Troy, MI — Dallas Industries(, a leading manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry has announced that ITW Drawform, Zeeland, MI has taken delivery of a new Dallas Industries conventional feed line. ITW Drawform is a leading contract manufacturer of deep drawn metal stampings.
The conventional line is for lighter gauge material. It also has provisions for not marking cosmetic materials. It handles coil width to 30 in. wide by up to 0.050 at full width and is rated for handling coil weights up to 20,000 lb.
It include a coil reel with load car that includes a coil restrictor (hold down) and automated coil guide rolls that automatically cent the coil on the reel. Additionally, the reel has a dual brake system, including and Eaton AirFlex brake that is ideal for use with thin, sensitive materials. The brake is controlled via an automatically adjusting proportional valve that adjusts brake pressure based on coil OD. The line also includes a DPS-2.25-7-30 powered straightener with non-marking provisions for soft and/or cosmetic material and a DRFP-330 servo roll feed mounted on an adjustable height cabinet.
It is fitted with Dallas’ SyncLoop technology, wherein the the slack loop depths are monitored and payout speeds adjusted based on the line speed average (from the feeder). The feed also has triple-roll (per side) hand-crank adjusted edge guides with self-centering and independent adjustments for squaring soft and light gage maerials.
The line is built on an Allen-Bradley, Ethernet-based control architecture and feature ProfileSelect™, a unique feed control system that is exclusively available through Dallas Industries. It uses a cam-motion (sinusoidal) profile. This smooth profile results in a feed motion that utilizes 100 percent of the press feed window, reducing stress on the material and the feed’s mechanical components.
ITW Drawform is a leading contract manufacturer of deep drawn metal stampings.
The company has earned a global reputation for producing tight tolerance components in many industries. These industries include communication, fire protection, defense, lock hardware and plumbing, with approximately 80 percent dedicated to the automotive industry, producing components for airbags, engine management controls, braking and fuel systems. Founded in 1976 with only two employees, the company was purchased in 1997 by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and employs over 270 team members.
Dallas Industries’ full line of products includes conventional and compact coil feed lines, as well as servo feeds, heavy-duty straighteners and coil handling equipment.