Burloak Tool has announced the commissioning of its first brand new 300 ton direct drive servo press for production stamping.
The press is complemented by a high-speed feed line and is now fully installed and implemented for full-time production.
The press is the first of its kind for Burloak, and the company says it’s a rarity amongst production stampers. Mechanical and hydraulic presses have been the industry standard for decades, but new servo technology has proven attractive for production stamping. Unlike traditional presses, which rely upon flywheels and mechanical clutches, this new press at Burloak features direct drive from the motor to the ram – there is no flywheel, and no clutch.
The most obvious advantage for customers is an improvement in part quality, Burloak says. The heavy-duty frame combined with the servo driven ram provides accurate stamping even in high strength steels. The servo drive gives the operator complete control of the force curve. A wide range of motion patterns are possible, including pulse, double strike, and even slowing the head at point of contact to improve a draw.
“I’m excited for our customers,” says Sean Brown, Burloak president and CEO. “Burloak was built on supply new build dies for the industry, and opened a production stamping division 15 years ago to serve customers who had tricky parts or wished to outsource, on shore. Adding a servo press to that capacity is an exciting new option for them… The new servo press is also an exciting addition for the production team at Burloak. The press is highly efficient, using half the electrical power, part-for-part, it reduces lubricant waste, and runs with less noise than a comparable mechanical press. This 330 US ton press features a bed size over 68 x 35 ft.”