Patents Assigned to Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 9415434
    Abstract: The invention concerns an arrangement (20) and a method for the manufacture of can bodies from pot-shaped blanks (37). To this end, the blank (37) is inserted into a bottom tool part (45). The blank (37) is clamped between a downholder (23) and a counter support surface (47) of the lower tool part (45). For controlling a position value ? determining the position and/or position change of the downholder (23), a drive arrangement (22) is provided. The drive arrangement controls the position value in accordance with a predetermined course, so as to move the downholder (23) into the clamping position or out of the clamping position EP. As soon as the downholder (23) reaches its clamping position EP, the drive unit (22) controls a force value in accordance with a predetermined course which determines the clamping force F(t) which is applied by the downholder (23) to the blank (37). This occurs preferably by an adjustment of the motor current I to a predetermined course of the desired value IE(t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Blei, Martin Gaebges, Gerhard Pick, Roland Schmid
  • Patent number: 9114583
    Abstract: A method of operating a servo press and apparatus therefore, including a press plunger and a servo drive and such a press, the press plunger is operated in accordance with a predetermined guide angle/position-curve based on a guide angle ? and the movement of the plunger is controlled in accordance with this curve with a tolerance which depends on the guide angle ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventor: Martin Schmeink
  • Patent number: 9038431
    Abstract: The invention resides in a hydraulic cylinder (23) for a hydraulic drawing cushion (20) of a drawing press (10). The hydraulic cylinder (23) includes a first operating chamber (47), a second operating chamber (48), and a third operating chamber (53). An annular piston (45) with a first piston surface area (49) and a second piston surface area (50) separates the first operating chamber (47) from the second operating chamber (48). The first and the second piston surfaces (49, 50) have the same size. A front surface of the piston rod (33) forms a third piston surface (54) which is larger than the first and second piston surfaces. The third piston surface (54) delimits the third operating chamber (53) of the hydraulic cylinder (23). The first and the second operating chambers (47, 48) are provided for controlling the position and/or the movement of the piston rod (33). The third operating chamber (53) serves to control the metal sheet clamping force of the drawing press via the piston rod (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Micklisch, Markus Müller
  • Patent number: 9016101
    Abstract: For the manufacture of can bodies as they are needed for the manufacture of aerosol cans or beverage cans, a special tool 2 is provided which combines the manufacture of the cup as well as the transformation of the cup into a can body into a single tool 3. The process is based on preferably round metal sheets which are first drawn in a first draw-stretching step of the tool 2 into cups and then are draw-stretched in a second draw-stretch process, the further draw- and slide-down-stretch to form can bodies. The drawing arrangements are the same in both operating steps. The tools required therefore are simple sturdy tools providing for a simple sturdy manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Pick, Martin Gaebges
  • Patent number: 8925365
    Abstract: In a press comprising at least one tool part with certain rigidity, the rigidity of the tool part is adjustable by changing the coupling of the tool part to the plunger or the press table to control the transmission of deformations by bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dietmar Schöllhammer
  • Patent number: 8776682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press having a direct electric drive, without any motion transmitting apparatus, such as, for example, gears or gear drives wherein the electric direct drive is located between an eccentric 3 and a connecting rod 6 and brings about a relative movement between the eccentric 3 and the connecting rod 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8505449
    Abstract: A press drive including an electric motor with a stator and a rotor and permanent magnets arranged around the circumference of the rotor. The rotor includes at least one eccentric integrally therewith and rotatably supported with the rotor. The stator is supported on the rotor by bearings arranged adjacent the eccentrics and is held stationary by torque struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Lauke, Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8508064
    Abstract: In the gondola (2) of a wind power plant (1) according to the invention the main shaft comprises several parts. The rotors (21, 45) of the generators (4, 5) are parts of the main shaft. Other shaft sections (17, 18) are used for supporting the main shaft (3) on the machine carrier or, respectively the gondola frame (7) and the attachment of the rotor hub (6). The generators (4, 5) may be completely pre-assembled and delivered as mounting units. During the pre-assembly of the generators, the rotor (21) and the stator (26) are fixed relative to one another by mounting aids. The mounting aids, interlocking devices, are removed after the whole drive train is mounted to the machine carrier (7). The stator of the generator (26) is mounted on the machine carrier (7) via adjustable supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Lauke
  • Patent number: 8336361
    Abstract: In an apparatus and a method for producing diffraction- and interference-active structures by micro-pattern stamping a metal object, a micro-stamping arrangement is provided including a micro-stamping station with a micro-pattern stamp for generating a diffraction-active structure on the metal object, an application station for applying a protective layer to the diffraction-active structure and a macro-stamping station for applying a macroscopic image relief over the diffraction active structure while it is protected by the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8302517
    Abstract: To increase the cutting quality and to improve the operation of a press, in particular in punching high-strength martensitic materials or when punching thick sheet metal, a sheet metal holding device is provided for securely clamping the respective workpiece during the punching operation. The clamping force is increased to 40% or more of the ram force. The force exerted by the sheet metal holding device during the penetration of the workpiece can be further increased. The increase in the clamping force preferably takes place in a controlled manner as a function of the press angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8230660
