Amada Company | Date: 2013-08-05
A rotatable buffer turret apparatus on which plural pairs of punches and dies to be set on a turret of a turret punch press are set, includes an upper buffer turret on which punch attachment holes in which the punches can be set are arranged circularly, and a lower buffer turret on which die attachment holes that is associated with the punch attachment holes and in which the dies can be set are arranged circularly. The upper and lower buffer turrets are rotatably attached to a single rotary shaft. A diameter of the lower buffer turret is made larger than a diameter of the upper buffer turret. The die attachment holes are formed in a circular die attachment area having a diameter larger than the diameter of the upper buffer turret. According to the apparatus, a tool exchange manually operated by an operator can be done easily and efficiently.
Amada Company | Date: 2013-02-15
A cutting-off method whereby is disclosed, whereby when a workpiece is intended to be cut off by use of an endless band saw blade suspended between a driving wheel and a driven wheel, the workpiece is cut off by imparting to the driving wheel a forced oscillation so that a phase of a longitudinal oscillation which occurs to the bandsaw blade near the driving wheel is substantially inverted to a phase of a longitudinal oscillation which occurs to the bandsaw blade near the driven wheel.
Amada Company and Amada Machine Tools Co. | Date: 2013-04-18
A saw band guiding device is comprised of a fixed insert holder comprising a fixed insert guide at a tip end portion of the fixed insert holder, the fixed insert guide guiding one side surface of a saw band; and a movable insert holder comprising a movable insert guide at a tip end portion of the movable insert holder, the movable insert guide being opposed to the fixed insert guide and guiding another side surface of the saw band, the movable insert holder being rotatable relative to the fixed insert holder, wherein the movable insert holder is provided to be regulated in directions where the movable insert holder gets closer to and away from the fixed insert holder so as to regulate a saw band guiding surface of the fixed insert guide and a saw band guiding surface of the movable insert guide to be parallel with each other.
Amada Company | Date: 2013-09-30
A tool measuring apparatus for measuring a height of a punch body and a die includes a measurement device that measures a distance from a punch reference position that is set preliminarily to an end surface of the punch body, and a distance from a die reference position that is set preliminarily to an end surface of the die. The punch reference position and the die reference position are placed independently from each other. According to the tool measuring apparatus, it is possible to measure a punch body and a die easily even in a case where a size of the punch body and a size of the die are significantly different from each other.
Amada Company | Date: 2013-01-08
In a press machine vertically moving a ram by turning a threaded member, the ram has a bearing holder that holds a bearing whose outer ring is solidly engaged with the bearing holder and whose inner ring is solidly fitted to a lower end part of the threaded member. A fine clearance is formed between a lower face of the threaded member and a bottom face of the bearing holder so that the threaded member and bearing holder are allowed to rotate relative to each other. The fine clearance is set so that, when load is applied to the ram to cause a relative slight movement in a vertical direction between the inner and outer rings of the bearing, the lower face of the threaded member and the bottom face of the bearing holder come into contact with each other.