Wintriss Controls

We are a leading manufacturer of press automation, die protection, and safety controls for the metal stamping industry, and data collection software for all discrete manufacturing.   These products, which leverage Wintriss’ 50+ years of experience in the metal stamping industry, are known for their proven performance and rugged dependability in the toughest factory environments. Wintriss equipment is backed by attentive service, timely repairs, and comprehensive spares inventories.   A toll-free hotline gives customers immediate access to technical support experts for product information and applications assistance.

Read our latest article in Stamping Journal

The November/December 2014 issue of Stamping Journal magazine features this article which describes various ways to measure machine efficiency, as well as the important benefits of collecting production data automatically.

Be sure to visit our ShopFloorConnect website site to learn more about Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and automatic data collection.

Wintriss Automation Controls

The Wintriss SmartPAC® 2 press automation control integrates programmable limit switch, die protection, clutch/brake control, tonnage signature analysis, and automated setup of counterbalance and shutheight into one control. The SmartPAC 2 features a large color screen, advanced communications, superior graphics, and the most user-friendly operator interface in the industry. Its built-in Ethernet capability allows you to view the press status and other information from your networked controls over the World Wide Web. No special software is needed. All you need is a remote connection to your in-house network and a web browser. The SmartPAC 2’s Info Center feature allows you to display setup sheets, part drawings, and other information right at the press.

Press operators can use the SmartPAC 2 to send text messages to e-mail, pagers, text-enabled cell phones, etc. When your press needs the attention of maintenance, tooling, or other personnel, the operator simply selects the name of the person to be contacted and sends a message. In addition, the SmartPAC 2 can send status and diagnostic information to the Wintriss Tech Support Group—giving our industry-best support staff even more tools to help you with your application and troubleshooting questions.

Wintriss also offers stand-alone die protection, tonnage monitoring, and programmable limit switch systems.

Wintriss Safety Controls

Wintriss has been building the Shadow® safety light curtains for the toughest applications for more than 40 years.   With more than 40,000 systems installed, the Shadow has a proven track record.   The Shadow 8 light curtain’s unique design enables you to protect multiple sides of a machine using a single control, one pair of cables, and up to four pairs of light curtains in series.   You can protect both the front and back of your equipment as well as provide horizontal pass-through detection.   The Shadow 8 also features programmable fixed and floating blanking and has undergone independent testing and certifications by UL & CSA. Shadow 8 complies with OSHA 1910.217, ANSI B11.1, ANSI B11.19, CSA Z142 and CSA Z432.

The WPC 2000 and WPC 1000 Wintriss press controls are easy-to-use, dual microprocessor-based systems that control part-revolution mechanical power presses. With two independent microprocessor systems, the WPC 2000/1000 provides diverse redundancy—the latest technology in maintaining optimum clutch/brake control and operator safety. Its resolver eliminates the need for a mechanical rotary limit switch, and brings all timing adjustments to the operator control panel.

Wintriss also offers a stand-alone brake monitor, and custom control consoles and panels.

Wintriss Reporting Software

The new ShopFloorConnect® asset utilization software uses the latest technology to collect production data from every machine in your factory, displays it in real time, and produces indispensible reports in a variety of formats.

For stamping press applications, ShopFloorConnect collects data directly from your SmartPAC 1 and 2 equipped presses.   The ShopFloorConnect Machine Interface (SMI) allows you to connect all of your other machines.

ShopFloorConnect automatically calculates Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for your machines, and features automatic report distribution. It is built around the powerful Microsoft SQL database for faster performance and ease of access to the information that it collects from the machines.