Die Cutting High Volumes of NVH Auto Trim Parts

Die Cutting High Volumes of NVH Auto Trim Parts

The video below shows two SCHWABE cutting presses, die cutting NVH parts for Auto Interior Trim manufacturers.

1. Kiss Cutting Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) Auto Trim Parts from Roll Feed System

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR350

General Specifications

Cutting Force – 350 U.S. Tons
Head & Bed Size – 60”D (front to back) x 80”W (left to right) 

Cutting Stroke – 0 – 8” Programmable and infinitely adjustable 

Cutting Surface – Hardened ground steel plate; 1⁄4” thick with Rockwell Hardness 50-52.
Quick Change Pneumatic Adjustable Die Rails – Mounted to the head

2. Cutting High Volumes Automotive Trim NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness)

Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Shuttle Press Cutting on Belt with Clamp Feed System Model SR470

General Specifications

Country of Manufacture – USA

Cutting Force – 470 U.S. Tons

Head & Bed Size – 60”D x 80”W

Cutting Stroke – 9” 

Daylight Opening – 10” from head to bed without cutting surface.

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Foam Expo Connect interactive digital event is now LIVE

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Freeman Schwabe will “exhibit” at the Foam EXPO Virtual EVENT August 24-28th 2020

FOAM EXPO CONNECT will take place August 24-28th

“A highly interactive digital event experience designed to facilitate business connections, peer-to-peer conversations and networking, and creating opportunities for people to come together, and collectively identify the latest ideas, technologies, and supply chain solutions”.

We look forward to participating in the Foam EXPO virtual event Foam EXPO CONNECT.

The current schedule is as follows:

Live sessions running daily from 10:30AM – 02:30PM ET (02:30PM – 06:30PM GMT)

Individual meetings and networking taking place between 10:00AM – 04:00PM ET (02:00PM – 08:00PM GMT) each event day

Book a meeting directly with Dylan Kattine who is Head of Sales at Freeman Schwabe. sales@freemanschwabe.com

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Die Cutting Fiberglass Insulation HVAC Material

Die Cutting Fiberglass Insulation HVAC Material on Belt Clamp Feed System

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press SR230

Fiberglass is used as resilient blankets for liquid natural gas tanks, pipe insulation, duct liners and die cut for HVAC insulation applications e.g. temperature insulation, acoustical insulation pads and blankets.

Watch Video Demo below on Freeman Schwabe YouTube Channel

The Demo shows one layer of HVAC material being cut, the SCHWABE USA SR press is capable of cutting multiple layers of the material.

Demo Material : Minimum material thickness: 1⁄2” Maximum material thickness: 6”

Min material width: 36” Maximum material width: 65”

Die Cutting Fiberglass Insulation HVAC Material

General Specifications

Country of Manufacture – USA
Cutting Force – 230 U.S. Tons
Bed Size – 70”W x 75”D
Head Size – 71”W x 76”D
Die boards are 70”W x 75”D plus up to a half inch on each side. Extra 1” added to the platen to allow for die boards to easily slide into the die rails when in there out most position
Cutting Stroke – 8”
Daylight Opening – 9” from head to bed without cutting surface.
Cutting Surface – Nylon Belt

Cutting Speeds

SR230, with no mechanical stops and clamp feed, 2” cutting stroke, 75” material feed using 40IPS servo drive = 9-9.5 strokes a minute using 54GPM unit at 3000PSI


Safety Guarding – Meets or exceeds all OSHA machine safety requirements including specification 1910.217(f) as interpreted by Manufacturer.
Head Safety Block – For working under the head of the press.
E-Stop Safety Relays – These relays provide 3 primary functions:
Detect faults on safety-related electrical control circuits (i.e. faults in sensors, wiring, contactors, etc.)
Provides an ensured switching action.
Provides a manual reset facility.
Outfeed guarding

Feed System

Type – Clamp feed/ belt combination
Continuous belt traveling through press, utilized as a material carrier and cutting surface, transported by a rear (in-feed) mounted pneumatic clamp feed unit, with no staging area beyond the guard.Clamp feed system complete with one movable pneumatically actuated clamp bar with linear bearing guide for smooth, precise travel. Also includes one pneumatically actuated fixed clamp bar with manual controls located on in feed side of press. Moveable clamp is powered by a Servo Drive for accurate positioning of the cutting belt.

