Amplifier increases precision of automotive presses.

HBM’s latest FASTpress concept ensures increased precision and efficiency in modern automotive presses to meet the demanding requirements of modern assembly and production lines.

HBM’s force and displacement sensors, installed at different assembly stations, can be easily connected to the MP85A FASTpress two-channel amplifier. This combination provides advanced process control and offers high security at high pressing speeds to minimize production cycle times.

Specifically tailored to the needs of modern press and assembly systems, the FASTpress Suite software reduces set-up times and enables rapid start up as well as ease of handling. The software includes various customizing features and powerful statistical modules.

FASTpress users can benefit immediately from online statistical analysis and production scheduling via touch screen. The software’s algorithms detect tool and machine wear to continuously improve the efficiency of presses.

Press operations, quality results and measurement curves are stored on the integrated memory card in the MP85A FASTpress, or directly in a PC. A standard Ethernet interface is available for maintenance tasks and for connecting presses to a control system. As an additional feature, mobile press monitoring can be achieved with a PDA device via wireless LAN.

EMG-LONG s.a., France, relies on the high performance of FASTpress for the automated assembly of luxury watches as well as for quality assurance. EMG is a leading specialist in the manufacture of pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical presses with capacities ranging from from 360 kg to 65 tons.

More information is available at http://www.hbm.com/production.

About HBM:

HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

November 2007

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