Mold and Die Changing
Two-Position Quick Mold Changer
An Airfloat two-position mold-changing transporter with 16,000 lbs. capacity on each position. The changer travels on four air casters that glide up to a press. An onboard lift can adjust twelve inches vertically for various press heights. The changer has two side-by-side positions that allow removing the used mold and inserting a new one in less than 10 minutes.
Single-Position Quick Mold Changer
A single-position quick mold changer with 80,000 lb. capacity. The unit is equipped with roller deck top, powered push-pull device, integral mold handling control panel, two internal drives (one rotates 90º), and a pendant controller for drive functions. The top roller sections are set to a fixed height of 50″ above the floor. The mold push-pull travel speed is 6-10 feet/minute.
Steerable Single-Position Mold Changer
A single-position, steerable quick mold changer that can move, lift and push/push a 10,000 lb. mold. The unit includes a 24-inch hydraulic lift table, a top-mounted control panel, a docking rail, and an external steerable drive for moving the mold changer between presses and storage racks. The unit has variable transfer height between 20 and 44 inches.
Self-Contained Quick Mold Changer
A two-position mold changing transporter with 40,000 lbs. capacity on each side. The changer is self-contained, meaning it is powered by an LP gas-driven 195 SFM compressor centered on the top mid-section of the changer. The unit includes an after-cooler and a 60-gallon surge tank on the compressor output.
30,000 lb. Single-Position Mold Changer
A 30,000-lb. capacity, single position, air bearing-equipped, powered mold transporter / changer. The transporter is about 96″ x 80″ and has a no-load transport speed of 0-60 feet/minute. Required air flow is 180 SCFM @ 80 PSI. The unit changes molds in less than 10 minutes.
Reduce dangerous, time consuming mold and die changes to a 15-minute, hands-off operation
Mold Changes are a costly and timely procedure. Learn how Airfloat uses Air Caster technology to make them more efficient.
Danger lurks in modern machine handling. With heavier molds and dies being used, transporting, storing and changing them becomes costly and dangerous. To accommodate the needs of transporting and changing molds, Airfloat has introduced its new Quick Mold-Change System.
With Airfloat, the usual one- or two-hour change is quickly reduced to 15-20 minutes. With our ergonomic benefits applied to the equipment, the handling allows “hands-off” operation.
How Does It Work?
The Airfloat Quick Mold-Change System transmits the mold or die to the press, then inserts it automatically without the use of an overhead crane or forklift truck. A typical Airfloat changer has two side-by-side positions that can transport two molds or dies. Once the change is complete, the mold/die can be moved off the line and stored in a remote location or taken to the tool room for maintenance.
With an Airfloat Quick Mold Changer, the usual one- or two-hour change is quickly reduced to 15-20 minutes.”
The Airfloat Quick Mold-Change System can be used with a multitude of press sizes, as the unit is supplied with variable transfer heights. In addition, Airfloat offers the options of manual or automated controls.
The Quick Mold-Change System is uniquely versatile in that it can be used with mold storage, pre-stage, preheat and racks. It can also be configured to change from operator or non-operator sides.
To learn more about this application and how an Airfloat customer used it to reduce their mold change time from 2 hours to 10 minutes, read our case study here.