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Press Release 7/2024

ROEMHELD: New Rail-Guided Die Changing Table for Simple, Safe, and Fast Transport of Loads Up to 40 Tons

Innovative solution reduces set-up times needed for die change.

Fenton, Missouri, July 2024 — ROEMHELD North America announces the new, rail-guided RWS die changing table for transporting heavy dies and molds. The innovative solution is available in three versions for loads of up to 15, 25, or 40 tons per die. Electrically driven, the system is equipped with two different pull-push systems for the safe and automatic transport of dies to set up presses. It can be used to change dies and molds on all types of machines, including vertical forming and injection molding machines.

RWS is ROEMHELD’s answer to today’s trend where loads in die and mold making are ever-increasing. This solution helps car manufacturers integrate numerous individual parts into increasingly large castings, for example in megacasting for frame or body manufacturing. They are processed with heavier dies in larger presses and punches. ROEMHELD understands these new requirements and is expanding their range of die weights to accommodate heavier loads.

RWS is an innovative solution that ROEMHELD has now launched together with a transport and handling company from the German region of East Westphalia.

Safe transport system with minimal rolling resistance

The die-changing table is guided on floor-level round rails. These rails have a rolling resistance so low that loads of up to 5 tons can easily be moved manually by just one person. In addition, the rails are designed to facilitate precise carriage guidance and to prevent dirt deposits and tripping hazards in the floor.

Consoles that bridge the distance between the press bed and the die-changing cart make transport effortless. RWS has an integrated pull-push system that moves the dies onto and off the press bed via roller rails. A safety mechanism ensures that the loads can only be moved when the RWS die-changing table is firmly attached to the press or the storage space.


Suitable for various presses

RWS is available as a single or tandem cart and can be used flexibly in a wide range of production scenarios. For example, it can travel between a storage space, a set-up station, and a single press. It can also shuttle between several bearing locations, set-up stations, and presses. Alternatively, it also enables several presses to be connected to just one changing table. This means that the presses are free during preparation and can produce right up to die change.

With this solution, ROEMHELD is able to meet the growing requirements of customers resulting from today’s trend of employing connected presses and complete solutions. Dies of different sizes can be easily changed with one system because a standardized base plate is used. Semi-automatic and fully automatic die changes are possible thanks to the control system that is integrated in the cart and precise positioning. Other available features include integration with the press control, and the ability to combine with a rapid-clamping system for dies.

Change tonne-heavy dies safely and efficiently.

The amount of time needed for the actual changeover is also minimized because the die-changing table is equipped with integrated lifting bars and a pull-push system. Also important for operators: in the semi-automatic system version, the cabled remote control (wireless also available) enables simple, safe, and centralized control of the cart.

Compared to free-moving transport systems, the rail-guided die-changing table receives high marks with numerous advantages: maximum repeatability and precision of up to ±0.3 mm, lower energy consumption and space requirements, and greater availability. In addition, the installation of floor-level round rails generally places fewer demands on the factory floor.

A comprehensive, integrated portfolio of solutions for dies

RWS rounds out ROEMHELD’s comprehensive, integrated portfolio of solutions for transporting and changing dies and molds from the rack system to the press bed. This set-up time optimizes the solution and thus meets customer requirements for complete systems that store, transport, change, and clamp-forming dies.

About the ROEMHELD North America 

ROEMHELD North America is committed to providing innovative and smart solutions to meet the needs of its customers as a market leader in various industries, including clamping technology, quick mold and die change, assembly and handling technology, drive technology, and automation systems.  

For more than 80 years, the technologies and products of the companies in the ROEMHELD Group have been used to manufacture numerous industrial commodities and goods for end users, from medical and mechanical engineering to the automotive, aerospace, and agricultural industries or the production of smartphone cases.

ROEMHELD offers a complete range of die clamping technology solutions for sheet metal forming, plastics, and rubber processing. The company also offers products for die change, such as die changing carts, roller bars, and driven carrying consoles. The company’s solutions are designed to help improve efficiency and reduce costs in single and series production across various industries. 

The focus is always on efficiency and productivity — through minimum set-up times, fast manufacturing, and high flexibility.

ROEMHELD North America | 927 Horan Dr. Fenton, Missouri, 63026 | 


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