First Schuler servo transfer press for Turkey
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 and read 538 times
Turkey-based automotive supplier AK-PRES, has installed a 1,600-tonne Schuler TSD servo transfer press to produce lightweight parts made of high-strength steels. Established in 1990, AK-PRES has two factories in Sakarya and Bursa and supplies shaped metal sheet and welding parts to automotive OEMs.
The company, which is among Turkey’s top 1,000 industrial organisations, has a policy of investing in the latest technologies to achieve sustainable growth and continuous development of the sector.
This is the first servo transfer press Schuler has ever installed in Turkey and is ideally suited for processing high-strength steels which are commonly used for lightweight applications.
Thanks to the operator-programmable time/travel motion sequences as well as the ability to provide rest times for in-die functions, processes such as welding and lasering can also be integrated reliably into the press cycle.
The TSD 1600 supplied to AK-PRES comes with a bed length of 6,100mm and a bed width of 2,500mm. The productivity can reach up to 40 strokes per min, depending on the programmed stroke height and kinematics.
Furthermore, it provides flexibility in press speed and die opening with its oscillating stroke mode.
Schuler’s TSD series can process a wide variety of components and materials from simple stamped parts to highly complex structural components.
The user interface developed by Schuler includes a curve generator, called the “Optimizer”, which carefully coordinates the slide kinematics and automation parameters to give highly reliable processes.
The try-out functions with a hand wheel and intelligent die change systems with semi or fully automatic die changes lead to short set-up and changeover times.