Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. said its new approach to molding hinged, flip-top lids for wet-wipes containers can lead to a 10-15 percent increase in output and can cut needed floor space 15-25 percent.
Most flip-top lids are injection molded and either free-dropped or removed by a robot. A separate machine outside the injection press then is used to close the lids. But Husky said free-dropping can damage or contaminate the parts, or even cause them to jam in the closing machine. Robots can increase cycle time and floor space and add costs.
Husky modified its Swing-Chutes for the lids to incorporate a lid-closing feature run by a pneumatic cylinder. A space-saving alternative to robots, Swing-Chutes are mounted on the press to remove the lids and snap them closed.
The parts slide down the guide chute, then are conveyed to other downstream processes.
Husky is based in Bolton, Ontario.
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