Hasco Hasenclever GmbH + Co. KG's clamping plate series, K101, is made by a new method of heat insulation for injection molds.
Hasco introduced the new clamping plates at Fakuma, held Oct. 17-21 in Friedrichshafen.
A thermal insulating sheet is located between two steel plates, in a sandwich technique, according to the Ludenscheid, Germany, maker of mold components and hot runners. All the components are bonded by a special adhesive and pressure.
Hasco said that the new type of clamping plate, when combined with hot runners or heated mold tools, offers several advantages, including the possibility of magnetic mold clamping and improved handling for clean rooms. Also, it allows centering flanges without raised shoulders.
Additional machining of the mold and insulation sheet, via threads and through holes, is no longer necessary, the firm said. The insulating sheets are well-protected against damage, since they are permanently sandwiched between the steel plates, according to Hasco.
The company's North American headquarters, Hasco America Inc., is in Arden, N.C.