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Big Rapids Products Increases Uptime by More Than 25 Percent with new Servo Press

Big Rapids Products has installed its first AIDA servo press, housed at one of its Mt. Sterling, Ky., facilities.

Posted: November 18, 2023

Big Rapids Products has increased its uptime by more than 25 percent with its new AIDA Servo Press.

AIDA-America, metal stamping press manufacturer in Dayton, OH, USA, congratulates Big Rapids Products on the installation of their first AIDA servo press. Headquartered in Big Rapids, MI, where they have three facilities, Big Rapids is a supplier of metal stampings and assemblies. They also have two Mt. Sterling, KY facilities. Their new AIDA 630 Metric ton progressive die direct-drive servo press is housed in one of their Mt. Sterling plants. It features:

  • 4,250 x 1,500 mm bed size
  • 400 mm stroke length
  • Exclusive AIDA/Allen-Bradley PLC based servo press control system

A few options chosen by Big Rapids include:

  • Automatic counterbalance
  • Automatic slide adjustment
  • Forward and reverse tonnage monitor with signature analysis

Big Rapids recently added this DSF-M2-6300 press to optimize their prog die stamping and boost productivity. They’ve already realized 25-39% increases in uptime on advanced high-strength steel parts, which they attribute to reduced die wear.

AIDA is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sale, service and support, refurbishment, and modernization of metal stamping presses and metal forming automation equipment. AIDA servo and mechanical stamping presses range in capacity from 30 to 4,000 tons, from 1 to 1,500 strokes per minute, from gap frame to straightside, high speed to cold forging, transfer and progressive die, material handling and coil feeding equipment; AIDA provides one of the broadest selections of complete metal forming systems from a single manufacturer. With a worldwide network of sales and service locations in nearly 40 cities across 20 countries, press installations exceeding 80,000 units in over 60 countries worldwide, producing a range of products for industries such as automotive, appliance, electronics and electrical, AIDA is truly a global metal forming solutions provider.

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