Promess Inc. is introducing a new smart assembly press with fully integrated servo drive, force and position sensing, and controller electronics in a single light-weight package. This new product, called FlexIQ, is designed for high-mix assembly environments and delivers the flexibility needed to precisely assemble hundreds of part model variations in small batch production while verifying the quality of every part through onboard data acquisition and monitoring algorithms.
FlexIQ is a compelling replacement for arbor or pneumatic presses that are traditionally used for high-volume assembly. The FlexIQ has built-in algorithms called “process types” that handle common applications such as bearing pressing, staking, crimping, bushing insertion, compliant pin pressing, as well as press-to-shoulder and press-to-distance. This approach using process types allows Promess to deliver decades of application expertise in a package that is easily installed and made operational in less than an hour and brings companies into the age of Smart manufacturing.