Fully Automated Mold-Change Is Here
The highlight of Stäubli’s booth is a fully automated demonstration cell for SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Die). Networked Industry 4.0-compatible components coordinate a number of individual processes for operating the robotics, sensors, magnetic clamping, rapid connection devices, robot tool changers, trolleys, and electrical connections. The system detects the condition of the mold, the molding force of the magnetic clamping, and numerous other factors; so that any fault, such as failure to reach correct operating temperature, is recognized early.
The reason you dry certain plastics is to get the moisture out. But why does the moisture have to be taken out before processing?
Most molders work with two parameters for establishing second-stage pressure. But within Scientific Molding there are actually four.
It may seem like a dull topic, but it will overcome the emotional experience that follows when you put a new mold into a machine and you find out there is not enough barrel capacity to make a full shot.