The DME Accualign Lifter
Self-Adjusting for Long Life
Mold alignment is critical to the molding process. When alignment issues arise the lifter can seize and potentially break causing part quality problems, molding production downtime and, possibly catastrophic damage to the mold surface itself. These problems can now be solved with the new DME Accualign Lifter with its unique self-adjustment feature.
Lifters Binding and Breaking? Problem Solved
The Design Challenge
Mold designers face a challenge when determining how to best eject a part with undercuts.
A lifter is often the preferred solution but there is always an element of the unknown. Thermal expansions of the mold plates or any misalignment of the tool either during manufacturing or through the tool’s lifecycle can result in plate movement placing pressure on the lifter causing the lifter to bind or possibly even break. With its unique multi-axis self-aligning capabilities, the new DME Accualign Lifter solves this problem providing the mold design with more flexibility and peace of mind.
- Carbide ball adapter provides long life with little to no wear.
- The precision dovetail design provides positive union of the adapter and rod with the ability to self-align.
- Available in Metric and Imperial sizes
DME Accualign – A Better and More Versatile Lifter
The DME Accualign Lifter is unique among lifters because of its multi-axis self-adjusting system:
This novel solution allows for optimum movement and compensates for any misalignment opposite to the release angle ensuring very low friction and reduced binding
Two Styles Depending On Application
Self-Adjusting & Self-Locating
Accualign lifters unique Multi-Axis Technology compensates for thermal expansion and mold misalignment preventing binding and ultimately breakage. The ball adapter rides in the shoe and allows the rod and bar to self-adjust to the correct non-binding position vertically. The dovetail connection between the rod/bar and the ball adapter to adjust horizontally making this lifter the most dependable, self-adjusting, precision lifter unit on the market.
The Technology Behind The Multi-Axis Alignment
The unique auto-adjust capabilities of the DME Accualign Lifter is achieved in three powerful ways:
- The Carbide Ball
- Dove Tail Adapter
- Floating Lifter Head (rod only)
Each component has been engineered and reviewed by mold designers to encompass almost all undercut applications with off the shelf components. The lifter is available in round rod with guide bushing or a square/rectangle bar with roller guides for support. Keeper keys are also available to secure the lift head to the lifter when using the round lifter rod.
Comparison Versus Alternative Lifters
Comparison: Accualign vs Other Bar Lifter Designs
Comparison: Accualign vs Other Lifter Designs
Real World Tested!
Testing results in minimal wear after 2.2 million cycles.
Multiple Options For Design Flexibility
DME offers full design services including 3D printing to maximize the cooling within the lifter head, an added advantage to the Acculign Lifter benefits. We have designed a lifter rod with internal coolant passages feeding the lifter head and sealing it with a Viton gasket to deliver superior part quality and cycle time. Maximize cooling efficiencies by requesting your full service consultation today.
Having Trouble Cooling That Undercut Area?
DME offers a full design service to maximize the cooling within the lifter head with added advantage of the Accualign lifter benefits. We have designed the rod with coolant passages to feed the lifter head and seal it with a viton gasket to deliver superior part quality and cycle time. Reach out to DME today for your full service consultation.