die changing consoles in hanging, supported, swivelling or driven design
minimisation of set-up times, thus more effective machine uptimes combined with high safety at work
The main components of the die changing console are the manually movable carrying console and an electric push-chain drive. The die changing station with special pushchain drive makes the handling of dies easier and ensures effort and time-saving change of dies with a maximum weight of 50 tons in places difficult to access. (Higher loads on request)
Roller and ball bars in the T-slots of the press bed allow easy handling when moving the dies.
The carrying console is also equipped with a hydraulic lifting column with a foot lever for easy docking into the hooks. Steering rollers allow easy transport of the complete system from one installation to the next.
Tandem die changes are also possible to optimise set-up times.
The carrying consoles are hung in the hooks on the die changing side of the press. The hooks are supplied with the consoles. The consoles are used as a pair. Their size must be selected to suit the highest die weight.
The die is loaded onto the consoles using a crane or a forklift truck. The carrying rollers consist of high-strength hardened needle bearings. The end stop can be bypassed in one direction.
The surface is provided with a shock-resistant coating in RAL1004, golden yellow.
Hanging consoles may be used for several presses. In this case, an additional set of hooks is required.
In order to cope with heavy and large dies, the console is provided with an additional support. For compensating for unevenness on the floor, the supports are designed as adjustable supports with a ball-and-socket joint. The support height may be changed subsequently by ±60 mm.
The end stop can be bypassed in one direction.
This console is permanently fixed to the press bed and can be pivoted into the die changing position.
This type is particularly recommended when the available space in front of the press bed is limited, or if removal and intermediate storage of the console is not possible or wanted.
For carrying rollers, end stop and surface coating, see above.
as e.g. ”sliding carrying consoles”
dies up to a weight of 200 kN
The cost-effective drive system has been developed on the basis of standard die consoles and can be easily installed as it requires only little space. Thus, it is very suitable for both retrofitting and new constructions.
The drive unit and the carrying console are hung in hooks provided on the press for this purpose and then locked. The die is deposited on the consoles using a crane or a forklift truck. After the die has been deposited, it can be connected to the changing station by means of a push-and-pull system.
The integral chain drive system allows the user automatic die loading and positioning, just by depressing a push-button on a separate remote control pendant. During a die change, the press bed is free, i.e. the push- and-pull elements do not project over the press bed. Also the rear side of the press is completely free.
This changing station is suitable for almost any press, can be easily removed and is easy to handle.
Versions of the die changing station
crank handle and transmission gearing, die weight of up to 6 tons
The drive console is hung in hooks provided on the press for this purpose and then locked. The die is deposited on the consoles using a crane or a forklift truck. After the die has been deposited, it can be connected to the push-pull docking device of the changing station. A crank handle at the side allows the user a safe and effortless insertion and positioning of the die.
During a die change, the press bed is free, i.e. the push and pull elements do not project over the press bed. Also the rear side of the press is completely free. This changing station is suitable for almost any press, can be easily removed and is easy to handle.