Electrical Vehicle Company
Stamping Press System Integrator
When it comes to large, complex press upgrades, our team has the experience and expertise needed to ensure success. Recently, our team partnered with a national electrical vehicle company to upgrade four of their mechanical stamping presses, include one 1,000-ton Clearing Press, one 1,000-ton Danly Press, and two 800-ton Danly Presses.
Our team is responsible for designing, building, installing, and commissioning a new control system for the presses along with a new safety PLC and safety ethernet encoder. We also will update outdated interfaces, light curtains, system lighting, and toggle switches. Our work will improve user safety, create consistent user interaction from press to press, and will ensure HMI interfacing across all of the presses.
Understanding that adherence to the six-week installation schedule was crucial, we performed an engineering design study. During this study, our team inspected and recorded the current state of each press, paying special attention to the access panels, motors, raceways, feedback switches, and solenoid components. We also reviewed and added to the functional design in order to ensure a safe and efficient installation. By collecting information and planning for every potential circumstance upfront, the engineering study helped identify challenges, mitigate risk, and avoid unplanned downtime early on in the project.
Using a milestone approach, our team will focus on upgrading the 800-ton Danly Press first and then will apply any lessons learned to the other press upgrades. This, paired with our engineering design study, will allow our team to complete the remaining three presses concurrently in order to adhere to the project schedule. Throughout the project, our team will adhere to OSHA and ANSI B11 machine safety standards for each press.
Success on this project means a safe, accurate, and efficient press upgrade completed on time and within budget. We are confident that our skills and experience with press upgrades paired with our project management approach will ensure success.
Grand Rapids, MI
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