Abstract: There provides a tool, which is capable of smoothly executing a cutting and protruding process in all the steps from the starting to ending of cutting and protruding of a small protrusion when the protrusion is cut and protruded on an upper surface of a workpiece.
Abstract: A material pallet (5) is disposed on a lower portion on a front side of a main body frame (3), a product pallet (7) which is capable of moving up and down is disposed on a lower portion on a rear side of the main body frame, a workpiece carrier (19) which has absorption pads (27) and is capable of moving up and down is disposed above the material pallet (5) in the frame, a loader (15) for moving the workpiece carrier to the plate member working machine is disposed, an unloader (31) is disposed so as to be capable of moving to the plate member working machine, a moving support table (33) which reciprocates between a position above the material pallet and a position above the product pallet (7) is disposed, a moving clamp (37) and a support clamp (35) are disposed respectively on front and rear sides in the position above the product pallet, and a control device (45) for controlling the respective units is disposed.
Abstract: There is provided a method comprising a process of lightly fitting a distal end portion of a projecting portion 25 of a blank holder 23 into a fitting groove 19 formed in a punch guide 5 so as to be momentarily held therein; and a process of fitting the projecting portion 25 of the blank holder 23 into the fitting groove 19 while punching a punch guide hole 23G in the blank holder 23 when a punching portion 7 of a punch body 9 of a punch assembly 1 is lowered for pressing the blank holder 23 against a die D so that the punch guide 5 descends.
Abstract: A rotary driving device for a press machine includes: a main body (11); a push head member (21) provided for the main body (11) reciprocatingly movably in an axial direction thereof and driven in the axial direction by a striker (S) of the press machine; an air-tight gaseous spring unit (15) mounted inside the main body (11), for generating a return elastic force to urge the push head member (21) in a direction opposite to a strike direction of the striker (S); a male thread axle member (29) in mesh with female threads (33) formed in the main body (11) and rotatable when moved in an axial direction thereof by the push head member (21); a lead nut (47) exchangeably and fixedly mounted on the main body (11); a lead thread member (51) in mesh with the lead nut (47) and rotatably supported by the main body (11), for holding a rotary driven tool (T); and a coupling section (43, 55) for coupling the male thread axle member (29) and the lead thread member (51) in torque transmission relationship and in relative axia
Abstract: An upper tool holding apparatus includes: an upper tool support portion provided under a holder main body to support an upper tool; an upper tool clamp which is supported in a swingable way with a fulcrum near the approximately central portion in the vertical direction of the holder main body; a pressing member provided at a lower portion of the upper tool clamp to press the upper tool to the upper tool support portion; an engaging member provided at the lower portion of the upper tool clamp; and a clamping force giving means pressing the upper portion side of the upper tool clamp so that the upper tool clamp can clamp the upper tool with the upper tool support portion. In the construction, the engaging member is provided by being divided into a plurality of pieces as engaging split fragments. Furthermore, the respective divided engaging split fragments are respectively provided by being urged in the direction of the upper tool support portion.
Abstract: A punching tool includes: a punch driver transmitting an impact force to a punch body and having a screw portion on an outer peripheral surface of an upper portion; a punch head having a screw portion meshed with the screw portion of the punch driver on an inside surface and having a main scale provided in a vertical direction on an outside surface; a punch head rotation preventing means freely selecting a rotation and a fixation of the punch head with respect to the punch driver; and a punch head collar freely rotating and fixing with respect to the punch driver and provided with a sub scale showing a change of a height of the punch head in cooperation with the main scale.
Abstract: An apparatus is provided for resolving a collision between a first face and a second face of a sheet metal part represented by a 3-D model. The faces collide with one another when a 2-D model of a flat sheet metal part, designed on a CAD system, is folded into the 3-D model displayed on the CAD system. The apparatus comprises a detecting means, an analyzing means and an eliminating means. The detecting means is for detecting each collision between the faces which become adjacent in association with folding the 2-D model into the 3-D model. The eliminating means is for eliminating the collision by designing a 2-D model of a modified flat sheet metal part which can be folded without causing the collision.
