoid sticking it on bottom.

Die damage can result…. But… Don’t stop there.
Install a sensor to detect the strip half way through the progression (or early enough to E-stop).


Dorner Retractable Tail Conveyor

A retractable conveyor, or retracting tail, is a conveyor frame with the ability to retract or extend, typically on slides or rails. The capability to retract, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility by adding functionality into your conveyor. There are a variety of applications for retractable conveyor tails.

Some of the major uses include:

  • Reject for contaminated or rejected products
  • Depositing products onto another conveyor or tray. This can be done in a precise, exact layout or simply dropping product.
  • Product Routing into multiple lines.
  • Walk-Through applications where you need quick and easy access to the other side of the line or access to equipment. Depending on your application, the retracting function can happen infrequently with low accuracy or it can reoccur every few seconds with precision.

Retractable tail YouTube video

Retractable Tail


Need Pressroom Equipment? Call us

Accra Wire – pallet decoilers

Coe Press Equipment Corp. – coil feeding and handling

Dorner – low profile conveyors

Green Valley – die carts & die racks

Linear Transfer Automation – transfer and destacking

MPI – electric shaker conveyors

Pascal – quick die change

Pax Products – conveyors and lubrication systems

Rapid Air – coil feeding and handling

Seyi Press – servo and conventional power presses

Wintriss Controls – automation and safety controls

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
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Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources May 2020 News

New resource material from Wintriss

Guidelines for Selecting Light Curtains

Content includes:

A Basic Education on Light Curtains
Is Your Press a Good Candidate for Light Curtains?
Safety Governance
Installation Factors
Pass-Through Hazard
Over, Under, Around and Through
Using Mirrors with Light Curtains
Periodic Testing
What to Do if a Light Curtain Stops Functioning

Read the entire article here

Coe Press Equipment


Coe Press Equipment – Coil Feed Line Upgrades

Coe Press Equipment – Performance upgrades

Controls Upgrades

A simple controls upgrade can help you gain productivity in affordable ways. COE offers control packages that can be quickly implemented into existing lines, whether the original equipment is COE or produced by another manufacturer.

ServoMaster® Touch.
Available in six different drive sizes from 2” – 8” in diameter and 6” – 78” wide.

High Power Retrofits (COE HPR).
For any size roll feed, DC motors from 50 – 500 HP
SyncMaster® integrated controls. Allows operators to manage feed and straightener
functions, setups and diagnostic reviews from a single, user-friendly touchscreen.

Mechanical Upgrades
If your existing feeds, straighteners, and reels are functioning, but seem to be a bit challenged by throughput requirements or new materials, there are a number of improvements that COE can provide to boost your productivity.

Straightener Capacity.
Straighteners can be upgraded and/or retrofit to effectively process today’s Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) with COE’s new, high-performance drives and motors, improved reduction packages and straightener packages designed specifically for processing AHSS.

Coil Containment.
Upgrades to the threading drive system and the addition of hold-down arms, lower hold-up arms, and motorized end-wheels can help stampers safely process a wider variety of materials.

Load Direction Changes.
Changing the loading direction of the coil reel or the controls position on the straightener and servo feed can give stampers the flexibility to improve plant layout.

Threading Safety.
Existing coil feed lines can be upgraded with thread tables, peeler tables, debenders, and hands-free peeler/threader hold-downs to improve coil change efficiency and safety.

Motorized Line Functions.
Machine axis such as passline height setting, edge guide adjustments, and straightener roll depth settings can be effectively motorized to enhance setup speed and consistency.

Line Speed.
Upgrades to the machine drive and reducer package can double coil rate speeds—up to 100 FPM.

