Special 7-TON Bench Model
SPECIAL 7-TON BENCH MODEL PRESS WITH FORCE OVER DISTANCE MONITORING SYSTEM
Steering linkage component for a Automotive Supplier
Our customer, a tier2 automotive supplier, was searching for a press that included precise force and linear control for their final quality assurance process. Their current process involved a manual upset to collapse an internal spacer to a specific height. Consistency of parts, production rates, and operator know how, were variables that needed to be addressed.
Neff designed and manufactured a special 7-ton bench model press, and tooling that allowed the ram to travel to a specific distance (repeatability +/- .001”), and develop the required force with a repeatability of +/- 25 1bs. The ram traveled until it generated 500 lbs of force, at this point it was triggered to note the position and then travel .032” and have a repeatability of +/- .001”. This new process allowed for consistent parts, supervisory control of stroke parameters (through the operator interface), and increased production capabilities. Another unique characteristic of this press was its ability to switch from force control to position control midway through the stroke.