Die Cutting Press With Infeed / Outfeed Pinch Roll System

Converting Material for Automotive Interior Trim

SCHWABE USA Model SR270 Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with Infeed / Outfeed Pinch Roll System

We recently built a SCHWABE USA Model SR270 Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press at the SCHWABE USA manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA for a Top OEM supplier of Die Cut Parts to the automotive interior trim industry focused on non-metallic die-cut parts delivering solutions for acoustic, air/water sealing, and BSR applications, and our customer continues to be “fast and flexible and capable of producing 2 million parts per day or die-cut prototype parts with 24-48 hours”.

We are proud to supply the SCHWABE USA Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR270 to this Top OEM manufacturer which was the first in it’s field to achieve TS 16949 / ISO 14001 certification.from website

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SCHWABE USA Press Construction

Central Guide Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with quad (4) 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 bed, rather than having the head and bed gap the way conventional four post presses tend to do.Untitled 2

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/toggle mechanism. The Schwabe exclusive design eliminates the need for adjustment should the system be carrying an unbalanced load.

There are only five (5) moving parts in the Schwabe SR design; there is no linkages thereby resulting in less scheduled maintenance and easy serviceability.

 

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General Specifications

Cutting Force – 270 U.S. Tons

Head & Bed Size – 48”D x 68”W Max. Material Width – 60″W

Cutting Stroke – 8”

 

Daylight Opening – 10” from head to bed without cutting surface.
Stroke Control – Linear transducer
Cutting Surface – Nylon cutting pad
Pad Shifter – Shifts the pad in a linear motion to extend the normal life of the cutting surface. Pneumatic Adjustable Die Rails – Mounted to the head

Hydraulic System – Freestanding hydraulic powered unit includes pump, hoses, valves, gauges, etc. 

Operates at 3600 psi

Safety

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.
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.

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Infeed / Outfeed Pinch Roll System

Infeed Pinch Roll Feed System with Conveyor Belt – Manually adjustable pinch roll able to accommodate various material thicknesses up to 5”.

Both rollers power driven by VFD complete with heavy duty steel frame construction conveyor system. Infeed conveyor approximately 6” beyond fixed guard.

Outfeed Pinch Roll Feed System with Parts Picking Conveyor – Manually adjustable pinch roll able to accommodate various material thicknesses up to 5”.

Both rollers power driven by VFD complete with heavy duty steel frame construction conveyor system. Length is approximately 110” and will roll away on locking casters with electrical interlock. Roll away parts picking conveyor to roll straight back approximately 70” from press to aid in tool change.

For more information

Contact sales@freemanschwabe.com

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Freeman SCHWABE – 2018 Vendor Appreciation Party

2018 Vendor Appreciation Party

This year our Vendor Appreciation Party event was held on March 22nd at the Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Greg DeFisher – Freeman Schwabe President & CEO reminded everyone the reason and objective of the annual company Vendor Appreciation Party:

“Our intent was realizing that there is no way we could have achieved our success as a Company without our vendors’ commitment and passion, we decided each year to show our gratitude by hosting this event.”

The following Suppliers were celebrated and recognizedfor their achievements:Photos sent to Greg for names and titleskey.005

Freeman SCHWABE – DELTEC Supplier of the Year 2018

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Freeman SCHWABE – CHIORINO Support & Services Supplier of the Year 2018

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Freeman SCHWABE – Napoleon Machine New Supplier of the Year 2018

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Freeman SCHWABE – Vendor Appreciation Party 2018

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Freeman SCHWABE – Vendor Appreciation Party 2018

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SCHWABE Adds Customer Service On-Line Messaging /Chat to Website

SCHWABE Customer Messaging Service

Freeman SCHWABE is currently testing a Customer Support Online Chat service (using TAWK.to messaging app) which will appear periodically on each viewing page of the website.

When you see the Chat Bubble in the lower right hand corner of the screen, online support is available.

Try it out for quick answers to your queries or questions.

Let us know what you think.

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Side Die Loading plus Transfer Cart – Saves Time & Money

Side Die Loading plus Transfer Cart – Die Cutting LVT Luxury Vinyl Floor Tiles

One of our major USA Floor Covering Manufacturing clients recently bought a SCHWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR230, with the Automatic Side Die Loading option, with a Die Transfer Cart, and is now saving time and money while manufacturing luxury vinyl floor tiles. The side loading die allows a quick die change, and is 60% faster than other die changing methods.

 

Benefits of SCHWABE USA Quick Die Change (QDC)Reduces set-up times and adds productivity improvements in job or program changes.Image Drawing

Reduces significantly the risk of damage to expensive tooling and tooling repair costs.

Very ergonomically friendly i.e. approximately 38” from the floor

Operator can easily load or unload tooling by themselves without the use of hoists, cranes, etc.

Multiple types of tooling can be accommodated such as
Steel Rule Dies,
Matched Metal Dies,
Flooring Tile Dies etc.
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The SCHWABE Presses dimensions start at 32” Deep x 64” Wide and are available up to 80″ x 80″ or larger

The bed height can be lower than pull down or base linkage presses since the beds only function is to provide a flat stiff structure. Standard Working Bed Height is 34”.

The Schwabe Straight Ram SR Series Press begins at 115 Tons of cutting force and is available up to 2,500 Tons of cutting force or more, and are built in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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The unique Schwabe SR Series Press design makes it easy to incorporate many combinations of material feeds.

Remote Hydraulics featuring Rex Roth Cylinders, Valves, Pumps
Allen Bradley controls standard; Siemens optional

OSHA & CE compliant.

