Automation and Tooling Services


Automation and Tooling Services

We offer eight different service options to help you get the most out of your machines. Our packages maximize SPM (strokes per minute), reduce start-up time and increase over-all equipment efficiency in the press room.

We design, build, and install highly productive tooling packages that increase press throughput, reduce setup time or downtime, and improve ergonomics and safety. 


Service Options

Option 1 - Automation Study (FIP)

Automation studies or the Finger Integration Package (FIP) shows the gripper, cup, or end effector location together with the transfer curves.

    • Ensures die design is optimal for automation
    • Increases strokes per minute (SPM)
    • Eliminates or reduces extra machining cost due to automation issues
    • Ensures panel optimal handling 
    • Smooth home line press launches
    • No tooling design is included in this package
Option 2 - Curve Creation

This process takes die components and press capabilities into consideration to design curves that will optimize throughput.

Option 3 - Tooling Design with Tooling Integration Review (FIR)

Tooling Design:

    • Shows completed design with full dies and panel strip layout
    • Smart Press Models allow our Engineering Team to check accuracy in all positions of the transfer motion

Tooling or Finger Integration Review (FIR):

    • Identifies issues between the tooling and the die in advance
    • Evaluates the complete design and explains all issues and concerns found during the design stage
    • Helps eliminate interference issues during home line tryout, as well as rework machining costs 
    • FIR report is included with every Tooling Design
Option 4 - 2D Documentation
  • Provides supporting documents for the build, order, and set-up of the panel and press
Option 5 - Hard Tool Check
  • Provides verification that the FIR report changes have been made by the die design source
  • Provides verification that the dies match the die design and panel transferability
Option 6 - Tooling Assembly

This process verifies that the tooling is built exactly to the design parameters.

  • Ensures the customer receives plug-and-play tooling for quick and easy installation
Option 7 - Tooling Installation (Launch Support)

Our Field Support experts will come to the plant and aid with the initial tooling set-up.

  • Reduce Home Line Tryout time
Option 8 - Simulation

Simulation can be done to improve the transfer and  performance of the press (SPM), and/ or to optimize the transfer curve for a new job.

  • A Norgren Press Programming Specialist will optimize your transfer curves using transfer press simulation software
  • Press curves are custom to each die 
  • Analyzes current transfer, identifies clash or clearance issues, and adjustments to increase SPM
  • Completely eliminates trial and error prior to first run
  • Faster start up, avoid die rework, and increase SPM

Contact our product team on +1 734 429 4989 or at NASInsideSales@imi-precision.com to find out more, or fill out our online inquiry form here.