March 4, 1998
Date of Patent:
November 7, 2000
Amada Metrecs Company, Limited
Kalev Kask, Jun-Shiou Ou, Dmitry Leshchiner, Kensuke Hazama
Abstract: Forming tools includes an upper holder; a lower holder; a punch having a punch body which can be attached to/detached from the upper holder and the lower holder; an ejector being disposed movably in a vertical direction around a convex portion provided on a face of the punch body; a resilient unit for urging the ejector, the resilient unit being provided on a back face of the punch body; a die having a die body which can be attached to/detached from the upper holder and the lower holder, the die body being provided with a concave portion for performing forming work on a workpiece in cooperation with the convex portion; another ejector for pushing out a forming-worked portion of the workpiece from the concave portion, the another ejector being provided movably in a vertical direction within the die body; and another resilient unit for urging the another ejector, the another resilient unit being provided on the die body.
Abstract: The target stroke amount calculation portion obtains an initial value of the target stroke amount of a punch according to bending information including workpiece condition of a workpiece to be bent, tool condition, target folding angle, and the like. The bending information setting portion sets the bending information in the workpiece bending simulation processing portion, in a specified form. The element breakdown calculation portion divides workpiece sectional image according to the bending information to a plurality of major portions and further divides these portions to detailed portions. The workpiece bending simulation processing portion virtually deforms the workpiece according to elastoplasticity finite element method corresponding to a virtual descent of the punch by the target stroke amount and obtains workpiece deformation image after a spring-back.
Abstract: A forming method of forming a plate-shaped workpiece using a female tool having a concave section of a desired shape and a male tool which matches with the female tool, includes the following steps: providing an elastic punch in a cylindrical holder provided in the male tool; pressurizing and compressing the elastic punch relatively by a pressuring member; pressing the holder against the workpiece by means of one portion of the elastic punch; and projecting one portion of the elastic punch from the holder so as to deform a portion of the workpiece to be processed according to the shape of the concave section of the female tool so that the workpiece is formed in a state such that the workpiece is nipped pressingly between the female tool and the holder.
Abstract: A slotting tool to slot a workpiece and cut off a slotted scrap from the workpiece comprising a punch having a toe portion and a heel portion located higher than the toe portion and a slotting portion located between the toe portion and the heel portion; a die having a starting blade to punch out a tip portion of the slotted scrap from the workpiece by cooperating with the toe portion to shear the workpiece; side blades to slot the workpiece by cooperating with the slotting portion to slot the workpiece; a terminating blade to cut off the slotted scrap by cooperating with the heel portion; a scrap cutting blade mounted to the die, the scrap cutting blade located below the starting blade for cooperating with the toe portion to cut off a tip portion of the slotted scrap; and a scrap path formed in the die, the scrap path locating under the starting blade to receive the tip portion of the slotted scrap.
Abstract: In a bending simulation apparatus, after a three-dimensional drawing generation portion generates a solid form from trihedral drawing data, a workpiece bending simulation portion places a workpiece for forming edge angles of a solid form on a die and carries out simulation operation for bending the workpiece completely up to the edge angle according to bending information including the edge angle of each side of the solid form, workpiece condition, tool condition and the like. An elongation amount of the workpiece is obtained by an elongation amount calculation portion and an elongation amount subtraction portion subtracts the elongation amount from a length of each side of the solid form. A development drawing generation portion creates a development drawing and an L-value calculation portion transmits Li value based on this development drawing to the press machine.
Abstract: A compress working method and a compress working apparatus are provided for readily performing drawing in an arbitrary shape at a low cost and in a short time without using an expensive mold in the manufacturing of small batch products. A metal plate, which is a workpiece, is placed on a laminate die formed with a recess in a desired shape, and a holder is set on the metal plate. An elastic punch accommodated in the holder is urged to press the holder onto the metal plate with a portion of the urging force. In this state, a portion of the elastic punch is intruded into the recess of the laminate die together with the metal plate. The elastic punch is then unloaded after the metal plate is formed with a draw conformal to the recess of the laminate die. Since the elastic punch serves as an upper die in the press working, it is possible to readily perform the drawing in an arbitrary shape at a low cost and in a short time without using an expensive mold in the manufacturing of small batch products.
