If you’re using the old-fashioned approach to guidance and retention, there’s a better alternative to the time-consuming and costly machining and assembly required by individual guide pins, bushing and spools/keepers.

Our Guided Keepers put it all in a single robust assembly that’s far easier to design with and requires much less time and cost for machining and assembly. They also feature exceptionally high quality construction for greater operating precision and extended performance life.

  1. Retention
  2. Guidance
Guided Keepers feature exceptionally high quality

Less Die Space

With all-in-one guidance and retention, Guided Keepers require less die space than traditional pin, bushing and spool combinations. Guided Keepers can also be placed throughout the pad increasing internal guidance and minimizing pad flex.

Guided Keeper Applications Lifter

Faster Machining and Assembly

Pins, bushings and spools require more machining and more assembly time. Guided Keepers offer huge savings in space, machining and assembly time.

Pins, bushings, and spools

Standard Lifters Guided Keeper

Experience the Difference

Standard Lifters Guided Keepers have proven themselves for 15 years in North America and are now widely used around the world in high volume metal stamping dies. Once customers have experienced the innovation, savings and customer support that come with Standard Lifters Guided Keepers, they never look back.

Standard Lifters’ component integration into the tooling designs is second to none. The Guided Keepers are a game changer for guidance and retention in one, as well as the most robust design across the board. As with all Standard Lifters’ components, they have designed and built the Guided Keepers for robustness and machining work flow in mind.

Sr. Designer, Tooling Supplier

Upper pads and lower lifters with Standard Lifters’ Guided Keepers are much easier to assemble and even easier to disassemble than the old-school ways of the past. We used to have to plan on spools and solid pins and bushings that required more space and certainly more machining and longer assembly.

Shop Foreman, Tooling Supplier

Using Standard Lifters’ Guided Keepers, we have noticed a reduction in press down time for tooling fatigue. They are readily available if a replacement is needed and support our hundreds of stamping tools. Conventional keeper systems don’t offer interchangeability, have longer lead times, and usually require more labor cost to get back in production. Guided Keepers have fixed all of that, and Standard Lifters has been extremely supportive and very responsive when assistance is needed.

Sr. Tooling Engineer, Tier 2 Stamper

Get a Free Sample

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.