Canadian Plastics

Injection Molding (July 01, 2003)

FAST-CYCLING HYBRID IMMMitsubishi's new EM series machines combine overlapping functions and high accuracy mold clamping for faster cycles on a range of larger tonnage injection molding machines.To ac...

July 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



FAST-CYCLING HYBRID IMM

Mitsubishi’s new EM series machines combine overlapping functions and high accuracy mold clamping for faster cycles on a range of larger tonnage injection molding machines.

To achieve faster cycles, the mold closing and opening, core movement, and tie-bar nut movement are all performed at high speed. A function called Peakless Pressure Control allows high speed filling. Cooling time can be reduced due to the uniform, low temperature plasticating of the UB screw.

Mold opening and closing are controlled by servo motors, providing superior accuracy of position. The means that even at high-speed settings, the stop position is very repeatable and robot chucking errors are eliminated.

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The EM line is available in 720, 950 and 1200 tons.

Barway Plastic Equipment Inc. 450-455-1396 Dier International Plastics 905-474-9874

NEED TRACEABILITY? HERE IT IS

For plastics processors that need to maintain secure, paperless production records to meet specific regulatory requirements, such as the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 and CGMP, or for quality and product liability administration, American MSI and Sumitomo Plastics Machinery demonstrated several industrial IT solutions at NPE.

“Manufacturers face increasing requirements for traceability, the rigorous paperless documentation and tracking of manufacturing processes, and secure production data,” states Serge Jonnaert, American MSI’s executive vice-president of marketing. “Traceability implies the need for a higher degree of security, requiring a fundamental shift in industrial networking and application architectures.”

The two companies showed Celltrack PRO, a software application for paperless production records management; Recipe PRO, an application for cell configuration and replication; and Nexus, a hardware and software solution for secure data collection, centralized user rights management and authentication.

American MSI Corp. 805-523-9593

HOT RUNNER SYSTEM HAS UNRIVALLED THERMAL UNIFORMITY

The Master-Series line of hot runner systems from Mold-Masters are said to raise the bar for hot runner performance. The line is equipped with high-heat tips with corrosion-resistant coatings and removable manifold plugs. It achieves unsurpassed thermal uniformity by using a patent-pending Conductive Infusion Coating (CIC) process.

Master-Series offers a leak-proof system with precise gate control, multi-material manifold design, an expanded processing window and superior cycle times.

Mold-Masters Ltd. 905-877-0185


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