Porsche and Schuler have commissioned a fully networked press shop in Halle (Saale). In addition to a servo press line with a maximum output of 20 strokes per minute, the Smart Press Shop also uses a state-of-the-art blanking line. It is a Laser Blanking Line 2.18 equipped with two cutting heads for processing strip material with a width of up to 1,880 mm.
Laser blanking systems do not require expensive and heavy cutting tools, which makes them particularly suitable for the production of new parts or small batches with frequent product changes. The continuously moving coil material is processed into blanks at high cutting speeds. Thanks to tooling-free scrap separation, a high output is also achieved. Gentle transport of sensitive materials such as aluminium is also ensured.
The Laser Blanking Line is thus a good solution for the Smart Press Shop in Halle, which focuses on the production of aluminum outer skin parts in small batches. By recording various measured values of the plant as well as the coil material and by smart marking of the blanks, the plant that supplies the blanks for the servo press line is also the starting point for a “track and trace” system.