The new Locking Series has the same footprint as Progressive's popular RF (Remains Flush) series, and offers benefits that include ensuring accurate alignment of the arrow to the number; a center insert that remains flush with the outer ring throughout the entire 360-degree adjustment; and can be easily adjusted and/or replaced from the front of the mold. Progressive says there it has more sizes available than do competing brands. Progressive's comprehensive line of Date Rings/Plugs offers a variety of features and maintains compatibility and interchangeability with most popular brands on the market.
At K 2010, Progressive is also featuring new Lifter Blades and Lifter Cores that provide a midsize solution for more common applications. The new Lifter Blades and Lifter Cores feature a compacy design that can be used where other approaches cannot, and provide parallel lift and a positional hold of the molded part prior to release. Easy to install and removable from the parting line, they have a patented stop feature to prevent the Lifter Blade from being pushed back under injection pressure.
The Lifter Blades are available in four styles and eight sizes, beginning with 1.8mm width, while Lifter Cores are available in sizes ranging from 6mm to 12mm. There will be more new tech from Progressive Components in stand 01/E36 a K 2010, but they won't be announced until show time.