100-TON STAMPING PRESS
SERVO RAM CONTROL
ELECTRONIC SPEED & TONNAGE CONTROL
Neff’s customer, a specialty stamper, required a press for a high speed precision stamping application. The customer needed a press that could precisely stamp magnetic material. The total ram travel distance for the application was ½” and necessary repeatability was .005”. The customer required 60 cycles per minute in continuous mode to meet their production target.
Neff supplied a 100-ton four-post column press with our Servo Ram Control system, and proportional valving for electronic speed and tonnage control. The press was controlled by an Allen Bradley SLC 5/05 series PLC via a PanelView 600 MMI and equipped with a load cell, linear transducer and servo valving to provide stroke repeatability to customer’s .005” specification. The PLC could also accommodate up to 99 job recipes for customer’s various different parts. Neff also provided hardware and programming to integrate the press with customer-supplied roll feed.
The press controls system consisted of an Allen Bradley PLC. Neff provided Dual Anti-Tie down controls, distance reversal, and B-Gate guarding to protect the operator. Neff provided start-up & training during run-off and on-site at the customer’s facility.