Weiss-Aug uses a innovative Reel to reel insert molding which is a molding process where a leadframe or carrier is fed automatically from one or more reels, through a multi-cavity mold, where plastic is over-molded onto the leadframe or carrier. It is then re-reeled onto the receiving reel(s), and shipped directly to the customer on a reel or fed into secondary forming and cutoff equipment for further processing.
Parts can be shipped loose or in custom designed packaging trays or tubes. Reel to reel insert molding technology has reduced costs and enabled our customers to automate assembly operations that were previously extremely labor intensive or not economical.
Process Highlights are as follows; Weiss-Aug can handle extremely small and complex, as well as larger insert molded parts can be economically and consistently produced in a continuous fashion, with little or no need for added labor. We have in line forming, cutoff and/or packaging operation, a complex sensoring and vision systems ensure mold safety and product quality. Parts can be delivered on a reel, or loose and custom packaged in boxes, tubes, trays, tape and reel, etc. A Combination of different leadframes can be molded simultaneously and requires only (1) top and bottom mold half versus rotary which usually requires (2) bottom halves.