Technical Programming


Die Protection Clinic

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Cleveland, OH & Virtual

Make die crashes a thing of the past.

Join your metalforming peers 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.

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 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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Thursday, March 23, 2023
7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Presentation
4:30 p.m.   Adjourn


James Finnerty, Product Manager, Wintriss Controls Group LLC
JimJim Finnerty has been with Wintriss Controls Group for more than 40 years and is responsible for new-product development and sensor applications. He has helped metal stampers implement sensors and prevent die crashes for more than 40 years and has published numerous articles pertinent to the metalforming industry. He also is an active member of the Precision Metalforming Association, serving on multiple committees and presenting at countless PMA technical seminars, FABTECH and conferences around the world.

Seminar Location

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

Hotel Accommodations

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

To make hotel reservations, reserve online or call 216-524-8050 ext. 298 and reference Precision Metalforming Association corporate to receive the rate of $108 per night plus applicable taxes. Hotel accommodations include free self-parking. Hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.


$349 Members
$549 Nonmembers

Note: In-person registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Questions or to register by phone, please call Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.

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