Even though automation technology has become highly sophisticated, there is always potential to make processes even better. A stacking system for blanks shows how even the smallest of innovations in pneumatic cylinders and valves can result in a major leap forward in safety and efficiency.
Big is beautiful: 500 cylinders DSBC with self-adjusting cushioning PPS and individual valves VUVG push metal sheets synchronously.
The synchronous adjustment of the 500 pneumatic cylinders in the NSM stacking system used to be anything but easy. With the outdated cylinders DNCB, the cushioning PPV had to be adjusted individually. For safety and to facilitate visual inspection, the adjusting screws were covered with sealing wax. Adjusting the cushioning of the 500 cylinders to make sure that it was absolutely synchronous was not only extremely time- and labour-intensive, but also lacking in precision compared with the new cylinders DSBC.
Thanks to the new self-adjusting cushioning PPS, each individual cylinder is always cushioned identically and advances completely in sync. This not only protects the blanks, but also reduces maintenance costs by up to 70 per cent and permanently reduces downtimes for the new system. These are significant advantages for NSM Magnettechnik in the competitive automotive industry.
Gaps for even pressure: The pneumatic pusher heads operate between the magnetic conveyors.
Area of business: Development, construction and sales of customised systems for press automation, packaging automation and conveying systems