Injection Molding: New App Gives Machine Operating Data Anywhere, Anytime
The German parent of Boy Machines will introduce in February its Status App, which provides 24/7 remote production monitoring of Boy injection presses. The app sends data to the Boy server in Germany, from which it is visible on any internet-connected device. Even older Boy machines with analog controls can be connected via the app.
Data visible with the app include the ID of the article being molded, target and actual quantities of parts produced, number of parts remaining in the job, and percent effectiveness.
If you were buying an injection molding machine 20 years ago, you had to decide between a toggle or fully hydraulic clamp and that was pretty much it.
Modifications to the common core pin can be a simple solution, but don’t expect all resins to behave the same. Gas assist is also worth a try.
First find out if they are the result of trapped gas or a vacuum void. Then follow these steps to get rid of them.