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Atlas Flex

Tri-Axis & Through the Window Transfer Press Automation


Tri-Axis Specific Features PITCH - Servo belt driven CLAMP - Servo rack & pinion LIFT – Servo rack & pinion Ext. Alum System & Tool Rail OH column mounted ATI Rail Coupler Counter balance via tank

Accommodates wide range of part sizes and system lift capability


Tri-Axis Specific Features

PITCH - Servo belt driven

CLAMP - Servo rack & pinion

LIFT – Servo rack & pinion


Flex 1000 The small cross sectional size of the Flex 1000 is advantageous because it allows our customers to run the rails into exceptionally tight areas, like the heels of the die. This design also permits earlier entry and exit into the die when the window is opening or closing, giving additional die timing windows to work in and the capability of running at faster speeds. The FLEX 1000 is capable of transferring up to 300 pounds of parts and tooling and features a transfer stroke of 0 – 36�. The FLEX 1000 has eight standard die stations, but may be equipped with more in certain applications. The overhead mount design allows easy access to the dies. The bolster is left open for scrap removal and the windows of the press are clear for part feeding equipment. The transfer rails are supported along the length of the rail rather than the ends, giving the Flex more rigidity and less deflection than our competitors. As with all Flex transfer systems, jog capability (both forward and reverse) are independent of press actuation, allowing for cycling without the risk of die interference.


Flex 1000 Specifications & Options Transfer Stroke: Position Accuracy: X-Axis Speed:

0-36” (915 mm) 0.002” (0.05 mm) 563 ft/min. (171m/min)

Clamp Stroke: Position Accuracy: Y Axis Speed:

0-18” (457 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 247 ft/min (75 m/min)

Lift Stroke: Position Accuracy: Z-Axis Speed:

0-50” (1270 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 145 ft/min (44 m/min)

Standard Part & Tooling Weight:

300 lbs. (135 kg)

Options: •Die automation control package •External lift unit to clear tall dies •Semi-auto tooling rail connections •Live camera for remote access •FLEX 125 Finger Tooling •Increased part & tooling weight capacity •Universal tooling rails with plug-in tooling •Dual transfer pitch capability


Flex 3000 The Flex 3000 tri-axis, in press transfer is identical to our FLEX 5000 transfer, but was designed with lighter loads in mind. Equipped with independent electric servo drives for each motion of lift, clamp and transfer, the Flex 3000 consists of two modular units, one located on the front of the press and the other located on the rear of the press. Atlas transfers provide the highest production rate capabilities on the market due to the patented design feature which puts the lowest inertia on the transfer axis. This low inertia design feature provides the capability to accel/decel the transfer axis faster, and since the transfer axis is a much longer stroke distance than the clamp and lift axis, the accel/decel of the transfer axis is what provides the highest production rates available.


Flex 3000 Specifications & Options Transfer Stroke: Position Accuracy: X-Axis Speed:

0-84” (2135 mm) 0.002” (0.05 mm) 560 ft/min. (170m/min)

Clamp Stroke: Position Accuracy: Y Axis Speed:

0-30” (760 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 365 ft/min (111 m/min)

Lift Stroke: Position Accuracy: Z-Axis Speed:

0-30” (1270 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 305 ft/min (93 m/min)

Standard Part & Tooling Weight: Number of Die Stations: (single Ram Press)

600 lbs. (275 kg) 12 Standard +16 Optional

Options: •Die automation control package •External lift unit to clear tall dies •Semi-auto tooling rail connections •Live camera for remote access •FLEX 125 Finger Tooling •Increased part & tooling weight capacity •Universal tooling rails with plug-in tooling •Dual transfer pitch capability


Flex 5000 The Flex 5000 has the highest payload capacity of our tri-axis transfers. Capable of smoothly and precisely transferring up to 1,200 pounds of parts and tooling, due to our fully programmable transfer path. As with the Flex 3000, the long axis of the two individual units is split, which makes it possible to have two separate pitches and adapt to conditions where the pitch is longer within the first group of dies in the press and shorter for smaller dies. The Flex 5000, as with all of our Flex transfers can be easily retrofitted into existing transfer presses, or integrated with a new press. The Atlas tooling rail is smaller and lighter weight than our competitor's rail which allows larger blanks and parts to run through the window of the press. The lack of a drive base on one end of the press provides a clear access for the destacking, coil feed and exit conveyance equipment, along with less floor space consumption. All Flex functions are guided by anti-friction, high performance linear bearings while racks and pinions power the lift and clamp axis and timing belts drive the transfer axis.


