Friction, heat build-up, mold wear, and part-quality problems are all said to be minimized by a new Greaseless Mold Carrier and Alignment System (GMCAS) from Holmes Engineering, LLC, Lawrence, Kan.

Friction, heat build-up, mold wear, and part-quality problems are all said to be minimized by a new Greaseless Mold Carrier and Alignment System (GMCAS) from Holmes Engineering, LLC, Lawrence, Kan. Built for Holmes by Burger & Brown Engineering, Grandview, Mo., the GCMAS utilizes rollers on wear plates to replace sliding support systems. The saddles of the GCMAS sit on the machine tierods but remain stationary and have bronze support bushings to protect the tierods. By preventing platen tilt and mold wear, GCMAS reportedly minimizes stuck or distorted parts. It minimizes the need for wear-prone alignment systems in the mold to force alignment each time the mold closes. A quick-change version is optional. GCMAS is recommended for all molds on presses up to 2000 tons but is said to be especially helpful to align the center section of stack molds, to prevent platen tilt with very large molds, and to align multi-cavity molds with critical blank-off areas, such as tools for hinged closures, medical parts, thin-wall parts, and ones with thin cores. Greaseless operation avoids part contamination. Tel: (785) 8437420 • www.greaselessconcepts.com

Holmes Engineering, LLC
2898 SW College Court Topeka, KS 66611
Phone 785-783-8521