How to select Right Cutting Press to Meet your Application / Converting needs.

Freeman Schwabe Efficient Cutting Presses & Software Solutions

Freeman Schwabe Efficient Cutting Presses & Software Solutions

Assessment Process to determine the optimum Machine Press and Application.

Freeman SCHWABE works with each individual client to understand each customer’s Application Needs and provide the optimum Application Solution and Machine Press for your Material and the Converting manufacturing process.

To identify the optimum solution and machine press we follow a RFQ Assessment Process which is outlined below

1. Current Production Process

  • Equipment used?
  • Type and size of die
  • Die and cutting surface configuration
  • What type of feed system?
  • Objective/Reason for new system:

2. Production Requirements

  • What is the end product?
  • Number of cut parts per Hour, Shift, Day, Week, Month, Year?
  • Production shifts per day
  • Number of Operators Planned
  • Number of Different Size/Shape Parts
  • Largest Part to be cut (L x W)
  • Smallest Part to be cut (L x W)
  • Number of Layers
  • Voltage Requirements
  • Air Requirement

3. Cutting Die Die
Type (Circle One): Steel Rule – Forged – Clicker – Solid Machined – Other

  • Die Height
  • Maximum (including Vacuum Slug Box)?
  • Minimum
  • Number of Cavities in Die
  • Minimum Number of Inches of Rule
  • Maximum Number of Inches of Rule
  • Ejection Rubber Description

What type of rule (if steel rule): Straight, Large Serrated , Small Serrated, etc.

  • Board Size –
  • Maximum: (L x W)
  • Minimum (L x W)
  • Maximum Board Thickness:
  • Minimum Board Thickness:
  • Maximum Rule Height:
  • Minimum Rule Height:
  • Current die maker:

4. Materials to be Converted
Materials Description
*Provide samples and/or photos of material

  • Roll Description
  • Number of Rolls Needed
  • FSM to quote the roll or customer supplied?
  • Maximum Width of Roll
  • Minimum Width of Roll
  • Roll Diameter (OD)
  • Core Diameter (ID)
  • Maximum Roll Weight(s)
  • Minimum Roll Weight (s)
  • Sheet Description
  • Maximum Sheet Size (L x W)
  • Minimum Sheet Size (L x W)
  • Maximum Thickness
  • Minimum Thickness
  • Stack Height

Type of Machine Requested

Tonnage required? (Known or Pressure Test Required*)
*If pressure test is required, die & material MUST be sent to FSM for evaluation.

  • Daylight
  • Stroke
  • Bottom Stroke Control (Linear Transducer, Manual Positive Stops, Motorized Positive Stops, etc.)
  • Type of Cutting Surface
    Is the cutting surface located on the head or bed of press?
    What type of cutting surface movement (none, linear, oscillating)?
  • Die Location – Head or Bed?
    If die is in head, type of mounting (manually, pneumatically, etc.):
    Type of Controls Requested?

6. Feed System:
Type of Feed System Requested:

  • Infeed:
    Frequency drive or servo drive?
    Pinch Roll or Clamping Beam
    Belt Conveyer?
    Staging Area Required? If yes, what length (outside of the guard)?
  • Outfeed:
    Frequency drive or servo drive?
    Pinch Roll or Clamping Beam
    Belt Conveyer
    Staging Area Required? If yes, what length (outside of the guard)?
    Table – Single / Dual
    Movement – Manual / Motorized / Servo/Direct Drive Belt
    Progressive Feed – Manual / MotorizedTo Calculate Speed:
    What is the feed distance?
    Required Stroke?

7. Timing / Budget

When does the customer need the quote?

Estimated Budget for Equipment
Is this budget approved?
What is the time frame to purchase?
How do they plan to pay? (Finance, capital equipment budget, etc.)

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