Lifters are commonly used to accommodate undercuts and successfully eject parts from molds. However, flaws in the original manufacture of the tool or any movement of the plates caused by thermal expansion during the molding process can result in misalignment, placing pressure on the lifter and causing it to bind or possibly even break. A new lifter from DME LLC is designed to prevent these issues.
The new Accualign lifter features a unique multi-axis, self-adjustment system that compensates for misalignment, said DME. “The 3D movement is achieved using a carbide ball adapter that rides in a hardened shoe and allows the rod and bar to self-adjust to the correct non-binding position vertically,” explained Michael Rayman, Director of Design and Engineering. “This is complemented with a novel dovetail connection between the rod/bar and the ball adapter to adjust horizontally making this the most dependable, self-adjusting, precision lifter unit on the market.”
The Accualign lifter is available in both imperial or metric dimensions, in rod with a guide bushing (and optional keeper key to secure the lift head), or square/rectangle bar with carbide roller guides for support and long life.