These demountable guide posts are designed to run in both plain and ball bearing systems. They are manufactured from high quality hardened steel and finish ground for a high precision finish. The diameters that are used in ball bearing applications are drilled and tapped on the working end for the mounting of the ball cage washer assembly. This unique mounting method permits the ball cage, except when under preload, to freely rotate 360 degrees around the guide post, thus eliminating scoring or tracking of the guide post surface.
There are two ways of mounting the demountable posts into the die set: they can be either held in place with toe clamps and screws or they can be mounted using a retainer plug. Either mounting option offers the benefit of easy removal, even multiple times without damaging or distorting the mounting holes in the die set, thus simplifying die building and maintenance. Demountable posts are also used to replace press fit posts when the press fit hole has been damaged and the straight pin no longer fits securely in the hole.