The New Concept Rhodes Stagger Feed Press has been designed to offer unrivalled production flexibility as a priority for today’s “just-in-time” world.

The Stagger Feed’s unique ability to blank, form and draw components makes the press ideal for producing lids and tops. Offering a rigid fabricated frame capable of withstanding the rigors of rapid stamping, the Stagger Feed Press can operate at up to 240 strokes per minute.

The press incorporates a fabricated steel frame optimised for maximum strength with minimum deflection, designed utilising the latest FEA software techniques. An AC variable speed motor, driving a dynamically balanced, quill mounted flywheel supported on heavy duty roller bearings ensures smooth operation of the crank slider mechanism. The slide is constructed of a high tensile high-grade aluminium alloy to give maximum strength and minimum weight.  A fully automatic CNC controlled two axes sheet feed system is rigidly fixed to the press frame to ensure complete press/feeder repeatability. The press is controlled by a customised Rhodes Adaptive Motion control system incorporating the latest Siemens software.

Pressure 20 tonnes
Stroke 140 mm.
Press Speed, variable 240 spm maximum.
Maximum Sheet Size 1200 mm x 1200 mm
Maximum Blank Size 140mm Diameter
Slide Adjustment 50 mm.
Bedplate to Slideface 460 mm stroke up/adjustment up.
Main Frame Steel fabrication.
Drive Mechanical, direct flywheel drive.
Variable speed AC Inverter.
Clutch/Brake Ortlinghaus pneumatic.
Slide Mounted in linear precision guides.
Die Cushion Force 18KN
X/Y axis Servo motor drive, precision guides, rotary encoders.
Sheet grippers Pneumatic.
Sheet locations Top and Side.
Control Siemens PLC, 17” Touch Screen.
Guards Sheet metal guards for motor drive etc. Mesh guards around tool space
Optional Extras include: Automatic Sheet Feed: Pneumatic or Spring Cushion: Air Blast System.