Progressive Components announces its new Z-Series Inserted Bar Locks, designed for mold weights from 25,000 to 75,000 lbs.
Progressive’s Inserted Bar Locks allow mold designers and molders to select off-the-shelf components for alignment of large molds. Inserted Bar Locks deliver the maximum amount of guidance and support for the minimum amount of machining required. Long-term, precision registration of plates, is achieved when utilizing Progressive's Z-Series proprietary treatment, radial ramp lead-in geometry, and particle rings on the plate surface.
Other benefits include:
Largest, standard alignment lock in the industry
Off-the-shelf availability eliminates in-house design and manufacturing
“When preparing this size range, early response from those who build large molds has been great", states Glenn Starkey, president of Progressive Components. “Those who build small to medium sized tools have a world of options for alignment, but for automotive and appliance tools, mold builders have been forced to make locks custom.”