Data-connected presses

Data-connected presses

September 5, 2019

Schuler Group

Redesigned MC 125 stamping presses can be monitored constantly, ensuring productivity. The functionalities are also available on mobile devices.

Digital solutions can accelerate production startup significantly. Schuler’s servo presses come with a software called Smart Assist which guides the user through the process step-by-step with the aid of videos and graphics, optimizes the movement curves of the slide and transfer fully automatically, and transfers the data to the overall system. Compared to setting up the system manually, which can take up to 8 hours for an expert, the Smart Assist reduces the process to just 30 minutes.

Compared to cold forming, significantly more factors influence the production process in hot stamping, which is usually done with hydraulic presses. Here, Schuler’s process monitoring solution records the exact temperature of the red-hot blanks as they leave the furnace, the amount of time that passes before they are placed in the die, the press force applied, and many other things. Parameters have a direct effect on the part quality, and stampers can track and trace these parts with pinpoint accuracy.