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Innovative Hydraulic Press Solutions

Greenerd Press & Machine Company will be highlighting the company's extensive hydraulic press and automation capabilities at FABTECH booth D40833. Application experts and design engineers from Greenerd will be available to discuss specific user applications and press requirements.

Greenerd offers unique hydraulic press applications and automation solutions for a range of industries. One example that demonstrates these capabilities is an automated two-press, two-robot production cell that Greenerd designed, engineered, built and turn-key-installed that enables unattended production of large aluminum pressure vessels.

Using sensors to locate pallets of blanks that have been placed in a pallet staging area, the first FANUC robot picks a blank, detects and rejects any double-blanks and transfers the blank to a fully integrated and automated blank lube station. That robot then picks a previously lubricated blank and loads it into a Greenerd deep-draw press with a 76" stroke.

A second FANUC robot then catches and transfers the formed parts to a second Greenerd press for a punching operation. The two-press production cell uses a centralized control station, which sets the operating parameters of both presses and controls the action sequences of both FANUC robots. All equipment in the cell is automatically updated with new process parameters when changing between products.

"To meet the demands of today's challenging applications, we are providing manufacturers with press solutions that are flexible, productive and reliable as well as often being quite large and complex," said Jerry Letendre, CEO, Greenerd Press & Machine Company. "For even greater manufacturing efficiency, we are able to provide our hydraulic press customers with turn-key, state-of-the-art robotic and other product handling solutions."

Greenerd is a Tier 1 Industrial Authorized Robot System Integrator of FANUC America Corporation. The partnership gives Greenerd full access to the comprehensive offerings of FANUC robots, including all models, training and support, providing state-of-the-art automation solutions in short time frames. Complete, fully integrated production systems can be provided, including simple raw material feeding systems, and robotic solutions including loading/unloading the press, the ability to perform an optional secondary part manipulation or process, automated inspection of parts and stacking finished products for downstream processes. The scope of automation can also encompass part inspection systems, ranging from small sensors to complex camera inspections, and temperature monitoring/control of press and nonpress related systems. Streaming critical production data to and from the press is also offered.

Greenerd's extensive line of hydraulic presses are available in a variety of styles ranging from gap frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, with unlimited size and tonnage capabilities. Greenerd has a long tradition of designing, engineering and manufacturing customized hydraulic presses with product handling solutions.

For more information contact:

Greenerd Press and Machine Co., Inc.

41 Crown Street

P.O. Box 886

Nashua, NH 03061

800-877-9110 / 603-889-4101

FABTECH Booth D40833

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