Spirex Technical Center Installs Twinshot® Technology on KraussMaffei 320-1900
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8469 Southern Blvd., P.O. Box 9130
Youngstown, OH, 44512
Press release date: August 5, 2008
Youngstown, OHIO: The unique in-house research laboratory of Spirex Corporation has established a technology partnership to provide injection molders the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of Twinshot® Technology capabilities by processing parts on a KraussMaffei 320-1900 machine.
The KraussMaffei injection molding machine, newly fitted with a Twinshot® System, encompasses not only standard applications, but also a diversity of process variants and applications. Consequently, molders testing parts with Twinshot® Technology will achieve a production-grade product for accurate evaluations.
The KraussMaffei 320-1900, one of numerous molding systems in the Spirex Research Testing Lab, features a screw diameter of 60mm x 26.6:1 L/D, a maximum RPM of 195, and a maximum shot weight of 700g/24.7oz. PS. Its platen size is 41.73" x 43.11".
About Twinshot® Technology:
Twinshot® patented technology is a cost-effective process developed to provide processors and OEMs a distinct competitive advantage by significantly reducing part cost while improving product quality. Twinshot® feaures a single injection unit, multi-material molding system that can be easily retrofit to existing screw/barrel injection molding machines.
This technique removes the obstacles to widespread co-injection utilization while preserving all of the traditional benefits. Simplicity and low cost differentiate this unique technology from other co-injection processes. With Twinshot® Technology, virtually any custom or proprietary molder can afford multi-material molding equipment.
Spirex is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing complete plasticating systems and solutions that include screws, front-end components and barrels for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding. Headquartered in Youngstown Ohio, the company also remanufactures plasticating components; offers complete laboratory services, including rheology and melt flow analysis; online optical dispersion testing; lab trials; and training programs.
Twinshot® patented technology is available only from Spirex. Twinshot Technologies is a business unit of Rifton NY-based Community Enterprises, LLC. In addition to developing and marketing the Twinshot multi-material molding process, the company also produces educational play equipment and specialized equipment for children with disabilities. Visit Twinshot at www.twinshot.com.
In addition to extensive additional Twinshot® technology information, a Twinshot® return-on-investment calculator, product application photography, and a visually-helpful process animation can be found by logging onto www.spirex.com
For more information about Twinshot® Technology or other Spirex products or services, contact Mark R. Colella, General Manager, Spirex Corporation, 8469 Southern Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44512 USA. Phone: 330-726-4000; Fax: 330-726-9437; or Email: email@example.com.
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