04223544 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 5 patents.

A reciprocal ram carries a metallic cup on an end thereof axially through a die pack opening and a die ring thereof in a working metal forming stroke, the cup is stripped therefrom and the ram moves reversely through the die ring in a return stroke. An annular lubricant nozzle surrounding the die pack opening forwardly adjacent the die ring directs an annular flow of lubricant continuously axially along and against an angled die ring entrance surface to a die ring forming surface during presence of the cup therein, and over the die ring forming surface and through natural adherence along a die ring angled exit surface during lack of presence of the cup regardless of the ram position in its strokes. The nozzle also preferably directs the lubricant constantly impinging on an exposed leading end surface of the die ring and preferably the outer of nozzle angled and parallel internal annular surfaces is formed by a separately mounted lubricant distribution ring, the exact ring mounting determining the nozzle lubricant direction and flow volume.

Title
Die lubricant nozzle for use in can bodymakers and the like
Application Number
5/609427
Publication Number
4223544
Application Date
September 2, 1975
Publication Date
September 23, 1980
Inventor
Ralph M Main
San Pedro
CA, US
Agent
Mahoney & Schick
Assignee
Standun
CA, US
IPC
B21D 22/28
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