Full program for full performance.
“We want to be at least 30 to 40 percent faster on the new press.” Ben Barnett came to Switzerland with clear ideas. The reason for the visit by PMC’s President and COO was the purchase of a new FEINspeed XFT 2500. He and his team underwent five days of training on the press at the Jona and Lyss sites during the New Year’s week.
When asked why PMC decided to purchase an XFT 2500, Ben Barnett says it is essential to keep improving in order to stay ahead in an increasingly demanding market environment. “Not only do we want to take a big step forward in terms of output, but the issue of energy consumption is just as crucial to us. “
«Das wird sie», sagt Rudi Schubert, General Manager für Feintool in Cincinnati. Er hat die PMC-Delegation als Gastgeber eine Woche lang begleitet und wurde Zeuge davon, dass mit PMC und der FEINspeed XFT 2500 zusammenkommt, was zusammengehört. «Wenn ich mir die Kunden von PMC und deren Bedürfnisse anschaue, dann ist das ein perfect match. Die neue Presse versetzt PMC in die Lage, noch schneller, flexibler – und das bei höchstmöglicher Qualität der Teile – die Wünsche ihrer Kunden zu bedienen.»
Michael Krech and John Berg instruct the PMC delegation on the FEINspeed XFT 2500
High output, low energy consumption and short changeover times: To ensure that PMC can fully show off the advantages of the new XFT, that’s what Feintool’s experts took care of during the week-long training. On the first two days, it was customer trainer Michael Krech who introduced the PMC people to the PT module of the press before Markus Grazioli, Head of Electrical Engineering, and Erik Koch, Deputy Head of Customer Service, went through the comprehensive preliminary acceptance and explained the strip straightening system. After completion of the preliminary acceptance and clarification of all questions and open points, the tour continued from Jona to Lyss, where Plant Manager Ivo Lacic showed the gentlemen from PMC the producing FB one 7000 and Sven Hofstetter, Head of the Die Competence Center, explained the interaction of press and die in detail.
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“We can look back on a very instructive but also challenging week, during which the specialists from Feintool enabled us to get the maximum out of the press. We are delighted with the addition to our press fleet,” summed up Ben Barnett and his team shortly before heading back to Zurich Airport at the end of a varied week.
|PMC – Principal Manufacturing Corporation
The Broadview, Illinois-based fineblanking and stamping specialist employs around 350 people. The company was founded in 1939 and today supplies a large number of customers in the automotive, commercial vehicle, nautical and aerospace industries.