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Smart Assist demonstrated on Schuler machine Fabtech

Schuler Shows Smart Forming Technology at Fabtech

Whether mechanical stamping presses or hydraulic composite lines: Digital solutions can improve the productivity of every machine

Sensors in Schuler Machine featured at Fabtech

Sophisticated sensors and actuators in the latest Schuler machines help to prevent potential downtimes. © Schuler

Predicting potential downtime of a press well in advance and thereby improving its availability and productivity? Sophisticated sensors and actuators in the latest Schuler machines make it possible – whether mechanical transfer presses, hydraulic hot stamping or composite lines, for instance. Visitors of this year’s Fabtech November 11-14 in Chicago will find out more at the Schuler booth D46055.

In Schuler presses, machine components can be monitored for changes, wear, and damage to optimize the maintenance process. For this purpose, regular test runs of the system are performed in which vibration data, torque progressions, and energy consumption, among other things, are measured, stored, and compared. Sensors in the press bed and slide record the acceleration per stroke for example, enabling stampers to monitor the forming processes in detail.

The most recent example is the completely redesigned MC 125 stamping press. Thanks to additional integrated sensors, its condition can be fully monitored at all times. This ensures the productivity of the stamping machine. The functionalities are also available on mobile devices.

Smart Assist demonstrated on Schuler machine Fabtech

Schuler’s “Smart Assist” accelerates the production startup by guiding the user step-by-step through the process. © Schuler

However, digital solutions can also help to accelerate the production startup significantly. Schuler’s servo presses come with a software called “Smart Assist” which guides the user through the process step-by-step with the aid of videos and graphics, optimizes the movement curves of the slide and transfer fully automatically, and transfers the data to the overall system. Compared to setting up the system manually, which can take up to eight hours for an expert, the Smart Assist reduces the process to just 30 minutes.

Track & Trace with pinpoint accuracy
Compared to cold forming, significantly more factors influence the production process in hot stamping, which is usually done with hydraulic presses. Here, Schuler’s process monitoring solution records the exact temperature of the red-hot blanks as they leave the furnace, the amount of time that passes before they are placed in the die, the press force applied, and many other things. All of these parameters have a direct effect on the part quality. In case there is any doubt, stampers can track and trace these parts with pinpoint accuracy.

When it comes to composite presses and the production of parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), it is all about manufacturing costs. Within the research project “iComposite 4.0,” Schuler and its partners have succeeded in reducing both costs and throughput times for a prototype part dramatically. The production line runs Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen University in Germany.


About the Schuler Group – www.schulergroup.com

Schuler offers customer-specific cutting-edge technology in all areas of forming technology – from networked presses to press shop planning. In addition to presses, the product portfolio also includes automation and software solutions, dies, process know-how and service for the entire metalworking industry. Its customers include automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers, as well as companies from the forging, household appliance and electronics industries. Presses from the Schuler Group mint coins for more than 180 countries. As a provider of innovative system solutions, we support our customers worldwide in the digital transformation of forming technology. In the 2018 fiscal year, Schuler generated sales of € 1 212 billion. Schuler AG, founded in 1839 at its headquarters in Göppingen (Germany), has approx. 6 600 employees at production sites in Europe, China and America as well as service companies in over 40 countries. The company is majority-owned by the Austrian ANDRITZ Group.

 

For further information on Schuler Inc., North America, please contact:

Guido Broder, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Schuler Incorporated
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187 USA
734-207-7200
Guido.Broder@schulergroup.com

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Artec Eva Showing Its Capabilities

Exact Metrology Attends CHS Career Expo

Artec Eva Scanning Part in 3DThe Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, U of I Extension, Spoon River College and SIU School of Medicine recently hosted the Canton Career Expo at Canton High School. This was the largest career event at Canton High School with participation from 45 area employers. During each rotation, presenters gave an overview of their profession, answered questions and led students in a hands-on activity. Approximately 160 seniors attended the morning session, with 162 juniors participating in the afternoon. They were divided into six groups and rotated among six “cluster areas.” These areas included agriculture, food & natural resources; arts, communications and information systems; engineering, manufacturing and technology; health and life sciences; human services; business, management and administration. Students were able to see the list of employers in each cluster and chose two from each cluster.

Exact Metrology attended this career expo to grow their relationship with schools and businesses in the area, recruit potential employees and educate students on Exact Metrology’s technology offerings. The latter was achieved using Artec 3D, a world-renowned developer and manufacturer of professional 3D scanners and software. The Artec Eva is a handheld scanner ideal for quick, textured and accurate scans. Artec Eva doesn’t require markers or calibration and the scanner captures 16 frames per second.  These frames are automatically aligned in real time, making scanning easy and fast.

