Application

Tapered Pilot Assemblies

Tapered pilot

Used to locate sheet metal stock. Ideal for transfer tooling.

Tapered Pilot Assemblies close up

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Standard Tapered Pilots sizes in stock

Standard sizes and in-stock

Ideal taper

The lift transition taper is 3 degrees, which prevents the stock from binding without trading off pilot robustness and enables commonality across all tooling.

Tapered Pilot illustration with ideal 3 degree taper

Tapered Pilot features

Design features

  1. Off the shelf — ideal 3-degree taper
  2. Small footprint
  3. Single- or dual-screw options
  4. Heavy-duty, one-piece M2 design

These are saving us a lot of press downtime. Easy to unscrew and grab another one from the crib and then we can get back going again. I’d highly recommend them for all transfer tooling.

Toolroom Supervisor, Tier 1 Stamper

We really like using these long pilots. It saves us time in design not having to create a custom pilot/print, and SL has plenty of diameters and lifts to cover what we need.

Designer, Tooling Supplier

Benefits

Stamper

  • Purchased component commonality
  • Ideal and robust 3-degree taper design
  • Simple in-press removal and swap

 

 

Designer/Tooling Supplier

  • Purchased component — eliminates “custom” lead time
  • Design flexibility with multiple diameters and lifts
  • Cost effective with simple machining

Options

Pilot diameters

10mm

13mm

16mm

20mm

.375"

.500"

.625"

.750"

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Usage Guidelines & Recommendations

Max. Stock Thickness to Tapered Pilot Diameter

Pilot Diameter Max. Recommended
Stock Thickness
10mm / .375” 1.9mm / .075”
13mm / .500” 2.5mm / .100”
16mm / .625” 3.2mm / .125”
20mm / .75” 3.8mm / .150”

The above maximum stock thickness is a recommendation based on typical die conditions.

Lifts

13mm

25mm

40mm

50mm

65mm

75mm

0.5"

1.0"

1.5"

2.0"

2.5"

3.0"

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Pricing examples

Tapered Pilot 10mm

Starting at $40

PA-T 10mm with 13mm Lift
Tapered Pilot 13mm

Starting at $44

PA-T 13mm with 25mm Lift
Tapered Pilot 0.625"

Starting at $48

PA-T .625” with 1.0” Lift
Tapered Pilot 0.750"

Starting at $83

PA-T .750” with 3.0” Lift
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