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“Old girl” gets a new lease on life

The 1,500-ton press at Meleghy Automotive wasn’t so young anymore: The “old girl”, as the machine is affectionately referred to by the automotive supplier’s workers in Bernsbach, was built in 1968. The aging machine’s days appeared to be numbered, as last year saw teeth break off of the pinion shaft and cracks were also found in the crown and press uprights. Despite these signs of wear, Meleghy Automotive wasn’t so eager to put its trusty system out to pasture – and instead opted for a complete modernization.

EMAG PECM radically shortens toolmaking processes

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Many branches of the industry need highly challenging, complex tools for their mass production. These are often one-offs with precise shapes and contours, perfect for the precision electro-chemical machining process (PECM) from EMAG.

The transparent press plant

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We can’t see into a press, if we could it would avoid so many unplanned downtimes, if, for example, a faulty part could be identified sooner. However, the Machine Monitoring System (MMS) of the future, which Schuler presented a model of at the EuroBLECH trade fair, provides completely new insights into presses: With the aid of comprehensive system monitoring, availability can be increased, production and parts quality can be improved, and energy consumption can be lowered. The MMS is part of the Smart Press Shop, a collection of Schuler solutions for networking in the field of forming technology.