Norgren Collateral

Indirect Sensor Case Study

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 0

Part present sensing and double sheet detection is critical in the automotive metal stamping business. Having a reliable sensor is one challenge and could cost a manufacturer thousands in die damage and repair; adding the requirement of putting the sensor into a compact package to fit in tight die spaces is another. For some stampers with a two wire press system, sensing double blanks was not possible. Depending on the material type, disc sensors were required - which takes up valuable die space. NAS recognized these problems and developed a new sensor to optimize our customer's presses. After working through the customer's challenges, the Norgren team worked together to refresh the customer's existing Indirect Gripper Sensor, making it more robust with new or upgraded features including: » 2- and 3-wire connection capabilities » Smaller sensor width (3/8" or 10mm): now able to fit into tighter die spaces without being damaged » Options for Regular, Flange, and Chisel jaw gripping styles » Provides greater accuracy for part present and or material thickness sensing – compared to other mechanical sensors – saving thousands of dollars in damages New Indirect Gripper Sensor increases precision and accuracy Location: Detroit, MI Client: Automotive Press Stamper Growth driver: Slimmer sensor to fit into tight die spaces, with 2-wire capabilities Challenges Solution Indirect Gripper Case Study Current New 2.125 " width 2.5 " width

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Norgren Collateral - Indirect Sensor Case Study