SERVICES

DIE MAINTENANCE

THE SUPPORT YOU NEED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Our approach to repairs is unique to each customer. No two customers are the same, nor are any two dies the same. When the die comes in for a retool, we check the blades for any damage, check for wear and tear on the gear and check bearer condition and pitch diameter of the die.


RESHARPENING

IMPACT’s advanced machining technology allows fully-hardened, tool-grade steel rotary cutting dies to be manufactured using machine sharpening techniques creating the perfect blade. Machine sharpened tooling offers the following advantages:
  • Blade uniformity that is unsurpassed in the industry
  • Dimensional accuracy of +/- .001”
  • Improved die life
Once completed, maintenance is a daily requirement and checking for these specific things will help make your die last longer. When resharpening is done properly, the life of the die can be greatly extended.


ANVIL RECONDITIONING

Expanding the lifespan of your solid rotary dies is our goal, and regular anvil maintenance is key. Removable anvils should be sent in regularly for evaluation and resurfacing. Even anvils uses for pressure sensitive dies only can have uneven wear where the bearers of the die meet the anvil. An irregular anvil surface can lead to die cutting issues or the use of excessive pressure, which both in turn lead to less die life and more cost to you. IMPACT will resurface anvils made by other manufacturers as well. If you are unsure of how often you should be sending in your anvils for reconditioning, contact your IMPACT contact to discuss further.


REPAIR

Even the most experienced press operator can make a mistake and damage a blade on a solid rotary die. Luckily, this doesn’t always mean the die has to be replaced, thanks to IMPACT’s ability to weld blades. We have by the most advanced machines in place with the ability to weld, and micro-weld, if needed.

Our repair services include modifications to existing dies. Changed liners on a pressure sensitive die? IMPACT can retool the die to the new liner.


RE-KNIFE

We provide extra rule with most of our steel rule dies for customers who prefer to re-rule or re-knife dies in house. With the growing need of skilled labor who are experienced in re-ruling dies, this is a service we extend to you. 

Removing a die from the press to re-rule means production time lost. To alleviate this, we recommend having three dies for high volume runs: one to have on press, one press ready, and one at our facility being re-knifed. 

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