Molding Equipment

Materials & Material Processing

All-Electric 110 Ton Vertical IMM features 2-station rotary table.

February 10, 2015

In addition to its vertical toggle system that allows lowering of table height to 3.4 ft from ground (including leveling pads), MDVR110S7000 features table width that accommodates placement of molds up to 33.64 x 33.64 in. on platen. Table rotation speed is <1 sec, and ultra low-speed injection capability rate down to .01 mm/sec is possible. Dual independent injection profiles can be set for A and B halves, allowing molder to finish job without making mold repairs or adjustments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Materials & Material Processing

Mold Tooling is designed for IP67 Mil Spec connectors.

November 11, 2014

Mold tooling for IP67 mil spec circular connectors includes Glenair Mighty Mouse series. Built to withstands harsh environments, injection molded solution for ruggedized lightweight connectors eliminates mechanical strain reliefs and heat shrink boots. Customers can also add logos, thumb pads, and features for connecting protective dust caps via threaded nut embedded into overmold. Capability of embedding PCB assemblies into overmolded connectors is also available. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Alloy Material enhances metal injection molded component quality.

June 6, 2014

Used for components produced via metal injection molding (MIM), Tribaloy®T-400® low-carbon, cobalt-chromium-molybdenum material serves applications requiring wear and corrosion resistance in temperatures reaching up to 800°C. MIM process helps alleviate design limitations by allowing creation of complete Tribaloy®T-400® component while avoiding machining difficulties as well as variability of thermal process. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Moldmaking Silicone exhibits versatile properties.

April 29, 2014

To accommodate applications requiring flowable or brushable moldmaking material, 2-component QM 132T has 10:1 mix ratio by weight and can obtain either thixotropic or flowable properties via 3 catalyst options. Tear-resistant silicone rubber, as flexible, translucent moldmaking material, works with polyester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins as casting materials and cures at room temperature. Work life is ~35 min before material doubles in viscosity, and demold time ranges from 12–16 hr. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

TPE Compounds target automotive manufacturers.

March 3, 2014

Based on styrenic TPE chemistry, Sarlink® Thermoplastic Elastomers exhibit strength and elasticity comparable to TPVs, but provide smoother part surfaces and equivalent or better long-term UV stability. Products come in variety of custom-matched colors and generally do not require pre-drying. Featuring service temperature up to 100°C, TPE-S compound types include: high-performance extrusion, general-purpose extrusion, high-performance injection molding, and general-purpose injection molding. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

COC Injection Molding Grade Resin has internal mold release.

January 24, 2014

Formulated to deliver balance of clarity, flow, and processability, TOPAS 5013L-10 cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resin is intended for injection molding of components for optical, diagnostic, and microfluidic markets. Heat deflection temperature is 127°C, light transmission is 91%, and melt viscosity permits production of ultrathin light guide plates for displays in mobile devices. Product also exhibits low birefringence and high molding accuracy (submicron detail replication). Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Round Fine Centering System suits mold making applications.

January 14, 2014

Heat resistant up to 302°F, Round Fine Centering System provides accurate backlash-free mold alignment, accurate radial bearing side lock, and high initial load capacity. Design allows for pre-centering of mold halves for gentle and synchronous close so injection molded parts are removed without damage. Since system is not limited to 4 corners of mold, mold maker can place unit where there will be more deflection, providing rigidity, optimized open and closure, and minimal wear. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Single-Screw Single-Barrel Retrofit supports co-injection.

December 16, 2013

Available as option on new injection molding machines and as retrofit, Twinshot™ System replaces standard screw and barrel with counterparts designed to produce 2-component part in single molding cycle with single screw, single shot, and single recovery. System is limited to A-B-A sandwich structures and cannot be used for hot-runner molding or on equipment with L/D ratios less than 20:1. Within these limitations, Twinshot can process wide range of resin and color combinations. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Molding System suits high-volume PET preform production.

November 20, 2013

Facilitating equipment upgrades while preserving floor space and promoting viable production, HyPET® HPP5 supports use of molds from previous generation products. Polaris™ HMI features 19 in. color LCD, intuitive layout, and ability to monitor/control auxiliaries. Along with integrated Altanium™ temperature controller, features include CoolPik® unit with refrigerator combined cooling and dehumidification. Integrated solution for extended mold life promotes performance and reduce maintenance. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Services

Polyphenylene Sulfide reaches crystallinity without hot oil.

October 21, 2013

With Fortron® ICE Improved Crystallization Evolution Grades, injection molders that use hot molding systems, operating at temperatures greater than 275°F, can minimize cycle times and number of broken parts. Molders with cold injection units, operating at temperatures from 194–275°F, can achieve full crystallization. In addition to chemical and thermal resistance, semi-crystalline polymer offers high hardness and rigidity with low creep and moisture absorption. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Stretch Rod Cylinder Replacement serves blow molding applications.

