Press tonnage is one of few variables that can be collected in the 1/50th of a second it takes to make a forging. This is an important tool in the measurement and monitoring of stresses during forging cycles, and it will help you see how stresses affect the performance and life of your mechanical press.
Measuring the strain on load-bearing members of hydraulic forging presses is one way to diagnose potential equipment trouble before it becomes a major downtime incident. Using linear variable differential transformers and related hardware, a distribution-of-forces system can alert equipment operators to potential problems.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.