PFA's Quick Mold Change plates and Quick Knock-Out systems can be used together or separately to provide rapid mold change capability with the confidence of hydraulic clamping force and true mechanical clamp holding. The unique slot design supports changeover from top/bottom to right/left clamping or any combination desired. Once clamped, mechanical locks hold the mold secure without hydraulic pressure.
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.
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.