Need Help?
(636) 386-8022 (636) 386-8022

Hilma is a worldwide market leader in quick die change systems and products. We offer a full range of die clamping and handling systems in the industry for applications with mechanical presses, hydraulic presses, forging presses, injection molding machines and die cast machines. In recent years, to survive in today’s competitive worldwide market, manufacturers are reducing inventory costs by running smaller batch sizes and making shorter production runs. One way to maximize press uptime in an environment like this is to implement faster more effective die changes.



Learn more about Quick Die Change




Hydraulic Clamping Elements (Stationary)

Hydraulic clamping elements, which are installed in a fixed position, e.g. on press beds of machines. Compact and well-proved clamping elements with maximum clamping forces, e.g. wedge clamps, clamping bars, double-T bars, spring clamping cylinders, extending clamps, wedge swing clamps, pivot and pull clamps.  
See Products.

Hydraulic Clamping Elements (Adjustable)

Hydraulic clamping elements, which are positioned by moving them in T-slots provided on the press/machine. Ideal for retrofitting without the need to standardise die widths. For example hollow piston cylinders, sliding clamps, clamping systems and pusher chains, adjusting spindles or pneumatic cylinders.
See Products.

Hydraulic Clamping Elements (Integrated)

Hydraulic clamping elements, which are integrated in the press/machine. The design ensures an optimum utilisation of the bed without any colliding edges during die positioning.
See Products.

Electromechanical Clamping Elements

Electro-mechanical clamping elements for maximum operational reliability as a result of mechanical self-locking. Recommended for applications where a hydraulic system cannot be used.
See Products.

Mechanical Clamping Elements

Mechanical clamping elements of compact design with high power density. High clamping forces and convenient use are of prime importance. For example sliding clamps, high-pressure spindles, clamping nuts.
See Products.

Power Units

Hydraulic or pneumatic-hydraulic power units of compact design, ready for connection. Suitable for the control of all of the listed clamping elements. Individual solutions are possible by using the unique modular system.
See Products.


Accessories for installation of hydraulic clamping elements, e.g. hoses, tubes, couplings, quick disconnects, pressure switches, valves and control elements.
See Products.

Die Handling

Die handling, e.g. roller bars, ball bars, ball inserts, carrying consoles and die carts. Everything for a convenient and safe die change.
See Products.