Press Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Safety Seminar

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Cleveland, OH & Virtual

Purpose and Benefits of this valuable program
Do your press operators, die setters, engineers and maintenance personnel really understand what a press is designed to do? Can they decide if the problem is with the tool or the press? Do they know how to quickly make adjustments to the die space to isolate the press problems from the tool?

This program will train your personnel in the following areas:

  • How to maximize uptime, even with less-than-perfect machinery
  • The Theory of the Box
  • Safe metal stamping press operations
  • The design and usage of metal stamping presses
  • Efficient and practical preventive maintenance inspection procedures

Metal Stamping Press Maintenance & Troubleshooting Education and Training Session, Specifically Designed for Press Maintenance Personnel

  • E + R = O: Event + Response to event = Outcome—How to implement in the press room
  • Understanding Mechanical and Servo Press Technology
  • Press Operator/Die Setting/Basic Maintenance Training
  • Terminology Overview and Review of Specific Maintenance Points and Procedures
  • Clutches and Brakes
  • Frame Designs and Specific Usage
  • Drive Train Designs
  • Slide Assembly
  • Parallelism—How to level the slide with the press bed/bolster and adjust gib clearance for optimum operation
  • Die Cushions
  • Bolster Plates
  • Importance of Proper Level and Alignment of the Press Bed and/or Frame
  • Counterbalance Cylinders—Proper Function and Adjustments
  • Troubleshooting All Press Systems. Detection and corrections of the most common issues.
  • Press Safety
  • Designing and Implementing Your Own Press Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Press Inspection Procedures and Overview
  • Questions and Answers

The seminar will be hybrid with an in-person or virtual registration option. Choose the one that works best for you.

Download the seminar flyer.


7:30 a.m.    Breakfast provided
8:00 a.m.    Presentation
12:00 p.m.  Lunch provided
12:45 p.m.  Presentation resumes
4:30 p.m.    Adjourn


Jeff Fredline, Industry Consultant, Prestrade
JeffAn active member of the Precision Metalforming Association, Jeff Fredline has written and presented many times for PMA and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For the past 35 years he has trained on a private basis for many industry leaders such as General Motors, Chrysler, Whirlpool, General Electric, BAE Systems and numerous smaller companies. Jeff has a Bachelor of Business degree and has earned journeyman status in the machine repair industry.


Precision Metalforming Association
6363 Oak Tree Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131

The hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.


Holiday Inn Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

To make hotel reservations, reserve your room online to receive the special rate of $115 per night plus applicable taxes. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking. Hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.


$399 Members
$599 Nonmembers

Note: Virtual registrants will receive their unique log-in link via email from Webinar Admin.  If an additional connection is detected using your unique link during the seminar it will be disconnected.

Note: in-person registration includes breakfast and lunch at PMA.

Questions? Contact Marianne Sichi at 219-901-8800 ext. 150.

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