Quick Die Change Series Overview
RICO’s custom engineered approach allows for a variety of lift heights, capacities, and die table options meeting your specific application and load requirements.
RICO DIE & MOLD HANDLING SERIES, RACKING & CONSULTING
For die change efficiency and precise positioning of dies to press, these trucks feature individually or tandem controlled push/pull mechanism. To maximize truck to press efficiencies, we have optimized our die carts with both sight and maneuverability through our clear view masts and tighter turning radius design. The QDC’s “V” docking system, with either hydraulic or mechanical docking capabilities, provide consistent and secure alignment of the die truck to presses and storage station. Integrated with our Fiber-Optic camera system, operators perform this docking operation with greater visibility, confidence, and efficiency which effectively eliminates repeated truck repositioning to press, providing a rapid return on investment.
Engineering and manufacturing of die lifting carts is a valued tradition at RICO. Our Quick Die Change (QDC) trucks are considered to be the most efficient and versatile for handling dies and molds in the industry. These trucks are designed to be an integral part of the quick die change system, allowing the process to take mere minutes versus the traditional hours.
The die cart itself isn’t the only variable to consider. A major requirement for significantly reducing changeover is pre-staging. Not pre-staging the dies close to the press will result in lost time looking for the next die to go in and increase travel time for die exchange.
Lightning Time Savers, Inc. has the knowledge and know-how to formulate a QUICK DIE CHANGE program tailored to the customer’s specific needs. This engineering and consulting firm with 35 years’ experience implementing method improvements and installing hardware to reduce changeover time on presses and mold machines to under 15 minutes.
Our team understands the value of supporting our customers and our commitment to building and servicing the strongest most reliable equipment in the industry today. RICO is proud to offer the highest level of customer support and service in the industry and offers a wide range of options for Aftermarket Support.
Why Use Quick Die Change Vehicles
Achieve an 80% reduction in setup times while reducing labor — all while maintaining safer work environments.