Schuler smart assistSchuler claims its Smart Assist makes it easier for operators to setup presses. The company says this electronic assistant will guide the user through the process step-by-step, with the aid of videos and graphics, optimising the movement curves of the slide and transfer automatically, and will transfer the data to the overall system.

The system requests to move the slide and the transfer to specific positions one after the other. If the press operator activates “Teach”, these positions are stored and the system records the minimum transfer lift stroke required and all other relevant data.

In Expert mode, Smart Assist permits free programming of the movement curves of the slide and transfer.