Unleashing the Power of Swing Servo Feeders
The world of automated manufacturing has witnessed an array of innovations, among which lies the swing servo feeder. This unique device, controlled by an intricate network of PLCs that coordinate two servo motors, sets itself apart with an ability to swivel sideways while maintaining linear feeding. This unique feature introduces a bidirectional feeding capability, paving the way for more efficient handling of circular or irregularly shaped materials. Its prowess is especially evident in specialized blanking and stamping operations, where it significantly boosts material utilization.
Why Choose a Swing Servo Feeder? A Rationale
In the vast landscape of punching machine compatible feeders, options abound. There are air automatic feeders, roller feeders, standard servo feeders, and three-in-one feeders. But most of these devices stick to a unidirectional modus operandi, delivering a fixed quantity of material in one direction. When dealing with circular or irregular materials in stamping and blanking operations, this approach can lead to an undesirable level of material wastage.
Making an Informed Decision: Buying a Swing Servo Feeder
Stamped components are predominantly circular (like lower circular or circular products). Therefore, the width of the material used has to be greater than the product’s diameter. However, once the circular component is stamped and removed, the leftover edge material, which often has multiple holes, takes up a considerable area. This leftover material is challenging to repurpose, often ending up as discarded scrap. This practice not only leads to poor material utilization but also exacerbates cost control. A swing servo feeder, with its bidirectional feeding capability, can be a game-changer in tackling this problem head-on.
The Inner Workings of a Swing Servo Feeder
On the surface, the swing servo feeder operates similarly to a standard feeder, with setup via a touchscreen interface. But the swing servo feeder brings additional settings to the table, such as swing distance, frequency, or the diameter of the circular piece (using two programming methods). In a real-world stamping operation, a coil material several times wider than the diameter of the circular stamping component is employed. With the right parameter settings, the different circular products from the stamping blanking can be arranged to be tangent on the material, optimising material utilization. Based on our experience, employing a swing servo feeder to swing three times can result in an impressive saving of approximately 10% on material costs.
In conclusion, swing servo feeders bring a new level of efficiency to stamping and blanking operations. With their bidirectional feeding capability, they offer a viable solution to the industry’s long-standing material wastage problem, thus serving as a worthy investment for manufacturers seeking to optimize their operations and control costs.