Blanking line installed at Thyssen Krupp

Posted on 11 Aug 2017 and read 251 times
Blanking line installed at Thyssen KruppTo meet increasing demand from the automotive industry, Thyssen Krupp Materials de Mexico has expanded its operations in Silao, Guanajuato, by installing a ‘state of the art’ Schuler blanking line featuring ServoDirect technology.

This can produce up to 45,000 aluminium and steel parts a day, and it has increased the site’s annual processing capacity by 70% (to 270,000 tonnes).

The line has been set to process aluminium and carbon steel for ‘exposed and unexposed’ automotive applications, including high-strength steel up to 1,200N/mm2 tensile strength.

From the initial coil line to the final stacker, Schuler supplied all parts of the blanking line; they are co-ordinated and operated by a single control and safety system.

At the heart of the line is an 800-tonne servo press with a top stamping rate of 75 strokes per min. Schuler says the machine’s programmable slide motion means productivity can be up to 150% more compared with a blanking line equipped with a conventional mechanical press.

The coil line features a maximum coil speed of 120m/min, while the roll feed with servo-direct drive offers accelerations up to 13m/sec2.

Belt-cleaning devices and wipers along the blanking line reduce cleaning intervals, with separate pairs of rolls provided for steel and aluminium.

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