TigerRack and TigerGripper Offer Users Increased Accuracy, Productivity and Material Savings; Demonstrations at FABTECH 2011
Vancouver, WA, November 8, 2011 – TigerStop, the global leader in stop-gauge and pusher systems, will demonstrate TigerRack; a Built Metal Tough™ rack and pinion driven automated positioning system designed for metal working environments and the new TigerGripper, at FABTECH 2011. The TigerRack attaches to a cold saw, punch press, ironworker, or any machine needing linear positioning automation and is ideal for individual workstations or fully automated multi-line factories. It maintains its speed and accuracy after every cut. The TigerGripper, a pneumatic gripper, attaches to a TigerRack or other TigerStop system, enabling the operator to use 100% of the material, eliminating any waste. Its unique design allows the material to extend into the vise area allowing the saw to clamp and retracts allowing the saw to cut even where gripped. It can be used with all TigerStop positioners and has interchangeable gripping pads for rubber, brass, steel, carbide, etc. These products and several others will be demonstrated at FABTECH.
The TigerGripper can be combined with a flip away feature of the TigerRack to speed up the loading and unloading of material in line with the work flow. This allows the finished part or raw materials to pass under the gripper after or before processing. As with all TigerStop products, TigerRack is the solution for reducing set up time, increasing accuracy, productivity and simplifying every process. TigerStop’s Built Metal Tough™ line includes systems for nearly every application from structural steel to ornamental metals, even tube and pipe bending. Each product in this line is built to accommodate a variety of needs and price points without forcing a customer to invest beyond their requirements or budget.
All TigerStop positioners including the TigerRack can help to significantly reduce or even eliminate inventory. “The setup time was killing us,” said Mark Desjardins, Cotterman Company’s assistant manufacturing engineering manager, a leading manufacturer of rolling metal ladders. “Now it’s so easy – we pull the number we want to run and run it without any set up. Just plug it in and go. TigerStop exceeded our expectations. They are easy to set up and completely changed the way we do business allowing us to carry zero inventory and finish jobs quickly without mistakes.”
Machine tool operators can learn how to use any TigerStop product in about 15 minutes – offering immediate savings on time and money. Productivity packages are also available for all of TigerStop’s Built Metal Tough™ products including optimization with nested work order lists ensuring the most cost effective use of valuable raw materials. And TigerStop’s WorkFlow Manager offers the ability to download work orders from standard design software directly to all Built Metal Tough™ TigerStop products on the shop floor in minutes.
Visit TigerStop during FABTECH to receive a product demonstration and learn how to automate machine tools easily with a TigerStop automated stop/gauge and pusher system.