Campbell Inc. was one of the instructors at the FIA Hammer Maintenance Work Shop held at the FIA headquarters in November 2016.
Campbell Inc. exhibited at Forge Fair 2017. Peter Campbell gave two presentations one on Downtime Reduction for Forging Equipment and a second one on Minimizing Hammer Maintenance Cost.
Campbell Inc. was well represented at Forge Fair 2015. We had a booth at Forge Fair 2015 and also gave two technical presentations: Ten Tips For Improving Your Forging Operations and Improving Hammer Maintenance. There was a record turn out at the conference this year.
Peter Campbell was one of the presenters for this two day workshop covering all areas of forging hammer operation and maintenance. Peter’s talk focused on training for new shop maintenance workers and improving preventative maintenance inspections. He also showed many examples of hammer failures and explained the probable causes of those failures. The overall goal of the conference was to improve hammer operations. The conference was sold out and was well received.
Peter Campbell gave a presentation on forging press maintenance concentrating on developing the next generation of maintenance technicians. The conference was at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, MI and was well attended with over 150 registrants coming in from all areas of the US, Mexico and Canada.
August 17th 2012 Peter Campbell provided a seminar on forging hammer maintenance and repair. The talk included information on repair processes and techniques for the various hammer components from anvils, sow blocks, rams, rods, columns to steam chests and power heads. Trouble shooting problems were addressed along with technical information on preventative maintenance inspections. Rebuilding and modernizing hammers was also a topic of discussion and insterest.
Peter Campbell co-chaired a roundtable discussion group on the repair of forging equipment frames. The technical discussions touched on failures that forgers have experienced with both fabricated and cast forging press frames. We discussed the forces involved in failures of mechanical closed die presses and hydraulic open die presses. Open and closed die hammer anvil and column repair was also discussed as well as upsetter frame failure and repair techniques. Many participants inquired about the ability to repair large frames in place and machine them on site.
George Pirics- of Campbell, Inc. will be speaking at the FIA Forging Industry Association Mechanical Press Maintenance Workshop March 16-17, 2011 in Middlebury Heights, OH. This conference will provide education on the different presses that are used in metal forging. Included in the conference will be explanations of drive train components and assemblies including warning signs of problems for gearing, clutch and brake systems as well as other critical components. The conference will cover the press control systems including electrical, lubrication, pneumatic and hydraulics and discuss some of the OSHA regulations that are factor in. Predictive and Preventative Maintenance methods will be discussed including using the latest in vibration and thermal imaging tools. George is a veteran of the forging industry and well versed in the design and operation of forging presses.
The Forging Industry Association will be hosting a technical conference in Chicago, Ill the first week of April, 2011. The conference will be covering current topics of interest in the forging industry as it relates to the equipment and technologies used in the manufacture of forgings. Peter Campbell’s presentation address methods to evaluate your forging equipment’s health and productivity coming out of a period of market slowing and preparing for a competitive future.
Abstract Description: Wednesday, April 21 Track C 10:50 am
Forging Hammer Inspection, Repair & Refurbishment
This presentation looks into inspecting forging hammers for early signs of problems. The goal is to look for wear, excess clearance and early signs of developing problems before they cause downtime or a costly, unscheduled breakdown. Through a variety of photographs taken over our 35 years of repairing, making replacement parts and rebuilding hammers this presentation shows where cracks and problems start and what some of your options are for repair, replacement, and modification of hammers. From this talk, you should see where hammers tend to fail and why, and be able to apply this information to your own factory to help optimize your hammer productivity.
Abstract Description: Wednesday, April 21 Track C 2:30 pm
10 Techniques for Minimizing Forging Equipment Repair & Rebuilding Cost.
This presentation provides ten tips forging companies can use to improve their forging equipment and maintenance systems. With a very competitive world market, any small tip or idea that may improve machine uptime, part quality, and productivity, can help the bottom line and improve the overall operations. As rebuilders of hammers, presses, upsetters and other forging equipment we will share some problems we see in the area of forging equipment maintenance.