K Show Report: Husky expanding "Index" concept to Tandem line
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At this year's show, Husky Injection Molding Systems is running its Tandem Molding System on a Qaudloc machine to p...
At this year’s show, Husky Injection Molding Systems is running its Tandem Molding System on a Qaudloc machine to produce the left and right door panels for the Renault Megane. As interesting as the application is, just as interesting is what is not being shown: the extension of the rotating platen concept used in Husky’s PET Index machine to a Qualoc Tandem machine. The new machine, called the Quadloc Tandem Index (QTI), rotates cores after injection, allowing the third side to be used for secondary operations, such as painting or part insertion, according to Pierre Viaud-Murat, senior marketing analyst for Husky.
Husky is currently running a 3150-ton QTI-machine in molding trials for a customer.
"We’re developing this machine in response to customer’s and OEM’s need to reduce costs," said Viaud-Murat. "We hope to have this commercial soon."