KEB drive controllers help optimise servo-hydraulic press operation
Posted on 26 Jan 2022 and read 1369 times
, which has a UK subsidiary in Wellingborough, has supplied a variety of drive controllers from its Combivert range, as well as Active Infeed Converters, to MS-Hydraulik
, a developer of servo-hydraulic press technology based in Hattingen, Germany.
The KEB products were specified for a special purpose, 1,200-tonne capacity servo-hydraulic press that produces large individual steel parts for vehicle construction.
While developing the high-performance servo press, MS-Hydraulik turned to KEB Automation as its partner for servo drive controllers and energy efficiency. Michael Stangier, CEO of MS-Hydraulik, said: “We wanted to show what possibilities there were to build more efficient presses. KEB has been a loyal and reliable partner in planning the implementation and I greatly appreciate their ability to work as a team.”
During the planning stage of the new servo press, Mr Stangier relied on KEB’s Active Infeed Converter solution (also known as ‘Active Front End’ technology). This enables both energy consumption from the national grid and energy output to the grid. With the newly developed servo press, customers can save up to 70% on energy costs; and thanks to ‘an extremely precise production method’ rejects can also be reduced.
In total, MS-Hydraulik used 10 Combivert F6 drive controllers and two Combivert S6 drive controllers, as well as two F5 Active Infeed Converters.
Davide Fusari, KEB sales engineer, said: “It is always great to see users such as Michael Stangier making the most of our products. This machine is an absolute premium product, due to its size and performance.”