Gasbarre isostatic presses are optimized for reliable cold dry bag isostatic pressing. Cold isostatic pressing involves the compaction of powders encased in elastomer molds.
Through this process, the mold is placed into a pressure chamber and filled with a room-temperature liquid before the press applies the pressure from all sides, condensing the metal powder. As a result, the powder particles mechanically bond to each other, creating a solid green body. Finally, the liquid is removed and the container expands to its original form so that the product can be retrieved.
There are two types of presses used for cold dry bag isostatic pressing — monostatic isostatic presses with single-cavity structures and densomatic isostatic presses with multi-cavity designs.
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An extremely versatile isostatic dry bag pressing system with:
An automatic powder dosing system
Fully automatic part movement
Full array of secondary operations
Indexing green forming grinder system
Preform end drilling station
Sagger loading indexing conveyor
Servo-electric operation – no hydraulics!
Can produce thousands of DIFFERENT parts for end customer
Full shift / lights out automatic operation
Powder to sagger without human intervention
Semi- or full- automatic modes
1,500 parts per shift
Visual/audible alarms for press trouble or full conveyor
Robots are present for each part one time, then the recipe is saved (simple number from 1-255). When that part’s recipe is selected, the PLC sends the recipe number to the robots to provide the correct part handling instructions.
Robot 1, LR Mate 200iD/7L: Cleaning (every X cycles)
Robot 2, LR Mate 200iD/7L: Remove from Press and pass to grinder/secondary
Robot 3, LR Mate 200iD/7L with through-arm vision: Remove from Secondary and load saggers.
The rigorous demands of powder compaction require the right product. Gasbarre offers a complete line of compaction presses and tooling for use in powder compaction applications.
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