Artec Eva Showing Its CapabilitiesDana Green, the inside sales person at Exact Metrology said, “We are focusing on giving back to the local communities by partnering with more schools.  These students will be tomorrow’s workforce and we want to make sure they know who we are and what we do.”

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.


Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

Artec 3D is an international company, headquartered in Luxembourg, with subsidiaries in the United States (Santa Clara, California) and Russia (Moscow). Artec develops and produces innovative 3D solutions and products. Artec has a team of professional experts in the collection and processing of 3D surfaces as well as biometric facial recognition. Artec’s products and services can be used in many industries, such as in engineering, medicine, media and design, entertainment, fashion, historic preservation, security technology and more.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Centrisys to Display Breakthrough Treatment Technology at WEFTEC 2019

Market leader in sludge and industrial wastewater treatment equipment brings new ideas to market at major Chicago event

Centrisys Shows Treatment TechnologyCentrisys/CNP (Kenosha, Wisconsin) will attend the 92nd WEFTEC (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference) in Chicago, IL. The event runs from September 23 through the 25 at McCormick Place Convention Center. Centrisys/CNP is located at Booths 7708 and 7711 in the North Hall. The company’s THK Sludge Thickener and PONDUS™ Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process will be featured at the show.

During the event, Centrisys personnel will conduct three in-booth presentations. On Monday, September 23 at 3 p.m., Centrisys/CNP shares an update on the first U.S. installation of a Passavant® hydrograv® adapt system that eliminates the need for clarifier systems. An in-booth demonstration unit will be on display. On Tuesday, September 24 at Noon, the company announces the CalPrex Pre-Digestion WRF project results and at 3 p.m., they talk about the recent THK installation updates.

Centrisys Shows Treatment Technology CloseupCentrisys/CNP also has two technical sessions during WEFTEC. On Tuesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. in Room N426C, CNP President Gerhard Forstner discusses the “Economic Analysis of Removing Orthophosphate and Improving Dewaterability of Digested Sludge by Post-Digestion AirPrex® Technology.”

The second session is on Wednesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. in Room S505A, where Menachem Tabanpour, CNP Vice President of Business Development, presents his paper, “High Efficiency Calcium Phosphate Recovery Technology at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District: Stability Metrics, Design Optimization and Performance.”

Stop by Booth 7708 and 7711 to learn more about the Centrisys/CNP technology.


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys-cnp.com
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones

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Grieve Clean Room Oven #1048

350°F Clean Room Oven from Grieve

Grieve Clean Room Oven #1048No. 1048 is a 350°F (177°C), clean room oven from Grieve, currently used for final cure of hardcoated optical lenses at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 54” W x 63” D x 72” H. 60 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 6000 CFM, 5-HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

The Grieve clean room oven features 6” insulated walls, Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior with continuously backwelded seams and an aluminized steel exterior which is finished with white epoxy paint and a #4 brushed finish stainless steel door cover. The oven is humidity controlled, including dew point sensor and steam humidifier.

Additional features include a motorized damper on exhaust for accelerated cooling, 24” x 24” x 6” thick HEPA fresh air filter with 2” prefilter, four (4) 30” x 24” x 12” thick stainless steel high temperature HEPA recirculating filters and minihelic pressure gauge across recirculation filters, as well as an 8” x 10” double pane window, interior oven light and a circuit breaker disconnect switch. The oven includes all safety equipment for handling flammable solvents (including explosion venting door hardware and 325 CFM powered forced exhauster) and NFPA 79 electrical construction (including NEMA 12 control panel and rigid conduit.)

Controls on the No. 1048 include a digital programming temperature controller to control temperature and humidity, manual reset excess temperature interlock with separate contactors and an SCR power controller.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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SencorpWhite Announces New Distribution Agreement with WM Thermoforming Machines

SencorpWhite LogoSencorpWhite, Hyannis, Massachusetts, industry leader in thermoforming machines, is pleased to announce today a new distribution agreement for the United States and Canada with WM Thermoforming Machines.

WM Thermoforming Machines of Stabio, Switzerland, www.wm-thermoforming.com designs and manufactures both in-line and tilt-bed thermoformers that will greatly expand market presence for SencorpWhite. Their FC and Flex Series in-line thermoformers are all-electric with the size and through-put that complements SencorpWhite 2500 and ULTRA series thermoformers. The FT and Twist Series tilt-bed thermoformers, with optional extrusion and rimming stations, fulfils the market requirement for high-volume food container applications.

