- Flexible configuration (e.g. chutes and conveyors)
- Maintenance-friendly design
- Significant synergy in parts management as a result of component commonality for multiple press families
The FB one has been engineered with the aim of simplifying custom configuration, and of enabling quick-and-easy modification in line with changing production requirements.
Its modular design principle supports these goals. Press components can be easily combined and configured in line with specific needs. Components have been reduced in number and standardized (commonality for multiple systems), streamlining maintenance and parts management.
Welcome to the new world of fine blanking.
The FB one saves valuable floor space and is backwards-compatible with existing tools.
The modular approach facilitates and accelerates production-facility planning, and allows flexible configuration and improved press access. The core design principle supports agile process flows, and means the FB one can be tailored to local conditions and constraints.
With the new drive, the hydraulic unit is mounted on the overhead maintenance platform, saving space. This permits seamless integration into an end-to-end fine-blanking and material-flow solution.
This two-level press structure frees up space on all sides, maximizing accessibility for maintenance and repairs.
The new press layout eliminates the effort and expense of excavating a foundation pit.
The FB one offers a choice of tool space types, suitable for either HFA or X-TRA equipment. It is backwards-compatible with older tools; custom solutions are not required. Existing HFA bolster plates can be used, as can legacy X-TRA insert rings/pressure rings.
Two types of feed unit are available, and both can be used for infeed or outfeed.
FB one’s modular architecture supports new optional extensions:
Breakthrough shock suppression
Hydraulic counter-pressure is applied to prevent piston breakthrough. This reduces wear on press and tools.
Retrofit components for a further eight hydraulic forces
Components can be retrofitted to incorporate up to eight further hydraulic forces (4th to 11th), instead of a maximum of four. This allows the use of additional tool types, and shortens cycle times.
FB one’s high flexibility adds value.
The modular press layout permits the installation of additional chutes and conveyors on all four sides of the tool space.
The optional addition of up to eight further hydraulic forces means the press can be upgraded in stages. This allows capital expenditure to be staggered.
The FB one’s cutting-edge control technology enables user-friendly configuration of the press/tool interface. This reduces setup/adjustment effort.
Component standardization has a range of advantages: simpler management of parts and press fleets, plus time savings in planning, configuration and installation.
Simpler tool changeover for new production requirements increases press capacity and availability.