Coe Servo Master Feed upgrade package shown belowCoe Servo Master Feed


50 Tips for Better Die Protection


Tip # 2 listed below as an example

Improve the Press Stopping Time
The faster the press stops, the more time a die protection system has to detect problems. In addition to regular brake maintenance, the following things can improve the press’s stopping time:

  • Quick dump valves on older clutch/brake units
  • Properly, or better, automatically set counterbalance pressure
  • Valves properly sized to the press

Need Pressroom Equipment? Call us

Accra Wire – pallet decoilers

Coe Press Equipment Corp. – coil feeding and handling

Dorner – low profile conveyors

Green Valley – die carts & die racks

Linear Transfer Automation – transfer and destacking

MPI – electric shaker conveyors

Pascal – quick die change

Pax Products – conveyors and lubrication systems

Rapid Air – coil feeding and handling

Seyi Press – servo and conventional power presses

Wintriss Controls – automation and safety controls

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
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Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources April 2020 News

PRI Swift Pages HeaderDorner FlexMove Conveyors Deliver Flexibility & Productivity

Floor space is a valuable commodity in today’s manufacturing plants and warehousing operations. Conveyors can make or break a facility’s ability to put its space to optimal use.

Four characteristics to look for when seeking the best conveyor for your operation:

Flexible layout – the ability to maneuver in tight conditions around machinery to maximize floor space is important, as is the ability for the conveyor to go vertical.

Increased production and capacity capabilities – the right conveyor system will boost your production capabilities, allowing you to reliably move more product in less time.

Efficiency through automation – the conveyor that best suits your application will use automation to improve production speed, increase accuracy and free employees for other tasks.

Ease of purchase, speed of installation – the best conveyor in the world won’t do you any good if the purchase process requires you to jump through too many hoops or if installation is complicated and time-consuming.

Dorner’s FlexMove conveyors not only accommodate tight corners but also can move product up and down with minimal space required. They’re also capable of twisting 360-degrees to transport products vertically in an extremely small footprint.

FlexMove conveyors also offer important advantages in boosting capacity and production capabilities, especially for small parts: they come with a 5/8” nose bar transfer to safely maneuver parts as small as 3” in diameter at speeds of up to 200 feet per minute.

FlexMove truly is as flexible as its name implies. Aside from tight spaces and complex configurations, these conveyors are used for a wide range of other applications, such as:

Part handling and orientation
Transfers
Assembly automation
Machine conveyance
Elevation changes
Accumulation
Buffering

FlexMove


Advantages of Electric Shaker Conveying Systems

Properly installed and maintained electric shaker systems eliminate the common causes of operating failures while providing years of trouble-free service. In addition, they also deliver significant performance and cost advantages over their pneumatically driven counterparts.

Advantages include the following:

  1. Efficiency. Electric shaker conveyors eliminate disruptions caused by maintenance and repairs frequently required by pneumatic shaker systems or belted conveyors, thus providing immediate and significant boosts in shop-floor efficiency. Also eliminated: wasteful leaks in air tubing, which can run thousands of feet, along with the need for air compressors, thus freeing valuable floor space.
  2. Reliability. Given the harsh operating conditions encountered in metal stamping plants, electric shaker conveyors are designed, engineered and built to be extremely reliable. Some systems, including MPI’s M- series models, for example, avoid using seals and damping components that require maintenance and repairs. More-complicated pneumatic models feature more parts and assemblies that can break down. Except for the need to clear infrequent jams, electric shaker systems can provide years of trouble-free service.
  3. Simplicity. Pneumatic systems require compressed air from compressors, often located far from stamping presses. The compressors, tubing and connections required with these shaking systems constitute a complicated infrastructure that requires lubrication, plus periodic and as-needed maintenance and repair. Electric shaker systems operate virtually maintenance-free with much longer service intervals and fewer required spare parts.
  4. Energy savings. Electric shaker systems use 71 percent less energy as compared with 3.4-ft.3/min.pneumatic setups. Given the number of stamping presses in a plant and how long they run—assuming similar run times for their scrap handling systems—annual energy-cost savings from electric shaker conveyors can total tens of thousands of dollars. Less energy consumption means a lower carbon footprint for stamping plants.
  5. Maintenance. Electric shaker systems, virtually maintenance-free, save hundreds of hours in plant maintenance over a year’s time, enabling staff to focus on other maintenance tasks possibly deferred due to upkeep required on pneumatic shaker systems. Pneumatic conveyors require regular lubrication of air lines and seals to prevent leaks, and this maintenance must be conducted over many thousands of feet of tubing typically found in medium- to large-sized stamping plants.
  6. Flexibility. Electric shaker conveyors offer flexibility to meet a variety of production configurations, and ease reconfigurations as well. For example, MPI’s M-series units are engineered for industry-standard T-slot configurations—common in stamping plants. Pneumatic units prove more difficult to install, and reconfiguring production lines also requires reconfiguration of long-run air lines.
  7. Less noise. Noise in stamping plants is a given—an environmental condition subject to limits set by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Pneumatic shaker systems emitting loud air bursts with each trim clearing present a bigger issue. Electric shaker systems operate almost noiselessly via relatively small motors.