With this new partnership, SencorpWhite now offers an extended range of thermoforming technology for a broader range of applications. In addition, WM enters the North American market with a highly respected partner, and the expertise and service backed by over seventy years of experience.

The WM-Sencorp team will be at the SPE Thermoforming Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 9-11. For more information, please visit: https://thermoformingdivision.com/conference. SencorpWhite will also be exhibiting at Pack Expo in Las Vegas at Booth C-2205 from September 23-25, www.packexpolasvegas.com and the K-Show in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 16-23 www.k-online.com

WM Thermoforming Machines Logo


About SencorpWhite

SencorpWhite, a Connell Limited Partnership portfolio company, is a leading provider of unique end-to-end solutions for the packaging and management of high-value inventory. The company’s products and services, which range from innovative thermoformers and other packaging technologies to automated storage and retrieval systems plus inventory management software, cover the entire supply chain spectrum, from the point-of-manufacture through distribution and point-of-use.

For more information, please contact:
Victoria Garofalo
SencorpWhite
400 Kidds Hill Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
Phone: 508-771-9400
Email: VGarofalo@sencorpwhite.com
www.sencorpwhite.com

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Photo of the GOM scanner

Exact Metrology Offers $100 Challenge to Prove that the GOM CT Scanner Is the Most Accurate Industrial CT Scanner on the Market

Example of scan from GOM scannerExact Metrology, a leading provider of 3D and CT scanning equipment and metrology services, now offers the GOM CT scanner — the most accurate industrial CT scanner currently on the market. The GOM CT scanner offers the highest accuracy and highest resolution of any 225kV system available today and Exact Metrology devised the “GOM CT Challenge” to prove this.
“If a company is considering the purchase of a CT scanner, they can call us and validate the suitability, then send us a part.  We’ll scan it and send them the images.  If they don’t believe the output is superior to other scanners in the 225kV range, we’ll send them $100…no strings attached,” said Steve Young, co-president of Exact Metrology.

Photo of the GOM scannerFor more details and an entry form, please use this link: https://www.exactmetrology.com/challenge

If you have any questions regarding the GOM CT Challenge, please call Steve Young from Exact Metrology at 513-815-4491.

For more information on the GOM CT scanner, please see:
https://www.exactmetrology.com/metrology-equipment/gom-ct-scanner


Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.
Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH
GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing based on latest research results and innovative technologies. With more than 60 sites globally and more than 1,000 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees professional advice as well as support and service. More than 14,000 system installations improve the product quality and manufacturing processes in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industries.

For more information, please contact:
EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Telephone:
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 855.727.9226
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com


Stay tuned for more on this story and for additional information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Grieve Universal Oven

650°F Universal Oven from Grieve

Grieve Universal OvenNo. 841 is a 650°F (343°C), universal oven from Grieve, currently used for a variety of heat treatments at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 36” W x 36” D x 36” H. 9 KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements, while a 600 CFM, 1/2 HP recirculating blower provides universal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve universal oven features 6” insulated walls, aluminized steel exterior and Type 430 stainless steel interior with double doors. Additional features include a workspace floor reinforced for 500 lbs loading at removable subway grate and an integral leg stand.

Controls on the No. 841 include a digital programming temperature controller, manual reset excess temperature controller with separate contactors and a recirculating blower airflow safety switch.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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Screw Plug Immersion Heater

Durex Industries Releases Quick Ship Program for Standard and Custom Designed Process Heaters

Durex Circulation HeaterDurex Industries, Cary, Illinois, a leading manufacturer of electric industrial heaters, sensors, and systems, now offers screw plug, flange immersion and circulation heaters with fast turn shipping capabilities.

Durex uses product platforms to provide standard “catalog” type designs as well as customized designs in the same fast turnaround window. Plug heaters ship in 3 to 5 days. Flange heaters ship in 5 to 7 days. Circulation heaters in 9 to 12 days. Regardless if standard or custom configured. In addition, there is no upcharge for customized units or “non-standard” configurations.

To facilitate this fast response, Durex has tech support personnel manning the phones to provide fast, intelligent support to get the right solution into customer hands as quickly as possible.

Durex builds standard as well as custom heaters for a host of applications and industries, including power plants, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, packaging, heat treating, cleaning & plating, aerospace, semiconductor processing, and food service equipment.

  • Flange Immersion Heater
  • Screw Plug Immersion Heater

About Durex Industries

Durex Industries is a leader in the design and manufacture of electric industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controls and process heating systems. Located in Cary, Illinois, company facilities were recently expanded to over 200,000 square feet to accommodate production expansion as well as R&D and engineering support teams.

