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Axles to Carrier: Hydraulic Press

Scope Input:

  1. Capable of running three vehicle platforms: press four differing steel axles into three styles of carriers
  2. Change over between platforms to be less than 20 minutes.
  3. Capable of pulling axles out of the carrier (after being pressed in)
  4. Press-in force target between 11,000 and 35,000 lbs-force.

Results Output:

  1. Designed to GDT and reversed engineered to parts. Math data reciept after build complete.
  2. Axle press depth tune-in via CMM part results carried back to the machine for adjustments.
  3. Found axles to be warped yet machine would still press axles into carrier.
  4. Changeover of less than 2 minutes between part platforms.