AIDA-Tech White Papers Covering a Variety of Metalforming and Press Technology Topics
Vol. 1: Off-Center Loading
Not all presses are manufactured to the same standards so it is imperative to know the characteristics of all presses. The ideal press would have wide spaced connections and low clearances.
Vol. 2: Hydraulic Overload Protection (HOLP)
Overload can happen through unintentional error or by unnoticed change in the die or material. Without HOLP, press overload can result in damage to the press structure, bearings, gears or clutch.
Vol. 3: Link Motion
Link motion is a general category that includes a variety of modified slide motions. It must be understood that a single modified slide motion is not the ideal for performing all types of stamping operations.
Vol. 4: Press Balancing System
The most commonly recognized balancing system is the slide counterbalance. This system is used to offset the weight of the slide and upper portion of the tool and is usually made up of one or more air cylinders that have their piston attached to the slide.
Vol. 5: Slide Suspension Designs
The slide suspension system needs to be of sufficient size to accept high reverse loads at the bottom of the press stroke and then lift the slide and upper die on the up-stroke.
Vol. 6: Servo Driven Presses
The truth is that nearly every stamping operation would realize huge benefits from the application Servoforming technology.
Vol. 7: Transfer Press Technology
Deciding on which transfer system is appropriate depends on two basic criteria; part complexity and production volume.
Vol. 8: Slide Guide Systems
The continual improvement in slide guiding allows for tighter tolerances in the manufacture of dies that produce ever more complex stampings with better accuracy and higher quality.