New Transfer Tooling Setup is Easy With T-SIM Solutions
Plant record for new die setup!
The Project: 6 station (2) out Bk Body Plr Inr Upr (New Tooling)
The Problem: Customer was having difficulties setting up new transfer dies
Excessive time spent positioning fingers for best panel control
Inadequate finger clearance issues
New dies required additional machining to make work
Setup personnel would have to create timing curves in the press rather than running production
The new die design was ran through a T-SIM provider during the initial design phase (around 75%) in order to find and report bottlenecks along with all crash and clearance issues. All issues were clearly reported on the Corrective Action Report (CAR) and the T-SIM provider also made minor design suggestions to help improve the efficiency of the die.
Once the designers implemented the CAR items (approx. 95% design phase), the die design was re-checked by T-SIM software and Auto-Optimization was used to create best timing curves for smooth panel control and highest possible SPM rate.
Press settings and setup sheets showing exact finger positions were provided to setup personnel.
Die entered production within four hours from the start of setup (new plant record).
Die immediately achieved the desired SPM rate, and as speed is ramped up press is “maxed-out” at 18 SPM
Panel movement is very smooth and controlled with no issues.
Designer, Builder, Stamper are very satisfied.
On our first project the die entered production in record time and with a high SPM rate. We are very happy with the results. -L&W