Serapid Designs a Cost-saving Quick Die System for Manufacturer
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2013 — Every day companies are looking for new ways to minimize capital expenditures, and one appliance manufacturer found an ingenious solution with Serapid Quick Die Change (QDX) systems.
The idea was to stop outsourcing parts and bring additional production in-house. The process being considered involved the production of over 15,000 pieces per day in two shifts. For this the company was able to bring in a 400 ton Verson press from a sister plant for a coil-fed progressive die set-up. The press was refurbished and a feed line was included, but they were left with the prospect of extensive and costly modifications to the press in order to standardize clamping and avoid a time-consuming manual fixture change.
Serapid, the leader in custom die handling solutions, was consulted, and Serapid’s engineers came up with a design for a T-table with slotted sub plates specifically for this particular application. Built for a fraction of the cost of a press modification, the table also has rollerbar extensions that can swing away, creating an aisle that allows total access to both the front and the back of the press.
Serapid has a longstanding commitment to continued innovation and product development as well as to providing leadership in the advancement of engineering practices worldwide.
The award winning lift, quick die change and horizontal transfer system provider, Serapid, Inc. (www.serapid.com), specializes in Rigid Chain Technology for applications in diverse industries including: architecture, nuclear, medical, defense, steel, automation, engineering, manufacturing, theater, and entertainment. Serapid has thousands of successful high-profile installations worldwide.
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