I-PRESS® AB PLUS THE LATEST IN FULLY FEATURED & SAFE PRESS & AUTOMATION CONTROLS

The I-PRESS® control was originally developed by Sutherland Presses in
2011. The thinking behind it was to deliver a press & control that
would be ready right out of the box for both single hit and automated
operations.
           

 

Sutherland I-PRESS

Our I-PRESS® Standard (shown at left) is a full featured
control with a 7" color touch screen, 6 spare programmable cams, 2 die
protection circuits "expandable", brake stopping time, fault indicator,
stroke position indicator, counters, multi-lingual screens and more.

The concept was simple, make a control that would allow end
users to inter-connect feeders, robots, transfers and other automation.
This would prevent end users from having to purchase and add third party
controls and safety system and save cost and time. The I-PRESS® did
exactly what we had hoped for, separated us from the competition in the
press industry and provides our customers a better product. Click Here
for Testimonials
       

Evolution at Sutherland, "How do we make a good product great
?" We decided to step the I-PRESS® Standard up a few notches and
developed the I-PRESS® AB PLUS. Sutherland approached Rockwell Allen Bradley to co-develop the next level in safe press & automation
controls. Which has it site set on becoming the industry standard.
    

Advanced I-PRESS Controls for Stamping Presses

   

This will not replace the I-PRESS® Standard as the standard is a lower cost option for smaller presses.
       

When you step up to the I-PRESS® AB PLUS, you enter a new
arena in fully featured, safe press controls. Built on a AB hardware and
software platform with Sutherland I-PRESS® software and EASY NAV
graphics. The control is by far the most intuitive and easy to learn
that the industry has to offer. The reasons Sutherland selected Rockwell
are, global reach, dependability, expandability and a product line up
of hardware that meets all of our customers needs.
       

While other control makers give you a base platform and then
add on options, we like to refer to these as FEATURE SETS. We build our
schematics and wire our electrical cabinets for all features that
customers may want now or in the future. Below, we share some of the
I-PRESS screens to give you a good understanding of what you can expect
when you select the SUTHERLAND I-PRESS® AB PLUS.

(below) puts all the
information in a heads up display allowing the operator to monitor all
key functions. I-PRESS® Green EASY NAV button takes you to all navigation
screens, this is present on every screen. Stroke Position indicator
reduces die set up time and increases safety. OK & Fault monitor
display running status and all faults to reduce down time. Five black
fields for "Operation, Performance, Counter, Special Modes and Tonnage
keep the operator informed. Special Mode allows supervisor level
password to select normal mode, SSD Single Stroke on Demand, CSD
Continuous on Demand or Micro Inch. The blue hot keys allow quick
navigation to Job Memory, Programmable Cams x 12 & Die Protection x
16.

Stamping Press Control Main Screen

(below) Our focus was to
make this the most intuitive control on the market as you can see below.
The blue hot keys allow quick navigation to key screens when setting a
new job or modifying and existing.

Sutherland I-PRESS AB PLUS

Die Data area allow user to list best die set up parameters
including min & max tonnage settings and the type of stop when
tonnage is under or over. with a press of a button you can change this
from Ram Stop to Top Stop. Job names are up to 10 digit alpha-numeric.
Cams x 12 & Die Protection x 16 are nameable and programmable (see
next screens).

Stamping Press Control Die Protection

X 12 (below) When your new
press arrives and your automation and accessories are wired in, you can
then name each cam for easy identity. You can then turn each cam switch
On/Off depending on job set up and adjust the timing degree window for
On/Off. Talk about easy to use.

Stamping Press Control Programmable Cams

x 16 (below) When your new
press arrives and your die protection monitoring devices are wired in,
you can then name each 1 of 16 for easy identity. You can then turn each
cam switch On/Off depending on job set up and adjust the timing degree
window for On/Off. You can also select Mode Contact or Pass, Type
Normally Open or Closed & Stop Ram or Top Stop.

Sutherland I-PRESS AB PLUS

x 6 (below) Preset Batch
Counter 1 shows on main run screen. You can turn On/Off, Reset to O, Set
Preset Batch to Count and Current shows strokes leading up to count
complete. Same applies to Preset 2. Count Counter 1 & 2 can be used
for other devices or to trigger scrap cutters. Maintenance Counter is
set by supervisor with level 2 password and countdown shows on this
screen and main run screen. Total Life counter can not be reset to track
the life of the press.

Stamping Press Control Counters

On screen suggested
good housekeeping maintenance schedule teaches and encourages your staff
to inspect and maintain the press in sequence &  frequency. SIS /
Sutherland Industrial Service recommends that we come in every 6 months
to 1 year and give your press our Green-Yellow-Red PM Inspection. This
is a comprehensive inspection with a report card grade by color for each
key area of your press.

just got easier.
When logged in as Level 2 Supervisor you can Re-Zero the Encoder to
actual slide position. On screen instructions allow this procedure to be
done in less than 5 minutes.

Stamping Press Control Re-Zero Encoder

We hope you found this article interesting. This is just the
tip of the iceberg. If you would like to know more about the I-PRESS AB
PLUS call +1-310-453-6981 or e-mail

Don't miss us at the Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating & Welding Show in North America. FABTECH / METALFORM, Booth S-4343, November 9-12th, 2015, McCormick Center, Chicago.

Sutherland FABTECH

Mark Sutherland, President

SUTHERLAND VIDEO GALLERY

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I-PRESS® AB PLUS THE LATEST IN FULLY FEATURED & SAFE PRESS & AUTOMATION CONTROLS

The I-PRESS® control was originally developed by Sutherland Presses in
2011. The thinking behind it was to deliver a press & control that
would be ready right out of the box for both single hit and automated
operations.
           