Article extract courtesy ol Magnetic Products. PRI is a distributor of Magnetic Products electric shakers and other conveying, safety, and automation products. Call or email
Chris Jones 615-714-1000 sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for more information or quotations.

You can read the complete article here: Metal stamping and scrap handling


Die Protection Technical Tips

Know the Critical Angle

The “critical angle” is the last point in the press cycle where an E- stop will stop the ram before the die closes

The goal of die protection is to stop the press before the die can be damaged

You should know the critical angle for every die, in every press that can run it.

To prevent die damage, the control must be finished checking the sensors before the critical angle.

SmartPAC PRO’S Brake Monitor can help you to establish the critical angle

See more die protection tips, click on link below:


50 Tips for Better Die Protection


PRI can help you with your automation and safety control needs.

We can help you comply with the National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries. This Instruction provides updated guidance to the OSHA National, Regional, and Area Offices for continued implementation of its NEP to identify and reduce or eliminate amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. OSHA’s enforcement history shows that employees are often injured when machinery or equipment is not properly guarded or maintained. This NEP targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces having machinery and equipment that can potentially cause amputations.

Pax Die Doors 1Shadow Light Curtains 1
Pax Die Doors 1Shadow Light Curtains 1
Laser Scanners 1Safety Blocks 1
Laser Scanners 1Safety Blocks 1

 

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

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256 Seaboard Ln
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Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources March 2020 News

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Turnkey Stamping Lines by Linear Automation

Production Resources and Linear Transfer Automation to provide you a turnkey stamping line. Linear has recently installed many complete turnkey stamping lines. A turnkey system may include all or any of the following but is limited only by customer requirements:

Press and control system of choice
Foundation/press pit, mezzanine, catwalk, vibration isolation
Coil feed system
Transfer system, destackiing, blank feeding
Press automation control
Point of operation and area guarding
Quick die change
Scrap handling

This service is preferred by customers who would rather have one source of responsibility to coordinate and project manage these lines realizing that quite often the magic in optimizing the maximum output efficiencies rests with the automation

SEYI

Seyi YouTube Channel

SEYI America, Inc. a press manufacturer based in Tullahoma, Tennessee – Irvine, California and Monterrey, Mexico will launch several videos on SEYI America’s YouTube channel.

Seyi YouTube Channel

The video clips show challenges that manufacturers had and the results they experienced once they implemented SEYI presses. Learn about new applications and technology. The intention of these videos is to show SEYI customer’s experiences & overall production improvement.

Call or email Chris Jones for more information or a quote on a SEYI press.
615-714-1000 – sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com

SAG2-660-S-5SDG2-440-H-3
SAG2-660-S-5
Straight Side – Center Drive Press
SDG2-440-H-3
Straight Side Dual Crank Servo Press
SN2-220-SSD2-220
SN2-220-S
C Frame Crank Press – Two Point
SD2-220
Solid Frame Crank Servo Press

 

SmartPac Pro

SmartPAC Pro upgrade opportunity

Take this opportunity to upgrade to to the new SmartPAC PRO at special upgrade pricing

Some of the new features you’ll get with “Pro”
Vivid 12″ touch screen
• Customizable dashboards
• Unlimited tool storage
• New pendant mounting option
• Compatibility with all existing SP1 or SP2 modules

Upgrade pricing $4,295 versus normal list price of $5,370
(keep your existing resolver and all PAC modules, return your SmartPAC1 or 2 with return goods authorization )
Add one of the following options for $250 instead of list price
Info Center list price $750
Preventive Maitenance Monitor list price $600


SmartPAC PRO Networking Brochure


PRI would like to be your source for conveying and material handling equipment…

Get our short form brochure here

We’re ready to help you with all your pressroom equipment needs. We handle:

SEYI – straightside mechanical and servo presss 80-1200 tons

Linear Transfer Automation – servo driven transfer systems

Coe Press Equipment – servo feeds, straighteners, reels, and compact coil lines

Dorner Conveyors – low profile belted conveyors for part and scrap handling

Pax Products – shaker & slug removal conveyors – in die lubrication systems

Rapid Air – light & medium duty air/servo feeds, pallet decoilers, & straighteners

Waddington – high speed & specialty servo feeds, precision stock straighteners

Wintriss – Press automation & safety controls

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
STE B-104
Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources December 2019 News

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Introducing SEYI mechanical and servo driven presses.

