Patent Number: 6,170,392

Title: Upper slide drive rod and spacer design

Abstract: A drive rod composed of segments joined together to form a single length for use in a mechanical press. The individual drive rod segments may be separated for ease of assembly into the mechanical press or for servicing the mechanical press. In addition, a split locating collar is used for removably attaching the drive rod to the upper slide of a mechanical press. Drive rod length and slide shutheight may be changed by utilizing spacer elements.

Inventors: Watercutter; Brian A. (Minster, OH), Burns; Bradley A. (Wapakoneta, OH)

Assignee: The Minster Machine Company

International Classification: B30B 1/28 (20060101); B30B 1/26 (20060101); B30B 007/04 (); B30B 001/28 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018