The head unit has an embedded load cell and amplifier for force feedback and a 16-bit resolver for tracking the ram-stroke position. The system's internal servodrive and data-acquisition system provide closed-loop force and position control of the ServoPress ram. A mechanical clutch protects the ball-screw spindle and motor drive in the event of premature load or crash. The precision-ground, stainless-steel, square ram is flange mounted and roller-bearing guided.

Schmidt Technology,
Cranberry Corp. Center, Cranberry Township., PA 16066,
(800) 959-1218,