Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc.

Extrusion Tooling Designer and Manufacturer

New Tool Cart Program for Guill Customers

West Warwick, RI — Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. has a customized tool cart program to accompany its complete line of advanced tooling plus replacement parts. The tool cart program enables reduced set-up time, easier maintenance and better organization of tools and replacement parts. Customers who want to improve tooling maintenance, service ability, and bottom line results are now purchasing tool carts to support and handle their tooling equipment, supplies, and spare part orders.


According to Bill Conley, Guill’s Sales Manager, “The beauty of the tool cart setup is when a die requires cleaning it can be easily and accurately swapped out. A clean new die can just as easily be swapped in quickly regardless of its size or weight.”


“That’s especially important when a large self-contained extrusion system, weighing as much as 7,000 lbs. or more, needs to be changed, cleaned, or moved,” Conley stresses. “Whether it’s a large or small tooling application, Guill utilizes FEA design and tests all equipment to meet the most exacting extrusion performance standards, thereby adding more overall profitability to the bottom line for customers.”


In the Guill cart program the following components are available:


Swing Gates—allows components that are unbolted to swing freely to the side for cleaning or replacement.


Rails—allows large plate dies that are unbolted to slide apart for cleaning or replacement.


Catenary Adjustment—allows the die to be tilted on the fly for extrusion at a downward angle, compensating for the sagging effect due to the force of gravity.


Hoists—allows parts to be safely loaded and unloaded


Stress Analysis—FEA design and testing is utilized for all equipment to meet the exact extrusion application required.


Optional Equipment—includes screw jacks, hydraulics, and pneumatics to fit the specific tooling application.


Special removal tools are available to allow parts to separate easily, despite their tendency to adhere to components, especially on long/close tolerance diameters.


“All tool holders and tool carts hold true to the Mantras of Lean Manufacturing: A place for everything and everything in its place,” Guill officials conclude.


Guill also manufactures tips, dies, and breaker plates using state-of-the-art computerized CNC machining and EDM equipment.


Guill uses the latest CAD/FEA/CFD systems for designing all of its custom-designed extrusion products, such as crossheads, tips, clamps, flanges, air wipes, forming rolls, spiderless inline dies, dies, swing gates, breaker plates, special equipment, and sizing dies.


Guill received ISO certification in 1995, the first major extrusion tooling company worldwide to meet those international standards. The company has long been recognized as one of the leading established designers and manufacturers of custom extrusion tooling for all types of applications including: wire, cable, fiber optics, medical tube, wood composites, automotive tube, plastics compounding, custom applications, rubber, profile, industrial pipe, hose & tube, blow molding, food and packaging.


The company also provides education and training for the extrusion industry with plastic and aluminum model heads, fully illustrated operating manuals for step-by-step assembly and disassembly, training videotapes, as well as classes on the care and cleaning of extrusion tooling.


Founded in Rhode Island in 1962 by A. Roger Guillemette, Guill was established as a job shop that supplied tips, dies, crossheads, and replacement parts to the wire and cable, and plastics and rubber industries in New England. Today, Guill supplies the entire U.S. and Canadian market and offers worldwide distribution through appointed representatives.


For a free evaluation, technical product sheets, and general information—or for the name of a representative in your area—please contact Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. at 10 Pike Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 (USA). Tel: (401) 828-7600. Fax: (401) 823-5310. Email:;

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