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1. (WO2017040780) FLOATING CLAMP RING ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040780    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049895
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B21D 22/00
B21D 22/20
B21D 22/28
B21D 22/30
B21D 51/24
B21D 51/26
B21D 51/44
B21J 13/00
Applicants: PRIDE ENGINEERING, LLC
Inventors: ZAUHAR, Mark
BALAMUT, Russ
GADOW, Dave
Title: FLOATING CLAMP RING ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A clamp ring assembly for use in a can bottom forming assembly comprising a clamp ring retainer, a clamp ring having a biasing assembly and an inner dome die. The clamp ring floats with, respect to the clamp ring retainer to accommodate off-center contact by the punch and to center the punch at the end of the ram stroke. A slightly conic-ally shaped inner dome die structure or dome plug may be provided to further center the punch at the end of the ram stroke.