No other company can look back on as much experience in press manufacturing as Schuler with its history of over 180 years. In the metalworking industry, however, it is unlikely that so many challenges have ever been met at once.
Automotive suppliers are playing an increasingly important role. Many innovative technologies, for example to comply with the strict EU emission limits, can be traced back to them. For these and other customers, Schuler has developed the Triton modular press series, which has become established on the market.
“Every slitting and forming line that leaves our production plants is now a Triton press,” says Schuler Managing Director Frank Klingemann, who heads the Industry Division. “With our Triton series, we are a strong and reliable partner because it gives our customers a future-proof concept for meeting current and upcoming challenges,” adds Oliver Beisel, who heads the Cutting and Forming Systems division.
Keyword digitalization: Machine applications can be installed on Triton presses at any time, enabling central monitoring and continuous, data-based optimization of availability and mold use, among other things. The applications provide information for predictive analytics, offer direct access to sensor data, and update themselves in the process. Apps such as the integrated OptimizerPro and the optional Smart Assist ensure short makeready times and maximum productivity.
Keyword sustainability: Due to the robust and precise machine design, highly loadable pressure points, a high reliable off-center load capacity as well as low springback and deflection, Triton presses offer a long service life and reduce die and material wear to a minimum. The standard integrated Ecoform package reduces the need for energy, lubricants and wear parts. Schuler produces the Triton presses themselves in the plant closest to the customer. This reduces transport distances.
Keyword shortage of skilled workers: Presses with ServoDirect technology are highly efficient, but not every operator is able to use the numerous possibilities right from the start. The Smart Assist electronic assistant makes it quick and easy to achieve maximum output. Thanks to a pronounced ease of use, extensive automation and seamless Industry 4.0 integration, Triton presses offer state-of-the-art and future-proof workplaces.
The keyword is flexibility: press shops are usually geared to large quantities in series processes. Thanks to their high degree of automation, standardized interfaces and consistent operating concept, Triton presses are also suitable for small batch sizes. From the coil line and blank loader to the press and transfer to the outfeed conveyor, everything is coordinated – a complete system from a single source.
The modular series includes systems with both conventional flywheel and servo-mechanical drives. The press forces range from 2,500 to 32,000 kN, the table sizes up to a length of 8.20 meters. “Designed as a monoblock, in tie-rod construction or the innovative TwinServo technology, Triton presses offer individual solutions for a wide range of production requirements and numerous design advantages geared to the future,” summarizes Director Global Stamping & Cutting Oliver Beisel.