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Die Protection Clinic Seminar

Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
Erlanger, KY 41018
Phone: 800-465-4329
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EST
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Event Details

Join your metalforming peers on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, for a full-day Die Protection Clinic. The Wintriss Die Protection Clinic has been the metalforming industry’s premier source for die protection and in-die sensing information and training. This workshop will introduce attendees to innovations with in-die sensing and allow them to observe the operation of a variety of sensors under realistic end-use conditions in order to showcase advanced stamping.

James Finnerty, Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group has been with the company for more than 26 years,  and is responsible for new product development and sensor applications. Mr. Finnerty has published numerous articles pertinent to the metalforming industry. He also is an active member of the Precision Metalforming Association, serving on multiple committees. Mr. Finnerty has presented at countless PMA technical seminars and at FABTECH metalform conferences.

Die Clinic Highlights
Find out how to get the most out of your die protection system. This seminar details the proper use of various control functions and identifies the five most important factors to consider when selecting a system.

From basic probes to state-of-the-art electronic sensors, you will be shown how to select and properly apply the right sensor for any application. You also will learn the advantages and limitations of each sensor type, as well as tips and tricks on selection installation and wiring.

You will be shown specific instructions on how to select a sensor that will last in a stamping die. This seminar provides you with an overview of the testing process to ensure that each application is robust enough for a production environment. Also discussed are wiring guidelines, along with recommended sensor connection hardware.

Learn the most effective methods for sensing:

  • Non-ejected Parts
  • Feed Problems
  • Part Transfer
  • Stripper Position
  • Slug Ejection
  • Cam Return
  • Ejection Cylinders
  • Double Blanks
  • Material Buckling
  • Pulled Slugs

 Who should attend:

  • Tool Designers
  • Tool Makers
  • Tooling Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Sensor Specialists
  • Engineering Management
  • Production Managers
  • Setup Personnel
  • Maintenance Professionals
  • Electricians & Press Operators

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
8:00 a.m.   Registration/continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.   Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
1:00 p.m.   Presentation
4:30 p.m.   Adjourn


PMA Member: $320 1st person, $220 add’l person(s)
Nonmember:  $420 1st person, $320 add’l person(s)

Seminar Location and Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport 
1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
Erlanger, KY  41018

Please call the hotel to make your room reservation (reference Precision Metalforming Association) to receive our special group rate of $107 (plus tax). Hotel guests receive free wireless internet access.  Complimentary shuttle to and from airport can be arranged with the hotel. Reserve your room by January 11, 2013, reservations made after this date are subject to availability.