SUCCESS is ON THE LINE


EVERYTHING WE HAVE GOES INTO CANS.



You’ve never seen a Pride can because we’ve never made one. But there’s no mistaking the business we’re in. Because it’s the same business you’re in.

Bottom formers, overtravel monitoring systems, floating tool packs and air bearing precision grinders make up our entire product offering.

Being able to put everything we have into making these tools all they can be has virtually eliminated downtime for our customers. Because, in the end, our success is measured completely by yours.

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Hybrid Bottom Former


Uniformity Uniformity Uniformity makes us unique.

INFINITE CERAMIC CYLINDER SLEEVES.
GREASELESS BUSHINGS.
LONGER MAINTENANCE CYCLE.

Pride’s low maintenance bottom former exceeds expectations with composite bushings that never need grease, with a piston/seal system that extends maintenance cycles beyond a year, with Infinite Ceramic cylinder sleeves with 4 μin finish, and with long-life springs.


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RELIABLE SETTING FORCE. CONSISTENT DOME DEPTHS.
Pride’s double action bottom former delivers uniform can bottoms. Consistent clamp ring force controls material flow to form the can bottom followed by a reliable setting force from the donut spring to control dome depth. Consistency you can rely on even at variable bodymaker speeds, while reducing shock to the bodymaker.

Controlled clamping pressure. Reduced split domes.
As speeds increase and can stocks get thinner, consistent clamping pressure becomes more critical. Pride’s Hybrid Bottom Former utilizes the largest air chamber behind the piston for more consistent force, continuing Pride’s lead in bottom former technology for down-gauging material and reducing splits.


Low Shock (RED). Most common for beverage cans. Optimizes dome depth at any speed while reducing shock.

Ram Control (YELLOW). This lower force spring engages the punch before the dynamic stretch phase, helping the ram turn and reducing ram whip.

High Strength (BLUE). Increases buckle strength for larger beverage cans or is used for food cans to maintain panel depth.

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Guardian II


A SMALL PART ON YOUR LINE. A LARGE PART IN YOUR SUCCESS.

More quality cans.
Less downtime.

The Guardian II safely and accurately generates bodymaker over travel, a key piece of your process information. Set up and run your bodymaker knowing you’re getting good dome depth even while varying bodymaker speed to match pull from the decorator. Avoid unplanned downtime and optimize your maintenance activities by leveraging the Guardian’s over travel monitoring and data trending.

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Floating Tool Packs


REDUCING STRESS ON CANS AND CANMAKERS.


UNIQUE DIE SUSPENSION SYSTEM.
FEWER TEAR OFFS.

A precision suspension system absorbs variation in ram position, putting less stress on the can. Precision locating pins return the die exactly to center–not past center. The closer the die is to center, the fewer tear offs you will experience.


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THE CAN IS NOT A TOOL.

Fixed tool packs use the carbide die ring and the delicate can itself to force the punch back to center.

This stresses and wears the dies, but more alarmingly, puts incredible pressure on the can body. Stress you can really see in white streaks on steel cans where the tin ”re-melts”.

Pride’s vibration dampening floating tool packs use a confined suspension system that never pushes the die past center, and returns it to within 0.001” of perfect center before the next ram advance – design that delivers the best top wall concentricity with fewer tear offs. Other floating tool packs, such as o-ring and quad-ring systems can’t center the die, and suffer from the same limitations of fixed tool packs resulting in increased die wear and poor can quality.

 


NEW PIN DESIGN. LONGER PIN LIFE.

Increased die contact area and extra hard pins help rings turn more easily and without outer diameter notching.


SMARTER COOLING. LONGER DIE LIFE.

It starts with coolant inlets aligned to work with a universal tool pack lid – shortening can changeovers. It ends with a spiral delivery of coolant to completely cover the die’s carbide surface. You get better can quality and longer die life.


RUBBER VIBRATION DAMPENING. BETTER CAN WALL QUALITY.

Rubber springs dampen vibrations from the ram so they can’t cause ribbing on your can wall. Performance you can really appreciate when making bright cans.

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Air Bearing Precision Grinder


INNOVATION ONE 1,000,000TH OF AN INCH AT A TIME.

EXCEPTIONAL DIE ROUNDNESS.
HIGHER QUALITY FINISHES.
LONGER DIE LIFE.

Pride grinders operate with precision accuracy. Their absolute scales always know where they are without referencing. The closed loop feedback means no accumulated errors between scales and control.

Four inches of solid granite secures both spindles. Suspending the granite on air eliminates low-frequency vibration disturbance. Precision positioning combined with air bearing accuracy – 15 millionths (0.38 μm) TIR – result in exceptionally round dies.


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FRAMELESS TORQUE MOTOR. NO GEARS, JOINTS OR CHAINS. SMOOTH AND ACCURATE.

When work and wheel head air bearing spindles are mounted together on a floating granite surface, true roundness is realized. True roundness is how you make better cans and more of them while extending the life of each die. With new, tougher air bearings you can feed as aggressively as with mechanical grinders while greatly surpassing the tolerances and surface finishes they can achieve.


PRECISION IS IN THE AIR.

Air makes grinding ironing dies, redraw dies, pilot dies, redraw sleeves and trimmer blades even better with an extra long air bearing that allows you to feed as aggressively as mechanical grinders.


DESIGNED FOR TWO-PIECE CAN MAKERS. EASY TO USE.

The Air Bearing Precision Grinder was designed for two-piece can maker’s tool rooms. It comes set up and ready to go. No programming necessary. Just fill in the die specific window and press start. The grinder moves automatically to the correct positions. The open architecture enables new programs to be added easily.

Comes standard with Windows™ software and operation windows for ironing dies, redraw dies, burnishing dies, pilot dies and redraw sleeves. Bosch MTX control is equipped with a fast Ethernet interface in addition to RS232 and USB connections.


PRESS START INSTEAD OF TOUCH OFF.

Pride Touch® eliminates the need for touch off. Just press the Cycle Start button and the grinder will find Z (zero) and start automatically.

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TRUE PRIDE


PRECISION MADE PARTS. GUARANTEED.

With TruePride™ parts, you get the same exacting attention to detail that goes into our bottom formers, tool packs and grinders. They’re the best way to ensure you’re making quality cans while maintaining the highest engineering standards and warranty validity.


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It’s going to be made right.
Or it’s going to be made right.
Trust TruePride replacement parts and service.

Call +1(763)427-6250 or  email customer@pridecan.com

9401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55428 with your parts order or service matter.

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Free Trials For Domers, Tool Packs & Guardian II System


Our free trial program allows you to install and use our products in your plant – free – for six full months. If you like the way our equipment improves your operations, it’s yours to purchase. If you decide it’s not what you want, simply ship it back with no obligation to buy.

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Minneapolis, MN 55428
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