Millions of people visit health clubs to work out on stationary bikes and treadmills every day. In contrast, only several thousand people get their daily exercise by actually assembling these pieces of equipment.
A handheld servo press was just one of many new press technologies that were on display at the 2017 ASSEMBLY Show. More than a dozen press suppliers are exhibiting the latest in hydraulic, pneumatic and electric technologies.
Over the years, SCHMIDT Technology has expanded its servo-controlled press technology to include eight high-end ServoPress Systems, rack & pinion-driven ElectricPress Systems and our recently introduced high-speed TorquePress Systems.
Electromechanical servo press technology uses less energy than pneumatic or hydraulic assembly systems since they only draw current on demand – an energy reduction of 70-90 % is feasible with the electromechanical approach.
When an assembly press supplier meets with a manufacturer to discuss its next purchase, both parties focus on one question: Which type and model of press is best for the current application? Mike Brieschke, vice president of sales at Aries Engineering Corp., recalls how two such meetings in 2006 with automotive OEMs led the supplier to ask itself another question: Which type of press is best for the future of assembly?