PRI is pleased to distribute SEYI straight side and gap frame presses. Straight Side machines are available with tie rod and mono block construction from 80 to 2500 tons. Conventional flywheel, link motion, and servo driven models.

Many models in stock for quick delivery. Call or email Chris Jones for a quote.
615-714-1000 sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com

Consider the SEYI Servo Advantage for your next press

Low speed formability for difficult parts and improved quality
Reduced setup time and less scrap
Less reverse load, less heat, increased die/press life
Programmable stroke profiles for higher productivity
Secondary operations such as in die tapping and nut insertion made possible
Up to 40% reduction in die lubricant
Transfer operations benefit from shorter stroke and optimized slide speed

Straight Side Crank Servo Press (SDG Series)Straight Side Eccentric Gear Link Press (SEL Series)C Frame Crank Press (SN Series)
Straight Side Crank Servo Press
(SDG Series)
Straight Side Eccentric Gear
Link Press (SEL Series)
C Frame Crank Press
(SN Series)

Prime Controls Metal Sensing Solutions

Prime Controls double sheet detectors are trusted by the top automakers from around the world. Backed by 25+ years of experience, Prime Controls’ extensive line of world-class double sheet detection solutions improve your bottom line, boost product quality, and ramp up your manufacturing efficiency.

When double sheets of metal are unintentionally fed into a machine, the additional thickness can cause significant damage to tools and dies or create a double stamped defective product.

This damage can shut your production line down while repairs are underway, leaving you with lost profits and unplanned expenses, or even worse—a refused shipment due to defective double stamped products, assuming the defective product somehow made it out of your plant. Prime Controls can help you avoid this challenge.

Double Sheet Detection

New Wintriss Information

SmartPAC PRO Servo for servo drive presses.

ShopFloorConnect new version 6.0 – Download new pdf brochure below.

SmartPAC PRO networking brochure- one page brochure highlighting all the various communication capabilities of the PRO. Download link below


ShopFloorConnect Brochure

SmartPAC Pro Networking Brochure


PRI would like an opportunity to quote on your pressroom equipment needs.

SEYI – straightside mechanical and servo presss 80-1200 tons

Linear Transfer Automation – servo driven transfer systems

Coe Press Equipment – servo feeds, straighteners, reels, and compact coil lines

Dorner Conveyors – low profile belted conveyors for part and scrap handling

Pax Products – shaker & slug removal conveyors – in die lubrication systems

Rapid Air – light & medium duty air/servo feeds, pallet decoilers, & straighteners

Waddington – high speed & specialty servo feeds, precision stock straighteners

Wintriss – Press automation & safety controls

Call Chris Jones 615-714-1000 or email sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com for:
In plant application assistance, OSHA/ANSI compliance surveys, and Quotes.

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
STE B-104
Franklin, TN 37067

Production Resources Incorporated News May 2019

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Smart PacSmartPAC users – have you considered Shop Floor Connect and how the OEE & data collection system can benefit you?

ShopFloorConnect specializes in collecting real-time production data, uptime/downtime, reasons for downtime and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) tracking. Our system works on the entire family of SmartPACs, including the SmartPAC 1 and the SmartPAC 2. In addition we have the ShopFloorConnect Machine Interface (SMI 2), which can be added to any machine in your facility to collect data, regardless of the age or, type or make of the machine.

When properly implemented, an OEE data collection system can improve productivity and shop floor morale – yielding an increase in efficiency of an average of 20%. Many of our customers find that the ShopFloorConnect software can pay for itself within three to six months. We offer a free personalized web demonstration and consultation to help you choose the best way to realize your goals.