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Die Cutting Vinyl Slabs into Luxury Vinyl Planks

Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press – SCHWABE USA Model SR270

General Specifications

Press Driving Mechanism – Hydraulics

Cutting Force – 270 U.S. Tons

Head & Bed Size – Platen size is 92.25” x 75.625”

Cutting Stroke – 8” adjustable shown

Daylight Opening – 12” from head to bed

Stroke Control – Linear transducer, capable of infinitely adjusting the stroke in 0.001” increments

Cutting Surface – Nylon Cutting Belt

Die Mounting – Fixed position pneumatic die rails in head of press

Quick Change Side Die Loading – Dies to be manually loaded/unloaded from single side of the press.

Die Cutting Vinyl Slabs into Luxury Vinyl Planks

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Freeman SCHWABE USA – Latest Machines, Video Demos & Presses In-Stock New and USED

Working closely with our suppliers and with our talented group of employees we are up & running, and we continue to manufacture the world famous SCHWABE USA presses at our production plant in Cincinnati.

We have plenty of news & activities to share with you.
Please contact us if we can be of service or if you want a “smart price quote” for a new cutting press….with a “Smart Price Quote” we use our expertise to provide you with the best value proposition for your application needs and within your budget, making sure you get the most efficient combination of cutting press tonnage, precise cut, feed system and software controls.


Greg DeFisher

In-Stock Inventory – New & Used Presses 

Latest In-Stock Inventory – For more information and specifications, click here

NEW Roller Press – Multi Stations for High Productivity

Roller Press – Heavy Duty / High Productivity – Freeman SCHWABE
Precision Cutting of Half & Full Hide Leather and Multi-Layers of Fabric

For more information and specification on NEW Roller Press – click here

Exhibit at FoamExpo with NEW SCHWABE Press Design

Technical Maintenance + After Sales Service & Solutions 

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Video – Manual Side Die Loading SCHWABE Beam Press

Manual Side Die Loading with Pneumatic Clamps
Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press – SCHWABE USA Model SR270

Video – Unwind Feed System Cutting Luxury Vinyl Tiles 
Unwind Feed System Cutting Luxury Vinyl Tiles on Belt Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press – SCHWABE USA Model SR270

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Vinyl Material Industry Applications – Freeman Schwabe Presses

Vinyl is the world’s most versatile plastic, and is converted in a variety of different industries using Freeman Schwabe die cutting presses.

Here we review Vinyl (polyvinyl chloride or PVC), which is used to make everything from food wrap to auto body parts.

What is Vinyl?

Vinyl is composed of two simple building blocks: chlorine, based on common salt, and ethylene, from crude oil.
The resulting compound, ethylene dichloride, is converted at very high temperatures to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) gas. Through the chemical reaction known as polymerisation, VCM becomes a chemically stable powder, polyvinyl chloride resin.[Reference: https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=987]

Manufacturing Scrap

A significant amount of vinyl scrap (coming from polymer manufacturers and plastic processors) is collected and recycled. Overall, more than 99 percent of all manufactured vinyl compound ends up in a finished product, due to widespread post-industrial recycling.


Vinyl is often referred to as the “infrastructure plastic,” and with good reason. Approximately 70 percent of PVC is used in building and construction applications. Vinyl is used so widely in the construction industry because of its durability, easy installation and cost-effectiveness.[Vinyl Institute]


Vinyl plays a critical role in helping make modern modes of transportation safe, easy to maintain, cost effective and of high quality, while also reducing their impact on the environment.

Among the uses for vinyl in cars, planes, buses and trains are body side moldings, windshield system components, interior upholstery and flooring, under-the-hood electrical wiring, under-the-car abrasion coatings, floor mats; adhesives and sealants; other components such as dashboards, tray tables and arm rests.


Without doubt, the materials used in electrical applications like building and communications wire, fiber optic cabling and conduit must attain high standards of reliability and safety. Vinyl is the material used most frequently in wire and cable insulation and jacketing, as well as in rigid nonmetallic (NM) conduit and cable management systems.


