Expert Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Unittool Performance
To optimize the performance of the Unittool Tooling System, we recommend the following tool maintenance procedures:
- Sharpen punches and dies frequently.
- Lubricate internal components during normal tool maintenance and at intervals during punching operations.
- Replace worn components such as springs and retainers as required.
Lubrication & Assembly:
1: Disassemble unit. Clean and inspect internal components.
2: Externally lubricate outside diameter of guide body. Type GN metal assembly paste or die grease is recommended.
3: Reassembly of Unittool unit. Place conical lifter spring over outside of guide body.
4: Reassemble guide body with lifter spring into holder guide bore.
5: Align guide flat with retainer flat in holder.
6: Secure retainer and guide with fastener.
7: Insert punch body into stripping spring.
8: Externally lubricate punch body with Molykote GN metal assembly paste.
9: Align punch flat with retainer pin hole in guide. Insert punch retainer pin.
10: Tighten die fastener with hex key wrench.
11: Check pilot pin die adapter fastener, securing it to holder.
12: Wipe all debris from bottom of unit machine surface before mounting.