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mounting at least one line in a tower of a wind power plant, the line is provided in the tower before its erection in shortened, preferably folded or wound-up form. The tower also includes a means for extending the line, after erection of the tower so that the lower end of the line is lowered in a controlled manner to the bottom of the tower and can be attached there to a connector and the upper end is extended to a connector at the top of the tower if not already connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventor: Markus Mühlhäuser
  • Patent number: 8113032
    Abstract: Referring to a punch device in accordance with the invention, the punch stamp (10) is driven by a hydraulic actuating drive (6), in which case, in connection with an advance device (4) driven by a servo motor and travel-measuring systems on the ram axis and on the partial-apparatus axis (advance axis), the ram movement is freely programmable relative to the advance movement of the partial apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Ralph Utpadel, Gerhard Pick, Markus Röver, Jörg Vögele
  • Patent number: 7859819
    Abstract: In an energy storage device (1) with evaporation cooling wherein the boiling temperature of a liquid which is disposed in heat exchange relationship with electric capacitors (2, 3, 4) for limiting the operating temperature of the electric capacitors, a thermal vapor condensing arrangement is provided for condensing the vapors formed from the liquid during cooling of the electric capacitors and returning the condensate back to the liquid surrounding the electric capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 7841274
    Abstract: In a press installation including a press with at least one press station and a multi-station press between arranged at a distance from each other which is a non-integral multiple of the press station distance of the multi-stage press. The installation also includes a transport arrangement for moving workpieces from press station to press-station concurrently by a step corresponding to the distance between the press station of the multi-station press. To compensate for an increased distance between the press station of the press and the adjacent press station of the multi-station press a deposit stage is arranged between the press and the multi-station press and includes a movable support an which the workpiece removed from the press can be deposited and from which, after appropriate movement of the support in the transport direction, it can be picked up by the transport arrangement for placement in the adjacent press station of the multi-stage press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Haller, Martin Schmeink, Andreas Lauke
  • Patent number: 7784324
    Abstract: A workpiece gripper arrangement for the automatization of presses, including a transfer arrangement for transferring components between workstations, the transfer arrangement includes a girder or carrier with gripper means for holding the components and the gripper means is supported via coupling parts of which one is connected to the girder and the other to the gripper means and a mechanical locking structure is provided which is operable by relative movement of the coupling arrangement with respect to a support frame on which the gripper means can be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Dangelmayr
  • Patent number: 7752881
    Abstract: Press driving modules are provided to permit a standardized press design. The presses of a press line are equipped with always identical press driving modules, and the pressing force of the presses is varied only by the adaptation of the number of press driving modules. The press driving modules each contain two driving devices, respectively, that interact parallel or in series and have different characteristic curves. In particular, they have different maximal traveling speeds and different maximal forces. They can also have a different design with respect to their positioning capability and path resolution. This concept permits not only a standardization of presses of different performance classes within a press line but, beyond that, the largely free definition of characteristic path-time curves of the slides, and thereby finally also a freer design of workpieces, particularly of vehicle body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Hofele, Andreas Lauke
  • Patent number: 7752878
    Abstract: In a press installation including a number of presses with servo-drives for operating the presses and auxiliary equipment such as workpiece handling devices wherein an energy management system is provided including a DC voltage intermediate circuit connected to a power supply grid via an AC/DC converter and to the servo-drives via servo-converters, a fly-wheel storage device is connected to the intermediate circuit for supplying energy thereto and recapturing energy therefrom under the control of a control arrangement which controls the flow of power between the intermediate circuit, the servo-drives, the fly-wheel storage device and the power supply grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Schmeink
  • Patent number: 7541686
    Abstract: In a wind power generation installation comprising a rotor with rotor blades mounted on a tower and connected via a transmission to a generator for generating electric power, an electric machine operable as a motor is also connected to the transmission for applying a driving torque to the transmission so as to bias the transmission so as to hold the gears of the transmission in constant engagement in order to prevent the detrimental effects of torque variations on the gears of the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 7497527
    Abstract: A reshaping device according to the invention has at least one ejector, for example, in the form of a cylinder pin (11) which is shifted by the workpiece (6) against the pressure from a pressure storing cylinder (17) or other suitable energy storing device before and/or during the reshaping of the workpiece (6). The workpiece ejection occurs by the work stored in the energy storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 7287950
    Abstract: In a transfer arrangement and method for transferring a workpiece between first and second spaced locations along a guide rail with a carriage movably supported on the guide rail, a transfer arm is pivotally supported on the carriage and carries at its free end a workpiece holder which is accelerated by the carriage with the arm essentially stretched out in the movement direction out of, and decelerated into, the end positions, and, in an intermediate position, the carriage movement is slowed down or even reversed while the workpiece holder is moved along by a pivot movement of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Schmeink, Andreas Lauke, Gerd Jäger, Hans Hofele, Claudia Maria Thudium, legal representative, Andreas Dangelmayr, Karl Thudium, deceased