Progressive Components announces its new Z-Series Bar Locks, giving mold designers a standard "off-the-shelf" solution for alignment of large molds and multi-plate sequencing tools. Z-Series Bar Locks deliver the maximum amount of guidance and support for the minimum amount of machining required.
Bar Locks provide long-term precision registration of plates, and for long-lasting durability and wear resistance, they feature Z-Series proprietary treatments, engagement ramp geometry and particle rings on the guiding surfaces.
"Z-Series Bar Locks are ideal for use in molds where longer and more robust alignment is required," said Ken Rumore, senior design engineer. "This includes molds for parts that have very tall cores that engage quickly. Bar Locks are ideally suited for large automotive molds, stack molds, three plate molds, and stripper plate molds."