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Machinery OEM to market Staubli's QMC systemMilacron has reached an agreement to market Staubli's QMC 121 magnetic mold clamping system. The QMC system is suitable for machines ranging from 40- to 400...


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January 1, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

Machinery OEM to market Staubli’s QMC system

Milacron has reached an agreement to market Staubli’s QMC 121 magnetic mold clamping system. The QMC system is suitable for machines ranging from 40- to 4000-ton clamping force. Staubli’s technology employs patented technology to concentrate magnetic force and a flux monitoring system that minimizes the possibility of operator error.

“After comprehensive testing, we concluded that Staubli’s system for clamping molds onto inejction molding machine platens will become a dominant technology, as molders meet demands for shorter JIT production runs and reduced mold-change times,” said Robert Grumski, Milacron’s process support business unit manager.

Research in new materials gets $20-million boost

The Ontario government has promised almost $7 million to help establish a network of university researchers and industrial entrepreneurs dedicated to realizing the commercial potential of emerging materials. The Emerging Materials Knowledge Network (EMK) is an initiative led and managed by Materials and Manufacturing Ontario. MMO and industry partners will contribute $13.7 million to the EMK venture.

The network will also enhance research capacity by hiring 36 new faculty members and training other researchers at participating universities.