Automotive Seating and Interior Trim: Faster Cutting and Better Yield vs NC Cutting Systems

Watch SCHWABE USA die cutting demo video showing different applications used in the Auto Seating & Auto Interior Trim Industry.

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Auto Seating & Auto Interior Trim Applications SCHWABE Die Cutting

SCHWABE USA Die Cutting Presses & Systems are proudly Made in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and are the popular choice for manufacturing in the Automotive Seating and Interior Trim industry.

SCHWABE USA Die Cutting Systems cut high volumes of materials FASTER and provide a BETTER YIELD (and ROI) than NC Cutting Systems.

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Auto Seating & Auto Interior Trim Capabilities 2017 – 2018 – SCHWABE USA

Latest Automotive Seating & Interior Trim Capabilities  

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Check out the new car interiors of 2017

Always interesting to review trends in the Auto Interior industry, which is a key market  for Freeman Schwabe & SCHWABE USA cutting presses.Auto Interior Capabilities.002

This post includes extracts from an article in The Car Connection outlining the “Best in New car interiors of 2017”.

The Car Connection gives points to cars …” that provide good comfort for the number of seat belts allotted, they need to offer terrific utility given their intended missions and there needs to be exhibited a close attention to detail in terms of textures, materials, features, and conveniences”.2017-bentley-mulsanne_100556546_m

Bentley merits a second mention here for its flagship four-door, which coddles like few other vehicles on earth. At over $300,000, it should be fancy—after all, this is a list of the best interiors on the market.”


“The BMW wows us with its abilities, yet it never overwhelms. Moreover, there’s not a bad seat in the house and BMW is finally learning how to tastefully offer some exotic and daring interior trims and shades”.


“There are nice materials and some interesting color options available on the Pacifica, and its controls are logically-arrayed, but what really sets it apart is how well it handles passengers and their cargo”.

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NEW Floor Covering Capabilities Video by Freeman Schwabe

The new Freeman Schwabe company video shows SCHWABE USA die cutting presses and systems, cutting carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tiles and planks. SCHWABE USA machines are proudly built in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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The new Flooring Video is one of over 100 videos on the Freeman Schwabe YouTube Channel .

The video titled Flooring Tiles & Planks and Mats, Hydraulic Die Cutting Presses Systems shows machine demonstrations of:

  • Cutting Luxury Vinyl floor tiles on a SCHWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press SR180 tons, with slab feed system
  • Cutting Carpet Tiles on a SCHWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press SR230 tons with an edge guide system to ensure the material aligned
  • Cutting Luxury Vinyl Planks on a SCHWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press SR230 tons, with a PVC slab auto feed system
  • SCHWABE “Super High Speed” Hydraulic Beam Press capable of 100 strokes a minute
  • Flooring Material Handling Systems including Pallet Conveyors and Side Die Loading.


For more information go to the Freeman Schwabe website section on Flooring Applications.

To review the SCHWABE USA Machine Specifications click here to download PDF versions.

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Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank growth in Floor Covering Market

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The Flooring Market, especially Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks, continue to show growth across USA and Europe, which is good news, as SCHWABE USA supplies die cutting presses and cutting systems to 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.


Straight Ram Beam Press Model SR-180 Die Cutting Luxury Vinyl Floor Tiles with Automatic tile feeder

In the USA there is a notable pent up demand since the market recession in 2009-2010, and the market still remains 27% below the peak year of 2005.

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In USA the Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) sector is showing sales growth in the US marketplace, with an annual growth rate of 13% reflecting the strong consume demand for the product which has excellent visuals that can be made to look like wood, stone or any other material,

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Many of the Global Floor Manufacturers have reshored production to USA from China and built new facilities or converted existing plants to produce LVT.

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SCHWABE USA cutting presses are engineered and built in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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SCHWABE USA Presses – Made In Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Herman Schwabe innovator

Herman Schwabe was an American pioneer and innovator in the manufacture of die cutting machines.

Which later developed into the sophisticated hydraulic die cutting presses we engineer and build today at Freeman Schwabe’s manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.Freeman Schwabe Headquarters


SCHWABE USA Presses and Cutting Systems are rugged, dependable and durable & engineered and built in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA ….built stronger to last longer

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Our engineers will work with you to analyze your production requirements and find the best design solution for you application needs.

SCHWABE Hydraulic Presses 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

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Beam Hydraulic Presses

Manufacturing Benefits

1. OEM manufactured by SCHWABE USA in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, providing quality assurance and superior long term performance AND 100% OSHA compliant.


2. The hydraulic cylinder placement, when used on a solid platen, tends to elastically match the deflection of the table bed rather than the separation that will occur with pull down (4 Post) press designs.
The Schwabe Straight Ram SR Series design allows for full tonnage over the entire stroke of the platen.

3. Side die loading is a unique option with this design while providing fast die changeover benefits typically less than 3 minutes, Quick Die Change (QDC)

Fast Automatic Tool Transfer

4. The press dimensions can be customized without affecting the action of the press. This is because the platen guiding and cylinder mounting are centralized in the top structure. The Press dimensions start at 32” Deep x 64” Wide and are available up to 60″ x 80″ or larger

5. 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, working height is ergonomically friendly at 36” ( 900mm)

6. The press structure is simple and has only three moving parts namely: platen, center 579313.jpgguide, and hydraulic cylinder rods. Because of this design simplicity the maintenance of the press itself is limited to lubrication. No linkage movement, no bushing, bearings etc. hidden inside the press weldment which are expensive to repair, maintain, replace.

7. The unique Schwabe SR Series Press design makes it easy to incorporate all types of material infeed and outfeed systems, excellent for cutting roll or sheet materials.

8. Hydraulic cylinders are removable from the open structure of the top piece not hidden in a table bed structure. Rod seals can be changed without removing the cylinders in most designs.
Hydraulics featuring Rex Roth Cylinders, Valves, Pumps, free standing power unit allows easy access for maintenance.

9. Allen Bradley controls standard; Siemens optional

10. The SR can be fitted with various positive stop configurations: table, platen, and overhead mounted stops. The over head stops are especially suited for side die loading applications. Positive Stops are used when cutting against a belt or steel for kiss-cutting applications.


For more information and RFQ

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