Powered, or Motorized  Bolster Extensions (MBE)

Powered Bolster Extensions

Powered Bolster ExtensionsPowered, or Motorized Bolster Extensions (MBE), combine the functionality of bolster extensions and push-pull system into one integrated unit. MBEs support the die outside of the press and transfer the die in and out of the press. The die can be loaded with either an overhead crane or a fork-truck. MBEs also allow easy access to the side of the press, making part and scrap removal easy.

The MBEs feature Serapid’s Rigid Chain Technology, which, in contrast to ball screw or rack and pinion methods, allows the die to be positioned several inches onto the bolster without special attachments, or extra effort.  The telescopic quality of the rigid chain makes for a faster, more reliable way to transfer dies.

Features and benefits:

  • Telescopic chain can position die 1-3 beyond the end of the table
  • Simple, integrated unit
  • Efficient, less effort

Recent Applications:

  • Laminations for motor manufacturer
  • Automotive supplier
  • Tool and Machine shops

Please contact Serapid for questions regarding specific options and applications.