Applications

Quick Die Change (QDC)

PFA's unique portable, hand operated Mechanical Die Lifters, self-lifting spring loaded lifters, and New Pneumatic ball roller Lifters, augment the best in class high force hydraulic clamping and lifting systems you have known for years.   QDC systems speed up production, keep presses running, and make die changes simple and efficient.  Proven systems that have excellent ROI and increase employee satisfaction are a win/win for everyone.  PFA will help you find the items to build a system at a price you can afford. Call today for quick recommendations on QDC that’s right for you.

DIE-LOK ™ Multi-Slide Systems

DIE-LOK™ Multi-Slide Die Casting Components are specifically designed for ease of use and adjustment on Multi slide Die Casting Applications. This off the shelf solution provides excellent clamp force, high speed, fast die change, and long life. Consider this complete interface system for zero flash low porosity parts on all your multislide applications. Employed and evaluated as a custom solution for several years and millions of cycles, this system is now being made available for everyone. Contact PFA to tell us your needs and we will help you choose the system you want for your application.

KOR-LOK® Side Action Systems

Preloading and Locking Core Pull Cylinders provide exceptional performance in Die Casting applications where zero core movement is desired to reduce flash and post flash operations.  Use of KOR-LOK often allows injecting faster and harder to eliminate porosity and produce consistent part weights shot after shot.  Proper sizing can eliminate flashing of the part borders in most applications, making net shape die casting possible.  General usage of the product follows the general sizing methods for all applications, however, PFA provides some additional guidance for some die casting situations involving long cores and high speed injection.  For unique retrofits to Multi-Slide applications, please see our DIE-LOK Applications.

Modular End-of-Arm Automation (EOAT)

With some of the highest force to weight ratio Grippers, PFA really does GRIP IT! And that's not all - we have Compliance Devices and Flexible Wrist Overload Protection (OPD's) for a complete modular EOAT solution. And don't forget to check out our very popular GRIPPER PADS!

Self-Locking and Braking Cylinders

Self-Locking Cylinders function with common standard cylinder two port activation, but provide locking and holding forces up to 10 times more than a standard cylinder of the same bore size. Braking cylinders are less aggressive for holding force, but employ an internal to rod brake that allows holding loads at any location in the stroke.

SWITCHMAX® Connectivity Cables

More than simply cables, PFA's NEW SWITCHMAX® connectivity solution, originally designed to connect multiple side-action mold cylinder sensors in series for easy "plug and play" connections machine inputs, SWITCHMAX® now offers cross connected sensor verification, PNP and Relay sensor connections, relay power adaptors for AC and zero volt inputs, and much more. Systems are now often used without cylinders for customized sensing of mold actions and integrating rocker and plunger switches.

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