For more than 50 years, vinyl’s performance and protectiveness have made it a critical material in such health care products and procedures as blood and intravenous bags, kidney dialysis and blood transfusions, cardiac catheters and endotracheal tubes. These products are regulated for safety by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Floor Covering

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications. Modern vinyl floor tiles and sheet flooring and versions of those products sold since the early 1980s are composed of colored  polyvinyl chloride(PVC) chips formed into solid sheets of varying thicknesses (1/8″ is most common) by heat and pressure. Floor tiles are cut into modular shapes such 12″ x 12″ squares or 12″ x 24″ rectangles. In installation the floor tiles or sheet flooring are applied to a smooth, leveled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive or tile mastic that remains pliable.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_composition_tile]

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is an industry term, not a standard, for vinyl that realistically mimics the appearance of natural materials with an added layer to improve wear and performance. The extra layer of protection is usually a heavy film covered with a UV-cured urethane that makes it scuff, stain and scratch resistant. Sometimes the term “luxury vinyl tile” is reserved for products that mimic stone and ceramic, whereas the term “luxury vinyl plank” is used for products that mimic wood.

For more information

Contact sales@freemanschwabe.com

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Roller Press – Heavy Duty / High Productivity – Freeman SCHWABE

Precision Cutting of Half & Full Hide Leather and Multi-Layers of Fabric

Roller Press – Heavy Duty / High Productivity

Die Cutting Half & Full Hide Leather and Fabric

Benefits – Roller Cutting Machine Press

  • Separately synchronized drives for steel rollers – no mechanical wear parts
  • Soft drive start and stop by frequency controlled drives for less abrasion of control elements
  • Different heights of cutting dies possible for each preparation table by height adjustment via servo drive – by using Multiturn-encoder the reference point drive is not necessary
  • Automatic monitoring of sandwich height by photo sensors
  • Siemens S7 PLC with touch panel and clear text error indication
  • Control cabinet is equipped with plugable elements, this ensures quick assembly and disassembly
  • Considerable adjustment and diagnostic possibilities by using MultiPanel MP 27
Roller Press – Heavy Duty / High Productivity
Precision Cutting of Half & Full Hide Leather 
and Multi-Layers of Fabric
Freeman Schwabe

This machine type is operated according to a „sandwich“ system and is ideal for cutting leather hides and multi layers of fabric. 

A “sandwich” consisting of one lower plastic board, the leather hide, the cutting dies and one upper plastic board is transported through two synchronized steel rollers. Thereby the leather hide is cut continuously. 

Each steel roller is driven via one frequency-regulated gear motor. The passage between the steel rollers is adjustable by a motor in steps of 0,1 mm.

Different “sandwich” heights can be chosen individually for each preparation table, The “sandwich” height of each preparation table is controlled via photo sensor on in- and outfeed side – this minimizes the wear of cutting dies and cutting boards.

The machine can be extended up to 10 preparation tables. Working with several preparation tables avoids downtimes. 

By a Siemens S7 control, installed in a separate switch board and the intelligent software, the process run is optimal controlled and cycle time can be reduced up to 66 %. Programming and diagnostic at site can be done by an operation friendly and password-protected touch screen. 

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Automotive “Noise, Vibration, Harshness”

SCHWABE USA Cutting PressesProudly Made IN USA

Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

Die Cutting Foam Applications for NVH

Different foam products are available to minimize NVH in vehicles e.g.

  • Polyether foams offer ideal cushioning and sound dampening capabilities
  • Polyester foams are compatible with fire-retardants and are more chemical resistant
  • Polyurethane foam is widely used in high resiliency flexible foam, and rigid foam insulation panels
NVH Automotive Foam Fabricator & Converter (Kewells)

Typical NVH solutions

There are three principal means of improving NVH

  1. reducing the source strength, as in making a noise source quieter with a muffler, or improving the balance of a rotating mechanism
  2. interrupting the noise or vibration path, with barriers (for noise) or isolators (for vibration)
  3. absorption of the noise or vibration energy, as for example with foam noise absorbers, or tuned vibration dampers.
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Automotive Interior Soft Trim – Die Cut and 3D Molded Parts

Leading Automotive Interior Trim and Seating manufacturing companies continue to use SCHWABE USA Die Vacuum Cutting Systems for high volume parts production.

High Volume Manufacturing of Auto Interior Trim and Seat Cover Components NOW 30% FASTERSchwabe USA Model Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press With Single Sided Die Vacuum System Model SR 675



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