Centering systems for punching tools

Custom-made guide pillar systems

Easy install slide and rolling guide systems

Precision Die-sets from customer drawings

Roller and Ball Cages custom-made

Standard parts for punching tools - precise and durable

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Guide elements

The design according to ISO/DIN standards, with standardized location diameter and tolerances as well as centering aid on pillars and bushes, allow an easy installation and interchangeability. Consistent, reproducible quality and taper on quick-change pillars/retaining bushes – performed in highest precision – guarantee high efficiency. A fixed or movable cage retaining/positioning system allows the exit of roller guides out of the preload.
Slide guide bushes
● With limited stroke speed for long strokes and high forces for pillar diameter 15-63 mm.
● Bronze plated and self-lubricating bushes
Antifriction guides
For smooth, absolute backlash-free running (preload).
● Ball cages: pillar diameter 3-63 mm, axial and rotational movements. In aluminum, brass and plastic. For high speeds
● Roller cages: pillar diameter 15-63 mm, axial movements. Rigidity, stroke frequency, load capacity depending on type of roller. In aluminum and brass

Catalog AFNOR

Catalog DIN/ISO


Centering systems

The new standard for guiding and centering in the punch and form tooling. The round fine centering guarantees precise guidance and even maximum load capacity at centering start – with integrated cage retaining system for exiting the preload.

● Compact, ready to install
● Unlimited opening stroke
● For low-speed applications
● Free roll-off, no stick-slip
● Centering reproducibility within micrometer range
● High initial load capacity and rigidity

● Deep drawing and fine blanking applications
● Hybrid tools, rotary/translation tools
● Plate centering
● Production equipment



Precision die-sets of Agathon are characterized by high accuracy and material quality. Complete processing according to production suitable customer drawings. Depending on the application the die-sets are equipped with slide, ball or roller guide elements.
Standard die-sets
● High damping and load capacity due to high-quality perlite cast iron
● Design according to ISO/DIN/Agathon standards
● Fine punching die-sets for fine blanking
Customer specific
● With machining for the highest quality requirements
● From stress-relieved steel and aluminum, in special alloy with 460-550 N/mm2 tensile strength and other materials (e.g. carbon fiber, etc.)
● Standard die-sets made of cast iron with reworking, according to customer drawings
● Dimensions for small up to medium-sized tools

Catalog (cast iron)

Catalog (steel, aluminum and carbon fiber)

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