REASONS WHY HIGH CALIBER METAL FORMING COMPANIES ARE SELECTING SUTHERLAND PRESSES

Nov 15, 2022
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Learn why Aida, Schuler, Minster & Komatsu press users are selecting Sutherland Presses.

 ·      Technology

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·       Lead Times

·       Uptime & Tool Life

·       Service

·       Cost to Quality Ratio

·       Mechanical Presses

·       Servo-Hydraulic Presses

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SNAPSHOT: Sutherland Presses will celebrate its 77th year in business in 2023. Founder Jack Sutherland originally imported presses from Aida Engineering in Japan in the early 60s. Mark Sutherland, CEO and 2nd generation, took the company to the next level with technology, private label & I-PRESS¬ģ controls. Jack Sutherland Wilson, President and 3rd generation, has refined the focus for the company to focus on mechanical straight sides, forge presses, servo hydraulic presses, and further development of our I-PRESS¬ģ & Automation Control family.

SAMPLE MECHANICAL PRESS INSTALLATIONS OVER THE LAST 20+ YEARS

 

The photo at left is one of six EHW Series presses purchased to compete and compare with the Aida PMX series. The end user bought 220-, 440-and 660-ton presses in 2005.

The results measured over the last 17 years are, hands down, better die life in the Sutherland EHW Series. A few solid reasons for this are heavier frame design and dual plunger-guided vertical tonnage delivery.

Most builders are secretive about their black box technology, while we choose to share and educate our customers on the inner workings of our presses.

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Our EHW Series is the most robust and accurate drive and slide guidance system available to metal stampers. Our design includes both forging and stamping press technology. Main gears are centered and sandwiched with dual pitmans, which connect to double plunger guides for vertical tonnage delivery.

Eight-point full-length taper wedge gibs guide the slide with high-compression bronze liners, which are automatically lubricated.

Learn more & visit our 3D I-BUILD site to see all the internal workings of our EHW Series > https://www.sutherlandpresses.com/i-know?tab=ibuild&sec=5a

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SAMPLE SERVO HYDRAULIC PRESS INSTALLATIONS

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A typical design criterion for all Sutherland Presses includes best and readily available components, I-PRESS¬ģ controls, low frame elongation & deflection, and eight-point complete length taper wedge slide guidance.

We have taken hydraulic press technology to the next level by adding servo motors controlled by our I-PRESS¬ģ & Automation control system.

This allows users to have full programmable motion and pressure profiles throughout the stroke and reduced energy consumption when full tonnage during forming or adjustable dwell time at the bottom of the stroke.

Servo Hydraulic presses are well suited to metal forming, deep draw, forging, and composite industries.

Learn more on the advances of Servo Hydraulics > https://www.sutherlandpresses.com/news/servo-hydraulic-presses-advances

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The 1400-ton five-press automated tandem line shown is made of one 440-ton lead press and four sets of 250-ton presses.

The lead press is equipped with a coil feed line, and then inverted crown-mounted robots transfer the appliance parts from press to press. A quick die exchange system is included along with power scrap conveyors.

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Our fluid management systems are designed with ease of maintenance and safety in mind. Our engineering teams contribute greatly to making our systems friendly to work on, and each function is monitored by our patented I-PRESS¬ģ control system.

Learn more & visit our 3D I-BUILD site to see all the internal workings of our Servo Hydraulic Press Series > https://www.sutherlandpresses.com/i-know?tab=ibuild&sec=5a

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PATENTED I-PRESS¬ģ & AUTOMATION CONTROLS / 4.0+ SETS THE BAR VERY HIGH

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We take a Controls First approach with our clients which has proven very successful for our customers.

The patented I-PRESS¬ģ control family is available for Servo-Hydraulic, Forge, and Mechanical presses.

I-PRESS¬ģ is available on hardware and software platforms from Rockwell AB, Siemens, and Omron. What others call options we include as feature sets.

Learn more and visit our online control simulator >

https://www.sutherlandpresses.com/i-know?tab=ipress&sec=6a

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I-PRESS¬ģ was invented by Mark Sutherland during a visit many years ago to the Euro BLECH show in Hannover, Germany. While I was impressed with the technology, fit & finish from leading press builders. However, the controls were too complex and non-intuitive.

The result is the safest, most fully featured, scalable press and automation control available to press users. With I-PRESS¬ģ Connected Enterprise, the shop floor can be connected to the top floor for production monitoring, new job downloading, and data collection. Another nice feature included connectivity to selected users‚Äô mobile devices allowing plant managers and set-up teams to assist operators remotely.

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REASONS WHY HIGH CALIBER METAL FORMING COMPANIES ARE SELECTING SUTHERLAND PRESSES

Learn why Aida, Schuler, Minster & Komatsu press users are selecting Sutherland Presses.

 ·      Technology

¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†I-PRESS¬ģ & Automation controls

·       Lead Times

·       Uptime & Tool Life

·       Service

·       Cost to Quality Ratio

·       Mechanical Presses

·       Servo-Hydraulic Presses

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SNAPSHOT: Sutherland Presses will celebrate its 77th year in business in 2023. Founder Jack Sutherland originally imported presses from Aida Engineering in Japan in the early 60s. Mark Sutherland, CEO and 2nd generation, took the company to the next level with technology, private label & I-PRESS¬ģ controls. Jack Sutherland Wilson, President and 3rd generation, has refined the focus for the company to focus on mechanical straight sides, forge presses, servo hydraulic presses, and further development of our I-PRESS¬ģ & Automation Control family.

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