AP&T announced its moving bolster that delivers quick and safe tool changes for press tools weighing 30 metric tons and above. It is available for all AP&T’s new presses.
The moving bolster can be moved in and out of the press in any direction. Its drive is electric, providing precise control, and enabling an entire tool change with a few button clicks.
For added operator safety, the unit is equipped with an optical scanner that continuously registers activity in front of the bolster, and communicates that to the control system. The scanner can be programmed so that the area in the direction of motion is divided into an outer and an inner safety zone. If a person or an object is discovered to be in the outer zone, the speed is automatically reduced. If a person or an object is discovered to be in the inner zone, the moving bolster stops completely.
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