Space-Saving Core Cuts Cycle Times While Serviceable at Press

Progressive Components (Wauconda, IL), a leading supplier of components for the global production tooling industry, has expanded its line of C-Cores with the new DT Series Collapsible Core.

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Progressive Components (Wauconda, IL), a leading supplier of components for the global production tooling industry, has expanded its line of C-Cores with the new DT Series Collapsible Core.

The DT Core is a positive, mechanically actuated collapsible core that eliminates the cycle times of complex gear and rack approaches, resulting in a simplified "open-shut" tool.

The maintenance advantage is dramatic due to a patented quick-lock feature that allows removal and servicing of the core unit while the mold is still in the press.

The DT Core’s compact design allows for tighter cavity spacing, which results in the ability to use a smaller press or to add more cavities versus a comparably-sized gear and rack mold base.

In addition, by utilizing the mold’s opening for actuation, the ejector system is eliminated, resulting in a very compact height, which is advantageous in stack molds while also allowing installation on the mold’s cavity half.

Available in four standard sizes to match common industry cap diameters, custom sizes are also available. The finished thread detail can also be provided to reduce mold building time and expense.