235 Industrial Dr.
Wauconda, IL 60084 US
Z-Series Locks from Progressive Components
Z-Series Alignment Locks have been engineered to outperform other styles. This is achieved through a combination of engagement geometry, materials and treatments, particulate capturing, and lubrication distribution.
• Longevity that far surpasses others, confirmed by extensive independent lab testing as well as monitoring performance in harsh, ‘real world’ conditions.
• Exclusive features maintain clean and consistent lubrication
• Guide Lock, Side Lock and Top Lock styles available.
Wauconda, IL, USA – Progressive Components first introduced "black and gold" locks nearly 25 years ago. And while others, from Europe to China, have copied the look, Progressive now introduces a series that offers additional features and performance benefits.www.procomps.com. View product animations at www.procomps.com/demo.
The Z-Series Alignment Locks have been engineered to outperform other styles. This is achieved through a combination of engagement geometry, materials and treatments, particulate capturing, and lubrication distribution.
"We’re tremendously excited about this product," states Ken Rumore from Progressive’s Engineering team. "A lab we use for independent testing has what we refer to as ‘the Side Lock Eating Machine’. Anything that is thrown at it gets chewed up and spit out. But this series, through a combination of engagement geometry, lubrication and materials, remains unscathed in the harshest environment that was created."
Ken coauthored the patent on this series with Glenn Starkey, Progressive’s president and director of engineering.
"I’ll admit that when we saw these results, and then tested and retested, we were ecstatic," states Starkey. "Field testing then confirmed that we have something special here with this combination of features. We’re driven to supply mold builders with the last lock their customers’ molds will ever need. That’s where we got the Z-Series name from."
To order the new Z-Series, simply add "Z" behind the current standard catalog number.
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Wauconda, IL, USA – Progressive Components will feature a number of new and innovative products during NPE2012 for more optimal mold cooling.
Progressive has now added hundreds of new cooling items to provide designers with more – and better – options. Of note is the new, exclusive Bubbler Base™, designed for maximum cooling flow rates and ease of mold assembly and disassembly.
The Bubbler Base accepts attachment of a thin wall cascade tube in order to optimally cool long round mold cores. Available in two installations styles to suit assemble/disassembly preferences, in four diameters each.
Progressive is also adding such items as non-interchangeable Keyed Connect Socket Connectors and Fittings (fittings consist of extension plugs, connector plugs, and cavity hose inserts) for fail-proof connection of cooling lines. New Swivel Type Water Jumpers enable installation within a plate versus outside, and Water Line Safety Clips are also now available for easy identification of blue and red water lines.
To find out more about Progressive Components, its products and services, visit www.procomps.com. View product animations at www.procomps.com/demo.
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Surely there is truth in this headline. I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes and recently witnessed it again when I participated with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division as its Mold Maker of the Year Award was presented to Geoff Luther, owner and president of A-1 Tool Corporation in Melrose Park, Illinois. The award was well-deserved.
AST Technology, a sister company of Progressive Components, will showcase a system that enables moldmakers to test mold cooling circuits to ensure they are working properly and efficiently.
Hundreds of attendees from all over the world, including members of the Mold Technologies Division, attended ANTEC in Indianapolis to share knowledge and research, to network, and to learn.
Like the Chicago Chapter of the AMBA, the West Michigan Chapter is stepping up its game and will hold its first Supplier Night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 29.
I know spring has sprung, and the snow is a faint memory (at least for the majority of us), but now is as good a time as any to applaud and share some great news from iWarriors, which held its second annual iSledders Charity Snowmobile Ride in February, raising $5,500.
Last week I attended Plastec West in Anaheim, California (what a nice break from frigid temps in Chicago!). It was my first trade show as senior editor of MoldMaking Technology versus attending as a public relations manager for plastics industry suppliers, and I enjoyed seeing everything with a new perspective.
A guide that applies engineering principles is designed to help engineers select properly sized alignment components.
SPE presented its moldmaker and mold designer of the year awards to Harry Raimondi of Bales Metal Surface Solutions (Downer’s Grove, Illinois) and Chris Hanes of Micro Mold Company Inc. and Plastikos Inc. (Erie, Pennsylvania).
Progressive Components, AST Technology and Roehr Tool Corp. presented an array of technology, products, equipment and services to optimize mold design and build capabilities and production.
Considered THE event for mold manufacturing, Amerimold covers many facets of the industry, from its exhibits to its technical conference. Here's a small sampling of what will be highlighted for attendees.
Monitoring Mold Activity has Never Been Easier
Progressive Components introduced its Lifetime Guarantee for its patent pending Z-Series Alignment Locks at NPE2015.
Not only did the snow bring together some of the mold building community for a little snowmobiling, it also helped raise money for a good cause. Proceeds from this inaugural I-Sledders 2015 Charity Snowmobile Ride on February 20-22 benefit iWarriors, which provides technology and assistance for wounded service members to help with rehabilitation and recovery from physical injuries, post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
The PCIC group of companies will highlight a variety of products at NPE2015.
Here is a small sampling of technology that caught my eye.
Progressive Components, amerimold 2014 Booth 503
Progressive Components, amerimold Booth 503
Progressive Components and sister companies AST Technology, ToolingDocs and Roehr Tool Corp., will present a variety of new and advanced technologies in their shared Booth 3901.
Progressive Components has replaced its “black and gold” series alignment locks with durable Z-Series locks engineered to show no measureable wear even after two million cycles.
To better meet the growing needs of its customers in the Southeast U.S., Progressive Components has opened a new Regional Service Center in Greer, South Carolina.