Newsletter – January 2019

Production Resources Incorporated News January 2019

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Prime Controls Double Sheet Detection

Double Sheet Detection is an important part of quality control to prevent two or

more sheets of metal from entering into a process at one time. Failure to detect

double sheets of metal or improper thickness can damage tools and dies,

resulting in costly repairs and downtime. Prime Controls systems are created by

combining a control and single or dual probes, depending on the application and


Steel double sheet detectors use a single probe that will measure a wide range

of thickness for steel and other ferrous metals. Typically used for sheet feeders,

robots, and destackers in automotive, appliance, and canmaking industries.

All metal detectors are paired with two non contact double sheet probes that can

measure a wide range of thickness for all metals. These control systems detect

double sheet conditions when metal is able to pass between the two sensors.

Aluminum detectors are paired with a single non contacting double sheet sensor.

The system can detect a wider range of aluminum thickness and other nonferrous


Prime also offers part detectors to detect accurate positioning, presence, or

absence of very small parts.

Prime Controls Double Sheet Detection


New Customer Service Staff at PRI

Becky Parkey is leaving us after 16 years and we wish her well while she enjoys

time with her new grandchild.

Isabel Moran has joined us in the customer service role.

Jake Jones has been assisting Becky for several months and will stay on in a

customer and product support role. Some of you have likely talked with Jake.

Isabel and Jake can be reached at 615-371-3888 or 800-863-3164

Slide Locks an Alternative to Die Safety Blocks

The traditional practice for protecting metal press stamping operators that have to enter the area

between the upper and lower die plates of the press, is to use die blocks. This is a cost-effective

way to keep operators safe and comply with OSHA regulations but it is also time consuming,

cumbersome, and may be physically demanding. Proper placement of safety blocks and available

space is often a problem. Proper height adjustment can be challenging as well. Accordingly,

operators often resist using them.

The Pascal Slide Lock System (SLA) is an electric slide fall protection system which eliminates

the risk of physical injury, accident, or damage to the tool. One of the most significant advantages

of the SLA is that the operator can lock the press slide in any position between T.D.C. and B.D.C.

Furthermore, this can be accomplished with the flick of a switch in a few seconds compared to

several minutes to place die blocks.

Slide locks are expensive compared to the die block and retro-fitting requires some skill.

Regardless, the cost of slide locks is easily justified, given the safety, ergonomic, and time saving


The SLA comes in 3 different sizes, SLA32, SLA50, and SLA80. SLA80 can hold an 88 U.S. ton

ram and upper die. The SLA32 can handle 35 U.S. tons and the SLA50 can handle 55 U.S. tons.

A safety factor is already built into these numbers, so there is no need to add in any more.

Pascal Slide Lock System

New Enhanced Coe Press Equipment Warranty and In Stock Coil

Processing Equipment

COE Press Equipment announced the enhancement of its existing

3-2-1 Warranty to an exclusive 5-4-3 Warranty. This new warranty

provides five-year limited coverage on components manufactured

by COE; four-year limited coverage on mechanical components

installed by COE; and three-year coverage on the complete


In recent years, COE has made a strategic move toward modular

products based upon standard designs. This change has reduced

the number of components required, reducing the number of welds

and streamlining assembly. This has enabled the company to

increase the reliability and simplify the maintenance of the coil

processing equipment, as well as accommodating reconfiguration

as a customer’s need changes.

In Stock Feeding and Coil Processing Equipment

Servo Feeds:

CPRF-S106……….4 in stock

CPRF-S112……….2 in stock with a hold on one

CPRF-S212……….2 in stock

CPRF-S218……….1 now, two more in 25 days

CPRF-S324….……1 in 25 days

Powered Straighteners:

CPPS-250-12……….1 in stock

CPPS-250-18……….1 in 20 days

CPPS-350-36………in stock…special flat top cabinet

Coil Reels:

CPR-PO-04012 ……1 in 7 days

CPR-PO-06018………1 in 20 days

MPI Magnetic Conveyors and Sheet Fanners

MPI Magnetic Conveyors and Sheet Fanners

PRI Equipment and Technical Information

Production Resources offers a wide variety of Automation, Safety, and

Conveying Equipment. Visit our website to learn more.

