Press Release – Linear Transfer Automation Spring 2018

Press Release – Linear Transfer Automation

Linear Transfer Automation’s Multidirectional servo transfer system on 340” 4000 ton press. This very unique transfer is not only capable of running parts left to right or right to left, it can also run parts front to back or back to front across the bolster. Also-note the photo on the top shows the system parked up and out of the way during die changes or when the press is running blanking or progressive dies.


COE Press Equipment New ServoMaster Touch™ Controls

Easy-to-use touchscreen interface with enhanced capability

Production Resources principal for heavy duty coil handling and feeding equipment, Coe Press Equipment, has introduced a new touch screen user interface for their servo feeds. This new interface is available on new feeds and as a retrofit. It is easier to use and provides increased functionality. Operators can quickly and easily set feed length, feed speed, and feed angle. Further it’s compatible with our Wintriss Controls SFI products to allow users a single point of entry for most press setups.


COE Press Equipment New ServoMaster Touch™ Controls

COE Press Equipment New ServoMaster Touch™ Controls

Sterling Heights, Mich., Aug. XX, 2011 – COE Press Equipment has announced its ServoMaster Touch™, its next generation controller featuring a user-friendly 5.7” VGA color touchscreen interface with customizable operator screens. New features of this controller include streamlined entry of machine set-up information and enhancements to the operator prompts, machine diagnostics, and serial communications to the press controls – all which contribute to easier use and faster setup. 

Additional capabilities include production data reporting of feed cycles and material usage, and downloading of set-up data or job number selection. Its multi-axis capabilities include push-pull, zig-zag and tailout configurations. Auxiliary functions achievable through its Servo Feed Automation feature include motorized and encoded passline height control, tailout feed position, table position extension and edge guides, as well as feed roll pressure control.

Other features of the new ServoMaster Touch controller include:

  • Batch counter to 999,999 cycles with output
  • Remote job with hand-held pendant for threading
  • Continuous jog or jog-to position for threading
  • Downloading of set-up data or job number selection
  • "Feed Advisor" feature to optimize feed parameters
  • "On the Fly" feed length micro adjustment
  • 500-job memory storage
  • Inch or metric programming
  • Serial communications capability
  • Password protected job editing and parameters
  • English or Spanish language

The new ServoMaster Touch will be the standard on COE servo feed equipment and is also available for existing equipment upgrade and retrofit. COE Press Equipment designs and manufactures a complete line of premiere coil handling and servo roll feed equipment from stand-alone roll feeds, straighteners, reels, cradles and air feeds to complete integrated feed line systems including the heaviest and widest coil feeding systems available for the metal stamping industry today. The company supplies and services a wide variety of global markets and industries including automotive, appliance, lighting, metal processing, housewares, lawn and garden, contract stampers, tool and die builders, and many others.

COE Press Equipment’s New Alligator Peeler-Dekinker Station

Our principal supplier for heavy duty coil handling and feeding equipment, Coe Press Equipment Corporation, has introduced a new peeler/threader station for their powered stock straighteners. This new design is available on new powered straighteners and can be added or retrofitted to existing Coe powered straighteners.

COE Press Equipment's Alligator Peeler-Dekinker Station

COE Press Equipment's Alligator Peeler-Dekinker Station

“COE Press Equipment has developed a new Alligator Peeler-Dekinker Station for more efficient peeling and threading of a wide range of material thickness and widths. To meet the requirements of various applications, COE offers 3 different models of the Alligator Peeler with modular designs for both top and bottom payoff. This new design differs from standard Peeler Stations in that it doesn’t require a specific gap between the lower peeler and fixed dekinker blade in order to dekink the leading edge of the coil.

The Alligator Peeler has a two-axis peeler table with a telescoping blade to peel the leading edge of the coil. The upper dekinker table is mounted for independent or simultaneous operation with the peeler table. The dekinker table has a motorized threading roll to assist in pulling off the leading edge of the coil. Once the material is pinched between the upper threading roll and peeler table, the entire assembly is lowered to achieve effective dekinking. The Alligator Peeler is used in combination with a reel-mounted Hold Down and Motorized Endwheel for effective and safe threading of heavy gauge and high strength materials.”

Dorner Introduces New 3200 Series iDrive Belted Conveyor

Our principal supplier of low profile conveyors has introduced a new model of their integrated drive conveyor with widths from 6” – 24” and lengths from 3’ – 12’

3200 Series iDrive Belted Conveyor

This space saving conveyor features an integral motor and drive and comes ready to run out of the box. It’s an addition of the space saving integrated drive technology started with their 2200 lighter capacity iDrive conveyor.

3200 Series iDrive Belted Conveyor

3200 Series iDrive Belted Conveyor

iDrive Belt Conveyor Features & Benefits

  • Internally mounted gear motor and control for space savings and tight work spaces
  • Reduced integration time required to mount and wire the total conveyor package
  • Ideal combination of conveyor and gear motor sizing for small parts handling
  • Indexing, variable speed and reversible for maximum application flexibility
  • Control switches conveniently located inside conveyor frame
  • V-guided belts for maintenance-free belt tracking
  • Maintenance-free brushless DC motor
  • Incorporates popular features of 3200 Series
         – Rack and pinion belt tensioning for fast and accurate adjustments
         – Built-in belt tension indicators for preventative maintenance
         – T-Slots for fast and simple mounting of automation components
  • Duty cycle: continuous rated

The iDrive technology represents the latest in conveyor innovation: integrating the motor, gearbox and motor controller all within the frame of the conveyor.

