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.
|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.|
|Slide||Mounted in linear precision guides.|
|Die Cushion Force||18KN|
|X/Y axis||Servo motor drive, precision guides, rotary encoders.|
|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.|