Mold Components & Systems
Published: February 26th, 2014
IMS Company says that its new IMS Hydra water cooled circulator will fulfilling an industry need for a more efficient and versatile water circulator. Enabling precise temperature control and accessibility to the operator, this temperature control unit is constructed to maximize operational lifespan and ease-of-use.
Published: January 14th, 2014
Trexel Inc. has introduced its new Trexel T-Series SCF (Super Critical Fluid) delivery system, which is a gas delivery and dosing system based on Trexel's patented technology. The system is designed to convert gaseous CO2 or Nitrogen into a super critical fluid and reportedly precisely doses and injects the critical fluid into the plastizicing unit of the injection molding machine, creating a lower density microcellular material structure in the molded plastic part.
Published: January 8th, 2014
A new round fine centering system that reportedly provides highly accurate backlash-free mold alignment is now available from Agathon Machine Tools. The company says the patent pending system provides shorter cycle times, highly accurate radial bearing side lock, high durability for mass production applications and high initial load capacity and lower total costs. The new design allows for pre-centering of the mold halves for a gentle and synchronous close so injection molded parts are removed without any damage.
Published: January 3rd, 2014
Hasco claims that its new CoolCross Z99 opens up a range of new possibilities for the user when it comes to designing cooling systems for injection molds.
The supplier of metric mold plates, mold bases, components and hot runner systems and controls says that for the first time, it is possible to have cooling channels crossing each other on the same plane in a flexible and inexpensive manner without any major outlay on production.
Published: November 12th, 2012
Moldmakers can now save time by incorporating the new Versa-Slide standard slide assemblies from DME Company instead of the different slides that many customers have been creating on their own.
Published: August 15th, 2012
DME Company has introduced its new Open Gate Hot Runner System, which comes pre-wired for faster and easier installation. Available with front- and rear-loaded nozzle heater options and in "A" dimensions from 52-500 mm, the system is intended for customers who want a system with minimal set-up time but don't need a full hot half system with plates. DME says the system also "boosts reliability in sequential filling and family mold applications."
Published: August 15th, 2012
Every molder knows that fast cycle times are all about the cooling, and to help get the heat out Progressive Components offers its latest Bubbler Base designed for maximum cooling flow rates and ease of mold assembly and disassembly. The Bubbler Base accepts attachment of a thin-wall cascade tube in order to optimally cool long, round mold cores. The Bubbler Base comes in two installation styles to suit assembly and disassembly preferences, in four diameters each.
Published: July 12th, 2012
A chance meeting at a trade show has brought a coating technology that originated in the semiconductor industry into injection molding, giving mold components an inert, lubricious coating that eliminates the need for grease in medical and packaging applications, among others.
Published: June 20th, 2012
Citing its commitment to being a one-stop shop that provides "the industry's broadest product range and value," DME Molding Supplies has added two new Smartflow cooling products to its product line.
Published: June 13th, 2012
At Amerimold 2012 (June 13-14; Novi, MI), DME Company (Booth 307) showcased a new, 16-Zone Hydraulic Valve Gate Sequencer, which is aimed at processors seeking greater precision in sophisticated molding applications.
The increase in of timer-based zones from four to 16 includes control over electronics to match the hydraulic zone instead of using physical timers per zone, giving more responsive control of more valve gates.