How does it work?
It is simple. The tool room technician loads the mold into the bay of the Die-Sep with either a crane or a fork truck. By pushing a hydraulic control lever, the movable platen moves forward and pushes the mold forward until it touches the stationary platen. Next, the mold’s strap is removed. The technician then turns on the magnets, magnetically “mounting” the mold. The technician then pulls the hydraulic lever and the platen moves backward, easily opening the mold without binding of the leader pins and bushings. Closing the mold is almost as simple. If neither half has been removed, simply pushing the lever closes the mold. If a mold half has been removed, the removed section(s) is placed back into the bay of the Die-Sep with the radius of the leader pins inside the bushing on the other mold half. Then pushing of the hydraulic lever closes the mold effortlessly.
What is the benefit?
It is safer for both the mold and the technician and saves time and energy of tool room technicians.
First, the Die-Sep can open, tip-up, tip-down and close a mold in 3 minutes (5 minutes with the large tipper) without touching it with any pry bar, mallet or brass rod.
Second, the Die-Sep virtually eliminates binding that occurs with the leader pins and bushings.
Additionally, there are other tasks and benefits of owning a Die-Sep.
What size molds can the Die-Sep handle?
The Mini can handle molds from 6 inches cubed to 2000? 3000 lbs measuring up to 24 inches wide and 20 inches tall. The standard Die-Sep is built with either a tipper up to 8,000 pound capacity or a larger tipper which is capable of being built to tip molds weighing up to 100,000 pounds.
I have molds with feet. Will it work?
Yes, flat bottom molds, molds with feet, legs, standoffs or support rails can be handled in the Die-Sep. For certain molds, particularly larger molds which are non-supported, an adjustable floor is available. Non-supported molds are molds of which the individual halves will not stand on their own in a stable and upright manner when the mold is separated and halves are stood on the shop floor. The Adjustable floor is a second level of floor, sliding above the original floor which moves simultaneously along with the platen and the mold. Also moving with the platen, the movable floor and the mold would be supports which may be placed under the mold to support the mold at or near the parting line. The supports could be devices such as bottle jacks, house jacks, lumber or tubular metal. Using the Adjustable/Moveable floor, the floor serves as a carriage to hold the mold and the supports. Were supports to be used on the standard floor, the mold would be pulled off the supports as it slid along the floor of the bay of the Die-Sep.