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Prime Controls double sheet detectors are trusted by the top automakers from around the world.
Backed by 25+ years of experience, Prime Controls’ extensive line of world-class double sheet detection solutions improve your bottom line, boost product quality, and ramp up your manufacturing efficiency.

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When double sheets of metal are unintentionally fed into a machine, the additional thickness can cause significant damage to tools and dies or create a double stamped defective product.

This damage can shut your production line down while repairs are underway, leaving you with lost profits and unplanned expenses, or even worse—a refused shipment due to defective double stamped products, assuming the defective product somehow made it out of your plant.
Prime Controls can help you avoid this challenge.

Prime Controls innovative double sheet detection product line is setting a higher standard for quality, reliability, and accuracy for manufacturers.

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Proper implementation of die protection will prevent die crashes, allowing you to use your resources on business expansion instead of wasting them on avoidable repairs.

Wintress smartpac pro

The use of die protection and press automation equipment will:

  • prevent die crashes
  • reduce downtime
  • reduce scrap
  • improve part quality
  • shorten setup time
  • allow better labor utilization
  • potentially allow increase of press speeds

Our Wintriss die protection equipment and press automation controllers seamlessly integrate into your existing metal stamping operation. Wintriss DiPro 1500 and SmartPAC PRO use the latest in die protection technology compatible with a wide variety of sensors.

Die protection and press automation have come a long way in recent years. Wintriss has led in press automation innovation with their product line of die protection, interface and connection hardware, and photoelectric and proximity sensor equipment. The Wintriss SmartPAC2, a fully integrated press automation control capable of monitoring 8, 16, 32, or 64 die protection sensors. It can also be configured to monitor tonnage, provide programmable limit switch outputs, control shut height, provide powerful counting capability, monitor press starting and stopping time, report pressroom production reports, and monitor analog sensors for die quality control.

Wintriss dipro 1500

Wintriss DiPro 1500

New communication features allow users to view press performance on a web page and allow sending maintenance-related text messages directly to your cell phone.

The Wintriss DSI 2 Sensor interface & connection hardware eliminates the need for long coiled sensor cables, removing another potential avenue of press failure.

PRI offers all types of die protection sensors and interconnection devices. Wintriss photoelectric and inductive proximity sensors can be used to monitor short/long feed, part ejection, slugging and slug pulling, transfer, cylinder position, stock buckling, material run out, and any other static or cyclic die event. We distribute diffuse reflective, retro reflective, through-beam photo-sensors, and photoelectric fork sensors as well as a wide variety of inductive proximity sensors. We also offer flat pack self-contained proximity sensors, precise enough to detect stripper position to within 0.001 in.


» Request for a quote or contact PRI to speak with a die protection representative to determine the best press automation solution for your metal stamping operation.



SmartPAC® PRO Press Control
The Wintriss SmartPAC PRO is a modular press automation control that can be configured to meet your exact needs including: die protection, load monitoring, programmable limit switching, OSHA compliant clutch/brake control, and more.

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Die Protection
The DiPro 1500 is a stand-alone die protection and programmable limit switch (PLS) system with an individual stop selection for each sensor. Allows “on-the-fly” adjustments and comes with 6 programmable sensor inputs.

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Die Protection Sensors and Connection Interfaces
Production Resources provides complete die protection sensor and sensor connectivity solutions designed to integrate into your Wintriss or other die protection control systems. We carry a full line of retro-reflective, diffuse reflective, through-beam, photoelectric fork, and inductive proximity sensors. We stock in die sensor connection boxes, cables, and SV-40 connectors compatible with Wintriss DSI2 sensor interfaces.

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Tonnage Monitors
The Wintriss AutoSet1500 series is a dependable, cost-effective, easy to use tonnage monitor. A few of the many features included are: 2 or 4-input monitoring, automatic set-point calculation, and display of actual tonnages, setpoints, and reverse load.

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