“Gorilla” Warfare in Metalforming – How to Couple Stamping Die Segments Without a Hard Wire Connection
November 7, 2012 1 Comment
This post will show how to couple stamping die segments without a hard wire connection, AND prevent the potential gorilla-like effects of forklifts during die change! Have you ever experienced or heard about a forklift removing a stamping die with the giant Mil-Spec connector still attached (OOPS!!!!)? It certainly isn’t a pretty sight. Below is a typical Mil-spec connector, they aren’t cheap or easy to re-wire.
Or, have you ever tried to figure out a way to add sensors in very complex progressive die segments that will facilitate rapid die change? If so, I have an answer for you with a non-contact connector system. Take a peek at the picture below.