Transfer dies

Transfer dies are an optimal solution for large-volume production and facilitate complex components machining.

Definition of Transfer Die

These dies are designed to manufacture complex components from flat sheets by shaping them through various stations.

Components are transferred from one die to another through a transfer system consisting of two aluminium bars connected to the press, which move the parts using grippers, magnets or suction cups. Equipped with sensors to detect the presence of parts, the transfers are controlled by a programmable PLC that coordinates operations in synchrony with the press cycle.

Transfer Die Structure

The transfer die immediately separates the unprocessed part from the conveyor belt and moves it through subsequent stages using manipulators or transfer bars. These devices, synchronized with the vertical movement of the press, allow the finished part to be released at the last stage.

The transfer system, being an external accessory to the die, is generally purchased already assembled and customised for specific handling needs. Transfer dies are custom-built for specific plants and presses.

Advantages of Transfer Dies

Key benefits include:

  • Streamlined production cycle, with each station performing specific operations.
  • Reduced additional manual work and costs.
  • Low maintenance costs.

Special Applications (AirTransfer)

Our latest innovation in industrial dies represents a significant breakthrough in metal-forming technology.

This die, featuring an air rather than electric transfer system, offers several advantages that optimise the production process and significantly reduce operating costs.

Advantages of this unique system

  • Reduced Assembly Time on the Press: the most revolutionary feature of this tooling is its ability to replace four traditional dies with one. This means that assembly time on the press is drastically reduced, allowing for more efficient set-up and production start-up. Reducing the number of dies required for production not only simplifies logistics and warehouse management, but also minimizes machine downtime, thus maximizing productivity.
  • Using a Mechanical Press with Feeder: the adoption of this die eliminates the need to use a transfer press, allowing the use of a standard mechanical press with a feeder instead. This change not only reduces the initial investment costs for the purchase of specialized equipment but also lowers maintenance and operational costs, making the process more affordable and manageable.
  • Production Rate Similar to an Electronic Transfer System: despite the absence of electrical components in the transfer system, this die maintains a production rate comparable to that of electronic transfer systems, achieving an output of 14 to 15 parts per minute. This ensures that production efficiency is not compromised, while retaining the benefits of a simpler and less expensive system.
  • Fully Autonomous Transfer Integrated in the Die: the air transfer system is fully integrated in the die and requires only a pneumatic connection for its operation. This autonomy reduces system complexity and minimises potential failure points, ensuring greater reliability and fewer interruptions in production.
  • Transfer Flexibility: another significant advantage is the ability of the transfer to be partial, allowing the metal strip to start the step process and end it in transfer. This flexibility improves the adaptability of the die to various production processes and part types, further increasing efficiency.
  • Savings in Chiselling Operation: starting directly from strip, the chiselling operation of the sheet metal square is eliminated, reducing production costs and working times. This not only simplifies the manufacturing process but also reduces material consumption, contributing to a more sustainable and cost-saving approach.