Customized In-Plant Training

Industry experts bringing customized training solutions to your plant

Peter Ulintz

Technical Director

(216) 901-8800
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If your company requires customized training, PMA offers in-plant training solutions with content tailored to your unique needs. This program enables you to train multiple employees consistently and cost effectively right at your facility. Your company also can take advantage of follow-up consultations with the instructor to assure successful implementation


Benefits of in-plant training:

  • Train multiple employees consistently and cost effectively right at your facility.
  • Meet your company’s specific training requirements by customizing content from one or more programs.
  • Address your company’s most critical needs through interactive class discussions and team problem solving.
  • Assure successful implementation through follow-up consultation with the instructor.

All in-plant training is customized to meet the specific needs of your company, including: Press types, die types, feed-line configuration, material types and grades used, operator skill level (new, incumbent), etc.


IN-PLANT TRAINING TOPICS AVAILABLE

Press Operator Training

Attendees will learn the fundamental principles of how stamping presses and feed lines work. Topics include press construction and components, drive system types (flywheel, servo, hydraulic), understanding tonnage ratings, the use of tonnage monitors, using press controls and operator controls, and understanding point-of-operation safeguarding. Procedures for tailing out the end of a coil, safely loading a new coil, threading progressive dies, making straightening and feeding adjustments, setting the slack loop, establishing feed angles, and properly setting the pilot release also are presented. Additional topics can be added to meet the specific needs of your operations. Training is typically 6 to 8 hours in duration and also can be conducted over multiple shifts.

Die Setter Training

Attendees will receive in-depth training in press technology, including understanding tonnage curves, managing reverse tonnage, press energy, and off-center loading. Step-by-step recommendations for removing dies, establishing the shut height, aligning the die, and clamping the die; verifying the die is aligned with the feed system; solder-check step for final die shut height; setting the straightener; setting the feed; establishing the feed angle; setting and verifying the pilot release; and troubleshooting setup problems. Training is typically 10 to 12 hours in duration and also can be conducted over multiple shifts.

Deep Draw Technology

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of deep drawing and redrawing cylindrical cups, boxes and irregular shapes; the impact of material properties on deep drawing processes; the impact of press speed and press energy on deep drawing operations; simulating deep drawing process and interpreting simulation results; troubleshooting and solving deep drawing related problems. Additional topics can be added to meet the specific needs of your operations. Training is typically 10 to 12 hours in duration and also can be conducted over multiple shifts.

Metal Stamping Technology for Engineers, Managers and Supervisors

This program is designed for employees directly and indirectly involved with the planning, estimating and supervision of metal stamping processes and tooling projects. Training addresses the fundamental principles of metal stamping operations, including presses, feed lines, die operations, sheet metal properties, deformation mechanics (drawing, forming, bending, punching and blanking), processing progressive dies (strip layouts), cost drivers, troubleshooting methodologies, and common metal stamping problems and solutions. Training is typically 16 to 20 hours in duration.

Training is provided by PMA Technical Director Peter Ulintz. His 38 years of experience includes tool and die making, tool engineering, engineering management, advanced product development and advanced process planning. Peter speaks regularly at PMA seminars and conferences and writes the monthly column, Tooling by Design, for MetalForming magazine. He also is the current president of the North American Deep Drawing Research Group.

To discuss your training needs, contact Peter Ulintz at 216-901-8800 ext. 114.

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