Forklift-Mounted Die-Change Pallets
Description: Creates die-change platform using existing forklift.
Advantages: Can use one device for multiple presses. Inexpensive, eliminates manual pushing of dies in and out of presses.
Disadvantages: Undedicated equipment may lead to a forklift schedule conflict.
T-Table Die-Change Systems
Description: Similar to table-mounted systems, but with wing tables to shuttle dies to temporary storage positions. The die rests on one wing table to the left, a table in the middle moves the die, and a wing table on the right receives the old die.
Advantages: These systems provide the same advantages as the table-mounted push-pull systems, and they allow for the pre-staging of dies on wing tables.
Disadvantage: Requires dedicated floor space.
Free-Roaming Die Carts
Advantages: Can use one device for multiple presses.
Disadvantages: Cost of carts. MF
Information for this article was supplied by Serapid, Sterling Heights, MI; 586/274-0774; www.serapid.com.
See also: Serapid, Inc.