TRAVELING HEAD PRESS
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While a full beam press can technically increase productivity more than any other press for very standardized applications, the Traveling Head Press is more versatile and allows you to lower the overall tonnage required by only tackling a portion of the application at a time. Traveling Head Presses are tuned towards a medium-to-high level of production of smaller, more complex cuts. This can be anything from taking the next step after a Swing Arm Clicker Press with one of our Manual Traveling Head Presses, to pulling out all the stops with full CNC nesting software, conveyor belt automation, a magnetic platen, and a variable degree rotating head, to perfectly nest your complex patterns. We also have options for heated platens. Our Traveling Head Presses can accept roll materials up to 72″ wide, but can be custom ordered to accept larger rolls if necessary. The cutting head can be ordered up to 25.5″ in our stock models, however we have also built custom head sizes up to 40″ x 40″. Tonnages are available between 25 & 50 tons. Higher tonnages can be achieved with some more major custom alterations to the system.
The machine is equipped with safety light curtains to cover all necessary pinch point areas, an automatic die clamping system for quick exchange of your dies, and intuitive touch-screen controls for easy setup and operation. The Traveling Head Press comes with four different levels of automation including the manual, the sheet feed, the pinch roller fed, and the conveyor fed styles.
The Manual Traveling Head Press requires the operator to manually place their material and die, manually move the head into place above the die, manually push the operation buttons to initiate a cut, manually move the head away, and manually retrieve the cut material. This model may be upgraded with a pinch roller, however, this pinch roller is only advances by operator approximation by using a foot pedal, with no input for controlling the advancement distance to any particular metric.
The Sheet Feed Traveling Head Press requires the operator to manually place a sheet of material on the work table in the fully back position behind the press. The parameters can be adjusted on the touch screen to control material advancement distance, head travel distance, dwell time, rising height, etc. This automation system works well for foam, corrugates, and other materials that come in standardized sheet sizes.
The Pinch Roller Traveling Head Press is the cheapest first step into the automated cutting of a rolled material. The pinch rollers mounted on the back of the machine pull material from the roll stand and feeds it through the throat of the machine. The pinch rollers typically work in conjunction with a waste rewinder placed in the front of the machine which keeps constant tension on the material as it is coming through to keep the material properly aligned and free from bunching and folding. This style of machine typically works best with thicker and more rigid substrates. This press can be used for advanced nesting of patterns using a parameter-based PLC technology with job saving capabilities.
The Conveyor Traveling Head Press is a more advanced step into fully automating the cutting of a rolled material. The press can pull material off of a roll and feed it through the throat. This press works with substrates of all types and thicknesses because the conveyor advances with the waste material as well as the cut pieces. This press can be used for advanced nesting of patterns using either a parameter-based PLC technology with job-saving technology, or a full CNC software capable of reading .dxf files along with other types of project files.
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Spanish Fork, Utah 84660