MOLD MAINTENANCE

PCS Company Launches New Website

The mold component supplier says the new site will feature faster load times and a more user friendly experience, including a responsive design that allows users to view it on any device.

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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Leaf-Spring Roll Stopper Holds Slides in Place

Meusburger’s leaf-spring roll-stopper slide retainers come in two different variations with three different thicknesses of leaf spring.

Non-Magnetic Quick Mold Change

PFA says its new Hydra-Jaws quick mold change (QMC) system targets molds made from non-magnetic materials such as aluminum or ones with insulator plates and rough or uneven surfaces.

Self-Adjusting Precision Lifter

DME’s Accualign lifter features a multi-axis self-adjustment system that compensates for misalignment. 

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Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 2

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break and How to Prevent It, Part 3

Here we focus on forces, friction, surface finish, and lubrication.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break And How to Prevent It, Part 2

Here’s the when and how to reduce the unsupported length of pins.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break...and How to Prevent It, Part 1

In part one of this four-part series, we focus on the molding machine and the ejection system as culprits.

Tooling: Hot Sprues—Mold a Disk or Not?

Having a hot sprue shut off against the parting line versus intentionally molding a thin disk has been the subject of controversy for many years.

How Sprue Pullers Help Prevent Molding Issues: Part 2

A vital secondary function of sprue pullers is to act as a cold well to trap solidified material left in the machine-nozzle tip.

Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 2

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.
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Injection Molding: Mold Mover Made More Ergonomic

RUD’s newest Tool Mover reduced the height of the working surface on the smallest model to 595 mm (about 2 ft).

Solving Issues with Gloss

Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.
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Bigger, Faster, Lower-Cost Robots at K 2019

Three, four, five and six axes; high speed and high payload capacities; low-cost models; and collaborative robots made news at K. There were also QMC systems and AGVs.

Injection Molding: Magnetized Elevation Pads Simplify Support of Molds & Machinery

Rhino Feet from Molders Choice support up to 7000 lb and have a molded-in magnet to stick to ferrous surfaces.

Cart & Pump/Filter System Mobilize Cooling-Passage Cleaning

iD Additives Inc., LaGrange, Ill., is featuring its new iD Eco-Pro 360 Cart with an integrated pump/filter system at PLASTEC West.

iD Additives Names PCS Company the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Rust Removal System

Effective immediately, PCS is the exclusive distributor to injection molders and moldmakers in the U.S. for iD Additives’ iD Eco-Pro 360 rust removal systems.

Tooling: Compound Lowers Friction and Torque Between Metal Components

Slide Products’ Aluminum Anti-Seize Compound is said to be ideal for applications where non-similar metals are in contact.

Hillenbrand Inc. to Acquire Milacron Holdings

Milacron joins Coperion, Rotex, and other industrial holdings under the Hillenbrand umbrella.

Tooling: Non-flammable Mold Cleaner and Rust-Preventive Spray

This product does not need to be cleaned off the mold, saving time and cutting out hazardous solvents.

Cleaning: Dry Ice Blaster Offers Variable Particle-Size Control

Dial in the precise particle size for different cleaning jobs—molds, screws, and parts.

System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics

New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.