 

Sutherland I-PRESS

Our I-PRESS® Standard (shown at left) is a full featured
control with a 7" color touch screen, 6 spare programmable cams, 2 die
protection circuits "expandable", brake stopping time, fault indicator,
stroke position indicator, counters, multi-lingual screens and more.

The concept was simple, make a control that would allow end
users to inter-connect feeders, robots, transfers and other automation.
This would prevent end users from having to purchase and add third party
controls and safety system and save cost and time. The I-PRESS® did
exactly what we had hoped for, separated us from the competition in the
press industry and provides our customers a better product. Click Here
for Testimonials
       

Evolution at Sutherland, "How do we make a good product great
?" We decided to step the I-PRESS® Standard up a few notches and
developed the I-PRESS® AB PLUS. Sutherland approached Rockwell Allen Bradley to co-develop the next level in safe press & automation
controls. Which has it site set on becoming the industry standard.
    

Advanced I-PRESS Controls for Stamping Presses

   

This will not replace the I-PRESS® Standard as the standard is a lower cost option for smaller presses.
       

When you step up to the I-PRESS® AB PLUS, you enter a new
arena in fully featured, safe press controls. Built on a AB hardware and
software platform with Sutherland I-PRESS® software and EASY NAV
graphics. The control is by far the most intuitive and easy to learn
that the industry has to offer. The reasons Sutherland selected Rockwell
are, global reach, dependability, expandability and a product line up
of hardware that meets all of our customers needs.
       

While other control makers give you a base platform and then
add on options, we like to refer to these as FEATURE SETS. We build our
schematics and wire our electrical cabinets for all features that
customers may want now or in the future. Below, we share some of the
I-PRESS screens to give you a good understanding of what you can expect
when you select the SUTHERLAND I-PRESS® AB PLUS.

(below) puts all the
information in a heads up display allowing the operator to monitor all
key functions. I-PRESS® Green EASY NAV button takes you to all navigation
screens, this is present on every screen. Stroke Position indicator
reduces die set up time and increases safety. OK & Fault monitor
display running status and all faults to reduce down time. Five black
fields for "Operation, Performance, Counter, Special Modes and Tonnage
keep the operator informed. Special Mode allows supervisor level
password to select normal mode, SSD Single Stroke on Demand, CSD
Continuous on Demand or Micro Inch. The blue hot keys allow quick
navigation to Job Memory, Programmable Cams x 12 & Die Protection x
16.

Stamping Press Control Main Screen

(below) Our focus was to
make this the most intuitive control on the market as you can see below.
The blue hot keys allow quick navigation to key screens when setting a
new job or modifying and existing.

Sutherland I-PRESS AB PLUS

Die Data area allow user to list best die set up parameters
including min & max tonnage settings and the type of stop when
tonnage is under or over. with a press of a button you can change this
from Ram Stop to Top Stop. Job names are up to 10 digit alpha-numeric.
Cams x 12 & Die Protection x 16 are nameable and programmable (see
next screens).

Stamping Press Control Die Protection

X 12 (below) When your new
press arrives and your automation and accessories are wired in, you can
then name each cam for easy identity. You can then turn each cam switch
On/Off depending on job set up and adjust the timing degree window for
On/Off. Talk about easy to use.

Stamping Press Control Programmable Cams

x 16 (below) When your new
press arrives and your die protection monitoring devices are wired in,
you can then name each 1 of 16 for easy identity. You can then turn each
cam switch On/Off depending on job set up and adjust the timing degree
window for On/Off. You can also select Mode Contact or Pass, Type
Normally Open or Closed & Stop Ram or Top Stop.

Sutherland I-PRESS AB PLUS

x 6 (below) Preset Batch
Counter 1 shows on main run screen. You can turn On/Off, Reset to O, Set
Preset Batch to Count and Current shows strokes leading up to count
complete. Same applies to Preset 2. Count Counter 1 & 2 can be used
for other devices or to trigger scrap cutters. Maintenance Counter is
set by supervisor with level 2 password and countdown shows on this
screen and main run screen. Total Life counter can not be reset to track
the life of the press.

Stamping Press Control Counters

On screen suggested
good housekeeping maintenance schedule teaches and encourages your staff
to inspect and maintain the press in sequence &  frequency. SIS /
Sutherland Industrial Service recommends that we come in every 6 months
to 1 year and give your press our Green-Yellow-Red PM Inspection. This
is a comprehensive inspection with a report card grade by color for each
key area of your press.

just got easier.
When logged in as Level 2 Supervisor you can Re-Zero the Encoder to
actual slide position. On screen instructions allow this procedure to be
done in less than 5 minutes.

Stamping Press Control Re-Zero Encoder

We hope you found this article interesting. This is just the
tip of the iceberg. If you would like to know more about the I-PRESS AB
PLUS call +1-310-453-6981 or e-mail

Don't miss us at the Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating & Welding Show in North America. FABTECH / METALFORM, Booth S-4343, November 9-12th, 2015, McCormick Center, Chicago.

Sutherland FABTECH

Mark Sutherland, President

SUTHERLAND VIDEO GALLERY

Mark Sutherland

President of Sutherland Presses, 36 Years - Senior VP of KC Presses, 5 Years

We are the pioneer of Pacific Rim metal forming lines dating back to the late 1950'™s. We are specialist in Metal Forming, Stamping & Forging processing lines.

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