EXTRUSION: Quick-Change, Fast-Clean Die Head

New die family can be specified in a wide range of ID's.

The Bullet II from Guill Tool, W. Warwick, R.I.  allows for quick tooling changes, as the tips remove from the back and the die removes from the front of the unit.  The absence of fastening hardware reportedly eliminates leaking, as does the taper body and deflector design. 

What's more, the new patent pending Cam Lock deflector retaining system is said to offer these benefits to tubing processors:

 

  • It only takes a half-turn of the Cam Lock to remove and install the deflector and tip.
  • The threaded retaining ring for the die and threaded tip retainer allow for fast tool changes.
  • Tooling retainers also provide gum space adjustment.
  • Free air/vacuum connections are hassle free.
  • Simplified cleaning.
  • Reduced downtime and lower operating costs.

 

The head is suited for high- and low-volume applications, which are accommodated with the simple, easy changing of just one component.   A family of crosshead designs is available and users can specify the “caliber,” that is, the max. die ID.  

A vacuum chamber and kit for assembly and disassembly are included with the unit.  Optional keyed tooling capability offers machine designers and end users quick orientation, so the overall unit design enables faster disassembly, proper cleaning and restart, allowing the line to become more profitable, more quickly.