Cavity Interlocks Offer Precise Alignment of Small Molds

Progressive Components expands alignment lock product line with the Cavity, Flat Cavity and Round Cavity Interlocks for precise alignment.


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Progressive Components' alignment locks

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Progressive Components continues to introduce new mold component styles and sizes in order to meet every application need. This includes the expansion of its alignment lock product line with the Cavity, Flat Cavity and Round Cavity Interlocks for precise alignment.

Eliminating installation of mold base locks, the Cavity Interlocks mount directly into the mold's inserts. Sized for nominal plate and insert thicknesses, the highest amount of locking surface is provided for the minimum amount of space to be machined.

Flat Cavity Interlocks sizing begin at widths of 0.625 in., and lengths can be modified to suit the heights of the cavity and core inserts.

Round Cavity Interlocks are available in three diameters (¼ in., 3/8 in. and ½ in.). This style can be mounted from the parting line, enabling details such as waterlines to be located underneath or bolted from the back of the insert.

CAD geometry for Progressive's line of alignment locks is also available from the company's CADalog, a free parts library with downloads offered in multiple formats, including SolidWorks, NX, VISI, STEP, Parasolid, ACIS and IGES. Individual CAD files can also be found at Progressive Components’ website