Our Application Engineers can help you select and implement the right

equipment to increase your productivity safely!

Please take advantage of the information on our Technical Resources Page.

Call Isabel or Jake for more information: (615)371-3888

or email

Download PDF version HERE!

Swift Page Resources December 2018

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Production Resources December 2018 News

Considering a new press automation control? The following application note by our Steve Connolly might be helpful.

Click here to read the application note

Production Resources Swift Pages Smart Pac Pro


The line was Designed and built to meet the Honda standards. Equipped with I-PRESS & Automaton Control based on an Omron hardware and software platform. Honda spec spiral staircase was designed and built at our press factory.

QDC Quick Die Change system with: Die Lifters and Upper and Lower Clamps.

Coil feed line of choice

Can we help you with a new press, feed line, or automation control?

PRI Swift Pages Sutherland 660 Ton Press

Production Resources is pleased to announce our distribution of Mark One Surface Preparation Systems.

Prepares Material for Paint, Coating and Forming Operations. Ideal for automotive exterior, appliance parts, or anywhere a premium finish is required.

Coil washers, Blank washers, and Programmable spray lubricators

Suitable for Processing Steel or Aluminum

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Die Protection Clinic and SmartPAC training classes

We’ve recently held Die Protection Clinics and participants reported they took away valuable ideas they could implement quickly. Contact Ben if you’d like to see a Die Protection clinic or SmartPAC training class held in your area.

Call or email Lloyd Pillsbury for more information:

615-948-9661 or

See informational articles on quick die change: Elements of QDC

Quick Die Change…One Factor in the part-to-part exchange equation

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PRI Equipment and Technical Information

Production Resources offers a wide variety of Automation, Safety, and Conveying Equipment. Visit our website to learn more. Our Application Engineers can help you select and implement the right equipment to increase your productivity safely!

Please take advantage of the information on our technical resources page: Technical Resources

Call Lloyd Pillsbury for more information: 615-948-9661

Web version here

Download a Print Version of our Swift Page Here

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Press Room Equipment Co., LLC Equipment

Production Resources is now distributing Press Room Equipment Co., LLC manufactures of a wide range of Coil Cradles, Coil Cradle/Straightener Combinations, Air Feeds, Servo Feeds, Stock Reels, and Pallet Decoilers. Combination Cradle/Straighteners:.
These machines are ideal for decoiling and straightening heavy gauge and high tensile coils. The machines feature heavy duty steel construction, self-centering crank adjustable center plates, hardened cradle rolls with heavy-duty bearings, and a variety of loop controls. Many safety and efficiency options are also available.

Die Protection Clinic

“Make die crashes a thing of the past”

One-Day Die Protection Clinic

Sponsored by Wintriss Controls & Production Resources

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn – Perrysburg, OH

Clinic leader: Jim Finnerty, Nationally Recognized Die Protection Expert

$125 per attendee which includes Die Protection Handbook, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Get Clinic & Registration Details in PDF format

Click Here

Call or email Becky Parkey for reservations or questions 800-863-3164

Dorner Spare Parts Kits October Discount Opportunity

Having the right replacement parts on hand can make a big difference in OEE for your business. Avoid costly downtime with Dorner Parts Kits.

Ordering critical replacement parts for 2200 Series conveyors is faster and easier than ever before, thanks to new Parts Kits from Dorner.
These new Parts Kits help ensure you have the necessary key parts on hand for quick repairs to avoid costly downtime. The new Parts Kits for Dorner’s 2200Series conveyors come in two levels:

  • Level 1 includes a belt and drive tail kit
  • Level 2 includes a belt, idler tail kit and drive tail kit
    2200 Level 1 and Level 2 kits are available at a 15% discount through the end of October 2018. Call Becky at 800-863-3164 to get part #’s and prices.
    Use promo code SPKO to get your 15% discount

Call or email Becky Parkey to order parts 800-863-3164 or

PRI Replacement parts and Replacement Belts

Production Resources offers a wide variety of Automation, Safety, and

Conveying Equipment. Visit our to learn

more. Our Application Engineers can help you select and implement the right

equipment to increase your productivity safely!

