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Gannomat case clamp10/22
I am looking at a Gannomat concept 70 case clamp - we currently have a Uhling.
I am not sure how the clamping force relates to the Uhling, but sometimes we need to jack the pressure up to get the cases closed - wondered if the clamping force for the lamellar units worked ok?
We have the Gannomat concept 90. It has been pretty good. You can set the force on the control, just don't get carried away. I had a guy think more was better until he crushed a small cabinet. If you do drawer boxes in it you need to dial back the force also. We have a Doucet DWM-36 drawer clamp that works great.
I like the way the case clamp is programed to simultaneously press in both directions. It starts in "rapid" until it gets about an inch away from the case then waits for the other beam to catch up then closes slower. Rapid isn't super fast but most of the time you are only changing sizes by a foot or so.
Issues we've had: The safety cable switch is located where it can get hit. Make a protective cover for it. In the top compartment there is a wire that leads to the laser eye on the vertical beam. It can get crushed by the rollers that move the beam. I fixed it by putting it into a cable carrier I bought from IGUS. Pretty easy fix. The screw that lifts the horizontal beam had the bolts come loose that hold the brass nut. It damaged the threads and was a PIA to fix. Worth keeping an eye on.
We have ours setup as a flow thru. We built blocks to raise it to a more comfortable level. Cases are knocked together on a bench, pushed into the clamp. When the clamp opens we push them through onto a bench on the back side where they get checked and moved to final assembly. That is the only part of our operation that is not conveyorized. That is coming though. We are building new offices so we can tear down the existing ones and move final assembly into line with everything else.