ORBITFORM, represented in Australia by Hawker Richardson , has released the P-1500 Hydraulic orbital riveter with WatchDawg Process Monitoring/Process Control.
The updated P-1500 hydraulic orbital forming machine is the largest machine in its class. It has a capacity of over 38.1mm diameter in mild steel or an equivalent area in tubing, square or other forming material. The Model P-1500 has a maximum downward force of 17,479kg at 1000 psi hydraulic.
The WatchDawg system monitors and controls the range and rate of forming force. It allows forming to a given height or variable position at programmable speeds. The system can also form to a precise clamp load between parts.
Tool stroke is adjustable from 1.52 mm to 76.2mm in .03mm increments. Standard throat depth is 247.6mm. Vertical saddle height adjustment is 304.8mm. Safety controls for each hand are built into the OSHA compliant unit.
The system comes with an internally-mounted load cell and linear transducer. It has programmable cycle time, forming pressure and z-axis, vertical head height adjustment of 165mm and dual palm button anti-tie-down actuation (a foot switch with safety probe is available).
It has a 5 hp 870 rpm, 208-230/460/60/3 motor or optional hydraulic spindle drive, internally-mounted home, decel and full stroke limit switches and a HS-1500 orbital head and developed peen.
It has a digital adjustable dwell timer that can be set from zero to 99 seconds, an eight-digit resettable cycle counter and an Allen-Bradley full-featured controls package.