Posted October 24, 2023

Dallas Industries delivers servo feed to Challenge Manufacturing

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment and controls for the stamping industry, announced that Challenge Manufacturing, Walker, Michigan, has taken delivery of a new Dallas Industries servo feed.

Dallas Industries Servo FeedThe servo feed is a DRFHDS-530 servo feed with pull through straightener. It is a cabinet mounted servo feed with a five roll pull thru straightener. The straightener has powered pinch rolls, air operated upper pinch roll and a automatic air clutch to disengage the pinch rolls when the feeder is in automatic mode. It is rated for 30" coil width x 0.170" thickness at full width and 12" x 0.250" maximum thickness at 12" wide.

The servo feed is built on an Allen-Bradley, Ethernet-based control architecture and features ProfileSelect, a unique feed control system that is exclusively available through Dallas
Industries. It uses a cam-motion (sinusoidal) profile. This smooth profile results in a feed motion that utilizes 100 percent of the press feed window, reducing stress on the material and the feed’s mechanical components.

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company that was founded in a garage in Walker, Michigan, more than 40 years ago. Starting with one machine, the company has grown tremendously over the past four decades employing over 3,000 team members. The company provides quality and highly engineered precision metal-formed products, such as complex vehicle under and upper-body structures and roof assemblies that are formed using high-speed progressive stamping and high-tonnage transfer processes.