In the world of automated stamping, NC servo feeders play a pivotal role in ensuring efficient production alongside various presses and molds. To guarantee seamless operation and reliability, it is essential to meticulously adjust the NC servo feeder’s feeding height when integrating new molds or replacing existing ones. This adjustment paves the way for a successful debugging process before the commencement of continuous automated stamping and feeding production.
Understanding the Objective of Debugging
Debugging the NC servo feeder primarily revolves around fine-tuning crucial settings, such as the feeding angle and feeding time. Additionally, it involves verifying the feeder’s length and feeding precision to meet specific requirements. These steps are fundamental to achieving continuous, efficient, and high-precision feeding. While debugging an NC servo feeder is relatively straightforward compared to air feeders or roller feeders, it demands strict adherence to a series of steps. Let’s delve into the three key steps of the debugging process for NC servo feeders.
Step 1: Preparation for Automated Stamping
Before initiating the automated stamping production line, position the material rack and straightener at the front. Allow the material rack to unwind slowly while manually pulling the material head through the straightener. Simultaneously, input the feeding pitch on the NC servo feeder’s touch panel’s main screen and click ‘manual release’ to raise the upper roller, disengaging it from the lower roller, achieving a fully relaxed state. Next, thread the material head into the feeding drum of the feeder.
Step 2: Adjusting Material Feed
Continue feeding to guide the material head into the press’s die. Based on the actual width of the material, adjust the position of the material stop wheel on the material support frame. Ensure that the stop wheel position aligns perfectly with the actual material width. After securing this, manually test the material stretch to confirm that there are no hindrances or jams during material stretching. If any issues arise, adjust the stop wheel’s position while verifying that there is no deviation of the material when it enters the feeder, mold, or press.
Step 3: Single-Feed Trial Testing
Actual single-feed trial testing occurs in two scenarios:
- Small and Narrow Mold & Material: In situations where both the press mold and material are small and narrow, the trial does not involve the NC servo feeder performing a clamping action. Instead, manually pull the material until it completely enters the press mold and reaches the die’s discharge opening. Subsequently, use the NC servo feeder in coordination with the press for inching and conducting a trial feed.
- Broad Mold & Material: In cases where both the mold and material are broad, manual pulling becomes cumbersome. Thus, the NC servo feeder is first employed to perform a clamping action, firmly gripping the material with the drum. Then, use the NC servo feeder’s inching handle to slowly feed the material, followed by a single-feed trial.
By following these meticulous steps in debugging your NC servo feeder, you can ensure that it operates at its peak efficiency, contributing to a successful and productive stamping production process. Precise adjustments and thorough testing are the keys to unlocking the full potential of your automated stamping system.