ShopFloorConnect

Click here for Shop Floor Connect Brochure

We are pleased to introduce the Mark One line of
Material Handling Equipment

Conveyors
Shuttles
Lifters
Overhead Gantries
Bundle Turnovers
Automation Systems
Stack Hanlling
Press to Press Automation
Vision Systems
Robotic Systems & Integration


Automated Robotic & Vision System for Capping

Telescoping Conveyor

Indexing Feed Conveyor

Contact Chris Jones for more information – sea-jay@pri-mailbox.com or 615-714-1000. Check out our technical resources page for useful technical information: https://www.production-resources.com/technicalresourcesandreferenceguides/

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.
256 Seaboard Ln
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Franklin, TN 37067

Newsletter – October 2019

Production Resources Incorporated News October 2019

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Convert any press into a fully programmable transfer press.

Leasing companies treat servo transfers as capital equipment, which can free up initial cash
requirements for financing the automation. Many stampers that have retrofitted their
older presses into transfer presses have experienced a growth curve in their bottom lines
and increased their customer’s confidence in their capabilities

  1. Bed length and tonnage. The current trend for the transfer retrofit market is for longer
    beds and higher tonnage so that additional stations can be added. Longer beds facilitate
    coilfeeding and blanking in the first stations, which eliminates the need for offline blanking
    and the purchase of a destack feeder.
  2. Press stroke. A transfer system runs more efficiently when a sufficient stroke window
    allows the transfer the time it needs to make its moves when the die is not engaged.
  3. Press window. The press window has a direct relationship to the type of transfer system
    you select and how it is mounted to the press.
  4. Press control upgrades may be required for safety or expansion purposes. Safety
    upgrades include guarding, such as light curtains or fencing. Upgrades also can expand
    press operation features and reliability depending on the press vintage.
  5. Mechanical upgrades. A modern transfer can physically mount on any press. The press
    design dictates the mounting location. Modifications to accommodate the transfer may
    include relocating piping or electrical services after you have determined the transfer’s
    location.

If you’d like more information on how to select and implement a transfer system contact
Lloyd Pillsbury: lcp@pri-mailbox.com – (615) 948-9661

Article courtesy of Linear Transfer Automation

Linear Transfer Automation

 

Coe Press Equipment Feed Lines Available for Quick Delivery

12″ Feed Line – .100″ thickness x 12″ width – .125″ x 7.00 width MCRS
0-80 fpm – feed direction R-L

CPRF-S212 servo feed
CPPS-250-12 power straightener
CPR-PO-04012 4,000 pound coil reel with air power hold down
$73,500

18″ Feed Line – .100″ thickness x 18″ width – .125″ x 10″ MCRS
0-80 fpm – Right to left

CPRF-S218 servo feed
CPPS-250-18 Power straightner
CPR-PO-06018 6,000 pound coil reel with air power hold down
$82,435

If this is not exactly what you need call Lloyd Pillsbury to discuss your exact needs
(615) 948-9661 or email lcp@pri-mailbox.com

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Southworh Material Handling Equpment available for quick delivery

We have a lift table, pallet positioner, pallet lifter, container tilter, portable lift table or stacker to make the job faster, safer and easier.

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Southworh Material Handling Equpment available for quick delivery

We have a lift table, pallet positioner, pallet lifter, container tilter, portable lift table or stacker to make the job faster, safer and easier.

Visit our Technical Resources Page. Lot’s of useful information, check it out!:

How to specify a coil feeding line
Reference Formulas & Technical Information

We’re ready to help you with all your pressroom equipment needs. We handle:

Eagle Presses – straightside mechanical and servo presss 400-3500 tons Linear Transfer Automation – servo driven transfer systems

Linear Transfer Automation – servo driven transfer systems

Coe Press Equipment – servo feeds, straighteners, reels, and compact coil lines

Dorner Conveyors – low profile belted conveyors for part and scrap handling

Pax Products – shaker & slug removal conveyors – in die lubrication systems

Rapid Air – light & medium duty air/servo feeds, pallet decoilers, & straighteners

Waddington – high speed & specialty servo feeds, precision stock straighteners

Wintriss – Press automation & safety controls

PRODUCTION RESOURCES, INC.

256 Seaboard Ln
STE B-104
Franklin, TN 37067

Call Lloyd Pillsbury for more information: 615-948-9661

or email lcp@pri-mailbox.com

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