The current era has witnessed an accelerated adoption of automated production lines within the stamping manufacturing sector. These strategic incorporations aim to reduce manual labor inefficiencies, increase the accuracy of machined products, save on processing costs, and speed up production timelines. This efficiency is achieved through multi-tasking equipment, capable of performing several operations simultaneously. Nevertheless, a substantial percentage of currently available stamping production lines consist of a decoiler, leveler, and feeder positioned vertically. This setup demands substantial factory space and provides a degree of automation that falls short of optimal. Additionally, the unevenness of transmission between equipment can lead to minor vibrations and inaccuracies during transfer, lack of synchronization, complex equipment structures, complicated operation, and elevated procurement and maintenance costs.

Introducing a More Efficient Stamping Production Line

To counter these prevailing challenges, we propose an economical and practical stamping production line, consisting of a combined decoiler and straightener, a roller feeder, and a punch press. Unlike the traditional three-in-one uncoiler straightener feeder, this configuration comes with lower costs and space requirements, while offering a greater degree of automation and operation simplicity.

How Does Our Recommended Setup Work?

In the practical setup, the die is initially mounted on the punch press die frame. Once the die is secured, the die frame is positioned directly under the punch press slider, the guide column on the slider groove is shifted near the die frame, and a positioning plate is installed on the guide column. Afterward, the guide column is moved until the positioning plate can press the mold. Once secured by the positioning plate and tightened with a nut on the guide column, the die frame stands steady without any loosening. Following this, a punch that complements the die is installed on the punch press slider.

Efficient Material Handling and Operation

Next, the ‘A’ type iron is placed on the material carrier tile of the decoiler and straightener, with the coil material wound on the spindle of the decoiler. The ‘A’ type iron’s position is adjusted to ensure the coil material remains stable on the tile. Once a segment of the material is pulled out towards the leveler head, the material is positioned at the input roller of the leveler head. The driving device starts, causing the input and output rollers to rotate simultaneously, pulling the strip from the decoiler and smoothly transporting the strip, thereby reducing wear during the pulling process. When the output roller outputs a certain length of material, the strip is positioned on the sensing rack and the material is transferred to the roller feeder through the sensing rack.

The Power of Precision Punching

Lastly, various driving devices on the punch press are activated, and under the drive of these devices, the roller feeder pulls the strip towards the punch press, feeding it into the die. Thanks to the operation panel’s numerical control program on the numerical control box of the punch press, the punch press continuously punches the material fed by the roller feeder according to the specified program.

The proposed stamping production line not only redefines efficiency but also provides a cost-effective solution to manufacturers, revolutionizing the stamping manufacturing process. Adopting such a system could potentially streamline operations, enhance productivity, and ultimately, boost bottom-line results.

Decoiler and Straightener
Decoiler and Straightener