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Automated Processing of Angle and Flat Bar Reduces Labor Costs

The Anglemaster-663 from Peddinghaus uses three punch stations per hydraulic press to automate punching, nibbling, shearing and marking of angle and flat bar.

Booth B-7867: For automated punching, nibbling, shearing and marking of angle and flat bar, the Anglemaster-663 from Peddinghaus uses three punch stations per hydraulic press to apply up to three different hole shapes/sizes per leg – such as squares, rectangles, obrounds and slots – including a feature that allows nibbling of material for cutting large notches out of angle or flat bar. A new punch tool design allows quicker and easier tool changes.
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Detail components make up the smallest tonnage of any fabricators’ workload, but consistently demand the highest amount of labor. In Booth B-7867, the Peddinghaus Corporation (Bradley, IL) will have live demonstrations of the Anglemaster-663, the new king in angle and flat bar processing, for fabricators looking to reduce labor costs within this realm. Serving as an industry benchmark for productivity and accuracy, the Anglemaster-663 caters to fabricators’ needs to automate punching, nibbling, shearing and marking for angle and flat bar. Three punch stations per hydraulic press allow the machine to apply up to three different hole shapes/sizes per leg. A new and improved punch tool design allows for quicker and easier tool changes. The Anglemaster-663 can accommodate shaped holes such as squares, rectangles, obrounds and slots, including a feature that allows nibbling of material for cutting large notches out of angle or flat bar.

The Anglemaster-663 on display employs a misting feature in order to maximize punch tooling life during operation through the use of MQL. The Anglemaster-663 uses a single-cut 320 ton shear press for the cutting to length angle and flat stock. A single-cut shear mechanism eliminates the slug created by double-cut shear mechanisms. The misting feature extends to the shear to allow for longer shear life. As accurate as measuring material can be, the new patent-pending Roller Feed drive and measurement system is designed to improve accuracy even greater than before. By positioning two encoders (infeed and prior to shear) on the machine, steel can pass through, piece after piece, with no stop in production. Given deviations in material, the Roller Feed will flex with the material in order to ensure a constant roll, an accurate measurement, and maximize contact with long parts, eliminating more errors than ever before.

Clear and concise part marking is critical in shop production. Having the information in the right place for your fitters drastically reduces errors and rework. Peddinghaus employs SignoMat part stamping, as well as SignoScript carbide scribing, to achieve the longest lasting results. The SignoMat part stamping unit holds up to 36 characters, letters or numbers that are stamped 1/32 in deep and have a total height of ½ in to ensure the markings remain visible even after shot blasting and painting. The SignoScript carbide scribing unit marks layouts as well as characters using CNC precision. Loading and unloading of long angle and flat bar sections is costly and difficult work. The Anglemaster-663 material handling system alleviates cost and labor associated with moving sections with the use of a rapid, automated sequence process. Reduced labor and increased shop efficiency results in more profitable processing of angle/detail parts.

Peddinghaus Corporation, 300 North Washington Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915-1600, 815-937-3800, www.peddinghaus.com.

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