The industrial press feed line, an imposing behemoth of machinery expertly constructed in our workshops, is shipped after a meticulous idle running period exceeding 24 hours. For large-scale press feed lines, we subject them to additional rigorous material testing. The intricate process of transportation involves a systematic disassembly into individual units such as the hydraulic carriage, and connections for the uncoiling and levelling feed machine head, all strategically coordinated for optimal logistics.
Upon the delivery of the press feed line, we strongly recommend that customers methodically scrutinize the enclosed packing list. This proactive approach ensures early identification and rectification of any potential transit-related issues.
Best Practices During Installation
While the offloading and lifting of the press feed line at the client’s facility, it is crucial to sidestep any contact with the equipment’s pipelines, baffles, and components. This precaution helps avoid undue strain on various pipelines, thereby averting potential breakages or damage.
Building a Robust Foundation
Given the significant heft of the press feed line, the installation should ideally be conducted on a solid reinforced concrete foundation. This base should roughly weigh 8-10 times that of the machine itself, a specification primarily due to the uncoiler required for production. Moreover, the foundation’s depth should ideally surpass the local frost line.
The press feed line comes with a foundation diagram that offers relative positioning for the uncoiler, foot bolt of the leveling feed machine head, and other crucial parameters. The installation site should have pre-existing holes for anchor bolts, providing reference points for secondary grouting.
Alignment and Placement
Alignment is key; the center of the press feed line and the press workbench need to be collinear. This setup implies that the centers of the uncoiler, leveling feed machine head, and the press workbench align on a straight line to avoid material skewing. A straight line should be marked out before positioning the press feed line, thus ensuring accurate placement.
Leveling and Inspection
Once the uncoiler and leveling machine head are correctly placed, the use of a level is critical to confirm the horizontality of the machine, allowing a maximum deviation of 2mm across the machine frame’s front wall width. This step is paramount, as the machine frame’s horizontality ensures the leveling feed machine head remains unskewed, maintaining consistent leveling feed precision.
Pipelines and Circuits Check
A comprehensive inspection of the hydraulic pipelines, pneumatic pipelines, and circuits must follow. After ensuring no poor contacts or breaks exist, it’s time to add hydraulic oil to the hydraulic station and connect the pneumatic and electrical circuits.
Final Adjustments and Tests
According to the lower die height of the press mold, adjust the feed height of the press feed line’s leveling machine. Begin by testing production with an inch-motion, and only once you’ve confirmed flawless tandem operation with the press, secure the machine’s foot bolts tightly to prevent equipment displacement.
Mastering the installation of the industrial press feed line is not a task for the faint-hearted, but by following these detailed steps, you’ll ensure your machine operates with precision and efficiency.