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Metal stamping machines not only need to be precise, but also fast in order to maximize efficiency. When it comes to the fastest machines available, it can differ depending on the industry. Depending on your specific needs, you will need to determine which type of forming and stamping systems are the best fit. Our company has used our extensive experience to help us find the right balance of fast turnaround times and maintaining quality for stamping projects.

Craftsmanship and Results

Hot stamping is used for many purposes:

  • Security documents
  • Government notes
  • Packaging
  • Hang tags
  • Nameplates
  • Labels
  • Holograms
  • Credit card punching
  • Greeting cards and gift cards
  • Stationary

Hot stamping machinery is used for performing simultaneous multiple stamps, placing stamps on web, roll, and sheet metal materials at +/- 0.1 mm accuracy. If you are looking for a hot stamping machine with an optimized rotation motion of the die that also allows for precision graphic placements, the best system on today’s market is the Spartanics M-590.

The M-590 machine comes with add-ons like a laminator and in-line die cutting or card punching systems, plus it’s a standalone unit. You’ll get a reliable rate of up to 90 cycles (450 hot stamps) per minute with an electronic control of the stamping shoe.

Stamping dimensions include 54 mm X 85.7 mm, or 2.125″ X 3.375″. You’ll gain capabilities of substrate widths from 75 mm (3.0″) up to 400 mm (15.75″) and thickness ranges of 0.1778 mm (0.007″) up to 1.27 mm (0.050″). This hot stamping machine is available in 1 to 6 up formats, with the 2 or 3 Axis Correction Registration. You can also run foils at 200 mm X 54 mm wide (7.75″ X 2.13″ wide). This hot stamper has the ability to punch up to 1290 mm.

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Metal Stamping

Metal stamping is what we do at Phoenix Specialty. Metal stampings are used for aerospace, medical, construction, lighting, automotive, and electronic industries, among several others.

Stampings are also called pressings, and include forming sheet metal for manufacturing. Some of the parts of the process include blanking, embossing, bending, and flanging. We take pride in offering our customers a fast turnaround time for their products, which is why we invest time and money in acquiring some of the most advanced machines for EDM die-making, secondary HT, plating, and others.

We process stampings within a 6-inch area and material thickness of .0005” to .260”. Some popular stamping press brands include the following:

  • Minster Machine Co.
  • MMC
  • Airam
  • RMT
  • Dake

Factors to Consider When Examining New Equipment

When you are trying to decide on a stamping machine to buy or use, there are a few factors you will want to consider; we considered all of these when obtaining our machinery.

  • Automation: This includes rates for coil feeding, coil processing, tri-axis transfer, and single-press blank loaders.
  • Knuckle-joint presses: If the knuckle joint works with conventional drives, servo drives, high-precision blanking, forming or precision disks, or radiator panels.
  • Servo presses: Servo presses conserve energy, are quiet, and provide a clean work environment. If these factors are beneficial for your line of work, it may be the right decision.
  • C-frame presses: C-frames are very accessible during inserting and removing, and also exert a high force over a short distance.
  • Blanking presses: This type of press is often used for automobile parts because it is a flexible and high-performing system.

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Choose Equipment that Fits Manufacturing Needs

If your customers want 3-dimensional shapes or profiles, using a process for forming materials, like deep-drawn metal, forms materials in their severest manipulations. You can use coiled stock and with each stroke of stamping, advance increments to progressively transfer tooling and form materials.

Through several series of reductions, this process can shape and manipulate materials according to your customer’s specifications without risking materials fracturing or thinning.

This is a very cost-efficient and fast process because deep-drawn equipment has extended press bed sizes that handle oversized tooling, such as notch and trim stations and cam pierce stations, which do not require secondary step operations. This also eliminates multiple set-ups, which saves time, man-hours, and lowers the risk of variables.

From standard presses to individual presses, servicing your customers efficiently often requires various modular concepts and configurations.

For example, c-frame presses can be combined with index tables and auto-feed systems using press force ranges from 2 tons to 225 tons, and still have accessibility for operators to access equipment from front and side positions to quickly perform tasks on the floor.

Hydraulic column presses have punching and pressing deliveries with optimum results on a large bed area. These presses are easily expandable and have flexibilities for wide bed, as well as large bed areas that provide substantial cost efficiency. Hydraulic 2-column presses handle 2 tons all the way up to 200 tons of force.

Making the Best Choice to Fit Your Business Economics

Choosing a precise piece of equipment to accommodate your diverse customer needs is just as important as purchasing machinery that pushes the limits for efficient stamping time. Trying to fulfill jobs with the wrong equipment is not cost-efficient and will result in poor performance. If your company budget cannot handle the fastest, most cutting-edge equipment in today’s technology, having the best equipment for your industry standards will get the job done with equal excellence. In fact, beyond the financial considerations, many industries provide exceptional service to all of their customers’ manufacturing specifications at a highly efficient rate of completion without all the promotional bells and whistles.

There is no substitute for professional integrity, high levels of industry experience, and a well-trained, responsible crew, combined with the right machinery for every job, like we offer at Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing. It’s always a perk to be able to acquire the fastest, most innovative metal stamping machinery on the market, of course, but creating a mix of supreme quality craftsmanship, a deep commitment to customer service, and having efficient, precise stamping systems propels our business to success.

Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing has found the correct balance of having fast, efficient stamping machines, so we can offer high-quality products in a timely manner, as well as having a knowledgeable team of people behind the fancy machines. This unique combination has allowed us to serve many clients for more than 100 years.

References:

http://www.sme.org/ProductDetail.aspx?id=22326

http://www.lorom.com/metal?id=99

http://www.spartanics.com/products/hot-stamping-machines

http://www.btdinc.com/deep-drawn-stampings.html

http://www.tox-us.com/us/products/presses.html

http://www.sme.org/MEMagazine/Article.aspx?id=80877&taxid=1415

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