Forwell’s Quick Die Change System is an automatic die changing system that can be specifically designed for hydraulic and mechanical power presses and press production lines. This system automates the die changing process and provides increased speed, efficiency and productivity to a workshop. The Quick Die Change System not only reduces die change time, but also promotes diverse small batch production runs and streamlines production management.
Quick Die Change Systems are becoming a standard for large manufacturers as they not only increase production efficiency, but also improve the overall working environment. The Automatic Die Change System can be built specifically for your machining requirements and will drastically reduce machine idle time during die changes, boosting your competitiveness. There are also a number of indirect benefits of installing a Quick Die Change System for your hydraulic and mechanical type press machines.
Firstly, automated operations reduce labor expenses, but also reduce workshop accidents and the physical stresses on operators, making them more productive. Secondly, all dies can be changed without any modification allowing for the use of standardized die and press equipment, saving costs. Lastly, multiple presses can share a single Quick Die Change System, further economizing on costs and resulting in higher efficiency and productivity.
The Forwell Quick Die Change System boosts the efficiency and safety of small to large scale pressing operations. For the system configuration best suited to your needs, please refer to the following sections.
1. Explanation of Model Numbers
2. Selection of Clamps
|Basic clamp selection||
Select TX Clamp when die U-slots are provided.
Select TY Clamp when die U-slots are not provided.
|Determine the required clamping force||Clamping force = 20% of Press Tonnage|
|Distribution of upper to lower die clamping force||
Higher press tonnage for the upper die.
Ratio of upper clamping force to lower clamping force=3:2
(Single die clamping force)=(upper or lower die clamping force)÷number of clamps
|How to determine the number of clamps required||Determine the number of clamps according to the dimensions and configuration of your die and the T-slot arrangement on the press.|
|Clamping Force (tf)||3||4||6||10||15||20|
* Determine the number of clamps according to the dimensions and configuration of your die and the T-slot arrangement on the press.
3. Selection of Die Lifters
Select Spring-Loaded or Hydraulic Die Lifters
Select Spring-Loaded (DR DU) or Hydraulic (DL) Die Lifters according to the press tonnage, die weight and the die positioning accuracy required.
4. Selection of Die Arms
Forwell can design the most practical and efficient Quick Die Change System according to your plant layout and equipment. To further improve the efficiency of your die changes, this system can be paired with Forwell’s Die Cart System to create a fully automatic die change system for your press production lines. When establishing a new production facility, please contact Forwell directly to see how beneficial a Quick Die Change System and Die Cart System can be for enhancing your productivity. Below you can see the different layout configurations possible when combining Forwell’s Quick Die Change System with Forwell’s Die Cart System:
Bidirectional Moving Cart Layout
Simultaneous 2-die change operation using two carts either side of the press. This layout allows for the fastest possible die change time.
Parallel Machine Cart Layout
Die changes are performed using a 2-die cart that serves two or more presses that are positioned along one line. This allows for a wide application of quick die changing.
Two Dies on a Moving Cart
Die Cart System with a 2-die cart for quick and automatic horizontal loading of dies.