Traditional conveyors are seldom equipped with self-alarm systems, therefore they fail on communicating with the stamping press and preventing damages. Downtime due to malfunctioning of these conveyors can be very costly either in forms of production interruptions or, in worst scenario, tool damage. Piling up scraps caused from output problem risk shocking and breaking stamping tools and damaging press equipment. Even if the production could be hailed promptly, the productivity is adversely effected by time consuming troubleshooting.
Lars Sandberg, the inventor of Conveyor 22’s electric linear conveyor, presents his solution:
– Being deeply aware of such key issue, I integrated a motion sensor into our conveyors which works as a self-monitoring alarm system. In the event of an interference, our conveyor talks with the operating system directly through sending a warning signal. The whole production line becomes halted without external sensors needed. We give maximum security to our customers.
The extra security makes many big companies choose Conveyor 22. After testing the first conveyor for 1.5 years, SCANIA in Oskarshamn decided to build 8 conveyors into their new stamping press tool. Production Technician Tobias Carreberg explains the benefit of the built-in alarm system:
– Conveyor 22’s conveyors make our job easier. In case of interference, we get an alarm from the conveyor and we can see exactly where the problem exists without troubleshooting needed. Now we do not risk getting scraps piled up which could cause tool damage. We are very satisfied with Conveyor 22.
Automation Technician Nicklas Nordlöf tells that:
– The electric conveyors are fully integrated into the stamping press tool and controlled by our PLC system. The evacuation duration of these conveyors is programmed from first punching to a few minutes after last punching.
“Sometimes what never happens, is the most important of all”, as Volvo says. The security of conveyors should be one of the most important buying criteria, when take into account the overall costs of stamping tools and press equipment. Small output devices matter a lot.
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8 conveyors built into 1 stamping press tool, digitally controlled by SCANIA
Conveyor 22 has developed a space saving plate for inserting an entire output device into various manufacturing machines. It can be pushed in or under a stamping tool and locked in a few seconds. With the double hand tensioners, the whole conveyor unit is stably locked in the tool. Quick Cassette is available in different versions with three different options on width.
Quick Cassette has solved the space problem for stamping press output in EBP i Olofström. At the beginning of 2017, EBP in Olofström bought two conveyors with insert fasteners “Quick Cassette” and feeding trays from Conveyor 22. Quick Cassette is a 85 mm high conveyor unit that can be pushed into the press tool. Feedback from Patrik Henriksson, Press Process Engineer at EBP:
– Without this solution for our output problem, we had not been able to undertake this stamping project.
– The equipment has been working perfect since the first day. It is so quiet that you risk forgetting to turn it off when the working day is over.
CEO of Conveyor 22 AB, Anne-Maj Öström says: “We want to make the output more convenient regardless of space limitation for stamping press industry. Productivity should be the focus rather not to be limited by small output issues. ”
See film: Quick Cassette in production
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Conveyor 22 has developed an easy and cost-effective solution for moving the complete conveyor unit among manufacturing machines. It has been successfully delivered to Lindab Profile AB in Förslöv.
Stamping presses are commonly equipped with one or more conveyors for getting the surplus and finished part out. A permanently installed conveyor in a fixed position can be complicate and difficult to reposition, wasting valuable time and resources. For example, rebuilding the whole conveyor system when changing tools or not using the conveyor while the machine is out of production. The accumulated cost of handling such a fixed conveyor system is high.
As an additional method of mounting the conveyor on a manufacturing machine, the Steady Stand is an alternative attachment to fasten the conveyor with feeding trays and other extra features. Thus, the usage of output device becomes infinitely flexible and efficient.
Several satisfied customers are already using Steady Stand in their production lines. On this occasion, we designed a low-profile model “Steady Stand 500” and equipped it to fit beneath Lindab Profile’s stamping press: Conveyor Black Line 141, Steady Stand 500 with 3-wheel adapter ensuring stability on uneven surfaces and tray support with sliding parts. The control box is mounted directly on the Steady Stand and the cable between conveyor and control box is stored within the stand. Steady Stand 500 is concrete-filled, weighing 150 kg and has lockable wheels.
We want the stamping press industry to maximize the use of our conveyors and make their production faster, more efficient and profitable.
See a film from Lindab Profil: Steady Stand 500 in production