asy to design, install, adjust, and maintain, new helical gear stack mold centering devices from D-M-E (Madison Heights, MI) provide engineers and molders with the capability of developing stack molds that needn?t be married to any particular molding machine. Available in 28- and 38-mm helical gear diameters, they can be mounted either with two assemblies on the mold?s center, or with four assemblies?one on each corner. At MassPlastics 2006, D-M-E sources told IMM
that its engineers will work directly with you every step of the way to determine which of the company?s standardized subassemblies performs best with your mold.
Installations are said to be uncomplicated, since standard tools and accessories are used. And the devices are designed to allow mold opening strokes to be easily adjusted while the mold is in the press. The high-quality components used reportedly provide indefatigable service to protect your mold investment. For example, the D-M-E helical gear nuts include a nylon insert, designed to reduce friction and act as a fail-safe.?CK