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Punch Press Die Setter Course Objective:

  • Increase the knowledge of punch press operations and requirements
  • Reduce the time required to set-up the press
  • Reduce scrap
  • Reduce accidents and damage to tooling and machinery.

Program Content:
  • Understanding the legal requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Key points of the Canadian Standards Association Code for Power Press Operation: Health, Safety, and Guarding Requirements
  • Parts of the press (hydraulic and mechanical presses)
  • Functions of press component parts
  • Danger of incorrect shut height adjustment and pitfalls
  • Pre shift inspections
  • Importance of lock-out procedures and when required
  • Use of blocking devices
  • Methods of set up
  • Proper clamping methods
  • Adjusting the air-counterbalance system
  • Checking safety devices
  • Types of guards and guarding devices
  • Entrapment rescue requirements for non members of the rescue team


Suggested Participants:

Press operators, die setters, supervisors, group leaders, and health & safety committee members.

Duration For The Punch Press Certification?

· 1 day (maximum group size is 20)

Advanced Training For Punch Press Operators / Die Setters

Course Objectives:

Significantly Increase the knowledge of punch press operations and requirements through theoretical training

  • Reduce scrap
  • Increase professionalism of personnel
  • Improve set up time and methods of set up
  • Reduce accidents and damage to machinery and tooling

Program Outline:

  • Understanding the legal requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations
  • Key points of the Canadian Standards Association Code for Power Press Operation: Health, Safety, and Guarding Requirements
  • Parts of the mechanical press, advanced understanding of the parts of the press (crankshaft, gears, ram adjustment, counterbalance system, brake monitor etc,)
  • Parts of the hydraulic press, advanced understanding of the parts of the punch press (reservoir, hydraulic cylinders, etc,)
  • How to conduct pre shift inspections
  • Lock-out procedures and following the procedures correctly
  • Use of blocking devices and proper installation
  • Understanding the different types of guards and guarding devices and how they operate
  • Understanding their role in an entrapment rescue situation
  • Proper set up and clamping of dies in the machine
  • How to adjust the air-counterbalance system and the different types of counterbalance systems
  • Housekeeping
  • Material Handling basics
  • Use of auxiliary equipment (feeders, straighteners, uncoilers etc)
  • Use of knock out bars
  • Cushions and nitrogen springs
  • Die protection

Suggested Participants:

Press operators, die setters, supervisors, group leaders, and health & safety committee members.

Course Duration:

Two days (maximum group size is 20)

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Press / Die Setter - Power Press Training Locations:

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