NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
Recently Released Components and Technology Solutions from Progressive.
PROFILE ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The ProFile® tracking and maintenance system simplifies the organization of molds, dies, machines, and equipment. The cloud-based system houses information and related documents or photos, while also logging GPS locations. Several Asset Tag and Plate layouts are available, and tags and plates with your company logo and information can be ordered. Call to receive info on this affordable system developed for the mold building and molding industry.
LARGE PLATE LOCKS ADDED
Cam-Driven Plate Locks allow for parting line sequencing via a versatile design with minimal machining for 3-Plate, Dual Ejection, and Stripper Plate molds. For 3-plate tools that require robust features and precision timing, Progressive now offers new, longer length assembly options that come complete with a guide bar to aid in production.
RHINOFEET: ELIMINATE A SHOP HAZARD
NOZZLE TIPS, NOZZLE CADDIE, & WRENCH
Progressive now offers a new, patented Nozzle Tip featuring heat sinking fins to eliminate mold damaging stringing. To keep Nozzle Tips within reach, the new Nozzle Caddie magnetically mounts to the molding press. And, because removing and installing nozzle tips can be a real ‘knuckle buster,’ our new Offset Slugging Wrench is the preferred tool for mold setup personnel.
THROUGH-HARD EJECTOR PINS
Progressive’s through-hard Ejector Pins offer consistent quality and sizing, feature a micro-finish, 66-70 HRC surface to reduce hole wear and damage, and a 48-50 HRC core hardness to prevent dishing, nicking, and chipping. Sizes range from 1/32” diameter to larger diameters in 50” lengths.
EJECTOR SLEEVES: LONGER LENGTHS
Progressive has added 300 new sizes to its range of H-13 Ejector Sleeves. Where U.S. standards end at 14” lengths, Progressive now offers off-the-shelf sizes in 15”, 16”, 17”, and 18”. Also added are new Black Nitride Sleeves, which feature a precision honed lubricious surface that does not require grease in cleanroom applications, and a high hardness (66-70 HRC) suited for the harsh conditions of die casting.
CAVITY INTERLOCKS: FLAT SERIES
Progressive’s new Flat Cavity Interlocks are a space-saving design for mounting directly within a mold’s inserts. Overall lengths are sized for nominal plate thicknesses beginning at widths of only .625”, and lengths can be modified to suit the height of cavity and core inserts.
CAVITY INTERLOCKS: ROUND SERIES
The new Round Cavity Interlocks, designed to mount within a mold’s insert, feature the maximum amount of straight alignment engagement for the minimum amount of pocket depth required. Available in three diameters (1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”), they can mount from the parting line to enable details such as waterlines to be located underneath or bolted from the back of the insert.
COUNTERVIEW: HIGH TEMPERATURE
The new High Temp CounterView offers the same functionality as Pro’s standard cycle counter with the added benefit of sustainability in higher temperature tools operating at a maximum of 375° F (190°C).
Progressive’s CounterViews can be ordered pre-set to a specific cycle count for direct replacement.
INSULATOR BLOCK: EXTERNAL MOUNT
Designed to protect the CVe Monitor and CounterView when molding high-temperature resins, the exclusive External mount Insulator Block allows Progressive’s monitoring devices to perform at mold temps up to 360°F (180°C). Installation can occur on the cavity or core half of the tool. When using CVe live, mounting is recommended on the stationary half for optimum cable routing.
INSULATOR BLOCK: RETROFIT BRACKET
Insulator Blocks protect Progressive’s monitoring devices in high heat applications. The new Retrofit Bracket installs within an existing pocket without any modification to the mold’s cavity or core half, allowing the CVe Monitor or CounterView to perform at temps up to 410°F (210°C). The CVe Monitor and CounterView are actuated via a Striker, which is attached to the Insulator Bracket as a single unit. No preload adjustment is required.
LOCKING SOCKET CONNECTORS
Locking Socket Connectors provide a positive locking connection to Extension or Connector Plugs. Connect and twist to lock the sleeve into place.
To order, specify -L as the suffix to the standard items in the chart on page E-25. Examples: SC205-L (Standard Barbs), SC300B-L (Body), and SC326-PL-L (Push-Lok Barbs).
Progressive’s addition of O-Rings provides designers with CAD geometry that includes the machine groove detail and makes replacement downstream easier for mold maintenance personnel.
O-Rings are available in two material options: Buna-N for temps up to 225° F, and Viton for temps up to 400° F.
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