October 7, 2013

Designed to fit Krones® bottle blowing machines, field-reparable Series BCK offers single pressure operation is engineered for extended service life. Features include aluminum alloy head, built-in shock pads that absorb impact energy and eliminate metal-to-metal contact, and cushion controls that reduce field adjustment errors. Retract cylinder speed is set at factory with fixed port orifice, eliminating need for adjustment, and food-grade lubricant is used throughout. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Replacement Transfer Arm supports blow molding applications.

June 19, 2013

Designed to fit most Sidel® Series2 machines, BST2 Transfer Arm minimizes maintenance and downtime in stretch blow mold applications. Unit features roller bearing style assembly for rigidity, one-piece welded base, and bumper stop for both extend and retract motions. Transfer arm head includes oversized radial ball bearings, replaceable hardened jaw stop, and replaceable spring posts. Designed to operate over 20 million cycles, arm provides vertical height adjustment to eliminate shim packs. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Molding Machines offer air amplification option.

April 23, 2013

Available as option for Hunter HLM linear-motion machine as well as retrofit for XL automated matchplate molding machines, JetSlinger™ air amplification apparatus is based on Venturi principle that accelerates sand into cope and drag flasks on machines. Impact-assisted, perpendicular flask filling ensures optimized pattern definition with uniform mold hardness and surface integrity. In contrast to conventional blow fill machines, no shroud, seals, or vented flask assemblies are required. Read More

Robotics, Materials & Material Processing

Four-Axis Robot provides sustained 200 picks per minute.

April 18, 2013

Designed to handle operations with small parts under 1 kg, TP80 Fast Picker provides 800 mm reach with 100 mm stroke. Unlike parallel robots with multi-arm designs, TP80 does not interfere with line of vision of camera. Slim forearm enables robot to access confined areas, such as slotted machine openings. Electrical, pneumatic, and I/O connections are available on tool flange with all cables running inside arm. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Automated Matchplate Molding Machine features smooth operation.

April 11, 2013

Minimizing maintenance while promoting stability, HLM Series combines and integrates magnetically coupled rodless cylinders and linear bearings for movements of squeeze platen, cope flask, sand measuring hopper, and other components on machine. Separation of hydraulic power system facilitates maintenance, while linear motion-operated, programmable access doors maximize operator protection. Linear motion machine also features CESAR™ vacuum pattern spray recovery system. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Hot-Runner Nozzles offer options to suit various applications.

December 7, 2012

Available as mono nozzles for simple applications and for injection moulding tools with hot runners, Techni Shot nozzles enable immersion depths up to 300 mm to be achieved and medium-sized mouldings up to ~1,700 g shot weight per nozzle to be produced. Open torpedo tips for needle valve applications are available, as are various tip geometries, materials, and screw-on gate chambers. Options enable optimum heat conduction in gate area to be combined with resistance to abrasive wear. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Mold Release Agents and Sealers help produce polyurethane foams.

November 26, 2012

Loctite® Frekote® PU7000™ is designed for open cell or gloss surface foams, while PU7001™ release agent and PU7200™ mold sealer are suited for flexible polyurethane or semi-rigid polyurethane foams. Spray applied at temperatures from 95-149°F are thermally stable to 450°F and dry in 30 sec when exposed to ambient moisture at 110°F. Solvent-based polymers offer low mold buildup and minimal transfer during production of polyurethane foams and thermoplastic resins, coatings, and films. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Standardized Slides aid moldmakers with complex applications.

October 26, 2012

Available as complete assembly or individual components, Versa-Slide® Standard Slide Assemblies support precise alignment of mold opening and closing functions. With 10 different overall widths, components can be mixed to form thousands of combinations. Sliding mechanics are finish ground, with 0.005 in. grind stock left on overall width, bottom of wear plate, and slide angle. Read More

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Laser Texturing Machine handles oversized molds.

October 12, 2012

With mechanical design and digitized process, 5-axis LASER 4000 5Ax adds unique and various textures to oversized molds for range of components covers for automotive and other industries. Unit enables components as large as 3 x 4 m and as heavy as 18 tons to remain stationary on floor while machine's axes move around it, texturing on all part sides if required. Additionally, functionality is capable of 3D distortion of texture and masters texture direction related to part shape. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Rotary Platen supports multi-component applications.

September 10, 2012

Available in 7 standard sizes ranging from 850-2,500 mm, Varian Turntable fits machines from 330-3,300 tons. Servo-driven cycling turntable features stainless steel rotary union, remote operator pendant control, and accuracy and motion needed for multi-component injection molding. Unit can be flush mounted on moving platen as modular component of system, making it suitable for retrofit applications or new machines. Read More