“Smart Pricing” Cutting & Molding Presses – Competitive Prices + Quality Performance

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Freeman SCHWABE introduces “Smart Pricing” on NEW Die Cutting & Molding Presses providing best mix of a Competitive Prices and Quality Performance…..for your specific application needs

…Request a ”Smart Price” quote today

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USED SCHWABE Press – FOR SALE $25,000 – Hydraulic Up-Stroking Model DG35

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For Sale - USED SCHWABE USA - Hydraulic Up-Stroking Cutting Press

For Sale – USED SCHWABE USA – Model DG35 Hydraulic       Up-Stroking Cutting Press $25,000 [as-is-where-is]

General Specifications

35 US Tons

Head & Bed – 30”D x 34”W
Cutting Stroke – 5”
Daylight Opening – 7.25”
Power requirements – 230V, 3 phase, 60 Hz

Selling Price – $25,000

Used. Sold As-is-Where-is – No warranty

Contact: sales@freemanschwabe.com
​+1 513 947 2888

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Auto / Car Interior Soft Trim – Future Trends – Overheads / Headliners, Trunks, Hood-liners, Flooring

Auto / Car Interior Soft Trim Global Industry is a core business sector for SCHWABE USA Cutting Presses & Molding Systems

Die Cut and 3D Molded Parts / Components

SCHWABE USA - Interior Trim Parts


Since 1935, SCHWABE Presses can be found in Automotive Soft Interior Trim Manufacturing Plants on six of the seven Continents! 

SCHWABE USA - Customers

Current Trends & Technology Developments

Here we outline some of the current trends & technology developments that are transforming the Automotive Interior Soft Trim and providing significant opportunities for SCHWABE USA.

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Auto Car Manufacturers Primary Equpiment Market Tier Suppliers

“The future of the automobile and interiors manufacturing industry goes through four vectors: new mobility, autonomy, digitization, and electrification…..

This will mean a change in the forms of use: cars moving alone, restrictions on the use of the car in large cities, connectivity…;

all this will make the car a space where we will spend a lot of time and hence its interior must adapt to these new functionalities and uses.”

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Robert Eller 2017 - Autonomous Car : New Functions & Materials

Automotive Soft Trim Interior Market Segmentation : FutureMarketInsights

The major car soft trim material types can be classified as:
• Leather
-Texture & Finish
-Heat Absorption Capacity



• Foams
-Backed & Unbacked Types
-Texture e.g. Poker Rail
-Sew foam
-Grade e.g. Residential or Commercial grade on durability basis



• Coated Fabrics
-Polymer Coated
-Rubber Coated
-Other Substrate Coated for having properties like fire, & water resistance and wash proof

• Textiles & Acoustic Barriers
-per area of furnishing whether seating, safety belts, flooring, lining on doors, roof, shelves etc.
-grade/quality of material used such as
 Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)
 Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS),
 Polyurethane reactive (PUR)
-noise and sound proofing as well .


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Customer Choice / OEM Requirements are constantly changing interior material surfaces STAHL 2016

STAHL OEM Requirements Interior Material Surfaces

Interior Harmony
Quality consistency of class A surfaces independent of car interior component and substrate used (Leather, PVC, PU, PVC, TPO, fabrics etc.)

Design / Styling
Sensorial Experience:
natural appearance, color, low-gloss (not burnish), haptics, softness, smell etc.

Sustainability / Emissions
Fogging, VOC, smell, sustainability criteria

Physical performance
Abrasion, rub fastness, moisture resistance, bally flex, UV resistance, heat resistance, anti-squeak, anti-soil, anti-stain (dye ingress)


• Shielding
• “Windows”/transparent sections in the surface
• Lighting
• Image projection
• Sensing/smart surfaces
• Smart touch
• Damping
• Conduction
Signaling/data transmission

IAC Advanced Technology Interior Trim Market

HUBSpot Autonomous Car Trends


SCHWABE USA is constantly innovating & improving our cutting & molding systems based on the applications required of our customers based on the changing needs of their customers and business environment:

  • material weight reduction
  • eco friendly materials & process
  • cost reduction
  • flexibility to constant change / innovation
  • smart / digitization
  • design / quality
  • durability

SCHWABE USA will continue to be a highly competitive equipment supplier to the Auto / Car Interior Soft Trim industry, producing at a low cost high volume precision cut parts for seat covers, overheads / headliners, trunks, hood-liners and flooring.

