Undoubtedly, U-shaped clips, T-shaped clips, and U-shaped wires hold an undisputed presence in the packaging industry, acting as pivotal fastening components. Currently, the most effective production methodology for these materials involves continuous stamping with a punching machine. However, the traditional use of metal wire material, typically delivered on I-shaped winding barrels, imposes inherent complications. The unwinding process often induces undesirable distortions and internal stresses, adversely affecting the stamping process. This can lead to defective fasteners, diminished precision, and elevated scrap rates. Consequently, there is an essential need for the straightening of metal wire materials before use. However, the limitations of conventional wire straightening machines, which only rectify either horizontal or vertical alignment, tend to fall short of expectations.
The Superior Solution: Wire Straightening Feeders
To enhance the stability and efficiency of the U-shaped clips, T-shaped clips, and U-shaped wires stamping process, a bespoke machine is crucial. This machinery, known as the wire straightening feeder, replaces the standard reel holder of the traditional punch feeder. The wire straightening feeder is an integrated machine designed to rectify both the horizontal and vertical alignment, providing precise stepping and maintaining compact design for consistent performance, stability, and practicality.
The Mechanics of Wire Straightening Feeders
The wire straightening feeder exemplifies the perfect synergy between a wire straightening machine and a punch feeder. It is installed at the punch feeder’s entry point and is equipped with both horizontal and vertical straightening mechanisms. These mechanisms encompass a fixed seat, a straightening wheel, a support seat, and a pressure adjustment device managed by an adjustment handwheel. These components work together with a five corrective wheels system set in a 2 top, 3 bottom configuration. This triangular configuration allows staggered pressing, while the handwheel adjustment ensures comprehensive rectification in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
Incorporating Protective Measures and Catering to Individual Needs
The introduction of concave cylindrical structures in some corrective wheels goes a long way to prevent potential damage to the metal wire. Depending on the precision required by the customer, various punch feeders are available, including an air feeder, roller feeder, and NC feeder. Typically, the roller feeder is the go-to choice due to its cost-effectiveness, ensuring a versatile solution for a wide range of stamping production requirements.