For more information, please contact:

Rich Hartfelder, Director of Sales & Marketing
Durex Industries
190 Detroit Street
Cary, IL 60013
Phone: 866-712-5014
sales@durexindustries.com
www.durexindustries.com

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FZ33 milling head in action

Zimmermann Hosts Open House

 

Machine tool builder of various mills introduces new moldmaking machine

Sit down area of the open houseWixom, Michigan-On July 24-25, Zimmermann Inc., the North American affiliate of Zimmermann GmbH in Germany, hosted an open house at its headquarters here for its customers and prospects in North America. Among the crowd were many major suppliers to aerospace and automotive, as well as other large part producers for the OEM, media from the industry, suppliers and other associates of Zimmermann. Machines were on display, highlighted by the company’s FZ33, a compact and highly flexible 5-axis gantry mill designed specifically for moldmaking.

Presentations were given throughout the event, which also featured displays from a number of Zimmermann business partners, including Mapal, Keller, Siemens, Zoller, Heidenhain, Fischer, Tebis, Unisorb, Weiss and Haimer.

The open house was hosted by Zimmermann GmbH President Frieder Gänzle, as well as Zimmermann, Inc. President Cornelius Kiesel and his team for North American engineering, sales and service.

Gänzle commented, “We are very committed to success in the American moldmaking market, as we have experienced good results in aerospace and other large component production for years here.” Kiesel echoed that sentiment, “Our customers are growing in number in the moldmaking industry, owing to the solid stability of our machines, with their highly flexible programming capability and swivel 5-axis head, that allow very fine finishing on the mold surfaces, as well as intricate pocket machining with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability.”

One of the main suppliers to Zimmermann for CNC is Heidenhain and Gisbert Ledvon, the company’s marketing manager who attended the event, observed, “Zimmermann is a very good customer, as they work closely with us and their customers to produce CNC programs for application-specific purposes. They also put on a very fun event!”

As a testimony to the long-lasting quality of Zimmermann milling machines, a unit built over 20 years ago was also on display. This machine is currently being retrofitted for resale to an interested customer. (Interested parties may contact Cornelius Kiesel at Zimmermann for details.) The machine is well suited to the aerospace industry, where Zimmermann offers its portal milling machines for spars and stringers for all commercial aircraft currently in use.

All attendees enjoyed the food, evening entertainment and collegiality at the event.

 


For more information, please contact:

Zimmermann, Inc.
30587 Century Drive
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: 248-305-9707
www.f-zimmermann-inc.com
Attention: Lena Kiesel, Marketing Manager

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S-EW3 Beaumont Machine

Beaumont Machine Offers a New Value-Priced EDM

S-EW3 Beaumont Value-Priced EDMLeading supplier of fast hole EDMs now offers a new CNC wire-cut EDM machine, S-EW3 at an affordable price.

Beaumont Machine, located in Southwest Ohio, has updated its EDM line with a new machine, the S-EW3.  This 5-axis servo motor EDM (Electrical Discharge Machine) combines several key features for only $69,900.00. These include compact space, approach control, corner control, auto threader and training software.

The S-EW3 Wire EDM is designed by Optimum Machine Solutions and built by a strong Taiwan manufacturer of wire cutting machines, established in 2006. The company specializes in various series of wire cutting EDM machines. In addition, the machine takes up only 42 square feet of floor space, including the machine’s filtration unit.  Programmable reduced power settings eliminate wire breaks on lead-in cutting. Automatic adjustment to power settings and feed rate improve corner accuracy. The EDM machine also features an AWT (Auto Wire Threading) that is low maintenance and highly capable.

Regarding the CNC controller, it features a Windows embedded operating system, an independently developed CNC control device, a 15” Color LCD, 64  bits industrial computer and a memory card with capacity of  2GB CF. Furthermore, it includes keyboard, mouse stand, RS-232, USB disk, network and FTP.

The discharge power supply has high speed voltage withstanding MOSFET, a modular design discharge power unit and real-time sparking pulse control.

S-EW3’s features a 5-axis linear guide way, 5-axes AC servo motors, ball screws (grade X/Y C1, U/V C3, Z C5), high stability mechanical structure and a reliable AWT system.

Optional features available are a 3 phase transformer, short message service, remote monitor system, jumbo feeder, a wire guide on top and one on the bottom.

A new “E” learning training software enhances the customer’s S-EW3 experience.


For more information, please contact:

Ed Beaumont
President
BEAUMONT MACHINE
4001 Borman Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-701-0421
Web: www.beaumontmachine.com
Email: beaumach@msn.com

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