Tooling Technology (Fort Loramie, Ohio) understands the need for molders to save time, and customers have demanded a new version of the company’s Quick Change cylinder locks. Now, Tooling Technology introduces the PD500 Mega Cylinder, the largest version yet of its Quick Change cylinder locks. The PD500 Mega Cylinder will help facilitate record changeover times of some of the largest tools, fixtures, molds and dies for an extensive range of industries.
Weighing in at 11 lb, each new Mega Cylinder will instantly locate and lock its mating 2 lb knob in an accurate and repeatable home position with 25,000 lb of static holding force, said the company.
Like its smaller siblings, the new Mega Cylinder is engineered for long life with a corrosion resistant finish and an operational temperature range between -65 to +450ºF. The high-strength steel knobs will withstand high sheer loads, accelerating the changeovers of larger and/or inverted and vertically positioned tools, molds and dies, the company said. —[email protected]