The SCHRÖDER Latitude Series
Taking Folding To The Ends Of The Earth
lat·i·tude –noun: Freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action or choice, option, and production.
If the SCHRÖDER SPB is the finest precision thin gauge folder on the market, taking the it to the 14th power gives you: LATITUDE!
Fourteen size and thickness range machines from which to choose, plus multiple options for virtually every folding requirement in part production, you have the “latitude” to match your specific needs to the perfect folding system.
Able to offer machine lengths from 5 feet to 12 feet (1.5m to 5m), in thickness ranges from .118 inches to .315 inches (3mm to 8mm), no matter what you are bending, there is a LATITUDE system for you! And that includes anyone who bends sheet metal to plate, and needs to switch from one to another, just like that.
SCHRÖDER is known throughout the world, as the leading authority in servo-drive and control technologies. When they created the LATITUDE line, no job capability or production routine was left out.
Add the 3D interactive controls, and you can create the most complex of geometric shapes ever imagined, and then switch from sheet metal to thick plate and back again. No other machine line can touch the LATITUDE. And, with Virtual Part Checking (VPC), your operator is guaranteed that his part will be right the first time, every time.
UNRIVALED GAUGING SYSTEMS
Without the most sophisticated gauging in the world, achieving perfection in precision, and giving yourself the flexibility to take on jobs that reach from here to the horizon, you now can pick your parts, and create them too. SCHRÖDER has built the LATITUDE Series with the finest gauging this side of the equator, including twin ball-screw drives, steel or nylon ball transfers, solid gauging rails, pop-up stops, and options that make other folding machines look like “One Trick Pony’s”
Four standard shapes, including rectangular, L-shape, J-shape and U-shape, with depths starting at 1000 mm (39”) and options up to 6 m (19’) are available. But, the LATITUDE doesn’t stop there. In addition, our impressive array of gauging features put the ultimate in speed and precision in the hands of your operators. These include, but are not limited to, squaring arms, removable gauge panels for down forming, and a system of extra rigid support surface panels that make handling even the largest parts a pleasure to handle. And, you can have them all on any of the 14 machine configurations you wish! And, as with all SCHRÖDER folding systems, if you want something you don’t see here, let us know. With our ability to custom-design machines for application specific jobs, we can provide almost any gauge, to fit almost any application.
THE SCIENCE AND THE ART OF TOOLING
As the world's leader in standard and specialty tooling, SCHRÖDER has blended both the art and the science of the latest tool design and flexibility into the LATITUDE. With dozens of standard shapes, and a virtual endless custom specialty design capability, the end result is a universal set of clamping beam, folding beam and lower beam tooling, with the geometric flexibility to cover all of your forming needs.
If you know metal folding, you know that the combination of all three sets of tools, working in perfect harmony is what produces the long term production gains that folding brings to the production sequence, to get you over the finish line first.
But, like the most sought after sports cars in the world, the LATITUDE has added a huge dose of extra horsepower with an innovative rotational clamping beam built into all fourteen systems. Imagine being able to shift from one set of universal tools to another, on the fly! With the LATITUDE, you’re in the driver’s seat! (See below for more detail)
The bottom line is that the LATITUDE can either drastically reduce or completely eliminate your need for tool change. Think what that means to, well, your bottom line!.
TECHNOLOGICAL MASTERY OF CONTROL
If you are a control enthusiast, chances are you are very picky about wanting the most sophisticated and technologically advanced control, with the utmost in flexibility and productivity, yet with the operational ease of a high end sports car.
Presenting the SCHRÖDER POS Control Series. Think of it as software with a V-10 engine! That’s right, how about ten axis control! This is where forming geometrically complex parts meets its match…where the rubber meets the road.
Ten axis of precision are effortlessly positioned with the speed and accuracy even the most discerning of control enthusiasts will admire. On-line or off, 2D or 3D, there is no simpler method of programming a machine to produce a highly sophisticated, and geometrically complex end product, and then reproduce it to perfect accuracy every time you run it. Period.
ROTATIONAL CLAMPING BEAM
How much would it be worth to you to have two separate sets of universal tooling available to you, with instantaneous rollover, 24/7? That’s a whopping 20 feet of precision tooling available in sharp nose, or radii, with the option of two different heights for different returns, at your fingertips.
It’s the Rotational Clamping Beam, just another in a long line of LATITUDE’s secret weapons, that becomes your secret to incredible productivity gains, enormous expansion in your part geometry capabilities, and a value add that actually takes profit dollars to the finish line.
This world-class advantage in machine flexibility and virtual elimination of set up time, would position your forming department as one of the most productive in the world!
The SCHRÖDER-LATITUDE is the “dream machine times fourteen.” You can look, but you won’t find another folding system lineup like the LATITUDE.
14 Different Sizes
(1520mm x 8mm ) to (5020 mm x 3mm) / (59” x .315”) to (197” x .118”)