The following is a question and answer editorial done in Metal Forming Magazine by Joe Jancsurak with PFA’s VP Mark Scanlan. We’re excited to share this information with our readers.
PFA, Inc. products that can help you achieve faster die change rates while still maintaining accuracy.
As the leader in the design and manufacturer of several industry-preferred products, PFA Inc. strives to not only provide innovative solutions to common problems but also exceed our customer’s expectations.
PFA, Inc. is sure to have the QDC products needed to help you achieve the fastest manufacturing process possible.
For manufacturers that require quick die change (QDC) for multiple dies, having lifters in place to efficiently remove and replace the dies is critical.
Being able to perform a quick die change consistently and routinely is essential for ensuring each product retains uniformity and quality while also remaining profitable, although the process can be incredibly complex. The experts at PFA Inc. have worked with countless die setters, manufacturing engineers, and production managers to create customized solutions for single minute […]
Making quick, efficient transitions from stamping the last part of one run to first-part approval of the next run continues to take on a growing level of importance, as stampers strive to squeeze every vestige of productivity from their equipment. Here, Klimowicz shares his perspectives on QDC strategies with MetalForming, September 2016, page 34.
Few lean manufacturing methods increase press uptime, lower per-part costs, and provide an immediate return on investment (ROI) as readily as quick die change (QDC) does. Although the merits of QDC likely are well understood within the stamping field, tailoring a program to a company’s current equipment and operational requirements can be challenging. Generally, implementing […]
PFA, Inc. (www.pfa-inc.com) purchased American Aerostar (www.astar.com) in 2005 and continues to manufacture all QMC product lines, including Hydra-Jaws™ QMC systems, Hydra-Latch™ Quick Knockout (KO) Systems and the entire line of Quick Die Change products, including Hollow Cylinder Clamps (NC-205, NC-205L, NC-200, NC-200L, NC-201, NC-201L), Ledge “Rocker” Clamps (RC-425, RC-425L, RC-428, RC-428L, RC-126, RC-126L, RC-661, […]