The question Ford and General Motors asked was how to produce hoods and doors with improved productivity, design flexibility and reduced costs. The answer from Schuler, Bosch Rexroth and Morrell was a compact crossbar transfer press that does all that and more.
Ideal for shops who have a physical presence in Asia or whose parts can be produced more economically there and imported to the U.S., the CSS overseas program enjoys lower Asian manufacturing labor costs without all the obstacles associated with language barriers, time differences, and long lead times, as well as shipping charges and customs and currency issues.
A global leader in the roll forming industry has aligned itself with an innovative European firm to bring enhanced efficiencies, creativity and service.
Enhanced features include Quick Quote and a comprehensive online catalogue for replacement and spare parts. An easy-to-use guide helps visitors match the right part with right size guide post even if a customer doesn’t know the part, serial number or machine model.
Brian Mills and Jeremy Cedeno successfully completed the apprenticeship program, which was created to train enough skilled workers to increase the company’s capacity and continue its rapid growth rate. Mills qualified as a setup operator for the automatic power press while Cedeno qualified as a setup machinist in the CNC department.
The solution consists of a new generation Pro-Mix V system capable of mixing and distributing lubricants required for processing high-strength steel and other advanced materials. The system is capable of mixing at two different ratios simultaneously to dispense lubricant throughout the plant.
A new 4,000 ton Mechanical Forging Press from ERIE Press Systems is used for manufacturing gear blanks, bearing races, wheel hubs and other critical forgings for automotive market. The closed die press will feature the patented Scotch Yoke ram producing less stretch and improving off center load capability.
With a new extended bolster to increase flexibility, the interior of the die on the FP-400 45 ton, straight side style press from Burr Oak Tool is easily reached for tooling inspection and maintenance.
A look at some of the coil handling systems, cut-to-length lines, slitting lines, hydroforming, stamping presses and other press room equipment exhibited on the show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago on November 18-21.