Please take advantage of the information on our technical resources page.

See the most recent informational article A primer to QDC:


Download Swift Page Resources October 2018 PDF HERE

Newsletter – Summer 2018

Production Resources Incorporated News Summer 2018

In this Issue:

  • “Make Die Crashes a Thing of the Past” One-Day Die Protection Clinic 
  • Wintriss Shop Floor Connect News – New Downtime Tracking Software Savings Calculator
  • Coe Press Equipment—Straightener for AHSS Materials
  • Coe Press Equipment—Straightener for AHSS MaterialsCoe Press Equipment—Straightener for AHSS MaterialsDorner’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement Shown by Becoming ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • Linear Transfer Automation Front to Back and Through the Window Press Transfer Systems
  • Sutherland Presses Available for Quick Delivery

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Dorner News from Production Resources

Dorner plans a price increase which will take effect January 3, 2018. The average increase will be 3%. Save some money by ordering your conveyors and parts now. 4100 series and 6200 series conveyors will be discontinued in March of 2018. Parts availability will continue for the foreseeable future. 2200 series conveyors are logical replacements for 4100 and 6200 series, your Application Engineer can help you with replacement selections. Contact customer service 800-863-3164 or e-mail for more information, quotes, or application assistance.

A variety of 2200 models shown below, others available 

Dorner 2200 Low Profile Belted and Modular Belt Conveyors


  • Small Part Transfers
  • Small Part Handling
  • Slug and Scrap Removal
  • Part/Package Infeed and Outfeed
  • Automated and Manual Assembly


  • Aluminum frame end drive, center drive, and IDrive (integral motor/drive) models
  • Belt widths 1.75″ to 24″
  • Lengths from 18″ to 30′
  • Loads to 150 pounds
  • Fixed and variable speed drives up to 250 fpm
  • T-Slots for simple accessory mounting
  • Mounting stands with easily positioned brackets
  • Sealed Ball Bearings

Click here for conveyor catalog

Two new Dorner products, 2200 SmartFlex Helix – compact spiral and helical curve, flexible chain conveyor. Spiral Chute – self clearing spiral chute gently lowers product from overhead conveyors, mezzanines, and platforms. Stair step design ensures products won’t get stuck, even when accumulated and is ideal for light weight packages.

PRI offers a variety of conveyors in addition to Dorner

  • Steel hinge belt
  • Magnetic belted and slider bed
  • Wire mesh
  • Shaker conveyors

Dorner Parts

For quick Dorner conveyor quotes, parts parts pricing, delivery or Application Assistance call us at 800-863-3164 or 615-371-3888, Fax 615-371-3282, or email –

Swift Page Spring 2018 Die Protection, Press Automation, & Safety Solutions for Metal Stampers

Die Protection, Press Automation, & Safety Solutions for Metal Stampers

Analog Die Protection Applications: Slug detection, Prevent tool damage and part quality problems associated with pulled or stacked slugs. The Wintriss SmartPAC2 with ProPAC enables you to detect pulled slugs by monitoring the stripper position at bottom dead center using low profile analog proximity sensors. Repeatability of .0008″ can be achieved at high press speeds. Special offer available for existing Wintriss SmartPAC users.

Monitor part dimensions real time:

  • form angle & height
  • draw depth
  • material thickness
  • hole diameter
  • burr height
  • Divert bad parts to scrap
  • Measure process conditions such as:
  • nitrogen pressure
  • temperature
  • lubricant pressure
  • main motor current

PRI can help you with all your die protection, press automation control, and safety equipment requirements. Call us at 800-863-3164 or e-mail

Visit our website for free technical information:

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