NASHUA, NH U.S.A. (June 15, 2023) – Greenerd Press & Machine Company has announced it will be highlighting the company’s extensive hydraulic press and automation capabilities at FABTECH Booth #D40833 located at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from September 11-14, 2023. 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 turnkey-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-inch 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," commented Greenerd Press & Machine Company’s CEO, Mr. Jerry Letendre. "For even greater manufacturing efficiency, we are able to provide our hydraulic press customers with turnkey, 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 industry's leader in automated manufacturing equipment. 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 non-press 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.
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About Greenerd Press & Machine Company
Founded in New England in 1883, Greenerd has designed and built thousands of high-quality custom and standard hydraulic presses since 1934. Designed to meet challenging application needs, Greenerd presses are made to withstand the rigors of around-the-clock production and deliver many decades of service.
Greenerd has decades of in-house applications engineering experience, successfully designing presses for a broad range of manufacturing applications. Utilizing the latest engineering technologies, Greenerd engineers design and build innovative, safe, efficient, reliable hydraulic press solutions with the latest controls and automation features. For more information, contact Mr. Tom Lavoie at Greenerd. Phone number 800-877-9110, x 251, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.greenerd.com.
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