Midway Products DSF-M2-15000 1,500 Ton Servo Presses and Transfer System
"With servo drives, the contact and draw velocity area infinitely variable, enabling dynamic motion profiles with multiple slow-down windows to allow the transfer system time to do its job. We're able to achieve this with the help of our equipment vendor, AIDA-America, who has, over the years, provided many rounds of training for our programmers and operators to ensure optimization."
As with any new technology, it takes a while before industry begins to exploit all of its capabilities - and servo drives are no exception. Though more than 20 years have passed since the first servo press was introduced, it wasn't until the use of high-strength materials ramped up about a decade later that stampers began varying speed and dwell using servo-controlled slide velocity. Today, stampers, in conjunction with equipment providers, increasingly approach servo presses as manufacturing systems rather than as standalone machines.