Flex 5000 Specifications & Options Transfer Stroke: Position Accuracy: X-Axis Speed:

0-84” (2135 mm) 0.002” (0.05 mm) 560 ft/min. (170m/min)

Clamp Stroke: Position Accuracy: Y Axis Speed:

0-30” (760 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 365 ft/min (111 m/min)

Lift Stroke: Position Accuracy: Z-Axis Speed:

0-30” (1270 mm) 0.001” (0.025 mm) 305 ft/min (93 m/min)

Standard Part & Tooling Weight: Number of Die Stations: (Single Ram Press)

1,200 lbs. (275 kg) 12 Standard 16+ Optional

Options: •Die automation control package •External lift unit to clear tall dies •Semi-auto tooling rail connections •Live camera for remote access •FLEX 125 Finger Tooling •Increased part & tooling weight capacity •Universal tooling rails with plug-in tooling •Dual transfer pitch capability


Flex 6000 The newly designed Flex 6000, through the window transfer has been engineered to manage the biggest and most difficult applications effortlessly at top production rates. The Flex 6000 incorporates four independent transfer modules which are duplicated on each press column. Each of the four modules have their own drive train and servo motors which provide for multiple axis of programmable adjustment and nearly unlimited flexibility. Shared servo drives for each individual motion diminishes the drive train size and eliminates mechanical linkage and/or drive shafts. This provides exceptionally smooth part transfer at the highest strokes per minute, while maintaining control of the parts. Access to the die is simplified over our competitors and is accomplished with ease because the transfer rail is built in three sections. This unique Atlas feature has been developed so that the two end sections separate and retract simultaneously while the center portion of the rail is locked into position on the bolster. This not only ensures the safety of the operators and the equipment, but also provides accurate positioning of the transfer rail.


Flex 6000 Specifications & Options Transfer Stroke:

0-72” (1829.80 mm)

Clamp Stroke:

0-66” (1676.40 mm)

Lift Stroke:

0-15” (381 mm)

Standard Part & Tooling Weight: Number of Die Stations: Minimum Pass Line:

1,250-1,500 lbs. (567-680 kg) 11-14 Standard 54” (center of receiver to press bed)

Rockwell Automation Compact Logix based PLC with integrated motion architecture and Sercos fiber optic drive communications Rockwell Automation Kinetix 6000 servo drives Options: •Die automation control package •Live camera for remote access •FLEX 125 Finger Tooling •Overhead mount available •Pre-mounted Atlas quick change receivers, piped and wired for electrical and pneumatic capability •Number of receivers: 22-28 per side •Receiver spacing: 12” increments (304.8 mm)


Flex 125 Finger Tooling & Universal Rails . Product Overview: Atlas Technologies Universal Tooling Rail System and FLEX 100/125 Finger Tooling allows quick and easy changeover of tools between new die sets. Our modular components are simple to configure due to the ability to adjust one axis at a time without disrupting the position of the other axis. This saves time and resources by allowing more throughput per press line. Atlas FLEX Finger Tooling is the strongest available on the market today, providing joint strength of up to 400 foot pounds. Our patented wedge style of swivel clamp holds its position accurately during high speeds and heavy volumes of production. In fact, testing has proven that our tooling holds nearly 100% of its clamping strength even when it is readjusted and reused, unlike other tooling brands on the market. Our customers are going green while saving some green. Atlas FLEX tooling improves return on investment and green manufacturing practices due to the ability to continue to reconfigure and reuse each modular piece for new in-coming die sets.


Die Handling Automation • Robotic Integration • Sheet Metal Handling • Tri-Axis Transfers System Integration • AS/RS • Washer & Oiler Systems • Automation Tooling

Why Atlas? Our Promise….Atlas listens to you, the customer. We embrace your vision and understand your motivation. It’s our culture of total commitment that allows us to conceptualize solutions tailor made to fit your specific applications…creating world class material handling systems that will exceed your expectations.

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