Güthle Pressenspannen GmbH
When it comes to die logistics, die positioning and die clamping, Güthle Pressenspannen GmbH is always the first port of call for the international press and die engineering industry and those who use its products.
Güthle products combine innovation with high quality. This owner-run company has more than 50 experienced employees, who provide a superb level of customer service: “Every remit is different, but we are especially interested in the little details”. As a result, the company can implement both standard solutions and complex system applications quickly and on a customer-specific basis.
Frequent die changes (once a week or up to several times a day in the case of shifts) often lead to excessively high downtime in terms of manufacturing plants. In the future, this problem is set to intensify in view of market demands for greater flexibility. By installing suitable die change peripheral equipment, the usual changeover times can be cut considerably.
When used on automatic punching presses, ROLLBLOC DIE LIFTERS (which are integrated into the T-slots of the lower and upper clamping plates) enable easy adjustment of the dies. Less effort is required for movement and positioning, which greatly facilitates the changeover process. The supporting elements (consisting of balls or rollers) are supported by individual springs and subsequently lowered below the level of the clamping plates when the dies are clamped.
The hydraulic versions can be operated by the hydraulic system of the automatic punching press or with the aid of a manual pump. ROLLBLOC hydraulic units (in conjunction with the ROLLBLOC hydraulic quick clamps, which are available in versions to suit a wide range of applications) help reduce changeover times considerably.
Externally, ROLLBLOC die loading arms with a bearing capacity of 5 to 400 kN ensure safe die installation and removal. They form the transfer station for transferring the dies to the automatic punching presses by means of a crane or stacking truck. The bearings drums of the die loading arms, which feature needle bearings, ensure smooth and linear movement of the dies.
ROLLBLOC swivel die loading arms can either be permanently mounted on the press or can be attached by means of special hooks, enabling them to be used flexibly with several machines. ROLLBLOC and DILOS are the names of the company´s economical product ranges for increasing productivity on the basis of faster die changes.