Selection of E-Type Feed Electromagnetic Valve
The E-type feed electromagnetic valve offers an excellent solution for specific situations with standard air feeders. Typically, air feeders function by pressing the floating rod under the guide plate on the slide to achieve feeding action. However, there are instances where this method falls short. For example, when the punch requires long-distance feeding or the vertical distance on the punch is too short, the conventional feeding action using the downward floating rod becomes ineffective.
To overcome these challenges, the E-type electromagnetic valve comes to the rescue. It replaces the guide rod and allows for accurate control of the feeding time. By employing a micro switch connected to the cam of the punch and the proximity electromagnetic valve, the E-type valve enables precise feeding actions. This enhancement ensures that your feeding operations are always on point, even in challenging scenarios.
Selection of R-Type Relaxation Electromagnetic Valve
The standard air feeder lacks relaxation functionality, leading to the continuous accumulation of feeding errors during prolonged operations. This accumulation hampers the assurance of repeat feeding accuracy and negatively impacts the quality of stamped products. However, the addition of the R-type relaxation electromagnetic valve can be a game-changer.
By incorporating the R-type valve into your air feeder, you grant it the much-needed relaxation functionality. This valve operates under the control of a micro switch connected to the cam of the punch. During relaxation, it reliably inserts the guide pin into the guide hole in the mold, effectively correcting any feeding errors and achieving high-precision feeding. With the R-type valve, you can eliminate accumulated errors, significantly improving the overall performance of your air feeder.
Selection of the Air Storage Tank
The power source for air feeders is compressed air, and the feeder’s efficiency depends on a stable supply of air pressure and airflow. When dealing with larger machine models, wider feeding materials, or thicker materials, the demand for air pressure and airflow increases proportionally. Failure to ensure stable air pressure and airflow may result in inaccurate feeding and compromise your production quality.
To address this concern, consider adding an air storage tank to your air feeder setup. For air feeders of 7C and below, you can often rely on the customer’s factory air source for supply. However, for air feeders of 8C and above, an air storage tank becomes essential. This tank stabilizes the air pressure, ensuring precise and consistent feeding. As a result, it’s a standard configuration for air feeders of 8C and above and a vital component for maintaining optimal performance.
Selection of the Machine Frame
The choice of a machine frame becomes crucial, especially for air feeders of 8C and above. In such cases, both the air storage tank and the machine frame are standard configurations that work in tandem. However, for air feeders of 7C and below, their lighter body weight and relatively smaller vibration during use allow them to be hung on the side of the punch using an L-shaped mounting plate.
Nonetheless, in specific situations, like multi-station punch feeding or when using the air feeder in conjunction with a shearing machine, it’s advisable to equip the air feeder with a machine frame. This additional support enhances stability, reduces vibrations, and ensures smooth and efficient feeding.
In conclusion, by carefully selecting the appropriate optional devices for your air feeder, you can significantly enhance its performance and reliability. The E-type feed electromagnetic valve, R-type relaxation electromagnetic valve, air storage tank, and machine frame each serve specific purposes, and understanding when and how to use them will help you make informed choices for optimizing your air feeder’s functionality. Improved feeding accuracy and efficiency will undoubtedly result in better production outcomes and increased overall productivity for your operations.