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Quick Side Die Loading Hydraulic Beam Press – Cutting LVT Press – Custom Feed System

Die Cutting Luxury Vinyl Floor Planks 

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press MODEL SR230 with Custom Feed System

General Specifications

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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.

Positive Stops – Wedge style steel stop blocks enhance belt life and prevent accidental cutting through the belt.
Die Mounting – Six (6) fixed position pneumatic clamping cylinders located on the head of press lift and clamp into position, maximum weight of 4,500 lbs. Dies travel along robust lateral with hard end stop for accurate positioning every time.

Safety Features


Safety Guarding – Meets or exceeds all OSHA machine safety requirements including specification 1910.217(f) as interpreted by Manufacturer.
Type IV light curtain in front of the pick and place unit, in feed, and out feed sides of the press, total three (3).
Rigid extruded profile aluminum framework. Lexan panels around feed system/press, including various electrically interlocked access doors with OSHA compliant switches.
Head Safety Block – For working under the head of the press.
E-Stop Safety Relays

Side Die Load/Unload Capability
– Allows die to be easily loaded/unloaded from left side of Press from Customer supplied die cart. Dies will be able to be changed in equal to or less than 3 minutes. Improved Operator safety and speed. Does not require any overhead cranes, hoists, lifting gear, die attachments etc. Approx. 90” x 120” in size
located to the left of the Press on Infeed side.

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Industrial Die Cutting White Non-Woven Insulation Material (Low Bio-Persistent)

Schwabe Model SR115 Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press With Cutting on Belt Clamp Feed System

Customer Requirement and SCHWABE USA Solution

A recent client required an efficient manufacturing process to cut and shape a Non Woven Material to be used as Insulation in a new large car battery innovation, the material is a low bio persistent fiber and supplied as roll goods.

Recommendation

Schwabe USA recommended die cutting with a steel rule on a SCHWABE Model 115 Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press on a continous nylon conveyor with a clamp feed system, from dual unwind system custom roll stand by DoubleE with brake system.

General Specifications

Cutting Force – 115 U.S. Tons

Cutting Platen Size – 66”D x 80”W

Cutting Stroke – 8”

Cutting Speed – 10 to12 Strokes per Minute with 63” feed
Daylight Opening – 9”, not including cutting surface.

Stroke Control – Linear transducer

Cutting Surface – Nylon cutting belt.

Die Mounting – Head mounted die with fixed position die rails

Hydraulic System – Freestanding hydraulic powered unit includes pump, hoses, valves, gauges, etc.DSCF5234

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.

 Feed System

The continuous Nylon Belt Conveyor traveling through press, is utilized as a material carrier and cutting surface, transported by a rear-mounted motor combined with a clamp feed unit. Pneumatic Clamp Feed mounted on rear of press set to operate automatically in conjunction with cutting cycle.

Clamp Feed complete with one (1) movable pneumatically actuated clamp bar with linear bearing guide (for a maximum feeding distance of approximately 63” roll material in one movement); one (1) pneumatically actuated fixed clamp bar with controls, and both clamps equipped with stop mechanism to control closing position so that material is not crushed.

Out feed belt length is approximately 40″ and is completely guarded. The guarding is made of aluminum frame with 1’ mesh guarding, which allows the operator a clear vision of the cutting area.

Electrical Specifications

Power Requirements – 230V, 3 phase, 60 cycle

Amperage Service – 350 Amp

Controls

Panel Control – Allen Bradley PLC and touch screen operator interface controls (menu driven). Includes 250-die memory for recall of feed length, sheet rows, etc., (accessed thru a touch screen). Includes various production/maintenance reports (screens) menu
driven as well as computerized diagnostics with Ethernet capability for telephone diagnostics/trouble-shooting.
Operational – Controls for set-up and operation, with low pressure die height setting.
Press Shutdown – Mushroom type shut-off button easily assessable at the control panel and on all corners of the machine. 5.4.Activation – Push button activation after input of information thru the Operator Interface/Touch Screen.
Stroke Counter – With automatic shutdown accessed through the Touch Screen.
Remote Connectivity – Included

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Energy-efficient Hydraulics slash operating costs

Freeman Schwabe is proud to work with best in class suppliers like Hydrotech which builds the stand alone hydraulic power units for the Schwabe USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press.

Cutting energy costs in hydraulic systems by up to 80%.

Hydrotech is respected for their innovative ideas and technical expertise, and also the development of Energy Efficient Hydraulics, for example, the variable-speed pump which drives supply for only the power a process requires, cutting energy costs in hydraulic systems by up to 80%.

 

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Typical applications

Variable-speed pump drives aren’t warranted for every hydraulic system.

But engineers should consider them whenever a machine cycle has fluctuating flows. “Intelligent” servodrives sense demand and regulate speed and, thus, power consumption of the electric motors. The more time a machine spends running under partial-load conditions, the greater the potential energy savings.

Applications where variable-speed pump drive offer substantial energy savings include: • Machine tools • Plastics-processing machines • Die casting • Presses • Woodworking and Papermaking.

Summary


Traditional hydraulics run at a constant speed and generate flow without regard to the actual power needed by a machine.
• Variable speed electric drives rotate pumps at their most efficient speed to supply only the hydraulic power a process requires.
• Engineers should consider using variable speed pump drives whenever a machine cycle has fluctuating flows.


Freeman Schwabe will be attending the Foam Expo North America: SmallConference / Trade Show in Novi, Michigan During March 6 – 8th 2018.
Contact Us / Opportunity to Meet
If you will also be at the Foam Expo Conference & Exhibition let’s take the opportunity to meet up.
Contact us by EMail sales@freemanschwabe.com
or Call us to reserve a date & time +1 513 947 2888
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