Abstract: A tool grinding machine which can grind the cutting edge of a punch without disassembling the punch body from the punch assembly and further can grind the cutting edge of the upper surface shoulder portion of the die. Further, the punch and die of various shapes can be ground easily by selecting an appropriate previously stored operation mode determined according to grinding conditions. The tool grinding machine includes a rotary table 33 rotatably disposed on a slider 29 supported on a base 3 movable in the right and left direction; and a grinding tool 53 disposed axially away from the rotary table and rotatable and movable in an axial direction of the rotary table 33, for grinding workpiece fitted on the rotary table 33.
Abstract: A sheet material loading and unloading apparatus comprises: a frame having a lower frame and an upper frame attached to the lower frame in such a manner as to freely move to a vertical direction; a vertically movable lifter disposed within the frame; a truck going in and out over the lifter; a plurality of pallets supporting a material or a processed product; a plurality of escapable loading positioning members being disposed in the upper frame; a plurality of escapable material supporting members being disposed in the upper frame; and a carriage being disposed within the frame.
Abstract: A multiple tool is disclosed wherein during a punching process by a predetermined punch, a workpiece is not damaged by other punches not used therein. A multiple tool is mounted on a rotatable holder (7) supported in a freely rotatably driven manner on a holder body (3) such as an upper turret. The multiple tool includes a punch holder (231), and a plurality of punches (241) supported in a vertically movable manner on the punch holder, and a striker plate (261) provided in the punch holder (231) in a rotatable and vertically movable manner relative to the punch holder (231).
Abstract: In opposition to a lower electrode (31) fixed to a frame (3), an upper electrode (29) is carried by an upper pressing base (23), which is engaged with a vertical guide rail (25) and joined by a resilient slide mechanism to a piston rod (35L) of a hydraulic cylinder (35) connected to a hydraulic circuit operable for an increased distance (L3) between electrode shanks (15, 7) and fastened at a head end thereof to a lower pressing base (33), which is engaged with the guide rail and joined to a piston rod (37L) of an air cylinder (37) fastened at a head end thereof to the frame and connected to a pneumatic circuit operable for supplying a balancing pressure to have the piston rod (37L) thereof contracted to stand with a total load and for relieving the pressure when a mechanical valve (85) is operated with a pedal arm (49) stepped down for starting a welding, while the pneumatic circuit is changed over by a limit switch (57) to force down the lower pressing base.
Abstract: A punching tool for a press, includes a punch guide having a stripper plate at a lower end thereof. A punch body is formed with a blade portion at a lower end thereof and disposed within the punch guide for up and down movement. A punch driver includes a piston rod fixed to the punch body. A gas spring section has a gas cylinder, the piston rod of the punch driver extending through the gas cylinder for up and down movement. A high pressure gas is contained in the gas cylinder to bias the punch driver upward, and an annular elastic member is interposed between an upper surface of the punch guide and a lower surface of the gas cylinder of the gas spring section to absorb shock generated when the stripper plate attached to the punch guide collides against work during a punching process. The punching tool can reduce noise generated during punching processing and further can prevent a punching mark (scar) from being formed on the surface of the punched work.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for recording an operating status of an NC processing machine is provided. Measuring and recording operations can be performed with trial processing and actual processing distinguishing from each other. In order to record the operating status in a case where an NC apparatus is controlled to cause an NC processing machine i.e. a press brake, to perform continuous processing according to a processing program, a processing condition for a work used in previous processing is stored in a memory. A comparison/decision unit decides whether a processing condition for a work used in current processing coincides with the stored processing condition of the work in the previous processing. If the current processing condition coincides with the previous processing condition, a recording unit records the current processing as actual processing.
Abstract: An upper tool clamp is provided that is supported by a holder body arranged on an upper table of a press brake, so that the upper tool clamp can be oscillated between a clamped state and an unclamped state. A pressing member is mounted on a lower portion of the upper tool clamp in order to press an upper tool on an upper tool support portion which is mounted on a lower portion of the holder body. Further, an engage projection is formed on the upper tool clamp and freely engageable with a drop prevention groove which is formed on the upper tool. In addition, a first clamp/unclamp device and a second clamp/unclamp device are mounted on the holder body, respectively.