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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


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INFINITE CERAMIC CYLINDER.
GREASELESS BUSHINGS.
LONGER MAINTENANCE CYCLE.

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.


CONSISTENT DOME DEPTHS.
SOFTER DONUT SPRINGS.
THREE CHOICES OF FORCE.

Ram linkages stretch as bodymakers speed up. Pride’s long, high-mass springs accommodate changes in overtravel to reduce the pinching that causes split domes.


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.


RUBBER VIBRATION DAMPENING.
EVEN COOLING.
FEWER TEAROFFS.

Pride floating tool packs parts on the line in line. Can wall quality is improved by absorbing ram vibration. Confined precision suspension system never pushes the die past center. Unique even cooling chambers extend die life with a continuous ring of coolant. Works with universal tool pack lids for faster changeovers.


THE CAN IS NOT A TOOL.

Fixed tool packs are broken. They use a metal die ring and the delicate can itself to 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. Other floating tool packs such as O-ring and quad-ring systems 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.


STRATEGIC OPENINGS.

SMARTER COOLING.

Most tool packs have single-spot cooling. Pride’s tactical openings throughout the tool pack increase can wall integrity and die life.


RESPECTED CANS ARE STRONGER CANS.

To reduce tearoffs can must be remove from the vibration equation and cooled more evenly and quickly.

 

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AIR BEARING DIE GRINDER 30A


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


TIGHTER TOLERANCES.
HIGHER QUALITY FINISHES.
BETTER TOOLING PERFORMANCE.
 
Three simple step operation with precision accuracy. Absolute scales always know where they are without referencing. Closed loop feedback means no accumulated errors between scales and control.
 
Four inches of solid granite secures both spindles. Air suspension eliminates low-frequency vibration disturbance. Planetary roller bearings guide the digital linear actuator for oscillation of CNC contouring.


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

When work and wheel head 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.


EASY TO USE SO CANS ARE EASIER TO MAKE.

The Air Bearing Precision Grinder runs on Windows™ and comes set up and ready to go. The grinder then moves automatically to the correct positions and the open architecture enables new programs to be added easily.


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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AIR BEARING PUNCH GRINDER 40A


TIME IS MONEY.


THIS MACHINE GIVES YOU MORE OF BOTH.
The Pride CNC Punch Grinder 40A is specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands and exacting requirements of punches used in two-piece can body making. Because there is no compromise involved when trying to regrind punches and dies on the same machine, this dedicated package, combined with Pride’s extensive punch grinding experience, make it the ideal choice for can making plants located in areas where punch regrinding services are not readily available — helping you reduce downtime, improve throughput and respond quickly to changing demands.


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LARGER GRINDING WHEEL MEANS FEWER WHEEL DRESSINGS.

The 355mm diameter grinding wheel has the abrasive characteristics to produce the critical surface finishes you need. The increaed surface area reduces the need for frequent wheel dressings, providing super-long life and consistency at any grinding pressure to keep on working—log after smaller grinding wheels have dulled.


LEANER, MEANER AND EASIER TO USE.

The new operator interface requires no programming and provides a simple efficient way to input dimensions from the punch print and perform the machining cycle. The compact design and small footprint save up to 40% more space making it the ideal fit for most crowded can plant environments.

 

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TRUEPRIDE REPLACEMENT PARTS AND SERVICE.


PRECISION MADE PARTS. GUARANTEED.

With TruePride parts, you get the same exacting attention to detail that goes into our bottom formers, tool packs, 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 +01-763-427-6250 or email us with your parts order or service matter.

 

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Free Trial


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.

Fill out the form below or call us at 1+763.427.6250 to get the process started today.


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