The 3200 Series iDrive conveyor is designed for heavier-duty industrial and automation applications. Its features a robust anodized aluminum frame with integral motor to carry larger loads, at faster speeds and is available in a variety of sizes. The conveyor also comes with indexing capabilities to handle more sophisticated conveying applications.

The 3200 Series iDrive comes with three control options, and is ready to use for quick integration into existing packaging, automation, and processing lines. Side controls allow operators to adjust speed and direction with ease, and an internal brushless DC motor is maintenance free.

 

Performance specifications of both the 2200 Series iDrive and 3200 Series iDrive conveyors:

2200 iDrive

3200 iDrive

Speed

Max. Weight

Speed

Max. Weight

50 FPM

25 pounds

80 FPM

120 pounds

70 FMP

12 pounds

133 FPM

69 pounds

  

171 FPM

52 pounds

 

2200 iDrive

3200 iDrive

Width

Length

Width

Length

3" – 18"

18" – 8′

6" – 24"

3′ – 12′

 

Both the 2200 and 3200 iDrive are available for fast 5 business day delivery.
Call Production Resources at 800-863-3164 for more information.

MPI Introduces M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker Conveyor

MPI Introduces the M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker Conveyor

MPI’s partner for supplying beltless magnetic and electric shaker conveyors has introduced a new larger capacity shaker conveyor the M-1000 Hurricane with 1,000 to 5,000 pound capacity. The beltless concept is far more durable that belted systems and requires much less maintenance with virtually no adjustment. This is a perfect solution for any metal stamper or metal handler who needs to move scrap over large distances.

MPI's M-1000 Hurricane

MPI's M-1000 Hurricane

Removal of scrap metal is a vital, constant and costly function faced by plant managers worldwide. MPI’s M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker Conveyor efficiently and automatically
moves scrap to conventional storage bins. Better scrap removal leads to improved employee safety and helps safeguard machinery.

The M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker is ideal for above and below ground scrap management systems. Simple in design, yet extremely rugged and tough, the Hurricane conveys anything from metal fines to the most twisted and typically destructive scrap pieces.

The M-1000 exclusive design allows for near silent operation and excellent scrap transfer speeds to keep up with even the most challenging scrap handling jobs. It boasts extremely reliable roller bearing and structural steel design:

M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker Conveyor

M-1000 Hurricane Electric Shaker Conveyor

  • requires little, if any, maintenance
  • eliminates nearly all downtime
  • less expensive to run as compared to pneumatic counterparts
  • uses minimal electricity
  • features 4” structural steel tubing support frame
  • performs reliably 24/7 even in the harshest production environment
  • tray capacities range from 1,000 to 5,000 lbs. (dependent on model)

 

M-1000 The Hurricane

 

MPI also offers smaller more compact electric shaker designs to remove scrap from under dies.

 

Call PRI at 800-863-3164 for more information.

MPI Builds World’s Longest Beltless Magnetic Conveyor

New MPI Beltless Magnetic Conveyor

Production Resources partner for supplying beltless magnetic and shaker conveyors has expanded their ability to manufacture large systems. These conveyors allow the transport of ferrous materials across a stainless steel bed with chain driven magnets running under the bed to provide motion. Conveyors are built to user specifications for a given range of parts sizes and weights. Information on the latest super size conveyor built by MPI follows:

MPI Builds World’s Longest Beltless Magnetic Conveyor
Same Length as Five U.S. Built Pick-up Trucks

MPI Builds World’s Longest Beltless Magnetic Conveyor - Same Length as Five U.S. Built Pick-up Trucks

MPI Builds World’s Longest Beltless Magnetic Conveyor - Same Length as Five U.S. Built Pick-up Trucks

Highland, MI (June 15, 2010) — Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI) recently announced that it shipped what the company believes is the world’s longest Beltless Magnetic Conveyor to the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO, operated by Alliant Techsystems (NYSE:ATK). MPI is a worldwide provider of both magnetic and nonmagnetic material handling solutions.

Traditionally, Beltless Magnetic Conveyors range in length from 3’ to 20’. ATK approached MPI with an unusual request. The plant’s new material handling line would require a conveyor that measured more than 90 feet -– the same length as five U.S.-made extended-cab pick-up trucks. While the dimensions of the proposed conveyor were daunting, the application also required that the equipment move unprecedented quantities of material per hour.

The conveyor is able to move ferrous metal objects by means of powerful permanent magnets located below a non-magnetic stainless steel slider bed. As the magnets move, objects travel along the conveyor and fall into a bin. Typical materials conveyed include metal, stampings, turnings, chips, fasteners and scrap. With no external moving components except for the drive motor assembly, the liquid-tight sealed conveyor housing can be completely submerged in machine reservoir tanks while the internal self-adjusting take-up system eliminates the need for maintenance.

For further information, contact Production Resources at 800-863-3164 or visit Production-Resources.com.