MGS Mfg., Germantown, Wis., a supplier of portable add-on injection units and tooling components, has rolled out a new service to supply custom systems for standard, multi-component, and insert molding in horizontal and vertical configurations. Its new Modular Molding System (MMS) integrates the entire cell—including tooling, jigs, fixtures, injection barrels, control panel, and the support frame. It can be a stand-alone system or integrated with an existing press. In some cases the clamping can be integrated into the tool, so a standard press can be eliminated.
The company’s Universal Multishot System (UMS), a portable injection unit, can be designed in horizontal or vertical configurations and delivers shot sizes from about 0.5 g to 36 oz. Other UMS components include vertical and horizontal rotary platens, core-pull and valve-gate controls, and robot integration.