If you are looking for a way to streamline your punching press operation, a servo feeder could be the answer. This powerful tool can work with a variety of presses, including large flywheel presses, pneumatic precision presses, and imported brand presses. However, to get the most out of your servo feeder, you need to know how to install and debug it properly. In this article, we’ll cover the five main steps for installing and debugging a servo feeder.
Step 1: Fix the Installation Plate
The first step is to fix the installation plate of the servo feeder on the side of the lower table of the press. It’s essential to ensure that the installation plate is aligned with the middle position of the T-slot on the table. Drill four M16 threaded holes at the side of the table according to the hole position on the installation plate, and then fix it. This step will ensure that the servo feeder is securely attached to the press.
Step 2: Lift and Align the Head
Use a forklift or crane to lift the head of the servo feeder and align it with the keyway on the fixed installation plate on the table. Once aligned, fix the head with the matching bolts. This step will ensure that the servo feeder is properly positioned on the press.
Step 3: Adjust the Slide
The fixed slide of the servo feeder typically has an adjustment range of about 100mm. After the mold of the press is installed, loosen the two bolts on the slide. Adjust the bolts fixed on the installation plate to adjust the feeding height of the servo feeder according to the height of the mold, and then tighten the bolts. This step will ensure that the servo feeder is correctly positioned to feed the material.
Step 4: Set the Relaxation
Set the relaxation of the servo feeder. If the installed feeder is a pneumatic feeder, connect the relaxation signal line to the cam group of the press and adjust it so that the servo feeder is in a relaxed state when the press stroke is close to 180 degrees. If a mechanical servo feeder is installed, the relaxation lever must be installed at the corresponding position on the press slide. If the stamping material is thin and there is a distance between the material support plate and the lower die, a guide plate must be added to avoid deviation during the feeding of the servo feeder. This step will ensure that the servo feeder operates correctly and without error.
Step 5: Connect the Feeding Signal Line
Connect the feeding signal line connected to the cam of the press, and set the servo feeder to start feeding when the press slide reaches 270 degrees. If the press does not have a cam group, a micro switch or proximity switch must be installed separately to realize the automatic feeding and relaxation of the servo feeder. This step will ensure that the servo feeder operates automatically and with precision.
Installing and debugging a servo feeder may seem daunting, but by following these five steps, you can have your servo feeder up and running in no time. Remember to ensure that the installation plate is fixed correctly, the head is properly aligned, the slide is adjusted, the relaxation is set, and the feeding signal line is connected. With the right installation and debugging, a servo feeder can improve the efficiency and accuracy of your punching press operation.