Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools

Servo Press Assembly Stations deliver 224.8-2,697.7 lbf.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 02, 2014 - Based on Electro-Mechanical Assembly Press technology, Table-top Servo Press Assembly Stations suit batch assembly operations. All-electric units provide low-noise working environment free of air and oil leaks. Compact design integrates work area guard door, re-locatable pendant-mounted E-stop button, and LED-illuminated work area. MotionPRO software supports in-process verification, real-time force and position monitoring, data acquisition and storage, and part serialization for traceability.

Promess Inc - Brighton, MI

Original Press Release

Promess to Introduces New Line of Compact Table-Top Servo Press Assembly Stations at IMTS 2014

Press release date: Jun 23, 2014

Brighton, MI,  – Promess, Inc. will exhibit a new line of standardized compact table-top servo press assembly stations in booths E-5382 and N-6640 at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, IL September 8-13, 2014. Based on the company’s highly successful Electro-Mechanical Assembly Press (EMAP) technology, the new assembly stations will include press capabilities from 1 kN to 12 kN (224.8 to 2,697.7 pounds-force) along with all necessary sensors, controls, software and safety equipment for a virtual turnkey installation.

Designed as an ideal tool for batch assembly operations, the Promess table-top assembly press is an optimum solution for high precision applications such as small valve and electrical/electronic component assembly. Other potential applications include precision joining, join on contact, riveting, testing and measuring, surface checking, press fitting, clipping, and bending.

“We are convinced that intelligent assembly is one of the key technologies manufacturers will use to remain globally competitive,” said Promess president Glenn Nausley. “By providing a highly flexible standard system, based on proven components and technologies, the servo-press table top assembly station makes it much easier to manage the transition from mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic presses to modern digital technology, and to be up and running within 30 minutes after installation.”

Promess’ new table-top assembly stations are all-electric, providing a clean, low-noise working environment free of air and oil leaks. They are also highly energy-efficient because the EMAP only consumes energy during the actual work cycle, unlike hydraulic and pneumatic systems that require constantly running power sources.

The compact design integrates a work area guard door, an easily re-locatable pendant mounted E-Stop button and LED-illuminated work area into a single unit to make optimum use of valuable floorspace. And, the ability to accept input voltages from 120 VAC single phase to 480 VAC three phase allow the assembly station to be located virtually anywhere in most industrial facilities.

The EMAP is a servo motor driven ball screw press with on board force and position monitoring. Because the EMAP is servo driven, the entire system is easily programmed either on or off-line, and easily reconfigured to handle a variety of different parts and/or operations. In-process verification and data acquisition with part traceability capability for part tracking are all standard. The standard suite of Promess MotionPRO software supports programmable position and force commands to the EMAP.

MotionPRO software supports 100 percent in-process verification, real-time force and position monitoring, data acquisition and storage, and part serialization for traceability. The MotionPRO Human Machine Interface is intuitive and exceptionally easy to use. Promess is a 30-year-old firm that develops, manufactures, and markets its family of sensing devices, electronics, assembly presses and test systems on a global basis.

Contact: Elizabeth Johnson
Promess Incorporated 
11429 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 229-9334
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