Two-Shot Press Overmolds TPE, LSR, or Rubber

A new all-electric multi-shot machine with a rotary table designed to overmold LSR, rubber, or TPE onto a rigid thermoplastic or thermoset (like polyester BMC) was introduced at Fakuma by Billion of France, represented here by Oak Tree Consulting, Dundee, Mich.

A new all-electric multi-shot machine with a rotary table designed to overmold LSR, rubber, or TPE onto a rigid thermoplastic or thermoset (like polyester BMC) was introduced at Fakuma by Billion of France, represented here by Oak Tree Consulting, Dundee, Mich. The machine configuration is aimed at producing overmolded automotive seals. The 165-ton 2-shot Select 150T model arranges the two electric injection units in a “V” configuration for space savings while thermally isolating the upper and lower cylinders from one another. Materials can be switched from LSR to rubber or TPE, etc. by changing the screw and barrel. The Select machine has a newly designed clamp with an indexing plate. Billion also plans to roll out a new controller and 50- and 400-ton Select models next year; the line currently runs from 75 to 300 tons. (734) 529-5352 • www.oaktreellc.com

Oak Tree Consulting, LLC
14487 Stowell Rd. P.O. Box 144
Dundee, MI 48131
Phone (734) 529-5352 Fax (734) 529-5396 

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