IAC Optimising Material Usage - Steel Rule DieA key element of cost reduction is optimising material usage, by applying the most effective process and equipment to the application need which highlights the advantages of Die Cutting over NC Cutting.

SCHWABE DIE Vac vs NC Cutting

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Interior Evolution of Materials, Processes & Functions

Robert Eller Associates LLC 2017



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Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI)

RFCI Promotes hard surface flooring from vinyl and linoleum to rubber and cork

Looking for more information on Resilient Flooringcontact RFCI!


RFCI is all about resilient flooring…and resilient flooring is all about sustainability, durability, affordability, and style. It encompasses a surprisingly wide variety of hard surface flooring products – from vinyl and linoleum to rubber and cork.

Floor LVT tile imagesThe Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is an industry trade association of leading resilient flooring manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, additives, and sundry flooring products for the North American market. The Institute was established to support the interests of the total resilient floor covering industry – as well as the people and communities that use its products.

RFCI Manufacturing Members:

American Biltrite




Burke Flooring












Novalis Innovative Flooring

Nox Us


Shaw Resilient

Tandus Centiva


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Luxury Vinyl Planks die cut on Nylon Belt Feed Handling System

Cutting Luxury Vinyl Planks with Nylon Belt Feed System

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR 230 features:
• Automatic Slab Pallet Transfer
• Automatic Side Die Loader
• Recycle / Scrap Convey
• Die Transfer Cart
• Die Maintenance Cart

General Specifications

Cutting Force – 230 U.S. Tons

Head & Bed Size – 60”D x 80”W
Cutting Stroke – 0” to 8”, fully adjustable
Daylight Opening – 12”, from head to bed
Cutting Speed – 12 strokes per minute, assuming a 1.0” stroke and 61” Slab depth.
Stroke Control – Controlled by Linear Transducer for precision

Cutting Surface – Nylon cutting belt, see section 4 for more details
Hydraulic System – Freestanding hydraulic powered unit includes pump, hoses, valves, gauges, etc. Featuring RexRoth Cylinders, Valves and Pumps.



Infeed Outfeed

InFeed Material Handling System

Type – Continuous nylon cutting belt, traveling through press, utilized as a material carrier and cutting surface, driven by a drum roller.


Sheet feeder designed to feed Slabs up to 61”D x 78.7”W.
Slab Sizes – 1.25M x 2M (49” x 78.7”) and 1.55M x 2M (61” x 78.7”)
Slab Thickness – 1.5mm to 5mm
Slab Weight – 68 pounds

Tile Sizes will be 12” x 24” and 24” x 24” 
Plank Sizes will be 6” x 48”

Vacuum Cups releases Slab onto 45 degree down incline with pusher bar positioning the Slab, approximately 80” long. Photocells controls stoppers and pushers assuring the Slab is the exact position before moving onto the cutting belt.


OutFeed Material Handling System

Parts conveyor: ~80” long removes parts from the cutting belt, a space between the cutting belt and conveyor lets the scrap fall to an awaiting scrap conveyor. 

Features of Feed System:
 Cutting Surface – Nylon Cutting Belt included
 Belt conveyer cleaner – stationary brush type
 10” of take up on belt tensioning device; makes changing belt quick and easy.
 Leading edge sheet sensor.2HP servo motor positioning system, positional accuracy of +/- 0.005” (belt only)
Belt shifter, shifting distance of +/- 1”; greatly extends the life of the belt.


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Machine Press Flooring Equipment – Cutting Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) from Slab Feeder

Precision Cutting LVT with Automatic Slab Feeder.

