When separating aluminum sheets prior to loading into the press, they can stick together due to a suction effect that occurs as the sheets are lifted. Most methods for destacking aluminum are very slow compared to steel destacking … Güdel specializes in designing and developing intelligent technologies for motion. Since 1954, Güdel has served the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial, and power generation industries with a wide variety of motion solutions. Their mission is to bring the concept of flow into industrial automation. One-piece flow is a goal of many automated processes; it allows for just-in-time production without excess inventory, enabling high responsiveness to changes in demand. When one of Güdel’s customers, a major automotive manufacturer, experienced a surge in demand for aluminum automotive components, Güdel was challenged to create a more seamless process for working with aluminum vehicle components.  There are many advantages of using aluminum automotive components as their high strength, but lower weight can improve vehicle performance and gas mileage. One of the drawbacks includes high cycle times of forming processes. When separ...