Full build and automation of automatic feeder for metal cropping press

Motion Tronic was given the spec and had to conceptualize , design, build and automate a solution for well known manufacturing company. The customers requirement was to enable them to load 6 m lengths of steel of varying thickness and width up to 600 kg’s. Then automatically feed the material through a cropping press with precise accuracy and speed. Once the parts have been cropped to then separate these into buckets and then transport to an induction heater with two induction coils. The operator would then remove the heated part and insert into a hammer press.

The solution was achieved by designs concepts in Solid works CAD and then built to that design. The electrical solution consisted of Baumuller servo drives, ABB standard VSD and Siemens PLC and HMI for all logic control. All drives are connected via profinet for full diagnostics and remote monitoring. The end result is a highly efficient production line with precise repetitive accuracy.