Quick Die Change

SMED - WIN EVERY RACE SMED - WIN EVERY RACE PFA’s Quick Die Change systems adapt to unique application to provide repeatable clamping force time after time. Consistent clamping reliably holds dies in position independent of who is doing the installation. Preset hydraulic clamping pressure and dedicated equipment ensures more uptime to allow you more time to enjoy the victories. With PFA, you’re the winner every time! PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY IS KEY TO SUCCESS COMPLETE QDC SYSTEMS COMPLETE QDC SYSTEMS PFA’s complete line of Quick Die Change Systems swap out dies faster, saving you time and money. Our unique approach to integration and dedication to customer satisfaction makes Quick Die Change as easy to specify as it is to use. SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY CLAMPS, DIE LIFTERS, & EXTENSIONS CLAMPS, DIE LIFTERS, & EXTENSIONS From custom pancake clamps to below bolster mounted “finger” clamps, options abound at PFA. Free application reviews, experienced recommendations, and product designed and made in the USA ensures we are here for you in real time. Large enough to get it done fast and small enough to care about your needs makes PFA the perfect choice for your next QDC system. HAVE IT YOUR WAY - MADE IN THE USA NEW! PNEUMATIC DIE LIFTERS NEW! PNEUMATIC DIE LIFTERS Solid lift rails with high strength and easy to use lifting system provides the very best in easy to maintain equipment and simplicity. Made in North America from simple components, PFA air lifters generate large forces at readily available air pressures. Inline and roller ball model available. LARGE LIFT WITH 85 PSI AIR – LIFTING BARS FOR ALL YOUR T-SLOTS MODULAR MULTI-USE LIFTERS MODULAR MULTI-USE LIFTERS PFA’s unique hand operated mechanical die lifters provide the ability to lift dies in multiple presses with just a single pair of lifters. With some consistency between presses, many presses can be supported with a pair of mechanical lifters and a pair of lift-off bolster extensions to keep implementation costs low. UNIQUE PORTABLE LIFTERS AND LIFT-OFF EXTENSIONS SAVE MONEY
Hydraulic Clamps

Hydraulic Cylinder and Rocker Clamps provide the cornerstone of a lean and well controlled Quick Die Change System.  As the product the secures the die, flexibility in application and sizing is key to ensuring solid and consistent die clamping.  PFA’s variety of clamps and flexible heights cover all the options.

Hydraulic Die Lifters/Rollers

Hydraulic Roller Rails come in a variety of ball roller and cam roller combinations for optimal performance in a variety of applications. Rails are custom sized for your slot requirements and desired lift above the bolster surface. All slot depths and lengths easily integrate with PFA’s complete hydraulic die change system.

Hydraulic Control Units

Providing high pressure hydraulics (5,000 psi) from 70 psi air, the Control unit provides for a variety of clamp and lift methods as well as independent control of multiple clamp zones and check valve protection. Fully customizable to meet a variety of needs for QDC control.

Air Powered and Mechanical Die Lifters/Rollers

Alternative Pneumatic and Mechanical Die Lifters provide the key flexibility some customers desire in modular QDC systems. Air controlled lift using available air systems or mechanical lift to be able to use lifters on multiple presses, PFA has the modular systems you need for optimal return on investment (ROI).

Mechanical Clamps

For High Temperature Applications or other challenging situations where a mechanical clamp best meets your needs, PFA’s high quality mechanical clamps provide smooth operation and optimal torque control for consistent clamping on all dies.

Bolster Extensions

Providing modular removal bolster extensions are a key element in PFA modular approach to Quick Die Change and removing dies from the press in a variety of challenging scenarios, even for very large dies. Fixed swing away extensions, and even those for slotless bolsters or for use with mechanical lifters are available in a variety of sizes.