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR 180

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General Specifications

Cutting Force – 180 U.S. Tons
Head & Bed Size – 60”D x 60”W
Cutting Stroke – 8”, fully adjustable
Daylight Opening – 12”, from head to bed (FSM to confirm with tool builder)
Cutting Speed – 12 strokes per minute, assuming a 1.5” stroke and 52” feed.
Stroke Control – Motorized positive stops located in head of press
Die Mounting – Fixed position pneumatic die rails in head of press for Pieper style tooling, maximum weight of 4,500 lbs. Separate die loading rails on the in feed and out feed section of the machine allows tooling to be loaded and unloaded while the machine is running, greatly reducing the changeover downtime. 
Cutting Surface – Nylon cutting belt,

Luxury Vinyl Tile die cutting press machine

SCHWABE USA – Model SR-180 cutting luxury floor tiles with automatic slab feeder

SCHWABE Press Construction

Construction – Central Guide Straight Ram Electro Hydraulic Beam Press with multiple cylinder hydraulic system. The cylinders also act as the actuating mechanism of the press, pushing down from a top structure vs. pulling down from a bottom structure.

The cylinders are mounted inboard on the press in order to create a matching deflection between the head and the bed, rather than having them gap the way conventional four post units tend to do.

The heavy duty, rigid, large diameter center guide is used to keep the head and bed parallel vs. a hydraulic balancing system or some type of linkage mechanism. This type of construction eliminates the need for adjustment should the system be carrying an unbalanced load.

Additional SR Series Features:
The “SR” straight ram press is capable of developing full tonnage through the entire stroke.
Minimal parts assures low maintenance
Many JIC components for available global sourcing
Over 700 SR Series Machines In Production Around the World – Proven Robust Design
3 Basic Moving Parts in the SR Design – An Exclusive Benefit of the Freeman Schwabe SR Series – No Linkage Involvement – results in less scheduled maintenance & low spare parts inventory.



Feed System

Type – Continuous nylon cutting belt, traveling through press, utilized as a material carrier and cutting surface, driven by a drum roller. Includes ~60” of belt on the in feed and out feed for the die loading rails.

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In Feed Section

Sheet feeder designed to feed sheets up to 50”D x 50.25”W (down to 1m x 1m), with thicknesses from 0.080”-0.175” and a max weight of 30 lbs; stacks 40” tall and 6,500 lbs. Pneumatic x/y pick and place device utilizing vacuum suction cups to secure the sheets.
Live Roller conveyor with 45 degree bias for positioning the sheet, approximately 80” long. Photocells controls front edge stoppers and adjustable side guide assures the sheet is an exact position before moving onto the cutting belt.
Side guide is adjustable to accommodate varying sheet sizes.

Out Feed Section

Parts conveyor: ~80” long removes parts from the cutting belt, a space between the cutting belt and conveyor lets the scrap fall to an awaiting scrap conveyor, which moves to an incline conveyor and into a scrap receptacle (by customer, height TBD)
Acceleration conveyor: ~80” long separates parts for easy picking. Parts then move into stacking device (supplied by customer).


For more information Email sales@freemanschwabe.com

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Floor Covering Cutting Systems designed for Type of Material Application

SCHWABE USA Die Cutting Presses designed to cut
Modular Carpet Tiles, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Mats

Both Web SLAB

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SCHWABE USA Floor Covering Manufacturing Solutions

Schwabe USA supplies die cutting presses and cutting systems to the major global manufacturers in the Flooring Industry.


SCHWABE USA has developed robust die cutting presses specifically designed to cut carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) for accurate and fast results.


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SCHWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Capabilities

  • Cut Roll or Sheet Goods
  • Handles Large Die Boards with Large Amounts of Rule
  • Kiss Cutting Capabilities Through Mechanical Stops
  • Feed Systems – Roll Feed, Clamp Feed, Single & Dual Sliding Tables,
  • Manual & Powered Tables, Progressive Die Cutting, Vacuum Die Cutting
  • Matching deflection between Head and Bed of hydraulic press
  • Eliminates the need for complex balancing systems.
  • No more than 5 moving parts in the SR design
  • No Linkage involvement, means less scheduled maintenance and less spare parts inventory.
  • Schwabe SR hydraulic system is freestanding for easy access for maintenance.


Core Skills & Expertise in Floor Covering
Contributing to our Customers’ Lean Manufacturing Value Chain

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