Patent Number: 6,612,229

Title: Multistation press

Abstract: A multistation press has several slides which can be moved up and down and which are equipped with tools for forming workpieces. The press a transport arrangement for transporting the workpieces within and/or between the stations. At least one cross traverse for holding the workpieces, in its resting condition, is aligned at least approximately perpendicularly with respect to the transport direction of the workpieces. The cross traverse is held at its two ends in each case a lever arrangement and can be oriented in the space. A length compensating device is arranged on at least one of the two ends of the cross traverse to change the overall length of the cross traverse between its two ends. The length compensating device has an exterior tube element, which is mounted at one end of the cross traverse on the one lever arrangement, and an interior element which is displaceably arranged inside the exterior tube element and which is mounted at the other end of the cross traverse on the other lever arrangement.

Inventors: Hofele; Hans (Goppingen, DE), Hohnhaus; Jurgen (Waschenbeuren, DE)

Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: B21D 43/05 (20060101); B21D 43/10 (20060101); B21D 43/04 (20060101); B21J 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020